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Colony Cove, in Ellenton, Florida, is a


55-plus retirement community that allows multiple pets, including some breeds banned elsewhere. It maintains a large dog park, and at summer’s end, dogs are wel- come to take a dip in the pool. Further, the association offers mobile groomers, photos with Santa and costume contests. All species are welcome at Rose


Villa Senior Living, in Portland, Oregon, where residents’ request for an off-leash dog park play area was granted. One resident owns two dogs, two cats and an African gray parrot. Te largest-ever Canadian residential


project to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, Calgary’s University District, embraces ecological conservation, habitat restoration and long-term conservation management principles. Designed for residents to age in place with their families, recreational fitness amenities include on- and off-leash dog parks, a pet-friendly activity space and paths leading to parks.


Favorite Activities Sara Nick, chief content officer at Sidewalk Dog Media, in Minneapolis, suggests ex- periencing unique adventures. Dog pad- dling takes on new meaning via stand-up paddleboarding with a pooch at Minnesota’s Split Rock Lighthouse and Tettegouche state parks. Whatever the weather, equine-friend- ly pups can ride along in a horse-drawn car-


Find amenable lodging at PetsWelcome.com.


riage from Doubletree Carriage Company, in Spring Valley. Dogs are welcome to watch or snooze through film showings at the Long Drive-In, in Long Prairie. Birgit and Jim Walker, authors of Keep


Your Paws on the Road: A Practical Guide to Traveling with Dogs, travel by RV in sum- mer with their three dogs to favorite stops like Tombstone, Arizona. “Some tourist areas don’t welcome dogs, but in Tombstone, dogs can go for stagecoach rides and down into a mine with you,” she says. Kim Salerno, president and founder of


TripsWithPets.com, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, recommends Kimpton or Aloſt hotels. “Kimpton accepts any pet, any size, weight, breed or species. Amenities include a bed, treats, a water bowl and toys with no additional pet fee,” she says. Salerno continues, “In Asheville, dogs


are allowed on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Te Ernest Hemingway House, in Key West, Florida, allows small, cat-friendly dogs. Boutiques, feed stores, wineries and art galleries may say yes to pets. Ask first and make sure your pet is well-behaved.” Whether at home or traveling, families


can enjoy many opportunities to share new experiences with pets. Just be sure they mind their manners to have a good time.


Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.


Toxins in the Grass


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ogs eat grass, roll in it and walk on it. Pesticides on feet and fur


walk into the house. One of the top three pesticides sold in the U.S., known as 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, or 2,4-D, is used for golf courses, landscap- ing and public areas. Popular products containing 2,4-D include:


n Bayer Advanced All-in-One Lawn Weed and Crabgrass Killer


n Ortho Weed-B-Gon Max n Scotts Liquid Turf Builder n Scotts Snap Pac Weed & Feed


n Sta-Green Phosphorus-Free Weed & Feed


Source: HealthyPets.Mercola.com


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