Here are 5 ways to help your dog reduce his carbon paw-print and be more earth friendly!

 1. Clean-up after your dog. Scoop the poop!poop bags

According to Poopbags.com, 20-30% of all pollutants in waterways are attributed to dog waste.  Try out these biodegradable baggies, made from corn and other renewable resources.

 2. Natural or Organic pet foodsNo artificial flavors or preservatives, no pesticides or fertilizers!

mini-naturalsZuke’s makes all natural dog and cat treats.  Based out of Durango, Colorado, all treats are made in the USA and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  My dog loves their treats!  Mini-naturals are bite-sized and perfect for training.  Most of their treats are soft, and great for older dogs with sensitive teeth.

 3. Reduce, Reuse, RecycleBuy durable, long-lasting toys and donate or recycle them after your dog is done.

Orbee-Tuff Recycle Bones Planet Dog, based out of Portland, Maine makes doggie everything, from treats to toys!  Think Globally, Act Doggedly!

All Orbee-Tuff® toys  are 100% recyclable, and all post production material is reused and made into more toys!  When your toys get worn out, you can return them to Planet Dog to be recycled into new toys!

 4. Support Green Companies.

Earth Dog collars Earth Dog is a Tennessee-based company specializing in hemp collars, leashes, beds, and chew toys. Good for the Earth, Even Better for your Dog! 

Here are some benefits of using Hemp:

  • Stronger than cotton
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Grown pesticide/herbicide free
  • Has no illicit use (contrary to popular opinion!)

Learn more about this carbon neutral company’s Eco-friendly Efforts.

 Gatlinburg Farmer's Market5. Buy Locally

When you buy locally, products do not have to be shipped as far, reducing emissions and fuel consumption.  In addition, it helps the economy in your community!  Find out what your area has to offer and take your pooch shopping!  Check out that cute local pet shop or visit a farmer’s market! 

Gatlinburg is going to have a new Farmer’s Market, beginning Saturday, May 22nd!  Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a leash!

Gatlinburg Goes Green.

Check  out what the City of Gatlinburg is doing to  “Go Green”.

Get the 3rd Night Free in a Pet Friendly Cabin!

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