Posts Tagged ‘organic’

Top 200 Places: Hood River’s Pheasant Valley Vineyard

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Pheasant Valley Vineyard
3890 Acree Drive
Hood River,
Oregon 97031
866-357-WINE (9463)

This winery gets rave reviews for their award-winning wines and picturesque setting. There is a certified organic pear and apple orchard also on site, and a very nice Bed and Breakfast Inn. Wine gift packs, accessories, and souvenirs are available in their gift shop. They are open daily April through October from 11 am to 6 pm, and from November through March from 11 am to 5 pm. Well behaved, friendly dogs of all sizes are allowed. Dogs must be leashed, cleaned up after, and under owners’ control at all times. They are not allowed in the buildings, but they can be out on the covered patio or lawns, and walked around with their owners. They are not allowed at the Bed and Breakfast Inn; however, they have a 2 bedroom, full sized cottage where up to 2 dogs (no size restriction) are allowed for no additional fee.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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Cranimals Launches ZENDOG, A Functional Dog Biscuit With Unique Health Food Ingredients

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Organic and Calming Dog Biscuit Debuts for the New Year.

Cranimals™, a manufacturer of certified organic pet supplements, has launched its first functional dog biscuit. ZENDOG™ biscuits are formulated with organic pumpkin extract, a natural and concentrated source of tryptophan. Tryptophan induces calm by promoting the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin, the Zen hormones of the body.

Charlie Cranimals CEO
“ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs,” said Dr. Wilma Pretorius, Managing Director and the scientist behind Cranimals™ and ZENDOG™, “but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet”.

Available January 30th, ZENDOG biscuits are formulated with a blend of Cranimals’ proprietary ingredients, including Organic Pumpkin Extract, Cold Pressed Cranberry Seed oil, Flax Protein Powder and the company’s CranimalsTM Original Cranberry Supplement.

ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs, but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet.

Each Zendog biscuit contains 150 mg Omega-3, Vitamins A, C, E and cranberry antioxidants. Zendog biscuits are cholesterol and trans-fat free and very low in saturated fat. Zendog biscuits are certified to organic food standards in the USA, Canada and Europe, and are oven-baked from kosher human food ingredients in a certified organic baking facility.

Zendog biscuits are available at retailers in Canada and the USA starting February 2010.