Saturday, October 20, 2007

10 Important Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe and Stress-Free on Halloween

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms can be very dangerous for dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed. If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

2. Popular Halloween plants
such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are ingested.

3. Keep wires and cords from electric lights
and other decorations out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet could experience damage to his mouth from shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets.
Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume can cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe.
It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Keep a look out for small, dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces on the costume that your pet could choke on.

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume
and make sure it does not obstruct her vision in any way. Even the sweetest animals can get snappy when they can't see.

8. All but the most social dogs
and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. Leaving your Pets outside on Halloween is not a good idea.
There are plenty of tales of malicious people who tease, injure, steal, torture, even killed peoples pets on Halloween. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification.
If for any reason your pet escapes and become lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you.


Friday, September 21, 2007

The Wiggle Waggle Walk - Rose Bowl Pasadena, Ca - September 30th, 2007

The Wiggle Waggle Walk for the Animals is our shelter's largest fundraiser. In 2006, more than 1,200 people from around Southern California attended this event and helped raise a record $155,000 for the lost, injured and abandoned animals in our care. You don't have to have a dog to participate, just a desire to animals in need!

Everyone is welcome to walk and registration is FREE. But we encourage you to donate or help raise money for our furry friends at the shelter by asking your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you may know to sponsor you in the walk.

Sunday, Sept 30 - Rain or Shine

Pasadena Rose Bowl /Brookside Park

Check In: 8 a.m.

Walk: 9 a.m.

Family Fun Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair in New York, October 13th, 2007

Hey Dog Lovers in New York, mark your calendar - the My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair is on October 13, 2007.

Bring your pooch and come join us in Central Park for games, music, fun and all things dog at MY DOG LOVES CENTRAL PARK COUNTRY FAIR. Your dog will sure to have a blast in our agility ring or competing in our Best in Park Dog Show. The kids can compete in musical chairs with Fido, and there will be lots of cute pooches up for adoption. This is one festival in Central Park you don't want to miss!

October 13, 2007

11:00 am-04:00 pm


Central Park

Mid Park at 72nd Street

New York, NY


> Click Link To View Map
of Central Park

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Great Resource For EVERY Dog Owner...

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

4 Online Healthy Resources For ALL Dog Parents...

I suggest you bookmark the following 5 online healthy dog resources, keep your pets safe and healthy and have a piece of mind that you can utilize these resources anytime needed:

JustAnswerPets is 5 Vet Experts that are Online Now 24/7. Ask a Question, Get an Answer ASAP!

1-800-Veterinariancom connects you and your pet with veterinarians, veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in your neighborhood. Whether you live in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York or Seattle, it doesn't matter; provides comprehensive and valuable information on each veterinarian and animal hospital.

Use Healthypet's Hospital Locator to find a veterinary hospital near you or nearly anywhere you want to go! For example, if you are planning to move or travel with your pet, look up an AAHA-accredited hospital near your destination so that you'll be prepared when your pet needs medical attention. Located all over the United States and Canada, AAHA hospital members are dedicated to excellence in small animal care.

1-800-PetMeds® is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ symbol: PETS). We deliver prescription and non-prescription pet medications along with health and nutritional supplements for dogs, cats and horses at substantial savings directly to you. We serve millions of satisfied customers nationwide from one location.

Don't forget to Bookmark these resources you will be glad you did!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

PAWSwalk September 8, 2007 - Seattle's Sandpoint Magnuson Park

Come bark in the park and help animals in need at this year's PAWSwalk. Register at then join us on Saturday, September 8th at Seattle’s Magnuson Park for a walk with your dog or in honor of your favorite animal. Afterward, enjoy the animal-friendly shopping, canine demonstrations, delicious treats, kids' zone and more.

All donations support the animals at PAWS. For more information visit

What: PAWSwalk When: September 8, 2007 - 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA

Check-In, Vendor Booths and Activities open at 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Join hundreds of dogs and thousands of people having a great time and raising more than $150,000 for animals in need.

Cost: free with suggested donation
Benefiting: PAWS
Contact: - 425-787-2500 x29

Sunday, August 12, 2007

5 Online Resource Sites For EVERY Dog Lover/Owner...

Here are 5 excellent resources every Dog owner should save and share with your friends, family and colleagues with Dogs...

1.) Dog Travel & Adventure Co. Dog Travel Co. provides "in-cabin, crateless dog flights" where dogs finally get to sit right next to their human companions. No longer do dogs have to travel back in the cargo bay or underneath seats in crates. Dog Travel Co. will be introducing new flight routes every month. Dog-friendly cruises and other adventures are not far behind. Dog Travel Co. eliminates the stress of travel for both dogs and their human best friends.
2.) Pet owners can go to for complete, unbiased, up-to-date information on all pet issues. The site includes over 5,000 veterinarian approved articles on pet health and wellness as well as helpful information and advice on Behavior, Nutrition, and General Pet Care. By creating a account, you'll also be able to save your pet's medical records and get reminders when its time to take your pet to the vet, give him his medicine, or reorder food.
3.) Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals that need homes. The site is updated daily and has listings for nearly 200,000 adoptable pets. If you're interested in adopting a new doggie (or other pet), you can search their database by breed, age, size, gender and location, so it's really easy to find just what you're looking for. There's even a picture preview of most animals, and the service is totally free!
4.) Animal Planet Dog Guide Why do dogs howl? What makes a dog tick? What are the best training tips for dogs? Animal Planet's Dog Guide can help answer all your questions about choosing a dog, training, dog behavior, safety, dog care and more. There is also a message board where you can post questions and join discussions with other dog owners.
5.) 123Greetings for Dog Lovers
Send free online greeting cards to your dog-loving friends at There are more than two dozen designs to choose from and they're all absolutely free!