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Congratulations To The Winners Of Our
9th Annual TOP DOG READERS CHOICE SURVEY!

“Official” Dog Park
1st: Warwick Dog Park
2nd Barrington Dog Park
3rd: South Kingstown Dog Park
Runners-Up:
•  Newport Dog Park
• Gano St. Dog Park – Providence


“Unofficial” Dog Park
1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich
2nd: Colt State Park – Bristol
3rd: Roger Williams Park – Providence
Runners-Up:
• Lincoln Woods – Lincoln
• Chase Farm – Lincoln


Take Your Dog For A Swim
1st: Narragansett Beach (off season)
2nd: Goddard Memorial State Park
3rd: Colt State Park
Runners-Up:
• Lincoln Woods
• Block Island Beaches


Pet Friendly Bar
1st: Nick-A-Nees – Providence
2nd:  O’Brien’s Pub- Newport
3rd: Scotty’s Big Dawgs Resaurant and
Pub – Middletown
Runners-Up:
• Aidan’s Pub – Bristol
• The Canfield House (porch) – Newport


Pet Friendly Restaurant
(outdoor seating)
1st: Trinity Brew House – Providence
2nd Tie: Garden Grille Cafe – Providence
2nd Tie: India Restaurant – Providence
3rd: Julians Restaurant – Providence
Runners-Up:
• Nick’s On Broadway – Providence
• Leo’s Ristorante – Bristol


Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
(outdoor seating)
1st: Seven Stars Bakery – Providence
and Rumford
2nd: Coffee Exchange – Providence
3rd: Starbucks – Wayland Square,
Providence
Runners-Up:
• White Electric – West End – Providence
• The Coffee Depot – Warren


Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st: Any City Dog Park
2nd:  Bow Chika Wow Town Indoor
Dog Park – Warwick
3rd: Whole Foods pet aisle
Runners-Up:
• Blackstone Blvd. – Providence
• Block Island Ferry


Weekend Getaway With Your Pet
1st:  Block Island, RI
2nd: Portland, ME
3rd: Provincetown, MA
Runners-Up:
• Nantucket, MA
• Newport, RI


Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)
1st: The Gothic Inn – Block Island
2nd: Lands End Inn – Provincetown
3rd: Woof Cottages –
Nantucket, MA
Runners-Up:
• Lazy Dog Inn – Chocorua, NH
• The Paw House Inn – West Rutland, VT


Groomer
1st: Muttley Crew – Smithfield
2nd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort -Warwick
3rd Tie: Style Unleashed – Barrington
3rd Tie: Four Paws Grooming –
N. Providence
Runners-Up:
• ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique- Lincoln
• Stars They Are – Seekonk


Self-serve Dog Wash
1st: Scrub-A-Pup – Cranston
2nd: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique –
Lincoln
3rd: Roam Dog Club – Providence
Runners-Up:
• Puppy La Pew – Pawtucket
• My bathtub – everywhere


Mobile Dog Grooming
1st:  Fur Kidz Mobil Pet Grooming
2nd: Top Dog Mobile Grooming
3rd: The Green Groomer Paw Spa
Runners-Up:
• Door 2 Door Pet Grooming
• The Salty Dog Mobile Grooming Spa


Pet Boutique
1st: WoofWoof! – Warren
2nd: Dogs in Harmony – Johnston
3rd: Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery
South Kingstown
Runners-Up:
• Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique
Wickford
• Plaid & Stripe – Providence


Dog Bakery
1st: Dogs In Harmony – Johnston
2nd: Jack’s Snacks – Cranston
3rd: WoofWoof! – Warren
Runners-Up:
• Bone Appetit Dog Bakery
East Greenwich
• Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery -S. Kingstown


Dog Trainer
1st: Heather Gutshall CPDT-KA
2nd Solid K9 Training – Providence
3rd Tie: Off The Leash – Attleboro
3rd Tie: Canine Mastery – Seekonk
Runners-Up:
• Dynamic Dog Training Services
• Pooch Pawsitive


Place for Agility Training
1st: K9 Connection – Warwick
2nd: Canine Mastery –
Seekonk
3rd: Dynamic Dog Training Services
Runners-Up:
• Delmyra Kennels – Exeter
• MasterPeace Dog Training – Franklin


Board & Train Facility
1st: Outbound Hounds – Cranston
2nd: Solid K9 Training – Providence
3rd: K9 Instincts Inc. – Portsmouth
Runners-Up:
• Canine Behavioral Services Inc. –
Hope Valley
• Pack of Paws Dog Training -Southbridge


Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service
1st: Ruffin’ Wranglers’ Dog Excursions
2nd:  Paws N Claws
3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Service
Runners-Up:
• Furry Friends Pet Care Service
• I’ll Do It


Overnight Boarding Kennel
1st: RI Animal Medical Center & 4 Paws Pet Resort – Warwick
2nd: Off The Leash Doggie
Daycare – Attleobor
3rd: Delmyra Kennels – Exeter
Runners-Up:
• Hidden Acres Kennel – Rehoboth
• Bow Chika Wow Town – Warwick


“In-Home” Overnight Pet Care
1st: Muttley Crew
2nd: Paws N Claws
3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Sitting
Runner Up:
• Scracth N’ Sniff
• Furry Friends Pet Care


Doggie Daycare
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare
Attleboro
2nd: The Barking Lot – Providence
3rd: RI Animal Medical & 4 Paws Pet Resort – Warwick
Doggie Daycare
Runners-Up:
• MetroPet Dog Center – Warwick
• Ocean Dog Club – Pawtucket


 Electronic Pet Containment
1st: Moriarty’s Fence Co.Warwick/Portmouth/N. Stonington
2nd: K-9 Contain & Train – Warwick, RI
3rd: East Bay Pet Fence – Warren, RI


Best Veterinary Practice/Hospital/Clinic
1st: Oaklawn Animal Hospital-Cranston
2nd: Providence River Animal Hospital -Providence
3rd: Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic – Cumberland
Runners-Up:
• Rhode Island Animal Medical Center & 4 Paws Pet Resort-Warwick
• NorthPaws Veterinary Center-Greenville


Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice
1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter
2nd: NorthPaws Veterinary Center-Greenville
3rd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc.-Smithfield
Runners-UP:
• Atlantic Animal Hospital &
Wellness Center – Charlestown
• Crowing Hen Veterinary
Homeopathy, LLC -Chepachet


 24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital
1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists-East Greenwich
2nd: Bay State Veterinary Emergency-Swansea
3rd: Mass – RI Vet. E.R. Inc – Swansea
Runners-Up:
• North Paws
Veterinary Services – Greenville
• Tufts – MA


Mobile Vet
1st: All Pets Mobile Vet
2nd: Salmon River Vet (RI’s Mobile Vet)
3rd: Creature Comforts Mobile Vet
Runners-Up:
• Bayside Mobile Veterinary Care, Inc
• Seaside Veterinary Services


Veterinary Rehabilitation Center
1st: Healing Paws – Providence
2nd: The Canine Joint – Seekonk
3rd: Tufts – MA
Runners-Up:
• RI K-9 Rehab – Newport
• Rhode Island Pet Rehab – Charlestown


Animal Massage Therapist
1st: Jeff Corey at Healing Paws
2nd Place Tie: Carolyn MacDonald at Wet Nose Canine Massage
2nd Place Tie: Heather Watson
Natural Paws Pet Resort
3rd: Teri Derosiers at Zen Dog Canine Massage in K9 Connection
Runners-Up:
• Kerrie Ascoli – Spirit Animal Massage
• Jessica Gonsalves at Peace Dogs Canine Care Services


Crematorium/Aftercare Facility
1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation Services – Cranston
2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery-East Providence
3rd: Potter League for Animals-Middletown
RunnerS-Up:
• Pet Memorial Park – Foxboro
• RISPCA – Riverside


Pooper Scooper Service
1st: DoodyCalls
2nd: Muttley Crew
3rd: Pet Butler
Runner-Up:
• Doggie Doos of Rhode Island
• Kanine Kleenup


Pet Photographer
1st: Traer Scott Photography
2nd: Zendog Pet Portraits at
K9 Connection
3rd: Catherine Hellmen
(Whiskers Pet Portraits)
Runners-Up:
• Fetching Photography
• Maria Giannini Photography


Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd: William Schaff
3rd: Lana Linscott Studios
RUNNERS-UP:
Laurelin Sitterly
Kerrie Ascoli


Bird Supply Store
1st: Jungle Junction –
Cumberland
2nd: Rumford Pet Center – East Providence
3rd: Critter Hut – N. Kingstown and Narragansett
RunnerS-Up:
• Oceans of Pets – Woonsocket
• Pet Supplies Plus RI and MA


Aquarium Store
1st: Aqua-Life Aquarium –
Providence
2nd: Critter Hut – N. Kingstown
and Narragansett
3rd: Fish Bown – W. Warwick
RunnerS-Up:
• Something Fishy – Warwick
• Coral Reef Aquarium – Seekonk


Locally Owned Pet Supply Store
1st: Allies Tack & Feed -N. Kingstown
2nd:  Woof!Woof! – Warren
3rd: Rumford Pet Center -East Providence
Runners-Up:
• Critter Hut – Narragansett & N. Kingstown
• Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery -S. Kingstown


Dog Food
1st: Blue Buffalo
2nd: Wellness
3rd: Taste Of The Wild
Runners-Up:
• FROMM
• Merrick


 Cat Food
1st: Blue Buffalo
2nd: Wellness
3rd: Taste of The Wild
Runners-Up:
• Eagle Pack Holistic Canned
• Iams


Dog Toy
1st: Kong
2nd: Tennis ball and Chuck-It
3rd: Nylabone
Dog Toy Runners-Up:
• Orbee-Tuff Ball by
Planet Dog
• Hurley Toy by West Paw Design


Volunteer Group/Shelter/Rescue
1st: Handsome Dan’s Rescue For Pit Bull Type Dogs
2nd: Providence Animal Rescue League
3rd: Warwick Animal Shelter
Runners-Up:
• Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
• Potter League For Animals
• East Greenwich Animal Protection League


Pet Event
1st: Providence Animal Rescue
League’s “Pet Walk”
2nd:Providence Animal Rescue
League’s “The Rescue”
3rd  RISPCA Howling
Hounds Walk
Runners-Up:
• Potter League’s-“Walk For Animals”
• Rescue Ride- Warwick Animal Shelter

Congratulations
To All The Top Dogs!

