Articles by Virginia Chavez:

Virginia Chavez is a Phoenix-based freelance writer covering pets and lifestyle in the Southwest. In addition to regular contributions both online and in-print, Virginia locally owns and operates two pet care and supply businesses. For the latest in pet news, follow her on Twitter @mydesertdog or visit her on the web at My Desert Dog, and at Pets Superbarket.
  1. Beyond the dog park

    Tired of the same ol’ surroundings at the dog park? If your pooch has sniffed, scratched and frolicked through every acre more times...
  2. Meet the breed: Basenji

    Choosing to add a furry friend to your growing household is a long-term commitment, and picking a breed that fits your lifestyle is...
  3. Meet the breed: Beagle

    With over 160 American Kennel Club-recognized breeds, choosing the right dog can seem overwhelming. We're here to help you meet the...