Author Archive | Stacy Conroy

Metropawlis: A Boutique for the Urban Pet

by Stacy Conroy Husband and wife team Geri and Augie Ray have just opened a hip, yet practical pet boutique on Brady Street, contributing to the revitalization of an historic Milwaukee retail district. The couple set out on a mission less than a year ago to start a business — Metropawlis — that would carve […]

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A Better Companion Dog Training

Sarah Braun runs a dog training business in Riverwest where she and her family live. Sarah came to us looking for natural dog food, but after just a couple encounters we knew she was going to fit into our lives as more than just a customer. She had an immediate rapport with our dogs, Jade […]

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Pet Tales: Are Vaccines Harmful?

by Stacy Conroy Most caregivers of dogs and cats receive annual cards in the mail from their vet’s office reminding them to make an appointment for the next round of vaccinations. It is a cost pet owners incur with the hope that their beloved companions won’t fall victim to a deadly disease. However, some veterinarians […]

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Feral Cats: No Simple Solution

by Stacy Conroy In the April Pet Tales, Street Cats Don’t Live Happily Ever After, I wrote about the problems people cause when they feed stray cats or let their pet cats roam outside. Soon after writing that piece, I received a letter from Michelle, a fellow Riverwest resident. She told me of her involvement […]

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Street Cats Don’t Live Happily Ever After

I live on one of those blocks in Riverwest where there seem to be a few cats that roam around outside and hang around a particular house or two. What to do with the strays is a complex issue, especially for those who have a soft spot in their heart for the wandering furry creatures […]

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