 

 

Congratulations To The Winners Of Our
8th Annual TOP DOG READERS CHOICE SURVEY!

“Official” Dog Park
1st: Warwick Dog Park
2nd South Kingstown Dog Park
3rd: Barrington Dog Park
Runners-Up:
• Gano St. Dog Park - Providence
• Newport Dog Park


“Unofficial” Dog Park
1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich, RI
2nd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI
3rd: Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI
Runners-Up
• Chase Farm - Lincoln, RI
• Roger Williams Park - Providence, RI


Take Your Dog For A Swim
1st: Narragansett Beach (off season)
2nd: Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich, RI
3rd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI
Runners-Up
• Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI
• Block Island Beaches - Block Island, RI


Pet Friendly Bar
1st: Nick-A-Nees - Providence, RI
2nd: O’Brien’s Pub- Newport, RI
3rd: Aidan’s Pub - Bristol, RI
Runners-Up:
• Scotty’s Big Dawgs Resaurant and
Pub - Middletown, RI
• The Canfield House (porch) - Newport, RI



Pet Friendly Restaurant (outdoor seating)

1st: Trinity Brew House - Providence, RI
2nd: Garden Grille Cafe - Providence, RI
3rd Tie: India Restaurant - Providence, RI
3rd Tie: Julian’s Restaurant - Providence, RI
Runners-Up:
• Nick’s On Broadway - Providence, RI
• Leo’s Ristorante - Bristol, RI


Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
(outdoor seating)

1st: Seven Stars Bakery - Providence
and Rumford, RI
2nd: Coffee Exchange - Providence, RI
3rd: Starbucks - Wayland Square
Providence, RI
Runners-Up:
• White Electric - Providence, RI
• The Coffee Depot - Warren, RI


Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st: Any City Dog Park
2nd: Whole Foods pet aisle
3rd: Blackstone Blvd. - Providence, RI
Runners-Up:
• Block Island Ferry
• Bow chika Wow Town Indoor
Dog Park - Warwick, RI


Weekend Getaway
With Your Pet

1st: Block Island, RI
2nd: Provincetown, MA
3rd: Portland, ME
Runners-Up:
• Nantucket, MA
• Newport, RI


Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)
1st: The Gothic Inn - Block Island, RI
2nd: Lands End Inn - Provincetown, RI
3rd: Woof Cottages - Nantucket, MA
Runners-Up:
• Lazy Dog Inn - Chocorua, NH
• The Paw House Inn - West Rutland, VT


Groomer
1st: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort -Warwick, RI
2nd: Four Paws Grooming
North Providence, RI
3rd: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique
Lincoln, RI
Runners-Up
• Muttley Crew - Smithfield, RI
• Style Unleashed - Barrington, RI


Self-serve Dog Wash
1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique -
Lincoln, RI
2nd: Puppy La Pew - Pawtucket, RI
3rd: Scrub-A-Pup - Pawtucket, RI
Runners-Up
• My bathtub - everywhere
• Roam Dog Club - Providence, RI


Mobile Dog Grooming
1st: Fur Kidz Mobil Pet Grooming
2nd: Top Dog Mobile Grooming
3rd: Clean Pets Express
Runners-Up
• The Green Groomer Paw Spa
• Door 2 Door Pet Grooming


Pet Boutique
1st: Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery
South Kingstown, RI
2nd: Dogs in Harmony - Johnston, RI
3rd: WoofWoof! - Warren, RI
Runners-Up:
• Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique
Wickford, RI
• Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI


Dog Bakery
1st: Jack’s Snacks - Cranston, RI
2nd: Bone Appetit Dog Bakery
East Greenwich, RI
3rd: Dogs In Harmony - Johnston, RI
Runners-Up
• WoofWoof! - Warren, RI
• Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery - S. Kingstown, RI


Dog Trainer
1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA
2nd Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI
3rd: Off The Leash - Attleboro, MA
Runners-Up:
• Dynamic Dog Training Services
• Heather Gutshall


Place for Agility Training
1st: K9 Connection - Warwick, RI
2nd: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA
3rd: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI
Runners-Up:
• Dynamic Dog Training Services
• Performance Plus - Taunton, MA


Board & Train Facility
1st: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal
School - Warren, RI
3rd: K9 Instincts Inc. - Portsmouth, RI
Runners-Up:
• Outbound Hounds
• Off The Leash


Dog Walking/
Pet Sitting Service

1st: Ruffin’ Wranglers’ Dog Excursions
2nd: I’ll Do It
3rd Tie: Furry Fellas Pet Service
3rd Tie: The Pet Sitter
Runners-Up:
• Furry Friends Pet Care Service
• Four Paws & A Tail


Overnight Boarding Kennel
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare
Attleboro, MA
2nd: RI Animal Medical & 4 Paws Pet Resort Warwick, RI
3rd: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI
Runners-Up:
• Hidden Acres Kennel - Rehoboth, MA
• Alexandra Morgan Animal School &
Daycare - Warren, RI


“In-Home” Overnight Pet Care
1st: Furry Friends Pet Care
2nd: Furry Fellas Pet Sitting
3rd: Four Paws and A Tail Pet Sitting
Runner Up:
• Yolanda’s Pet Sitting & Errand Service
• Muttley Crew


Doggie Daycare
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare
Attleboro, MA
2nd: MetroPet Dog Center - Warwick, RI
3rd: The Barking Lot - Providence, RI
Runners-Up:
• RI Animal Medcial & 4 Paws Pet Resort
• Canine Mastery


Electronic
Pet Containment

1st: Moriarty’s Fence Co.Warwick/Portmouth/N. Stonington
2nd: K-9 Contain & Train - Warwick, RI
3rd: East Bay Pet Fence - Warren, RI


Best Veterinary
PractiCe/Hospital/Clinic
1st: Oaklawn Animal Hospital
Cranston, RI
2nd: Providence River
Animal Hospital Providence, RI
3rd Tie: Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic - Cumberland, RI
3rd Tie: Rhode Island Animal Medical
Center & 4 Paws Pet Resort
Warwick, RI
Runners-Up:
• Wolf Rock Animal Health Center
Exeter, RI
• NorthPaws Veterinary Center
Greenville, RI


Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice
1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter, RI
2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc.
Smithfield, RI
3rd: Atlantic Animal Hospital & Wellness Center
Runners-Up
• NorthPaws Veterinary Center
Greenville, RI
• Crowing Hen Veterinary Homeopathy, LLC -Chepachet, RI


24 Hour Emergency
Vet Hospital

1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
East Greenwich, RI
2nd: Mass - RI Vet. E.R. Inc - Swansea, MA
3rd: Bay State Veterinary Emergency
Swansea, MA
Runners-Up:
• North Paws Veterinary Service (taking over for Emergencey Veterinary
Services of RI)
• Tufts - MA



Mobile Vet
1st: All Pets Mobile Vet
2nd: Salmon River Vet (RI’s Mobile Vet)
3rd: Seaside Veterinary Services
Runners-Up:
• Creature Comforts Mobile Vet - RI
• Bayside Mobile Veterinary Care, Inc - RI


Veterinary
Rehabilitation Center

1st: Healing Paws - Providence, RI
2nd: The Canine Joint - Seekonk, MA
3rd: Tufts - MA
Runners-Up:
• RI K-9 Rehab - Newport, RI
• Rhode Island Pet Rehab - Charlestown, RI


Animal Massage
Therapist

1st: Jeff Corey at Healing Paws - RI
2nd: Carolyn MacDonald at Wet Nose
Canine Massage - MA
3rd: Heather Watson
Natural Paws Pet Resort - RI
Runners-Up:
• Teri Derosiers at Zen Dog Canine Massage in K9 Connection - RI
• Jessica Gonsalves at Peace Dogs Canine Care Services - RI


Crematorium/Aftercare Facility
1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation
Services - Cranston, RI
2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery
East Providence, RI
3rd: Potter League for Animals
Middletown, RI
RunnerS-Up:
• Pet Memorial Park - Foxboro, MA
• RISPCA - Riverside, RI


Pooper Scooper Service
1st: DoodyCalls
2nd: Pet Butler
3rd: Muttley Crew
Runner-Up:
• Kanine Kleenup


Pet Photographer
1st: Traer Scott Photography
2nd: Zendog Pet Portraits at K9 Connection
3rd: Fetching Photography
Runners-Up:
• Catherine Hellmen (Whiskers Pet Portraits)
• Maria Giannini Photography


Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd: Lana Linscott Studios
3rd: William Schaff


Bird Supply Store
1st: Jungle Junction - Cumberland, RI
2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
3rd: Critter Hut - N. Kingstown and
Narragansett
Runners-Up:
• Oceans of Pets - Woonsocket, RI
• Pet Supplies Plus - RI


Aquarium Store
1st: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
2nd: Something Fishy - Warwick, RI
3rd: Aqua-Life Aquarium - Providence, RI
Runners-Up:
• Critter Hut - N. Kingstown
and Narragansett
• Fish Bown - W. Warwick, RI


Locally Owned
Pet Supply Store

1st: Allies Tack & Feed - N. Kingstown, RI
2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
3rd: Critter Hut - Narragansett &
N. Kingstown
Runners-Up:
• Island Animal General Store
Jamestown, RI
• WoofWoof! - Warren, RI


Dog Food
1st: Blue Buffalo
2nd: Wellness
3rd: Taste Of The Wild
Runners-Up:
• FROMM
• Merrick


Cat Food
1st: Blue Buffalo
2nd: Wellness
3rd: Taste of The Wild
Runners-Up:
• Alexandra Morgan’s
Natural Homemade Diet
• Eagle Pack Holistic Canned


Dog Toy
1st: Kong
2nd: Tennis ball and Chuck-It
3rd: Nylabone
Runners-Up:
• Orbee-Tuff Ball by Planet Dog
• Hurley Toy by West Paw Design


Volunteer Group/
Shelter/Rescue

1st: Handsome Dan’s Rescue
For Pit Bull Type Dogs
2nd: Providence Animal
Rescue League
3rd: RISPCA
Runners-Up:
• Potter League For Animals
• Friends Of Attleboro Animal Shelter


Pet Event
1st: PARL Pet Walk
2nd: Rhode Island Pet Show
3rd: RISPCA Howling Hounds Walk
Runners-Up:
• PARL’s “The Rescue”
• Rescue Ride - Warwick Animal Shelter

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the
2011 TOP DOG SURVEY!

