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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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8 Dog-Friendly Summer Events in the Main Line Area

By Chelsea Harris | August 3, 2023

You know what summer in the Main Line means for pups and their parents? Longer days, a slower pace of life, and lots of fun adventures for the two of you. Wagsworth has compiled a list of eight of the most popular local happenings that warmly welcome dogs and their family members.

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Summer Safety Tips for Main Line Dogs & Their Parents

By Chelsea Harris | June 28, 2023

Wagsworth has no doubt that summer is a favorite time of year for the two of you. But all this fun in the sun also comes with a few seasonal risks for your pup, like sunburns, allergies, and waterlogged ears. Wagsworth wants to help you protect your fur-baby against some of these potential issues so you can enjoy your summer together worry-free.

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Why Do Dogs Get the Zoomies?

By Chelsea Harris | May 16, 2023

When a pup gets the zoomies, it can be highly entertaining, but what causes this funny behavior? Wagsworth answers questions about this common dog behavior.

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Why Do Dogs Sniff Everything?

By Chelsea Harris | March 28, 2019

Wagsworth is launching a new blog series that we hope helps answer questions you may have about why your dog does the things they do. We start with exploring why dogs sniff everything from the air to their business to your feet.

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Why Your Pup Should Have a Dog ID Tag

By Chelsea Harris | February 9, 2023

If you recently welcomed a new fur-baby into the family, the Wagsworth team wants to say, “Congratulations!” We know you probably spent a lot of time getting ready for your puppy to arrive and have provided them with plenty of toys; a comfy bed; a leash and collar; puppy treats, chews, and food; and more. However, there is one other important item that Wagsworth wants to make sure is on your new-puppy checklist.

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Winter Safety Tips for Main Line Dogs & Their Parents

By Chelsea Harris | December 14, 2022

The snowy, slushy, icy, and sometimes bitterly cold conditions of a winter on the Main Line can be as unpleasant and hazardous for your four-legged friend as they are for you. So, before the weather turns too frightful, your friends at Wagsworth wanted to share some of the seasonal risks to your dog and tips on how to protect your pup against them.

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6 Great Dog Toy Ideas for the Holidays

By Chelsea Harris | October 26, 2015

What’s on your dog’s holiday wish list this year? If only our pups could talk and tell us what they really want! That would help take the guessing game out of trying to find that perfect toy they won’t demolish immediately, or worse, ignore. At Wagsworth, we may have a solution for you.

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15 Dog-Friendly Restaurants Around the Main Line

By Chelsea Harris | August 15, 2022

It’s been a long day—or maybe week—so after you pick up your four-legged bestie from Daycamp at Wagsworth, all you want to do is go chill out with some good grub and beverages. But where will you and your furry friend be welcome? You’re in luck because there are quite a few places around the Main Line where you and your pup can dine out together, including ice cream shops, breweries, and all-day breakfast places.

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4 Tips for a Fun and Safe Day Hike with Your Dog

By Chelsea Harris | July 7, 2022

Exploring the great outdoors with your four-legged bestie can be an extremely rewarding bonding experience. However, taking a long and strenuous hike, when you and your pup may be outside for several hours or more, requires a fair amount of advance planning. Wagsworth Manor shares the following four tips that can help you prepare for a fun, safe, and memorable excursion.

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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.