The Joys of Being a Dog Dad

The joys of being a dog dad are plentiful. Read about my experience as a dog dad! #leisureandleashes #dogdad #pawrent

Being a dog dad is full of amazing experiences! From their days of dependency as a puppy to bringing joy at any age, in the process, you have gained life long friends. Proud Dog Dad Experiences Joyful Moments Becoming a dog dad is such an amazing experience. Since we don’t currently have kids, I rate […]

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Walking I Spy: A Discarded Needle

On a recent walk with my dog, we found a discarded needle. This finding could have turned dangerous very quickly. #leisureandleashes #discardedneedle #dogs #walking

On a recent morning walk with McCartney, I spotted a discarded needle. What was an enjoyable morning could have turned dangerous very quickly. A Discarded Needle Found While Walking Walking our normal route to burn some extra energy and get in a bit of exercise lead to a potentially dangerous situation. I happened to notice […]

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Benefits of Hiking – Thoughts From The Trail

Three benefits of hiking from Leisure and Leashes #leisureandleashes

Besides the health benefits of hiking, a spontaneous hiking trip can provide many bonuses. Thoughts From The Trail: Benefits of Hiking Recently, I took a trip with McCartney to South Mountains State Park. As we were on the trail, I began to realize there are many benefits of hiking. Alleviate Stress With Hiking One of […]

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Our October Carolina Beach Trip

Mom with all the pups on our Carolina Beach trip! #leisureandleashes #carolinabeach

There are a ton of things to do in Carolina Beach, which is just one of the reasons we decided to go there for our anniversary trip. This year we wanted to try something different and had to decide between the beach or the mountains. We frequent the mountains because it’s just a hop and skip […]

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Community: Dogs on Instagram

The guy behind Storm The Basset, McCartney Doodle, and Elliott Doodle on Instagram! Learn how I found community through dogs on instagram! #community #socialmedia #dogs #instagram #leisureandleashes

Have you ever found yourself spending endless hours checking out all the different dogs on Instagram? Maybe you have an account for yourself, but do you have one for your dog? I never in my wildest dreams thought about having an account for one dog, much less all three of my dogs. It kind of […]

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Max Patch – Hiking A Mountaintop

Hiking with dogs at Max Patch in WNC!

Our trips to Max Patch in Western North Carolina have been amazing. Out of the 4 years Nicole went to college at UNC Asheville, we never knew of this place. If we did, we would have probably gone every other weekend. If you haven’t been to Max Patch and live close to WNC, you need […]

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Bring Your New Puppy Home – What To Expect

Congratulations, you are ready to bring your new puppy home! Are you freaking out yet? Don’t! You’ll be totally fine! We have created a walkthrough of what to expect when you bring your new puppy home below. Welcome Home, Puppy! Most likely, you will get to pick up your puppy and it will not be delivered […]

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Elliott Doodle – The Baby Brother

Elliott Doodle

This baby brother was born the day before the best holiday ever, Thanksgiving! Yup! It’s the best holiday because I love to eat and Thanksgiving is all about the food. Have you heard about my crazy birth story? Well, you’re in for a treat! I’m Elliott Doodle and I’m going to tell you all about […]

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