(voting will start soon for this years Top Dogs!)

We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Top Dog
Readers’ Choice Survey! This year proved to be our most popular yet, with thousands of votes. It’s
wonderful to see deserving local businesses get the recognition they deserve.
Also, this year we’ve included a number of runner-ups as many of the votes were so close, we felt these businesses deserved some recognition as well.Thank you to all our wonderfulreaders who took the time to vote and to the amazing local pet businesses and organizations who placed as Top Dogs!

“Official” Dog Park
1st: Warwick Dog Park
2nd Barrington Dog Park
3rd: Gano St. Dog Park - Providence
Runner Ups:
South Kingstown Dog Park
Newport Dog Park


“Unofficial” Dog Park
1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich, RI
2nd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI
3rd: Chase Farm - Lincoln, RI
Runner Ups
Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI
Roger Williams Park - Providence, RI


Take Your Dog For A Swim
1st: Narragansett Beach (off season)
2nd: Lincoln Woods - Lincoln, RI
3rd: Colt State Park - Bristol, RI
Runner Ups
Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich, RI
Block Island Beaches - Block Island, RI


Pet Friendly Bar
1st: Nick-A-Nees - Providence, RI
2nd: O’Brien’s Pub- Newport, RI
3rd: Aidan’s Pub - Bristol, RI
Runner Ups:
Scotty’s Big Dawgs Res aurant and
Pub - Middletown, RI
The Canfield House (porch) - Newport, RI


Pet Friendly Restaurant (outdoor seating)
1st: Trinity Brew House - Providence, RI
2nd: Julians Restaurant - Providence, RI
3rd: India Restaurant - Providence, RI
Runner Ups:
Garden Grille Cafe - Providence, RI
Nick’s On Broadway - Providence, RI

Pet Friendly Coffee Shop (outdoor seating)
1st: Seven Stars Bakery - Providence
and Rumford, RI
2nd: Coffee Exchange - Providence, RI
3rd: Starbucks - Wayland Square
Providence, RI
Runner Ups:
White Electric - West End - Providence, RI
The Coffee Depot - Warren, RI


Pet Friendly Book Store
1st: Books On The Square - Providence, RI
2nd: A Novel Idea - Bristol, RI
3rd: Myopic Books - Providence, RI


Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st: Any City Dog Park
2nd: Blackstone Blvd. - Providence, RI
3rd: Whole Foods pet aisle
Runner Ups:
Block Island Ferry
Volunteering at your local shelter


Weekend Getaway
With Your Pet

1st: Block Island, RI
2nd: Provincetown, MA
3rd: Portland, ME
Runner Ups:
Nantucket, MA
Newport, RI


Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)
1st: The Gothic Inn - Block Island, RI
2nd: Lazy Dog Inn - Chocorua, NH
3rd: Lands End Inn - Provincetown, RI
Runner Ups:
Woof Cottages - Nantucket, MA
The Paw House Inn - West Rutland, VT


Groomer
1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique
Lincoln, RI
2nd: Four Paws Grooming
North Providence, RI
3rd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort -Warwick, RI
Runner Ups
Off The Leash - Attleboro, MA
Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI


Self-serve Dog Wash
1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique - Lincoln, RI
2nd: Puppy La Pew - Pawtucket, RI
3rd: Roam Dog Club - Providence, RI


Mobile Dog Grooming
1st: Top Dog Mobile Grooming
2nd: Fur Kidz Mobil Pet Grooming
3rd: Clean Pets Express
Runner Ups
Bubbles and Bark


Pet Boutique
1st: Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI
2nd: Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique
Wickford, RI
3rd:ZPUP Dog & Boutique - Lincoln, RI
Runner Ups:
Wag Nation - Newport, RI
Dogs in Harmony - Johns ton, RI


Dog Bakery
1st: Jack’s Snacks - Cranston, RI
2nd: Bone Appetit Dog Bakery
East Greenwich, RI
3rd: Dogs In Harmony - Johnston, RI
Runner Ups
Gracies Gourmet Goodies - Cranston, RI


Dog Trainer
1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA
2nd Tie: Off The Leash - Attleboro, MA
2ndTie: Great Dog K9 Training
Warwick, RI
3rd: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI
Runner Ups:
Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School Warren, RI
Dynamic Dog Training Services Warwick, RI


Place for Agility Training
1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA
2nd: K9 Connection - Warwick, RI
3rd: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI
Runner Ups:
Masterpiece Dog Training - Franklin, MA
Performance Plus - Taunton, MA


Fitness Class/Club/Group For Dogs
1st: All That Matters - Doggie Yoga
Wakefield, RI
2nd: Chi Fit Club - Glendale, RI
3rd: The Canine Joint - Seekonk, MA


Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service
1st: Scratch N’ Sniff
2nd: Ruffin’ Wranglers’ Dog Excursions
3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Service
Runner Ups:
The Pet Sitter
Furry Friends Pet Care Service


Overnight Boarding Kennel
1st: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter, RI
2nd: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare
Attleboro, MA
3rd: RI Animal Medical & 4 Paws Pet Resort Warwick,
Runner Ups:
Hidden Acres Kennel - Rehoboth, MA
Alexandra Morgan Animal School &
Daycare - Warren, RI


“In-Home” Overnight Pet Care
1st: Scratch N’ Sniff
2nd: Furry Friends Pet Care See page 31
2nd Tie: Yolanda’s Pet Sitting & Errand Service
3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Sitting
Runner Up:
Four Paws and A Tail Pet Sitting


Doggie Daycare
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare Attleboro, MA
2nd Tie: MetroPet Dog Center - Warwick, RI
2nd Tie: The Barking Lot - Providence, RI
3rd: Ocean Dog Club - Pawtucket, RI
Runner Ups:
Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School & Daycare
Warren, RI See page 6
Canine Mastery - Seekonk, MA See page 18


 

Electronic Pet Containment
1st: Moriarty’s Fence Co.Warwick/Portmouth/N. Stonington
2nd: K-9 Contain & Train - Warwick, RI
3rd: East Bay Pet Fence - Warren, RI


Board & Train Facility
1st: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal
School - Warren, RI
3rd: K9 Instincts Inc. - Portsmouth, RI
Runner Ups:
The Barking Lot - Providence, RI


Best Veterinary
PractiCe/Hospital/Clinic

1st Tie: Providence River Animal Hospital
1st Tie: Oaklawn Animal Hospital Cranston, RI
2nd: Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic - Cumberland, RI
3rd: Rhode Island Animal Medical Center & 4 Paws Pet Resort Warwick, RI
Runner Ups:
Wolf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter, RI
NorthPaws Veterinary Center Greenville, RI


Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice
1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center Exeter, RI
2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc. Smithfield, RI
3rd: Atlantic Animal Hospital & Wellness Center
Runner Ups
NorthPaws Veterinary Center Greenville, RI
Crowing Hen Veterinary Homeopathy, LLC -Chepachet, RI


24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital
1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
East Greenwich, RI
2nd: Mass - RI Vet. E.R. Inc - Swansea, MA
3rd: Bay State Veterinary Emergency
Swansea, MA
Runner Ups:
Emergency Veterinary Services of
RI Warwick, RI
Tufts - MA


Mobile Vet
1st: All Pets Mobile Vet
2nd: Salmon River Vet (RI’s Mobile Vet)
3rd: Seaside Veterinary Services


Pet Acupuncturist
1st: Dr. Jeff Corey at Healing Paws
Providence, RI
2nd: Dr. Sharon Doolittle Smithfield, RI
3rd: Dr. Elizabeth Hassinger at Wolf Rock Animal Health Center - Exeter, RI
Runner Ups:
Dr. Pamela Connell at Wolf Rock
Animal Health Center - Exeter, RI
Dr. Sharon Chang at Big River - RI


Animal Massage Therapist
1st: Jeff Corey at Healing Paws - RI
2nd: Carolyn MacDonald at Wet Nose
Canine Massage - MA
3rd: Heather Watson
Natural Paws Pet Resort - RI
Massage Runner Ups:
Teri Derosiers at Zen Dog Canine Massage in K9 Connection - RI
Jessica Gonsalves at Peace Dogs Canine Care Services - RI


Veterinary Rehabilitation Center
1st: Healing Paws - Providence, RI
2nd: Tufts - MA
3rd: The Canine Joint
Seekonk, MA
Runner Ups:
RI K-9 Rehab - Newport, RI
Rhode Island Pet Rehab - Charlestown, RI


Crematorium/Aftercare Facility
1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation Services - Cranston, RI
2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery
East Providence, RI
3rd: Potter League for Animals
Middletown, RI
Runner Up:
Pet Memorial Park - Foxboro, MA


Pooper Scooper Service
1st: DoodyCalls
2nd: Doggie Doos of Rhode Island
3rd: Pet Butler
Runner Up:
Kanine Kleenup


Pet Photographer
1st: Traer Scott Photography
2nd: Fetching Photography
3rd: Zendog Pet Portraits at K9 Connection
Runner Ups:
Catherine Hellmen (Whiskers Pet Portraits)
Maria Giannini Photography


Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st: Laurie Lynn Lawton See page 6
2nd: Lana Linscott Studios
3rd: William Schaff


Bird Supply Store
1st: Jungle Junction - Cumberland, RI
2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
3rd: Critter Hut - N. Kingstown and
Narragensett


