We are (slowly) adding more resources for pet parents in the categories of community events, veterinary medicine, the pet care industry, and enjoying life with pets.  

Community Events

Upcoming Events

Things We Love in Sanford

Tricia Hooker Arts: original artwork, prints, commissions, and more.  Tricia does beautiful pet portraits in oil or watercolor and ink.  Check out her instagram @tricia_hooker_arts or email her at

Dr. Meghan, Dave, Annika, and Natasha at Hugger Mugger

Hugger Mugger Brewery: With excellent beers, food trucks every night, and multiple community events, Hugger Mugger is THE place to go in Sanford.  The beer garden is dog friendly too! Check out their facebook or instagram for current events.

Wild Dogs Brewery: Dog-friendly even inside, making it our go-to place for hanging out with the dogs in bad weather.  They feature their own great beers as well as rotating guest beers from Pocket Creek Brewing.  Wild Dogs has karaoke and other events- check out their facebook.

Community Education

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Feeding Your Cats

A Little Bit About Cats Mistakes feeding cats are generally due to a lack of knowledge about how our feline friends evolved and became domesticated.  Feeding cats in an evolutionarily, biologically, and behaviorally appropriate way improves their health and well-being.  An added bonus is that they are less likely to develop behavior problems that are

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Chihuahua showing extreme fear and aggression

How to Solve Your Pet’s Behavior Problem

Treating Behavior Problems in Pets Unwanted behavior is a top cause for pets to be relinquished, rehomed, or euthanized.  Dealing with a pet that has a behavior problem can be frustrating or even unsafe.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about approaching the treatment of behavior problems in pets.  Some of this misinformation can

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How to Use Science to Make Dog Training Easy

In this post, you will learn how to use science to make dog training easy.  There are lots of theories about dog training, but only one method has been scientifically proven to work the best- positive reinforcement.  I use dogs as examples in this blog but the truth is that positive reinforcement works for any species-

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Preventing Unnecessary Over-Vaccination in Dogs and Cats

Is Your Dog or Cat Over-Vaccinated? What does over-vaccination even mean? Surprisingly, I’m not talking about the number of vaccines given during one visit. Because sometimes your pet really needs all of the vaccines! It is not ideal to administer too many vaccines in one visit. Nobody likes that many jabs. However, that doesn’t count

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Ultimate Guide to Understanding Vaccinology in Dogs and Cats

About Vaccines I’m going to try to make all this science stuff understandable, so please let me know how well I succeed. This is a crash overview course in vaccines and vaccinology that took almost a semester of vet school to learn. I promise not to go into that much detail unless you really want

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