Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (January 2014)

The January Pack Walk will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at TY Park. 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!). 
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) at all times.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 (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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For additional information: 954-667-7387

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (December 2013)

The December Pack Walk will take place on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at TY Park. 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!).

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) at all times.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 (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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For additional information: 954-667-7387



Friday, November 15, 2013

Husky Holiday Bash at Harlo's Healthy Pets

Husky Holiday Bash is a fundraising event for the South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. (SFSHRI).  This event will take place at Harlo's Healthy Pets on Saturday, December 14, 2013.  Harlo's is located at 250 N Dixie Highway, #6 in Hollywood, FL.

A portion of all sales on 12/14/13 will be donated to the SFSHRI, a non-profit organization. They assist in finding homes for abused and/or neglected and abandoned purebred Siberian Huskies.

This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).

There will also be raffle prizes, holiday pictures with Santa and a 50 / 50 raffle.

We will have free samples of food and treats for your pets from Stella & Chewy's, Nature's Kitchen and more.

You can meet some of our rescued dogs; learn about volunteer opportunities & how to become a foster, facts about huskies, etc.

Call 954-667-7387 for more info

All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).


Friday, November 8, 2013

Holiday Dog Food Drive at Harlo's Healthy Pets

HOLIDAY DOG FOOD DRIVE
NOVEMBER 8TH 2013 – DECEMBER 21ST 2013

Boxer Friends, Inc. (www.boxerfriends.org) and 1 Lucky Dog Rescue (1luckydogrescue.com) have joined together with Harlo's Healthy Pets for a Holiday Dog Food Drive.  Between now and Saturday December 21st, Harlos' Healthy Pets will be accepting donations of unexpired, unopened wet or dry dog food to help both rescues.

You can drop off your donation at Harlo's Healthy Pets or better yet stop by Harlo's Healthy Pets for all your pet needs and pick up some extra food while you are there.  You can also make a monetary donation and Harlo's Healthy Pets will place that amount in an account for the respective rescue.  During this time of giving please give a little extra to help a homeless animal.

Drop Off Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

HARLO’S HEALTHY PETS
250 N. Dixie Highway, #6
Hollywood, FL 33020
954-667-7387


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (November 2013)

The Novmeber Pack Walk in the Park will take place at TY Park on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
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!).

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) at all times.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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (October 2013)

The October Pack Walk in the Park will take place at TY Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
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!).

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) at all times.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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Raw Feeding Forum

The Raw Feeding Forum will provide consumers with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of feeding a raw diet to dogs and cats.  We will help to answer any questions about raw feeding.
The Raw Feeding Forum will feature representatives from some of the leading raw food manufactures (including Genesis, Stella & Chewy’s, Instinct and Nature’s Kitchen).  These representatives will not only provide valuable information but they will also have some free samples for your pet.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of feeding a raw diet to your pet.
Some of the benefits of feeding a raw diet include
·         Healthy skin and coat
·         Improved digestion
·         Reduction in food allergies
·         More lean / healthier weight
·         Clean teeth and gums
·         Improved immune system
·         Increase in energy
·         Firmer and smaller stool
Raw food is also ideal for a variety of health issues making it ideal for pets that suffer from allergies, obesity, cancer, seizures and more. 
This event will take place at Harlo's Healthy Pets on Saturday, November 2, 2013 (10 am - 3 pm).
Harlo's Healthy Pets is located at 250 N Dixie Highway, #6; Hollywood, FL  33020

For more information, please contact Harlo's Healthy Pets:  954-667-7387

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Buddies Thru Bullies Fall Frolic

This is a fundraising event for Buddies Thru Bullies, Inc. (A portion of all sales on 10/5/13 will be donated to the Buddies Thru Bullies, a non-profit organization). They are a 501c3 not-for-profit English Bulldog Rescue organization based in South Florida.

This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).

BTB will have raffles, games, a costume parade at noon, treats for the humans brought in by their pets, foster and adoption applications and a display of all adoptable dogs.

