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How COVID-19 Separated a Dog From Her Mother for Three Months

Well, here we are!  Six months since the world turned upside down and while we all try to adjust to this “new life”, the path to normalcy has not been laid the same for everyone.  At CocoChew, we saw so many stories involving folks who could not see their loved ones for months on end and it broke our hearts.  What we did not hear about were those separated from their pets. What happened to those who got stuck traveling and were locked out of their home country for months??  Well, Steff and her beloved dog Olive experienced just that. We followed their story on Instagram (@dingoatemyticket) and were dizzy from the rollercoaster of emotions both Steff and her pup...

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5 Tips to distract your dog while you #WFH

  At first, I thought working from home was going to be awesome. I got my workstation all set up and turned two folding tables into a mega desk and even gave myself a “corner office” (not exactly, I placed my desk near a window). “Wow, this is going to be such a productive work environment” …. Nope. By day three, I realized that my dog, Ollie, thought me being at home meant PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! I needed to manage Ollie’s energy so I could be somewhat productive. While some days are better than others, I have found these 5 tips to tire him out, keep him occupied, and even #DistractNaturally. 1. Get some exercise in before you start to...

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR 2020

Celebrate Earth Day at Throwback Brewery with your dog at Tails 'n Ales! This dog-friendly event will help raise money for Harvey's Hope Animal Rescue, who will also be bringing dogs available for ADOPTION!! As the event gets closer, we will provide updates about the dogs available fo

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Helpful Tips For Dogs Afraid Of Fireworks

New Year's Eve is an exciting time, but for your dog, it can be loud and stressful. Fireworks, noise-makers, and rowdy parties can make NYE confusing and unpleasant for our four-legged friends.  Here are 5 tips that can make this New Year's Eve a little less stressful for your pup! By: Chris Lovell 1. Tire Them Out! Best case scenario is your dog sleeps through the firework finale, your kids doing laps around the kitchen with noisemakers, or your rowdy friends dancing to Lizzo (let's hope there’s less Lizzo in 2020). So TIRE that pupper out with some exercise, playdates with other dogs, or a game of chase at the local dog park. 2. Create a "Safe Haven" Okay so...

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A 'Hail Mary' Effort to Save Christmas

I'm not one to pat myself on the back, but today I will spend the next two paragraphs doing exactly that.   A couple of weeks ago, we found ourselves in a very distressing position.  As a startup with seasonal sales, it is no secret that November and December are the biggest months of the year for us.  The problem was, we had just received a small loan but had no product to sell! At the same time, there was too much lead time to place an order and get our product in time for Christmas... Restless in bed, I had an idea that came to me... "What if I just fly down there and get the toys myself"?  Yes, why...

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