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10 Tips To Welcome a Rescue Dog Into Your Home

Here are some tips and tricks to help your newly adopted rescue dog settle in, as well as answers to frequently asked questions on welcoming home a rescue dog.

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How to Choose Your Rescue Dog: Finding the Best Rescue For You

Overwhelmed with choosing your rescue dog? What breed and size of dog? Should you get a puppy or older dog? Here are 6 things to consider when choosing a rescue dog...

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13 Best Places to Adopt a Rescue Dog in Ottawa

Looking to adopt a dog? Here are 13 of the best dog rescues in the Ottawa area for adoption.

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Why your dog doesn’t need to “behave” to get perfect photos

Ever feel like your dog is just so unfocused, you’ll never be able to get a nice photo of them? You see professional photos of people’s pets in framed photos, on social media, and on photographer’s websites, and think, “My dog would NEVER be able to pose like that, especially for someone else. They don’t […]

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3 Reasons Why You Don’t Actually Want ONLY Digital Photos

LET’S FAST-FORWARD TO THE FUTURE: You’ve invested in professional photographic memories of the pets and people you love most. Now it’s time to decide, with the help of your photographer, which photographs you want to own. Your photographer asks “How would you like to display your photographs?”.If you didn’t know any better, you might have […]

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The Coolest Dog Activity for the Dog Days of Summer in Ottawa

OHHHHH DEAR. FOLKS, IT’S A HOT ONE OUT THERE. Do you ever ask yourself why we live in a place that can both burn AND freeze your face off within a span of a few months? Same. But that’s neither here nor there ????… The hot, sunny days are great for sun-worshippers, but they can […]

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Pups, Pints & Patios: Dog-friendly Breweries in Ottawa

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a local craft beer on a patio with friends on a warm summer day. But if you’re like me, your “friends” include your dog.And if I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going. #sorrynotsorry I’ve done the research on some local breweries that will welcome you AND your dog (on-leash […]

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Sam Coral Photography: Accredited Dog and Cat Photographer in Ottawa

I have some pretty exciting news to share. I’ve earned 2 National Accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in the following categories: Dog Portrait & Cat Portrait. “Uhhhhh ok, Sam… what does that even mean and why do I care?” Honestly, that’s a fair question. I’m glad I asked it for you. WHAT […]

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Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis: What’s the difference?

When you think of corgis you probably think of a long, short dog that looks like a perfectly toasted loaf of bread. You might even think to yourself “Those are the Queen’s dogs!”. And you would be right, but you’d only be HALF right. Not many people know this, but there are actually two distinct […]

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5 Small Businesses with the BEST Pet Accessories

Ok, so real talk… My pets’ wardrobe is at least twice the size of my own. I just cannot get enough pet accessories. From the must-haves like collars and leashes, to the less-essential-but-still-must-haves like bow ties and bandanas – I love it all. The “bad” news is my pet accessory collection takes up a full […]

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