Jingle Dogs

The holidays are a time for family, which includes our four-legged family members. Kate An Hunter, DVM, of Carver Lake Veterinary Center, shares some tips for ensuring a safe and enjoyable holiday for your pet.

Prepare for guests. If you have increased traffic in the home, make sure your animals are comfortable. And be watchful of doors!

Keep warm. “20 degrees is the cutoff,” Hunter says. Keep pets indoors when the temperature drops and if they must be outside, use booties.


The Return of Chuck & Don’s

Woodbury animal lovers hailed the opening of a new Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies in CityPlace shopping center this summer. The fast-growing pet supply retailer now boasts 24 stores in its home state and several additional locations in Wisconsin and Colorado. While Chuck & Don’s specialty is super premium dog and cat foods, the store has also become a go-to source for unique pet toys, custom gifts and gear, and quality grooming products.


Walk A By Buddy: A Pet and People Favorite

Shelley Benda has been running Walk A By Buddy, a local dog-walking and pet-sitting business, for three years. It has proven to be the perfect setup for Benda, her customers and the dogs. Benda was living in San Diego when she got her dog, Buddy, and she says her whole life changed.


Murphy: Therapy Dog About Town

Lesa Hobright-Turner says she is “one of those people who will always have a dog.” After the family dog passed away in 1995, she began frequenting the Animal Humane Society in Woodbury “just to get my dog fix,” she says. It was there that she met Murphy, a surprisingly composed German Shepherd/Lab pup who charmed her instantly and would eventually change her life.

Four New Local Pet Shops

People in Woodbury love their pets. It’s a city where dogs, cats and other animals are considered part of the family. In the last few months, new businesses have opened around town to help keep your pets happy, healthy and well-trained. We got the scoop from three local business owners.

Pet Evolution
429 Commerce Drive; 651.788.9998



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