Monday, September 26, 2011

Pack Walk in the Park (Group Dog Walk) - the Halloween Edition

Pack Walk in the Park (group dog walk) is an opportunity to get some exercise (for you and your dog) and socialize with other dog owners (non-dog owners are welcome, too!). The October Pack Walk will take place on Saturday, 10/29.

Since this event is only 2 days before Halloween, costumes for this walk (for dogs and / or owners) are optional for this Pack Walk.

We will walk the two-mile loop of newly paved pathways for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. Plants to attract butterflies have also been placed along the park’s northern corridor.

TY Park requires all dogs to be... on a 6' leash (no retractable / flexi leads). TY Park's admission fee is $1.50 per person (ages 6 and up)

After you enter the park through the toll booth, take your 1st right turn & park. You will see a red & white sign with a picture of a butterfly that says "Listen to Nature! Please turn down your radio." We will meet in this area and start walking at 9 AM (so please arrive by 8:45 AM).

We will have some treats, samples, and some give aways for your dogs after the walk! *

Info on TY Park:
The Seminole Indian name of this 150-acre urban park, Topeekeegee Yugnee, means “meeting or gathering place.” T.Y. is well known for its shady picnic areas, numerous shelters, and a gazebo.
TY Park is located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL.  

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs
For more info: 954-667-PETS (7387)

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    FURminator Product Review

                I had a Siberian Husky named Butch when I was younger.  Like any husky owner, I experienced the effect of Butch blowing his coat 2 – 3 times per year (in addition to the regular shedding year round).  I had several types of brushed I used to groom Butch; he was never a big fan of being groomed, but I did my best to keep the shedding under control. 
    Several years ago I started volunteering with the South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue.  While volunteering at one of the rescue’s Dog Washes I kept hearing about the Furminator.  It had been approximately 10 years since I lost Butch and didn’t ever recall hearing about a Furminator.  As I helped to wash, dry and brush more dogs at the rescue’s Dog Wash it seemed that the Furminator was always in demand, but I thought it was just another brush.
    A few months later I ended up fostering a Siberian Husky named Lola (who I eventually adopted, along with another husky named, Harlen).  I went to a local pet store and purchased a couple of different types of brushes.  I did look at the Furminator, but didn’t purchase one because it was priced significantly higher than the other brushes. Lola definitely didn’t like being brushed.  She would nip at the brushes, making grooming unpleasant for both of us.  At the rescue’s next Dog Wash I tried the Furminator out and couldn’t believe how effective it was.  Furthermore, I was able to brush Lola and she didn’t nip at it at all!  (She still isn’t a big fan of being groomed, but I can tell the other brushes were uncomfortable for her; they were actually pulling out some hair).
    Needless to say I purchased a Furminator and have never used one of the other brushes again.  I will use a rake before using the Furminator, especially when they blow their coats.  For Siberian Husky owners, a rake is also a must have grooming tool.  I now have a pet supply business, Harlo’s Healthy Pets, and I encourage every pet owner to include a Furmintor in their grooming tools.  They work well on cats and dogs; long or short hair.  I let customers try a Furminator on their own pets and they always are amazed at how effective it is.  If you haven’t tried a Furminator, or think it is more expensive than other grooming tools, just try it out and you will see for yourself.  It is well worth every penny.  Your pet will thank you, too!
    *Review by David Neuwirth