3 Aug

Cash Cow or Your Pet’s Care?

A colleague recently sent me this Dogtopia ad from the Delta in-flight magazine. It was also featured in a half page ad in the Wall Street Journal. In case you don’t know, Dogtopia is a franchise doggie day care. Their webpage says they have over 70 locations with plans for 400 more. As pet parents, […]

25 Jul

Pet Camp vs. Some App

You see them everywhere – Wag!, Rover.com, Dogvacay.com (now owned by rover.com), and who knows what else. These apps! You click on your phone and someone is there to take care of your dog. Sure, maybe we’re biased but we’re not convinced that an app is the best way to take care of your pet. […]

20 Jul

Grain Free Diets Good or Bad?

For several years now grain free diets have been growing in popularity. At Pet Camp, while we are agnostic on the grain free diet issue, we’ve seen an increase in the number of pet parents bringing in grain free diets for their dogs. While the dog food we feed at Pet Camp is made by […]

18 Jul

Why Daycare Matters

You’ve seen the eye rolls and heard the comments from friends when you mention that your dog goes to doggie day care every day. They all but come out and say, “Are you crazy!?” but since they’re good friends they bite their tongues and just snicker when you’re out of ear shot.   Sure, some of […]

6 Jul

Packing for Pet Camp: Do’s & Don’ts

What to send to camp? It’s that time of year when kids head off to sleep away camp and parents wonder “what should I pack?” Well, just like your kid’s camp sends you a list of dos and don’ts, when it comes to packing here is Pet Camp’s suggested packing list: Specialized Diet: Pet Camp […]

20 Jun

Should the USDA Regulate Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups?

In April, The Washington Post ran a story saying that 86 “rescue and advocacy groups” had been purchasing dogs and puppies at auctions.  The Post reported that since 2009, these groups have spent $2.68 million buying 5,761 dogs.  Needless to say, this story created a fury within the pet community and raised such questions as: “What? Are […]

5 Jun

New Polling Shows Marmalade Support Surging!

  Tomorrow is election day! A very unscientific poll of pet parents in the Pet Camp lobby shows support for Marmalade’s write-in campaign growing! One excited pet parent exclaimed, “There’s no way she can be any worse then the rest of them!” Another pet parent was heard saying, “Marmalade is what we need to keep the Board of […]

29 May

Walmart & Veterinary Care

Let me start with a confession: I, Mark Klaiman, have never been in a Walmart store.  I’ve driven past them and even once parked in one of their parking lots in Nevada, but I’ve never physically been inside one of their stores.  Some of you who know me might be thinking “that’s just Mark on […]

19 Apr

Enroll in our NEW Kitty Kindergarten Program!

It’s almost kitten season! We love kittens at Pet Camp (really, who doesn’t). Pet Camp Cat Safari is the purrfect place for your kitten – full of all the things your kitten loves! Wide window sills to soak up the sun, lots of things to play with and the amazing Safari Solarium to explore. But we […]

28 Mar

Small Business and Climate Change

Fair warning, some of you might not find this blog as entertaining as the last one – you know the one with Yasmine Bleeth in a red bathing suit, but for those of you concerned about climate change please read on. I just finished reading Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change (quick […]