February 1, 2015

Jingle Paws Jubilee!


A one-of-a-kind event,  the 4th Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee, is planned for Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Payne Park in Sarasota. This year more than 73% of pet owners will purchase a holiday gift for their pet, according to the ASPCA.  Jingle Paws Jubilee provides shoppers the opportunity to peruse the wide variety of local [...]


Animal Advocates take action against greyhound racing

Photo courtesy of Wendy Scott

By Dr. Sue Nielsen A planned peaceful protest brought together close to 30 local activists to raise awareness of the dark side of greyhound racing. Florida continues to be one of the last strong holds of dog racing due to archaic law that couples other forms of gambling with dog racing. Currently only 7 states [...]


Ask the Vet with Dr. Anne Chauvet

Dr. Anne Chauvet of Critical Vet Care, 941-929-1818

Dr. Anne Chau­vet — DVM, DACVIM, Neurology of Critical Vet Care answers visitors questions. Visitor:   Does my pet need all the vaccinations? Can I skip some? Dr. Chauvet:   Like children, pets need the protection from the big bad world. It is most important to vaccinate early in life when the development of the immune system [...]


Meet Jolly Jerry


Hope your weekend was full of tricks and some treats too! Now meet your adorable adoptable dog of the week, Jerry! Jerry here is a 7 year old canine boy looking for a warm spot to call his very own. A happy and curious dog, Jerry loves to take long walks and go exploring. He also [...]


5 Minutes to Protect Your Dog


Halloween can be the most dangerous day of the year for dogs.   Strange noises, incessant door bell ringing and door knocking can cause even the calmest pups to bolt from their homes.    On this day, more than any other it is critical that your dog is wearing his identification and that it’s up-to-date! [...]


Palmer, Special Home Needed for a Special Boy


Contributed by Iris Eastman Palmer came to us on Saturday fromManatee County Animal Services. He was a stray which is hard to believe as Palmer, at 8 months old, is deaf and has lots of trouble walking. He can walk for a very short distance and if he falls he can’t get up on his [...]


What’s more fun than dogs in a pie eating contest?

Casper, 1st Place Pie Eating

We really can’t think of a thing.   A special dog-friendly “pie” was whipped up for this contest held at the 2014 Dog Olympics at Bayside Pet Resort this afternoon.   Contests joined their owners on the dais, no encouragement was needed for dogs to dig in to the delectable “pies’. Competition was fierce.   [...]


Halloween Pet Safety Tips


Halloween is a special holiday for dogs, especially here in Sarasota with multiple celebrations across the County.   But before the big event, its a good idea to just do a quick double check of these safety tips from the ASPCA. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy [...]


Meet Blair!


Your adoptable dog of the week is a sweet beauty – meet Blair! Miss Blair here is a short-haired American Bulldog mix. This high energy girl loves to play with her canine companions, frolic and romp around, too. She can be a bit of a rough player, so she’ll need a proper introduction if you [...]


Wheels for Wags: Donate your old bike to help shelter pets


Sarasota resident Bill Morse is putting his skills to work for needy pets. This summer Bill opened a bicycle repair service, recycling used bikes and selling them at affordable prices at the Swap Meet on Tuttle across from the VFW. Within a few short weeks it became clear that his business was going to take [...]