February 2016
Wags and Tags
Celebrating the canine-human bond!

          This newsletter is brought to you by Arlington Dog Owners Group (A-DOG), a 501(c)(3) community organization promoting the rights and interests of responsible dog owners in Arlington, MA.  

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Wags and Tags editorial team: Joan Black, Jen Burns, Sue Doctrow, Ellen Leigh, Judy Weinberg, Janice Zazinski 
A-DOG logos designed by Lisa Berasi for Arlington Dog Owners Group, all rights reserved

In this issue: 
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Paint Your Pet at artlounge: A-DOG Fundraiser
Some places still open -- register today!

Paint Your Pet is coming soon! The date is Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm.  (Pet photos must be submitted earlier, by February 17.)  ArtLounge in Arlington (1346 Mass Ave, Arlington) is hosting a " Paint your Pet" FUNdraiser for A-DOG. Come and paint a portrait of your pet. You don't have to be Frida Kahlo or Georgia O'Keeffe, artlounge's wonderful staff artists will outline the picture of your pup on the canvas before you arrive. Drinks and tapas are available for purchase. We'll also have local artisan and A-DOG member Emily Mayne displaying her handcrafted jewelry for sale. Menotomy Beer & Wine has generously donated a $50 gift certificate which will be raffled off as a door prize. So grab your friends and your inner artist and join us for a fun and creative evening! 

Sign up here.

BEST-est Friends
The Puppy Love Edition for Valentine's Day

Hope and Zoe
by Christine Dorchak

Hope and Zoe were best friends and loved wearing matching outfits!  Each of them were part of the GREY2K USA team and worked for many years to spread the word that dog racing must end. To learn more and support the worldwide campaign to save greyhounds, click here


BEST-est Friends: Rumour & Brooklyn
by Michele Pytko
      Rumour is a 10 year old sweet and gentle boxer who recently lost her younger sister Nauticus to boxer cardiomyopathy. Because she is getting on in age and has an amazing temperament, we wanted to make sure she passes her sweetness on to a new sister before she gets too old. Brooklyn joined us on New Years Day and as we suspected, follows Rumour around the house, emulating her. Just ten weeks old she is awfully entertaining and whip smart, already mastering many of the basic commands.
     We are lucky to have such a great family.


Introducing the HEXpack Family
by Cassie-Leigh Stock
 My first pit bull arrived in the form of seven-pound Spark Plug who is my red guy. He came from a shelter in RI. For over two years, it was just the two of us. I decided to add a second dog to our family in a BIG way with Patches, a big, black Great Dane/pit mix. Patches was a challenging case as he lacked mountainous social skills toward dogs, humans, kids - in essence he needed skills and experiences for interacting with the world. Spark Plug took Patches under his canine wing, and Patches has looked to SP for guidance since that very first day four years ago. A year later I adopted Dually (like the truck) who is my big ol' ghost-faced American Bully. Dually may not be the brightest crayon in the box, but he has a heart of gold. Patches was deathly afraid of Dually at first. It took two weeks of structured pack walks together before I could allow them to interact off-leash. Now they're literally best-est friends. Daria is my little girl blue and our only female. She was with the Brooklyn ACC in New York. When I went to pick up "a spur-of-the-moment" foster, I did not expect to return home with a fourth addition to our pack. However, there she was all curled up on her cot. Daria was not making a sound not "barking" a single word. I just knew she would fit in. I've been told so many times in my life, "Cassie, you can't save 'em all." That may be true, but I can save these. Although Patches generally needs a slow introduction to new pack-mates and a muzzle for safety, I knew within five minutes that Daria had charmed him. Our family of four "romance" had began and has continued to this day. I could not ask for a more cohesive #HEXpack Family even though they are so different from one another. My pack does require work, structure, management, reinforcement, physical & mental exercise as well as leadership. These dogs enrich my life daily, and the comedy they provide is high quality entertainment. I am grateful every minute of the day that my dogs and I share this wild ride of life together. We are a big ol' family pack of "Second Chancers." I include myself as a "Second Chancer" and have many to thank for that, especially the dogs. 

