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Pugs in the Park, Denver, Colorado on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at Central Park benefitting CO Pug Rescue. Learn all the details and come see the costume contest.
Sunday, September 19, 2021 10:00am – 3:00pm Central Park – Stapleton 8801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Denver, CO 80238 Please join us for the most pug-a-licious event of the year! Pugs in the Park is the largest annual celebration of all things pug! Help support Colorado Pug Rescue at our biggest fundraiser of the year while you and your pugs have an amazing, fun, pug-filled day! Of course there will be many pugs to meet and play with.
But wait, there’s more!
Fun Fun Fun! Start planning your costume now for the most anticipated pug event of the day: The Pug Costume Contest! The winning pug will be featured in our 2022 Pug Rescue Calendar!
There are other contests too! Line up for the hot-dog eating contest or pucker up for best kisser.
Microchipping will be available for $25, or take advantage of our pug “spa” for a nail trim or face fold wash. Looking fabulous? Get your pug’s portrait taken!
VISIT our Vendors! We’ll have a variety of booths with anything you might need for your pug! Have something to sell? We’d love to have you!
And if that’s not enough shopping for you, we’ll have a silent auction! Want to help the pugs? We are in need of silent auction items. These do not need to be pug (or even dog) related. We’d love a gift certificate to your business, or that wedding gift you’ve tucked away to re-gift someday. If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Frankie at email@example.com) or 303-996-1815. We will be happy to come and pick up your donation.
BEST OF ALL: Meet some of our wonderful pugs available for adoption!
So pack up your piggy bank. We’ll have lots of ways for you to help support Colorado Pug Rescue while you have a totally awesome fun pug-filled day! And bring your friends! As we say, if one pug is amusing, 300 pugs are hilarious! The more the merrier!
P.S. – CPR relies almost exclusively on donations from people just like YOU! Your donations to our 501(c)(3) non-profit are tax deductible, and we genuinely appreciate each and every gift. Donations cover veterinary expenses for the pugs CPR cares for annually. Can’t make it to the event? We’ll be sorry to miss you. You can still contribute by clicking here.
Want to be a Pugs in the Park sponsor? Take a look at our available sponsorship levels.
Interested in being a vendor? Sign up for booth space here.
Learn about the first axillary pet thermometer by Mella Pet Care
Mella not only takes your pet's body temperature, but it also displays the results on your smart device or desktop. The data is automatically recorded and can be sent to a Practice Management System where it can be analyzed and made intelligible for you.
Going away this weekend while your dog is being boarded? Get tips on preparing your dog.
Vacation is your time to unwind and escape the stresses of your busy life. Why not make your vacation time just as enjoyable for your dog? They deserve a vacation as well! Boarding your dog when you’re out of town is a great way to ensure that your dog is thoughtfully cared for while you’re away. To keep both of your vacations as stress-free as possible, here are 5 things that you can do to prepare your dog before boarding:
Consider a Boarding Trial If your dog is particularly nervous or prone to separation anxiety, it’s a good idea to plan a trial boarding stay. The trial stay of at least 24 hours eases your dog into a new environment and a new daily routine. You may find that your dog will adjust much better when it comes time for a longer stay.
Adjust Your Dog’s Sleeping Habits If your dog sleeps with you in your bed each night, you can expect him to be upset with sleeping alone at the boarding facility. Do your best to get him adjusted to sleeping by himself. If he cries when sleeping alone, you can expect him to cry when he’s boarded.
Keep Your Dog Comfortable Regardless of the creature comforts your chosen boarding facility provides, there’s nothing like the comfort of home. Bring a familiar rug for your dog to sleep on. It will help them feel more secure. The facility may allow you to bring your dog’s bed, so ask in advance.
Drop Off Your Dog in the Morning If your schedule permits, drop your dog off at the boarding facility early in the morning. This gives them the entire day to adjust to their surroundings before its time to bed down for the night.
