Head westward out of Lodi along Sargent Road, leaving the town hustle and bustle behind, and you’ll find a little piece of heaven — for dogs and their humans alike.

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In a week, it will be time for Americans to celebrate all things Irish once again. St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday, March 17, and fans of the holiday will be dressing up in green, filling up on corned beef and cabbage, and downing Guinness or green beer.

Chris Funge, a third-grade teacher at Ellerth E. Larson Elementary School, let his students …