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


Tips for puppy-proofing your home

March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Spring is the time many people adopt new puppies, so the week leading up to National Puppy Day is a great time to discuss some important points around bringing home a new little ball of fur. Getting a new puppy can be thrilling, but... READ MORE

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

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Dealing With Dog Breath

While your dog’s breath might not always smell minty fresh, it also shouldn’t be so offensive that you want to get away. If your dog’s bad breath knocks your socks off, it’s probably not normal and should be addressed. So what’s causing that stinky breath and what can... READ MORE

Tips for Socializing Your New Dog

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The Origins of 10 Nicknames of Dog Breeds

If you’ve ever owned one of the following dog breeds, you’ve probably heard the nickname they are associated with. But you might not know why they have that nickname, and if you don’t own one of these particular breeds, you may not have been aware that these breed... READ MORE

Can Dogs Be Altruistic?

Will dogs behave selflessly for the good of another dog? Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna recently performed an experiment to put this question to the test. While altruistic, or prosocial, behavior has been demonstrated in animals that... READ MORE

Caring for Your Dog’s Paws

Dogs’ paws are made for walking and they’re accustomed to navigating tough surfaces. However, this does not make them immune to sore paws or injury. Sharp objects on the ground or weather conditions can impact the condition of your dog’s paws. Additionally, without... READ MORE