There will be raffle prizes and free samples of food and treats from Stella & Chewy's, Nature's Kitchen, Genesis, Sojos, Earthbath, Nupro, Nylabone, Tiki Dogs, Zuke's, Grizzly Salmon Oil, Kat Walking Dogs and others.

You can meet some Bulldogs; learn about volunteer opportunities & how to become a foster, facts about Bulldogs, etc.

Call 954-667-7387 for more info

All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).


Harlo's Healthy Pets is located at 250 N Dixie Highway; #6 in Hollywood, FL.

The event is from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013

Paws 2 Care Coalition Adoption Day & Fundraising Event

This is a fundraising event for Paws 2 Care Coalition on 9/21/13. (A portion of all sales on 9/21/13 will be donated to the Paws 2 Care Coalition. They are a a Non Profit 501(c)(3) Rescue Organization.

This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).

There will also be raffle prizes, free samples of food and treats from Stella & Chewys, Nature's Kitchen, Genesis, Sojos, Earthbath, Nupro, Nylabone, Tiki Dogs, Zuke's, Grizzly Salmon Oil, Kat Walking Dogs and others.

You can meet some adoptable dogs; learn about volunteer opportunities & how to become a foster home.
Call 954-667-7387 for more info

All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).
Paws 2 Care Coalition will also accept pet food, towels, blankets, leashes, collars, dog beds, stainless steel food bowls, dog toys and other items pets require. 
Harlo's Healthy Pets is located at 250 N Dixie Highway; #6 in Hollywood, FL.
The event is from 11 am - 3 pm

Monday, September 9, 2013

Shop hosts fundraisers to benefit rescue groups (SunSentinel Article)


Not all the dogs coming to David Neuwirth's store are looking for treats or toys. Some want a loving home.
Neuwirth, owner of Harlo's Healthy Pets in downtown Hollywood, is working to make that a reality by hosting fundraisers for animal rescue groups around South Florida.
"It's my way of giving back to the community," he said.
Harlo's started in 2009 as a delivery service. Since opening the shop in May, he's committed to hosting at least one benefit per month.  
One of the first nonprofits to have an event was South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, and Get A Life Pet Rescue recently raised dollars and awareness at the store. 
Stacy Narcisse, president of Get A Life, is grateful for the exposure to promote adoption and foster care opportunities.
"It's important and very much needed," she said.
The Plantation-based organization is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs less than 25 pounds. Money from their fundraiser will go toward veterinarian bills and the holistic dog food diet that's fed to their furry charges, said Narcisse, of Coral Springs.
Get A Life volunteers set up a mini boutique with doggie kimonos, T-shirts, car magnets and tote bags. A pet talent contest was won by Tucker, an 11-year-old border collie and certified therapy dog from Boca Raton that wowed the crowd by stacking multi-colored rings and waving hello.
"These events are great and very informative," said Diane Israel, Tucker's owner. "There's a lot of people out there who don't know about these rescue groups."
Kathy Marriott, a Get A Life volunteer from Davie, has adopted three dogs from the group. The organization has some 25 to 30 dogs in foster care at one time and would like to save more, she said.
"We desperately long for a permanent shelter, a warehouse or a home, where we can house the dogs," Marriott said.
Neuwirth will continue to welcome pet rescue groups. His only requirements are that the organizations be nonprofit and no-kill. In September, there will be two fundraisers — Compassionate Pug Rescue on Sept. 7 and Paws 2 Care Coalition on Sept. 21.                        
For more information, call 954-667-7387 or visit http://www.harloshealthypets.com.
For information on Get A Life Pet Rescue, call 954-629-2445 or visit www.Getalifepetrescue.com.

Friday, August 30, 2013

K9 Water Festivals 2013

When the water parks close to humans in the fall, they open for one weekend just for dogs. For more than 10 years, this has been one of the most popular pet events at Broward County parks.

Fee is $5 per dog for a 50-minute session.  First session begins at 9 a.m. and last session begins at 4 p.m. (small dogs only at the 4 p.m. session). Sessions start on the hour every hour.

