Kate Shepard House: Mobile’s Doggie Treat

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by Kathie Farnell Photos by Jack M. Purser Located on a quiet street smack in the middle of Mobile, Alabama, the Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast is an azalea-lined sanctuary for canine visitors and their guardians. The stately Victorian mansion, built in the 1890s, once served as a private school for the children of […]

Creating Your Own At-Home Dog Park

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Living in the country with a large yard bordered by woods, I have to admit that artificial turf isn’t something that I’d considered for our dogs. Even though we lost most of our yard due to drought last summer (and this year have had to conserve our well water as well), I hadn’t considered artificial […]

Dream Dog Park Unveiled in Alabaster, Alabama

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This week I flew to Alabaster, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham, to the grand opening of the Dream Dog Park. The $500,000 park was created after local resident Jenny Wilson was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. Wilson is a former shelter manager for Shelby Humane Society and pet […]

Alabaster, Alabama Welcomes New Dog Park

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This week I’m off to Alabama to cover the unveiling of the new Beneful® Dream Dog Park in Alabaster, a community outside of Birmingham. We covered this in our celebrity canines section (Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet will be unveiling the park). For this post, though, I wanted to know what you would like to know […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Super Shuttle Sponsorship Ornament

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We all know dog lovers that don’t really want or need anything for the holidays. They’ve got everything they need…but still you’d like to give them something to recognize just how special they are in your life. We found a great gift idea that’s quick, easy, and can make ALL the difference in the life […]

Labor Day Dog Show, Guntersville, AL, Sept. 6, 2009

This annual dog show is no mere beauty contest; look for all sorts of categories at this event including: biggest smallest most talented best dressed oldest dog youngest dog fluffiest dog The winners of each category will receive doggie bags filled with goodies. The park itself is pet-friendly year-around; you’ll find two lakeside cottages and […]

Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration, Cherokee, AL, Sept. 5, 2009

Every year the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard, the world’s only coonhound cemetery, hosts the Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration. The event is held at the site where, since 1937, local hunters have laid their loyal hunting companions to rest. The Labor Day celebration, held by the Tennessee Valley Coon Hunter’s Association, includes […]

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