Visit Your Dog’s Veterinarian It’s important, and considerate to the other dogs, that you de-flea and worm your dog. You should also update your dog’s vaccinations at least two weeks prior to boarding. Both of these precautions are typically required before boarding.
Cindy Myers, Animal Intuitive, discusses her free webinar in September
Cindy Myers Ambassador to Animals, Humans and Spirit
I’ve always been a good listener. However, twenty years ago, I would have found it hilarious if you told me that I’d be working as an intuitive energy healer while living on an alpaca farm! But, here I am with a herd of 24 alpacas, 3 dogs and 3 cats working as a Medical Intuitive! I believe that the sum of our life experiences can lead us to our true calling in life. There are many paths to finding our way to our authentic selves.
It took many years, multiple and diverse career paths, and tough life challenges to finding my true calling. The life lessons were invaluable that led me to this meaningful life. I learned about frequencies and Radars while working as an Engineer for the Navy and now I am a Radar! I learned all about stress and how harmful it is to our body, mind and spirit while being my mom’s caregiver through her final years. And there was an amazing gift I created out of the house fire I experienced due to an arsonist. Losing my belongings led me to discovering myself. And I found the courage to embrace and pursue my calling of intuitive energy work. It is an honor and humbles me to do this work for people and their animals.
I love sharing my intuitive abilities with both animals and humans. I look forward to helping you restore your energy balance so you can live an abundantly joy filled life!
Tips on Doggy Daycare for your pooch with Jessica from Hobnob Pet
Have your pup’s medical history ready to go
Any good daycare will require proof of vaccinations ahead of time. They’ll also want to know if your pet has been neutered or spayed by the time they’re one year old, says Ryan Getwright, owner of Philly Dog School in Philadelphia, Pa. While daycares are unable to check if you are using flea and tick preventative care, they expect that you are, he says. If you don’t have your dog on a flea and tick regimen now, start before you bring him to daycare.
Ask about safety certifications
While the daycare is not a vet, the attendants should know how to respond to health emergencies and how to provide basic first aid to your four-legged buddy. The Red Cross offers these certifications, says Getwright, and your daycare should always have one person on duty who is first aid and CPR certified.
Look into cleaning protocols
Your dog is at a higher risk of illness with so many pets in close proximity, says Jakob Hunt, vice president of operations and human resources for Dogtopia, a daycare chain with 30 locations in the United States. Because of this, you want to make sure the daycare has strict daily cleaning procedures in place.
At Dogtopia, the playrooms are spot cleaned throughout the day, and then thoroughly cleaned during your dog’s nap time, says Hunt. If something like kennel cough—which is equivalent to the human cold—is identified, the attendants will take even bigger precautions. “The sick dog will be placed in lockdown so the other dogs won’t get sick,” explains Hunt. “Then all the rooms are cleaned. We try to contain the illness as best we can by limiting the amount of times attendants can go from room to room and dipping their shoes in a bleach mixture before they can leave a room.”
Another tip: Check to see if the daycare has floor-to-ceiling walls. Since the majority of illnesses are airborne, half walls and chain-link fences won’t stop them from spreading, explains Hunt.
Prepare for an evaluation
Before you sign on the dotted line, daycare attendants should give your dog an in-depth assessment without you present. “Just like at children’s daycare, you won’t be there during the day,” says Hunt. “We need to see how your dog will react without you there. It’s our chance to learn as much about your pet as possible so we can give him the best care while you’re at work or away.”
While every dog daycare will have a different assessment format, a good one will look for some of the following things: how your pup responds to a dog crate, what parts of his body he doesn’t like to have touched, and how your pet gets along with other dogs of different energy levels, temperaments, genders, and sizes. Attendants should take detailed notes to share with you afterward and to keep in your dog’s file.
But remember: Daycares aren’t training facilities. “Your dog may be a wonderful pet, but he may not be a good fit for open play,” explains Hunt. “If that’s the case, we’ll recommend you socialize your dog and enroll him in training, and then come back in six months to get reevaluated.”