Aquarium Store
1st: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
2nd: Something Fishy - Warwick, RI
3rd: Aqua-Life Aquarium - Providence, RI
Runner Up:
Critter Hut - N. Kingstown and Narragansett


Locally Owned Pet Supply Store
1st: Allies Tack & Feed - N. Kingstown, RI
2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
3rd: Island Animal General Store
Jamestown, RI
Runner Ups:
Plaid & Stripe - Providence, RI
Critter Hut - Narragansett & N. Kingstown


Vacuum Cleaner
1st: Dyson
2nd: Hoover
3rd: Oreck


Pet Psychic
1st: Noreen at Psychic Kitty - Wakefield, RI
2nd: Chuck Cockrane at The Silver Willow - Rehoboth, MA
3rd: Maureen Harmonay at Animal
Translations -Sterling, MA


Dog Food
1st: Blue Buffalo
2nd: Wellness
3rd: Taste Of The Wild
Runner Ups:
Alexandra Morgan’s Animal
School Homemade Diet See page 6
Merrick


Cat Food
1st: Wellness
2nd: Eagle Pack Holistic Canned
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Natural Homemade Diet
Runner Ups:
Blue Buffalo
Taste Of The Wild


Dog Toy
1st: Kong
2nd: Tennis ball and Chuck-It
3rd: Nylabone
Runner Ups:
Orbee-Tuff Ball by Planet Dog
Hurley Toy by West Paw Design


Volunteer Group/Shelter/Rescue
1st: Providence Animal Rescue League
2nd: RISPCA
3rd: Potter League
Runner Ups:
Warwick Animal Shelter
Friends Of Attleboro Animal Shelter
Handsome Dan’s Rescue


Pet Event
1st: PARL Pet Walk
2nd: Potter Leagues Heart & Sole Walk
3rd: RISPCA Howling Hounds Walk
Runner Ups:
Rescue Ride - Warwick Animal Shelter
PARL’s “The Rescue”


Thank you to our wonderful sponsor: http://www.moriartysfence.com/



CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the
2010 TOP DOG SURVEY!

(voting will start soon for 2011!)

“Official Dog Park”
1st: Warwick Dog Park
2nd: Barrington Dog Park
3rd: Gano St. Dog Park - Providence


"Unofficial” Dog Park
1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
East Greenwich
2nd: Colt State Park - Bristol
3rd: Chase Farm - Lincoln


Take Your Dog For A Swim
1st: Narragansett Beach (off season)
2nd: Colt State Park - Bristol
3rd: Lincoln Woods - Lincoln


Pet Friendly Bar
1st: Nick-A-Nees - Providence
2nd: Aidans Pub - Bristol
3rd: O’Briens Pub - Newport


Pet Friendly Restaurant
(outdoor seating)
1st Tie: Garden Grille Cafe - Providence
1st Tie: Julians Restaurant - Providence
2nd: Trinity Brew House - Providence
3rd: India - Providence


Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
(outdoor seating)
1st: Seven Stars Bakery - Providence
and Rumford
2nd: Starbucks - Wayland Square
3rd: Coffee Exchange - Providence


Pet Friendly Book Store
1st: Books On The Square - Providence
2nd: A Novel Idea - Bristol
3rd: Myopic Books - Providence


Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st: Any City Dog Park
2nd: Whole Foods Pet Aisle
3rd: Blackstone Blvd - Providence


Weekend Getaway With Your Pet
1st: Block Island, RI
2nd: Provincetown, MA
3rd: Portland, ME


Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)
1st: The Gothic Inn
Block Island, RI
2nd: Lands End Inn
Provincetown, MA
3rd: Woof Cottages - Nantucket, MA


Groomer
1st: RI Animal Medical
Center & Four Paws Pet Resort - Warwick
2nd Tie: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique - Lincoln
2nd Tie: Four Paws Grooming North Providence
3rd: Stars They Are - Seekonk


Self-serve Dog Wash
1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique - Lincoln
2nd: Duncan’s Dog Wash Warwick
3rd: Puppy La Pew - Pawtucket


Mobile Dog Grooming
1st: Fur Kidz Mobile
Pet Grooming
2nd: Clean Pets Express
3rd: Top Dog Mobile
Grooming


Pet Boutique
1st: Plaid & Stripe - Providence
2nd: Shaggy Chic Pet
Boutique - Wickford
3rd: Park Ave. Puppy’s - Cranston


Dog Bakery (local)
1st: Jack’s Snacks - Cranston
2nd: Bone Appetit Eco-Friendly Dog Store
East Greenwich
3rd: Dogs In Harmony - Johnston


Dog Trainer
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare/Training - Attleboro
2nd: Dynamic Dog Training Services - Warwick
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal
School & Daycare - Warren


Place for Agility Training
1st: Canine Mastery - Seekonk
2nd: K9 Connection - Warwick
3rd: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter


Board & Train Facility
1st: Solid K9 Training - Providence, RI
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School - Warren
3rd: K9 Instincts Inc. - Portsmouth


Dog & Human Group Fitness Class
1st: Method Fitness - Dog/Human
Boot Camp - Providence
2nd: All That Matters - Doggie Yoga - Wakefield
3rd: CHI Fit Club - Glendale


Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service
1st: Scratch N’ Sniff
2nd: Furry Fellas Pet Service
3rd Tie: The Pet Sitter
3rd Tie: Furry Friends Pet Care Service


Overnight Boarding Kennel
1st: Delmyra Kennels - Exeter
2nd Tie: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare - Attleboro
2nd Tie: RI Animal Medical & Four Paws Pet Resort - Warwick
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School & Daycare - Warren


“In-Home” Overnight Pet Care
1st: Scratch N’ Sniff
2nd: Yolanda’s Pet Sitting & Errand Service
3rd: Furry Fellas Pet Sitting


Doggie Daycare
1st: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare - Attleboro
2nd: MetroPet Dog Center - Warwick
3rd Tie: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School
& Daycare - Warren
3rd: Tie: The Barking Lot - Providence

Invisible/Electronic Fence Company
1st: Moriarty’s Invisible Fence - Warwick
2nd: K-9 Contain & Train - Warwick
3rd: East Bay Pet Fence - Warren

Best Veterinary PractiCe/Hospital/Clinic
1st: Providence River Animal Hospital - Providence
2nd: Rhode Island Animal Medical Center & Four Paws Pet Resort -Warwick
3rd: Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic-Cumberland


Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice
1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center - Exeter
2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV,
Inc - Smithfield
3rd: Crowing Hen Veterinary
Homeopathy, LLC - Chepachet


24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital
1st: Ocean State Veterinary Specialists - East Greenwich
2nd: Mass-RI Veterinary E.R. Inc - Swansea
3rd: Emergency Veterinary Services of RI Inc. - North Providence


Mobile Vet
1st: All Pets Mobile Vet
2nd: Salmon River Vet (RI’s Mobile Vet)
3rd: Seaside Veterinary Services


Pet Acupuncturist
1st: Dr. Jeff Corey at Healing Paws - Providence
2nd: Dr. Sharon R. Doolittle at Sharon R Doolittle DMV, Inc - Smithfield
3rd: Dr. Elizabeth Hassinger at Wolf Rock
Animal Health Center - Exeter


Veterinary Rehabilitation Center
1st: Healing Paws - Providence
2nd: Tufts
3rd: The Canine Joint - Seekonk


Animal Massage Therapist
1st: Dr. Jeff Corey at Healing Paws - Providence
2nd Tie: Heather Watson at Natural Paws Pet Resort - Rehoboth
2nd Tie: Jessica Gonsalves at Peace Dogs Canine Care Services - Bristol
3rd: Teri Derosiers at Zen Dog Canine Massage in K9 Connection - Warwick


Crematorium/Aftercare Facility
1st: Final Gift Pet Aftercare Services and Memorial Center - Cranston
2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery - Middleboro
3rd: Potter League for Animals - Middletown


Pooper Scooper Service
1st: DoodyCalls
2nd: Doggie Doos of Rhode Island
3rd: The Pet Butler


Pet Photographer
1st: Traer Scott Photography
2nd: Fetching Photography
3rd: Maria Giannini Photography


Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd: Lana Linscott Studios
3rd: William Schaff


Bird Supply Store
1st: Jungle Junction
Cumberland
2nd: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence
and Warwick
3rd: Critter Hut - N.Kingstown and
Narragensett


Aquarium Store
1st: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence and Warwick
2nd: Aqua-Life Aquarium - Providence
3rd: Something Fishy - Warwick


Locally Owned Pet Supply Store
1st: Rumford Pet Center - East Providence and Warwick
2nd: Allies Tack & Feed - N. Kingstown
3rd: Attleboro’s Old Barn - Attleboro


Vacuum Cleaner
1st: Dyson
2nd: Hoover
3rd: Oreck


Pet Psychic
1st: Noreen at Psychic
Kitty - Wakefield
2nd: Ann Martelle at Positive New Beginnings Holistic Center - East Providence
3rd: Chuck Cockrane at
The Silver Willow -
Rehoboth


Dog Food
1st: Wellness
2nd: Blue Buffalo
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Natural Homemade Diet - Warren


Cat Food
1st: Wellness
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Natural Homemade Diet - Warren
3rd: Eagle Pack Holistic Canned


Dog Toy
1st: Kong
2nd: Tennis ball and Chuck-It
3rd: Nylabone


Volunteer Group/Shelter/Rescue
1st: RISPCA (RI Society for Prevention of Cruelty To Animals)
2nd: Providence Animal Rescue League
3rd: Potter League For Animals


Pet Event
1st: RISPCA Howling Hounds Walk
2nd: PARL Pet Walk
3rd: RI Pet Show


Thank You To Everyone who
voted and support local business
in Rhode Island and SE MA!
Voting for this year will begin
shortly...visit us online at
www.theanimalprint.com
to cast your vote!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the
2009 TOP DOG SURVEY!

(please check out the Top Dog/ Pet Show 2010 issue whenever you
see a page number to find out more about this years winners!

