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A Dog Lover’s Dream

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It’s no secret I love dogs. Just call me the crazy dog lady.I’ve always dreamed of having a career where I can be surrounded by pups all day. (Doesn’t everyone?) But I’m not interested in being a vet, dog-walker, or groomer… so what?The Collective Designs is my happy medium! It combines my three favorite things: clothes, creativity, and dogs.I started sketching and…

Not Your Average Kibble

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I love my dog, Kona, and I always want what’s best for her. I take her on multiple walks a day, brush her teeth once a week, and visit the vet often to make sure she’s in good shape! We care about our pets and their health. So why aren’t we more concerned about what dog food we’re giving them? And what ingredients are going into…

Tips for Traveling With Your Pooch

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I love bringing my dog, Kona, along with whether it’s to the beach, shopping, or a hike at Umstead. It’s more fun with your four-legged best friend by your side!However, sometimes our dogs don’t know their limits and we have to keep an eye on them. One thing is for sure, we want to keep our pets healthy and safe.Both the extreme weather of…

The Top 6 Dog-Friendly Places in Raleigh

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Raleigh, NC is a very modern city that likes to keep up with the times —always opening cool new restaurants, hip downtown bars, and hosting incredible community events. Raleigh businesses know how to cater to their demographic, which includes our furry-friends too. Raleigh prides themselves on being dog-friendly. This Summer, check out some of my Raleigh favorite attractions that fido can tag along with! Whether you are in…

How Adopting a Dog Will Change Your Life

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since adopting Kona but It’s harder to believe I almost let her go. I couldn’t imagine life without my four-legged, wet-nosed best friend now. Kona’s StoryI decided to foster for Second Chance pet adoptions in the early summer of 2016. The day before I picked up Kona from the shelter, I selfishly…

Essentials for Dog Lovers

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I am absolutely obsessed with my dog, Kona and feel no shame about it. Mostly because I know a lot of other dog parents feel the same! We find nothing wrong with giving our dog’s the very best. I spoil Kona with toys, treats, and other goodies —only because she deserves it! Therefore, I put together a list of essentials every dog lover needs! Some of these things are…