* Cassie-Leigh Stock, ABCDT, CTDI, AKC-CGC, CDT, All-Star TC Owner & Founder, Higher Expectations [HEX] Dog Training & Behavior Modification

Ricky and his lovely, little big sister (senior kitty), Savannah
by Ellen Leigh

Paws in Review
Weekends with Daisy

by Ellen Leigh

weekendsdaisyWeekends with Daisy (Simon & Schuster, 2013) 

"A heartwarming and utterly charming story about empathy, hope, and letting go, Weekends with Daisy shows us how loving a dog can make us all a little more human." --New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova

 "Sharron Kahn Luttrell was still mourning the death of her beloved German shepherd when she decided to volunteer as a weekend puppy raiser. With her kids growing more independent, what better way to fill her time than by helping others...especially if it means getting an adorable pup every weekend? 

 Daisy, an adorable bundle of fur the color of buttered toast, captures Sharron's heart the moment she's handed the leash. And while Keith, the convict who cares for and trains Daisy during the week, seems intimidating at first, he is soft-spoken and polite. What's more, Daisy's appearance on Fridays, freshly scrubbed and sweet-smelling, seems further evidence of his gentle nature. 

Then Sharron discovers the horrifying crime that led to Keith's incarceration and her trust in him is shattered. Ultimately, it is Daisy and her unwavering trust in Keith that helps Sharron come to terms with Keith's past, and to recognize his struggle for redemption. Sharron and Keith started their journey believing that they were training Daisy, but in truth she was the one showing them the way: gently pushing them to fulfill their own destinies, to grow up, let go, and experience what it really means to sit, to stay, and to love." 

If your interest was piqued by this passage from the book, please consider reading 'Weekends with Daisy", available through the Minute Man Library System, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or ordered at Arlington's local bookseller, The Book Rack. A-DOG is pleased to host an Author Talk with Sharron Kahn Luttrell on Saturday, April 30th 2-3 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. She will have copies of her book available for sale & signing. Sharron has donated portions of the proceeds from her book to benefit NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. She will discuss how she overcame her "canine deficit disorder" by becoming a weekend puppy raiser, her experiences with NEADS' Prison Pup Partnership, and how she has learned to socialize and desensitize these pups in the world outside of prison, to help them complete their training. She also plans to bring her current Labrador puppy, service dog-in-training, and participate in a Q&A about life, love, & dogs! 

Ellen Leigh is an A-DOG member, member of the Wags & Tags Newsletter Editorial Team and proud recipient of NEADS Service Dog, Ricky. Ricky was raised in the same prison program where Sharron has partnered in weekend raising of her pups, so Sharron got to know Ricky first!
Around the Doggone Web - February Edition
Useful online information

by Janice Zazinski
In an Internet of inanity and misinformation, it can be hard to discern truly helpful Web sites. A-DOG is here to help! Check out the ones below and feel free to send us your favorites.
  • The Dog Food Advisor is like Consumer Reports for dog food. It ranks almost every kind of commercially available dry and canned dog food according to nutritional content. There is a "recall alert" you can register for, to get news of food and treats that have been recalled (unfortunately this happens quite often). There's also a calorie calculator so you can keep your canine pals trim.
  • In a similar vein, the Whole Dog Journal reviews food, toys, and gear from a holistic perspective. While it's a subscription-based publication (it does not accept advertising so relies on subscriptions for funding), you can sign up for free weekly tips and many of the articles on the web site are free. 
  • Companion Animal Psychology bills itself as "the science of people's relationships with their pets" and fulfills my inner animal behavior nerd ... their "blogs to follow" are really interesting, too. 
  • It's that time of year when I start to think about getting away this summer ... with the dog of course. That means I need to book early, as many pet-friendly accommodations only take one or two dogs at a time. BringFido.com has many listings -- but do not let your dog ride in the front seat as shown on their web page! 

