Tag: dogs

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Dogs to love

I’ve been thinking about getting another dog. No, that’s not right. When parents adopt a child, they don’t say, “I’m gonna get a child.”...

How you and your dog can become an all-star team

By Kim Gilliam If you are struggling in any area with your dog, ask yourself two key questions: How is your bond with your dog? Are...

Animal fostering increases during pandemic

Margo Wagner | [email protected]  Social distancing has left many Alexandrians with more time at home and a desire for companionship. As a result, many local...

Tips for keeping your dog healthy and happy in the heat

By Kim Gilliam Summer weather is upon us, and you are likely excited to get outside and enjoy some fun times with your four-legged friend....

Pets: Properly socializing your new dog

By Kim Gilliam I can’t count the number of times I’ve had people call saying they want to bring their dog into the gym to...

Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival launches this weekend

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Two young entrepreneurs will host the Old Town Beer, Wine and Dog Festival this Saturday in hopes of expanding the...

Photos: 2018 Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

The holiday season kicked off in a big way in Alexandria this past week, and the intermittent rain showers didn't dampen spirits as residents,...

Pets: Are dogs or cats smarter? Science has an answer

By Kim Gilliam Dog owners say their pets are smartest because they are loyal, joyful and trainable. Cat owners say their pets are smarter for...

Pets: How your dog affects your health

By Kim Gilliam Scientific Reports found that dogs may help reduce their owners’ risk of cardiovascular disease through companionship and by motivating their owners to be active. It...

Your dog is trying to tell you something

By Kim Gilliam As any pet owner knows, though pets can’t actually talk to us, they are pretty good at getting us to do their...