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Goodbye, Foxy

After losing her dearly beloved dog Foxy, Penn Street resident Barbara Moore thanks her neighbors and remembers a one-of-a-kind companion.

 

To my East Falls neighbors, sister Vicky, neighbor Diana, and others who supported me through Foxy’s death:

I am lucky I had a chance to own such a loving and loyal rescue dog, one that was a joy to me and a source of comfort, especially when I lost my other great rescue, Peanutchew, in October of 2015. Foxy masked his own pain at the loss of his big brother, even as he helped me through my grief.

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Brothers from Another Litter: Django and Homer

A musical hound and a blind cat make it a full house for two recently engaged locals.

Daniel Cullen grew up without pets and his fiancée Crystal Fritz, Ph.D., lived on a farm where there were many animals. Now the newly engaged couple, East Falls residents since 2014, share their home with Django, a cheerful 7 year-old Springer Spaniel-Beagle mix and Homer, a 3 year-old, sweet, gray, blind tabby.

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Dog Park Survey Says…!

Off-leash play for East Falls dogs? Neighbors weigh in on proposed plans for a dog park at New Courtland. 

 

On behalf of East Falls Forward, we sent out an informal neighbor survey last month exploring what kind of dog park would serve our community best.

With more than a hundred responses so far, preferences and attitudes are already coming to light. We’ve graphed the current data and added comments but meanwhile the survey is still open & accepting input.

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Dog Park’s a “Done Deal” at NewCourtland

The new owners of the old “EPPI” property aims to include off-leash play space in upcoming renovations. (A community garden, too!)

 

East Falls Community Council president Bill Epstein was bursting with “exciting news” Monday night — that a dog park and community garden were “a done deal” with NewCourtland, owners of the old “EPPI” property at Scott’s Lane and the railroad crossing.

Further, Council’s submitted sketch plans from the last time a dog park was considered for East Falls.

Community Council hasn’t held a public dog park meeting since February 2015. Behind the scenes, though, they’ve pulled some strings for us all. GOOD JOB, GUYS! East Falls has been clamoring for a dog park for years, thank you for listening.

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Furry Merry Christmas

Alexa Nahas’ holiday dog portraits will make you go awwww. This local photographer works her camera magic for East Falls dog lovers THIS WEEKEND at Little White Dog and Liberty Vet. 

Pet photography is more than just a camera and a bunch of pet toys. Believe us, we’ve tried our hand at dog photography and it requires some ninja-like reflexes, dog whisperer mojo, and a whole lot of patience. Oh and a high tolerance for nose prints on your lens.

No, your best bet is to leave it to the pros, like local photographer Alexa Nahas. We chatted with her recently about the secret to good pet photos, how she got into pet photography, and what she loves about being behind the lens.

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Holiday Doggie Gift Guide

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Great howliday gift suggestions for dog lovers and their best friends by local dog trainer Leigh Siegfried of Opportunity Barks. And don’t forget to check out the Giving Tree!

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Angela & Annie: An East Falls Dog Story

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Some of the most ardent dog lovers do not grow up with dogs. Take Angela Ludovici, an East Falls resident for 51 years, who’s now devoted to her fifth Golden Retriever, Annie.

Angela was not raised with dogs, because her mother was afraid of them. When the family moved to East Falls, her mom made friends with a neighbor who had a dog, and got comfortable with them.

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Top Halloween Tips for Fido

How to get your best friend through the scary season by local dog trainer Leigh Siegfried of Opportunity Barks.

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(Special thanks to Dr. Caroline Patten, owner of Liberty Vet Clinic, for pics of her costumed patients!)

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins at your front door or passing on the street. Creepy plastic hands clawing their way out of your neighbor’s front yard, er, graveyard. This time of year there are decorations and costumes that may stir a bit of laughter or fright for humans and dogs alike.

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East Falls Pets Tell All

When the temps soar, count on Time Out For Pets to keep everyone safe & comfortable! East Falls pets spill some of TOFP’s trade secrets. 

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Hello East Falls! Ted and I are thrilled to announce this summer, Time Out For Pets just celebrated our 15th anniversary! Big thanks to all of our Mommies and Daddies for trusting us to love and care for your precious Babies. These sweltering weeks may be called the “Dog Doys” of Summer, but we shower extra-TLC on all of our beloved clients — the dogs, and cats, rabbits, reptiles, fish, etc.

We sat down with a few of our favorites recently, you may recognize some furry faces peeking out of windows, or on neighborhood walks.  We asked them some questions, here are their replies. We cleaned up some of the language — ahem, Noche! — but otherwise let them tattle.

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Foster Homes Needed!

If you can open your home to a dog in need, you’ll save more than just his life. Every foster placement frees up desperately-needed shelter space during this high-intake period. Even just a little time can make a huge difference. 

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Lorena Wilson’s heartbreaking plea called out on our East Falls “Rants” page,

“My rescue is in need of small dog fosters! All expenses are taken care of by the rescue if you choose to foster! The shelter is full and killing healthy adoptable dogs every day.  If you can help please message me or contact salfidrescue.org for an application!” 

Salfid Rescue depends on fosters and volunteers to clear room in already-overcrowded shelters, and buy time for pets to find forever homes. They’ll pay for food, toys, vet bills — everything. All these dogs need is your love and a warm spot to curl up for a little while…

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