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Tips for Bringing a New Dog Home - Introducing Your New Pet to Your Current Dogs

It's a good idea for the dogs to meet each other in a neutral area, such as outside your house on the sidewalk or in a nearby park.

Amherst Dog Park Opening Soon!

Attention dog owners in and around Amherst: The Amherst Dog Park opening is set for the beginning of September. If you are like myself and so many others, we drive all the way over to Lasalle Park to socialize our dogs at "The Barkyard," but now we will have a park right in our own backyard.  

The Amherst Dog Park, also known as "Paw Park," is located on Smith Road behind the Amherst Recreation Complex and next to the compost facility. This is one of only two local off-leash dog parks in our area.  

Amherst Paw Park includes a fenced-in, dedicated area that allows dogs to run and socialize while not infringing on the activities of joggers, cyclists, and other park users. The park will encourage interaction between dog owners and provide a setting to meet others with similar interests. 

Is your pet sitter insured and bonded? They should be…

Most pet owners know that the benefits of leaving pets at home are numerous. Pets are happier and experience less stress at home; diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted and a pet’s exposure to illness is minimized.

Because of this the pet-sitting industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Whether you are considering using a pet sitter for the first time or have been using the same pet sitter for a number of years, David Pearsall, director of sales and marketing for Business Insurers of the Carolinas, says that his company, who underwrites the bonding and insurance policies for members of Pet Sitters International (PSI), as well as a majority of pet-sitter businesses in the United States, recommends that proof of insurance coverage be verified before the house keys are turned over to a virtual stranger.