Business “Friends of A-DOG”

Please patronize these businesses that support responsible dogowners! Business owners and managers, if you, too, would like to become a “Friend of A-DOG” please contact us.

“Friends of A-DOG” offering discounts or other promotions* to A-DOG full members. 

(alphabetical)

Above and Beyond Pet Services is a locally-owned business based in Belmont, serving Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Watertown, and Waltham. We offer professional, personalized dog-walking and pet care services, focused on individual pets and their specific needs. A&BPS is happy to offer A-Dog members a discount of $50 off their first month of full-time service (M-F). Please visit our website or check out our Yelp reviews for more information about us.

 
Acme Couture. “handcrafted doggie apparel”, Lincoln, MA
Owner Terri Stuler donated some beautiful handcrafted bandanas to one of our fundraisers, and is pleased to offer A-DOG members 15% off all purchases, including her fabulous dog coats and accessories.

Amazon’s Amazon Smile program.  Through its Amazon Smile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to A-DOG.  When you buy something at Amazon, instead of going through the regular link, go through the Amazon Smile link and identify “A-Dog The Arlington Dog Owners Group, Inc” as the organization you’d like to support.  At no additional cost to you, Amazon will give 0.5% of your purchase price to A-DOG!

Artwear. 189 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington. Owner, Arlington resident Gerry Mentz is pleased to offer A-DOG members 10% off any non-sale items in her East Arlington clothing boutique and design studio.

Beloved Companion Animal Massage offers A-DOG members a 10% discount on your first canine massage to A-DOG members, and an exclusive package: buy three canine massages, get the fourth free. Visit our website for more information.

Bette Yip Dog Training. Bette Yip proudly offers A-DOG members a 20% discount on selected private training plans (for tuition paid by cash or check; please write your A-DOG member number in the memo section of your check.) Contact Bette Yip at (781) 333-0630 for further details.  Bette Yip is a longtime friend of A-DOG, serving on our expert panels on dog behavior and hosting events at her former site in Arlington. She has now left the area but offers online training through her website. Contact her for details.

Camberville Dog Treats are three ingredient treats handcrafted in small batches in Cambridge. Fresh ground organic oats are combined with fruit and vegetables from local organic and sustainable farms. Our treats are gentle on sensitive stomachs and easy to chew for dogs of all ages and sizes. We also offer local farm catnip and handmade hemp rope dog toys. We are happy to offer ADOG members 15% off orders at www.cambervilledogtreats.com. Please send your membership number to info@cambervilledogtreats to receive a coupon code.

Deluxe Pet Care is pleased to offer ADOG members 1 free walk when your pup joins our pack! We offer doggie adventures as well as individual, personalized walks. We are based in East Arlington, licensed, insured & bonded. Owner Jennifer Elmaghraby is certified in pet first aid and has over 10 years experience professionally caring for animals, both as a veterinary technician and a top-notch pet sitter. Email us today  to set up a complimentary consultation.

Doggie Jogs. “Your Dog’s Physical Trainer” Insured and Bonded for over 4 years, our business focuses on the overall health of your dog through proper diet and exercise.  We are proud to offer to any A-DOG member, 5 Monday-Friday doggie jogs at a 20% discount (visitation times may vary).  Please visit our website or contact Chris Ricciuti at 781-727-3766.

Dogsit. since 1998, bonded, insured, one on one care.  Overnights in the comfort of the pup’s home and walks, one-on-one (unless you have more than one dog!).Owner, Heidi Hample of Arlington offers (1) 10% off Dogsit services for one week (Dogsit stays at the pup’s home or Dogsit daily walk for a period of Sunday-Saturday) and (2)  10% off on the dog’s birthday(or the day closest to the birthday). Call 617-259-6667.

Fetch. of Somerville, MA offers services to Somerville, North Cambridge, and East Arlington. Many of their clients enjoy Arlington’s Thorndike OLRA!  Owners Michelle and Mel are happy to offer a sign-on bonus of two free walks (a $50 value) should one of our members decide to hire Fetch. for their pet care needs.  Their consults are always complimentary.

Fit Doggie and Me — “People and their dogs…working out together!”. This exciting new program is being offered through the Town of Arlington Recreation, though private training sessions are also available.  Please see the website for more details.  Owner Mike Harb is happy to offer A-DOG members a 10% discount on the program.  (Please pay full price when registering through Arlington Recreation, then Mike will give you your 10% rebate when you present your A-DOG membership card at the first session.)

FlowDog  Canine Aquatic Fitness and Rehabilitation, offers comprehensive physical therapy services by a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner for aging pets, dogs who have suffered an injury, or following surgery for orthopedic or neurological conditions. In addition, FlowDog offers conditioning services for well dogs in a state of the art therapeutic pool.  Owner and “Top Dog”, Arlington’s Chris Cranston, is pleased to offer A-DOG members 10% off for their pet’s initial service, that is, either a physical therapy evaluation or swim consultation.

