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Wagsworth Dog Boarding is a luxurious getaway for your canine friend, with options for every size, breed, and personality. Don’t hesitate to schedule a deluxe vacation for your furry friend to have the best time of their life!

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Dogs and Ticks: What You Should Know About This Tick Season

By Chelsea Harris | June 2, 2022

Spring is here, which probably means you’re enjoying a lot more outdoor playtime with your pooch. Unfortunately, it’s not all fun and games, because spring also means tick season has started in the Philly area. Every year, from April through October—or longer if temperatures stay mild—the constant threat of ticks, their bite, and the serious diseases they can carry.

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A Day in the Life: Olive’s Successful Training

By Chelsea Harris | January 11, 2022

My name is Olive! I am a 5-year-old German Shepard Mix. I love jerky, handfuls of hot dogs, and my new puppy sibling, Arthur! I wanted to tell everyone about my journey that started when I first came to Wagsworth Manor a year and a half ago.

A Day in the Life of a Group Daycamp Dog

By Lexie Doran | February 12, 2021

Want to know what all the bark is about? Ever wonder what your dog’s day looks like after you drop them off for a day of camp? Wagsworth Manor’s Daycamp Program, nestled on 6 acres in Malvern, PA, is an award-winning furry destination, but don’t take our word for it – experience the excitement through the eyes of Guinness, the black lab, one of our regular group daycampers.

Top Tips for a Well-Behaved Dog

By Lexie Doran | January 19, 2021

Congratulations to all of the new furry family members added to your pack over the holidays! Puppies are so much fun and can breathe new life into your home, but they also take a lot of work. There is so much for them to learn about you, their new home, and how to behave! While it can seem overwhelming, we have some top tips to help your pup become a well-behaved dog!

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Festive Ways to Celebrate With Your Dog

By Lexie Doran | December 18, 2020

‘Tis the season for festive holiday fun, and whether it’s their first or 10th holiday with your family, the holidays are not the same without your pets! With a lot of us at home this holiday season, here are some creative and festive ways to include your fur-children in your celebrations this year!

Guide to Human Foods for Dogs

By Lexie Doran | November 10, 2020

Although we try to teach our four-legged friends not to beg for food from the table, sometimes we all like to share our leftovers with them! It’s crucial that all pet owners are aware of which “people food” is safe for their dogs to eat.

Breaking Down the Benefits of Daycamp

By Lexie Doran | September 18, 2020

By now, it feels like we’ve all been in the house for an eternity and everyone is getting antsy over when COVID will end – your pets included. For some of you, you may have begun to return to the office, leaving your furry friend wondering where you’re going each day.  Or maybe you’re still…

Why Your Pet Deserves a 5 Star Vacation

By Lexie Doran | July 13, 2020

You look forward to planning your perfect vacation all year long – but, have you ever thought about how your pet would also enjoy a luxury vacation where he or she gets to be pampered, make friends and enjoy some much needed “me time?”. This summer don’t just give your pet any old vacation –…

How to Keep Your Pet Safe During Firework Shows

By Lexie Doran | July 1, 2020

The 4th of July is full of backyard barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. Although this holiday may be something you look forward to throughout the year, the Fourth is known to be one of the most stressful days for your furry friends. Your pet may become very frightened and stressed out upon hearing the loud…

Top Tips to Transition Back to Work

By Lexie Doran | June 15, 2020

One positive during the COVID-19 pandemic that is bringing light to families and individuals spending mounting time at home is the increase in both the adoption and fostering of sheltered animals. As people are self-quarantining and feeling a little uncertain, they have taken the opportunity to adopt or shelter animals in need of a home…