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.

 

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

BOOG

 

 

 

 

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!

 

FIG

FIG

 

 

 

 

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!

Dog-Friendly Stowe Mountain Lodge

If you’re heading to Vermont for a ski vacation with your canine companion, Stowe Mountain Lodge is one of the area hotels that welcomes dogs.  Set amid the natural beauty of New England, the luxury resort has 300 rooms and suites.

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  • Dog‐friendly rooms are in the main hotel and exclude the Front Four accommodations and Mountain Cabins.
  • The maximum weight allowed is a total of 100 pounds.
  • Dogs may not be left alone in the guest room at any time.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times while on the hotel premises. Dogs are not permitted in the hotel restaurants, near the pool or pool deck, or in other public areas with the exception of arriving and departing through the main or upper lobbies.
  • A $125 non‐refundable fee is charged for all “Dog Guests.”

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Before making a reservation, PetravelR™ recommends that you review the hotel’s complete pet policy.

Play Fetch in the Snow!

Those tennis balls not working so well in the snow?  If you’re looking for a good “go fetch” toy for your dog this winter, try the Zisc Flying Disc made by West Paw Design.

According to the manufacturer, these dog toys made from Zogoflex® material are tough and durable. But they aren’t rigid, so they are gentle on your dog’s teeth. The Zisc Flying Disc also floats, so it won’t sink right into the snow.

The Zisc® is eco-friendly, recyclable and made in the USA. It comes in two sizes and three colors, plus a new glow in the dark version. Just put Zisc Glow in a window or under a bright light for five minutes and you’re good to glow.  About $11 for the small Zisc and $15 for the large size; the Zisc Glow runs a couple of dollars more. Buy them at WestPawDesign and many online retailers, including DogTuff.com, Chewy.com, OnlyNaturalPet and northwest pets.com

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PetravelR™ loves a good romp in the snow!

 

Can Your Dog Catch Your Cold?

If you’re sniffling and coughing your way through a winter cold and are worried that your dog might catch it, you have nothing to worry about according to petMD.

The common cold is not communicable between species, and dogs suffer from a different type of cold that the kind that afflicts humans, so your dog can’t catch a cold from you – or vice versa.  But while there are differences in the types of viruses that infect humans versus dogs, the symptoms are basically the same:  sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, andwatery eyes.

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If your dog is exhibiting these symptoms, but is in otherwise good health, petMD recommends that you treat the condition as you would a simple human cold — with lots of liquids, healthy foods, warmth, and maybe even some time in a warm and humid room. This can be done by placing a humidifier near his rest area or by filling the bathtub with steaming water and letting the dog hang out in the bathroom for a bit (not in the water), just to let the steam loosen up his sinuses and lungs. But if your dog’s condition doesn’t begin to improve in a few days, or if your dog is very young, very old, or suffers from other health issues, a visit to your veterinarian is in order.

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Read the full article on petMD here.

PetravelR™ wishes you and your pets good health! Gesundheit!

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.

Little Nell dog friendly

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.

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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,