Monthly Archives: September 2015


We are THRILLED to announce that we have been chosen to receive the Distinguished Service Award at this year’s Top Hats and Cocktails Gala for the SPCA of Westchester. Clearly the welfare of animals is inherently important to us, and it is meaningful to be recognized for the work we love so much.

Here is a quote from the SPCA (we are blushing!):

“We are so thrilled to honor Pets A Go Go™ and Nicole and Dan for all that they have done to support the SPCA over the years, personally and through their company,” said Lisa Bonnano Spence of the SPCA of Westchester.  “In addition to helping with fundraising, they are consistently boarding and grooming our animals (as well as adopting a few!).  These are just some of the reasons they are so very deserving of the Distinguished Service Award.”

The annual evening of delicious food and cocktails will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains to celebrate and raise funds for the animals at the SPCA. ( for more info).

We hope you will join us on the 16th, and always, in supporting this important cause.


Enjoying the Fall with your Furbaby!

Fall is here and that means hiking!

Fall Hike

Here in Westchester, we enjoy an inordinate amount of beautiful parks and preserves. When the weather turns temperate, it’s time to suit you and your furbaby(ies) for new and improved adventures. Below we have a number of wonderful trails to explore this season.

1. Blue Mountain Reservation Loop is within the 1583 acre park of the same name which is located in Peekskill and is open daily from 8 am to Dusk. The length of the hike is about five miles and is considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

This is a dog friendly loop includes both sections in Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain. For those who are looking for additional adventures, this park allows for mountain biking and cross-country skiing in the winter and picnicking, fishing, archery and shooting as well as a playground for the young ones.

2. Bronx River Parkway Reservation which spans from Valhalla to Bronxville at just over 11 miles. The length of the hike is just less than ten miles and it is considered by most as fairly easy due to the linear nature of the park.

This park is one of the oldest in the Country (completed in 1925) and runs parallel to the Hudson River for much of its length. There are a number of interesting features throughout the park including a railroad underpass, numerous meadows and a 9/11 memorial.

3. Granite Knolls Easy Loop is located within the Granite Knolls Park in Yorktown. The length of the hike is about 3.5 miles and most consider it east in difficulty level.

This loop can take up to two hours to walk and passes many interesting boulders including a large glacier erratic known as the Giant Boulder. There is a still a small-scale quarry operation still in existence.

4. Ward Acres is located within the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River and there are numerous loops including those that cover Bear Rock, Civilian Conservation Corps, Dancing Rock, Indian Rock Shelter and Raven Rocks. Different walks have different lengths and difficulties but most are approximately five miles and considered easy to moderate.

This part is known as Westchester County’s largest park and includes a number of historic features. During your walk, you may see the Bear Rock Petroglyph (a Native American rock carving in the shape of a bear), an old stone foundation and a 1930’s camp from the Civilian Conservation Corps.

5. Hudson Highlands Gateway Loop is within the Hudson Highlands Gateway Park located in Cortlandt. This historic loop is just over four miles in length with some challenging sections but is considered of moderate difficulty overall.

Once home to a Revolutionary War lookout site, it is now more well known for it’s hiking, birding, fishing, showshoeing and cross-country skiing uses. There are a number of pretty views including Annsville Creek and the Hudson River. There are also numerous water sources including streams, cascades and a vernal pool for the furbabies to take a dip.

CPR and First Aid Certification for Pet Caregivers


Virtually all Pets A Go Go employees are CPR and First Aid certified for pets? Here are some scenes from our recent summer employee training.  If you don’t think this is important, think again.  Especially in extreme weather, we see the effects of exercise on older, ill or very young pets.  Would your caregiver know what to do in the event of an injury, an acute illness, an insect or snake bite?

Summer CPR