Pins for Paws in Fredonia, NY

Do you like to bowl? On January 16, 2016, Lucky Lanes, Bennett Road, Fredonia, New York, is having a fundraiser for the Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS).

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Pins for Paws takes place Saturday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A ticket for two games of bowling and your bowling shoes is only $10!  PetravelR™ thinks that’s a sweet deal for a fun evening and a chance to help homeless animals.  There will be several drawings for baskets that you can win, and also a 50/50. You may purchase a ticket at the LHS Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY.

Lakeshore Humane Society

Lakeshore Humane Society is a No-Kill animal shelter located in Dunkirk, New York.  LHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals and to the prevention of animal abuse in northern Chautauqua County of Western New York.

KItty Castle

If your cat isn’t already spoiled enough, then the Trixie Pet Products My Kitty Darling Castle may be the perfect addition to your kitty’s kingdom. This beige and lilac plush-covered castle features a cozy condo, elevated platform with a removable bed, and sisal-wrapped scratching post.  PetravelR™ knows that all cats consider themselves to be royalty, so why not a castle shaped kitty condo?

The castle is suitable for cats of all ages and activity levels.  The posts are wrapped in natural sisal to satisfy your cat’s natural urge to scratch. A foil in the tower and a dangling toy helps keep your cats engaged and entertained. The top platform even has a removable ring-shaped bed and play blanket that can be used separately. The bed has a reversible cushion for added comfort (machine wash gentle).  If a nap or place to hide is in order, your little princess can crawl inside the condo base which is covered with plush inside and out.

My Kitty Darling Castle

Features: Condo connects to tower, made of manufactured wood covered in soft plush
Includes: two removable/reversible cushion inserts, rustling foil in tower, dangling pom-pom toys, scratching posts wrapped in natural sisal, and removable ring-shaped bed that can be used separately
Exterior Dimensions: 14.75″L x 27.5″W x 35.25″H (38 x 70 x 90 cm)
Weight: 33 lbs

Prices for the My Kitty Darling Castle range from about $90 to $150 at Bed Bath and BeyondWayfair, Hayneedle, ValuePetSupplies.com, Wag.com and other retailers.

 

Pet Safe Ice Melt

Did you know that many of the products used to melt ice on sidewalks and steps can be harmful to pets, as well as small children and the environment?

Many de-icers are made with harmful salts. Rock salt and other salt-based ice melters contain sodium chloride or potassium chloride which can heat up to 175 degrees when exposed to water, ice, and low temperatures. Exposure to these salt-based ice melters can can be especially dangerous to dogs. The salts get frozen into the dogs paws and fur. When they are inside with higher temperatures, these salts can burn the skin causing ulcers and redness to tissue which can lead to bacterial infections. Dogs can also develop intestinal problems and inflammation of the stomach (gastritis) from licking the salt-based products off their paws.

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PetravelR™ recommends using a salt-free ice melter, such as Safe Paw.  According to the manufacturer, Safe Paw benefits include:

  • Guaranteed safe for pets and children
  • Environmentally safe
  • Won’t harm decking of any kind
  • Safe on asphalt, concrete, and pavers
  • Safe on plants and shrubs
  • Proprietary traction agent (helps prevent
  • slips and falls)
  • Won’t stain or destroy flooring

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Available at many retailers, including Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart. Also available online at PetSolutions, HealthyPets, EntirelyPets, and Amazon.

AWS Maine Adoptables!

PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend is spotlighting the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine and we’d like to introduce you to some of their shelter animals who need loving forever homes!

SHELBY

SHELBY

 

Shelby is a 2-year-0ld female Pit Bull Mix.  This lovely girl weighs about 50 pounds and is good with children and other active dogs.

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/shelby-2/#sthash.Cd6DWvob.dpuf

 

TEDDY

TEDDY

 

 

Teddy is a male short hair cat, 12 years young.  He’s a timid, yet darling senior kitty who might be the perfect pet for you!

