The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts For The Pet Mom

Are you ready to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th with your mom? The tradition of Mother’s Day dates back to the early 20th century where Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the special day as a national holiday on the second Sunday in May. With that said, you have some time to prepare…

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Exciting Energy: Exercising Tips for Your Dog

Every dog owner knows their pooch can sometimes be too much to handle because they have so much energy! But, their high energy antics can be tamed with regular exercise and it can even help you too! With that said, let’s take a look at some great ways to exercise with your pet so they…

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Vacation 101: Pet Boarding Tips

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Spring is in the air and many of us are counting down the days to March 20th as it marks the official spring equinox for 2016! With that in mind, plenty of people are making vacation plans to jet set off to paradise for a relaxing trip away to welcome the new season. However, if…

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Winter Activities in Reston VA and the DC Metro Area

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It’s officially 2016 and it’s hard to believe that fall just ended! It feels almost like yesterday we were slathering on sunscreen, hitting the beach and cooking on the grill but that time is now another 6 months away. As we embrace the cooler weather and everything pumpkin-spice related, you can take advantage of this…

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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

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When offering dog boarding here in Virginia, we at Healthy Hound Playground get a lot of questions from our clients about how to make sure their dogs are safe in the hot summer months. After all, nothing is more important than your best friend’s health and happiness! Here are our tips for making sure you…

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The Best Dog-Friendly Places in the USA

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It’s true – dogs are a man’s best friend. If you don’t think so, consider the fact that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States alone, according to the ASPCA To many of these pet owners, dogs aren’t just furry friends; they’re four-legged family members and, as such, they deserve the best attention and…

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Maloos – VAFA Rescue dog from Iran

HHP is patiently awaiting the arrival of Maloos, a rescue from Iran, that has found her way to Sterling and HHP, courtesy of Farah Ravon of the VAFA Animal Shelter. Her group does very brave and difficult work rescuing homeless dogs, which is a huge problem in Iran due to the political climate. We will…

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