Author Archives: Phil

Koa on the Cape

With DogsRUs Boston co-founder, Sean, taking a much-deserved holiday, I had the pleasure of spending an entire weekend with Koa, his 100-pound Bullmastiff. What a gentle giant. I picked him up at The Dog House and we headed straight for Cape Cod. Friday night was mellow, and so was Koa. He slept on the living …

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Theo’s a Sparkler

This 4th of July weekend, I spent some time with a puppy named Theo, who is a friend of Dogs R Us Boston.  So far, I’ve had the pleasure of walking two puppies, and just like with children, everything is new to them.  Theo was a quick-learner, though.  At first, he was hesitant to walk …

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No Twist with Oliver

I spent two hours with Oliver, the Bichon Frise recently. With so many small dogs exhibiting small-dog habits, it’s refreshing to spend time with this guy. He’s a pro. Great on the walk. Responsive. And the piece-de-resistance: he doesn’t flinch when meeting other dogs. He met four big dogs today with poise.  He also spent …

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Make Your Happy Hour, Yappier Hour

In a town with limited parks and social spaces for dogs, kudos to Boston’s  Liberty Hotel for creating an informal weekly meeting spot for dogs and their owners.  During the Summer months, the patio bar/restaurant “The Yard” hosts “Yappy Hour” (officially, “Yappier Hour” according to the hotel).  On Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 8 p.m., owners …

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Boston Marathon Baxter

Boston Marathon Bax

I have a half-dozen dogs to care for this Patriot’s Day, and as luck would have it, Baxter lives a stone’s throw from the Boston Marathon course – so I take him for a run on the Charles River, then loop into Kenmore Square where plenty of runners are in the home stretch. It’s a …

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The Dog House Offers “Tastes of the Wild” Natural Dog Food

There seems to be an anti-agriculture (grain) movement afoot.  It’s gaining traction in the human diet (author Gary Taubes; documentary “Fat Head“).  The idea is that for thousands of years, we ate primarily animal meat and fat; and since the mass proliferation of grains (soybeans, corn, wheat), we’ve changed our fundamental diet to create higher …

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Boston’s Newest Doggie Daycare Center Opens on Neponset Street

Greater Boston’s newest doggie daycare facility officially opens at 168 Neponset Street in the Pope’s Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. The Dog House is a daycare boutique featuring two floors of community space for all canine breeds, complete with resting beds and doggie TV.  Daily service includes two outdoor walks.  Business hours are Monday through Friday …

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