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“Cuz every dog should have his day!”

February 29th 2008 was the first day of Camp Run-A-Mutt. We opened our doors to 1 pup, and her name was Federicka, a golden retriever, that loved the water and spent most of her day in our splash pond playing with our own dogs. That was almost 7 years and literally thousands of dogs ago. It’s been our honor to look after so many great pups and our customers have welcomed us into their hearts and homes and adopted us as part of their families. People come to us with tons of questions regarding their dogs, or just dogs in general. So we decided to take this opportunity to begin our blog for Camp Run-A-Mutt.

We are first and foremost dog lovers. We are not veterinarians or veterinarian behaviorists, but that does not mean we are not experts as to what we do. We work with trainers, nutritionists, groomers, and vets, all to do what is in the best interest of the pup. Every decision we make, whether it pertains to a particular pup or a business conundrum, it all comes back to what is best for the dog.

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The Emerging Science of Dirt for Dogs

A lot of us don’t spend much time thinking about dirt. And if you have a dog, you may not like the idea of dirt and dogs together. It could mean dirty paws, which might mean a dirty house…and bath time. Admittedly, mopping up after your dirty dog doesn’t sound fun....

How Did Wolves Become Dogs?

Do you ever look at your pup, who’s looking back up at you, hoping for a treat, and wonder: How did you ever descend from wolves?  Yet it’s true. All dogs, big and small, share a common ancestry. For a long time, we thought dogs were descendants of the modern...

How to Prevent Your Dog From Being Destructive When Left Alone

Do you worry every time you leave your dog at home? Are you hoping you won’t have to buy cushions a third time? You’re not alone. Maybe you’ve tried everything you can think of, and your pup still chomps the minute you’re out the door.  We’ll cover some ideas...

Keep Your Pup Safe: the Dangers of Car Heat

It’s great taking our pups on a drive with us. Whether it’s a road trip, a ride to Starbucks or the park, our dogs enjoy being with us as much as we with them. As temps start to warm though, it’s not a good idea to leave them alone in the car, even if for a few...

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

If you’re a new dog parent, the question of exercise may seem a bit elusive. Last time you checked, your dog was still snoring (quite happily) on the couch. Or maybe your middle-aged dog is still plagued by zoomies. Regardless of the situation, we all want our dogs to...

How Do I Teach My Dog to Socialize With Other Dogs?

Just like people, every dog is unique, and the idea of meeting other pups can cause their tail to wag furiously or tuck in reluctance. If your pup leans more towards that tail-tucking, ‘Mom why are you doing this to me?’ side of the spectrum, it doesn’t mean...

Got a dog? There are 6 Great Apps to Try

Remember the slogan, “There’s an app for that?” Popularized by Apple’s famous 2009 commercial, the catchphrase inspired a galore of spinoff songs and blog post headlines. Yet it continues to ring true today. While the novelty of apps has perhaps worn off, there’s no...

Care after Covid: Who’s Your Best Friend?

Mask on, mask off. Social distance or no. The pandemic may be heading out, but things are no less complicated. It’s been a tough year. Missing our family and friends, tired of being cooped up. Our healthy eating habits have gone by the wayside and a lot of us...

When Your Dog Dislikes Someone

Perhaps you’ve been in this situation. You’re bringing a new friend into your home for the first time. Your dog has always been super friendly to everyone, so you’re not worried at all. She’ll have no problem with a new human entering her abode. So, you bring your new...

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