July 27th

Saturday, July 31, is National Mutt Day. It is one of two days set aside to honor the mixed breed pups in our lives. Our favorite mutt is Mulligan, a.k.a. Mo-Mo, who is the spokesdog for the TurfMutt Foundation. Rescued by the Kentucky Humane Society and adopted by Foundation President Kris Kiser at the second-annual […]

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July 26th

Millions of Americans moved during the pandemic – many to homes with bigger yards for outdoor living. The trend of spending more time in the family yard – a.k.a. “backyarding” – is good for our health and well-being, and it creates a safe place to make memories with family and friends. Here is some yard […]

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July 22nd

There are many reasons why traveling for a summer vacation might not be an option for you and your family this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a memorable experience for your family. Just use your own backyard as the site of a fun staycation they will remember for years to come! The […]

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July 20th

Getting kids to play outdoors is as actually as simple as opening the door to your own backyard or community green space. But as parents know, this is sometimes easier said than done. New research out of Canada suggests that encouraging outdoor play in shorter, more frequent intervals can boost physical activity. The scientists discovered […]

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July 16th

This week, the TurfMutt Foundation’s Kris Kiser appeared on ABC10 in Sacramento to share tips on how to use your own backyard to plan a staycation this summer. Check out the video to learn about the benefits of enjoying the outdoors with family from the comfort of your own lawn. To learn more about the […]

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July 15th

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Check out Mutt Mail for July

Have you signed up for Mutt Mail yet? It’s the TurfMutt Foundation’s monthly newsletter. It’s loaded with tips on outdoor living, enjoying green spaces and resources for teachers and families, as well as news from the TurfMutt Foundation. Here’s a link to the July newsletter, which features tips for planning the perfect backyard vacation. You […]

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July 8th

All-American Pet Photo Day is on Sunday, July 11. It is set aside to encourage pet owners to share their favorite pet pics. Mo-Mo, the TurfMutt Foundation’s spokesdog, got a jump start on the big day. See her strike a pose below (she’s a bit of a ham!).         We want to see your […]

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July 6th

What once only happened indoors now happens outdoors. From office work to working out, from eating to entertaining. If these activities were once usually held inside a home or office, they are now being brought to the great outdoors. It’s the trend of backyarding, and it’s here to stay. The family yard is a safe […]

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June 29th

A new study indicates that green space is positively associated with happiness, and it’s a universal phenomenon despite different socioeconomic conditions. To conduct the study, an international team of researchers analyzed satellite imagery (obtained during the summertime when landscapes are green) from 90 cities in 60 countries across the world. Scientists then compared each city’s […]

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