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Greyhound Adoptions: Q&A with Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest

By Nancy Fedelem | Jan 29, 2019
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The Greyhound breed has become increasingly popular over the years and was one of the first breeds at the American dog shows. According to an article in Wide Open Pets, “Historically, Greyhounds have been used as hunters due to their great speed – they are the fastest breed of dog, reaching top speeds of over…

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Pet Photos with Santa Raised $6,000 for The Pongo Fund

By Nancy Fedelem | Jan 24, 2019
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All three stores offered an opportunity to have memorable pet photos taken with Santa in December and the donations benefitted The Pongo Fund. We want to update folks on our donation!Thank you all for coming out. Thanks to you, we’ve raised over $6,000 for The Pongo Fund. Here at Fang! Pet & Garden Supply we…

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Pets and Climate Change: How Will This Impact them in 2019 and Beyond?

By Nancy Fedelem | Jan 9, 2019
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National Geographic tells us when it comes to the state of California, “The state is just hotter and drier than it used to be, and that’s driving a trend toward larger fires.” If the hottest and driest summers have all occurred in the last 20 years then we need to start preparing with at the…

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Up-potting: How to Repot a Plant

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 20, 2018
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Master gardeners will tell you that as your houseplant grows larger and the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes, repotting the plant into a larger pot will become necessary. In addition, pests (gross!), diseases, and mold often infiltrate the soil of a potted plant. To prevent further damage or a recurrence of the…

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Shop Local and Support the Community With Our Stocking Stuffer, 2019 Pet Calendar

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 12, 2018
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We are thrilled to support the local community with this 2019 pet calendar available now in our store! The below pics are from the calendar contest we kicked off in November with our friends at other like-minded, local pet supply stores. Every month represents a different store’s winning pic! Including the feature cover of the…

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Learn to Live in the Moment: Like Our Dogs!

By Nancy Fedelem | Dec 4, 2018
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Dogs teach us so many lessons. The most important one may be to learn to live in the moment.Patience is another!An article on PsychCentral.com tells us, “When we give ourselves permission to just be, we can take our time and explore new things, like the dog who sniffs every tree and bush on the block.…

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Be your dog’s advocate and help boost their immune system this winter with supplements!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 21, 2018
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The number one job as a pet parent is to promote your dog’s physical AND emotional well-being.Winter can be stressful, and we wanted to share a few ways you can support your dog’s immune system now that the colder temps and rain are here.Some dogs are stressed with guests in their homes during the holidays…

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Mixed Chicken Flocks: Planning Ahead Goes A Long Way!

By Nancy Fedelem | Nov 8, 2018
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Combining pullets and chicks with full-grown chickens is a challenge. Because pecking order is a serious matter, it can be dangerous and risky no matter the circumstances. Having a mixed chicken flock keeps things lively though! There is no question that we were entertained throughout the process, and perhaps even some of the adult chickens…

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4 Adoptable Animals for Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

By Nancy Fedelem | Oct 31, 2018
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We are celebrating Adopt-a-Shelter dog month! According to the ASPCA, “approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and often abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. Some of the benefits of adoption are often hidden. Human and canine both…

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