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Botanic Garden offers two more dog nights

posted July 7th, 2016 by
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If you missed last month’s Dog Night at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, you still have two more opportunities to roam the garden with your best pal. Tonight and Aug. 4, the garden will be open late for dogs and their people to enjoy.

Between 5 and 8 p.m. enjoy a walk around the lake or in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces, dogs are restricted from the Children’s Discovery Garden. Complimentary dog treats will be available as well as wading pools for pooches to cool off!

Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and registrations and controlled by a leash (no retractable leashes). One dog per person, please. To keep the Garden enjoyable for all, please plan to clean up after your pup.

Free for Garden members and member dogs; Regular admission applies ($8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12, and free for children 2 years and under); $4 per dog for non-members.  For more information, call 918-289-0330. For map/directions, visit

Bo, the Botanic Garden dog.

Bo, the Botanic Garden dog.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Walking made easy

posted October 27th, 2014 by
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As a stay-at-home mom, I often find myself home alone with a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and, lately, some gorgeous fall weather.

Playing in the backyard is fun, but a change of scenery is always nice. Giving your dog the opportunity to explore new and uncharted territory can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to behavior. Check out this PetMD slideshow for nine more benefits of walking your dog.

IMG_0998Logistically, however, I’ve been a little at a loss as to how to take all four of my kiddos on a  walk on my own.

And then I discovered the hands-free leash along with the take two coupler. Of course, the coupler works best if your dogs are of similar size and walk at about the same speed.

A baby carrier allows me to wear my son on my back and the hands-free leash means my daughter can hold my hand and feel like she is helping walk the dogs. My dogs were never able to get the hang of walking with a stroller.

After our first walk in what felt like ages, I was feeling a little bit like a supermom. I only hope we don’t run out of beautiful fall weather to enjoy!

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]