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Description: Welcome to the June/July 2013 issue of Sarasota Pet, the local magazine for animal lovers in Sarasota and Manatee counties on Florida's Gulf Coast!

www.SarasotaPet.com Sarasota Pet June July 2013 The Sarasota Pet Project Takes Flight Community Spotlight Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue Meet Coco a Blue and Gold Macaw Who Now Enjoys the Freedom to Fly Jeanine s Treating Your Pet Like One of Our Own Serving the Pet Community in SaraSota & manatee CountieS For 24 yearS On-Site Individual Cremation Service Same-Day Service Available Home Pick-Up Available Large Selection of Urns & Markers Watch for the opening of our new larger facility in late June - early July located at 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue in Sarasota Professional Dog Training Group Classes & Private Sessions CCPDT Nationally Certified APDT Professional Member NADOI Endorsed Member IPDTA Member AKC CGC Evaluator Positive Training for Family Pets & Assistance Service Dogs JeaninesProDogTraining.com (941) 371-5174 Full-Service Veterinary Medicine & Surgery for Small Animals Terry Clekis DVM MS Laura Eslinger DVM Crystal Berarducci DVM -- Offering the Excellence in Care Your Pets Deserve -- 5012 State Road 64 East Bradenton FL 34208 Across from River s Edge Publix Shopping Center 6060 28th Street eaSt 9 Bradenton FL www.belspuroaks.com 941-751-5044 941-745-1513 www.bradenriveranimalhospital.com We Are Here When You Need Us Most... 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Botha 6329 Robin Cove Lakewood Ranch Florida 34202 Sarasota Pet s Choice Awards 2011 & 2012 Natural Choice Awards 2011 & 2012 E-Mail Address SarasotaPet aol.com (941) 405-4468 941-592-5131 www.VetCareExpress.com 24 HR 365 DAYS YR VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDED Web site www.SarasotaPet.com Phone (941) 924-6007 E-Mail Address bestfriendspetphoto comcast.net Best Friends Pet Photography Photographer Connie Summers I can tell you that in my hour of absolute greatest need you were possibly my source of greatest comfort. I am so thankful for you and the service you provide. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your quick response and compassion You are an angel Emergencies Regular Vet & Specialist Visits Transport to from Boarding Day Care Grooming Home Pick-Up of Pets That Have Passed Partnering with Web site www.conniesummers.com to provide complimentary transport to and from family vet for diagnostic testing and follow up care Graphic Designer Tara Ann Rader Nationally Recognized for Expertise in the Medical Care of English Bulldogs Also Specializing in Boston T erriers Greyhounds & Pugs On Our Cover--If you ve ever doubted how one woman can make a difference chances are you have not had the opportunity to meet Debbie Huckaby. The Tennessee native has long been involved in animal rescue but in November 2011 she put all of her efforts into bringing a much-needed service to Manatee County by establishing Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to providing a safe haven for abused or unwanted exotic birds. Although still a fledgling organization the sanctuary & rescue which is based in Palmetto has given 90 birds--including macaws cockatoos cockatiels Amazons and more--the freedom to fly after being taken from abusive situations or relinquished by owners that have realized that indoor caged living is not how exotic birds are meant to exist. Gracing our cover is Coco a striking Blue and Gold Macaw that was the very first bird Debbie rescued more than a decade ago. As the only sanctuary and rescue for exotic birds in the area Birds of Paradise has an ambitious vision for the future that one day includes providing a permanent home for up to 1 000 birds. Find out more about Coco and Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue by reading the article that begins on page 46. Offering the Best in Contemporary Pet Care including General Health & Wellness Care Internal Medicine Surgery & Radiology In-House Lab Services Dental Care Allergy T esting Grooming & Boarding Pet Food & Supplies Microchipping Tuttle Integrating Holistic & Conventional Medicine Cover Photo by Connie Summers ALL RIGHTS RESERVED COPYRIGHT 2013 No part of this publication can be reproduced or duplicated without the publisher s permission. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 941-955-0136 W. Steve Koch DVM James H. Lanier DVM 1090 N. Tuttle Avenue Sarasota (Tuttle & 12th Street) www.TuttleAnimalMedicalClinic.com 3 T he countdown is on Sarasota Pet s Choice Awards is just a few weeks away and I am happy to report that we have had a record number of votes this year On Thursday June 27 people from throughout our local animal community will gather at The Boat House at Hyatt Regency Sarasota located at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota to honor the individuals businesses and nonprofit organizations that have received the most votes in 27 different categories. In addition to a cash bar and an assortment of hors d oeuvres attendees will enjoy the chance to catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances in our local community. In order to provide plenty of seating for all this year the awards presentation will be held in a private conference room in the hotel where coffee and dessert also will be served. Tickets for the event are affordably priced at 8.00 each and 100 percent of the ticket sales again Candace T. Botha publisher will be donated to the winners of The Best Rescue Group for Domestic Animals and Best Domestic with Toby Lucy and Riki. Group for Wildlife Animals. There also will be a 50 50 drawing to benefit still another animal group Photo by Liana Roman that has a representative present at the event that evening. I hope you plan to attend You can purchase or reserve your tickets online at www.SarasotaPet.com sarasota-pet-choice-awardstickets or by calling Sarasota Pet at 941-405-4468. It promises to be a very special evening and a wonderful chance to raise funds for our local animal groups With this issue I am very honored to welcome Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan of The Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group P in .A. Bradenton as our newest editorial contributor. As a legal expert in our community Dawn Marie provides a unique and insightful look at what can happen to your four-legged friends if you don t establish a pet trust for their care in case something should happen to you. Her article Do You Need a Pet Trust can be found on page 26. This issue is in fact jam-packed with important information about properly caring for your pets as well as new and advanced treatments that are available here in our community. I urge you to read each and every article I also am very proud to announce that The Sarasota Pet Project is now live online In mid-April Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet launched a brand new crowdfunding platform to help individuals animal groups and pet businesses with special financial needs raise funds. In its first month more than 1 300 has been raised through donations to help two local pet owners with very ill dogs who need a helping hand with medical bills and three nonprofit groups that have reached out for assistance to help the animals in their care. If you haven t yet heard of crowdfunding and don t know how it works be sure to read the article on page 19. I am counting on each and every one of you to support this new and innovative way of helping each other simply by making a donation on the Fund It page at www.SarasotaPet.com. All it takes is a 5 donation and you can help make a difference And on the flip side isn t it comforting to know that there s a new resource available if you should ever need a helping hand with your pets As always I encourage you to be sure to let each of our advertisers know that you have seen their ads in Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet. It is after all their support that makes our publications possible Until next time... 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By Dr. Anne Elisabeth Chauvet Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC eterinary medicine continues to make groundbreaking advances to prolong and improve our pets lives. We can replace a hip see inside the body with an MRI save animals from formerly fatal snakebites and remove cancerous brain tumors. For many of us our pets are our family and we will do all we can to give them a great quality of life. Interventional radiology is one of those amazing advances in veterinary medicine which offers stenting a minimally invasive option that can relieve symptoms of a variety of disorders. Stenting can be particularly helpful in cases when a full surgery may not be an option sometimes due to a pet s age or physical condition. It can help our pets and give us hope of more valuable time with them. Stenting can help with certain issues in the bladder prostate urethra liver and other areas. V urethral stents and will be ready for such advanced vascular procedures in the near future. Soon we will be able to thread a small catheter through an artery to treat cancers in the liver by injecting chemotherapy directly or to embolize a tumor (block the tumor from getting blood). We also will be able to reach and embolize nasal tumors to promote a longer and better life for pets that otherwise would not have a good prognosis. The world of stenting is still small in veterinary medicine but like laparoscopy and arthroscopy the patient s rapid recovery with minimal pain and trauma makes it the best alternative in so many cases. When your family wants the best we are here to provide unparalleled care and answer Pictured above a patient s X-ray which shows a spring-like mesh stent in the trachea that now keeps the any of your questions. trachea open permanently. Photo courtesy of Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota Inc. and also in other areas of the body but the same capability to insert stents also allows for other treatments as well. These now are mostly available for our pets only in high-tech veterinary medical centers but our clinic already offers tracheal and Dr. Anne Chauvet is a veterinary neurologist and founder of Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota and Veterinary Neuro Services 4937 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. For more information call 941-9291818 or visit www.CriticalVetCare.com. trachea could be supported with plastic rings in a surgical procedure that was not only traumatic but not always successful. Now with light anesthesia and radiology a small mesh spring-like tube (stent) can be inserted into the trachea without surgery and under only light anesthesia. The stent remains in place forever and it is a truly lifesaving outpatient procedure. Similarly to humans pets can have prostate or bladder cancers that grow to block urine coming from the kidney to the bladder. These tumors also can block the urethra which is the tube that removes urine from the bladder. Either way the pet is unable to urinate and this is a lifethreatening situation. Thanks to this technological advance we now can easily open the tubes by placing stents in these patients which allows their physical conditions to remain stable while their cancers are being treated. Most people are familiar with vascular stenting in humans in which a stent is used to keep an artery open in the heart Dr. Anne Elisabeth Chauvet Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC Some small dogs for example can have persistent coughs caused by a collapsing trachea (windpipe). A simple cough when the dog gets excited can become persistent and lead to life-threatening situations. 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Only about one in five dogs taken to shelters are returned to their owners but that number increases to more than 50 percent when the pets have microchips and are registered. The statistics are much worse for cats brought to shelters with only 2 percent without microchips returned to their original owners. That figure increases to 38 percent if the cats have been microchipped and registered. What a Microchip Is...and Is Not A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice is biocompatible and is administered as easily as getting a vaccine injection. What s more it can be implanted without anesthesia by a veterinarian at a low cost. The microchip contains a unique identification number but it is not a GPS that locates missing pets as some people mistakenly believe. The pet owner has to register that number with a database for a reasonable fee and store information such as his or her name telephone number and address in the microchip company s database. All humane societies animal shelters and veterinary offices have universal readers that can read the identification number of the microchip. It is vital that owners register their microchip otherwise it will not help reunite a lost pet with its owners. The American Microchip Advisory Council for Animals is working to create an umbrella database that includes information from different microchip manufacturers. This is similar to work that was done to make universal readers that can recognize different types and frequencies of microchips. Until the umbrella database is finalized however be sure to ask your veterinarian to use one of the prominent companies that is most well known. The microchip that I use at my office is manufactured with high-quality materials made to last 25 years and incorporates technology that keeps the microchip from moving around under the skin of the pet. While it is standard practice to place the microchip between a pet s shoulder blades lower quality chips have been found under their front legs by their tails and even in their paws. Animal health workers know to scan the entire body of recovered pets but it is comforting to know that your pet s microchip will stay where it is supposed to. The company I use also allows changes in your information to made at anytime during the life of your pet after paying just a one-time initial fee. This allows you to update your information if you move and also to add medical information if needed that could alert your pet s rescuers to his or her medical and dietary needs. This particular company also includes a Lost Pet Recovery Network and Rapid Lost Pet Alerts that go out to shelters rescuers and veterinarians in the region in which your pet has been lost. Some companies including the one I use offer even more services such as a Medical Emergency and Poison Control Hotline for an additional annual fee but the basic premise of reuniting lost pets and their owners is the primary and truly wonderful service that counts. These companies even allow other microchips to be registered and take advantage of their services. Although nothing will get a lost pet home as quickly as having your Dr. David T. Smith Sarasota Veterinary Center. Photo by Keith Millard name and telephone number on a tag or collar--and you should definitely continue to do this--it is a fact that tags can fall off and pets can lose their collars. Losing a pet can happen so quickly when you least expect it and in so many different ways. I hear stories of pets digging under fences bolting from panic during a storm wandering away when traveling or escaping when someone leaves a door open by mistake. And of course there are many tales of pets that have been stolen. Microchipping substantially increases the likelihood that pets will be returned home by offering secure reliable unique and permanent identification to help bring lost pets home and provide peace of mind that your beloved companion will never wander alone. I urge you to contact your veterinarian and inquire about microchipping your pet today. Dr. David T. Smith has been a veterinarian in Florida for 26 years. His practice is the Sarasota Veterinary Center on Cattlemen Road south of Bee Ridge Road and next to Burlington Coat Factory. Dr. Smith is a past president of both the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. He also was the medical director of two emergency and critical care centers as well as several veterinary hospitals in Broward County. Dr. Smith can be reached by phone at 941-3773031 for questions or inquiries or contacted online at www.drdavedvm.com. Microchipping is a simple procedure that can be done without anesthesia by a veterinarian. 