Weekend is Here!

by Publisher on October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

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Have a Great Weekend!

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Fun Events

by Publisher on October 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in In the News Thursday

Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunt

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

| $40

October 25, 2014
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Admission: $35 prepay $40 day of event

Join us with your favorite four-legged friend for our 1st dog scavenger hunt in Alexandria, Virginia! Start Halloween off early by disguising your dog in a costume for a fun and interactive scavenger hunt! Owners and dogs are encouraged to dress in costume for this family and pet friendly event. Bring your walking shoes, and your favorite pooper scooper, the scavenger hunt will drive each participant into specific onsite locations throughout historic Alexandria, allowing you to walk your dog and have quality time, while figuring out clues to collect dog treats and toys for your sidekick.

For more information, please call 412-841-2433 or email Game@ThrillScavengerHunt.com.

Barktoberfest

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| $35

Join a pet-friendly Octoberfest celebration at Yards Park (near Nationals Stadium, www.yardspark.org) in DC.
Proceeds support Washington Animal Rescue League. Details at www.warl.org.
Enjoy:

•    Beer Tasting
•    Food
•    Live Music
•    Costume Contest
•    Agility Park

Tickets $35 in Advance
$10 non-drinking guests
VIP Tickets available
For more information or to buy tickets, call the Development office at 202-375-7756.

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Cat Vaccinations

by Publisher on October 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Health and Wellness

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There are a number of  ”core” vaccines and “non-core” vaccines that are recommended for your cat. See below for what vaccines are a must have:

CORE:

  • PANLEUKOPENIA (FPV) : Also known as feline distemper, panleukopenia attacks the body’s red blood cells in the intestines and bone marrow.
  • RABIES: This is perhaps the deadliest and most highly communicable virus a cat can get. 
  • CALICIVIRUS (FCV): This common virus causes upper respiratory distress and is one of the major causes of the common cold in cats.
  • FELINE VIRAL RHINOTRACHEITIS (FVR): This infectious disease is caused by feline herpesvirus type-1. It is one of the most common causes of upper respiratory disease and conjunctivitis.

NON-CORE:

 

Source: Pawnation

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Denny

by Publisher on October 20, 2014 · 0 comments

in Rescue Monday

Denny is an amazing sweet and playful youngster waiting for you… Ready for Halloween. If you want to meet Denny email fancycatsevents@comcast.net.

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Petoberfest

by Publisher on October 17, 2014 · 0 comments

in Fun Friday,Special

PetOberfest is tomorrow! This fun event will feature pet and family friendly activities including:
a pet parade, pet contests, pet-friendly exhibitors, a fashion show, children’s entertainment, store
discounts, prizes, and much more.
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Fall Fun

by Publisher on October 16, 2014 · 0 comments

in In the News Thursday

Fall Pet Fun

http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/trails/state/district_of_columbia/

 

There are so many wonderful ways to spend quality time with your four-legged friends this fall. Whether you are out on a walk enjoying the season’s change, bernese-mountain-dog-223781__180playing in the colorful leaves, or just enjoying the crisp outdoor air, it’s always a little more special with your pup at your side. Washington D.C. offers some of the most beautiful views of the slow change from vibrant green foliage to deep burgundy, purple, orange and gold leaves to be enjoyed by you and all the members of your family – including Fido! Washington D.C has several dog friendly trails to enjoy in the fall. Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C is a sprawling 1,754 acres and just north of the National Zoo. You can hike, horseback ride and even stop for a round of tennis. Bring your furry friend and enjoy the fall changes in this beautiful park. You can also check out Fort Dupont Park or the Mount Vernon Trail. For Dupont Park is a National Capital Park in the D.C. area perfect for a stroll, or even a great place to have your dog walker take your pup. The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that will have crowd of dog walkers, runners, and cyclists on the path so be sure to exercise caution if your dog shows aggression towards other dogs or people.  The capital Crescent Trail is another dog friendly fall hike location in Washington D.C. It is also one of the 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Many cyclists use the trail so try and head out with Fido when the cycling traffic is less heavy, such as mid-afternoon weekdays. This is also the perfect time to send a dog walker out to the trail.  If you will be heading outdoors for fall fun make sure that your dog is well trained and responds to your commands even in the case of several distractions. It’s also essential that vaccinations are up to date and that they have a regime for tick prevention in place. Some even take a visit to the groomer before heading out for a heavily wooded walk.  Washington D.C. offers great options for fall fun with your pet. Stay safe and enjoy the beautiful scenes this fall with you family and your pet. Take a hike, go for a run, play in the leaves and stay active. Washington D.C is a beautiful place to walk your dog.

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Wellness Wednesday

by Publisher on October 15, 2014 · 0 comments

in Health and Wellness

 

In the Fall many pets can develop allergies. If your pet starts itching he may have an allergy. A quick visit to the vet can determine a solution. bernese-mountain-dog-223781__180Keep leaves raked and cut grass if you think this may be the cause of the problem.

Also, in early fall, pets begin to  shed their summer coat. That means more vacuuming :)  Make time to brush you pet weekly to help alleviate some of the unwanted hair in your home.

Get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

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2 Training Rules

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by Publisher on October 14, 2014 · 0 comments

in Training and Behavior,Training Tuesday

Two very important rules when training your dog:

Your Role as a Teacher: It is very helpful if you can have a calm demeanor when training your dog. This will relax your dog and give him confidence.

The 15 Minute Rule: When training your dog, keep in mind that they can only hold attention for about fifteen minutes at a time. It’s better to do two fifteen minute sessions per day than one half-hour session.

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Rosco

by Publisher on October 13, 2014 · 0 comments

in Rescue Monday

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Rosco came to the Fairfax County Animal shelter because he was too strong for his person to handle. When he got to the shelter, he was not a happy camper. Luckily, a couple of our wonderful foster families took him home, and they’re amazed at what a different dog he is! They say he is one big goofy guy who loves to play, rides nicely in the car, follows the other dogs around and even lets them share his toys, and will lie beside you on the couch or sometimes steal your spot if you’re not looking. One of his cutest quirks is the way he lies with his legs stretched out behind him, like a frog. His current foster mom is spending a lot of time helping him learn how to be a well mannered dog who walks nicely on a leash. She said that he has been the perfect house guest, and she can’t wait to help him find his new forever home. Please click HERE for more information.

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Go Orioles!

by Publisher on October 10, 2014 · 0 comments

in Fun Friday

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