Calling all small dogs!  At the request of dog moms and dads with pets 25 pounds or less, the last session of every day will be for small dogs only!  So, if you want your small dog to only mix with other small dogs, the session for you starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 4:50 p.m. - no large dogs will be allowed in this session.
Here are the rules for the event:
  • All dogs must be off leash when inside the facility and will be free to play in the water park.
  • Dogs must be sociable and well behaved.
  • Dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination and county license tag.
  • Water playgrounds will be closed to humans and open only for dogs (and lifeguards).
  • All dogs are limited to no more than two sessions per day.

TY Park
Castaway Island
3300 N Park Road 
Hollywood, FL
954-357-8811
9 am - 4:50 pm
October 5 & 6, 2013
October 12 & 13, 2013

Quiet Waters Park
Splash Adventure
401 S. Powerline Road
Deerfield Beach, FL
954-357-5100
9 am - 4:50 pm
October 19 & 20, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (September 2013)

The September Pack Walk will take place on Sunday 29, 2013 at TY Park.

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!).

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) at all times.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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For more information:  954-667-7387

Friday, August 23, 2013

20th Annual All Breed Canine Oktoberfest

Gulfstream Rottweiler Club and Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue are sponsoring the 20th Annual All Breed Canine Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 10 AM to 4 PM.  
Location of event is TY Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood, FL. We are pleased to welcome back Cox Radio’s 97.3 The Coast FM
Expect to enjoy Food, Doggie Games, Best Dog Costume Competition, $1000 Raffle and local Vendors selling the latest doggie gear and other goodies, plus a whole lot more. DOGGIE FUN ZONE, an amazing, thrilling and entertaining fun and run multi-dimensional lure motivated obstacle course where dogs can chase an elusive lure down straight-aways and around soft corners through a fully enclosed Gran Prix style raceway will be there.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Before You Add A Dog to Your Family, Consider This….

by David E. Neuwirth
I have been volunteering with several local dog rescue groups for years.  It can be frustrating to see so many dogs that have been abandoned due to their owner’s ignorance.  I understand that there are some unforeseen or uncontrollable situations that make it necessary for a dog to be re-homed, but in my experience, most cases of owner surrenders are due to human flaws.
            Adding a dog to your family is a commitment to that dog for the life.  Depending on the breed of dog, the average lifespan might range from 10 – 15 years.  The first question you need to ask yourself is, are you prepared to be committed to your dog for a decade or more?  I can’t tell you how many people have called a rescue to give up their dog because they just had a child, or got into or out of relationship.  If having a child or change of relationship status is going to cause you to dump your dog at a shelter; don’t get a dog to begin with. 
            I would bet that anyone involved in rescue will tell you many stories of people who abandon their dog after a divorce and equally as many stories of dogs being abandoned after a baby is born.  If you have a commitment to a dog and don’t think you can handle both a dog and a child than don’t get a dog if children are in your future.  Dogs are not a temporary stand in for a child; only to be forgotten and dumped once a child is born.
            Another reason that so many dogs of all breeds and mixed breeds end up in need of rescue is that people make an impulse decision without doing the research needed to find the best fit.  Some breeds are very active and require daily exercise; other dogs are more of a couch potato.  Some dogs are quite vocal; certain breeds need more mental stimulation; some breeds are more difficult to train.  There are breeds of dogs that require more grooming than others.  The bottom line is; find the dog that fits your personality, life style, level of experience in training and energy level.  Spend time learning about what will be required to properly care for your dog (including time commitments for exercise, grooming, training, etc. as well as financial needs).   For example, don’t get a Siberian Husky if you can’t deal with the shedding.  They do shed and if you do your research in advance, you will learn that shaving them is not a viable option (they can actually suffer from heat stroke if you shave them and take away their natural insulation.) 
            I am an advocate of rescuing / adopting dogs.  Please consider rescuing a dog before you buy a dog.  There are rescue organizations for just about every breed of dog.  There are also all breed / mixed breed rescues.  No matter what type of dog you are looking for, there is a non-profit, rescue to help.   If you decide to purchase a puppy, please do your research to find a reputable breeder.  Do NOT buy from a pet store (you will be purchasing / supporting puppy mill dogs).  Check references and do your research to find a respectable breeder. 
If you are willing to take the time to find the right dog to fit your lifestyle and commit to that dog for his or her entire life, you will find that your life will be enhanced more than you could have ever imagined. Dogs do require your time and energy, but they give back so much more than we could ever give them.