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Rill Jr. VMD University Animal Clinic A quent beach cruiser consult with your veterinarian to see if he or she recommends vaccination for Leptospirosis. day at the beach can provide a wonderful and stimulating experience for any dog. This open ideal play space may appear pristine and without hazard but preparation common sense and seaside etiquette will ensure a safe and good time for canines and their owners. First one must become aware of which beaches allow dogs and during what hours. Are dogs permitted to run free or must they be leashed at all times A conversation with a park attendant or lifeguard should be considered if one is not familiar with local ordinances. Many beaches require dogs to be leashed to prevent the destruction or disturbance of sea birds and sea turtles or their nests. Furthermore not all dogs are social butterflies and leashes can prevent aggressive canine interaction. An owner should always be courteous and carry waste bags to remove any doggy deposits. Fecal matter and sea water can create high levels of coliform bacteria which potentially can close down beaches to everyone. If beaches have surrounding brackish or fresh water areas avoid exercising your dog in these areas as Leptospirosis exposure is possible especially if local wildlife such as raccoons and possums are known to exist nearby. An important tip If your dog is a fre- Coastal Dangers Several hazards do exist on the beach. A major concern is to prevent heat stroke. Overexertion high outdoor temperatures high humidity (which hampers dogs panting evaporation that naturally cools them down) and shaved coats or short noses all increase the risk of overheating the dog s core body temperature which can become both progressive and fatal. Signs of heat stroke include Excessive forceful panting Raspy breathing sounds Bright reddened gums and tongue Thick saliva Disorientation A panicked appearance If an owner suspects that his pet is overheating he should immediately remove the dog to a shaded area offer cool water cool the head and neck with cool water and or soaked towels and seek medical attention if the dog does not respond to treatment. Other concerns at the beach are hot sand glass fish hooks or rugged shells and or rock that often are present. Doggie shoes such as Ruffwear Bark n Boots eliminate most paw issues. Before venturing to the beach consult with beach officials or lifeguards to evaluate the presence of harmful sea life including jellyfish or stingrays. Also ask Dr. Robert W. Rill Jr. of University Animal Clinic. Photo courtesy of University Animal Clinic about rip currents before your dog swims or romps through the surf. Drinking sea water or eating sand and sea life at the beach should be discouraged. In addition consider a life jacket if your dog enjoys fetching floating toys appears to be a poor swimmer or tires easily. A Word about Sunburn Many people are unaware that dogs can suffer sunburn Dogs with white or light hair around the face and ears as well as canines with summer cuts or shaved coats are most affected. Commercial doggie sunscreens are readily available and should be applied before exposure. At the End of the Day The Doggie Beach Kit Here s what to have on hand for a day at the beach with your dog A towel for drying A large bottle of ice or chilled water & a collapsible bowl A basic first aid kit Pickup waste bags A leash & collar A floating toy and life jacket (if needed) Sunscreen Saline eye flush Ear flush or swimmers ear solution Photos 123rf.com Javier Brosch When the play day is over it is highly recommended that you rinse your pet with fresh water and towel dry. Clean sand from the toes and check the ears and eyes for sand or debris. Treat eyes and ears if indicated. A day romping on the beach or playing in the surf can be great fun for your dog...a little preparation and knowledge will make it enjoyable and most importantly keep your companion safe. Specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of cats dogs pocket pets and exotic animals Dr. Robert W. Rill Jr. owns University Animal Clinic an AAHA-Accredited veterinary clinic that is located at 8239 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 941-355-7707 or visit the clinic online at www.theuniversityanimalclinic.com. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 10 Proudly Bringing Our Customers the Highest Quality Healthiest Products Made in the U.S.A. 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In cats heart disease is often secondary rather than primary meaning that it can occur as a consequence of an illness elsewhere in the body. Common examples include kidney disease or an overactive thyroid gland both of which can cause damage to the heart due to an elevated blood pressure. Often this damage is reversible but only if it is caught at an early stage. heart become very thick. Eventually they become so thick that they fill up the heart chambers severely limiting the volume of blood which can travel through the heart. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) also can occur. This is a condition in which the muscles of the heart not only become stretched and thin but also too weak to pump blood very efficiently. DCM can occur secondarily to a dietary deficiency of the amino acid taurine. Now that taurine is routinely supplemented in good quality kitten and cat foods the incidence of this disease has decreased. This is one reason why it is very important to feed all of your cats a nutritionally complete and balanced cat food. Dr. Tamara Powell VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital Heartworm Disease Cats are at risk of developing heartworm infections even if they do not go outdoors. This is especially true in a place like Florida where mosquitoes the host that carries and transmits the worms are present year-round. Talk to your veterinarian about the preventative products that are safe effective and available to protect your cat. pet owner that there may be a cardiac problem. Diagnosing Heart Disease Symptoms Cardiomyopathy The most common acquired heart diseases in cats are cardiomyopathies meaning a problem with the muscles of the heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which the muscles of the Cats often don t show as many symptoms of heart disease as either dogs or humans. Asthma-like symptoms may be seen with a heartworm infestation but are not common with cardiomyopathies and coughing is not common at all. Cats eventually can develop severe symptoms such as struggling to breathe or sudden paralysis from blood clots. However these symptoms often are not visible until cats have developed advanced disease or experience complete heart failure. The most common signs of feline heart disease are very subtle and include decreased energy or decreased appetite and weight. Often a decrease in energy is perceived as a normal aging change and it is not immediately obvious to a While not all types of heart disease can be easily detected (some only can be diagnosed via testing such as x-rays or ultrasound) in many cases a physical exam can identify cats who are at risk. Some cats may develop a murmur or abnormal heart sound as a clue. Also regular checkups may identify conditions such as hypertension or an overactive thyroid which can cause very serious damage to the heart. Not all heart disease can be prevented but discovering a problem in the early stages before permanent damage has occurred is the best way for helpful intervention to be implemented. Tamara Powell DVM is one of the veterinarians on staff at VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital located at 3802 N. Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. Additional information about the veterinary practice is available online at www.vcahospitals.com lockwood-ridge. To schedule an appointment please call 941-359-3800. While Siberian cats Maine Coons Persians and American and British shorthairs are genetically susceptible to developing heart disease all breeds are at risk. Photo of Siberian cat at left 123rf.com Vasiliy Koval June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 14 Agility--The Power of Two The Story of Kui & COZ By Hera & COZ OceanWolf Agility It started with an e-mail--one of thousands we get each year asking pleading begging for help to save one of the many dogs that are being euthanized at shelters. The e-mails come from shelter workers and other animal lovers doing their utmost to help save just a few of these doomed dogs. These e-mails are heartbreaking and horrible to read. What s even worse is seeing photographs of the sad faces of these dogs who only have a short time left. Through the years we have learned that you cannot look at these e-mails without it taking a huge emotional toll--and while most of these dogs will be killed every so often an e-mail grabs your heart and you have to help. So began our journey with Kui (A.K.A. Carson). All we know for certain about Kui s early years is that he came from an animal shelter in Chipley Florida. On February 8 2010 Kathy Allen of Kickapoo Rescue forwarded an e-mail from one the shelter s workers pleading for someone to help this lovable boy who showed signs of abuse but loved to be petted. According to the e-mail his time at the shelter was almost up. Included in the e-mail was a photograph and once we saw the terrified white Lab (whom we later renamed Kui) who was sitting in the back of a kennel we knew we had to help. With a full house ourselves we asked a friend to foster Carson. Not long after a serious illness forced our friend to relinquish Carson and he came to us. Fearing that he would become another one of our foster failures we promptly put the word out about this gorgeous gentle white Lab with no tail hoping to find him a forever home. There was a lot of interest but Carson did not show well he would jump up on people and place his front legs firmly around their necks and NOT let go--a giant dog hug. We also observed that he did not respond to his name. The Hawaiian word for hug is pukui so we renamed Carson Pukui Lekos which means Hugging Wolf. He is now better known simply as Kui. With the soul of a hunter. Kui s favorite pastime is hunting lizards. He might be an abandoned hunting dog as someone cropped his tail. Plus we had his hips x-rayed after someone observed that his gait looked Hera Kai and COZ funny. After OceanWolf Agility the x-ray our vet came out and said His hips are fine but who shot your dog It turns out Kui is full of bird shot As with all dogs who pass through our gates Kui started agility training. Initially his drive for agility did not come close to his drive for lizard hunting but he was a fast learner and mastered agility very quickly. Kui s early agility experiences were based on whether or not he stayed in the ring as he still loved chasing lizards. One of his most magnificent jumps came as he jumped the perimeter fencing around the agility ring to chase a moving object in the adjoining field. We adopted Kui from Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida and began entering him in agility competitions. He started staying in the ring and gained confidence with each run. Kui has come to love agility and on April 14 2013 he earned his first Master Agility Championship (MACH) title. So instead of hunting lizards Kui is now on the hunt for more agility championships. Photo top left corner Kui flies up the dog walk. Photo by Furry Photography. Photos at left top center Carson at Chipley Shelter February 8 2010 at right Kui jumps with ease through a tire. Photo by Furry Photography at left MACH Kui with COZ and AKC agility judge Christie Bowers. Photo by Furry Photography bottom center Kui the great white lizard hunter. Photo by OceanWolf Agility Hera and COZ teach agility at West Coast Veterinary Center. For information about OceanWolf Agility or to schedule private classes or group training please visit www.OceanWolfAgility.com or call 941-321-9672. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 16 OFFErING EXPANDED VETERINARY SERVICES SARASOTA ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER 3646 Birky Street Sarasota www.SarasotaAnimalMedical.com 941.954.4771 Also Offering Veterinary House Call Services Holistic and Traditional treatments for your pets Take 10 Off New Clients Only Expires 7 31 13 Your First Exam Monday Tuesday Thursday & Friday 9 00-5 00 Saturday 9 00-12 00 Anne Hyle BA MS DVM CVA Business Hours c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c Veterinarian BEST rsi 941-355-7707 www.TheUniversityAnimalClinic.com Tyrene L. 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Welcome amenities include all-natural gourmet treats a toy a suggested walking route local park locations directions to a nearby dog park and a Pet-in-Room door sign. For your convenience we have also provided you with clean-up bags and disposable gloves or a litter box and a scoop a list of local pet resources including a veterinarian and grooming services and directions to a local pet market and boutiques. From appetizers and entr es to desserts Room Service offers tail-wagging selections for both dogs and cats. Their meals can be topped off with Y ghund organic frozen yogurt--just for dogs--and a kitty favorite... fish chips. The PETVIPs rate for pets is 40 daily nonrefundable. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 941 363 2600. 941 363 2600 Sarasota.Hyatt.com Offer from January 1 2013 to December 31 2013 at Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Rate is per pet per night and includes a complimentary dog bowl with dog treats dog bed the latest edition of Doggie Aficionado magazine and a copy of First Dogs American Presidents and their Best Friends. Price varies based upon occupancy at the time of booking. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Offer is not valid for groups conventions and may not be combined with any other promotional offers. All hotel reservations may be booked online at sarasota.hyatt.com or by calling 941 363 2600 and requesting the PETVIP Package. Other restrictions may apply. Offer excludes taxes service charges and other incidental expenses. Additional charges apply to room type upgrades. Additional guests may be subject to additional hotel charges. Blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events and normal arrival departure restrictions apply. 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Ongoing success of The Sarasota Pet Project depends on YOU With a 5 or 10 donation you can make a difference Don t think for a moment that 5 doesn t BRINA help...if 500 people give 5 each...if 1 000 people give 5 each...can you see how quickly dollars that save lives can be generated Pictured at right are dogs that are being helped by four fund-raising campaigns now underway at The Sarasota Pet Project. At top Brina is a service dog that had a lifeBOOTY threatening intestinal obstruction and needed two surgeries to save her life. Booty is a blind Chihuahua with Safe Haven Animal Rescue whose sight can be restored if funds are raised for the surgery needed to remove his cataracts. Galy a one-year-old Chihuahua has a liver GALY shunt that must be repaired. Fairy Tail Endings Inc. is a local nonprofit raising funds for pets painfully suffering with orthopedic injuries. Are you willing to help Visit www.SarasotaPet.com fund-it to find out more and to FAIRY TAIL ENDINGS make a donation today Pet Sitting c Dog Walking c Cat Visits Potty Breaks c Overnight Stays Small Animal Care c Shopping April Sarasota Pet introduced a brand new community resource to help pet owners animal groups and pet businesses in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Called The Sarasota Pet Project the fund-raising program is a crowdfunding platform that helps to raise money for individuals and organizations with special financial needs. Not familiar with the concept of crowdfunding Wikipedia describes it as a collective effort of individuals locally regionally nationally and internationally who network and pool their money usually via the Internet to support efforts initiated by other individuals or organizations. Simply put it is a way for people to help other people by making a donation and lending a helping hand in their time of need. Within the past several years crowdfunding has become big business around the world. In fact market experts expect that it will generate 5.1 billion globally in 2013. It s clearly a concept that works...and it already is working online at www.SarasotaPet.com In less than a month since its official launch The Sarasota Pet Project raised more than 1 300 for two local pet owners and three animal rescue groups What makes The Sarasota Pet Project unique is that it accepts donations rather than pledges. Most crowdfunding sites take pledges and only pay monies raised if a financial goal is met. Not here Whatever donations are made--whether or not goals Serving Animal Lovers Throughout Manatee County Insured Bonded & Certified Adopt. K itte n s . 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W Fundamentally Speaking There are two absolute necessities that you need to have on hand throughout hurricane season Water--Make sure to store clean water for your pet in addition to the bottled water set aside for your other family members. Plan on a minimum of a three-day supply per pet. Large dogs may require up to a gallon of water per day so be generous with this supply . Food--Food should be canned or if dry be sure to store it in water-tight containers. If you choose canned food remember to pack a manual can opener . Identification Tags A Bed for Your Pet Blankets Medication First Aid Supplies Toys Treats A Recent Photograph of Your Pet Kitty Litter & a Litter Scoop Poop Bags Newspapers Puppy Pads Towels Cheryl Keenan & Mya of Pawprint Essentials Photo by Emilee Fuss Evacuation Plans Pet Disaster Kit Essentials You ve heard it before but it bears repeating Every household with animals must have a Pet Disaster Supply Kit in case of severe weather Stock up now with these necessities Up-to-Date Health Records Bowls for food & water Collars or a Harness & a Sturdy Leash If you must evacuate for any type of emergency do not leave your pets behind. Make sure you can bring your pet with you if you are going to the home of a friend or family member. If you are headed to a hotel or motel investigate in advance which establishments are pet friendly. If you plan to go to an evacuation shelter check NOW to determine which shelters in your community accept pets. It is crucial that you talk with your friends or family investigate motels and make any other necessary arrangements BEFORE the storm arrives or another emergency happens. This way when it is time to evacuate you already know exactly where your pets will be going and you have peace of mind that they will be safe and protected. No matter where you and your pets go it is important that you remember to bring your Pet Disaster Supply Kit and keep it on hand at all times. Fireworks Thunder & Lightning... ...OH MY It s that time of year again...rainy season is on its way and Fourth of July festivities will be here before you know it. Summer can be a particularly stressful time for our pets. Many dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to fireworks and thunderstorms. It s heartbreaking when our pets are so anxious. To diminish their anxiety we recommend limiting your pet to areas in your home where windows and shades can be closed. Turn on the television or play music to minimize outside noises and to provide comforting sounds to calm your pets. I also strongly recommend one of our many natural remedies to ease stress and relax your pet. Safe Remedies to Calm Your Pet At Pawprint Essentials we carry a variety of natural remedies proven to be safe and effective for any situation in which your pet feels stressed including rides in the car trips to the vet or groomer when company visits fireworks thunderstorms and separation anxiety. These are not chemical drugs they are natural remedies that simply take the edge off so you can feel confident that your pet is receiving healthy calming alternatives. Cheryl Keenan and Mya own Pawprint Essentials which was voted Best in Venice for Pet Grooming and runner-up for Best Pet Store in Venice. The shop is located in the Venice Isle Plaza at 1033 US 41 Bypass South in Venice. For more information call 941-484-PAWS (7297) or visit the shop online at www.pawprintessentials.com. 