When of a nature that can be dealt with using limited staff are sometimes accommodated. Most emergencies are best treated by the Peninsula Animal Referral Center, a state of the art, fully staffed, after-hours facility located in Tabb, 5-1/2 miles south of GAH on Highway 17.

Peninsula Animal Referral Center
1120 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17)
Telephone: 757-874-8115


What’s that smell? Summer hygiene tips for your dog.

With summer comes long days spent outside, enjoying the nice weather and all the activities it has to offer. Of course, with that comes dirty dogs! Dogs often have different ideas about what counts as “dirty”, so you may need to persuade your dog that if he wants to... READ MORE

The Dog Days of Summer: Avoiding Heatstroke and Dehydration

During the long, hot, ‘dog days of summer’, it is important to pay attention to just how hot our pets can get in extreme heat, and make sure we are aware of the signs they show if they are getting overheated or dehydrated. Pets can easily get heatstroke and dehydrated... READ MORE

5 tips for a positive Take Your Dog to Work Day

This Friday, June 24th is Take Your Dog to Work Day! This day started in 1996 in the UK by Pet Sitters International, encouraging pet parents to bring their beloved pups to work with them. The United States jumped on board in 1999, and many other countries like... READ MORE

Lyme Disease Prevention & Awareness

May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month! Lyme disease is a very serious and potentially debilitating bacterial infection that affects our canine companions, as well as humans, cats, and horses. Dogs are upwards of 50 percent more likely to get Lyme disease than humans.... READ MORE

Allergy and Asthma Awareness for your Pets

It’s that time of year again- when environmental allergens all come out to play and start wreaking havoc on sinuses and skin. Reacting to particles in the environment is not just for humans- animals can also have reactions to allergens in the environment. Allergens... READ MORE

Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week! It is a week focused on providing education around preventing dog bites. With millions of dogs in the world, there are a staggering number of people who get bitten every year. The majority of them are children, who are... READ MORE

How your dog shows they love you

Sometimes, it’s easy to think that our dogs only tolerate us because we feed them, take them for walks and provide a warm comfy place to sleep. We love our dogs, often unconditionally, and are generally willing to do anything for them. But you sometimes have to... READ MORE

The Best Fruits and Veggies for Dogs

Fruits and vegetables make great snacks for dogs! They provide an extra boost of vitamins and nutrients to compliments your dog’s regular diet, which are good for teeth, bones, eyesight, coat, immune system, and more. Fruit and vegetable treats are generally lower... READ MORE

Pet Health insurance- is it worth it?

Have you ever thought about purchasing pet insurance for your pet? If it something you’ve never considered, it might be worth doing the research, and decide for yourself if it’s a worthy investment for your four-legged companions. Every year, 1 in 3 pets end up at the... READ MORE

Top 10 Household Poisons for Dogs

There are many substances around your house that are dangerous and even toxic for dogs to eat or get into. Below, you’ll find the top 10 household poisons for dogs: 1) Chocolate Chocolate seem to be the one food everyone knows is bad for dogs. Chocolate contains... READ MORE