January 22, 2017

Fund and Friend Raising for Local Rescue

We’ve just wrapped up our annual Halloween Party for People and Pets, Pints for Paws SRQ. Thousands of dollars will now flow to two local rescues, Satchel’s Last Resort and Vintage Paws Sanctuary. For that, we are thrilled. Here’s what we learned. While the costume contest was fun – who doesn’t want to see four […]

Pints For Paws SRQ – Sunday October 23rd, 2016

Tickets for Pints for Paws SRQ are now on sale. This annual benefit seeks to build funds and friends for two local animal rescue groups Vintage Paws Sanctuary and Satchel’s Last Resort, both in Sarasota. Get your tickets here! Pints for Paws SRQ will be held at Cock & Bull Pub on Sunday, October 23rd […]

Fostering Love

By: Alison Almy I’m working now on our next foster dog and the family is getting excited about our new addition. Usually the first words out of someone’s mouth when I tell them that I foster dogs are “Oh I could never do that! I could never get attached and then let go!“. I will […]

Beverly Hills Dog Grooms for a Cure in October

Across the country, the month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.  One local Sarasota pet business marks this month with a commitment to finding a cure.  Beverly Hills Dog will donate a portion of every grooming fee during the month of October to the American Cancer Society in their quest for a cure. The Beverly […]

Puttin’ On The Poodle – November 1st, 2016

Save the Date for the Florida Poodle Rescue is having it’s Third Annual “Puttin’ on the Poodle” fundraiser luncheon! When: Tuesday, November 1 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South Sarasota FL There will be a specially prepared lunch by Michael’s skillful kitchen, live and silent auction for […]

Adoptable Dog of the Week – Taupey – A Schnoodle!

Taupey is an adorable one year old Schnoodle aka poodle-mini-schnauzer mix.  She is just under 10 lbs and is a family dog.  In her current foster home, Taupey is living peacefully with small children and another small dog.    She’s remarkably quiet and loves a good snuggle. As you may know Schnoodles are hypo-allergenic, so […]

Getting Social With Your Dog

If you have a friendly, out-going dog being in a social setting with other dogs requires extra vigilance.   We can’t assume that every dog wants to say hello or engage.   Always ask the owner before approaching a strange dog. Look for yellow ribbons on leashes – the ribbons are a signal to “steer […]

Hair of the Dog 2016

Gimme Shelter Pets’ Annual Hair of The Dog fundraiser was held at Beulah on September 16.   Attendees supporting Michelle Sampson’s rescue were treated to sumptuous specialities of Beulah; pizza, spinach tarts, and bruschetta. Intricate henna tatoos adorned arms and shoulders in the crowd.   A friendly game of cards was played in the kitschy, […]

The Daily Bone – The Secret to Potty Training

Potty Training – maybe the single most important challenge and definitely one of the first that you will take on while raising your dog. Here are 3 key tips to remember and employ every single day: Routine:   Feed and walk your dog at the same time every day. Routine:   Your dog’s crate is […]

Is your Dog over this Rain and Thunder?

by Lauren R. Tharp Thunder, lightening, and scared dogs all seem to go hand-in-hand.  But what can we do, as pet owners, to calm our poor quaking pups? Coddling VS. Ignoring: The Two Most Common Methods Face Off Opinions differ on this matter: Some say to coddle the dog while others say to ignore it.  […]