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No reports of metastasis have been found but complete surgical excision means your dog will lose part of--and perhaps up to 50 percent--of his jaw. With proper surgery these patients are cosmetically acceptable and can eat well and have indefinite survival times. Dr. Michael Reinhart Jacaranda Animal Hospital Dr. Reinhart we just had a dental procedure done on our 10-year-old Lab and our veterinarian told us that he found a mass and suggested it was a tumor. He also recommended a biopsy. Is this something I should do How bad could it be --Matt Well Matt I will be honest it could be really bad. You ll never know until you biopsy and find out what it is. Not all masses are malignant some are just local and may respond well to treatment. Here are four of the more common problem tumors that can be found orally Of all the masses I described treatment of squamous cell carcinoma has seen the best success in my practice and has responded well to cryosurgery but as you see most of these cancers mean your time with your pet is limited. The biopsy certainly is a worthwhile Melanomas are particularly devastating diagnostic move that can tell you whether masses with lethal consequences. Typior not you need to worry. If a metastatic cally a maxillectomy (surgical removal of the jaw) is indicated as well as certain tumor is found you may need some counseling to help with your treatment chemotherapy. There also is a vaccine available for melanomas that has added decision. Best of luck Matt. You just have to let time to the therapy. Median survival look to know for sure. time is 4 to 12 months. Fibrosarcoma is a locally aggressive Dr. Reinhart my cat s appearance has tumor with a low rate of metastasis become yellow and he seems very tired (spreading to other organs). Typical metastasis is to the lungs. Surgical resec- all the time. I m not sure what to do. Can --Pat tion and possible radiation therapies are you help indicated. Median survival time is 7 to Pat a yellow cat is an icteric cat and 12 months. that points the finger at the liver. You need Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma tumors some blood tests and perhaps an ultrarequire surgery. Chemotherapy and sound to determine a proper diagnosis. or radiation therapies do not seem to Here are some important facts about the improve the prognosis. I have used five top liver diseases. cryosurgery a freezing procedure with Acute neutrophilic cholangitis and some success. Median survival time is 9 chronic neutrophilic cholangitis are to 26 months. both mediated by gut bacteria such as E. coli. They present with lack of appetite vomiting lethargy and diarrhea. Antibiotic therapy with a drug named Ursodiol is the cornerstone of treatment. Lymphocytic cholangitis is a slower progressing disease characterized by an enlarged liver fluid in Q A Q A the abdomen and low globulin (protein). Persians are most typically affected by this liver disease. Prednisolone Ursodiol and vitamin B12 are main therapies. Triaditis is a complicating factor for cholangitis. It is a triad of cholangitris pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Lastly Feline hepatic lipidosis is a fatty liver unique to cats that do not eat. If a cat does not eat at all for as little as three days this condition is typically the consequence. Lethargy weight loss jaundice weakness vomiting and diarrhea are the hallmarks of this disease. Treatment is adequate nutrition but may require a stomach tube to obtain sufficient calories. Typically antibiotics and steroids can resolve most liver issues but not all. Hepatic disease can present a frustrating dilemma and it always is best to see your veterinarian when unusual symptoms develop. Dr. Michael Reinhart is the owner of Jacaranda Animal Hospital located at 725 Shamrock Boulevard in Venice. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 941-497-1676 or visit www.JacarandaAnimalHospital.com. Pet-related questions for Dr. Reinhart can be sent to Ask the Vet Jacaranda Animal Hospital 725 Shamrock Boulevard Venice FL 34293. Or send your questions via e-mail to doc jacarandaanimalhospital.com. At left regular dental exams are critical in monitoring your dog s oral health. 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I have a story to tell you about how my human who loved me very much got very sick and went away. She always took me to the veterinarian when I was ill to the salon when I needed a bath (even when I thought I smelled fine ) and she let me sleep in bed with her. She gave me snacks from her human food (even though she was not supposed to) and she bought me my own clothes and blanket. She was my only human and I was her only dog. My human thought that if something happened to her there always would be someone to take care of me. But when she became ill and then went away some people I did not know who were not very nice came and took me to a very cold place where there were lots of other dogs. There was so much noise and other dogs were talking a lot and everyone was scared. These strange people put me in a cage that had no blanket no bed and no love. I was cold and scared. I cried a lot for my human. I know that my human would be very sad if she knew this was happening to me. I know she wanted me to have a good home with another human if she could not take care of me anymore. In this cold place I was never given any snacks only icky dry food. I got only a cold bath no warm salon treatment and I was never let out of my cage even to go potty I actually had to go in my cage (Eww ). After a few days I began to get sick (I heard someone say it was kennel cough) but no one took me to the doctor. Other dogs were in cages next to mine they were cold and scared too and they made lots of noise that frightened me. Once another human came to look at me and tried to take me out of my cage but since I was so scared when he tried to touch me I ran away and tried to nip at him to leave me alone. I heard other humans say that I am unadoptable due to my age and my behavior. This means I might never find a new human who loves me. I heard the word kill. Will I die here After many weeks I was rescued and saved by nice humans who had to take me to the doctor because I was very sick. I don t want this to ever happen to any other animal. Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan Attorney at Law The Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group P .A. Please don t let this happen to your pet The Lady Lawyers of Florida at The BatesBuchanan & Savitsky Law Group bring you Snoopy s tale because we could have done something to CHANGE this story. If Snoopy s human had created a Pet Trust--that the lawyers at this firm 26 do FREE OF CHARGE--there would have been a legal plan in place for Snoopy and he would have been taken in by a human that Snoopy s owner designated such as a family member or friend. If that was not possible then the trust would have established a plan for Snoopy to go to live with a rescue foster family where he would stay in a loving and safe environment until a new human companion could be found. In the trust Snoopy s owner also could have designated money or assets to go along with Snoopy to help him find a new home and to make sure he received good medical treatment food and other necessities. Do you love your pet Then don t let this happen to your beloved companion Make a plan and establish a Pet Trust before tragedy strikes. The law firm can help you find creative ways to fund your trust you do not need to have a lot of money to fund a trust. The firm also can help you meet local rescues if you don t have anyone that can take your pet. Make an appointment and talk to the Lady Lawyers of Florida today to get your FREE Pet Trust Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan is the managing partner at Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group P.A. located at 522 9th Street West Unit 2 in Bradenton. Consultation fees are 75 for all services except for pet trusts which are free. 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Braden riVer equine we Provide quality equine Care in the field or at our Clinic Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.comdigital radiography & ultrasound for horses 27 Are We Over-Vaccinating Our Canine & Feline Companions By Dr. Anne Hyle DVM MS BA CVA Sarasota Animal Medical Center D o we vaccinate our pets too often Yes if they are being given all of their vaccines on an annual basis reports Dr. Ronald Schultz a veterinary immunologist and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His opinion is based on more than 30 years of vaccine research. Dr. Schultz serves on the American Animal Hospital Association Canine Vaccine Task Force and the American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccine Task Force which provide recommendations to the industry for vaccine programs. Dr. Schultz is well known for his research studies which date back to the 1970s. In 1978 he began recommending core vaccines be given no more frequently than every three years. In 2003 the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) finally agreed that these vaccines don t need to be given more frequently than every three years. The core vaccines are necessary to prevent four highly contagious potentially fatal diseases--rabies parvovirus canine adenovirus-2 and distemper. The statement If it doesn t help it won t hurt is not true for vaccinations. According to Dr. Jean Dodds president of Hemopet a non-profit animal blood bank some vaccines should not be given annually. She states that giving vaccines too often does nothing but put pets at risk. Common risks from vaccinations include Injection-site tumors (primarily cats) Inflammatory bowel disease Allergies Behavioral changes Ear and skin conditions Arthritis Vomiting Fever Kidney disease Liver disease Thyroid disease Susceptibility to other diseases Immune mediated blood Dr. Anne Hyle DVM MS BA CVA disorders Sarasota Animal Medical Center Seizures Death Although vaccines cause a multitude of problems in both dogs and cats some problems are species specific. The most common and alarming disease that we see in cats is the development of injection-site fibrosarcomas. The AVMA conducted a study to try to determine why 160 000 cats in the United States develop terminal cancer at their injection sites each year. These tumors are extremely invasive and difficult to remove. Although much less common dogs also may develop these injection-site tumors. According to a Purdue University study vaccine-induced organ failure should be suspected when it occurs shortly after a vaccine. Dr. Larry Glickman of Purdue University states that following routine vaccination there is a significant rise in the antibodies dogs produce against their own tissues. Some of these antibodies target the thyroid gland connective tissue (such as the connective tissue found in the heart valves) red blood cells and DNA. A common problem seen in cats is the development of chronic kidney disease and recent research from Colorado State University suggests a link between vaccination for feline distemper and development of chronic renal failure. Another common problem in our canine companions is arthritis. A 1997 study of 4 000 dogs performed by Canine Health Concerns showed a high number of dogs developing mobility problems after they were vaccinated. Some vaccines are not recommended because the disease is not severe enough to justify the risk of vaccinating for it. Because of this Dr. Richard Ford professor of medicine at North Carolina State recommends against giving the Coronavirus and Giardia vaccines. The Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine is commonly required by groomers and boarding facilities but according to Dr. Schultz kennel cough is not a vaccinepreventable disease. It usually occurs because of many factors including stress dust humidity molds etc. and At left Dr. Hyle vaccinates Zak one of the patients at Sarasota Animal Medical Center after a careful and individualized assessment of the risks and benefits of vaccination. Photo courtesy of Sarasota Animal Medical Center 28 June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet it is often a moderate-to-mild self-limiting disease. At Sarasota Animal Medical Center we assess the risks and benefits of specific vaccinations for each pet. We discuss the options with the owners and choose the best vaccine protocol for that individual animal. Even though there are many potential problems associated with vaccinations the need to vaccinate against potentially fatal disease still outweighs the risk. Vaccination with the core vaccines for canine distemper parvovirus and adenovirus is highly recommended in dogs. Cats should receive the Feline Rhinotracheitis Calicivirus and Panleukopenia vaccines. Outdoor cats should receive the feline leukemia vaccine for at least the first few years of life. The rabies vaccine is required by law. The disease is both fatal and incurable with potential health risks to humans. Vaccination programs are changing and they will continue to change. Every pet is an individual and his or her exposure and risk factors should be evaluated prior to vaccinating. Some vets still recommend vaccinating once a year saying Better safe than sorry. Unfortunately just the opposite is true. Over-vaccination may result in a myriad of health issues that range from minor to fatal. Just remember--more isn t better when it comes to vaccinations Anne Hyle DVM MS BA CVA is the owner of Sarasota Animal Medical Center located at 3646 Birky Street in Sarasota. In addition to office appointments Sarasota Animal Medical Center also offers veterinary house call services. To schedule an appointment call 941-954-4771. For more information visit www.sarasotaanimalmedical.com. 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To find out how you can make a difference in the life of a Greyhound call 941 359-FAST (3278) or go to www.rdrp-greyhound.org GREYHOUND Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 29 Pet Do-Overs With Re-Scape.com With a few stitches a never-worn sweater is turned into a plump pillow bed By Lisa Burns Re-Scape.com & Backyard Getaway Turn an old TV into a pet bed. Remove the picture tube cords and electronic parts. Save them for another project or check with your local Goodwill stores they may be able to use them for repair parts. Paint and decorate the TV cabinet to match your decor add a pillow and your fur baby has a new bed You know those old sweaters stuffed in your dresser that are taking up space Take them out and create a pet bed Lisa Burns co-owner of by filling the sweater with batting and Backyard Getaway in Myakka City and stitching the neck and arm openings. part of the Re-Scape.com team Cut strips from an old sweater and tie them to a piece of bamboo (or the rod Use a gumball machine as a fish-feedused to open and shut blinds) to create ing station by your pond. a cat toy. If you do not have these items at home Do you shop the warehouse stores many of the items you need for these What do you do with those large projects can be found at local thrift plastic containers in which pretzels and stores. Purchasing from thrift stores is a cheese puffs are sold Wash them out great way to give back to the community add a coat of paint and you ve got inand support local animal shelters too. stant pet treat food containers. They re The project possibilities are endless and also a great place to store your pet s only limited to your imagination. small toys too. Cats love cardboard boxes. Why not create a deluxe cat condo using a couple of cardboard boxes Cut out windows and a door. Your kitties will play in there for hours. Cut up an old leather belt add snaps and you have a stylish new collar for your dog. Stuff an odd sock with batting or crinkled up plastic bags hang from a string and your cat will have a fun new toy. Better yet take a block of wood and attach a two-foot length A large plastic container can be re-purposed of PVC with an elbow at the top. Wrap and painted to hold treats or food for your pets the PVC in rope hang the new toy from the end of the elbow and you Lisa is part of the Re-Scape.com team here have a scratching post and toy in to inspire you with the world of possibilities one. by sharing ideas incorporating the three Rs Does your big dog have a hard of Sustainability....Re-Cycle Re-Use and Re-Purpose helping you to Re-Imagine your time drinking from a low water bowl Cut a hole a bit smaller than surroundings. Lisa also is the co-owner of Backyard Getaway a family owned and operthe rim of the bowl in the center ated pond service and retail pond and water of an old wooden chair drop the bowl into the hole and you have a garden supply business offering professional and personalized water garden and pond raised water bowl. design installation and pond maintenance Pet beds can be created from services. Open by appointment only Backyard a variety of items including old Getaway is located at 2807 S. Duette Road jeans crates whiskey barrels luggage in Myakka City. For more information or an baskets an upside-down end table and appointment call 941-752-POND (7663) even tennis balls. or visit www.backyardgetaway.net. For more information about Re-Scape.com visit For fish lovers how about turning that www.re-scape.com. old TV into an aquarium June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet In recent years the idea of sustainable living has become extremely popular. People are growing their own food and recycling plastics aluminum cans and paper. Even city dwellers are now composting. Becoming eco-conscious is as easy as re-using items you have on hand that you normally would put in the trash. All it takes is a bit of imagination and outside-the-box thinking to create something new out of something old. Even your pets can be eco-friendly when you re-purpose items for them. Pet beds toys and food containers can be created from old televisions sweaters cardboard boxes and more. 