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The Difference Between a Watchdog and a Guard Dog

I was having a conversation with someone about dogs recently (I know, what a surprise), and specifically, what sorts of dogs make good guard dogs. The guy I was talking to did the same thing in that conversation that most people do when they’re talking about a guard...

Last Minute Plans? Need a Place For Your Dog? We Can Handle That.

It’s getting late in the game, but, as of this writing, we have a single opening for an overnight stay for a dog during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. Whether you want one night or three nights, we can host your dog in our home, where he/she will stay with...

My Dog Has Better Stuff Than I Do

We’ve all seen it and some of us have purchased it – the wildly expensive leash made out of organically-grown hemp, the dog bed that promises a perfect acupressure sleeping experience, the all-natural raw pet food packets. Buying a house with a yard, or...

Your Dog on Drugs

There’s an interesting article/discussion on the New York Times website today about the increasing amounts of medication given to pets in order to control their behavior. Some of the comments from readers are interesting as well. Here at Run and Play, we are...

Actual Research to Test Effectiveness of Pet Therapy

It’s an accepted fact by many people that having a pet around does wonders for people that are ill. And there are many people that also believe that “therapy dogs” can do wonders for isolated senior citizens, children with reading disabilities, autistic children,...