How a Capitol Hill Cemetery Came Back to Life as an Off-leash Dog Park

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Dog park in D.C.
Neighborhood dog owners can join the dog park for $225 per year or visit for $10 a day. (Photo courtesy of Historic Congressional Cemetery)

Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is one of the city's largest off-leash dog parks. Membership is required, but day passes are available for a fee.

$50-a-month gym memberships for dogs? Canine sports club opens near D.C.

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Dog gym near D.C.
A trainer at Frolick Dogs prepares a canine client for his workout at the facility's gym. (Photo courtesy of Frolick Dogs)

Frolick Dogs in Alexandria, Virgina, operates a gym with treadmills, balance balls and agility courses for dogs. It's the latest trend for D.C. pets and owners.

3 pet sitting options for your dog or cat

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A medium sized white dog with black spots around his brown eyes lays sleepily on a white fuzzy blanket.
The most important step is researching the company or individual with whom you are leaving your pet, says Cawthorne. (Photo Courtesy of Scales, Tails and Paws)

Leaving pets at home during vacation can be stressful. Navigate your many pet-care options and make the best choice for your pet with these expert questions.

7 tips to find the best pet sitting service

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During the initial visit with your pet sitter, observe how they interact with your pets to see if they are a good fit, says Ostrander. (Photo courtesy of Michael’s Personal Concierge Services)
During the initial visit with your pet sitter, observe how they interact with your pets to see if they are a good fit, says Ostrander. (Photo courtesy of Michael’s Personal Concierge Services)

One highly rated provider shares seven tips to find the most trustworthy pet sitting service to take care of your animals and your house while you are away.

Pet Groomer

$50-a-month gym memberships for dogs? Canine sports club opens near D.C.

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Dog gym near D.C.
A trainer at Frolick Dogs prepares a canine client for his workout at the facility's gym. (Photo courtesy of Frolick Dogs)

Frolick Dogs in Alexandria, Virgina, operates a gym with treadmills, balance balls and agility courses for dogs. It's the latest trend for D.C. pets and owners.

D.C. mobile dog groomers keep pets looking good on the go

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Dog grooming in Washington, D.C.
Your pets don't have to wait in a crate when they visit a mobile dog groomer. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Burkhart)

Mobile pet groomers in the Washington area offer speed, convenience and less anxiety-inducing grooming for pet owners who want their dogs to stay close to home.

Abused dog who captured Chicago's heart ready for adoption

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Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)
Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)

Adoption applications have soared for Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix who had been neglected and abused. What you should know and prepare for before adopting a pet who was severely abused.

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Dog Walker

How a Capitol Hill Cemetery Came Back to Life as an Off-leash Dog Park

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Dog park in D.C.
Neighborhood dog owners can join the dog park for $225 per year or visit for $10 a day. (Photo courtesy of Historic Congressional Cemetery)

Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is one of the city's largest off-leash dog parks. Membership is required, but day passes are available for a fee.

$50-a-month gym memberships for dogs? Canine sports club opens near D.C.

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Dog gym near D.C.
A trainer at Frolick Dogs prepares a canine client for his workout at the facility's gym. (Photo courtesy of Frolick Dogs)

Frolick Dogs in Alexandria, Virgina, operates a gym with treadmills, balance balls and agility courses for dogs. It's the latest trend for D.C. pets and owners.

3 things every new dog owner should do

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The general rule of thumb is to take an adult dog for a break outside every four to five hours. For puppies, the time span is half of that, says Levine. (Photo courtesy of The Regal Beagle)
The general rule of thumb is to take an adult dog for a break outside every four to five hours. For puppies, the time span is half of that, says Levine. (Photo courtesy of The Regal Beagle)

Owning a dog is a big responsibility and includes things that many people may not be prepared for. Learn three things every owner should do after getting a dog.

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Pooper Scooper

Tired of house cleaning, lawn care and window washing? Hire a pro

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Hiring a house cleaner can help those with hectic schedules. (Photo by Elizabeth McQuern)
Hiring a house cleaner can help those with hectic schedules. (Photo by Elizabeth McQuern)

By hiring a professional to tackle tedious tasks, families can spend more time together and less on jobs like house cleaning, lawn mowing, window washing and even scooping the poop.

10 tips to remove dog poop

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It's a good idea for pet owners to clear their lawn of waste weekly or bi-weekly, Constante says. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Heidi D. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
It's a good idea for pet owners to clear their lawn of waste weekly or bi-weekly, Constante says. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Heidi D. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)

Cleaning up after your dog doesn't have to be a hassle. One top rated provider offers pooper scooper tips to help make the process simpler.

Cleveland dog poop experts give the scoop on No. 2

Cleveland-area pooper scoopers share their tricks of the trade for successfully cleaning up dog poop. They talk pricing, disposal and stopping the spread of diseases.

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Pet Shelter

Abused dog who captured Chicago's heart ready for adoption

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Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)
Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)

Adoption applications have soared for Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix who had been neglected and abused. What you should know and prepare for before adopting a pet who was severely abused.

Help! Who can rescue my cat from a tree?

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Kraus says every cat rescue is different and usually depends on the cat's demeanor. (Photo courtesy of Dan Kraus)
Kraus says every cat rescue is different and usually depends on the cat's demeanor. (Photo courtesy of Dan Kraus)

Cat up a tree? Don't call the fire department. Instead, hire a tree service. Meet a few contractors who make a habit of climbing up after intrepid felines.

5 things to look for at an animal rescue for purrfect pet adoption

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Before adopting a cat, you need to consider a few factors to determine which one is right for you. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Before adopting a cat, you need to consider a few factors to determine which one is right for you. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue is a fantastic way to bring a pet into your life. Here's how to make find the right pet for your home.

