Monday, July 21, 2014

Toronto Humane Society's Annual Paws in The Park Is Back August 24!

Are you aware of all that we have in store for you at this year’s Paws in the Park on August 24th? In addition to the sponsored walk to save lives along the scenic Martin Goodman Trail, fun activities in Woodbine Park include:

Awareness Alley: Find out about the services the Toronto Humane Society provides and supports such as our spay/neuter clinic, low cost vaccinations, dog training, and Helping Lost Pets. Low cost microchip implantation will also be on site, so if your pet does not yet have this important method of identification we will provide it for you at the low cost of $20.

Style Street: Pooches will be able to take part in a free mini-primp including nail trims and polish, a brush out, and bows. Ogena will also be on-site to give your pup an almost waterless bath that will leave them fresh and clean after their walk.

Bistro Boulevard: Food trucks and tasty treat vendors will be on site to provide you with snacks and refreshment after your walk to save lives.

Cool Down Cove: Get your pup poolside to mingle with other cool canines and beat the heat.

Vendor Village: With many different vendors on board, even the most discerning shopper will find something fantastic to bring home.

Entertainment: Award winning comedian Carla Collins will be hosting the event and will keep you entertained throughout the day. But that’s not all - see what dogs can really do with a great show from Gemini K9 Obedience Inc. and groove along to live performances by Samara York and Luau or Die. A free to enjoy face painter and caricature artist will also be on site for the kids, or the young at heart.

We are very excited to see you all there so sign up today at!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is Your Dog Scared Of Thunderstorms? PetSmart Introduces The Thundershirt To Reduce Anxiety

PetSmart's Thundershirt
The dog days of summer are underway and as everyone starts to spend more time outdoors, pet parents are looking to include their four-legged friends on all the summer fun.
Whether it’s outfitting your furry friends with this season’s hottest fashions, equipping yourself with all the essentials for cottage trips or keeping your pet safe during those scorching days, PetSmart has all the products and expertise to ensure they have the best time.
While summer fashions and product can be fun, it’s also important to keep safety in mind. PetSmart wants all pets to be safe this summer and their experts are offering tips on how to do that. Here are some tips:

·         Keep your pets off of hot surfaces as their sensitive paws and get burned easily.
·         Regularly hydrate your pet, keep them out of enclosed vehicles and in shaded or air conditioned areas.
·         Be mindful of fleas and ticks. This is the high season!
·         Pets can get spooked by thunder and fireworks. Thundershirts are available that have the ability to reduce anxiety.