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Celebrating Maryland Day

Many love to celebrate Maryland pride, but do you know why and when Maryland Day began? The holiday marks the anniversary of when the first European settlers arrived in Maryland. The date was March 25,1634 when two ships, The Ark and The Dove, landed in what is now St. Mary's county. While the date began to [...]

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Benefits and Importance of Pet ID Tags

We often hear "My cat is an 'inside cat' and my dog only goes out in our yard so they don't need ID tags". When fewer than 2% of lost cats and only 15-20% of lost dogs are ever returned to their guardians according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, we beg [...]

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Hats off to Animal Advocates Who Change the Numbers

As the numbers change with the start of a new year we can be filled with gratitude and hope. It's a perfect time to reflect on the past year with gratitude for what has happened and look forward with optimism for what can happen. For many of us it's a time to be thankful for all [...]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Best Friends with Paws

Throughout the year there are many holidays to enjoy and Halloween is no exception. While pets can join in the fun, keep in mind there are some simple things you can do to keep your best friends safe, sound and happy. COSTUMES and PETSNever leave your companion animals alone when they are wearing a costume. Chewing [...]

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Behind the Scenes at Paws pet boutique in Annapolis

Recently Paws pet boutique celebrated 15 years in business, and yes we served free dog cake that day of course! As you can imagine, there have been many behind-the-scenes moments. Much time and consideration is applied to searching for and selecting unique dog collars, cat toys, pet-lover gifts and much more. We thought it would be fun to walk [...]

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The Difference Between Dog Harnesses Explained!

Step-ins, mesh, front ring, 2-ring...what does all this mean? Harnesses serve multiple purposes, all of them good! We're going to make sense of it all for you right now. First, if you wish to take pressure off your pup's neck on walks a harness can do the trick. Secondly if you wish to have more [...]

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Why Your Best Friend Barks for Crab Dog Collars

Did you know when you pronounce CRAB backwards you "BARK"?  This must play into why dogs look so sharp in crab collars and leashes, and so adorable playing with crab toys! Of course kitties have a natural intrigue with crustaceans, which must be why crab cat toys always spice up playtime. Maryland's state crustacean is the blue crab. [...]

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Stylish ID Tags Serve a Purpose...They Return Your Best Friend Home!

You are late for work when a lone dog darts across the road right in front of you. The street is busy as is your schedule, but your car automatically pulls off to the side and you hop out to see if you can help this obviously lost little furry soul in front of you. You are [...]

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Not All Dog Treats are Baked Equally

Over the 15 years I have owned and operated a pet boutique I have seen quite a change in the variety and quality of dog treats. Years ago it was 'Milk Bones' or no bones, but today we are fortunate to have wheat-free, corn-free, grain-free and even vegetarian dog treats as options. If you watch [...]

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Dog Collars vs. Cat Collars, What's the Difference?

All collars are not made equal. Whenever someone purchases a tiny collar in our pet boutique we always try ask if they have a tiny dog or a cat. The collar difference is in the buckle. Cats love to explore and perch on high objects, whether it be a tree or shed outside or a dresser in [...]

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