The Just Love Project 013: Fletch, Grace, & Fergus

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Life has got a lot more color with the right cast of characters. Just ask Katie, her husband Andy, & their three golden retrievers: Fergus, Grace, & Fletch. As they’re known collectively as the “Hippie Goldens.” And, while there’s much they each have in common, their personalities complement each other like a great, well-rounded ensemble. “It’s absolutely a sitcom,” Katie …

The Just Love Project 012: Lending a Helpful Hans

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Big or small, for better or worse, expectations govern much of our lives. Dogs have their own sets of expectations too, they’re just usually a little simpler. And mostly tied to walks and treats. Helen and Hans, an Illinois-native human and White German Shepherd respectively, are a great example of the fickle and funny nature of what we expect. Growing …

The Just Love Project 011: Charlie and the Happiness Factory

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“I told myself I wasn’t gonna adopt another dog.” It’s okay, Justin – we all say things we don’t mean. In his own words, longtime Chicagoan Justin Hagman is “A 50 year old truck-driving bachelor, so I’m kind of a no-nonsense guy.” So when heading to the adoption event that ultimately brought him Charlie, he admits that, “Yeah I don’t …

The Just Love Project 010: Ragnar – the Fearless, Hairy, Drunk Uncle, Viking Dog of Love

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“Aren’t you so glad you were wrong?”  A loving family has many sounds. In the case of Jessica, her husband David, & their Aussiedoodle, Ragnar, that question is most certainly one of them. Today, Jessica & David couldn’t imagine living life without their furry, enigmatic Ragnar. But less than two years ago, that wasn’t exactly the case. For Jessica, it …

Wanna Have a Ball?

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As just about anyone who’s ever had a dog can attest, tennis balls aren’t for tennis at all. They’re tickets to a different world. It’s understandable why. For a pup, a game of fetch means they’re free to run. It means they have a clearly defined task and they’re (usually) very successful at completing it. Over. And over. Tennis balls …

Doggone Close

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At Mutt Jackson, we believe that being washed up can actually be a great thing. Especially when it means transforming a sandy dog into a shiny one before putting them in your car. As for our flagship location at Montrose Dog Beach, well, we’re not quite ready for a bath because we’re still kicking up dirt as we work to …

Building a Better Dog Beach

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The receptionist at Mike Shively Architecture announces your presence with fanfare and gusto normally reserved for royalty. By the time you’ve made it a few steps past the door, Finland has already run a couple laps around the office. In a final flourish, the exuberant Scottie slides to a stop at your feet and looks up with a smile. “Well, …

Enter to Win Free Dog Washes, Dog Training and More!

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If you’ve visited Montrose Dog Beach recently, you’ve inevitably noticed us kicking up dust in the northwest corner of the boat launch. After years of planning and persistence, Mutt Jackson will open to the public over this upcoming Memorial Day. What is Mutt Jackson? The short answer is that we’re a company that helps dogs and humans do more together. And, …