Janice is a member of the A-DOG board and a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist. Her business, Beloved Companion Animal Massage & Bodywork, serves Arlington & environs. 
How to Read Dog Body Language Workshop 
Katie's Corner, from our Animal Control Officer

JanKatieby Katie Kozikowski
Arlington Animal Control Officer

I am excited to announce "How to Read Dog Body Language" to be held at the Senior Center in Arlington on Thursday March 10th. The presentation will begin 6 pm with the first 15 minutes as introduction to the two trainers.
    Even if you think you are well versed in dog behavior or you have a dog that you can already read, this program will provide important information and valuable tools. It is helpful to be able to recognize and understand dog body language in other people's dogs that you may meet through friends, at the park or on the street. Our presenters are skilled and reputable Dog Trainers prepared for tough questions. Nikole and Carolyn come packed with years of knowledge and experience to share.
The lecture format is varied consisting of slide shows,videos, handouts, opportunity for questions and demonstrations by a service dog. 
***Please note: As there will be a service "Demo" dog on site, please do not bring your own dogs to the lecture unless you have a qualified service or guide dog.
 Trainer Background information:

    Nikole Roth is a Companion Animal Behavior Analysis Consultant who is currently working on completing her Master's Degree in Animal Behavior.  Nikole's mission is to strengthen the human-animal bond by assisting and educating pet owners on identifying the causes and correcting unwanted behavior problems with their beloved canine companions. Nikole has been providing canine behavior modification training with dogs in shelters for 8 years; she teaches canine communication classes and mentors dog walking volunteers in handling skills at a local animal shelter. Nikole will also be launching a Canine Behavior Squad later this year for the prevention and treatment of dogs and cats with behavior concerns. On top of all of her hard work with behavior modification, Nikole is also an active member of the Disaster Animal Response Team for the Humane Society of the United States.
     Carolyn Barney has been training dogs professionally since 1985 and has also trained and mentored hundreds of instructors. She believes that training and behavior modification should be safe, enjoyable, based in science, and successful for both the dog and the humans who love them. Currently working full time for Operation Delta Dog, a non profit service dogs for veterans organization. At Operation Delta Dog the dogs are all rescued and then trained and matched with a veteran who will complete the training under the organization's guidance. Carolyn is also the author of Clicker Basics for Dogs and Puppies. Currently offers classes in nose work in Hudson, Littleton and Methuen. Carolyn also provides a variety of private services for behavior problems and training service dogs. In addition, Carolyn works as a behavior consultant for the MSPCA, providing Reactive dog training classes and behavior therapy for shelter dogs and their families. Carolyn was  the co-instructor of two canine cognition/behavior courses at Harvard University Extension School and lectures regularly on behavior issues via training trainer courses. 

There will be refreshments available compliments of A-DOG, information to take home as well as prizes! Come prepared to learn how you can communicate more effectively with your beloved pooch or can understand the behavior of other dogs  better.  Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors. You do not need to own a dog to benefit from the information provided by this program. Everyone is welcome.
      Thank you to A-DOG for sponsoring and promoting this community service event as well as providing refreshments and volunteer support.

***WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!*** 

This is José in the photograph. José and Anthony were trotting around Spy Pond with their three beloved pooches when they received their ticket for having all three of dogs on leash after off-leash hours ended. They are the proud recipients of a $20 Sono gift card (compliments of ADOG Business friends!) and will enjoy some fine Asian Cuisine. Keep up the good work everyone and continue to follow the town by laws, the next winner could be you!!A link to the town bylaws can be found here: Katie Kozikowski,  Animal Control Officer, Town of Arlington Police Department can be contacted by email here.

Katie's articles are featured on a regular basis with information, alerts and concerns in "Katie's Corner". 

Reminder from A-DOG:  The A-DOG 2016 Arlington Dog Licensing Contest is underway until March 1. All you need to do to be eligible to win a great prize is to make sure your dog is registered on the Arlington dog license list.  Great prizes! Details here. 
A-DOG's First Meeting, January 2016
Meeting Highlights

by Joan Black and Sue Doctrow

meetingJanA-DOG's first meeting of 2016 was energetic and well attended. The business Meeting opened at 7:00 and concluded at 8:10.  Refreshments were served at 6:30. Highlights included:


1. An overview of the events that have occurred since the last (Oct, 2015) meeting:

Living With Coyotes (sponsored by the Animal Control Officer and A-DOG)
Annual Arlington Dog License Contest (sponsored by A-DOG)
Howl-o-ween Party, Walks of Nature, Part 1 and Photos with Santa Paws (sponsored by Arlington Recreation/K9 Rec).
2. Decision was made by the board to help "Chairful Where you Sit", an annual event to benefit Arlington Public Art, by processing credit card purchases by donors on site through our Square account. A-DOG will encourage our members to paint chairs, including with pet-related themes, for donation to the Chairful event.
4. Friends of A-DOG business list is being expanded to support A-DOG activities, including Arlington Dog License Contest, Town Day and ACO Katie Kozikowski's Monthly PAWSITIVE REWARDS Program. A-DOG has obtained gift certificates from Friends of A-DOG for the ACO to award. These Friends include Whole Foods, Lakota Bakery and Soma.  Recently added Friends of A-DOG include Whole Foods, Magic Bites, Sit, Stay, Beg Dog Bakery, Northender Italian Kitchen and The Clip Joint.
5. April is the month for our annual Membership Drive. Plans to be finalized at the March meeting with strategies to attract and enlist new members to be discussed. Renewals will be by an email letter.
The next A-DOG Meeting will be on March 22, 2016 from 7-9 pm at the Jefferson Cutter House. We will update the Calendar, review activities from January-March, prepare for programs scheduled for April, May and June, strategize the Membership Drive, enlist Volunteers and define board member responsibilities. Please consider attending and join us before March meeting at 6:30 for a soup and salad dinner. 

Joan Black and Sue Doctrow are on the A-DOG board and the Wags and Tags editorial team. Photo: Ricky checks out the prizes for upcoming events donated by A-DOG and its business friends!
"Two Front Paws Up" for Pawsome People and Awesome Dogs!
Recognizing those who help animals.....

A "New" LEASH ON LIFE:  introduction by Joan Black

    Each day around Twenty military veterans commit suicide while daily three thousand shelter dogs are euthanized.  In an attempt to address this crisis and save lives, One Warrior Won and other similar groups team up rescued shelter dogs and veterans with crippling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dogs can be trained to monitor heart and breathing rate to prevent anxiety and night terror. They also provide unconditional love and companionship as many returning vets feel isolated. There is reported evidence that zero suicide attempts or divorces have occurred after veterans receive "therapy" dogs.  Presently Veteran Affairs provides "service" dogs for physical disabilities but not for mental health disorders. There are various groups who rescue, train and provide these dogs free of charge for military veterans.

    Follow Tiger's journey  and rescue from a shelter only one day away from death, through training in New Hampshire sponsored by ONE WARRIOR WON to his "forever" partner Angela Simpson in  Charlottesville, North Carolina.  It is a remarkable video about saving lives at both ends of the leash. Story
GOLDILOCKS & THE  WOLF: introduction by Joan Black

    Domestic violence has many characteristics of both control and abuse. One common method of control is "isolation." When Amanda Tromp rescued a tiny husky puppy, she did not realize that Kyro would be the inspiration for escaping an abusive situation and ultimately changing her life.  Amanda left the relationship to protect Kyro.   With her parents support she formed a photography business called "Goldilocks & the Wolf" which was their nickname for Amanda and Kyro.

     " I want to say to people in the same situation, if you're feeling confused and alone, do not cut out your family and friends. If I did not have Kyro, I would not have anyone. We really saved each other."   

Story here.
Joan Black is an A-DOG board member and is on the Wags and Tags editorial team. Photo: 
PAWS to Mark Your Calendar!
Save the dates for coming events

febcalendarAPRIL MAY BE OUR "OFFICIAL" MEMBERSHIP MONTH BUT WE NEED YOU ON OUR TEAM ALL YEAR!  If you haven't already, join the A-DOG Pack.  
"NEW" or "RENEW", IT IS EASY TO DO...Sign up today  here .  

Mark your calendar for these great EVENTS. Please consider attending or volunteering for the events sponsored or co-sponsored by A-DOG (shown in BLUE).  Contact us if you're interested in volunteering at any of these events...we need you!