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Star Puppy Obedience 101 101.5 102 Canine Good Citizen & 103 Intermediate Mixed Classes Agility Level 1 Fun Class Rally Obedience Really Reliable Recall unt) her disco ith anot bined w be com (not to Downtown Sara ta s Pet Food Sto so ns o u po c titors Center e K9 Korral will honor our comp raining re & T Try Our Doggy Day Care & Boarding Your In-Store Purchase of 25 or More 5 OFF 2001 Princeton St (North Downtown Sarasota just off US 301) Valid for One Purchase New Customers Only Dog Training & Pet Supply Center The Institute of Canine Behavior Not Valid With Other Offers Expires 7 31 13 941-915-8181 www.k9korralsrq.com Flyball--the Ultimate Dog Sport By Special Contributor Stacy Groff Flyball Instructor SOTC S arasota Obedience Training Club (SOTC) recently has added flyball classes to its extensive dog-training program. As a team sport for dogs that combines off-lead work jumping and retrieving in a fast-paced race flyball first began in California in the 1970s. As the sport became increasingly popular the North American Flyball Association (NAFA) was established in the 1980s to guide the growth and develop rules and regulations for the flourishing sport. Now considered the worldwide authority in flyball the NAFA has more than 10 000 registered dogs in more than 900 clubs. Flyball is now played throughout the United States and Canada as well as in countries around the world. In flyball dogs compete in teams of four that generally consist of three large dogs and one small dog. The smallest dog on the team determines the height of the jumps for the entire team. Dogs on the four-dog team race one at a time in a relay-race format back and forth the ball. The dog catches the tennis ball when released and then returns back to the handler over the four jumps. When one dog crosses the start finish line the next dog runs the relay. The race is timed with two teams running side-by-side at the same time. According to the NAFA the current world record stands at 14.931 seconds-- and yes that is for FOUR dogs completing the course Although the sport is open to dogs of all breeds and sizes canines must be at least 12 months of age to compete in flyball For older dogs there also is a veteran s division in which teams of dogs over the age of seven run with lower jump heights and limited racing heats. Florida is a very active state for flyball competitions. Tournaments are held in the state about once a month mostly in St. Petersburg Orlando and Lakeland. Flyball is unique in that dogs earn individual points towards titles and team placements at each tournament. Individual points are earned based on the times run by the team. Placements are based on the team s win-loss record at the end of the tournament. SOTC s classes stress the importance of a welltrained turn on and off the flyball box to minimize the risk of injury to the dogs joints. While many dogs race for five or more years Stacy Groff Flyball Instructor Sarasota Obedience Training Club with her dog Jazz. Above Jazz Stacy Groff s dog a rescue from Humane Society of Sarasota County returns with her ball at a flyball tournament in Bushnell. Photo by Rick Anson Performance Dog Photography. At right Paloma an American Bull Dog races over jumps in an outdoor flyball course. Photo by A.J. Rider While a foundation in obedience is not necessary the sport does involve off-lead work at a distance. It is recommended that a dog that participates in flyball training have a solid recall and be under the control of the handler. SOTC offers three flyball classes and each class can be repeated as needed for a dog to advance. Beginner Flyball (or Flyball 1) introduces the jump command and provides initial training in the proper way to jump on and off the flyball box. The class also provides skills in working up to recalls over four jumps and begins to chain all behaviors together as dogs are ready. Advanced Flyball is designed for dogs that need little cuing to hit the flyball box and who can recall reliably over four jumps. In this class the ball is introduced into the box and exercises are used to increase the dog s speed. Flyball Skills Class is for dogs who are almost ready to race. The class introduces passing detailed flyball box work and striding issues to maximize the dog s potential. Please visit www.sotcdogtraining.com flyball-classes.asp to learn more. Dog owners interested in this fast-paced team sport--or any class offered at SOTC-- need not be members to enjoy training at our facility all are welcome Stacy Groff is a flyball instructor at Sarasota Obedience Training Club. Stacy has been racing flyball for seven years. Her most seasoned dog is working toward her Grand Champion title is still actively racing at nine years of age and also holds a CGC title and RA title. Two of Stacy s three dogs are rescues that have been adopted from Animal Services and the Humane Society of Sarasota County her third pup was a stray. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet through the flyball course. The course consists of four jumps set 10 feet apart and a spring-loaded box at the end of the race lane. The box releases a tennis ball when triggered by the dog. Dogs are trained to race over the four jumps to the box and then jump on and off the box releasing 34 others compete for up to 10 years. Although dogs may not race until they reach their first birthdays they can begin training at any age starting with basic skills such as a solid recall (coming when called) playing with a tug toy and learning a touch and jump command. Noninvasive Allergy Testing & Treatment (NAET) Acupuncture Homeopathy Applied Kinesiology Nutrition Geriatric Medicine Prolotherapy Routine Wellness Care Now Practicing At West Coast Veterinary Center 7910 S.R. 72 (Clark Road) Sarasota FL 11105 Corridor Place Lakewood Ranch FL Using Holistic Medicine to Complement Conventional Wisdom With a combination of conventional and holistic medicine Dr. Howard Rand is committed to keeping pets healthy throughout every phase of their lives. Get your puppy or kitten off to a healthy start with a holistic approach that will help ensure many years of happiness. Please call or stop by one of our two convenient locations--or visit us online--to learn more about Dr. Rand s unique approach to veterinary care. Ranch Animal Hospital 941-926-0788 Please visit us online at www.drhowardrand.com Support the cause The NINTh ANNuAl RoN GoRdoN S humANe SocIeTy Golf TouRNAmeNT Saturday September 28 The Meadows Country Club 3101 Longmeadow Sarasota Benefiting the Humane Society of Sarasota County Sponsorships Available For details send an e-mail to hsscgolf verizon.net Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com For Information and Registration Visit Our Web Site www.humanesocietygolf.com 35 Coming Full Circle... By Special Contributor Barbara Bounds Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory ...for Grieving Pet Owners As we begin the grieving process we try to grasp the reality of the loss and the effects it starts to have on our daily routine becomes apparent. If the pet that ecently while attending Bentley s passed was the only animal in the home House Pet Loss Support Group the loss of a sense of a normal routine a discussion took place that fois greater. Many feel intense loss when cused on the topic of getting past the ini- returning home from work and the pets tial stage of pet loss grief. After describing that once eagerly met and greeted them and acknowledging the five stages of at the door are no longer there. grief of which many of us are aware the The immediate effect is that life is out conversation then presented a unique of balance and ways to somehow fill that solution to help a grieving animal owner void often will come to mind. heal and move along the grief journey. Some pet owners may begin to delay During the group discussion a discoming home by working longer hours traught pet owner described how her others may simply come home sit on the daily routine had changed and had couch and avoid returning phone calls to become difficult since the passing of her family members and friends. pet. Another attendee in the support The loss of your pet will affect other group suggested she take the opportunity members of the household who also are to volunteer at a local animal shelter and moving through the grieving process. help socialize the animals. Initially you may find solace in spendSome of you reading this may feel that ing time alone especially during the first this would be a harsh or uncaring sugges- few days after your pet s demise. Howevtion to make to a grieving pet owner but er it may be better to fill the void with a I m here to tell you that it is not by any constructive activity or hobby to prevent means cruel. getting stuck along the grief journey. Initially when we lose a beloved and In my opinion the therapeutic effect cherished pet the loss is so heartbreaking gained from volunteering socializing that we feel like we are unable to move and loving shelter animals can be huge. forward and the hurt is so overwhelmIt makes no difference if you are only ing that we feel powerless to do anything there to socialize the animal and are else but grieve. not emotionally ready to adopt another animal the comfort you give and receive is immeasurable. I use the word adopt because I feel using the word replace is I hold the figurine urn inappropriate. that contains the cremains of As the owner of Belspur Oaks I my cat Sneaker. It s been ten years have seen numerous instances since her passing. I can t where a pet is replaced often believe it s been that long. I have never forgotten her. I can hold her urn now with another animal that without experiencing heartache or tears. looks exactly like the one that has passed. But do Only beautiful thoughts of the time we once shared fill my memory. No thoughts of her you know what No matter sickness or the sadness of her last days exist in what our best efforts are to my mind. I have been waiting for this day replace what we have lost for a long while. I have just realized the the new animal brought into time has arrived and I have come the household will have its own Full Circle. personality and characteristics. In Loving Memory of Sneaker Spending time and sharing 1983-2003 your love while volunteering at an animal shelter has many rewards R Barbara Bounds Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory for both human and animal. We realize our capacity to love again after the loss of our pets. We can experience the unconditional love that even a shelter animal demonstrates so freely. Animals pass no judgment and have no grievances they just want the love and attention that we can give them. Even if the visit is brief you are helping that animal become socialized and ultimately you are helping him or her become better prepared for a forever home. Won t you consider volunteering and sharing your love and time with a shelter animal If you are experiencing the grief associated with the loss of a pet and are not quite ready to take on the responsibility of adopting another realize that one day only beautiful thoughts of the time that you once shared with your pet will fill your memory and none of the sickness or sadness of your pet s final days will be remembered. That day will arrive and you will realize that you have come Full Circle. For 24 years Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory has been serving the veterinary and animal community on Florida s Gulf Coast by providing dignified after-care services that include pet cremations grief resources and personalized pet products. Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory will soon be moving to a new larger facility. The new building is located at 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue in Sarasota. For more information call 941-751-5044 or visit www.belspuroaks.com. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 36 H owl-ooo my fellow Divas and Happy June and July So much to celebrate yet so little time Hmmm...the trials and tribulations of being a socially overbooked Diva Because June is also National Pet Preparedness Month let s all be sure we are ready in case of disaster--namely hurricanes...Yikes But it s easy just remember that step 1 is to Be Prepared Here s help You can check out a stepby-step Disaster Preparedness Guide that covers everything from ordering rescue alert stickers for your windows and doors to preparing for evacuation for you and your pets just by visiting the ASPCA Web The Doggy Diva day and he even gave me the title of vice president of Public Relations WOW...what more can an adopted Diva Doggy ask for Who would have thought that years ago when I had no forever home and was so underweight (Hey...be kind ) with no hope in sight that a miracle would happen I found my forever family and the rest is Diva history. So Happy Father s Day to all of you fabulous fathers out there and special wishes to our foster dads...your furry kids love you unconditionally If you re looking for a special gift for Dad please donate to a rescue group or shelter in his name or adopt a dog or cat featured in the Rescue Me section that begins on page 53. On Friday June 21 I will be celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day with my dad Thousand of pet owners will bring their dogs to work...YAY This annual event invites all dog lovers to celebrate this special day with their canine friends and encourages employers to support pet adoptions. Bang...Boom... Voted 1 Pet Radio Show in Yikes Where Sarasota Pet s is my ThunChoice Awards dershirt The Three Years in a Row Fourth of July Diva Delights from Sophia the Doggy Diva site at www.aspca.org. Remember...please be ready...hurricane season starts June 1 and a Diva can never be TOO prepared Now onto happier June days What a special day June 16 is...it s FATHER s DAY I happen to be blessed with the best Dad in the whole world How cool is this... he brings me to work with him every fireworks are almost here and my sisters and I will be wearing our trusty Thundershirts (www.thundershirt.com) to help keep our anxiety to a minimum We also like to have some Sleepy-time Tonic by Happytails (www.happytails.com) to help calm us during the grand finale. This is an herbal remedy...it s very mild. You can find it at Pawprint Essentials located at 1033 US 41 Bypass South in Venice. Always play it safe by checking with your vet before using any anxiety remedies Celebrations can be fun...but please be careful Always keep your pets in a quiet and safe room in your home because Fourth of July is one of the most likely holidays your pets may run away in fear. So while you are at the fireworks and your pet is at home play a little soothing music and create a cocoon of calm that will keep your pets serene and anxiety free and of course in an escape-proof environment Firework displays are not fun for pets... but your pets will wait patiently for you to return home if you head out to enjoy them with your family Now...as far as those yummy barbecues go...my savvy friends... Diva Ting and Dude Baxter from Sarasota will be hitting a few great human-food paw-ties with me. What fun...I can dress up in my prettiest Diva-wear but it s also important to keep a close eye on party foods Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended anything with alcohol can be toxic to us Don t serve pets any goodies from the grill (although this kills me to say this ). Keep your pet on their normal diets any changes can bring severe indigestion and diarrhea...Oh my Onions salt avocado chocolate coffee grapes and raisins are just some of the potentially toxic foods for pets. Stick to basics and don t take any chances by adding new foods to your pets diets. If by chance an emergency should occur please contact your veterinarian or call the Poison Hotline at 888-426-4435. Here s a special reminder to all of us who are celebrating this holiday in our forever homes. Some of us may have experienced the horrors of puppy mills and found true freedom that others may not know about...yet. We now can learn more about the struggles of adjusting to life after living in a puppy mill by watching Riley - A Puppy Mill Dog Rescue (www.youtube.com watch v yuusWFUgrK4) or by visiting www.milldogrescue.org to find out about the ongoing lifesaving work of National Mill Dog Rescue. Be sure to check it out Happy 4th Divas...Let Freedom Ring Love and Kisses Sophia Above left Sophia relaxes on a Doggie Place Mat by Ramona Loves Dogs. 