October 13, 2015

Chow Time – Talking Pet Food with Dr. Anne Chauvet at the Gulf Gate Library

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Dr. Anne Chauvet, a veterinary neurologist and founder of CriticalVetCare veterinary emergency and specialty center, will discuss healthy pet diets, at a presentation Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gulf Gate Library. The presentation titled “Chow Time”, is open to all pet owners and will cover best feeding and diet practices [...]


Losing Your Heart Dog

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Have you heard some one say, “She was my heart dog.” ? All dog lovers, if they are lucky, have at least one chance at a relationship like this with a pet. Heart dogs are the dogs that change our lives. Whether they are rescue dogs that enlighten us and instill a deeper sense of [...]


Red Bug Slough: Rico’s Adventure to Sarasota County’s Dog Friendly Park


By Dr. Sue Nielsen Address – 5200 North Beneva Road, between Clark Road and Proctor. Parking is off the west side of Beneva Road. Public bathrooms are near the parking lot. There is a helpful trail map on the Sarasota Government web site. Basics – Red Bug allows pets on leash only. No fenced in [...]


Adoptable Dog: Flash – a Yorkshire Terrier


Imagine how the world looks to a 5 lb dog, standing at just 10 inches tall?   For Flash that big, scary frontier changed forever when Vintage Paws rescued him.    He may be little but he is not short on personality!   Just 8 years old, Flash is a dog’s dog and loves to [...]


The Art of Shelter Dogwalking


By Kristen Little, Foster/Volunteer Coordinator, Animal Services Judy Scrimenti knows a thing or two about dog walking. She knows that a pleasant walk involves just the right set of tools & the right walking partner. She also realized she knows a lot more about walking shelter dogs today than she did 11 years ago. Yes, [...]


Retractable Leash? NO!

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It’s not often that we opine on particular products or specific categories of products but in the case of retractable leashes we are absolutely militant about retractable leashes and want to share why we are dead-set against them. It’s a matter of safety. Three key reasons not to use a retractable leash. 1 Retractable leashes [...]


Adoptable Dog: Ilene


Ilene is a young Pit Bull Terrier Mix with a special feature; she navigates on three-legs.   For her, life is full and she’s taking it with the joy and verve of any other dog. Ilene’s biggest desire is to be noticed, loved and petted.  She’ll do well in a family where she can have [...]


Sarasota Dog Meetup – Upcoming Events


The Sarasota Dog Meetup is a group of 1000+ dedicated dog lovers.   We get together at least once a month to play, and to learn about all things dog.   Of course, not everyone attends every meetup!  We are primarily a social group, meeting at restaurants and dog parks, but frequently invite guest speakers [...]


Training Tuesday – Communicating with your Dog

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Communicating with your Dog: Stop Talking by Andy Sands, Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant It’s Not What You Say Hello once again, Suncoast, and welcome to Training Tuesday. For the last five weeks we have been discussing how to communicate properly with our dogs. In order to have a “meaningful conversation,” with our canine [...]


Adoptable Dog of the Week: Grady

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Grady is currently in a foster home for Vintage Paws.  He is between 8-10 years old, and he is mostly Yorkshire Terrier.  At about 12 lbs, his foster mom says, “he loves everyone – not a mean bone in his body.”  Grady will not jump on furniture, but if you lift him into your lap [...]