Preventing lost pets in Houston

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Maggie Kovacs, a Houston SPCA vet technician, inserts a microchip into a dog at a mobile clinic. (Photo courtesy of Houston SPCA)
Maggie Kovacs, a Houston SPCA vet technician, inserts a microchip into a dog at a mobile clinic. (Photo courtesy of Houston SPCA)

A national study released last year estimated pet owners lost about 24 million dogs and cats during a five-year period. What to do when pets go missing and how to prevent it.

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Animal Breeder

Dog breeder loves her gentle golden retrievers

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Seven-year-old Megan Cloudman of Palmetto, Fla., finds a gentle and loving friend among a young liter of adorable golden retrievers. (Photo courtesy of Megan Cloudman)
Seven-year-old Megan Cloudman of Palmetto, Fla., finds a gentle and loving friend among a young liter of adorable golden retrievers. (Photo courtesy of Megan Cloudman)

An expert and highly decorated Florida animal breeder shares advice on caring for golden retrievers, which she has placed in many home and unique environments.

Noblesville breeder says Labradoodles make great service dogs

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Australian labradoodle Bippidi Boppidi Boo nurses her 4-week-old puppies at Noble Vestal Labradoodles. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
Australian labradoodle Bippidi Boppidi Boo nurses her 4-week-old puppies at Noble Vestal Labradoodles. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Animal trainer and breeder Kendra Vestal, founder of Noble Vestal Labradoodles in Noblesville, Ind., says her dogs help her give back to the community. When they don’t have puppies, breeding dogs double as therapy dogs.

3 tips for picking the perfect pet

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Doing your research before choosing a pet means you'll both be happier. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Amy A. of Okemos, Mich.)
Doing your research before choosing a pet means you'll both be happier. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Amy A. of Okemos, Mich.)

Choosing a pet is a decision that involves much more than the cuteness of the animal in question. Read more to determine what kind of pet may be right for you, ensuring you have the best chances of success.

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Dog Trainer

How a Capitol Hill Cemetery Came Back to Life as an Off-leash Dog Park

cemetery3_dc.jpg

Dog park in D.C.
Neighborhood dog owners can join the dog park for $225 per year or visit for $10 a day. (Photo courtesy of Historic Congressional Cemetery)

Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is one of the city's largest off-leash dog parks. Membership is required, but day passes are available for a fee.

$50-a-month gym memberships for dogs? Canine sports club opens near D.C.

dog_gym_dc.jpg

Dog gym near D.C.
A trainer at Frolick Dogs prepares a canine client for his workout at the facility's gym. (Photo courtesy of Frolick Dogs)

Frolick Dogs in Alexandria, Virgina, operates a gym with treadmills, balance balls and agility courses for dogs. It's the latest trend for D.C. pets and owners.

Pet detective uses search dogs to locate lost pets

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Morgan is the newest member of Cooke's search crew. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Cooke)
Morgan is the newest member of Cooke's search crew. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Cooke)

Fictional character Ace Ventura popularized the term pet detective, but the occupation is real. Deborah Cooke locates lost pets around the country.

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Veterinarian

How a Capitol Hill Cemetery Came Back to Life as an Off-leash Dog Park

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Dog park in D.C.
Neighborhood dog owners can join the dog park for $225 per year or visit for $10 a day. (Photo courtesy of Historic Congressional Cemetery)

Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is one of the city's largest off-leash dog parks. Membership is required, but day passes are available for a fee.

Abused dog who captured Chicago's heart ready for adoption

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Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)
Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix, captured the hearts of hundreds who want to adopt her, but adopting severely abused animals comes with many challenges. (Photo courtesy of Trio Animal Foundation)

Adoption applications have soared for Ellen, the shih tzu-terrier mix who had been neglected and abused. What you should know and prepare for before adopting a pet who was severely abused.

Chiropractic care for dogs? Chicago-area veterinarian adjusts canine spines

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Older dogs can see a tremendous benefit fro veterinary chiropractic adjustments, improving their quality of life in later years. (Photo courtesy of member Mary Engstrom)
Older dogs can see a tremendous benefit fro veterinary chiropractic adjustments, improving their quality of life in later years. (Photo courtesy of member Mary Engstrom)

Is your pet in pain? Chiropractic care isn't just for humans. A growing number of veterinarians specialize in fixing spinal issues for dogs and other animals.

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Dog Kennel

3 pet sitting options for your dog or cat

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A medium sized white dog with black spots around his brown eyes lays sleepily on a white fuzzy blanket.
The most important step is researching the company or individual with whom you are leaving your pet, says Cawthorne. (Photo Courtesy of Scales, Tails and Paws)

Leaving pets at home during vacation can be stressful. Navigate your many pet-care options and make the best choice for your pet with these expert questions.

Don't be thunderstruck by your pup's panic: Tips for calm in the storm

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Dogs enjoy outdoor play at Camp Wagging Tails, but people inside keep an eye on the radar for summer storms. (Photo courtesy of Richard Colven.)

Several tips to calm down dogs with storm anxiety during Charlotte's summer thunderstorm season from a highly rated Cornelius, N.C., dog kennel / daycare owner.

Dogs pack into D.C. boarding kennels as summer vacations heat up

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Dog packed for vacation D.C. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
In Washington, August is a tough month for dogs hoping for a last-minute kennel stay as local boarding kennels fill up early. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

D.C.-area animal kennels fill up in August as vacation season peaks around Washington, so reserve a boarding spot early and get your dog ready for an interview.

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