  • MSPCA Nevins Summer Camp Registration begins February 1. Nevins Farm offers campers opportunities to work with staff caring for animals while learning about animal welfare, making friends and experiencing lessons of compassion. Choose from eight sessions appropriate for child's age. More information here.
  • February 1 - March 15. BIG SNOOZE Fund Raiser for Cat Lovers who are some of A-DOG's Best-est friends. This online feline friendly FUNdraiser uses cats' ability to sleep 18 hours a day. Create a page, contact friends & family supporters and go off to sleep with your kitty while raising funds to help animals. 
  • February 16 and March 1, 15 and 29 on Tuesdays  (3:30-4:30 pm) Come meet Reading Companion Dogs Thelma & Rufus at Fox Library. All ages and reading levels are welcome. Sign up for a ten minute reading time. Please pick up a ticket at the circulation desk starting at 3 on the day of the event. Happy tails are waiting to listen to your tales. Thelma & Rufus are also scheduled in April (12, 26), May (10, 24) and June (7, 21). Fox Library is located at 175 Massachusetts Avenue. See the photo of Rufus reading below!
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 , (7-9:30 pm), Save the date and "Unleash" Your Inner Artist!   ArtLounge , 1346 Mass Ave, Arlington is holding a
    Paint Your Pet fundraiser for A-DOG. Come and paint a customized picture of your pet!  Here's how it works.  You email a digital picture of your pet and Art Lounge's amazing artists will sketch it onto a 16x20 canvas which will be ready to paint when you arrive.  Registration here  (go to the February 24 calendar date on the site) and  space is limited.  A percentage of your registration fee will be donated to A-DOG.  Local artist and A-DOG member Emily Mayne will sell her jewelry.  Artlounge Arlington offers small plates and desserts for sale as well as beer and wine to round out the perfect evening. Come have some fun and "unleash" your inner artist. Hope you can make it!
  • Thursday, February 25 , Canine Massage Worshop. Limited to 5 people/dogs!  Come learn basic massage strokes that can help you relax and rejuvenate your dog, while deepening your connection. Taught by Janice Zazinski, Certified Small Animal Massage Therapst. Class is held at The Pet Republic, 2322A Massachusetts Avenue (North Cambridge). More info and register online   here.  
  • Thursday, March 10, (6-8 pm),  Senior Center 2nd floor on Maple Street "
    Understanding K9 Body Language" presented by  Trainer Nickole Roth .  The  Event is cosponsored by Arlington Animal Control & A-DOG.  
  • Tuesday, March 22, (6:30-8 pm)Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Mass Ave, Arlington Center. Next A-DOG Meeting! Refreshments will be served (soup, bread and salad beginning at 6:30; meeting beginning at 7).  
  • Tuesday, March 15. DEADLINE for 2016 Dog License before "late" fees apply and to be entered in A-DOG License Drawing Contest. Law requires dogs 6 months or older be licensed. Late fee of $50.00 will be added to regular fee. Your License tag number automatically enters you into A-DOG's Contest. 
  • Tuesday, March 18. Deadline for Vision 2020 Survey: Surveys should be returned completed in same envelope as Census. You may hand deliver to VISION 202:  Census Survey 2016, Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall - 2nd floor, 730 Mass. Ave. Several questions are concerned with use of the current dog park at Thorndike and support for a second dog park
  • Saturday, March 26, (9 am-noon),  Volunteer Clean Up Day, Thorndike OLRA. Celebrate our only Off Leash Recreation Area by coming down and pitching in! Help us keep the park clean by donating your time. Refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is welcome the day of the event with helps support helps support Arlington's only fenced off-leash recreation area - a great place for dogs and their humans to play and make new friends! (Sponsored by Arlington K9 Recreation).
  • Wednesday, April 6  (11 am - 4 pm) LOBBY DAY FOR ANIMALS: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.  Opportunity for advocates to meet with elected officials and discuss legislation which impacts animals. For information and registration click here.
  • Saturday, April 11 (8-9 am), Walks of Nature - Part 2, Arlington Great Meadows, (sponsored by Arlington K9 Recreation).
  • Sunday, April 17 (2 pm) Arlington Patriots Day Parade.  Come join A-DOG and PUPS on PARADE as we march down the Avenue with our tails held high. Sign up information with details will follow. 
  • Saturday, April 30 (2-3 pm).   A-DOG Author Reading, Presentation & Discussion with Q/A "  Weekends With Daisy" by Sharron Kahn Lutrell, Community Room at  Robbins Library .  Join us for a lively and informative discussion about service dogs and their training with an anticipated special guest appearance by a NEADS puppy in training.  (This program is more appropriate for adults than chlidren.).
  • July 22-24.  Chairful Where You Sit. This annual benefit for Arlington Public Art is seeking donations of old chairs for artists to decorate. A-DOG is encouraging members to participate by donating, entering or attending. Dogowners  and their dogs love the parks and open spaces. Chairful Where You Sit is held on Jefferson Cutter House lawn. Save the dates! To make a chair donations contact  arlpublicart@mail.com.   Details for entering will be announced in future issues.  


