Four-legged family member. 2

This year we had a new addition to our family. Our brand-new bundle of joy kept us up many sleepless nights, but she stole our hearts immediately. She walks on four legs and is covered in fur, but that doesn’t make her less important as a bona fide member of our family.

Pet owners LOVE our pets! We treat them like our family because they are our family. If you ask either of my sons who their favorite sibling is, they will both happily declare that it’s Sandy–our loveable puppy.

We are excited to bring you the first “Pets” edition of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, packed full of pet-friendly stories.

We asked readers to submit pet photos for one of our feature stories. The response was overwhelming, showing just how much our readers love their pets. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their pets–we wish we could include them all! The 15 dogs selected were all treated to a professional photo shoot by PhoDOGrapher, Carolyn Evans.

If you’re thinking of getting a first pet or adding another to your home, you won’t want to miss Cincinnati’s premier pet adoption event, My Furry Valentine. Read more about this opportunity to give a loving home to a rescue pet in this month’s Giving Back story.

It’s important to choose a veterinarian who will give your pet the love and care they deserve, while providing beneficial information and being accessible to the owners. Inside we meet Dr. Jennifer Dehnbostel, the veterinarian who I personally entrust with my sweet Sandy. Dr. Dehnbostel and the team at Animal Hospital of West Chester also provide important tips on common foods and household items that are hazardous to your pets.

Inside this issue, we also explore West Chester’s new Goldfish Swim School–with a clever pet-themed name, they’re providing children with a festive and safe environment to learn how to swim.

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, consider a romantic staycation package at the Hilton Garden Inn. They recently hosted the one-year anniversary party for West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. They have amazing food, a great banquet facility, attentive staff and beautifully modern hotel amenities.

Curl up with your favorite four-legged friend and enjoy this special “Pets” edition of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle.

Michelle Moody

Michelle.Moody@LifestylePubs.com

ON THE COVER

Six-year-old Piper flashes a smile at the camera. Photo by PhoDOGrapher Pet Photography.