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I am the proud fur-mama of two adventure pups, Leia and Vader. I'm fortunate to own a dog walking company in Colorado, so my pups are with me all day – it's take your dog to work day, everday. What I love most about having the pups with me is they help me socialize and exercise other dogs as well as, provide companionship to me on our drives from one client to the other but it wasn't always this way. Vader is our first rescue pup, at the time I worked an office job that required me to drive home on my lunch breaks,...

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For us dirtbags there is nothing like waking up in the tent, listening to the birds sing their morning songs, and getting a nice stretch and a bend in before breakfast. This is what keeps us awake and alive! With all the noise of wars, violence, and threats to our great outdoors, spending time outside is a great way to get away form it all. There is only one real concern that I have when I am enveloped in my nature oasis. That is...What kind of Wildlife is around that could kill me?!! Ok maybe that's a little extreme, but...

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Hey Roll Dogs – It's Earth Month! And like many of you, we are rolling up our sleeves, getting our hands in the dirt and promoting the three R's that will steer our world for a greener future; you guessed it, reduce, reuse and recycle. In this post we discuss the trash that cannot be recycled or reused which often ends up in landfills -- biodegradable materials. A few days ago, Johnny and I were listening to NPR's 1A show Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: Remaking Recycling. The show was hosted by Joshua Johnson and had guests Reid Lifset, research scholar and...

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So here's a golden nugget about us, we also own and operate a dog walking company in Colorado Springs, CO. Vader & Leia come with us to almost every client; some of our clients request them for socialization. We have hundreds of hours of experience with on and off leash dog training. Before you decide to unclip the leash and transition to "off-leash" to let your dog run free we've got a few tips for you.     Know the basics Hiking with your dog can be an excellent bonding experience, they throw themselves wholeheartedly into adventures. However, the quality of the...

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Hey, Roll Dogs – I cannot believe it's Spring!  The weather in Colorado has been indecisive to say the least; one day snow and high winds, the next 65º degrees or higher. I took Vader and Leia out for a hike this morning and I was bundled with my beanie, coat, boots and gloves. By noon, I was shedding all my layers and cramming them into my backpack, hello Spring! This week we're sharing our top 10 essentials for Spring hiking with your dogs. Here we go... 1. Snacks & Food When preparing for a hike make sure you pack snacks...

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