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/teddy-3/#sthash.5em9zgDy.dpuf

 

BUNBUN & WICKET

BUNBUN & WICKET

This adorable pair of bonded bunnies is waiting for a forever home. Bun Bun is a 1 1/2-year-old male and Wicket is a 1-year old female.  These two darling critters are looking for a home together.

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/bun-bun-wicket/#sthash.DiwQgG9m.dpuf

PENNY

PENNY

 

 

Penny is a gorgeous 6-year-old female long hair kitty.  This fluffy darling would love to come home with you!

BOOG

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Boog is a 1-year-old male beagle.  He is a bubbly and sweet little man ready to sniff and explore all day long! This gentle guy enjoys burying his bones in his blankets and snuggle sessions with staff. Good with dogs and gentle children.  Come meet Boog today!

 

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Fig is a 5-month-old male rabbit. This handsome guy needs a loving indoor home where he will get lots of attention and proper care!

 

 

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

NYC Architects for Animals

The Fifth Annual Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter, an evening to benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, will be held on Thursday January 14, 2016, 6:00–8:00 pm, at the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.

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For the estimated tens of thousands of cats who live in backyards, vacant lots, alleys, and numerous other outdoor locations throughout New York City, wintertime is especially difficult. Many of these cats are cared for by dedicated caretakers who feed them daily, monitor their health, and go to great lengths to have them spayed or neutered through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR has proved to be the only truly humane and effective way to manage feral cat colonies and reduce their numbers over time.

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For the past five years, some of New York’s most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping the city’s kitties by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. A new collection of unique, inspired Architects for Animals winter shelters will be presented for public viewing before they are donated to Certified TNR Caretakers and placed in locations throughout the city. Among the architectural firms participating in this year’s exhibition are Biber Architects, CallisonRTKL, deSoto studio Architects, Docomomo US, HLW International, Narofsky Architecture, and Spacesmith.

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Admission is a $25 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the exhibit, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. You may RSVP in advance online through January 12, and a limited number of tickets also will be available at the door. No paper tickets will be issued; your name will be on the list at the door.

PetravelR™ encourages animals lovers in NYC to support this event!

Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, ME on Adopt a Friend!

This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend is featuring the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, Maine!

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The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is an open-admission No Kill shelter serving York County, Maine.  AWS operates an animal shelter and adoption center in West Kennebunk and offers life saving community programs including Pets and Women to Safety, Paws in Stripes, Paws Across America, Humane Education, Behavior and Training classes and the Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic.  AWS is home to the Cleo Fund providing spay/neuter assistance to individuals and feral cat colony advocates statewide, and serves as the animal control impound facility for 21 municipalities in York County.

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Learn more about the Animal Welfare Society and how you can support their great work by adopting, volunteering, or making a tax-deductible donation at Adopt a Friend.

Pet-Friendly Aspen Ski Resort

If you’re heading to Aspen for some skiing or snowboarding this winter, The Little Nell is a luxury resort that welcomes pets.

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A 5 Star and 5 Diamond hotel, The Little Nell has 52 guest rooms, 26 premium guest rooms, 8 suites and 6 signature suites.  Contemporary works of art offset her “Aspen Modern” plush, textured fabrics and palettes of cream, blue and chocolate.  All accommodations feature a unique floor plan and gas log fireplaces, and most have private balconies.

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The Little Nell promises to pamper your four legged friend with luxury pet amenities. They’ll eat epicurean treats and enjoy selections from a special pet menu.  They’ll walk them, sit them and guide you to pet friendly trails. The hotel also supplies bowls and beds, and even a Puppy Jet Lag Kit to help them get used to the altitude in Aspen. Pets require an initial $125 cleaning fee, plus $25 per each night that they will be staying at the hotel.

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PetravelR™ hopes you have a good time on the slopes!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your pets.

We hope that 2016 will bring peace to our troubled world and witness less cruelty towards our fellow human beings and towards the innocent animals with whom we share this earth.

** ELSIE **

** ELSIE **

Your friends at PetravelR™

Take the Plunge for Homeless Pets!

