Oct
15

Top Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Thinking of Halloween for your dog..............  take a look at some of these ideas at:

 

http://dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/2006/11/top_halloween_costumes_for_dog.php

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Oct
08

Pawtoberfest, October 14 Downtown Miami

PAWTOBERFEST at Downtown Miami

 The Downtown Athletic Club along with the Humane Society of Greater Miami invites you to join us on Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM for an evening of fun and entertainment for all!

Guests will enjoy "A Taste of Downtown", cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, live entertainment, music, and dancing as well as fun activities including a silent auction, raffles, most eligable personal trainers auction, and pet photo contest.

Admission is free. All donations will help the organization fulfill its mission of placing every dog and cat in their care into a loving home.

Event Location:

Downtown Athletic Club
200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 15A
Wachovia Financial Center
Miami, FL 33131
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Oct
01

St. John's Methodist Church 8th Annual Pet Blessing, Oct. 3 Miami Beach

All Creatures Great (Dane) And Small (parakeets)
“Pet Blessing” for the entire community
St. John’s on the Lake
October 3, 11 a.m.
St. John’s sanctuary
4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach

Realizing that four legged and finned companions are an integral part of many families, St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church is once again hosting a favorite community tradition

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Sep
29

Blessing of the Pets at St. Francis in South Beach, October 2

The traditional Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi will take place on Saturday, October 2 at 9:30am in front of the parish hall. Bring your pet (dogs, cats, parrots, snakes, horse, tarantulas) of any type to be blessed.  The church will also be handing out certificates as well.   Location:  6th & Lenox across from Publix.

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Sep
24

World Rabies Day Kicks Off Miami Beach 3000 Event This Weekend

The Cat Network along with the Clydey Foundation and the City of Miami Beach are joining forces to conquer the stray cat problem on Miami Beach. We want to sterilize 3000 cats in one year by having Spay Days every month.

Our kick-off event, celebrating  World Rabies Day, takes place at Flamingo Park on South Beach and will include FREE sterilizations and FREE rabies vaccinations for all street cats. Pet cats will also be accepted but there will be a nominal fee for the surgery with a FREE rabies vaccination.  Pfizer has generously donated all the rabies vaccines.

The Spay Day will be preceded by two days of intensive trapping of up to 80 cats. We are looking for volunteer trappers. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

  • What? FREE spay/neuter surgeries and FREE rabies vaccinations for feral cats
  • Where? Flamingo Park on South Beach
  • When? September 26
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Sep
17

Sat Sept 25th at Anthropologie South Beach

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Sep
10

Thurs Sept 23 Happy Hour at the Betsy Benefitting Humane Society

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Sep
03

Thanks to PetsMart Lifetime Warranty on their Aquariums

Came home and found water outside my main door.  I looked up to see if a leak was coming from someone upstairs in the condo above me.  Nope.  Then I thought.....did the cabinet for the aquarium stand collapse? In I walked only to see all of the floor wet throughout the condo and the aquarium still standing.  What happened........

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Aug
27

Founder of Adopt-A-Pet, Roye Levin, Memorial August 28th.

Founder of Adopt-A-Pet, Roye Levin, Memorial August 28th. Open to Public

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Aug
20

Take Your Dog to the Marlins Game on October 1st

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Aug
12

Weekly Adoption Events at Petco and Petsmart

PETSMART WEEKLY ADOPTION EVENTS
Every Saturday from 12pm - 4pm
PetSmart at Miracle Marketplace at 3301 SW 22 Street (in Coral Gables)

Every Sunday from 11am - 4pm
Colonial Palms PetSmart on US1 and SW 136 Street (across from The Falls)

While we do have some pure breed dogs on occasion, most of our pups are mixed making each very unique. From Chihuahuas to Labradors - from white and grays to black and browns - from long coats to short fur - the Rescue has a wide range of dogs perfectly bred for YOUR family!

Adoption events are open to the public, but only preapproved applicants will be able to adopt the same day.

PETCO WEEKLY ADOPTION EVENTS
Every Saturday from 12pm - 4pm
Petco South Beach in the Shops at Fifth & Alton (1121 5th Street)

Every Sunday from 12pm - 4pm
Petco South Dade at 18579 South Dixie Highway

Volunteers are available to discuss the adoption process and our Foster & Seniors 4 Seniors Programs and speak to you about volunteering at our weekly events. Visit with us every week to meet some of our newest friends. Adoptable dogs will be available to walk, brush & play!

