Day: July 21, 2016

How to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail With Your Dog

In Wild, the Oscar-nominated movie starring Reese Witherspoon, character Cheryl Strayed finds her inner strength while hiking alone from California to Washington on the Pacific Crest Trail. Anyone familiar with this historic stretch of trail understands why. Its beauty is matched only by the strength and endurance needed to traverse it. But that’s only if …

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Start a Caregiver Canines Chapter to Bring Happiness to Local Elderly

As dog owners, our pups bring a lot of joy into our lives. Caregiver Canines hopes to bring the same happiness to the elderly and those with dementia. In 2009, Caregiver Volunteers of Central New Jersey started Caregiver Canines®, which brings therapy dogs to patients’ homes in Ocean County. “Most families strive to keep their loved …

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We Talk to Trainer Annie Phenix About Her New Book, ‘The Midnight Dog Walkers’

Annie Phenix has always loved animals, but it wasn’t until her senior year of college that she finally got one of her own — a Rottweiler named Wylie. Between a full course load and working three jobs, Annie admits that Wylie didn’t get the training he needed (or deserved). She used a prong collar on …

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