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Local Dog Parks

Happy National Dog Day. Providence has a handful of off-leash dog parks scattered about. This pup was running around like a crazy person in the spacious Waterman Street dog park. This park has everything: tall trees, winding paths, one big open space, and one special little enclosure for the smaller dogs. There are benches for […]

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Sit, Stay

A new exhibit starts Thursday, June 2, at the BankRI Pitman Street Gallery, Upstream with Wanda and Lenny, paintings and assorted artworks by Ricky Gagnon. Wanda and Lenny are Gagnon’s two mini-dachsunds. Gagnon cheerfully admits, “It’s all about them. It’s my job to keep them happy, pay all the bills and drive them around.” In

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Who’s A Good Boy? Answer Coming Soon

Events continue today and through Sunday at the Rhode Island Convention Center as the Bay Colony Cluster Dog Show takes over downtown Providence. ‘Best of Breed’ judging culminates in the final ‘Best of Show’ event. We all know the drill by now — groups include sporting, working, terrier, toy (seen here; Pomeranian, aerial view). Go

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“Poetry Event Organized By Veterinarians” Probably Makes This Event Sound Less Exciting Than It Actually Ought To Be

Acclaimed poet and National Book Award winner Mark Doty is reading at Rhode Island College tonight. Doty is scheduled to read from Dog Years, the bestselling 2007 memoir which centers around the companionship of his two retrievers. The event is part of Vet Week, a celebration of animals and their health organized which is by

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