Adoption events are open to the public, but only preapproved applicants will be able to adopt the same day.

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Aug
05

Opening Date Set for Luxury Pet Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2010 – Pet lovers visiting Walt Disney World Resort
can now plan to board the family pet in fun, luxurious new accommodations. Reservations
are being accepted for pet boarding stays beginning August 27, 2010 for the new Best Friends
Pet Care Resort.

The one-of-a-kind resort comprises more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space,
including 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered
outdoor runs and play areas, and an expansive private dog park exclusively for the use of pet
resort clients and their dogs.

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Jul
30

Man's New Best Friend... Teacup Pig?????

Tiny 'teacup' pigs are the latest pet craze


Animal lovers are going hog wild over a new breed of miniature pet.

"Teacup" pigs have became the latest trendy pet in England.

The little piggies weigh just over half a pound at birth and only grow to 12 to 16 inches high, topping out at about 65 pounds - rather svelte in the pig world.

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Jul
23

'Hot Spots' Popping Up in Miami. That is Hot Spots on Dog

Veterinary Q & A: Hot Spots

What are they? How to cool them down!

By , About.com Guide

 

What is a "hot spot"?
A hot spot is a localized area of skin inflammation and infection. The infection can be superficial or deep. Other common names for this condition include: moist dermatitis, and acute moist dermatitis

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Jul
16

US Postal Service Issues Special Stamps to Promote Animal Rescue

Help Support Local Animal Rescue Shelters by mailing a letter.  The United States Postal Service is issuing special commerative stamps to help raise awareness for the millions of shelter pets that neeed a good home.

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Jul
09

"Hurricane Safety for Pets" from Broward County Animal Care

Hurricane Safety Tips For Owners of Small and Large Animals
  
-- Preparation and Planning are Key to Your Pet's Survival --
  
DATE: June 11, 2010
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Broward County Animal Care and Regulation
PHONE: 954-359-1010
EMAIL: lmendheim@broward.org


Hurricane season is here and Broward County Animal Care and Regulation reminds all pet owners to prepare to safeguard your pets and large animals before, during and after a hurricane.

"Preparation and planning are important for any family," said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care, "but it becomes particularly important to plan when you are responsible for pets, horses and other large animals."
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Jul
02

Have A Happy and Safe 4th of July

  1. Remember keep your pets safe and away from fireworks. When you throw that lit firework out of your hand to go explode away from you, just remember your dog may think it is a toy to go fetch.
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Jun
25

Miami Beach Dog Owners Get Your Free ID Tag

SoBe-Dog.com is Miami Beach's Free dog registry.

Miami Beach and South Beach dogs and dog owners are protected by this free and easy to use tag system to identify dogs and their owners.

SoBe-Dog.com is also your one stop source in Miami Beach and South Beach for all things dog related.

Sobe-Dog.com is sponsored by Miami's best Veterinarians, Groomers, Kennels, Pet Suppliers, Pet Insurance Providers, Dog Food Suppliers, Dog Trainers, Dog Walkers, Dog Sitters, Dog Parks, Animal Clinics and Animal Hospitals.

Your free Sobe-Dog.com tag works anywhere in the world and assures your pet's safe return.

Sobe-Dog.com will notify you automatically if your dog is found.

Get a free tag for your dog now!
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Jun
18

Humane Society Workshop for Dog Owners, June 26th. FREE

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16101 West Dixie Highway | North Miami Beach, FL 33160 US

 

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Jun
11

Don't Drink Too Much of the Pool Water

We are often asked whether or not if it is okay for dogs to drink pool water.  Our general reply is why not just provide them with a fresh bowl of water when outside.  Yes, dogs eat plenty of odd things from cat feces to any scrap of rancid food on the street.  But just because they do, does not me we should let them or encourage them, and the same goes for pool water.  Pool water has higher concentrations of cholorine than normal drinking water and can be harmful to dogs.

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Jun
04

Can Pets Improve Your Relationship?

(Below is an article at psychcentral.com blog.  Enjoy.)

Can Pets Improve Your Relationship?

By Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP

 

We hardly need to look at the research to verify that pets do good things for people physically and emotionally. What is interesting in my work with couples is that although couples may vehemently disagree on most topics,  they usually both soften in manner and tone to agree that the dog, cat, bird or horse is great.

In fact, if there is any criticism, it is the verbalized wish to receive the kind of love and attention the pet is getting.

“I only wish she was as affectionate with me as with our dog!”

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May
28

Memorial Day Weekend Pet Care Options Still Available, Call Us

Memorial Day Weekend is here already.  Are you just thinking of getting that petsitter at the last minute?  Well, don't you, are not alone.  Friday and Saturday are usually our busy days for phone calls and reservations.  It is not too late to schedule service now, enjoy the weekend out of town, and know your pet is well-taken care of.

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May
21

Whole Foods on Glades in Boca Raton 5% Day for Animal Aid

Tuesday, May 25th

Whole Foods on Glades (and I-95) - 5% Day for Animal Aid Inc.

8am-10pm

Shop for a cause on this day and whole Foods will donate 5% of the day’s net sales to Animal Aid Inc. 
The mobile Spay Clinic was lost in a fire and proceeds

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May
14

The Big Snake Hunt in the Everglades

As you may have heard on the local Florida news stations the problem of boas and pythons in the Everglades.  The problem being these are non-native species and can lead to serious ecosystem damage.  These snakes can grow to 10+ feet and weigh over 200 pounds making them at that size being toward the top of the foot chain with the alligator.

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May
07

Dog Day Afternoons of Warm Weather & Your Dog

 

Running Your Dogs in the Hot Florida Summers...Not Such a Hot Thing to Do.

 

 

Sure you may love to run year round, but keep in mind your dog has a few special needs in the summer or on any hot day. As you know dogs do not sweat as humans do to cool off. Rather dogs lose heat through their paws and panting. And even with these bodily functions for dogs, they are not efficient enough to help keep your dog safe.

 

If you are considering running with your dog on hot days (not just summer), you should switch your runs to early mornings and later in the evenings when the heat of the day is lower. Then even then keep a close eye on your dog for signs of heat exhaustion/heat stroke as most often dogs have issues on slightly cooler days than on super hot days. The reason being is you may think dog is going to be fine on that slightly cooler day and you may not pay as close attention to him as on a very hot day.

 

Signs of possible heat exhaustion or heat stroke:

 

Excesive panting and foaming at the mouth

Vomitting

Diarrhea that may even be bloody

Dog is not able to keep up anymore and try to stop and lay down.

Possibly cannot stand from overexhaustian

Coloring of his gums may have changed

Dog shows signs of confusion

 

Things to help your dog out on those warm day runs:

 

Have cold drinking water available for him and stop recently to provide him with water.

If near a hose, sprinkler, lake/ocean .... you can cool the dog off in the water. Note, if the water of the lake/ocean is near 80 degrees or more, dogs can still become overheated.

Try running in shaded areas, but still keep a close eye on the dog's condition.

Try walking your dog on cooler surface areas like grass or concrete rather than black asphalt.

Take your dog inside an air conditioned building.

 

And remember if your dog shows severe signs of heat exhaustion, consider taking your dog to the vet immediately or calling them for a phone consultation if you are unable to make it to the vet.

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Apr
30

How many pets owned?

According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.4 millions homes.

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Apr
23

Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway at Big Cat Rescue

Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees?  Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger?  Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the  rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy?  Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them?  You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true.   The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.

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Apr
16

Bark at the Park: Bring Your Dog to Marlins Stadium for an afternoon of baseball, beer, and pooches

 

A friend went last year with weimaraner and had a blast.  She will be going this year again.

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Apr
09

Bird Fitness...Both Mental and Physical

Now you might not be able to exercise a bird like a dog, but there are some simple things you can do to get your bird more active.

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Apr
02

Walmart Lends a Paw to Help ASPCA and You Can Too

Walmart, through the generous contribution of key pet suppliers, will donate $1 for each "Lend A Paw" click, (up to $100,000) to the ASPCA to help save pets' lives.  You can click daily even too. For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/LendAPaw

Also, on May 1st in Bayfront Park, Miami area residents and visitors are invited

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Mar
26

Rabbits Not Just For Easter

Each year, many children get rabbits around Easter for pets.  While rabbits make great pets, they do involve work and responsibility like any pet.  Sure they are all nice and cuddly, but soon the cage will need to be cleaned.  They will need to be fed when you got all comfortable on your couch and just remembered that you forgot to feed the rabbit, and then they will get into things that you do not want them near.  Plus, possibly leaving a few gifts called droppings around at times.