Best (official) Dog Park
1st: Warwick City Park
2nd: Barrington Dog Park
3rd: Gano Street Dog Park


Best (unofficial) Dog Park

1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
2nd: Chase Farm, Lincoln, RI
3rd: Lincoln Woods State Park
4th: Woods behind the Lincoln School
5th: Brown University Stadium Parking Lot
(grassy area)


Best Place to take you Dog for a Swim
1st: Goddard Memorial State Park
2nd: Narragansett Beach (off season)
3rd: Colt State Park


Best Pet Friendly Bar
1st: Nick-A-Nees: See Page 31
2nd: O’Briens Pub
3rd: The Canfield House (porch)


Best Pet Friendly Outdoor Restaurant
1st: Julian’s: See Page 25
2nd: India Restaurant
3rd: Garden Grille Cafe


Best Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
1st: Coffee Exchange
2nd: Starbucks in Wayland Square
3rd: Seven Stars Bakery


Best Pet Friendly Book Store
1st: Books on the Square
2nd: A Novel Idea
3rd: Myopic Books


Best Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service
1st: Scratch and Sniff: See Page 7
2nd: Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC: See Page 21
3rd: I’ll Do It: See Page 22


Best Doggie Daycare
1st: MetroPet Dog Center: See Page 7
2nd: Off the Leash Doggie Daycare: See Page 2
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School: See Page 6


Best Overnight Boarding Kennel
1st: Off the Leash Doggie Daycare: See Page 2
2nd: Delmyra Kennels: See Page 16
3rd: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8


Best Dog Friendly Getaway
1st: Block Island, RI
2nd: Cape Cod, MA
3rd: Provincetown, MA


Best Groomer
1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique: See Page 23
2nd Place Tie: RI Animal Medical Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8
2nd Place Tie: Four Paws Grooming
3rd: Stars They Are


Best Self – Dog Wash

1st: ZPUP Dog Spa & Boutique: See Page 23
2nd: Duncan’s Doggie Wash
3rd: Puppy La Pew


Best Dog Bakery (manufacturer)
1st: Jack’s Snacks: See Page 11
2nd: Tail Waggers: See Page 7
3rd: Gracie’s Gourmet Goodies: See Page 20


Best Dog Bakery (storefront)
1st: Dogs in Harmony: See Page 13
2nd: Jack’s Snacks: See Page 11

3rd: A Leg Up Bowtique & Bakery


Best Dog Trainer
1st: Great Dog K9 Training: See Page 4
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School:
See Page 6
3rd Place Tie: Off The Leash Doggie Daycare
(Ralph Gasbarro): See Page 2
3rd Place Tie: Dynamic Dog Training Services:
See Page 22


Best Pet Boutique

1st: Park Ave Puppy’s
2nd: Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique: See Page 11
3rd: Plaid & Stripe Pet Store: See Page 9


Best Place for Agility Training
1st: Canine Mastery:
See Page 21
2nd: K9 Connection:
See Page 11
3rd: Delmyra Kennels:
See Page 16



Best Board & Train Facility

1st: Solid K9 Training: See Page 15
2nd: Alexandra Morgan’s Animal School:
See Page 6
3rd: K9 Instincts Inc.


Best Dog & Human Group Fitness Class

1st: Method Fitness – Dog/Human Boot Camp:
See age 9
2nd: All That Matters – Doggie Yoga


Best Invisible Fence Company

1st: Moriarty’s Invisible Fence: See Back Page
2nd: K-9 Contain & Train
3rd: East Bay Pet Fence


Best Vet/Vet Practice
1st: Providence River Animal Hospital: See Page 15
2nd: VCA Povar Animal Hospital
3rd: RI Animal Medical
Center/Four Paws Pet Resort: See Page 8


Best 24 Hour Emergency Vet Hospital

1st: Ocean State Veterinary
Specialists: See Page 3
2nd: Mass-RI Veterinary E.R. Inc
3rd: Emergency Veterinary
Services of RI Inc



Best Holistic Vet/Veterinary Practice

1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center: See Page 21
2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc.
3rd: Crowing Hen Veterinary Homeopathy, LLC:
See Page 12


Best Pet Crematorium/Aftercare Facility
1st: Final Gift Pet Cremation Services: See Page 18
2nd: Angel View Pet Cemetery: See Page 35
3rd: Pet Memorial Park



Best Pet Acupuncturist
1st: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center: See Page 21
2nd: Sharon R. Doolittle DMV, Inc.
3rd: Healing Paws


Best Veterinary Rehabilitation Center
1st: Healing Paws
2nd: Tufts
3rd: RI K-9 Rehab


Best Animal Massage Therapist
1st: Peace Dog Canine Care Services: See Page 12
2nd: Zendog Canine Massage at K9 Connection: See Page 11
3rd: Healing Paws


Best Pooper Scooper Service
1st: DoodyCalls: See Page 29
2nd: Kanine Kleenup
3rd: Doggie Doos of Rhode Island


Best Local Pet Photographer
1st: Traer Scott Photography:
See Page 29
2nd: Maria Giannini Photography
3rd: Zendog Pet Portraits at K9
Connection: See Page 11


Best Pet Illustrator/Painter

1st: Marvelous Marvin (RIP):
See age 27
2nd: Laurie Lynn Lawton: See Page 30
3rd: William Schaff


Best Reptile Supply Store
1st: Regal Reptiles
2nd: Rumford Pet Center
3rd: PetSmart


Best Bird Supply Store
1st: Jungle Junction: See Page 14
2nd: Rumford Pet Center
3rd: Petco


Best Aquarium Store
1st: Aqua-Life Aquarium: See Page 14
2nd: Rumford Pet Center
3rd: Petco


Best Pet Supply Store

1st: Petco
2nd: PetSmart
3rd: Rumford Pet Center


Best Vacuum Cleaner
1st: Dyson
2nd: Oreck
3rd: Hoover


Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any location)
1st: The Lazy Dog Inn
2nd: The Paw House Inn
3rd: Providence Marriott Downtown


Best Place to Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st: Blackstone Blvd
2nd: City Dog Parks
3rd: Whole Foods Pet Isle


Best Pet Psychic
1st: Ann Martelle – Positive New Beginnings
Holistic Center
2nd: Chuck Cockrane – The Silver Willow
3rd: Noreen – Psychic Kitty


Best Dog Food
1st: Wellness
2nd: Solid Gold
3rd: Blue Buffalo


Best Cat Food
1st: Wellness
2nd: Iams
3rd: Alexandra Morgan’s Natural
Homemade Diet: See Page 6


Best Dog Toy
1st: Kong
2nd: Tennis ball
3rd: Nylabone


Best Volunteer Group/Shelter/Rescue

1st: RISPCA
2nd: Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL)
3rd: Potter League for Animals


Best Local Website
1st: The Animal Print Magazine
(thank you!)
2nd: RISPCA
3rd: Petfinder


Best Pet Event
1st: Pet Walk, PARL
2nd: RI Pet Show: See Page 26
3rd: Howling Hounds Walk, RISPCA


Best Local Pet Magazine
1st: The Animal Print Magazine
(yes, shameless self promotion!)


Best National Pet Magazine
1st: The Bark Magazine
2nd: Dog Fancy Magazine
3rd: Whole Dog Journal

Thank You To Everyone who
voted and support local business
in Rhode Island and SE MA!
Voting for this year will begin
shortly...visit us online at
www.theanimalprint.com
to cast your vote!



CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the
2008 TOP DOG WINNERS!

Best Official Dog Park
1st Place: Warwick City Dog Park
2nd Place: Gano Street
3rd Place: Barrington

Best Unofficial Dog Park
1st Place: Goddard Park
2nd Place: Lincoln Woods
3rd Place: Roger Williams Park

Best Place To Take Your
Dog For A Swim
1st Place: Goddard Park
2nd Place: Colt State Park
3rd Place: Narragansett Beach

Best Self-SERVE Dog Wash
1st Place: ZPUP
2nd Place: Duncans Doggie Wash
3rd Place: My Bath Tub

Best Groomer
1st Place: ZPUP
2nd Place: Four Paws Grooming
3rd Place: Artistic Pet Salon

Best Place To Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st Place: Local Dog Park
2nd Place: Pet Isle at Whole Foods
3rd Place: Narragansett Town Beach

Best Pet Supply Store
1st Place: PetSmart
2nd Place: Petco
3rd Place: Rumford Pet Center

Best Pet Boutique
1st Place: Park Ave Puppy’s
2nd Place: Shaggy Chic
3rd Place: ZPUP

Best Dog Bakery
1st Place: Dogs in Harmony
2nd Place: Jacks Snacks
3rd Place Tie: Tail Waggers &
Gracie’s Gourmet Goodies

Best Aquarium Store
1st Place: Rumford Pet Center
2nd Place: Aqua Life
3rd Place: Petco

Best Bird Supply Store
1st Place: Jungle Junction
2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center
3rd Place: Petco

Best Reptile Store
1st Place: Regal Reptiles
2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center
3rd Place: Petco

Best Vet/Vet Practice
1st Place: Rhode Island Animal
Medical Center
2nd Place: Dighton-Rehoboth
Animal Hospital
3rd Place: Providence River Animal Hospital

Best 24 Hour Emergency
Vet Hospital
1st Place: Ocean State Veterinary
Specialists
2nd Place: MA/RI Emergency
Veterinary Hospital
3rd Place: Emergency Veterinary Services
of RI, Warwick

Best Holistic Vet/Vet Practice
1st Place: Wolf Rock Animal Health Center
2nd Place: Dr. Doolittle
3rd Place: Healing Paws

Best Veterinary
Rehabilitation Center
1st Place: Healing Paws
2nd Place: Tufts
3rd Place: Renewal Paws

Best Overnight Boarding/Kennel
1st Place: Delmyra Kennels
2nd Place: 4 Paws Pet Resort
3rd Place: Off the Leash

Best Doggie Daycare
1st Place: Metro Pet
2nd Place: Off the Leash
3rd Place: 4 Paws Pet Resort

