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Pike dog licenses to be sold in Bushkill Friday morning

Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin will be at the Bushkill Post Office Friday selling dog licenses. He will be there between 9 a.m. and noon. Owners who fail to license their dogs can face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. An annual dog license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is [...]

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Nathan’s advice to prevent hot dogs

  Nathan is pretty sure you know better than leaving a dog in a car on a hot day. That would be cruel and even deadly. On very hot days, dogs don’t have to be in a car to get dangerously overheated. Symptoms of overheating in pets include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart [...]

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Dogs now allowed to camp at Promised Land cabins

For the first time, this year  the Pennsylvania forest and park system will allow dogs to stay with their owners at select state park cabins and camping cottages. The pilot program applies only to dogs. Do not bring your goat. Dogs will be allowed in cabins at seven state parks: Promised Land in Pike County; [...]

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Nathan gives Saw Creek a paws up

Nathan loves stories  about humans helping animals. Saw Creek Estates Community Association  recently sponsored a memorial walk in honor of former resident, Jane Monteforte. The event raised more than $1,800 for various local animal shelters. More than 150 people participated in the walk to uphold Monteforte’s mission to help neglected and abused animals. Monteforte was [...]

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Nathan recommends Saw Creek Memorial Walk

Nathan hinted at attending the “For the Love of Jane” memorial walk by fetching my walking shoes. Too soon, Nathan. The walk, planned by the Saw Creek Estates Community Association’s recreation department will be on April 28. The walk honors Jane Monteforte, a longtime Saw Creek employee, area resident and animal lover, who was passionate [...]

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Nathan’s feels naked without dog tags

  When Nathan gets dressed in the morning, he often reflects on the red tag dangling from his collar. Not only does it add a cheery jingle to the spring in his step, it also gives him the secure feeling that he can always find his way home. Dog owners are supposed to buy new licenses [...]

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Nathan gets into Christmas spirit

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Nathan romps in Bushkill snow

Nathan lives a shovel-free lifestyle, so the first big snow of the year is all good for him. After watching out the window as snow accumulated in his Bushkill yard all Saturday afternoon, he finally went outside. At 7:30 p.m fat flakes were falling steadily and it was already up to his hips. A neighbor’s [...]

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Nathan geeks out over Pike private community map

As a member of the hound family, Nathan navigates by nose so he figured he didn’t need maps. But not all maps are designed for wayfinding. He has spent hours studying a reference map showing Pike County’s residential developments. The map, showing all planned communities with more than 15 lots, was made by the Pike [...]

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Nathan sticks up for Pike

Without thumbs, it wasn’t easy for Nathan to remove the paper off the back of his new PIKE bumper sticker. But he was motivated, because the white and black euro sticker is pretty trendy. Mysterious even. Some 1000 Pike stickers were recently produced, paid for by local hotel tax money. The stickers are free, if [...]

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