Brooklyn Bark Talks

Kids, Spread Kindness to Scared Pups & Kitties

You’ve been living on the streets, dodging humans and loud noises. Or you’ve been abused. Or you were brought into ACC (Animal Care and Control) by the family you lived with and loved and you have no idea why they left you here in this st\range place.

But however you got to your 2’ x 4’ cage you are terrified. You can’t run. You can’t hide. There is no one to assure you, play with or love you.

 

What often goes through the mind of a pup or a kitty brought into ACC must be one word, “Terror”. No matter how wonderful the staff and the volunteers at the shelters are, it’s a new, unfamiliar, scary and enclosed space for any new resident.

 

But there is a wonderful way we people, especially, young people can help. And our help means so much. Not only can we comfort a shy, scared furry one but a happy pup or kitty is a much better candidate for adoption.

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Tags: Books with Boroughbreds, ACC, Kids helping dogs and cats

How Did I Get this Wonderful Puppy?  Ask NUPRO

She gave me back my puppy. And Brooklyn Bark is naming her company, NUPRO, a 10th Anniversary Partner.

I had a very healthy 8-year-old German shepherd. Remy ate the best of the foods, exercised regularly, was up-to-date on her vaccines and had her yearly wellness check-ups. But she was naturally slowing down as her midlife was catching up.

 

Then I met Janis Giofiore who gave me a few samples of he

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Tags: dog nutrition, Pet nutrition

Celebrate with Us ~ a Decade of Trust & Joy (Clone)

Where do we begin?  We are giddy with the joy of a 10- year-old as we enter our anniversary year.  Brooklyn Bark ~ a decade of trust; a decade of community; a decade of innovation; a decade of joy; a decade of service; a decade of foundation for growth of the company we and so many Barkers and friends love.

For our Barkers, let's take a minute to be proud of being part of the company that innovates.  We may be 10 but we have lots of firsts here in Brooklyn. 

  1. First to have online booking
     Can you remember the days you left a note, called or sent an email to make an appointment for a dog walk?  
  2. First with GPS walker tracking
    Yes, 10 years ago some "walkers" notoriously took the
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Tags: 10th anniversary

Celebrate with Us ~ a Decade of Trust & Joy

Where do we begin?  We are giddy with the joy of a 10- year-old as we enter our anniversary year.  Brooklyn Bark ~ a decade of trust; a decade of community; a decade of innovation; a decade of joy; a decade of service; a decade of foundation for growth of the company we and so many Barkers and friends love.

For our Barkers, let's take a minute to be proud of being part of the company that innovates.  We may be 10 but we have lots of firsts here in Brooklyn. 

  1. First to have online booking
     Can you remember the days you left a note, called or sent an email to make an appointment for a dog walk?  
  2. First with GPS walker tracking
    Yes, 10 years ago some "walkers" notoriously took the
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Tags: 10th anniversary

Halloween's ONE Safety Tip for Your Pup

Simple.  Keep Halloween ON your pup and don't let it get INTO your pup.

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Tags: dog treat safety, poison control, Halloween safety

You and Pup can Fall in Love in Fall

Nothing smells as intoxicating as fresh fallen leaves on damp earth, especially in the fall sunlight.

And no music is more beautiful than the crunch of those leaves underfoot.

The leaves still on the trees are such pretty colors and they smile at you and pup, waving in the gentle breeze as you hike down the trail at Clarence Fahnestock State Park.   

Less than two hours north of Brooklyn, you can let your heart soar and your pup run, sniff and revel in being alive.   So get in your car or your zip car and head up the Taconic Parkway. You are a New Yorker. This is your park. And pup’s.

In over 14,000 acres, there are plenty of trails for you and pup to enjoy. Our super favorite is probably the easiest. Turn left at the first Fahnestock exit off the Taconic on to 301 Wes

t and then left again at the first parking lot where you can access a trail around a pond once used in mining iron ore. The trail is about a mile and a half long. Bring your lunch and marshmallows/chocolate bars/graham crackers and a few briquettes for there are plenty of picnic tables and grills for you to enjoy.

Print out a map of the park and find other trails and places

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Tags: hiking with a dog in New York, hiking with a dog

We Once Snacked Healthy.  Now Your Pup Can.

There was a day when “Give me a home where the buffalo roam” did not refer to your neighbor’s housekeeping but rather to the way you both went out to hunt dinner.

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Tags: Honey I'm Home, Nutritious dog treats, Water buffalo dog treats

Your Pet's Skin is So Much More Sensitive than Yours..... Groom it That Way

Pommy the Pomeranian was hiding in the corner of the dog park, trying not to scratch. She knew the penalty would be a trip to the bathroom tub with her mom’s best intentions bathing her with baby shampoo. She knows that would make her itch 10 times worse. What to do?

“I know how you feel,” sympathized Bruno the Boxer. “Last summer when I had Giardia, my Lady, wiped my butt with paper towels. I know this is a delicate subject but how could I tell her that the wiping hurt more than the pooping?”

Ah, if only our pups – and our kitties, rabbits, ferrets, pet rats and other furry loved ones – could talk. And only if they knew what to tell us.

What to tell us is quite simple. Critters with fur are not us. They have fur, we don’t. They have skin that is protected everywhere by fur, pH balanced at a much higher pH than ours and about 1/3 the thickness of ours. In a word it is much more sensitive than our skin and even human’s m

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Tags: bathing a cat, bahing a dog, pet grooming

Good Pet Nutrition Wins

 

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Tags: Pet nutrition, Nulo pet food

Dealing with Pet Loss Grief; Now it's About YOU

Doodles is gone and you can’t stop crying inside.


No dog – or cat – lives long enough but she was special being with you for just 6 years.

Friends were supportive but maybe a day or two. And that’s all you could really expect. No one said anything stupid which was more than you could ever hope for.

But she’s gone. And you still see her. You see her walking into the room carrying her favorite doll, the one with only one arm. You see her sleeping in her bed although you donated it to the animal rescue that helped you adopt her. She nudges you for dinner or a treat although you gave them all her food and cookies, too.

You can’t see straight for there are tears in your eyes. You’ve lost pets before and it’s always been hard, so hard. But this is different. You just moved to a new neighborhood a

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Tags: End of life dog, end of life pet, support groups pet mourning, telephone support pet loss, pet loss support, end of life cat, grief support pet mourning