Go Play!!. 1046 Mass Ave (Brattle Square), Arlington, MA
Arlington owners Jen Hansen and Jen Pierce donated lovely gift baskets filled with goodies from their shop to our fundraisers and are happy to offer 10% off products and classes to A-DOG members.  Jen Pierce has also donated her time to serve on our expert panel, providing advice on dog behavior.

In Praise of PetsMedford, MA, serves the area, offering in-home training in two formats: for an hour-long lesson with the owner present, or for “day training”, which consists of multiple half-hour visits a week and culminates in a weekly half-hour session with the owner. Owner Miranda Courant-Morgan says “My approach is all positive-reinforcement based and relies solely on the principles of operant behavior (i.e. it’s all based on actual scientific evidence that these techniques work, rather than a “feeling”). Most of what I do is clicker training, but a lot can also be accomplished with other reinforcers. All of my basic information is available on my website…” Miranda is pleased to offer A-DOG members a 10% discount on all services, with an additional 5% off for all work with pit bulls (a total of 15% off for pit-bull owners).

Joe Trains Dogs, specializing in balanced training and behavior modification. Owner Joe Sullivan says, “My unique dog training approach is both effective and humane for you and your best friend!”  Joe is pleased to offer A-DOG members 50% off an initial consultation.

Life “Pawzed” Pet PhotographyOwner Lois Cunniff’s business in Chelsea, MA offers in home/ location pet photography in the greater Boston area. She will offer a special group photography session for A-DOG members (groups of 3). Please contact Lois for details.

Luv and Other Gifts, 189 Mass Ave, East Arlington, Capital Square. Luv owner Diane Buxton supports A-DOG in many ways, including donating prizes and also offers A-DOG members periodic discounts on beautiful pet-related gifts. Check their website for details.

Maida Pharmacy & Compounding Center, Arlington’s only independent pharmacy, at 121 Mass Ave, can help pet owners take on the sometimes challenging task of giving medicine to man’s best friend. Working with your veterinarian, pharmacist/owner Larry Maida, R.Ph., can formulate your dog’s medications in flavorful dog treats, easy to apply ointments, or allergen free doses.  Maida is proud to support A-DOG by offering a $5 discount coupon valid for any non-prescription item in the store to any member who brings in a new prescription compound for their pet. Call 781-643-7840 or ask your veterinarian to contact Larry Maida about your pet’s prescription.

Mariana Popiel is an experienced dog-walker and pet caretaker/sitter, working primarily in Lexington, Arlington, Concord and Cambridge.  She is pleased to offer A-DOG members a $5 discount for dog walks and a $10 discount per night for house/pet sitting (with an extra fee for additional walks).  Please contact Mariana at 781 308 2897 or charitonia@aol.com.

Menotomy Beer and Wine. 80 Broadway, Arlington, MA.  Arlington’s own locally-owned wine and beer shop — has sponsored several annual Wine and Whine Membership Celebrations for A-DOG members — offers to donate 5% of every wine purchase made by our members back to A-DOG! When you buy your wine please be sure to tell them that you’re an A-DOG member. In addition, Menotomy Beer and Wine regularly steps up to donate gift certificates for our drawings, in Feb, 2016, donating a $50 certificate for our Paint Your Pet fundraiser at ArtLounge Arlington.

Paint Squared. Pet Portraits by Maine artist, & animal lover, Elizabeth Fraser, who is happy to offer 15% off pet portraits to A-DOG members.

Pet Republic, Cambridge, MA. Could your canine companion use a manners class or a brush-up? Pet Republic offers special discounts promotions occasionally on training classes to A-DOG members…Watch for announcements of PROMO Codes on our Facebook page or call for more information.

The Ride & Groom, Mobile Dog Spa, Somerville, MA, is a full service, state of the
art grooming salon that travels to your home or work to fully pamper your
pup. The grooming experience consists of one on one attention for the pet
client during which he or she can relax and enjoy themselves. Owner Colleen Finnegan (colleen@therideandgroom.com) is offering $5 off a first time groom for all A-Dog members!

Yuppy Puppy Mobile Pet Grooming, “The spa comes to you”  Owners Linda Harder and Jennifer Downes generously offer A-DOG members a 10% discount on all services and donated a gift certificate for a mobile grooming (up to $100 value) to our Town Day, 2011 drawing.

*These valuable member benefits are available to our full members. Associate members, if you’d like to upgrade please contact us. If you’d like to check on your membership status, contact us for that, too, at dog.membership@gmail.com.

