Sunday, July 20, 2014

We all did it! Thanks to YOU!

We want to take a moment and thank everyone that came to the Pack Walk and Cook Out June 22.  

Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise over $1300 for Rescue K911. This is a very dedicated group of volunteers and we are proud to support their hard work. The pictures from the event are on our Facebook page as well as Rescue K911's page.
Once again, we thank each and every one of you for your continued support of these great rescue groups!


Keepin 'em COOL this summer

Several folks have asked us about cooling vests and bandanas for their dogs to use for hot weather activities. We have looked at several of the commercially made ones and just haven't found one that worked well. You can make a cooling bandana at home, using a soft, flexible freezer pack and a square bandana. Simply roll the frozen pack into the bandana, then tie it around your dogs neck so it hangs in front.  
Several major blood vessels go through the front of the neck, wearing the freezer pack in front cools most efficiently.  

Most dogs tolerate this and it really helps. The soft freezer packs come in a variety of sizes and will work for all sizes of dogs. Best of all you can put back up packs in your cooler and change them out as they thaw.  

Another danger for dogs is hot pavement.

If it's too hot for you to walk barefoot, it's too hot for your dog. The Metro Parks have a variety of walking paths available, from paved to gravel or wood chips. If your favorite park has blacktop paths do your walking early or late, avoid the hottest time of the day. Don't forget your dogs paws will benefit from Mushers Secret or a similar paw balm all year round. This helps avoid dry, cracked pads. Applying the balm every 2 or 3 days will help prevent drying and cracking.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Why no Flexi Leads?

A little explanation why we don't allow them at group events
Several people have asked why we don't allow flexileads at our events. Many people like them, and they do give your dog more freedom than a standard leash. When you are walking one or two dogs by yourself it is usually pretty safe.
However, in a group of dogs and people it can be a different story. All it takes is one flexilead wrapped around a dog or person and serious injuries can happen. The thin cord of the flexilead can cause serious burns when it rubs against skin, both human and canine.

We want everyone to be safe at our events, so please use a fixed length leash.

New Customer Loyalty Program

We will help you save some bone$!

We are thrilled to announce we will be starting a new Customer Loyalty Program July 1! This will replace the punch cards, though we will continue to honor those for anyone that has them.

We will begin keeping track of your purchases July 1 and when you reach $250 you will receive a coupon for 5% off your ENTIRE purchase via email. No more punch cards, and bigger savings! #winning!

We will need to have your email address in our system, it is different than this newsletter list. At checkout, we will ask for your email, and we will assure you that it is for the new Loyalty Program ONLY.
We promise we won't Spam your inbox and we will never sell your information to anyone.

Online Customers:
This counts for you too!  Once you reach your spending cap, we will generate a special savings code for you too!

 There are a couple of changes I wanted to mention. Since not everyone uses email, the reward discount will be applied when you come in, rather than an emailed coupon. We will be able to let you know when you reach $250, and that your discount will be applied next time you come in and shop. This will also be printed on your receipt so you can keep track of where you are. (It is similar to the Fuel Perks at Giant Eagle). We will continue to honor the punch cards!