Looking for a something special to kick off 2016?  PetravelR™ recommends the 19th Annual Penguin Plunge benefitting Pennsylvania’s Humane Society of the Harrisonburg Area (HSHA). 

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Please come to participate or support HSHA as they “take the plunge” for homeless animals on New Year’s Day!  This annual fundraiser has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore.

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There’s still time to register! At the animals’ request, each participant is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $40. Those that raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75.

Penquin-Plunge

When:  Friday, January 1, 2016 – Event registration begins at 10:00 am, Plunge goes off at noon
Where: City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA

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PetravelR™ wishes you and your pets a happy and healthy New Year!

 

Keep Your Pet Safe on New Year’s Eve!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and as you prepare to celebrate another year shot to hell (only kidding – celebrate the incoming year filled with hope and promise!), PetravelR™ wants to remind you of these important tips to keep your pet safe -

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Be Prepared – Plan ahead to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable:

  • Keep your pets on their normal diet because any change can cause severe indigestion and diarrhea,
  • Lavish some extra attention on your pets before the festivities begin,
  • Give them plenty of exercise during the day, so that they will be less agitated and sleep more restfully,
  • Create a comfortable, quiet refuge for your pet with his/her favorite toys, and with doors, windows and blinds closed,
  • Ask your veterinarian for tranquilizers if your pet has a history of extreme uneasiness around loud noises or crowds,
  • If you will be out New Years Eve, consider having a neighbor keep a close watch on your pet during the New Year activities.

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Fireworks – Exposure to fireworks can can severe burns and trauma to pets (as well as people), and exploding fireworks frighten many animals:

  • Keep your pets aware from all fireworks, even unexploded ones, because they often contain toxic substances,
  • If you are going out to watch fireworks, be sure to leave your pets at home,
  • Keep your pets indoors for the evening, in a comfortable and secure area,
  • White noise or soothing music can mask the sound of fireworks,
  • Turn on the TV or radio to distract your pets from outside noise,
  • If your pet is particularly sensitive to loud noise, consider a Thundershirt or Calming Collar.

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Parties – Crowds, party food, alcoholic drinks, and open doors can pose a risk to pets:

  • Consider keeping pets in a room with plenty of water and pet food that’s off-limits to guests,
  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them because they can be poisonous to pets,
  • Foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals,
  • Make sure every guest agrees NO HUMAN FOOD FOR PETS; the #1 reason for trips to the emergency vet on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day is because a pet is sick from too much or the wrong people food,
  • Keep pets away from snack tables and garbage cans,
  • Be careful with party favors because a pet can easily choke on Hawaiian plastic leis, the blower attachment of party horns or parts of party hats,
  • Don’t put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it because, if ingested — though not highly toxic — they can still cause excessive drooling, gastrointestinal irritation, or intestinal blockage,
  • The phone number for the Animal Poison Control Center is (888) 426-4435.

dog-tagsDon’t Lose Your Pet – The number of lost and runaway pets increases on New Year’s Eve:

  • Make sure all fences and gates are secure, so if pets escape through an open door or screen, they are confined to the yard,
  • Be sure that your dogs and cats are wearing collars and ID tags with up-to-date contact information,
  • Microchipping is the best way to insure that your pet can be identified if he/she slips a collar or loses ID tags,
  • Keep outside visits to a minimum, but if your pet needs to go out for a “relief” call, make sure to use a leash with a snug fitting collar or harness.
  • Whether you are going out, throwing a party, or staying at home to enjoy the evening with your pets, PetravelR™ wishes you a safe and fun-filled New Year’s celebration!

Elsie Happy New YearWhether you are going out, throwing a party, or staying at home to enjoy the evening with your pets, PetravelR™ wishes you a safe and fun-filled New Year’s celebration!

This article was originally published by PetravelR™ on December 30, 2014.

Sources: Adopt a Pet, Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals, Examiner.com, and the San Antonio Humane Society,