Compassionate Pug Rescue's Adoption Day & Fundraising Event

"Close Encounters of the Puggie Kind" - This is an Adoption and Fundraising Event for Compassionate Pug Rescue (CPR) Saturday, September 7, 2013. A portion of all sales at Harlo's Healthy Pets on 9/7 will be donated to CPR. CPR is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer run pug rescue organization based in South Florida. 

CPR accepts all pugs and occasionally other dogs on the brink of being put to sleep regardless of their condition, nurses them back to health and finds them a loving forever home. A portion of all sales at Harlo's Healthy Pets on 9/7 will be donated to CPR. 

MEET SOME OF CPR'S ADOPTABLE PUGS. 
There will be PUG ITEMS FOR SALE, RAFFLES, & GIVEAWAYS. All well behave animals on leash are welcome! NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE ALLOWED!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

10 am - 3 pm

Harlo's Healthy Pets

250 N Dixie Highway
#6
Hollywood, FL  33020
(between Taylor Street & Polk Street on the West side of the railroad tracks)

For more information:  954-667-7387




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs & Cats

by David E. Neuwirth
There are a lot of supplements available for your pet to help with a myriad of health issues.  One commonly used supplement is fish oil; mainly because it’s a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.  Some pet owners learn about fish oil for pets with skin or coat issues (such as dry or itchy skin, hot spots, etc.); however, dogs and cats with no known skin or coat issues will also see an improvement after using fish oil.  Your pet’s coat will become shinier and softer when supplementing their diet regularly with fish oil.  You might also find that your pet sheds less when incorporating fish oil into your pet’s regular diet. 
While many people have heard about fish oil benefitting the skin and coat, there are additional benefits to supplementing your dog or cat’s diet with fish oil.  The Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been shown to help reduce inflammation, making it useful for pets suffering from arthritis and stiff joints, allergies and even I.B.S (inflammatory bowel disease).  Omega 3 fatty acids help regulate the immune system, lower blood pressure, improve brain function and cognitive abilities.  Research has found that Fish Oil with Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA can reduce the risk of heart problems, making fish oil ideal for pets affected by heart disease.  Pets with cancer and kidney disease can also benefit from regularly taking fish oil supplements.
There are numerous types of fish oil products for pets on the market.  Usually fish oil is administered to pets in a gel capsule or liquid form.  I’ve used both with my pets, but found the liquid to be more convenient for me.  Grizzly Salmon Oil is a good quality, all natural product that is easy to use.  Grizzly Salmon Oil only uses wild caught Alaskan Salmon.  It comes in a pump bottle so it’s easy to use.  Just pump the fish oil on your pet’s food.  A chart on the bottle tells you how many pump strokes to use based on your pet’s weight.  Grizzly Pollock Oil is another alternative with many of the same benefits as salmon oil.
For pets suffering from extreme itching and skin issues, Ark Naturals’ Omega Mender! Itch Ender! combines wild fish oil with borage oil (a natural anti-inflammatory oil with benefits for healthy skin).  This product is also in a liquid form and is administered with meals.  Omega Mender, Itch Ender (formerly known as Royal Coat Express) is made in the USA.  NaturVet’s Unscented Salmon Oil is ideal for anyone who might not like to give their pet salmon oil without any smell.  Also, some cats can be more picky about salmon oil; unscented oil might work well for finicky cats.  Regardless of which salmon oil supplement you use, make sure you read the label for proper storage instructions and feeding guidelines. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (August 2013)

The August Pack Walk will take place on Sunday 25, 2013 at TY Park.

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!).