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Botha T raveling north or south on Tamiami Trail near the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport chances are as a pet owner the tall sign on the south side of the trail has caught your eye each time you passed by. It hasn t been there long--less than a year in fact--but it has quickly become a local landmark for high-quality pet care at affordable rates. Since its grand opening just 10 months ago Bayside Pet Resort & Spa located at 8154 North Tamiami Trail has developed a flourishing clientele drawing repeat clients from Sarasota Bradenton Lido Beach Longboat Key Siesta Key Osprey Venice and Anna Maria Island. Close proximity to the airport may be part of the resort and spa s widespread appeal for individuals and families who need a convenient comfortable place to leave their pets when they travel for business or pleasure. Most likely however it is the facility s five-star amenities and deluxe accommodations for canines and felines that continue to attract on average as many as 150 to 200 potential clients each month who stop in for a tour of the building and property. Bayside Pet Resort & Spa sits on three acres that formerly was occupied by Rip Van Winkle Lanes a shuttered bowling alley that officially closed its doors in 2004. The building was literally falling apart and there were homeless people occupying the property says Marilee Namaka who serves as the general manager of Bayside Pet Resort & Spa. In less than five months the existing structure was entirely gutted and expertly renovated and rebuilt into a 22 000 square foot state-of-the-art luxury pet resort. Offering day care (both full and half days) overnight lodging and extended stays for dogs and cats--as well as a full menu of Photos by Connie Summers 40 grooming services and spa treatments--Bayside Pet Resort & Spa provides an array of luxury amenities that offer furry guests all the comforts of home...and more. Maid service. Fresh bedding. Skylights. Subdued lighting. A serene climate-controlled environment complete with soothing music. It seems nothing has been overlooked--and no expense has been spared--in providing the ultimate away-from-home experience for pets. Top-of-the-line accommodations for dogs can be found in the Parkview and Atrium Suites that are a spacious 6 x 6 feet and feature glass doors orthopedic bedding flat-screen televisions and On-Line Doggie Webcams allowing owners to enjoy day-andnight virtual visits with their pets from their cell phones and computers. The 6 Parkview Suites and 26 Atrium Suites are truly the Ritz Carlton of canine accommodations. Next in line are 40 4 x 8-foot Deluxe Suites each featuring an above-the-ground Kuranda bed and plenty of comfortable space to stretch and snooze. Measuring 4 x 8 feet Bayside s 80 Executive Suites also include Kuranda beds. What makes these suites unique however are the connecting doors that open to allow canine siblings an opportunity to spend time together. Finally for the tiniest of pups there are 4 x 4-foot Petite Suites--62 in all--with cozy surroundings and the plushest bedding. Both day care and overnight guests are given ample time to play indoors and outdoors during their stays at Bayside Pet Resort & Spa. Inside for the safety of the animals there are separate areas for small dogs and large dogs that are furnished with colorful play equipment and plenty of toys. Of course the play areas always June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet are supervised by members of Bayside s professional staff. Behind the resort there are 16 outdoor runs that give dogs room to stretch their legs and take potty breaks. Here canine guests also can climb romp and splash in large enclosed and canopied play areas equipped with ramps and slides toys balls and an assortment of wading pools. Installation of the highest quality odor-free artificial turf throughout the play areas and outdoor runs was critical in maintaining a safe sanitary environment for every guest. At Bayside Pet Resort & Spa only the very best will do. For the peace of mind of parents who have a tendency to worry On-line Doggie Webcams also are available in both the indoor and outdoor play areas. Kittens and cats also are invited to enjoy deluxe accommodations at Bayside. There is a separate free-roaming feline playroom that is furnished with an aquarium scratching posts window perches that overlook the lobby and an assortment of toys that will amuse even the most finicky felines. For naptime or overnight stays 12 multi-level kitty condos complete with plush bedding and litter boxes provide comfort and security. Feline guests with siblings are welcome to share a condo that has easy-access openings when companionship or a bit of cuddling is needed. Believing that busy pets are both happier and healthier Bayside Pet Resort & Spa offers a variety of activity packages with walks pool time ball time and more to keep guests content throughout the day. And of course cuddle time and belly rubs are never in short supply. In addition to day care and lodging Bayside Pet Resort & Spa offers full grooming services with a menu of spa options and la carte treatments. An expert team of professional stylists is on hand to wash cut dry and style small- and large-breed dogs and even pamper the cats and kittens in Bayside s care at the owner s request. Community residents with senior or special-needs dogs and cats can be confident that the utmost care will be provided for their pets. We have many geriatric guests that stay with us at Bayside Marilee says. Our lodging manager has 14 years experience as a veterinary technician and I personally have more than 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. We also have local veterinarians on call should an emergency arise. Our staff can competently handle every pet s daily medical needs including medication administration insulin injections and more. In addition as part of the daily protocol at the resort and spa a five-point health check is completed every day to ensure that each guest is healthy and happy. It is obvious from the attention to detail that went into the design and construction of Bayside Pet Resort & Spa as well as the number of amenities that are available for its guests that someone with a passion for animals and a genuine concern for their well-being was involved in its conception and construction. The mastermind behind the development of Bayside Pet Resort & Spa is Ohio native Bob Huff who has had a home in Florida for about eight years and has long considered Sarasota one of his favorite vacation destinations. Although he and his wife Lynne now call Florida home the couple travels back and forth between the Gulf Coast and Mr. Huff s hometown of Dayton accompanied by their much-adored miniature Australian Labradoodle Bella. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com Continued on Page 42 41 Indoor Play Area Kitty Condo Canopied Outdoor Play Area With more than three decades of entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry that eventually led to development of a 70 million nursing home administration company Mr. Huff was ready to sell the business he and his wife launched together and turn the corporate reins over to the couple s three children. But by no means was he ready to retire. As people grow older their bodies may age but their minds do not Mr. Huff says. Everybody has certain gifts and talents they are given I enjoy creating things. After selling the business in Ohio Mr. Huff continues I still wanted to do more. It was a lifelong love for pets that inspired me to open a business that caters to dogs and cats. Preliminary legwork in the development of the pet resort and spa included extensive research to see what was out there in both Florida and Ohio before scouring the area for more than a year to find the perfect parcel of land that would meet Mr. Huff s explicit criteria frontage on U.S. 41 in the heart of Sarasota and Bradenton. After exploring the region and researching other facilities I truly felt there was a need for an upscale resort for pets in Sarasota he adds. The Huffs invested several million dollars of their own funds to first purchase then refurbish the property and to modernize the facility from floor to rooftop. In addition to extensive interior renovations that included new floors walls plumbing and wiring a new roof also was installed. It was an arduous process to be sure but that didn t deter Mr. Huff for a moment. I have very much enjoyed developing Bayside he says. If ever there was a fun business this certainly has been it. As a successful businessman who has managed 2 000 employees Mr. Huff was fully aware that staffing at Bayside Pet Resort & Spa was of paramount importance in order to ensure that the canine and feline guests at the pet spa and resort received unparalleled care. Mr. Huff credits the staff now in place for much of Bayside s early success and is proud to report a very low rate of turnover since the doors first opened for business. We have really bright and committed staff members and have experienced very little turnover in our first year Mr. Huff says. That s because we strive to provide a solid and stable work environment for all of our employees. We are very fortunate to have a great group that genuinely cares about animals he adds. It s especially heartwarming to see the tenderness of the staff when they care for senior pets. In her role as general manager. Marilee is responsible for hiring training and managing the resort and spa s staff of 20 employees in addition June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 42 to overseeing all daily operations and handling social media and marketing. Born and raised in Manatee County Marilee has a long and impressive tenure working in the local veterinary field. She served as the practice manager at DeSoto Animal Clinic in Bradenton for 13 years before working at West Coast Veterinary Center in Sarasota for two years. What Marilee values most about her work at Bayside Pet Resort & Spa is its family-oriented atmosphere that is enjoyed by both staff and clients. In fact Marilee credits word-of-mouth recommendations from clients with continuing to propel the number of new guests that stay and play at the pet resort. According to Mr. Huff 27 to 28 percent of Bayside s new business comes from word-of-mouth referrals from pleased clients. From the letters we have received 99.9 percent of our clientele is overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of care their pets receive at Bayside Pet Resort & Spa Mr. Huff comments. And in return our clients have reciprocated the kindness by bringing in treats and gifts for the staff and their pets. Local veterinarians also have been a wonderful resource for recommendations Marilee says. Since its opening Bayside Pet Resort & Spa has developed close ties with the local rescue community working with the Humane Society of Sarasota County Cat Depot and other area animal organizations. We try to help out in any way we can Marilee says. Our groomers willingly pitch in and when the local animal groups have dogs or cats that need grooming we do what we can to help make the animals more adoptable. Bayside Pet Resort & Spa s commitment to the local rescue community recently inspired the launch of an ongoing campaign called Pip s Pantry that will collect beds toys treats and food as well as cash donations for small local groups that rescue foster and adopt animals. The donation drive which will benefit a different small rescue each month is named for Marilee s own pint-sized Chihuahua who was born in animal control after her pregnant mother was dropped off. The owner of a small rescue in our community pulled the mom all of the pups and their dad Pablo and fostered the entire family until the pups could be adopted. We want to do something special to give back to the small animal groups that do so much for dogs like Pip Marilee says. In the near future Bayside Pet Resort & Spa also plans to host adoptions and invite vendors to set up booths at special events on the property behind the building. Always looking to expand its offerings within the community the management at Bayside Pet Continued on Page 44 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com The Reception Area The Parkview Suites The Grooming Room 43 Marilee Namaka & Friends Bone Appetite s New Boutique Resort & Spa recently partnered with Kathy Pontillo owner of Bone Appetite in University Park to open a small boutique in a space off the lobby. Here pet owners will find many of the same high-quality toys treats apparel and other goodies that have become the hallmark of the charming store that has served the Sarasota Bradenton pet community for the past six years. Because of the limited square footage at Bayside however pet food is only available at Bone Appetite s location on University Parkway. Marilee believes that the opening of Bone Appetite s shop is an added perk for Bayside s clients. Many of our day care clients work 9 to 5 and don t have time to stop at a pet store she says. Now they can drop off or pick up their pets and enjoy onestop shopping. As Bayside Pet Resort & Spa continues to thrive and flourish Mr. Huff already is hard at work developing his next project which will cater to pet owners in a different neighborhood in the Sarasota Bradenton community. Plans are underway to open Bayside Pet Spa an upscale day care and grooming resort which will be located on the corner Pool Time of University Parkway and Honore Avenue in close proximity to The Mall at University Town Center which is slated to open in Fall 2014. Mr. Huff s excitement about his latest venture is contagious. Bayside Pet Spa will be a full-scale pet resort that not only will service clients in the Lakewood Ranch area but also travelers on I-75 he says it is very convenient to the freeway. With 2 500 square feet the spa will have a French-boutique flavor fashioned by the creative flourish of Atlanta s famed designer Jennifer Blaha. In addition to 22 individual indoor garden rooms there also will be an enclosed outdoor exercise area. The new resort will be ideal for community residents and visitors to the area who are out shopping for the day or working out at a nearby fitness center and don t want to leave their pets at home Mr. Huff says. Pets will be welcome to stay at the spa for several hours or all day. For clients that would like their pets to enjoy outdoor group play or overnight accommodations limousine service will be provided to transport the animals to Bayside Pet Resort & Spa on Tamiami Trail. Pets can be dropped off and picked up beneath a charming Parisian-inspired canopy at the front of the pet spa which is expected to open for business by late summer. Even with the addition of another facility to the family Marilee is quick to point out that Bayside Pet Resort & Spa is first and foremost a small business. We don t have limitless resources to pay our expenses she says. Like other companies in the community we have to stay within budget and earn our keep. Is Mr. Huff pleased with the progress Bayside Pet Resort & Spa has made in its first year To be honest when we started out I didn t know what to expect he says I have never been in this business before. But with 40 to 50 new clients coming in to tour the facility each week I am confident we are moving in the right direction. What is most important is that people in the community realize that when they place their trust in Bayside Pet Resort & Spa we genuinely care about their pets Mr. Huff adds with conviction. All of our guests are treated as if they are our own that s the bottom line. It seems that many of the canines that have visited or stayed at Bayside already have realized this. We literally have seen dogs jump out of car windows to come inside Mr. Huff says with a laugh. Tails are wagging when our guests come in and tails are wagging when they go out he adds. That pretty much says it all. Bayside Pet Resort & Spa is located at 8154 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 00 a.m. to 7 00 p.m. with day care drop off beginning at 6 00 a.m. Saturday from 8 00 a.m. to 2 00 p.m. Sunday By Appointment Only from 9 00 a.m. to 12 00 p.m. for check out and arrivals. For more information about the resort and spa call 941-351-0730 or visit the resort online at www.baysidepetresort.com. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 44 Bark (& Purr) Out Loud Each year our local animal organizations must deal with a crisis that is expected to reach near-epidemic proportions this season. Hundreds--if not thousands--of kittens are born in late spring early summer in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Some of them are orphaned as newborns and require bottle feeding all of them need foster care and forever homes. In response to a critical need for help during kitten season six Sarasota County animal groups--including Cat Depot Animal Rescue Coalition Humane Society of Sarasota County Sarasota in Defense of Animals St. Francis Animal Rescue and Venice Cat Coalition--have collaborated to encourage community residents to foster kittens and or adopt in a county-wide effort to save every life. We are asking individuals and families to contact the listed group of humane organizations and to foster either orphaned kittens or a mom with kittens or to bottle-feed motherless kittens says Shelley Thayer executive director at Cat Depot. We need our community s support and the commitment to save a life requires only a few short weeks of foster care. Typically foster care is a minimal period of time--approximately two to six weeks--for kittens that are not yet ready for adoption. Community residents also are needed to foster older cats who must learn how to become acclimated to a home environment. All that is required is a spare bedroom or bathroom and moments spent feeding socializing and cuddling the kittens or cats in your care. By becoming a foster parent you can help us increase the number of cats and kittens that we can help this year says Lynn Rasys Cat Depot s director of communications. In 2012 Cat Depot s foster parents saved the lives of nearly 400 kittens. This year Cat Depot is expecting an even greater crop of kittens and is determined to save even more. In May Cat Depot already had more than 60 kittens in foster care. But more help--and supplies--are needed. Even if you never have fostered kittens Cat Depot is willing to give you the training you need...for free On Saturday June 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. a training program for foster care and bottle feeding will be held in Cat Depot s Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet are pleased to include Bark (& Purr) Out Loud a special feature that spotlights important events & happenings in our local pet community. If it s making headlines you ll read about it here Is This a Life Worth Saving Education Center located at 2542 17th Street in Sarasota. The first half of the class offers a general overview of what is involved in becoming a foster parent and the second half of the class teaches the how-tos of bottle feeding. To register for the one-hour class at Cat Depot please contact Stacy by calling 941-366-2404. If you cannot attend the class on June 15 but you are interested in fostering you can contact the medical team at Cat Depot to find out about one-on-one training. Foster care is a rewarding experience and saves animals lives in a very direct way Lynn says. If you are unable to foster consider purchasing some muchneeded supplies to donate to Cat Depot. A Wish List of items can be found online at www.catdepot.org. Many of these items also are available for purchase in Cat Depot s Supply and Gift Store. The following items are needed Kitten bottles (feeding kits) ............................................ 