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Trail Guide: Curly Creek Falls Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Washington


This week we kicked off our first hike of the Summer Trail Dog Challenge with a hike in Gifford Pinchot National Forest! As a warm up to our long season of hiking, and to stay below the low looming snow line, we opted to hike Curly Creek Falls Trail!

How to Navigate a Visit to the Emergency Vet


Truthfully, the past month and a half in our household has been absolutely EXHAUSTING. 

In the midst of our busy schedule and launch of our very first Summer Trail Dog Challenge, reality struck, and Ruby fell rapidly ill.

In the past 3 weeks, we have visited Emergency Veterinarians twice for Ruby's worsening gastrointestinal issues, which would cause her condition to decline to the point of being life threatening in a matter of hours. Her current diagnosis is hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, and she is currently responding well to her treatment. Despite the positive outcome, I can easily say that these emergency trips were some of the most overwhelming and difficult hours of my life, but I am forever thankful to these doctors for their quick, skillful work to help save Ruby.

Though we hope you and your pets never have to make a trip to the emergency vet, in the event that you do, we do have a few tips to help you navigate the process and make things a little easier and less stressful.

Join the 2017 Summer Trail Dog Challenge!


We Invite You and Your Pup to Join the 2017 Summer Trail Dog Challenge!

Do you an your pup love the outdoors? Does your pup tag along on your hiking adventures? If so, we invite you and your family to join our Summer Trail Dog Challenge by hiking one dog friendly trail a week this summer!

What is the Summer Trail Dog Challenge?

The 2017 Summer Trail Dog Challenge is a weekly photo contest that challenges people and their pups to get outside and hike one dog friendly trail a week! While you're on your adventure, take a picture that fits that week's theme and post it on Instagram with #SummerTrailDogChallenge and #RubyOnAlki! Our favorite post each week will win a feature on our blog, and be entered for a chance to win a prize from one of our awesome partners at the end of the summer!