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) at all times.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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For more information:  954-667-7387

Friday, July 19, 2013

Are Your Dog’s Chicken Treats Made in the USA?

by David Neuwirth

            It seems like every so often there are multiple recalls for chicken jerky dog treats.  In most cases the treats use chicken from China.  Multiple companies use the same source of chicken for their treats, so it’s not surprising that the recalls will often involve several brands.  Once the news coverage and social media buzz diminishes, many consumers go back to buying low quality chicken treats for their beloved pets.
            I do not feed my dogs ANY treats (or foods) that have ingredients from China.  Many deaths have been linked to treats from China, so it’s hard to imagine why would anyone ever feed their pet these low quality treats?  My guess it’s probably a combination of ignorance and convenience.  Aside from the time shortly after a series of recalls, many pet owners aren’t thinking about the potential risks involved with the use of Chinese ingredients.
Quite a few companies have also been using creative packaging to make the Made In China difficult to find on the package, so it’s crucial to read the packaging carefully.  Some companies will put where the products are packaged or distributed (in the USA) in a larger font, but put the fact that the ingredients are from China in a less conspicuous location (in a small font) on the package, so it’s vital that you take the time to read the package carefully.  The low quality treats are often the most easy to find; they are everywhere (chain pet stores, grocery stores and in wholesale stores), making it convenient for pet owners to grab a bag just about anywhere.   
Good quality dog treats made with chicken raised in the USA with antibiotics or added hormones do exist.  Primal makes Chicken Shredders, a dog treat with just one ingredient:  100% chicken breast meat from chickens raised in the USA.  Bravo Bonus Bites Dry-Roasted Chicken Breast Treats are made with antibiotic-free poultry for a healthy, all-natural, grain-free dog treat.  Of course both of these companies make other types of treats with USA meats, including turkey, lamb, venison and buffalo.
I try to support local business whenever possible.  Recently I came across a dog treat that is made in Florida, using chickens that come from a farm in Florida, too.  Chicken Chips are made with 100% USDA Grade A, all natural chicken breasts (they are made from human grade quality chicken).  Chicken Chips are only 2 calories per chip so you don’t have to worry about too many calories with these treats.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Get A Life Pet Rescue's "Baby I'm A Star"

This is a fundraising event for Get A Life Pet Rescue.  A portion of all sales on 8/10/13 will be donated to the Get A Life Pet Rescue, a non-profit organization. Get A Life Pet Rescue is a non-profit, foster home only, quality of life-no kill organization dedicated to end pet suffering!

Free style dance performance by American Idogs.  Enter the Dog Talent Contest with a $5 donation

This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).

There will also be raffle prizes, free samples of food and treats from Stella & Chewys, Nature's Kitchen, My Doggy Delights, Sojos, Earthbath, Nupro, Tiki Dog, Babka Bars, Kat Walking Dogs and others.

You can meet some adoptable small dogs and learn about volunteer opportunities & how to become a foster home.

Call 954-667-7387 for more info

All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).


Saturday, August 10, 2013
11 AM - 3 PM
250 N Dixie Highway
#6
Hollywood, FL  33020 
(between Taylor Street & Polk Street on the West side of the railroad tracks)



Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (July 2013)

The next Pack Walk in the Park will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

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!). 

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) at all times. 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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For additional information: 954-667-7387


TY Park
3300 N Park Road
Hollywood, FL  33020


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another Natura Pet Recall

June 18, 2013

Dear Natura Family,

We have some sad news to share. We are announcing today a voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.
We made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3. Normally, this would have resulted in retrieval of product manufactured over just a few days. However, we are taking the additional precautionary measure to recall all products in the marketplace. Our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve.
Our decision allows us to ensure that all products available in the marketplace were produced after June 10, the date when we implemented additional finished product testing procedures with the guidance of industry experts.
Below this message you will find instructions on how to request a replacement voucher or refund. If you have any further questions, please contact us at http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.
We are truly sorry. We know this news disappoints you; we are disappointed too. Natura will always focus on high-quality ingredients, product safety and innovation in pet nutrition. We remain committed to making products you can trust.
Sincerely,
Employees of Natura Pet Products

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Boxer Benefit & Bake Sale at Harlo's Healthy Pets