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Mar
19

Help the ASPCA win $200,000 from American Express and Take Part

The ASPCA was selected as one of 49 charities to participate in Members Project®, an exciting new promotion from American Express® and TakePart. As part of the promotion, we need you to vote for the ASPCA EVERY WEEK at takepart.com/membersproject/vote and help us win $200,000 to help animals in need! Register and vote today—and come back to vote for the ASPCA every week through May 24. We’re in the lead, but with five weeks to go, every vote counts! Be sure to spread the word!

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Mar
12

OBESITY IN CATS... and What To Do About An Overweight Cat

An article brought to you by: The PetCenter

Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Obesity in cats is very common and can predispose the cat to diabetes, Hepatic Lipidosis and arthritis. Overweight and actually obese cats outnumber cats of normal weigh and are being seen more and more commonly by veterinarians for various disorders. Weight loss plans in cats needs to be approached very carefully. This page will help you determine what to do about overweight cats so that your kitty won't have to be encumbered by obesity.

 

There are more cats than dogs in the USA at this time. And 40 percent of those cats are considered to be obese!

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Mar
05

3rd Most Common Uncaged Pet in North America

You can probably guess the two most common uncaged pets being the dog and cat.  But do you have any idea on the third?  Rabbits? No. Horses? No.  It is ferrets. Those friendly always curious little critters that look like they have fun all day. Now, some of you are probably thinking ...

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Feb
26

Global PetExpo returns to Orlando March 25-27, 2010

I hope to make it out to this expo again this year. It a fantastic expo for pet product buyers who have retail stores.  I went in 2009 and was amazed at all of the great products there are out there for pets nowadays.

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Feb
19

Mark your calendars for March 6th, Woofstock is coming to Islamorada

Join us on March 6, 2010 for Woofstock, A Day of Peace, Paws & Music at Founders Park in Islamorada, Florida. 11am-9pm.

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Feb
12

Valentine's Day for Pets.... Safety Tips

Thinking about spoiling your pet this Valentine's Day? You're not alone. The National Retail Federation expects consumers will spend $367 million on their pets for the holiday.

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Feb
05

Hachiko: A Dog's Story the movie starring Richard Gere

Dog owners know their dogs are the most loyal of pet to them.  The dog is there for you through thick and thin and always happy to see you.  They give you unconditional love and this is why possibly they are often called 'man's best friend.

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Jan
29

Pawpurrazzi Raises $500,000 for the Humane Society of Greater Miami

One week ago at Jungle Isle..... Pawpurrazzi, Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. where the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet hosted an evening of one-of-a-kind entertainment, music, food and fashion that brought in over $500,000 and the adoption of 5 dogs at the event that night.

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Jan
22

Dog Saves Four Kittens From House Fire

 

Down Under Dog Saves Kittens from Fire Risking His Own Life

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Jan
15

New to Miami Beach? On vacation with your pooch? Visit Miami Beach Bark Parks.

 

Weather you are new to Miami Beach, a tourist visiting with their pet, or just a long-time resident looking to change up the scene for your dog ........  Miami Beach has four designated Bark Parks where dogs can roam free off-leash in a fenced in area.

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Jan
08

Iams Home for the Holidays Campaign...never really ends for adopting pets.

A big woof woof to Iams for another successful year of pet adoptions.  This is their 11th year for their campaign, Home for the Holidays whose goal was to find many new homes for cuddly, furry, feathered, slithering and even some hardshell turtles a home.  This year's goal was to have adopted 1.5 millions animals between October 1, 2009 and January 4, 2010 through some more than 3,900 rescue shelters or agencies.

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Jan
01

New Year, New Resolutions, New Blog, New Fitness Committment.....Hire a Running Partner for You and Your Dog

Wow, another year just zoomed by.  And another year of resolutions made by many around the world.  How many will be broken and forgotten about in a few weeks?  How many new gym memberships will be sold during the month of January?  Great revenue month for them, but they know if those members are not on a year long membership plan those people will probably cancel in a few months.

That said so why not save yourself a few bucks and just NOT join.

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