Playful Pups Blog

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Employee Highlight: Dominique

It’s time for another Employee Highlight! This month, we want to give a huge shoutout to our amazing Dominique. Dom has been a member of our team for just over a year, and is currently a supervisor at our Milton Grove Road location. This is her first job working with animals, and she says it…

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Giving a Salon Quality Bath at Home

With all the rain we’ve been getting, your pup is probably due for a bath! While it doesn’t seem like shampooing and rinsing your dog could be too hard of a task, there are a few special steps you can take to bring salon-quality bathing to your bathroom. First things first, you have to get…

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Labor Day Safety Tips for Pets

Fall is right around the corner, but there’s still time for one last summer hurrah! Labor Day is the perfect sun-soaked way to bring summer to a close, from barbecues to parades to fun with your family. This Labor Day weekend, keep your furry family member safe by following these quick tips: Be careful in…

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CBD And Your Dog

CBD is quickly becoming an incredibly popular supplement for pets and humans. Pet store shelves are stocked with tons of interesting products- from oils to treats to even toys! But as with any supplement or additive, it’s crucial to know just what you’re giving your pet. Read on to learn more about the interesting world…

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Employee Highlight: Nykole

Another month, another employee highlight! This time, we’re highlighting the amazing Nykole, one of our Lodging Supervisors! Nykole has been with Playful Pups Retreat for a year and three months. Her favorite part of the job is by far the dogs! Spending time getting to know them, making them feel comfortable, and watching them grow…

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What You Need To Know About Canine Cough

There really is nothing worse than your pet being under the weather. Especially with all of the scary names and information floating around, it can be a really overwhelming experience. Being knowledgeable on common illnesses seen in dogs is a great way to make this time less stressful for both you and your pup! Today,…

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How To: Pup-tography!

Most people have smartphones these days, which means everyone has the capability to be a photographer in their back pocket! There’s no better way to remember a special occasion or trip than with adorable pictures of your furry friend, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Want to step up your pup-tography game? Keep reading…

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Team Member Highlights: Haley Anderson

This week, we want to celebrate one of our amazing team members, the wonderful Haley Anderson! Haley is a Lodging Attendant at our Milton Grove location and has been with our team for about a year. When asked what her favorite part of the job was, Haley said, “Hanging out with the dogs and playing…

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Pet Supplements – What They Are and Which Ones to Get

CBD, Cosequin, and salmon oil, oh my! It seems that everywhere you look nowadays, there’s a brand new supplement that your dog just has to have. With an estimated value of 636 million dollars, the pet supplement industry is booming. In a sea of brands and different products, it can be hard to determine what…

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Dog Days of Summer – Three Dog Friendly Activities in the Lancaster/Elizabethtown Area

The sun is out, weather is hot, and we know you’re dying to get out of your house! Luckily, we’ve got you covered, with three dog-friendly local events this summer: K9 Adventures – Lancaster Junction Trail, Manheim. Lancaster County’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a dog-friendly hike on Sunday, June 27th! Bring…

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