2016 GVH Pet Costume Contest

GVH Pet Costume Contest We're excited to be hosting our 4th Annual Pet Costume Contest!! To submit a picture and brief description of your pet dressed up in their favorite costume complete the entry form below. Photos will be accepted from our clients October 1st-28th @ 5pm. The dog and cat photo that receives the [...]

Christopher’s Story

The Incredible Bond with Our Very Special Service Dog The incredible bond that we have with Christopher, our very special service dog all started when my husband Howard returned from his service in the Army.  Howard joined the Army just out of high school and he could not be any happier serving our country.  He [...]

For the Love of a Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a good dog for an active family! They require moderate daily exercise and make great running companions.  The Dalmatian excels at traditional obedience, agility, tracking and road trails and finds great enjoyment in demonstrating their great endurance and speed.  Our GVH client, Laura Levengood, loves Dalmatians!!  Here is what she wrote about [...]

Summer Safety

Summer is a wonderful time of warm weather, great food, and fun activities. While the activities may be safe for you, they may not be for your dog. However, with some simple summer safety tips you and your dog can make many great summer memories that last a lifetime. Pool Safety: Pools are a great way [...]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th! Did you know that nearly 500,000 pets are involved in a house fire each year? With about 1,000 of them started by homeowners pets! This is a day to spread awareness about not only how to keep your pet(s) safe during a house fire, but also how your [...]

Celebrating The Bond…Man’s Best Friend

Unconditional love. Pure and simple.  It's a special bond.  That’s what my pets mean to me.  Even though my wife and I have been married for nearly 27 years, we never had any children.  Our current menagerie of pets are our kids.  I’m talking about Gilligan, Bahama, Gidget, and Mulan. Gilligan is my guy, my [...]

Music Aids Pets Recovery

Take a moment and make a mental list of all the times you hear music throughout your day. Many of you listen to music in the car, possibly at work, while exercising and in your home. It is a large part of our daily lives and it has the ability to excite us, help us focus and even to [...]

What do you mean – Fear Free?

What do you mean - fear free?  Picture Sally, a young woman about to enter an office.  See if you can guess where Sally is... Sally opens the door and sees that the walls are covered in warm and tranquil colors, she hears the sounds of trickling water and soft music humming in the background, and the air is [...]

Cancer Awareness

You Can Make A Difference Go to the Bark for Life website to learn how you can get involved. Find an Event Volunteer as a survivor or caregiver Donate your time or money What is Cancer? Cancer is cells within the body that are growing and dividing in an abnormal manner and rate often forming tumors [...]

Top 4 Questions about Leptospirosis

“I don’t take my dog in the woods - he only goes in my backyard. He barely even goes outside.” Many pet parents think that if my dog only goes outside briefly - he can’t possibly get these diseases.  But the reality is that your furry family member can easily contract bacteria, viruses, parasites, and [...]

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