4.95 Pink and blue beds........................................................ 12.99 Blue Crazy Circle Kitten Toy .......................................... 9.95 Zanies Kitty Play Station Toys........................................ 0.75 Snuggle Safe Heat Disc ................................................. 21.75 Kitten Milk Replacer Formula (KMR).......................... 54.55 Contact one of these organizations to lend a hand & save a life Foster Bottle-Feed Adopt Can You Help Financial donations also are always welcome and can be made online at www.catdepot.org. Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) ........................941-957-1955 Cat Depot ..............................................................941-366-2404 Humane Society of Sarasota County ..............941-955-4131 Sarasota in Defense of Animals (SDA) ..........941-924-2505 St. Francis Animal Rescue .................................941-492-6200 Venice Cat Coalition ...........................................941-525-4568 Provides low-cost sterilization services Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 45 A Place Where Love Grows... By Candace T. Botha In the summer of 2011 horrifying and sickening news spread like wildfire on the Internet making gruesome headlines in the global parrot community. More than 50 parrots and exotic birds were discovered in a condemned and abandoned house in Troy Ohio. Shocking reports and graphic photographs of the deplorable conditions in which the birds were found caused an international uproar not only among bird devotees but amid all animal lovers. Many of the parrots--which originally numbered nearly 100--had died those that did live had endured extreme heat and existed without fresh water or food compelled to eat the dead or dying parrots simply to survive. Hundreds of bird activists from around the world spent months petitioning animal control officers county officials and the state s governor to intervene. Yet only one woman was chosen to travel to Troy and bring the birds to safety. That woman was Debbie Huckaby founder and executive director of Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue here in Manatee County. It was clearly the sincerity of Debbie s plea her passion and commitment and most importantly her ability to provide a safe nurturing environment for the birds that inspired officials involved in the case to grant her the go-ahead to travel to Ohio and rescue the parrots. We went through hell to save those birds Debbie says. It took three months of intensive correspondence and networking between July and September 2011 before we were able to remove the birds. With the assistance of Golden Gait Trailers a North Carolinabased trailer dealer that funded the entire rescue Debbie and a 46 team of volunteers made the journey to Ohio from Florida and brought home 16 parrots who now enjoy their own free-flight aviary at Birds of Paradise s sanctuary in Palmetto. Nearly two years later the nightmare in Ohio still has not ended. Even now there are 10 birds in danger of going back to the abuser and litigation is ongoing Debbie says with understandable anger. This man should never under any circumstances be allowed to own another bird. Rescue of the Troy Angels as Debbie affectionately calls the birds actually occurred three months before Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue in Palmetto was granted its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2012--a process that Debbie says took a full year to complete. But for the Tennessee native the rescue in Troy affirmed a dire need she already knew existed and to which she already was steadfastly committed which was to establish a bird sanctuary that could become a safe haven for parrots and other exotic birds from around the world. With a ten-year tenure in parrot rescue Debbie has long been concerned about the overpopulation of parrots and other exotic birds here in the United States. Over breeding has become epidemic with tragic consequences as many suffer neglect or abuse. Debbie s decade of experience also has led her to become unwaveringly adamant in her belief that exotic birds are not meant to be--nor should they be--confined in indoor cages. Instead they are intended to live in outdoor habitats where they can stretch their wings and fly. It is the greed and indifference of the global pet trade that continues to breed millions of parrots and other exotic birds for Above Harvey a very rare Ruby Macaw shares a peck on the lips with Debbie Huckaby founder and executive director of Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue. Photo by Connie Summers June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet financial gain each year that Debbie holds responsible for perpetuating the widespread ignorance that it is acceptable to imprison exotic birds in the confines of small and restrictive indoor cages. Too many people treat an exotic bird as if it is an ornament in a cage Debbie says. But birds are wild animals that need fresh air sunshine and natural vegetation to thrive. There is so much more to owning a parrot than just feeding the bird seed and keeping his cage clean Debbie adds. It is not just a responsibility but also a lifetime commitment. Equally troubling for this devoted advocate is the number of birds that outlast their owners because of their longer life spans. According to Debbie exotic birds amazingly can live 40 to 100 years. Consequently parrots are typically re-homed between 8 and 10 times during their lifetimes. This can be extremely devastating for the birds who Debbie says have the same mentality as two- or three-year-old toddlers--a fact that may come as a surprise to many people. Parrots don t understand why they are being re-homed again and again and as a result they can develop a variety of behavioral issues including aggression plucking screaming and biting Debbie comments. They may even throw tantrums just like two-year-old kids. Overpopulation. Abuse. Neglect. Re-homing. A life spent in captivity with little opportunity to fly. Individually and collectively these harsh realities Debbie says are creating devastating consequences for the parrot species. And she has made it her life s work to do everything she can to instigate change. Beyond a doubt Debbie has an indisputable concern and undying commitment to all birds regardless of species age special needs or behavior issues. But being involved in bird rescue was not the role Debbie originally had envisioned for her life. I always thought I would one day get involved in feline rescue because I always have had cats Debbie says. Originally from Chattanooga Tennessee Debbie moved to Florida in 2008 when she decided it was time for a change. For many years I had dreamed of living close to the water she says. Working for Heartland Payment Systems in her home state Debbie was able to transfer to Florida with the company five years ago. In addition to her work with the sanctuary Debbie continues to hold a full-time yet flexible position with the payment processing firm. In addition to more than 15 years working with a variety of rescue organizations Debbie also has a long and impressive history of raising money for charity organizations. In 2007 she was credited with raising more than 50 000 in her role as chairperson of the Capital Toyota March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Tournament. A heartfelt and enduring passion for birds however began about 11 years ago when Debbie inherited her first feathered friend and simply fell in love. My father gave me an Amazon named Rocky he was my first bird Debbie remembers. Coco the beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw featured on the cover of this issue of Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet was Debbie s second bird and her very first rescue. I actually paid a hefty ransom for Coco who was living with a bully in Tennessee Debbie recalls. If it s necessary to pay money to take a bird out of terrible living conditions I will do it. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com Above Charlie Debbie s beloved Umbrella Cockatoo whom she absolutely adored. Photo courtesy of Debbie Huckaby. It was however one bird in particular an Umbrella Cockatoo named Charlie that completely stole Debbie s heart. To this day--even nine months after his passing--the mere mention of Charlie s name brings tears to her eyes each time she speaks of him. Charlie and Debbie were only together for about three years but in that short time they shared the kind of bond that lasts beyond a lifetime. Although Debbie was unsure of Charlie s exact age she estimates that he was at least 35 years old. He came from a breeding situation and although he had a tendency to be aggressive with other birds he was as sweet as he could be with people. Sadly Charlie was a self-mutilator who for no known reason--and with no known cure--would pluck out his feathers and chew his own flesh. Although an all-too-common phenomenon among birds cockatoos top the list as the 1 species of birds that demonstrate this self-destructive behavior. Charlie would go through periods when he would not selfmutilate but then all of a sudden for no rhyme or reason he would start up again Debbie recalls. During his relatively short lifetime Charlie already had been re-homed three or four times before he found Debbie. The minute Charlie came in the door he knew he was mine Debbie says. He never bit me except a gentle nip now and then in play. I would take him out with me and he would stand on the microphone and sing at a beach bar and go sailing with me on a friend s boat. Charlie loved everybody. In the year before he passed Charlie began to experience epiContinued on Page 48 47 sodes in which he could neither perch or stand. His veterinarian suspected he was suffering from seizures and prescribed medication which did not help. Nothing showed up in Charlie s blood work Debbie says. He underwent more tests which also were inconclusive. Debbie then took her beloved bird to a neurologist who determined that Charlie was suffering from strokes not seizures. The prognosis was grim Debbie s heart was broken. I knew at that moment that there soon would be a time that I would have to let him go Debbie says quietly as tears well up in her eyes again. The night before he died Charlie slept on my chest the entire night. To this day I miss him Debbie continues. He was so special and such an important part of the reason for all of this. Debbie s decision to establish a sanctuary and rescue of her own first came to fruition several years ago when a parrot rescue she was working with in Tampa was filled to capacity and too many birds in need had to be turned away. Plans were set in coons bobcats and other predators each aviary stands approximately 12 feet high allowing its residents ample room to fly as well as all-day exposure to fresh air and sunshine. Atop each roof is a solid inclement-weather barrier to protect the birds from Florida s harsh downpours. And contained within each aviary is natural vegetation perches and toys--everything birds need to live comfortably and contentedly. For Birds of Paradise s feathered residents the aviaries have become home much like Mother Nature intended for these beautiful creatures. Ninety birds are now in residence at the Palmetto sanctuary. In addition to the Troy Angels there are numerous other birds that Debbie and her staff have rescued including a flock of Cockatiels that she brought to the sanctuary from Florida s east coast. And then there is Captain a 28-year-old Blue and Gold Macaw that spent years in a cage outside of a restaurant in Venice to entice patrons to dine there. Regrettably when the establishment closed its doors Captain was left behind. Above left Ollie a Yellow Nape Amazon. At center Fred & Ginger two of the Troy Angels Debbie rescued from an abandoned house in Ohio in 2011. At right Bandit a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo who was purchased 22 years ago in Aruba and brought through quarantine to the United States two decades ago. After doing extensive research in Florida his owners chose Birds of Paradise as Bandit s forever home. Photos by Connie Summers motion to establish Birds of Paradise Sanctuary and Rescue and an initial search for property began. In her rescue work with exotic birds Debbie had visited numerous facilities analyzing their strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a strategic plan for her own working sanctuary and rescue which would include outdoor free-flight aviaries for all of the feathered residents. Since its founding Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue has been committed to a simple yet steadfast mission which is to provide care compassion devotion and a lifelong natural habitat for unwanted abused and neglected parrots. We strive to give them the opportunity to interact with their own kind in large free-flight aviaries to allow them the Freedom to Fly. The sanctuary now occupies 12 acres of leased property on a quiet and secluded side road in Palmetto which has proven to be an ideal location with its convenient proximity to the region s major airports and interstates. In addition to a house on site where a member of Debbie s well-trained staff resides full time the property now has four expansive aviaries that cost approximately 40 000 to build. With an impenetrable foundation designed to prevent assault by rac48 Other feathered residents are mutilators whose owners could no longer provide appropriate care. Maxine for example is a parrot that was flown down to the sanctuary from New Jersey with two big holes in her chest. Given hormone injections she is now receiving expert medical treatment and loving care. Birds of Paradise also welcomes birds whose owners have decided to place them in a permanent natural sanctuary where they can coexist with other parrots in a free flock environment. Most owners gladly pay a yearly membership fee that covers housing veterinary care food and labor in exchange for the peace of mind that their birds are receiving unparalleled care. It s not that these birds are no longer wanted Debbie says. They are here because their owners wanted a better life for them and a chance to live as they are meant to live. Great caution is taken to ensure that all birds adjust to their new surroundings. New arrivals at Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue are quarantined and vetted before being placed in an acclimation cage within one of the aviaries. We do everything we can to make sure that our new residents get along with the other birds in the aviary before they are released Debbie says. We get to know each bird s personality and June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet costs for birds that require ongoing veterinary care. the kind of behavior he or she will or will not tolerate. Volunteers also are in scarce supply but desperately needed to While a great deal has been accomplished in less than two spend a couple of hours during weekdays or time on weekends years since the sanctuary and rescue first received its 501(c)(3) status there is still much to be done to fulfill the fledgling organi- to help with cleaning the cages and building new flights. Like other nonprofit organizations Birds of Paradise Sanctuary zation s mission. & Rescue accepts donations which can be made online at In the very near future Debbie hopes to find investors to www.birdsofparadisesanctuary.com. There also is a Wish List finance the purchase of the 12 acres of property the sanctuary of items on the Web site--including toilet tissue paper towels now leases or to buy another parcel of land and build a permacleaning supplies towels linens and bottles of bleach--that nent facility that eventually will be equipped to provide a safe always are needed. haven for as many as 1 000 exotic birds. If community residents donate these items we won t need My goal is to be able to accept every bird that needs sanctuto buy them and then all the money raised and donated will ary and to have the funds needed to vet them and care for them directly benefit the birds Debbie says. properly while giving them a loving and lasting home Debbie We are not here to make money Debbie adds with emphasis. says. We simply are here to make a better life for the birds. To paraDebbie s vision for the sanctuary includes creating an aviary phrase French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery We are forever and education center that one day will be open to visitors from responsible for those that we have tamed. around the world and will serve