Best Dog Walking/Pet Sitting Service
1st Place: Scratch and Sniff
2nd Place: Furry Fellas Pet Service
3rd Place: The Pet Sitter

Best Dog Trainer
1st Place: Katenna Jones - Best Behavior
2nd Place: Sue Parker - Dynamic Dog Training
3rd Place: Jim O’Neil - Great Dog K9 Training

Best Place For Agility Training
1st Place: Canine Mastery
2nd Place: K9 Connection
3rd Place: Delmyra Kennel

Best Pooper Scooper Service
1st Place: Doody Calls
2nd Place: Pet Butler
3rd Place: Myself

Best Pet CrematorIUm/Aftercare Facility
1st Place: Final Gift
2nd Place: Angel View
3rd Place: Potter League for Animals

Best Local Pet Photographer
1st Place: Traer Scott
2nd Place: Maria Gianinni
3rd Place: Struminsky Photography

Best Local Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st Place: Marvelous Marvin
2nd Place: Laurie Lynn Lawton
3rd Place: William Schaff

Best Animal Massage Therapist
1st Place: Jessica Gonsalves – Peace Dog Canine Care Services
2nd Place: Healing Paws
3rd Place: Heather at Natural Paws
Pet Resort

Best Pet Acupuncturist
1st Place: Dr. Elizabeth
Hassinger – Wolf Rock
2nd Place: Dr. Pamela Connell
3rd Place Tie: Dr. Doolittle &
Dr. Chang – Big River

Best Pet Event
1st Place: PARL Pet Walk
2nd Place: RISPCA Howling Hounds Dog Walk
3rd Place: RI Pet Expo

Best Pet Psychic
1st Place: Ann Martelle
2nd Place: Chuck at Silver Willow
3rd Place: Animal Translations

Best (outdoor) Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
1st Place: Coffee Exchange
2nd Place: Starbucks Wayland Square
3rd Place: 7 Stars Bakery

Best Pet Friendly Outdoor Restaurant
1st Place: Julian’s
2nd Place: Citron
3rd Place: Trinity Brewhouse

Best Pet Friendly Bar
1st Place: Nick-a-Nee’s
2nd Place: Obriens Pub
3rd Place: Canfield House Patio

Best Pet Friendly Book Store
1st Place: Books on the Square
2nd Place: A Novel Idea
3rd Place: Myopic Books

Best Vacuum Cleaner
1st Place: Dyson
2nd Place: Oreck
3rd Place: Hoover

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn
1st Place: Lazy Dog Inn – New Hampshire
2nd Place: Paw House Inn – VT
3rd Place: Gothic Inn – Block Island, RI

Best Dog Food
1st Place: Wellness
2nd Place: Science Diet
3rd Place: Merrick

Best Dog Treats
1st Place: Old Mother Hubbard
2nd Place: Greenies (please note that there have been a number
of reports regarding saftey issues with Greenies, please use with caution).
3rd Place: Jack’s Snacks

Best Dog Toy
1st Place: Kong
2nd Place: Tennis Ball
3rd Place: Squeaky Toys

Best Cat Food
1st Place: Iams
2nd Place: Wellness
3rd Place: Eagle Pack

Best Cat Litter
1st Place Tie: Tidy Cat
Fresh Step
2nd Place: The Worlds

Best Cat Litter
3rd Place: Feline Pine
Best Bunny Food
1st Place: Sweet Meadow
2nd Place: Blue Seal Hay

Best Pet Products Catalog
1st Place: Doctors Foster and Smith
2nd Place: Pet Edge
3rd Place: Dog.com

Best Local Pet Website
1st Place: www.RISPCA.com
2nd Place: www.theanimalprint.com
3rd Place: www.marvinfund.org

Best Local Pet Magazine
1st Place: The Animal Print

Best Volunteer
Group/shelter
1st Place: RISPCA
2nd Place: Providence Animal
Rescue League
3rd Place: Volunteer Services for Animals - All Chapters

Categories that
recieved a number
of write in VOTES:
Best Animal Control Officer
1st Place: Liz MacLaughlin,
North Kingstown
Animal Control

Best Invisible Fence Company
1st Place: Invisible Fence Brand
by Moriarty’s Fence Co.

Best Board and Train Facility
1st Place: Solid K9 Training

We also had some write in VOTES that made us laugh…we hope they make you laugh too!
Best Self-Serve Dog Wash
The Dogs Tongue

Best Place to meet single lovers
Under the Bar

Best Pooper Scooper
My Right Hand

We would like to thank everyone who voted and would also like to remind you that during the last few months of our poll quite a few new boutiques, trainers, dog walkers and others have opened businesses in our area - so please get to know them for this years awards.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TOP DOGS!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the
2007 READERS CHOICE AWARDS!

Best (official) Dog Park
1st Place: City Park Warwick
2nd Place: Barrington
3rd Place: Gano St. Dog Park

Best (unofficial) Dog Park
1st Place: Colt State Park
2nd Place: Goddark Park
3rd Place: Chase Farm

Best Nature Walk/Hike With Your Pet
1st Place: Lincoln Woods Park
2nd Place: Colt State Park
3rd Place: Goddard State Park

Best Place To Take Your
Dog For A Swim

1st Place: Colt State Park
2nd Place: Goddard Park
3rd Place: Lincoln Woods

Best Groomer
1st Place: Four Paws, N. Providence, RI
2nd Place: Heavenly Scent
3rd Place Tie: Jules Martin @ RI Animal Med./Four Paws Pet Resort.

Best Place to Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st Place: Gano St. Dog Park
2nd Place: India Pt. Park
3rd Place: L’Attitudes

Best Pet Store
1st Place: Petsmart
2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center
3rd Place: Petco

Best Pet Boutique
1st Place: Park Ave. Puppy’s
2nd Place: Poochie Couture
3rd Place: Shaggy Chic

Best Dog Bakery
1st Place: Dogs in Harmony
2nd Place: Woof Bakery
3rd Place: Bone Appetit

Best Aquarium Store
1st Place: Rumford Pet Center
2nd Place: Aqua-Life
3rd Place: Aquidneck Aquarium Store

Best Vet Practice
1st Place: Providence River
Animal Hospital
2nd Place: RI Animal Medical Center
3rd Place Tie: Sakonnet Vet Hospital &
Big River Vet

Best Vet
1st Place: Dr. Michael Bruzzi - Dighton/
Rehoboth Animal Hospital
2nd Place: Dr. Lampe - RI/MA Emergency
3rd Place: Dr. Jane Linden -
Providence River

Best Emergency 24 Hour
Vet Hospital

1st Place: Ocean State Veterinary Hospital
2nd Place: MA-RI Vet Emergency Room
3rd Place: Warwick Animal Hospital

Best Vet Rehab Center
1st Place: Healing Paws
2nd Place: Tufts
3rd Place: Renewal Paws

Best Holistic Vet/Vet Practice
1st Place: Wolf Rock
2nd Place: Dr. Doolittle
3rd Place: Dr. Chang - Big River

Best Overnight Boarding
1st Place: Delmyra Kennels
2nd Place: Four Paws Pet Resort
3rd Place: Hidden Acres

Best Doggie Daycare
1st Place: Dogz Downtown - Providence
2nd Place: Metropet - Warwick
3rd Place: Canine Mastery Club House

Best Dog Walking Service
1st Place: Furry Fellas
2nd Place: Scratch N Sniff
3rd Place: Adorable Pet Sitting

Best Dog Trainer
1st Place: Katenna Jones/Best Behavior
2nd Place: Pooch Pawsitive
3rd Place: Judy Vess

Best Local Pet Photographer
1st Place: Traer Scott Photography
2nd Place: Maria Gianinni
3rd Place: Struminsky Photography

Best Local Pet Illustrator/Painter
1st Place: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd Place: Marvin - RISPCA mascot
3rd Place: Judy Johnson

Best Animal Massage Therapist
1st Place: Peace Dog
2nd Place: Jeff/Healing Paws
3rd Place: Renewal Paws

Best Pet Event
1st Place: RISPCA Howling Hounds
2nd Place: PARL Pet Walk
3rd Place: Rescue Ride - Warwick Shelter

Best Pet Psychic
1st Place: Chuck at Silver Willow -
Rehoboth, MA
2nd Place: Ann Martelle
3rd Place: Rachel Jenkins

Best Pet Friendly
Outdoor Restaurant

1st Place: Julians, Providence
2nd Place: Leo’s - Bristol
3rd Place: Nick's on Broadway

 

 

 

 

 

Best Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
1st Place: Coffee Exchange
Providence, RI
2nd Place: Coffee Depot - Warren
3rd Place: Seven Stars Bakery

Best Pet-Friendly Video Store
1st Place: ACME Video - Providence, RI

Best Pet-Friendly Book Store
1st Place: Barnes & Noble - Warwick
2nd Place: Books on the Square -
Providence, RI
3rd Place: A Novel Idea - Bristol

Best Pet-Friendly Bar
1st Place: Nick-A-Nees
2nd Place: JG Goff’s - Bristol
3rd Place: Big Dawgs

Best Local Weekend Getaway
with your Pet

1st Place: Cape Cod
2nd Place: Block Island
3rd Place: Nantucket

Best Vacuum Cleaner
1st Place: Dyson Animal
2nd Place: Oreck
3rd Place: Hoover

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn
(any locations)

1st Place: the Pawhouse Inn, VT
2nd Place: Lazy Dog Inn, NH
3rd Place: Providence Marriott, Downtown

Best Vehicle for Pet Owners
1st Place: Honda Element
2nd Place: Subaru Outback/Forrester
3rd Place: Jeep

Best Dog Food
1st Place: Wellness
2nd Place: Solid Gold
3rd Place Tie: Nutro & Canidae

Best Dog Treats
1st Place: Tail Waggers
2nd Place: Greenies
3rd Place: Old Mother Hubbard

Best Dog Toy
1st Place: Kong (all sizes)
2nd Place: Tennis Ball
3rd Place: Nylabone