  • This is a fundraising event for Boxer Friends, Inc. (A portion of all sales on 7/13/13 will be donated to the Boxer Friends, a non-profit organization). They are devoted to helping Boxers in need in the south Florida area. They rescue Boxers from shelters in south Florida before they are euthanized, and help displaced Boxers find new, loving, appropriate homes.
    This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).
    There will also be raffle prizes, free samples of food and treats from Stella & Chewys, Nature's Kitchen, Genesis, Sojos, Earthbath, Nupro, Tiki Dog, Nylabone, Kat Walking Dogs and others.
    You can meet some Boxers; learn about volunteer opportunities & how to become a foster, facts about Boxers, etc.
    All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).
    Call 954-667-7387 for more info


Saturday, July 13, 2013
10 AM - 3 PM

Harlo's Healthy Pets
250 N Dixie Highway
#6
Hollywood, FL  33020 


boxer

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Healthy Treats for Both Dogs & Cats

While the age old rivalry between dogs and cats may still exist, many families have at least one canine member and one feline member.  In most of these families everyone can coexist in a loving manner (with a few “sibling disputes” from time to time). 
Dogs and cats do have some different nutritional needs; however, there are many things that can be enjoyed by both canines and felines.  In general it seems that dogs receive more treats than cats; perhaps there are more treat products geared towards dogs?  You no longer have to worry about buying dog treats and then getting a guilt trip from the feline member(s) of your family.   There are quite a few quality treat options that can be given to both dogs and cats.  
While the list of differences between dogs and cats may be lengthy, they can both agree on their affinity towards fish.  Grizzly Salmon Fillet Treats are made of 100% Wild Salmon Fillet.  These treats can be broken into any bite size.  Salmon Fillet Treats are an all-natural treat and a good source of Omega-3’s that are beneficial for both canines and felines (and humans, but not sure you’ll enjoy these treats as much as your pet will enjoy them).  The Honest Kitchen also has a fish treat, called Wishes, that is suitable for both cats and dogs.  Wishes are made with 100% human-grade, wild caught Haddock. Like the Salmon Fillet treats, they can be broken into any bite size. 
Of course, fish is not the only treat option for all of your furry family members.  Bravo! has several freeze dried or dry roasted all natural treats for dogs and cats.  Bravo’s dry roasted treats are available in a variety of options, including venison liver, buffalo liver, turkey breast, and chicken breast.  Bravo only uses antibiotic-free poultry, fresh fish and grass-fed red meats in these, all-natural, grain-free snacks, so you can be confident that you are giving healthy treats to your pets.
Simplify your shopping list by including some of these treats for your pets.  As with any treat, moderation is the key (although all of these are pretty low calorie).  Always supervise your pet when giving any type of treat (safety first).





Monday, May 27, 2013

Pack Walk in the Park (June 2013) / 2 year Anniversary of Pack Walk in the Park

The June Pack Walk will mark the 2 year Anniversary of Pack Walk in the Park!

The June Pack Walk will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at TY Park.
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!).

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) at all times.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 (please arrive by 8:45 AM and allow time for entry, parking, etc).

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.
(located at 3300 N Park Road in Hollywood, FL)

*This event is sponsored by Harlo's Healthy Pets and Kat Walking Dogs

For additional information: 954-667-7387
TY Park
3300 N Park Road
Hollywood, FL  33020

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Help the Huskies at Harlo's Healthy Pets

This is a fundraising event for the South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. (SFSHRI) A portion of all sales on 6/8/13 will be donated to the SFSHRI, is a non-profit organization. They assist in finding homes for abused and/or neglected and abandoned purebred Siberian Huskies.

This is a great opportunity to support a local dog rescue organization simply by purchasing items you might need for your pets (food, treats, toys, grooming supplies, flea & tick prevention, etc.).

There will also be raffle prizes, free samples of food and treats for your pets from Maverick Pet Food (Nature's Kitchen & Genesis), Stella & Chewy's and more!

All social dogs (well behaved with humans and canines) are welcome. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash (No retractable / flexi leashes).


More info coming soon...you can also call 954-667-7387

Harlo's Healthy Pets
250 N Dixie Highway
#6
Hollywood, FL  33020