Practice, practice, practice
Daycare is basically an indoor dog park, so Getwright suggests bringing your dog to the outdoor version before you consider daycare. “If your dog doesn’t like it, he won’t enjoy it here,” he says.
It’s also a good way to see how your dog interacts with other animals. “Many dogs who have never been in open play don’t know dog language,” says Hunt. “But when they hang around other dogs for a few days, they begin to learn it.” Then, when dogs approach your pooch in the daycare, he’ll know the proper way to react.
Ask about what’s included
Some dog daycares operate on an a la carte basis, says Hunt. Want Rufus to go on a walk? That’ll cost you an extra $10 a day. Want Baxter to be petted throughout the day? That’ll cost you $7. Those small additions add up to a big price tag. Ask th
Dr. Laura Brown discusses how often you should bathe your pet?
How Often to Bathe and Groom a Dog A clean pup is a healthy pup, but if you’re a new pet parent, it may be confusing figuring out how often to bathe and groom your dog. However, the right bathing and grooming schedule for your pet will help maintain their overall skin and coat health and keep them comfortable.
The frequency of bathing and grooming your dog depends on a couple of factors including your dog’s breed, lifestyle and coat health.
If you’re trying to establish a grooming schedule for your dog, you can follow these guidelines to create the ideal program for your pup.
How often should you wash your dog? While the frequency of bathing may be different for each dog, Wendy Weinand, manager, pet services grooming education for Petco, says that a good rule to follow is to wash your dog every four weeks.
“This will help to keep their skin and coat clean and keep their natural oils spread out to help condition,” she says. “Plus, they will smell great.”
Regular bathing is important because it removes the buildup of dirt and debris on a dog’s skin and prevents potential skin conditions from developing such as clogged pores, itchiness, dry skin or oily skin. “When pets are dirty, their skin doesn’t ‘breathe’ correctly,” says Weinand, “and they can end up with some issues that may require veterinary care to fix.”
Keep in mind that dogs who play outdoors regularly or get dirty from rolling around in dirt and mud may need more frequent baths. Certain dog breeds may also need to be washed more than others.
“Certain breeds, like Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, have a naturally oily coat,” says Weinand. “Bathing them regularly will help remove the ‘dirty’ oils and replace them with clean, new natural oil the skin is producing.”
Seasonality may also affect the frequency of your dog’s baths, Weinand adds. In the winter, pet parents may want to bathe and condition their dog’s skin more frequently to cut down on dryness and itching. While in the spring, when pets are shedding, more frequent baths may be needed to help remove dead coat.
Be careful not to bathe your dog too often, because overwashing your dog’s skin can cause irritation. “Unless there is a medical reason for more frequent baths, overbathing your pet—say weekly or even every two weeks—can dry out the skin and coat,” says Weinand.
How often should you groom your dog? Grooming your dog’s hair and coat is another necessary pet parent responsibility. Like bathing, the frequency of grooming appointments or at-home grooming sessions will depend on your dog’s breed and coat length.
“The majority of breeds that need haircuts—for example Poodles, Cocker Spaniels and Yorkies—need to be seen every six to eight weeks to keep their coats from getting matted,” says Weinand. “Their coats tend to grow at a faster rate than some other breeds.”
Dogs with shorter coats, like the Brittany or Parson Terrier, can go longer between grooming appointments because their hair grows slower. These dog breeds should still be brushed regularly at home to keep their coats healthy.
Pet parents should watch for matting and pay attention to overall hair and coat health when brushing their dogs. If something doesn’t look right, they should consult with a veterinarian or dog groomer for professional treatment.
How often to trim your dog’s nails Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed is a part of grooming that many pet parents find difficult, but it’s something that shouldn’t be overlooked.
“If nails get too long, it can cause issues with walking,” says Weinand. “Or they will crack up to the paw exposing the ‘vein,’ which can be very painful.” Additionally, “Not trimming your dog’s nails regularly can also lead to infections that may require veterinary intervention.”
Most dogs need their nails trimmed every two weeks, says Weinand. If dogs regularly w
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