Best Dog Bed
1st Place: Mine
2nd Place: L.L. Bean
3rd Place: Kuranda Beds

Best Cat Food
1st Place: Wellness
2nd Place: Pet Gaurd
3rd Place: Felidae

Best Cat Toy
1st Place: Catnip toys
2nd Place: Mice
3rd Place: the dog

Best Reptile Place
1st Place: Regal Reptiles
2nd Place: Rumford Pet
3rd Place: Creatures, Creatures, Creatures

Best Bird Store
1st Place: Jungle Junction
2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center
3rd Place: the Crystal Parrot - MA

Best Local info Dog/pet Website:
1st Place: www.theanimalprint.com
2nd Place: www.rik9.com
3rd Place: www.rispca.com

Best Veterinay Rehabilitation Center
1st Place: Renewal Paws
2nd Place: Healing Paws

Best Pet Catalog
1st Place: Dr. Foster & Smith
2nd Place: Pet Edge
3rd Place: In the Company of Dogs

Best Volunteer Group
1st Place: RISPCA
2nd Place: Potter League for Animals
3rd Place Tie: Sweet Binks Rabbit
Rescue & Volunteer Services for Animals

We had quite a few fill in votes, here are some that made us laugh and fill in categories that had multiple votes:

Best Newsletter
RISPCA’s Happy Tails to U

Best Local Pet Magazine
The Animal Print

Best Looking Staff
4 Paws Pet Resort/RI Animal
Medical Center

Best Dog Magazine
BARk

We seem to have a lot of Bunny lovers out there who voted for 3 favorites:

Best Hay Source
Sweet Meadow Farm

Best Rabbit Pellets/Treats
Sweet Meadow Farm

 

We would like to thank
everyone who voted and
would also like to remind you that during the last few months of our poll quite a few new boutiques, trainers, dog
walkers and others have opened businesses in our
area - so please get to know them for next years Awards.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

 

2006 READERS CHOICE AWARDS!

Best (official) Dog Park
1st Place: Barrington Dog Park
2nd Place: Warwick Dog Park
3rd Place: Gano St. Dog Park

Best (unofficial) Dog Park
1st Place: Colt State Park
2nd Place: Chase Farm
3rd Place: Roger Williams Park

Best Nature Walk/Hike with your Pet
1st Place: Lincoln Woods Park
2nd Place: Goddard Park Trails,
Warwick, RI
3rd Place: Cold State Park

Best Place to take your
dog for a Swim

1st Place: Colt State Park
2nd Place: RISD Beach
3rd Place: Horseneck Beach

Best Groomer
1st Place: Four Paws, N. Providence, RI
2nd Place: Pampered Pets
3rd Place Tie: Tidy Tails

Best Place to Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st Place: Gano St. Dog Park
2nd Place: Decatur Lounge
3rd Place: Warwick City Park

Best Pet Store
1st Place: Petco
2nd Place: Rumford Pet Center
3rd Place Tie: Petsmart

Best Pet Boutique
1st Place: Shaggy Chic
2nd Place: Park Ave. Puppy's
3rd Place: FOUR PAWS

Best Dog Bakery
1st Place: Woof – Bristol, RI
2nd Place: Bone Appetit-East Greenwich
3rd Place: Dogs in Harmony- Cranston

Best Aquarium Store
1st Place: Rumford Pet Center – East Providence, RI
2nd Place: Fishbowl Aquarium
3rd Place: Aqua-Life - Providence

Best Vet Practice
1st Place Tie: Bristol County Vet
2nd Place: Big River
3rd Place: Wolf Rock

Best Vet
1st Place: Dr. Katherine Hamilton - Bristol County Vet
2nd Place: Dr. Dan Cardoza - Big River
3rd Place: Dr. Amy Hurd - Bristol County Vet

Best emergency 24 hour
Vet Hospital

1st Place: Ocean State Veterinary Hospital
2nd Place: MA-RI Vet Emergency Room
3rd Place: Angelview Memorial

Best Holistic Vet/Vet Practice
1st Place: Wolf Rock
2nd Place: Dr. Doolittle
3rd Place: Dr. Chang

Best Overnight Boarding
1st Place: Hidden Acres
2nd Place: Delmyra
3rd Place: Bristol County Vet

Best Doggie Daycare
1st Place: Metropet- Warwick, RI
2nd Place: DogzDowntown Providence, RI
3rd Place: Canine Mastery Club House - Seekonk, MA

Best Dog Walking Service
1st Place: The Pet Sitter
2nd Place: Riverside Pet
3rd Place tie: Alison's Pampered Pets

Best Dog Trainer
1st Place: Heidi Palmer - Pooch Pawsitive
2nd Place: Canine Mastery
3rd Place: Jenny Dickinson, Providence, RI

Best Local Pet Photographer
1st Place: Traer Scott Photography
2nd Place: Struminsky Photography
3rd Place: Rebecca Rudnick

Best Local Pet Illustrator/painter
1st Place: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd Place: Joy Brown
3rd Place Tie: Marvin from the RISPCA

Best Animal Massage Therapist
1st Place: Susan Fisk - Renewal Paws
2nd Place: Jessica Gonsolves
3rd Place: Healing Paws

Best Pet Event
1st Place: PARL Pet Walk
2nd Place: Rescue Ride - VSA
2nd Place: RI Pet Show

Best Pet Psychic
1st Place: Chuck at Silver Willow – Rehoboth, MA
2nd Place: Anita Curtis
3rd Place: Ann Martelle

Best Pet-Friendly
Outdoor Restaurant
1st Place: Julians, Providence
2nd Place: Andrea's - Providence
3rd Place: Nick's on Broadway -
Providence

Best Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
1st Place: Coffee Exchange
Providence, RI
2nd Place: Perkatory
3rd Place Tie: Reflections Café’ –
Providence

 

 

Best Pet-Friendly Store
1st Place: Pet Smart
2nd Place: ACME VIDEO
3rd Place: Petco

Best Pet-Friendly Video Store
1st Place: ACME Video – Providence, RI
2nd Place: Blockbuster – Cranston

Best Pet-Friendly Book Store
1st Place: Books on the Square
Providence, RI
2nd Place:A Novel Idea – Bristol
3rd Place: Barnes & Noble -
Warwick

Best Pet-Friendly Bar
1st Place: Decatur Lounge
2nd Place: Aidans - Bristol
3rd Place: Nick-A-Nees

Best Local Weekend Getaway
with your Pet

1st Place: Cape Cod
2nd Place: Nantucket
3rd Place: Block Island

Best Vacuum Cleaner
1st Place: Dyson Animal
2nd Place: Hoover
3rd Place: Oreck

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any locations)
1st Place: Lazy Dog Inn, NH
2nd Place: Two Dog Lodge in Stowe VT
3rd Place: the Pawhouse Inn - Rutland, VT

Best Vehicle for Pet Owners
1st Place: Any SUV
2nd Place: Subaru Forester
3rd Place : Dodge Caravan

Best Dog Food
1st Place: Science Diet
2nd Place: Wellness
3rd Place: Eukanuba

Best Dog Treats
1st Place: Greenies
2nd Place: Old Mother Hubbord
3rd Place: Carrots

Best Dog Toy
1st Place: Kong (all sizes)
2nd Place: Tennis Ball
3rd Place: Nylabone

Best Dog Bed
1st Place: Mine
2nd Place: L.L. Bean
3rd Place: Woolrich from Target

Best Cat Food
1st Place: Science Diet
2nd Place: Iams
3rd Place: Wellness

Best Cat Toy
1st Place: Catnip mouse
2nd Place: Hearts Wooly Ball
3rd Place: Kitty Kong

Best Local info Dog/pet Website:
1st Place: www.rik9.com
2nd Place: www.theanimalprint.com
3rd Place: www.bristolcountyvet.com

Best Veterinay Rehabilitation Center
1st Place: Renewal Paws
2nd Place: Healing Paws

Best Pet Catalog
1st Place: Pet Edge
2nd Place: Dr. Foster & Smith
3rd Place: Ruffwear

Best Bird Store
1st Place: Jungle Junction
2nd Place: Rumford Pet

Best Volunteer Group
1st Place: Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue
2nd Place: Volunteer Services For Animals (all chapters)
3rd Place: S.M.A.R.T

Best Reptile Place
1st Place: Regal
Reptiles
2nd Place: Critter Hut
3rd Place: Morins

We had quite a few fill in votes, here are just a few:

Best Local Pet Magazine
The Animal Print

Best Book
Shelter Dogs by Traer Scott

Best Unofficial Dog Beach
Goosewing After Hours

Best Designation for People with Pets
Pet Guardian (not owner, master ect)

Best Cat Litter
Everclear

Best Bunny Food
Sweet Meadow Farm


We would like to thank everyone who voted and would also like to remind you that during the last few months of our poll quite a few new boutiques, trainers, dog walkers and others have
opened businesses in our area - so please get to know them for next years Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

 


2005 READERS CHOICE Winners!

Best (official) Dog Park
1st Place Behind Lincoln School  ( this is not actually an official park- but lots of people think it is and voted )
2nd Place: Newport Dog Park
3rd Place: Bristol Dog Park (coming soon)

Best (unofficial) Dog Park
1st Place: Rodger Williams Park
2nd Place: Colt State Park – Bristol
3rd Place: Hope High School (behind)no longer exists

Best Nature Walk/Hike with your Pet
1st Place: Lincoln Woods Park
2nd Place: Goddard Park Trails, Warwick, RI
3rd Place: South Kingstown Bike Path

Best Groomer
1st Place: Four Paws, N. Providence, RI
2nd Place: Poochies on the East Side
3rd Place Tie: Peaceful Pup – Bristol  & Dogs Best Friend – Cranston

Best Place to Meet Single Pet Lovers
1st Place: Decatur Lounge
2nd Place: Buttonwoods park
3rd Place: Thames St. – Newport

Runner Ups:
Whole foods
Dog Park Behind Lincoln School
Wanskuck Park – N. Providence
RISD Beach – Barrington, RI
Colt State Park
Yappy Hour at Woof Bakery
Heritage Park
India Pt. Park
Puppy Kindergarten

