Upcoming Bird Expositions

Spring has arrived, so it is finally time for a bunch of excellent bird expositions! The Midwest and South definitely have a few worthwhile events happening the next two weekends. Motor City Bird Breeders Expo Madison Place Madison Heights, Michigan May 8 This bird expo will go on from 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. Admission is $3 […]

Upcoming Bird Events in the South

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There are fun bird events, seminars and expos all over the South in the next few weeks! Exotic Bird Society of America’s Exotic Bird Expo Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Florida January 17 The Exotic Bird Society of America is throwing an expo, seminar and bird trick show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, from 9:00 AM-4:00 […]

Pet Stores in El Paso, Texas

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El Paso, Texas, offers a few nice pet stores if you happen to be around. The city has a couple great local stores for fish and fish tanks, as well as some other grooming services for furry animals. The pet stores are more on the practical side in El Paso, as there are not as […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas, is a big city that is a center for banking, commerce, telecommunications, energy and transportation. There are a ton of things to do in this city, whether you are into culture, sports, nature or eating good food. There are many different neighborhoods throughout Dallas to explore. Dogs are welcome in many of the […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham, Alabama, is the largest city of its state, with a population of 229,000. This city used to be a major industrial center of the South during the 20th century. Its nicknames are “The Magic City” and the “Pittsburgh of the South,” due to heavy steel production. If you’re visiting Birmingham, there are plenty of […]

Pet Stores Around Virginia Beach, Virginia

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If you’re hitting up Virginia Beach, one of Virginia’s vacation hot spots, there sure are a lot of awesome pet stores in the area! Animal Jungle Virginia Beach, Virginia Animal Jungle is one of the largest pet stores on the whole East Coast, taking up over 30,000 square feet! It has 30,000 gallons of 200-65 […]

Dog Friendly Vacationing in Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina, is a fun vacation spot that’s full of Civil War history and interesting gardens. It has a population of 118,000, and its nickname is “The Holy City,” since there are a lot of churches. Today, it exists as a huge tourist and art destination, as well as an important port city. Charleston […]

Upcoming Reptile Shows in the South

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Heading down South? Be sure to check out these excellent reptile shows. Alabama, Florida and Kentucky have some well-planned fairs going on for reptile fans. Some of them even feature other animals like amphibians and spiders. Most of them have experts, vendors and presentations of sorts. Dixie Reptile Show Hill University Birmingham, Alabama November 21 […]

Dog-Friendly Vacations in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Tulsa, Oklahoma has tons of lovely outdoor things to do with your dog. It is a city with about 385,000 residents, and is the cultural and artistic center of Oklahoma. It is located on the Arkansas River and at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Watch out for tornadoes, though! Attractions Tulsa Garden Center This […]

Great Dog Parks in Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia doesn’t have a plethora of dog parks, but it has a few ones that are very practical and fun! Most of them have special community organizations that maintain and improve these parks. Barker Field Dog Park at Byrd Park This is a fenced, off-leash dog park.  The specific area is deep inside the […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the capital of the state, and has a population of 227,000. It is located on the Mississippi River, on the Istrouma Bluff. It is one of the biggest petrochemical centers of the USA. Many people have relocated to Baton Rouge from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, as they have some protection […]

Dog Parks in Saint Petersburg, Florida

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There are six official dog parks in this city. All of the dog parks are open daily, and open thirty minutes prior to sunrise and close thirty minutes after sunset. This is a good place to visit in Florida, as it isn’t as touristy as places like Miami or the Keys. Rules: These are unsupervised […]

Upcoming Cat Shows in the South

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There are many fun cat shows coming up in the South this month. Some of them are open to the public! Check with the individual shows’ websites on show rules and prices for entering your cat. Cotton States Cat Club Championship Show Gwinnett Center Duluth, Georgia November 7 This show will take place from 9:00 […]

Dog Parks in Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida, has many great off-leash dog parks. It is a good place to be right now if you are a northerner facing the cold. However, do keep in mind that there is a danger of alligators, so have an eye on your dog at all times possible! David Island Dog Park This is a […]

Pet Stores in Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas, has many fine locally-owned pet shops. Many are dedicated to particular pets, or to all sorts of pets. In any case, there’s a good deal of selection of establishments, that you’ll probably find what you need without a problem. Pet Supplies Plus This shop is known for supplying both pet supplies and knowledge […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky is a city of 700,000 in northern Kentucky, on the Ohio River. As it is so close to Indiana, the greater metropolitan area is sometimes referred to as “Kentuckiana.” It is influeced by both midwestern and southern culture due to its location. It has a humid subtropical climate. It is most famous for […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Asheville, NC

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Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful college town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, with about 80,000 inhabitants. This city has been named as the “most vegetarian-friendly” small city in the US by PETA, the “Happiest City for Women” by Self and one of “America’s Top 25 […]

Great Dog Parks in Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas, has some of the best dog parks in the country within its surrounding premises. Since Houston is a hot place, many of the parks come with running water for both dogs and humans, as well as shaded areas for your comfort. Make sure you read the dog park rules before you head to […]

Great Dog Parks in the Atlanta, Georgia Area

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There are many dog parks in the Atlanta area. Due to the evergrowing sprawl of the city, they extend to many outskirts and suburbs. Nevertheless, if you plan your trip correctly, you can hit up all the best dog parks in the Atlanta region! Piedmont Park Piedmont Park is located in Midtown Atlanta. It is […]

Dog-Friendly Vacationing in Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis is a city in Southwest Tennessee, on the Mississippi River. It is the largest city in that state, and is also the youngest of the four cities. It has a humid, subtropical climate, so is a good place for northerners to check out in the upcoming cold months. Founders of many different musical genres, […]