3 Reasons to Celebrate National Mutt Day

Posted on Jul 30, 2017
3 Reasons to Celebrate National Mutt Day

July 31 is National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day. The holiday was started in 2005 by Celebrity Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige to encourage the public to embrace the mutt. The day is also celebrated on December 2 each year. Here are just a few quick

Join Run Those Dogs at Marysville’s Poochapalooza

Posted on Jul 1, 2017
Join Run Those Dogs at Marysville’s Poochapalooza

For the second year in a row, Run Those Dogs is so excited to co-sponsor and be on site at the Marysville, WA Poochapalooza Outdoor Dog Event.  . We hope you will join us with your fur baby on Saturday, July 8, 2017 for this fun, family-friendly Snohomish County event. Hundreds of other dog owners from around the Pacific Northwest

Celebrating the Ugly Dog

Posted on Jun 19, 2017
Celebrating the Ugly Dog

While we know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and true beauty is about what’s on the inside, June 20 is Ugliest Dog Day. So we couldn’t help but celebrate dogs that are…well…so ugly, they’re cute.   Although a dog’s looks are defined by their genes, they’re all part of the same

Making a Pet Preparedness Plan

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Making a Pet Preparedness Plan

Depending on where you live, the chances of a real emergency or natural disaster happening could be quite low. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared, just in case. June is National Pet Preparedness Month urging owners to make their plan now. Taking a few simple steps will give you peace of mind and ensure that if an

How Exercise Improves Pet Behavior

Posted on May 12, 2017
How Exercise Improves Pet Behavior

At Run Those Dogs, our motto has always been, “A tired dog is a happy dog.” We love to help pets and their parents be healthy, safe and happy. In addition to pet sitting, pet exercise is a big part of our business. Yes, we’re biased, but we’ve also seen the evidence first-hand time and

Lyme Disease Prevention in Washington

Posted on May 1, 2017
Lyme Disease Prevention in Washington

At Run Those Dogs we care deeply about the health of your pets. May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month so we’ve put together this helpful post. Although the disease affects many more dogs and people in the eastern coastal United States than in Washington State, being aware of how the disease spreads and how to

IDs and Microchips for Your Pets

Posted on Apr 14, 2017
IDs and Microchips for Your Pets

Run Those Dogs cares deeply about the safety of animals. That’s why we’re increasing awareness about one of the easiest, and most important ways to keep your pet safe: pet identification with IDs and microchips.   The third week of April is National Pet ID Week. Its an entire week for good reason. Several good

How to be an Environmentally-Responsible Pet Owner

Posted on Mar 31, 2017
How to be an Environmentally-Responsible Pet Owner

At Run Those Dogs we care about the future of our planet. We take stewardship of its resources seriously. Earth Day on April 22 reminds us to lead by example and continue to find new ways to reduce our impact and preserve our environment for future generations of both people and their pets. With hundreds

Protecting Your Pets from Poisons

Posted on Mar 22, 2017
Protecting Your Pets from Poisons

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and this week is National Poison Prevention Week. Each year, there are more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the U.S. Many of these are caused by household substances that are perfectly harmless to pet owners. But just because something is safe for people doesn’t mean it won’t

The Value of Professional Pet Sitting Over Friends or Family

Posted on Mar 6, 2017
The Value of Professional Pet Sitting Over Friends or Family

We’ve all been there. You’re headed out-of-town. You have your dates set, your tickets are ordered, and you’ve thought about what you’ll pack. Then you remember that you also need to schedule someone to care for your pets. It’s tempting to phone a friend. We all have friends or family who love our pets and