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Holiday Road Trips with Your Pet

Hitting the road the right way for the holidays.

With the holidays upon us many people are traveling to visit friends and family and want to bring their dog or cat with them.   There are many things you can do to make travel easier and less stressful for your pet.

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Help this Mutt Strut!

Hobbled hound hopes for happy howliday!

We didn’t want to go all Tiny Tim on you, but it’s the Christmas season and we’re not above tugging heartstrings! This adorable mutt is Darwin, party animal, bareback rider, and puppy dynamo. Ever since he was rescued from a kill shelter over five years ago, he’s also been a rock for his owner Katarina.

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Attack Closes Dog Park

Following a brutal dog attack September 7th, Roxborough Dog Park closed to the public & switched to a members-only model.

(stock photo)

According to Dave Westerfer’s post to Roxborough Always Rants…and Sometimes Raves (a Facebook group), the dog attack involved the dog park’s current vice president, who had entered the park after it’s 10pm closing to hang flyers.

She knew the owner with four dogs playing after-hours weren’t supposed to be there, but she didn’t feel they posed any risk. She was wrong about one of them.

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Discarded Diamond

Who would do this to a pet? East Falls to the rescue.

Around 2:30pm Sunday October 15th, a heart-breaking post appeared on East Falls’ “Rants” Facebook group. “Somebody tied up their dog and abandoned her on my front step with a note and a bag of pizza.” What to do?

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Run for the Dead

It’s a race, it’s a party, it’s a costume contest – it’s a DOG costume contest – and it all benefits our spooktacular cemetery next door. **$5 donation = FREE BEER FOR SPECTATORS!**

Laurel Hill’s Rest in Peace Run isn’t your average 5k. For starters, the hilly course zig-zags among jumbles of old gravestones, mausoleums, and memorials.

The Victorian sculpture here is ornate and more than a little creepy: angels with hands lopped off, for instance, symbolizing a life cut short. Skulls to remind us of our mortality. Statues of men, women, children with their faces melted off from decades of acid rain.

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RESCUE SOS: AbbyRose

Sometimes you just have to follow your gut and hope the Universe has your back. 

What do you do if you see a dog running down Allegheny Avenue, chased by dirt bikes? If you’re Lorena Wilson, you pull over. Immediately.

“Leaving her in traffic damn sure wasn’t an option,” she said in a moving Facebook post on Sept 3rd, the day she found this frightened shar-pei mix:

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LOCAL BUSINESS BUMP: Little White Dog

UPDATE June 2017: Barb WON! Little White Dog is now the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award for Dog Daycare/Boarding in Philadelphia. Way to go, Barb, couldn’t happen to a nicer Faller.

UPDATE April 2017: Barb scored the nomination, now she needs our votes. CLICK HERE to vote for Little White Dog to win the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award in Dog Daycare/Boarding.

(Original article published March 28, 2017)

East Falls represent! Calumet street resident — and Scott’s lane business owner — wins a Philly.com “Reader’s Choice” nomination. We’ve got five good reasons to cast a vote for her, plus: adorable dog pics! 

One thing to know about Barb Berman: she’s a friend of ours, and our votes were entirely personal — as is this post. But the whole concept of a “Reader’s Choice” award is subjective, right? We’re not voting for “Best Of” or even “Top Rated.” We’re voting as readers.

We’re voting as neighbors too — this is a Philly.com contest, after all. Of course we wanna cheer on a fellow Fallser who’s trying to bring some good buzz to our community!

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THEY’RE BACK: Weekend Wissahickon Walks

Wherever you live in East Falls, you’re within walking this spectacular natural resource. Explore our neck of the Wissahickon with dog & kid-friendly hikes from local trailheads. Free every month thru September with EFL.

Back by popular demand: guided walks through the prettiest — and largest — green space in Philadelphia, right in our own backyard. Wisshickon Valley Park is 2,000+ acres featuring 70 wooded trails that can seem a little daunting at first.

No worries! We’ve broken our area down into 3 interlocking loops from nearby trailheads that you can follow yourself with our maps and info. Even better: come out with your neighbors for a different Wissahickon hike every month, and discover new sides to East Falls.

Mark your calendars…

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The Sorrow and the Furry

Alicia Harantschuk found solace in therapy dogs after suffering a tragic death in the family. She now shares the healing powers of dogs with patients, schoolkids, and university students.

Photo credit: Megan Letos

When Alicia Harantschuk lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease, she was ready to leave her tears behind, and find a positive focus for her grief and healing. For days, she thought about how she could find her purpose, then suddenly, she knew in a flash: pet therapy!

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Rules of Engagement: Pack Play for your Dog

Dog parks, doggie daycare, and dog-friendly events can be awesome for social pups — but some temperaments can feel frightened or overwhelmed. Little White Dog’s Barb Berman shares insights from 3+ years of off-leash adventures in doggie daycare. 

While dogs are very social creatures not all enjoy interacting with other dogs whether it’s on leash or off.  Five quick questions can help assess your dog’s sociability:

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