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JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

HAPPY 2020!!!
 
Here are the highlights for this month:
 
~Fun Dog Fact
~Winter Closing Dates
~Adoption Pets Coming Soon!
~Protect Those Paws In The Winter!
~New Peak Rate Dates Posted
~Adoption Success Story
~Pet of the Month
~$5 Off Grooming Coupon
~$20 Off Boarding Coupon

We have TWO coupons at the end of the newsletter for you!  Be sure to scroll down and check them out.  We hope you enjoy January's newsletter!

Sincerely,

All of us at Paws Here Awhile Pet Resort
316 Noll Road
Georgetown, PA 15043
P: 724-573-4665
Email: mail@pawshereawhile.com 
Fun Dog Fact
    
Like humans, dogs have a paw preference, generally favoring either the left or right paw to perform tasks.

ONE MORE TIME!
WINTER CLOSING DATES FOR 2020
We have officially chosen our 
temporary closing dates 
for this upcoming Winter in 2020.

We will be closed from 
Monday, January 6, 2020 to 
Sunday, January 19, 2020.

We will be back on our phones on Sunday, January 19, 2020, checking messages and returning calls.

We will reopen on 
Monday, January 20, 2020.  
Adoption Pets Coming Soon!
We plan on bringing in a new group of adoptable dogs and cats soon after we reopen in January!
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Keep checking our website by clicking here to view our adoptable cats and dogs:


We are so excited to bring in some more fantastic dogs and cats, and to help them find their forever loving homes!
Protect Those Paws in the Winter!
Winter can be a tough time for a dog's paws. Prevent weather-related paw pad injuries by following some basic tips and the use of products designed for paw protection.

One of the biggest threats to healthy paw pads is the salt used to melt ice on driveways, roads and sidewalks. Prolonged contact can lead to chemical burns on dog paws. If your dog is limping by end of a walk, deicing products may be hurting his feet. Try to keep your dog off the salty sidewalk (think grass or snow) whenever possible.

Another threat from deicers is ingestion. Dogs may lick their paws or your boots and ingest deicing salts. To prevent your dog from ingesting deicing salts, keep a shallow bowl of warm water and a cloth near the entryway to your home so that you can wipe your boots and your dog's paws when coming back inside.

Another common cause of sore paws during the cold winter months are the ice balls which form between the pads and toes of hairy-footed dog. To reduce the risk of ice balls, keep inter-pad hair trimmed neatly and short during the winter months.

Not only can hairy feet contribute to the development of ice balls on the feet, paw hair can retain a lot of those nasty deicing salts. If your dog has hairy feet, trim them throughout the winter.
Dogs left in the cold for long periods of times are also at risk for frostbite on paws and hypothermia. It is not advised that dogs spend hours in the cold. In winter, frequent short walks are better for your dog than a single long walk.

Bag Balm, a product available at nearly every pharmacy, applied in a thin layer daily or every other day should help keep your dog's paws from cracking and bleeding. Keeping a humidifier in the house should also prevent dry, itchy skin for both you and your pet.

Products For Protecting Dog Paws
There are many products designed to protect dog paw pads during the winter month, from pet safe deicing products to protective waxes and dog booties. Safe Paw is a common pet-friendly deicer, but sand, small stones, and kitty litter (non-clumping) are also options for deicing while protecting your dog's pads from injury and chemical burns. 

Musher's Secret is one o f the most popular paw waxes. Paw wax is applied to the pads of the feet before a walk, forming a protective barrier between the paw and the salty sidewalk or pavement. Paw wax will wear away after extended exercise, and should be reapplied before each walk.

The best protection for your dog's paws and pads are dog booties. Just as wearing boots in the winter protects your pads, dog booties will prevent injury to your dog's feet. Dog boots can protect your dog's paws from salt, ice balls, and cutting his pads on sharp items that may be hidden under the snow
or sharp ice. Proper sizing of dog booties is especially important in ensuring that the booties are comfortable for your dog to wear and maximize paw protection.

Dog booties may look silly, but really are the ultimate protection for your dog. Human snowsuits look silly also, but are they not the best for keeping sledding kids warm? Just as your kid may not want to wear a snowsuit, your dog may not initially like wearing booties. With a little time and patience, you can train your dog to love wearing his dog boots!

Article from https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-grooming/winter-dog-paw-care/ 

NEW Peak Rate Dates Posted!
We have posted the new Peak Rate dates on our website, and we are also sharing them here on our newsletter!


For those of you who do not know, these dates indicate a change in the daily boarding rates during our summer and holiday times.  

For more information, check out our Rate Page on our website by clicking here:


For any questions, please give us a call at 
724-573-4665.
Happy Tails!
LINK
Link giving and getting hugs!

Hey!  I just want to update y'all on Link, the pit mix I adopted from y'all. He's doing so good! He's blended in with the family and is now part of the pack! We all love him so much and he is bringing joy to everyone that meets him! Thank you so much for being part of this process and helping make this happen for me and my family!
 
HAPPY TAILS, LINK!
Pet of the Month
 The winner is...       

SKEETZ!

This is  Skeetz!  She is almost 11 years old and has been boarding with us for years.   Even though she is celebrating her golden years, she still enjoys a nice relaxing vacation at the resort.   She is a very lovely lady, and we always love when she comes to visit us.   We are hoping she has many more vacations planned with us in the years ahead!
Thanks for reading this month's newsletter.  See you next month!

Sincerely,

All of us at Paws Here Awhile Pet Resort
316 Noll Road
Georgetown, PA 15043
P: 724-573-4665
Email: mail@pawshereawhile.com 


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Georgetown, PA 15043
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If you are able to take a few minutes to write a review on Google, Yelp, the Yellow Pages, or all three, you can tell people exactly how much YOUR pet enjoys our resort!  We have provided a few links for you below.  




In appreciation for your help, you can choose either $20.00 off your pet's next vacation or $10.00 off your pet's next grooming appointment.

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