Best Pet Event
1st Place: PARL Pet Walk
2nd Place: RI Pet Show
2nd Place: Rescue Ride

Because there are so many great events in our area we wanted to list some of the ones with the most votes as well as a few others
Woof Best in Show Fashion Show – Bristol
Yappee Hour at Woof Bakery
Pug Party at the Gourmet dog
Potter League Heart and Sole Walk
Dogllowen/ Tick or Treat Parade- Providence
MSPCA Agility – Brockton
Doggiefest Boston
Stray Love Fashion Show
Paws for the Cause Dog Walk – FAAS
Neponset Valley Humane’s Walk for Animals
Dinner Party at the Gourmet Dog
Bark in the Park
Woof Bakery’s, Mother & Dog Spa Day

Best Pet Psychic
1st Place: Chuck at Silver Willow – Rehoboth, MA
2nd Place: Sheila Ryan of Riverside, RI
3rd Place: Marlene Sandler

Best Pet-Friendly Outdoor Restaurant
1st Place: Julians, Providence
2nd Place:
Trinity Brewhouse
3rd Place: Aidans - Bristol

Best Pet Friendly Coffee Shop
1st Place: Coffee Exchange , Providence, RI
2nd Place: Main St. Caf? , East Greenwich, RI
3rd Place Tie: White Electric &
Reflections Caf?’ – Providence

Best Pet-Friendly Store
1st Place: Pet Smart
2nd Place: ACME VIDEO
3rd Place: Home Depot

Best Pet-Friendly Video Store
1st Place: ACME Video – Providence, RI
2nd Place: Blockbuster – Park Ave, Cranston
3rd Place: Holly’s in Wakefield

Best Pet-Friendly Book Store
1st Place: Books on the Square , Providence, RI
2nd Place:
MyOpic Books- Providence, RI
3rd Place: A Novel Idea – Bristol

Best Pet-Friendly Bar
1st Place: Decatur Lounge
2nd Place: Nick-A-Nees – Providence, RI
3rd Place: Aidans - Bristol

Best Local Weekend Getaway with your Pet
1st Place: Block Island
2nd Place: P- Town
3rd Place: Newport


Best Place to take your dog for a Swim
1st Place: RISD BEACH, Barrington
2nd Place: 2nd Beach after 6pm, Newport RI
3rd Place: Lincoln Woods State park

 Because we are so limited in RI for places to take our pooches for a run, hike or swim we decided to list the most popular picks along with all the other places that recieved votes...good luck (remember most of them do not allow dogs off leash)
India Pt. Park – Providence
Chase Farm
Goddard Park
Wanskuck Park- N. Providence
Warwick City park 
Slater Park Pawtucket
Haines Park- Barrington RI
Side Field at Brown Stadium
Armory in Providence
Blackstone Park, Providence
Buttonwoods New Bedford
Heritage Park
Snake Den Park, Lincoln
Dighton Rock State Park
Rovency Park – Newport
Merton Ave. Park
Patterson Park
Mt. Hope Farm – Bristol
Quonset Point’s Beaches – N. Kingstown
Capron Park – Attleboro
Pebble Beach –Middletown, RI
Plaski Park, Rt 44 RI/CT Line
Blue Hills
Cliff Walk – Newport, RI
Meshanicut Lake Park
Massasoit State Park
Tri-Pond Park Trail – South Kingstonw
Colt State Park
Dame Farm
Weetamoe Woods – Tiverton
Ballard park
Sprague Farm
Rome Point – Boston Neck Rd., N. Kingstown
Buttonwoods Park – New Bedford, MA
Squauntum Woods – East Providence
Arcadia Park – Exeter
Carrs Pond
Fort Adams – Newport, RI
Colt Farm – Metacom Ave, Bristol
Carrs Pond – West Greenwich
Muschuck Beach, Barrington RI
Ninagret Beach, Charlestown
Just north of Mt. Hope bridge off Bayview Ave in Portsmouth
South Shore Beach
Matunick Beaches
Narragansett Town Beach (off-season)
Pirates Cove - Portsmouth
Massasoit State Park
Galilee Beach
Green Grass Beach – Bristol
Palaski Park
Rome Point – Boston Neck Rd., N. Kingstown
Scarboro Beach
Plum Beach

Best Cat Food
1st Place: Purina Indoor formula
2nd Place: Wellness
3rd Place: Friskies

Best Cat Toy
1st Place: Kitty Fishing Pole
2nd Place: Ball of Foil 
3rd Place: Anything Catnip

Best Pet Store
1st Place: PetSmart
2nd Place: Pet Supplies Plus – Cranston and Raynham
3rd Place Tie: Rumford pet Center  & Petsworld

Best Pet Boutique
1st Place: My Best Friend – Warwick Mall
2nd Place: The Gourmet Dog Newport, RI
3rd Place: Park Ave. Puppy's

Best Dog Bakery
1st Place: Woof – Bristol, RI
2nd Place: The Gourmet Dog – Newport
3rd Place: Bone Appetit, East Greenwich,

Best (just for dogs) Dog Cafe’
1st Place: Park Ave. Puppy's- Providence

Best Aquarium Store
1st Place: Rumford Pet Center – East Providence, RI
2nd Place: Aqua-Life Aquarium, Eastside of Providence
3rd Place: Fishbowl Aquarium - Warwick

Best Vet Practice
1st Place Tie: Povar Animal Hospital, RI &  Oaklawn Animal Hospital
2nd Place: Warren Animal Hospital
3rd Place Tie:

City Kitty 
Harbor Animal Hospital, Barrington RI 
Big River 
Bristol County Vet, Seekonk, MA
Greenwich Valley Vet, W. Warwick
Situate Animal
Spinnaker Animal Hospital – Somerset, MA
Wickford Vet Clinic

Best Vet
1st Place: Dr. Peter Belinsky 
2nd Place: Dr. Kim Nelson – Greenwich Valley
3rd Place Tie: Dr. Rebensdorf  at Oaklawn Animal Hospital  & Dr. Dan Cardoza  at  Big River

Best emergency 24 hour Vet Hospital
1st Place: Ocean State Veterinary Hospital
2nd Place: Warwick Emergency Vet
3rd Place: MA-RI Vet ER – Barrington, RI

Best Holistic Vet/Vet Practice
1st Place: Wolf Rock
2nd Place: Dr. Doolittle
3rd Place: Dr. Chris Fain - acupunture

Best Overnight Boarding
1st Place: Delmyra – Exeter, RI
2nd Place: Greystone Kennels, Rehoboth, MA
3rd Place Tie: Red Dog Inn – Mansfield & East Bay Kennels – Bristol

Best Doggie Daycare
1st Place: Metropet- Rumford, RI
2nd Place: DogzDowntown Providence, RI
3rd Place: Papa Bow Wow – Fall River, MA

Best Dog Walking Service
1st Place: Scratch and Sniff 
2nd Place: The Pet Sitter
3rd Place tie: A to Z  Pet Sitting & Riverside Pet Sitting

Best Dog Trainer
1st Place: Canine Mastery, Seekonk,  MA
2nd Place: Jenny Dickinson, Providence, RI
3rd Place tie:  Heidi Palmer of Pooch Pawsitive  & K-9 Instincts

Best Local Pet Photographer
1st Place: Traer Scott Photography
2nd Place: Struminsky Photography
3rd Place: Harmony Photography

Best Local Pet Illustrator/painter
1st Place: Laurie Lynn Lawton
2nd Place: William Schaff
3rd Place Tie: Tiffany Freidrichs  • Tim Jarvis  • David McCauley

Best Animal Massage Therapist
1st Place: Peaceful Pup (Kate Hoffman)- Bristol, RI
2nd Place: Alice Lasasso at Kent County Massage Therapy
3rd Place: Dr. Doolittle

Best Vacuum Cleaner
1st Place: Dyson Animal
2nd Place: Hoover
3rd Place Tie: Oreck & Shop Vac

Best Pet Friendly Hotel/Inn (any locations)
1st Place: The Paw House Inn, Rutland, VT
2nd Place: Two Dog Lodge in Stowe VT
3rd Place: Lazy Dog Inn, NH

Best Vehicle for Pet Owners
1st Place: Subaru Outback & Forrester
2nd Place: Jeep Cherokee & Wrangler
3rd Place Tie: Honda Element  & Dodge Caravan

Best Dog Food
1st Place: Nutro
2nd Place: Science Diet
3rd Place tie: Iams & Wellness

Best Dog Treats
1st Place: Greenies
2nd Place: Old Mother Hubbord
3rd Place Tie: Frosty Paws  • Dogs in Harmony  • Tailwaggers

Best Dog Toy
1st Place: Kong (all sizes)
2nd Place: Nylabone
3rd Place: Tennis Ball

Best Dog Leash/Collar
1st Place: Up Country
2nd Place: Lupine
3rd Place: Gentle Leader

Best Dog Bed
1st Place: Mine
2nd Place: L.L. Bean
3rd Place: Synthetic Sheepskin  

The next batch of winners were reader write in's - in order to make the list they had to have at least 2 votes.

Best Local info Dog Website:
www.rik9.com
www.theanimalprint.com

Best Veterinay Rehabilitation Center
Renewal Paws

Best Pet Catalog
Dr. Foster & Smith
Pet Edge

Best Volunteer Group
Volunteer Services for Animals

Best thing to do for your pet
Spay/Neuter

Best Reptile Place
Regal Reptiles – Providence, RI

Best Bird Store
Jungle Junction – Cumberland, RI

Best Dog House
La Petite Maison

Best Dog and Cat Bowls
Jo Sherwood Design

Best Pooper Scooper Service
Your Dogs Business.com

Answers that made us laugh:

Best Official Dog park the statehouse lawn- Providence

Best Pet Pshychic Vincent A. Cianci, formerly of Providence

Best nature Walk Across Pt. Street Bridge from Fox Point to Nick-A-Nees

Best Dog Food – Filet Mignon

 

We would like to thank everyone who voted and would also like to remind you that during the last few months of our poll quite a few new boutiques, trainers, dog walkers and others haveopened businesses in our area - so please get to know them for next years Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS!!