Save the date for more events to be described in future Wags and Tags issues: Bark for Life (May 7, 10 am), "Doggie Investigation Gang DIG" book reading with Shara Puglisi Katsos (May 14, 2-3 pm).

Send us calendar items for possible inclusion in this section in future Wags and Tags issues!  

Help Wanted: Your Dog's Face Here?
Wags and Tags Welcomes Your Contributions

contributionsA-DOG Members and supporters, Wags and Tags is YOUR monthly newsletter!  I f you have suggestions for an article, including one you'd like to write, for a future issue, please email us with "Newsletter" in the subject line.   
Maybe you'd like your dog to be one of our " Arlington dogs, or A-dogs ", like Molly, Remy. Tammy, potcake Lexi and others. Or, write an article about Happy Tails Trails, describing your favorite place to enjoy nature with your dog, like the recent article about Whipple Hill. You don't have to live in Arlington, but can be a neighbor who enjoys Arlington's dog recreation benefits, or otherwise supports our mission.  You can also suggest a special Rainbow Bridge memorial tribute to a beloved canine family member you've lost, like the moving tributes to Strummer, Cita. Jasper and Annabel. 
Or, maybe you're a  Friend of A-DOG  Business and want to describe how you help A-DOG and what you offer to our community of dog owners and dog-friendly people.  Your business, too, can be featured like BlueSky Dogs, GoPlay!, Menotomy Beer Wine and Spirits,Your Wonderful Dog and Maida Pharmacy & Compounding Center.
Suggested article length for the newsletter is 500 words or fewer but this is only a guideline.  We will also need at least one photo, preferably a jpg or gif format, compressed to a size no greater than 1 MB.  (Please send the photo as a separate file, not imported into a Word document.) Depending on the topic, you might want to write a longer version for our website, with a link in the Wags and Tags article.

Articles on any other topic of potential interest to dog owners are welcome.  So are more volunteer editors and writers. Please send us your story proposals!  Wags and Tags editorial team:  Joan Black, Jen Burns, Sue Doctrow, Ellen Leigh, Judy Weinberg and Janice Zazinski.

Pssst...We are well aware that  our members are not likely to have issues with spelling or grammar that's a little "ruff", but don't worry....our editorial team can polish your story, as needed.
The Irish Setter on the computer photo is reprinted from a website called "iget2work". The "Bad spelling...image was posted on Facebook by Grammarly.  

Our second  A-DOG meeting  for 2016
A-DOG held four meetings in 2015 and the 2016 schedule will be announced in Wags and Tags. The next one will be Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. Future meetings in May, August and October. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Community Room of the Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Mass Ave (at Mystic, in Arlington Center).  The Community Room is accessible via the rear entrance at the municipal parking lot. Refreshments are served. New members show up every time so please join us!


A-DOG Membership!
A-DOG's membership year runs from April 1 through March 31, so some full memberships are up for renewal each spring.  If your membership has expired, you should receive a reminder letter in early 2016 during our  Membership Drive.  T hough, if you join now for the first time, your annual full membership will still be good through March, 2017.  As an A-DOG Full Member, you are entitled to discounts and benefits from our Friends of A-DOG businesses.  And, your dues and donations to A-DOG are tax deductible, to the full extent allowed by law.  
Shop for A-DOG!  

Please support businesses that support responsible dog owners in Arlington by patronizing our Friends of A-DOG Businesses.  Welcome to the newest Friends of A-DOG, including  Sit, Stay, Beg Cookie Company, Sono restaurant, The Clip Joint and  Magic Bites Bakery

Also, when you buy from Amazon, please start at the Amazon Smile website and choose "A-Dog The Arlington Dog Owners Group, Inc" as your preferred nonprofit group.  Amazon will make a donation to A-DOG and your purchase will not cost any more!

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