“Friends of A-DOG” supporting us through donations of goods (including gifts and gift certificates for our drawings), professional service, and/or funds:

(alphabetical)

Anchorhold Films, film-maker Chad Montrie collaborated with A-DOG on a very successful event (fall, 2012), a screening of his film “Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs”, followed by an expert panel discussion on dog behavior and training.  Chad also donated a DVD of his film to us to give to the Robbins Library.

ArtLounge in Arlington Heights sponsored our Paint Your Pet night (February, 2016) as a fundraiser for A-DOG! We received hundreds of dollars in cash donation as well as a generous gift card for our drawing from ArtLounge as a result of this successful event!

Autumn Care and Crossings in-home veterinary hospice care. Owner Dr. Becky Schoenberg donated her services to A-DOG with an informative and very moving presentation on “Caring for Senior Pets and Preparing for Loss”.  From the Autumn Care and Crossings website: “Our goal is to provide for the physical and psychological well-being of pets with geriatric, chronic, or terminal conditions, and the emotional needs of the people who love and care for them…”

Lisa Berasi, graphic designer, Arlington, MA. Lisa designed our A-DOG logo and has conducted other professional projects for us, such as a recent ad to support the Arlington High School Gilbert and Sullivan Club.

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners (formerly VESCONE) veterinary technician and board certified veterinary emergency responder Amy Breton, CVT, VTS (ECC) donated her presentation of a very informative A-DOG sponsored workshop on Pet First Aid and CPR Basics.  Blue Pearl sponsors Frankie’s Friends, a charitable pet foundation.

Blue Sky Dogs, owner Jen Burns provides dog walking and pet care.  Jen regularly donates gift certificates for our drawings and is also a generous supporter of A-DOG’s Friends of Thorndike OLRA (Dog Park) fund.

The Cooperative Dog, owner Vera Wilkinson offers “practical training for everyday life” and will be donating her time to A-DOG to present training workshops, including an upcoming event on Separation Anxiety.  Boston magazine’s 2011 choice for Best of Boston ‘Dog Trainer’!

“No more waiting for their next walk” Crate Escape!, with “9500 sq feet of day-care space so your dog can frolic leash-free,” has provided gift certificates for our drawings.

Emily Mayne, an A-DOG member and very talented Arlington jewelry artist, sold her jewelry at our Paint Your Fundraiser event and insisted on donating all proceeds to A-DOG! Please contact us to reach Emily for more information about her jewelry sales at craft shows and through house parties.

Lakota Bakery, “…if you have a passion for cookies”, Arlington Heights (owner Barbara Weniger) regularly donates gift certificates for our drawings.

Lucy’s Real Meat Treats, Arlington, MA donates its homemade meat treats to A-DOG events. Lucy’s “….started with the desire to give Lucy & Sophie, (A-Dogs!) treats that were affordable, healthy, minimally processed with no added junk, using the same high quality meat that Wendy, their owner was getting from her meat CSA. Thus a relationship was born. With generous help from Chestnut Farms, all natural Massachusetts pasture-raised beef dog treats are now available.” For more information contact Lucy’s at lucysmeattreats@gmail.com.

Magic Bites Bakery, Arlington, MA had donated some yummy gifts for our drawings.

Mill Brook Animal Clinic, owner and veterinarian Dr. Kevin Fallon has donated his time to serve on our expert panel on dog behavior and has donated gift certificates toward veterinary services for A-DOG’s partnership with Animal Control Officer Katie’s “Pawsitive Awards” Program.

Mineral King Productions, Alice Bouvrie, award winning Arlington film maker made possible the Prison Pups screening, a very successful A-DOG event

Northender Italian Kitchen in Arlington Heights donated a gift certificate for our recent Town Day booth.

Pawwtopia’s Doggie Day Camp, Inc, “…day care, grooming and more” in Arlington, MA, owner Virginia Gioia has donated gifts for our drawings and has offered us meeting space.

Robins Nest Pet Salon Arlington, MA regularly donates gift certificates for our drawings.

Regent Theatre, “Arlington’s showplace of entertainment” generously offered us its nonprofit rate for our film screening of “Prison Pups”, our first event as an organization!

RE/MAX Leading Edge, through its Arlington office and agent Judy Weinberg, has donated use of its meeting space to A-DOG.

Room to Breathe professional organizing,owner Monique Chaplin has offered us gift certificates for our drawings.

Sit, Stay, Beg Cookie Company has donated their wonderful, wholesome pet treats for our drawings.

Sono Asian Cuisine, Summer St., Arlington has donated gift certificates for delicious dinners for our drawings.

Unleashed by Petco, Arlington Heights, once donated a year’s supply of dog waste bags (60,000 bags) for the Thorndike Off-Leash Recreation Area and also regularly offers gifts for our drawings.

Whole Foods Market, Arlington has donated Whole Paws dog food samples for our events, gift prizes for drawings and is planning future partnerships with A-DOG.