Tails of the City

“Life on the Go Kit”: How to Keep Your Bag Organized and Ready to go From Work to Wine Dates

Originally posted on WagWorkWine.com By Torey Van Oot  I’ve never been big on bags. As someone who’s prone to misplacing and forgetting essentials (like my wallet, MetroCard and iPhone), the prospect of changing purses each time I change my outfit is too much to handle. The style upgrade just isn’t worth the stress. So when it […]

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July 12: Yappy Hour in #midtownSac

By the Editors #midtownSac is going to the dogs! GOTG is teaming up with the Midtown Business Association and local blog Wag Work Wine to raise $$$ for the Sacramento SPCA and Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento! Please join the Yappy Hour this Saturday, July 12 from 11am – 2pm at the Midtown Farmer’s Market (20th and J Street). The pop-up […]

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Cheer on California Chrome with a Mint Julep Recipe!

By Melissa Nielsen The Kentucky Derby is today!  With Yuba City’s “California Chrome” as the anticipated winner, Melissa Nielsen thought a mint julep would be the perfect drink while you cheer him on! As you probably know, Mint Juleps are the traditional Kentucky Derby drink of choice. Berkley Bar, located in the Pavilions Shopping Center, has […]

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Found: Best Doggie Daycares in Sacramento

By Laura Braden Leaving your pets with strangers – heck, just leaving your pets in general – can be stressful. You want them to have fun, but you also want to feel confident that you’ve left them in responsible hands. With the holidays just around the corner, I figured it was time to give the […]

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Why Pit Bulls Deserve a Fair Shot

By Kelly Conroy As a pit bull owner, I’ve encountered more than my fair share of sideways glances and nervous parents tightly gripping their children as we pass by. It’s become normal for me to justify these interactions – just a byproduct of owning a controversial breed. But honestly, this reaction extends past casual encounters […]

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Wag Work Wine: Wembley’s Boating & Water Safety Tips for Dogs

  By Kristen Lowrey Larson Life out on the water can be ruff…er, rough for dogs. There’s not always shade available and dogs are still susceptible to dehydration, overheating and water dangers. With summer approaching faster than a speeding Wembley on a boat, this Memorial Day Weekend is a good time to make sure your […]

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Tips on Finding a Lost Pet

By Laura Braden A few weeks ago, the unthinkable happened – my dog (literally) ran away. I had just adopted her two weeks prior, and the Sacramento City Shelter knew nothing about her past, just that she had been turned in “over the counter” as a stray. In fairness to her, she was still adjusting […]

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Wag Work Wine: Heels to Wear from Work to Dog Walk to Happy Hour

By Kristen Lowrey Larson A couple of months ago I realized that the black patent platform pumps from Forever 21 (hand-me-ups from my little sister) were not going to last very long. My wardrobe doesn’t require a lot of business attire or heels because most of the time I work in a business casual environment. […]

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Join GOTG’s Doggy Dash Team!

By the Editors We love dogs (and we love adopting them – see here, here, here, and here!) so creating a team for the Sacramento SPCA’s 20th Annual Doggy Dash was a no-brainer, and we’d love for you to join our team (“GOTGSac”). This is a great excuse for you and your pup to socialize, get some exercise […]

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Wag Work Wine: Wine and Pet Travel Tips

By Kristen Lowrey Larson EXCERPT: Going away this weekend? Make sure your second most valuable luggage (your wine, second to your pup, of course) stays safe (and your clothes stay safe from your wine). HuffPost Travel gives some great “travel hacks,” or tips on packing your suitcase for a trip. This video shows you how […]

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Networking with Pets = PetWorking

By Alanna Bradley Last weekend my pug, Pepper, and I attended the GOTG and Wag, Work, Wine Yappy Hour event to benefit the SPCA. It was a lovely laidback brunch event, and I was surprised to meet some new – and very friendly – people and pets while also having the chance to catch up […]

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Wag Work Wine: How to Keep Your Work Wardrobe Free of Dog Hair

By Torey Van Oot EXCERPT: One of the many joys of owning a golden retriever: their lustrous coats shed… all. the. time. Kirby’s golden locks cover the carpets, the couches, and, unfortunately, my clothes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked down at my desk to realize I look like I spent my morning rolling […]

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Keeping FurKids Active in Cold Weather

By Lyndsey Schnabel Let’s face it… when you get up on a dark winter’s morning and look out at the rainy weather you think another day I can’t take my dog on a walk. But dogs need to be active every day, no matter what the weather. This not only helps the dog to stay fit […]

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Sacramento SPCA + Sacramento Theatre Company = Give-a-way!

(NOTE: Cross-posted from Chantel’s personal blog.) By Chantel Elder I love musicals. Growing up, my mom exposed me to all the classics from South Pacific to Sound of Music. My grandparents also have been season ticket holders to Music Circus since the beginning of its time and all the grand kids got to rotate the productions. […]

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Animal Volunteer Options in Sacramento

By Kelly Conroy Two years ago, I decided I needed a dog in my life. My childhood memories of family pets were fading too quickly and, despite all the distractions midtown had to offer, my twenty-something life just wasn’t complete without a canine companion. It wasn’t until after I had made up my very stubborn […]

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Dear Dogs

By Kira Rasmussen In unrelated news, I got married last month! But that’s not what this blog is about, it’s just a preface. The point is, on our way home from our honeymoon last week I snatched up a couple mindless weekly magazines for pleasure reading during takeoff. There’s something about reading into celebrity lives […]

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