as a global resource offering a Yet despite the pressing need for a permanent facility more wealth of information that teaches respect for parrots and exotic volunteers and birds and promotes additional fundresponsible ownering Debbie finds ship protocol and infinite satisfaction practices. in what she has I would like achieved thus far. Birds of Paradise to Her greatest become a county reward however attraction much is far more imlike Jungle Gardens measurable It is is in Sarasota she the smiles she sees says. every day on the Debbie s aspirafaces of the birds in tions also include her care. having an on-site If you just look medical center at their faces their that not only will smiles say it all provide care for Debbie says. Or the birds at the when I walk outsanctuary but side and hear the also will welcome birds call Momveterinary students ma Momma who need to comthat brings me so plete internships to Debbie s affinity with all of the birds in her care is clearly evident as Harvey spreads much joy. earn their degrees. his wings and gently perches on her arm. Photo by Connie Summers Most telling of Through increased outreach that targets the local community and beyond Debbie is all is when Debbie turns to walk away and she hears one of her seeking both exposure and support on the regional national and rescued parrots say I love you. Yes there is deep affection and heartfelt respect for all the international level. Birds of Paradise already has established dynamic relationships winged creatures at Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue. And it seems the feeling is shared although for Debbie it is a with other sanctuaries throughout the country and around the genuine affection for Cockatoos--and her beloved Charlie--that world in an effort to work in unity to address parrot overpopulashe treasures most. tion and overcrowded rescue facilities. Debbie expresses it best when she says Expanding transportation services not only between bird res There s something extraordinary about looking into the eyes cues but also for individual owners who would like to place their of a Cockatoo. They are forever deep...it s almost as if they can birds at the sanctuary also is a top priority. see your soul. Debbie s intensive networking efforts also include applying for grants and finding private investors who share her passion for-- Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue is located in Palmetto and commitment to--saving lives. The funding is out there I know it is Debbie says. I just have Florida. For additional information to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible donation via Paypal Visa and Mastercard to find it. visit www.birdsofparadisesanctuary.com or contact the Ongoing operating expenses at the sanctuary are steep the food bill alone is 1 200 a month. And then there are medical sanctuary by calling 727-366-9997. 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Rescue Me Otis Rowdy Sponsor 3 Years Old Male Smooth Collie Mix www.rongordonrealtor.com 941-266-0526 Humane Society of Sarasota County www.hssc.org 941-955-4131 Cade Photo by Ginny Armington About 13 Years Old Male Pit Boston Terrier Mix Sponsor Sponsor 10 Years Old Female Domestic Shorthair Mix www.BoneAppetiteSarasota.com 941-359-1010 Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc. www.vintagepaws.org Humane Society of Sarasota County www.hssc.org www.rongordonrealtor.com 941-266-0526 941-921-4355 Hershey Sponsor 2 Years Old Male Chocolate Brushcoat Sweet Hope Sponsor 941-955-4131 1.5 Years Old Female Pit Mix kissesandcuddlesinc.com 941-806-7433 Florida Sharpei Rescue www.floridasharpeirescue.com I am a sweet loving girl info floridasharpeirescue.com www.thedoggydiva.com Safe Haven Animal RescuE of Florida Inc. safehavenadopts.com Baker Sponsor 941-301-4875 5 Years Old Male Zeke Puggle Sponsor Catahoula Lab Mix 9 Years Young Male www.thedoggydiva.com Safe Haven Animal RescuE of Florida Inc. safehavenadopts.com Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com I just got my new summer do with a pom-pom tail www.perks4petsfl.com 941-795-PETS (7387) Safe Haven Animal RescuE of Florida Inc. safehavenadopts.com 941-301-4875 941-301-4875 53 Rosie Sponsor 5 Years Old Female Pit Bull Mix Fairy Tale Pups 8 Weeks Old 1 Female 5 Males Mixed Breed Sponsor www.pawsforhealth.net 941-924-7297 Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com www.animalerofuniversitypark.com Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-355-2884 941-924-5070 Howie 941-924-5070 Cookie DogStreet Pet Photography 3 1 2 Years Old Male American Bulldog Staffordshire Bull Terrier Sponsor 2 Years Old Female American Bulldog Mix Sponsor Clothes for a Cause 10% of All Proceeds From Sales Benefit Animals Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com www.amysnaturalpetpantry.com 941-244-2260 6541 Superior Avenue Sarasota Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-924-5070 Jack 941-924-5070 Orbit 1 Year Old Male Poodle Mix Sponsor Sponsor 2 Years Old Female Chihuahua Daisy s Dancewear www.SarasotaDog.com Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 6549 Superior Avenue Sarasota 941-924-8222 Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-924-5070 Jay 941-924-5070 1 Year Old Male Catahoula Mix Flash Sponsor Sponsor 1 Year Old Male Miniature Pinscher Mix Dr. Nan Rosenberry Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 54 www.vetstoyou.com 941-323-1330 Bay Road Animal Hospital 941-366-2275 www.bayroadanimalhospital.com 941-924-5070 Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-924-5070 June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Autumn Sponsor 6 Years Old Female Pug Chihuahua Mix Jake Sponsor 6 Years Old Male Shih Tzu Underdog Rescue of Florida www.UnderDogAdopt.com www.SnigletsDogBakery.com 941-358-7644 Underdog Rescue of Florida www.UnderDogAdopt.com www.SnigletsDogBakery.com 941-358-7644 Happy Sponsor 941-713-6531 Syrus 10 Years Old Male Shih Tzu Sponsor 6 Years Old Male Chihuahua www.JanSmallPortraits.com 941-928-3669 Jan Small www.JanSmallPortraits.com 941-928-3669 Jan Small Underdog Rescue of Florida www.UnderDogAdopt.com Underdog Rescue of Florida www.UnderDogAdopt.com 941-713-6531 Princess Sponsor 941-713-6531 Coco 6 Years Old Female Boxer Hound Mix Sponsor 6 Years Old Male Brindle Chihuahua Mix West Coast Veterinary Center www.WestCoastVeterinaryCenterFL.com 941-925-2262 Kickapoo Rescue www.kickapoorescue.webs.com www.pawsforhealth.net 941-924-7297 Kickapoo Rescue www.kickapoorescue.webs.com 941-926-8985 Madison 941-926-8985 14 Years Old Female Chi Doxie Mix Milo 7 Years Old Male Siamese Sponsor Sponsor www.womenownersoffl.com 941-685-0250 Kickapoo Rescue www.kickapoorescue.webs.com www.perks4petsfl.com 941-795-PETS (7387) Animal Network www.animalnetworkinc.com 941-926-8985 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 941-729-8631 55 calendar EVERY SATURDAY EVERY MONDAY EVERY TUESDAY EVERY THURSDAY 56 ONGOING EVENTS IN JUNE & JULY EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY PETCO Hosts Animal Adoptions for Nate s Honor Animal Rescue--Honor Animal Rescue will have dogs and cats available for adoption bring home a forever friend LOCATION PETCO 131 N. Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota. TIME 12 to 4 pm. For more information visit www.honoranimalrescue.org. Adoptions at Nate s Honor Animal Rescue-- See all the cats and dogs Nate s Honor Animal Rescue has available for adoption and bring home a forever friend LOCATION 4951 Lorraine Rd. Bradenton. TIME Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 12 to 4 pm. Doggy Play Days at Poochie s Pampered Pups--Enjoy an indoor play date with your pup Join the fun along with hot coffee and fresh donuts. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 12 pm. COST 5 per dog which will be donated to local animal rescue groups. For details call 941-312-4969. Family Manners Classes Taught by Jeanine s Professional Dog Training--Train and play in these obedience classes designed for dogs 16 weeks and older. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 6 15 pm. For class fees and more details visit www.JeaninesProDogTraining.com or send an e-mail to SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com. Drop-In Puppy Kindergarten Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This is an introductory class for puppies under 16 weeks of age. In this class owners will learn many of the same skills that are taught in puppy preschool with more emphasis placed on manners and behaviors. Handlers can begin the class on any Tuesday and complete 6 consecutive weeks. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. AKC STAR Puppy Classes Taught by Jeanine s Professional Dog Training--For dogs 9 to 15 weeks old the AKC STAR Puppy classes focuses on Socialization Training Activity and Responsibility. Dogs that complete the class receive an AKC certificate. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 6 15 pm. For class fees and more details visit www.JeaninesProDogTraining.com or send an e-mail to SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com. member to evaluate their competition skills. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 to 8 30. COST Active SOTC members--Free New members 3.00 Non-members 5.00. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. SECOND THIRD & FOURTH FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH Members Practice at SOTC--SOTC s building and training fields are open for active members that wish to train on their own. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County FL. TIME 6 30 to 8 30. COST Active SOTC members--Free Nonactive members 3.00 Honor System. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is online at www.CatDepot. org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 1 to 3 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot.org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. Freestyle Precision Heeling Class Offered at SOTC--This class offers an opportunity for handlers to learn the techniques needed to obtain the precision and focus of perfect heeling off leash. Students also will learn how to teach their dogs to maintain proper Obedience and or Freestyle position while moving with them in all directions. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 2 00 pm. COST 95 for 6 weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For details visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Rally Novice - Advanced Class Offered at SOTC--Learn how to compete in rally novice courses in this fast-paced and fun team sport Classes are 50 to 60 minutes. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 3 30 pm. COST 95 for 6 weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941377-5984. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at K9 Korral--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations offered by Healthy Pets. This is not a substitute for veterinarian care rather an alternative for those that are on a budget and their pets would otherwise go without vaccines. LOCATION K9 Korral 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. TIME 3 30 to 4 30 pm. For details call K9 Korral at 941-915-8181. --JUNE 2013 -- SATURDAY JUNE 1 & SUNDAY JUNE 2 UKC Agility Trial Hosted by Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION United Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg 4400B 34th Street N St. Petersburg. For starting time and details please visit www.dtcsp.org. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts Dog Adoptions-- Sniglet s Dog Bakery welcomes Underdog Rescue a local animal group that will have dogs available for adoption. LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Pkwy. Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 2 pm. For details call Sniglet s Dog Bakery at 941-358-7644. Agility 1 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--The goal of this six-week class is for dogs and handlers to have fun and learn to work together in a safe positive environment as dogs learn to crawl through tunnels tip a seesaw scramble over an A-frame and jump over hurdles and through a tire. TIME 11 30 am. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Freestyle Skills Class Offered at SOTC--This class helps handlers learn training skills that will be useful for teaching dogs behaviors necessary in all dog sports. Students will learn how to break down behaviors into small parts for easy instruction while learning how to select several simple behaviors that when combined appear difficult. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 1 pm. COST 50 for 4 weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For details visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. SATURDAY JUNE 1 MONDAY JUNE 3 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining. com or call 941-377-5984. Recall Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is an intensive class that focuses on teaching and maintaining a Really Reliable Recall. The pre-requisite for this class is either Puppy KinJune July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Run Throughs Offered at SOTC--Handlers and their dogs that compete in Novice Open and Utility can do a run through with a club dergarten or an Obedience Dog 1 class. Recall classes are 60 minutes and meet for 6 weekly sessions. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Beginners Level 2 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This fun classes expands on skills learned in Level 1 and introduces new behaviors and additional practice in basic obedience. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. 915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. Mixed Class Offered at K9 Korral--Help your dog develop a variety of skills in Obedience 101 Agility and Rally in this fun class. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Founded in Honor of Bentley a Beloved Boy & Loving Friend FREE SUPPORT GROUP for Community Residents Suffering the Loss of a Cherished Pet TUESDAY JUNE 4 Monthly Meeting of PET (Pet Entrepreneurs Together)--Open to all pet business owners PET (formerly known as ANGELS) is a group of pet professionals that meets monthly to promote support and build member businesses and the local animal community. LOCATION Perkin s Family Restaurant 5921 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota. TIME Breakfast begins at 9 30 the meeting begins at 10 00. For details call Sarasota Pet at 941-405-4468. Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is available online at www.CatDepot.org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 5 30 to 7 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot.org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. SATURDAY JUNE 8 & SUNDAY JUNE 9 TDAA Agility Trial Hosted by Dog Training Club of Tampa-- Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION 4817 Lois Ave. North Tampa. For starting time and details please visit www.dtct.org. Held the Third Thursday of Every Month 7 00 to 8 00 pm Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Road Sarasota Walk-Ins Welcome WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 It s Only Paper Beginner and Intermediate Watercolor Class Taught by Nancy Colby--Artists of all skill levels are welcome to attend this class that is designed to help develop and fine tune skills to produce the work you desire. Subject matter is the artist s choice and basic skills and techniques will be taught along with basic color and composition theories. Classes meet for six sessions. NOTE There will be no class held on June 26. LOCATION Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice. TIME Two classes are offered from 9 30 am to noon and from 1 to 3 30 pm. For class fees and additional information or to register call 941-4857136 or visit www.veniceartcenter.com. For More Information Please Call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral-- This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 9 30 am. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog TUESDAY JUNE 11 Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Watercolor Classes by Award-Winning Artist Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915- Nancy Colby--Open to all levels of skill-- 8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. from beginner to experienced--Nancy Colby provides individual as well as class instruction. Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months Students can paint the subject of their choice and Older Offered at SOTC--This class including animals. Two classes are offered each teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic Tuesday--from 9 am to noon and from 1 to 4 cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC pm. Each class meets weekly for six sessions. 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME LOCATION North Port Art Center 5950 Sam 10 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for Shapos Way North Port. For more information six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtrainincluding fees or to register call 941-423-6460 ing.com or call 941-377-5984. or visit www.northportartcenter.com. Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts a Canine Massage Demonstration with Sue Redfield of Canine Massage Solutions--Learn the benefits of canine massage in a special demonstration by certified canine massage therapist Sue Redfield who specializes in promoting wellness through touch. LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Pkwy. Sarasota. TIME 11 am to 12 noon. For details call Sniglet s Dog Bakery at 941-358-7644. Beginners Level 2 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This fun classes expands on skills learned in Level 1 and introduces new behaviors and additional practice in basic obedience. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 11 15 am. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www. SATURDAY JUNE 8 WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 THURSDAY JUNE 6 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. Obedience 101.5 Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is a 4 week class that helps shape the behaviors (commands) that were taught in our Level 101 or by another trainer. It is for students who may need a little more time and effort to achieve the entry level to Obedience 102 CGC. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941- THURSDAY JUNE 13 THROUGH SUNDAY JUNE 16 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Turner Agri-Civic Center 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia. Two Rings. For starting time and details please visit http 57 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com www.otcpbc.org. THURSDAY JUNE 13 Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives Offers Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings--Make an appointment to have your pet s teeth cleaned without the worries of anesthesia. LOCATION Bear Creek Veterinary Alternatives South Trail Plaza 7504 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. A 50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a space. For details or to schedule an appointment call 941312-6825 or visit www.bearcreeksarasota.com. animal-themed crafts and activities snacks and quality hands-on time each camp day with adoptable cats and kittens. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 1 to 5 pm. For more information or to register please contact Corey Roscoe Volunteer and Education Manager by calling 941-366-2404. County. TIME 6 pm. COST 95. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. SATURDAY JUNE 29 THURSDAY JUNE 20 SATURDAY JUNE 15 Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Cat Depot Hosts Seminar on Becoming a Foster Parent Bottle-Baby Training for Orphaned Kittens--Cat Depot visitors who want to learn more about becoming a foster parent should attend this class The first 30 minutes of the training will focus on fostering and the second half hour is optional and covers bottlefeeding techniques. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 11 am to 12 pm. If you are interested in attending you must RSVP to Stacy by sending an email to stacyj catdepot.org or by calling 941-361-2404. Seminar on Leash Walking for Cats Hosted by Cat Depot--Cat Depot visitors can learn techniques on how to walk adoptable Cat Depot cats on a leash and harness to provide the cats with much-needed physical and mental stimulation. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 12 to 1 pm. If you are interested in attending RSVP to Constance by sending an e-mail to ConstanceP catdepot.org. Bentley s House Pet Loss Support Group-- Area residents grieving the loss of a beloved pet are invited to attend this support group that meets monthly. Walk-ins are welcome. LOCATION Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. TIME 7 to 8 pm. For details call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at K9 Korral--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations offered by Healthy Pets. This is not a substitute for veterinarian care rather an alternative for those that are on a budget and their pets would otherwise go without vaccines. LOCATION K9 Korral 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. TIME 3 30 to 4 30 pm. For details call K9 Korral at 941-915-8181. SUNDAY JUNE 30 FRIDAY JUNE 21 THROUGH SUNDAY JUNE 23 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Calusa Dog Agility Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Turner Agri-Civic Center 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia. Two Rings. For starting time and details please visit www.calusadog.org. Cat Depot Hosts Critter Camp for 9 & 10 Year Olds--Cat Depot offers fun and interactive five-day camp sessions for 9 & 10 year olds in its Education Center. Camp highlights include special visits from other animal protection nonprofit groups animal-themed crafts and activities snacks and quality handson time each camp day with adoptable cats and kittens. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 1 to 5 pm. For more information or to register please contact Corey Roscoe Volunteer and Education Manager by calling 941-366-2404. MONDAY JUNE 24 THROUGH FRIDAY JUNE 28 Cat Depot s Community Food Bank Opens Its Doors--Once a month Cat Depot s Community Food Bank opens it doors to community residents supporting feral cat colonies or in need of wet and dry food for their personal pets. Cat Depot has Basic Requirements that must be met to be eligible for food. LOCATION Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME Check-in begins promptly at noon. For details about the food bank as well as income requirements and other resources for food please visit www. catdepot.org. For further questions send an e-mail to info catdepot.org. -- JULY 2013 -- TUESDAY JULY 2 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. MONDAY JUNE 24 SUNDAY JUNE 16 Cheryl Brady Teaches Pet First Aid & CPR Class at Sniglet s Dog Bakery-- Certified American Red Cross instructor Cheryl Brady founder of Vet Care Express will be holding a Pet CPR and First Aid class at Sniglet s Dog Bakery. Each participant will receive three hours of training on pet CPR and first aid a cat or dog first aid book and DVD and a certificate from the American Red Cross. Preregistration is required space is limited. PLEASE NOTE Registrations must be received one week prior to the class. LOCATION 2827 University Parkway Sarasota. TIME 12 to 3 pm. COST 65 per person. For more information or to enroll please e-mail Jennifer SnigletsDogBakery.com. Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining. com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 2 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This fun classes expands on skills learned in Level 1 and introduces new behaviors and additional practice in basic obedience. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. SATURDAY JULY 6 Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts Dog Adoptions-- Sniglet s Dog Bakery welcomes Underdog Rescue a local animal group that will have dogs available for adoption. LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Pkwy. Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 2 pm. For details call Sniglet s Dog Bakery at 941-358-7644. MONDAY JULY 8 THROUGH FRIDAY JULY 12 MONDAY JUNE 17 THROUGH FRIDAY JUNE 21 TUESDAY JUNE 25 Cat Depot Hosts Critter Camp for 7 & 8 Year Olds--Cat Depot offers fun and interactive five-day camp sessions for 7 & 8 year olds. Camp highlights include special visits from other animal protection nonprofit groups 58 Puppy Level B (STAR) Classes for Dogs 16 to 21 Weeks Offered at SOTC--Puppy B class is an AKC STAR (Socialization Training Activity and Responsibility) puppy class taught by certified STAR instructors. Classes are 50 to 60 minutes offered in 6 weekly sessions. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee Cat Depot Hosts Critter Camp for 11 & 12 Year Olds--Cat Depot is proud to offer fun and interactive five-day camp sessions in its Education Center for 11 & 12 year olds Camp highlights include special visits from other animal protection nonprofit groups animal-themed crafts and activities snacks and quality hands-on time each camp day with adoptable cats and kittens.LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. June July 2013 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Sarasota. TIME 1 to 5 pm. For more information or to register please contact Corey Roscoe Volunteer and Education Manager by calling 941-366-2404. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Intermediate Class Offered at SOTC--A prenovice class this course provides an introduction to broad jump and high jump AKC rally retrieving and footwork for competition obedience. Limit 6 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 8 am. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 9 15 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining. com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 3 Classes Offered at SOTC-- This Pre-Intermediate class is for handlers and dogs that have completed Beginner 2 or for those not needing the CGC class. Instruction includes an introduction to competition obedience with an emphasis on new skills as well as an introduction to jumps. Skills needed for AKC Rally proofing stays and adding distractions and building dog attention also will be covered. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 10 30 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions that are 50 to 60 minutes. For details visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. Recall Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is an intensive class that focuses on teaching and maintaining a Really Reliable Recall. The prerequisite for this class is either Puppy Kindergarten or an Obedience Dog 1 class. Recall classes are 60 minutes and meet for 6 weekly sessions. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-9158181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. TUESDAY JULY 9 THURSDAY JULY 18 Puppy Level A Classes for 9 to 15 Week Olds Offered at SOTC--Puppies learn basic obedience skills in classes that are 50 to 60 minutes and meet for 4 weekly sessions. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 15 pm. COST 65. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Novice Competition Classes Offered at SOTC--These classes are designed to teach beginner competition skills for dogs and handlers who are interested in competing in Obedience trials.Classes are 50 to 60 minutes long and meet once a week for six weeks. Limit 6 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. COST 95. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Open Competition Classes Offered at SOTC--These classes are designed to teach advanced competition skills for dogs and handlers who are interested in competing in Obedience trials. Limit 6 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Bentley s House Pet Loss Support Group-- Area residents grieving the loss of a beloved pet are invited to attend this support group that meets monthly. Walk-ins are welcome. LOCATION Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. TIME 7 to 8 pm. For details call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23. Mixed Class Offered at K9 Korral--Help your dog develop a variety of skills in Obedience 101 Agility and Rally in this fun class. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. FRIDAY JULY 19 THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 21 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Calusa Dog Agility Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Turner Agri-Civic Center 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia. For starting time and details please visit www.calusadog.org. SATURDAY JULY 20 WEDNESDAY JULY 10 Obedience 102 CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class Offered at K9 Korral--This class builds on the skills already learned in Obedience 101 and prepares dogs for the American Kennel Club s CGC test. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. MONDAY JULY 15 Celebrate Louie s 1st Birthday at Wet Noses-- Join the staff at Wet Noses as they celebrate the birthday of Louie one of the shop s adorable Havanese mascots Stop by with your dogs who are welcome to enjoy doggie treats and ice cream LOCATION Wet Noses 1465 Main St. Sarasota. TIME 9 am to 6 pm. For more information about the party contact Wet Noses by calling 941-388-DOGS (3647). Seminar on Leash Walking for Cats Hosted by Cat Depot--Cat Depot visitors can learn techniques on how to walk adoptable Cat THURSDAY JULY 11 Obedience 101.5 Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is a 4 week class that helps shape the behaviors (commands) that were taught in our Level 101 or by another trainer. It is for students who may need a little more time and effort to achieve the entry level to Obedience 102 CGC. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-9158181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Dog Training Classes With Positively Simple Dog Training Classes Include Shy & Fearful Dogs Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Catch-Up Manners 101 Manners 201 Prior to starting class you must e-mail info positivelysimpledogtraining.com or call 941-232-3300 for an application. Visit PositivelySimpleDogTraining.com or call 941-232-3300 for class schedules fees & start dates. Training Classes With Jeanine s Professional Dog Training Monday Nights--Train and play in Family Manners classes for dogs 16 weeks and older at Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota at 6 15 pm. Thursday Nights--AKC STAR Puppy classes for dogs 9 to 15 weeks old are held at 6 15 pm at Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota. Monday - Saturday--Private Dog Training lessons are available in your home and other locations in Sarasota. Prior to starting class you must e-mail SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com for a registration form & screening. Visit JeaninesProDogTraining.com for class schedules and more details. FRIDAY JULY 12 THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 14 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Sarasota Obedience Training Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Turner Agri-Civic Center 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia. Two Rings. For starting time and details please visit www. sotcdogtraining.com. Manatee Kennel Club Conformation Training Class Classes Offered at Two Locations MANATEE SOTC 7505 County Rd. 675 (east of I-75)--Classes offered every Wednesday except the second Wednesday of each month. TIME 7 30 pm. COST 5.00. SARASOTA K9 Korral 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota-- Classes offered the first second and third Thursday of each month. TIME 7 15 pm. COST 5.00. For additional information and directions visit www.manateekennelclub.com. SATURDAY JULY 13 Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com See you there 59 Depot cats on a leash and harness to provide the cats with much-needed physical and mental stimulation. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 12 to 1 pm. If you are interested in attending RSVP to Constance by sending an e-mail to ConstanceP catdepot.org. Rally Novice - Advanced Class Offered at SOTC--Learn how to compete in rally novice courses in this fast-paced and fun team sport Classes are 50 to 60 minutes. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 3 30 pm. COST 95 for 6 weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. fastest growing team sports for dogs in the country Dogs preferably will have a Beginner 1 Level Obedience Class and or Really Reliable Recall training. Dogs must be 5 months of age or older. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limited to 6 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com send an e-mail to flyballregistrar tampaybay.rr.com or call 941-377-5984. Advanced Flyball Classes Offered at SOTC--This ongoing class is designed for dogs who have completed Flyball One and offers dogs and handlers advanced skills in Flyball. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. Limited to 8 students per class. COST 60 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com send an e-mail to flyballregistrar tampabay.rr.com or call 941-377-5984. SUNDAY JULY 21 Cheryl Brady Teaches Pet First Aid & CPR Class at Sniglet s Dog Bakery-- Certified American Red Cross instructor Cheryl Brady founder of Vet Care Express will be holding a Pet CPR and First Aid class at Sniglet s Dog Bakery. Each participant will receive three hours of training on pet CPR and first aid a cat or dog first aid book and DVD and a certificate from the American Red Cross. Preregistration is required space is limited. PLEASE NOTE Your registration must be received one week prior to the class. LOCATION 2827 University Parkway Sarasota. TIME 12 to 3 pm. COST 65 per person. If you are interested in signing up please e-mail Jennifer SnigletsDogBakery.com for more information. SUNDAY JULY 28 WEDNESDAY JULY 24 Cat Depot s Community Food Bank Opens Its Doors--Once a month Cat Depot s Community Food Bank opens it doors to community residents supporting feral cat colonies or in need of wet and dry food for their personal pets. Cat Depot has Basic Requirements that must be met to be eligible for food. LOCATION Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME Check-in begins promptly at noon. For details about Cat Depot s Community Food Bank as well as income requirements and other resources for food please visit www.catdepot.org. For further questions send an e-mail to info catdepot.org. It s Only Paper Beginner and Intermediate Watercolor Class Taught by Nancy Colby--Artists of all skill levels are welcome to attend this class that is designed to help develop and fine tune skills to produce the work you desire. Subject matter is the artist s choice and basic skills and techniques will be taught along with basic color and composition theories. Classes meet for four sessions. LOCATION Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice. TIME 1 00 to 3 30 pm. For class fees and additional information or to register call 941-485-7136 or visit www. veniceartcenter.com. Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. TUESDAY JULY 30 Watercolor Classes by Award-Winning Artist Nancy Colby--Open to all levels of skill--from beginner to experienced--Nancy Colby provides individual as well as class instruction. Students can paint the subject of their choice including animals. Two classes are offered each Tuesday-- from 9 am to noon and from 1 to 4 pm. Each class meets weekly for six sessions. LOCATION North Port Art Center 5950 Sam Shapos Way North Port. For more information including fees or to register call 941-4236460 or visit www.northportartcenter.com. 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