Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Best Dog Breeds for Swimming


Written by: Isobella Ash

Portuguese Water Dogs. Irish Water Spaniels. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. These dog breeds are all excellent swimmers but having ‘water’ or a body of water referenced in your dog’s name isn’t a prerequisite for water-loving dogs. Many dog breeds and rescue dogs enjoy splashing around and swimming. And some adore the water so much they seem […]

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What you need to know about Ticks


Written by: Isobella Ash

What’s a tick? Ticks are small creatures that survive by feeding on the blood of host animals, such as mice, deer, cattle, birds, and humans. They can pass on harmful bacteria such as Lyme Disease by even a small bite. Ticks are usually found in grass, underbrush, and in densely wooded areas, where they wait […]

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Fly-Fishing Perfection on New Zealand’s North Island


Written by: Isobella Ash

[Editor’s note: Here’s a classic story, written by Phil Monahan about a 2004 journey to New Zealand’s North Island, with, his friend Sandy Hays and another more famous angler.] As the thirty-six-foot Top Cat plowed through the mounting whitecaps in the middle of the lake and sheeting rain lashed at the windows of the cabin, I found […]

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When Should Your Dog Exercise?


Written by: Isobella Ash

By: Orvis Staff Your dog should exercise every day—whenever it fits best in your daily schedule and your dog is able. That’s because the most effective exercise routine for dogs (and people, for that matter) is the one that happens day after day. Morning, noon, or night. Rain or shine. If it’s time for your […]

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