Pets Are Inn Newsletter                                                                               February, 2012
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Featured Pet: Lily
Coping with the Elderly Pet
Max's Helpful Hint. Coyotes!
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Feb. 16th - April 15th
High Season at Pets Are Inn

(deposit required for reservations and high season cancellation 

policy in effect)

Sunday, March 11th

Daylight Savings Begins!


Friday, April 6th

Passover Begins


Sunday, April 8th

Easter   *** 

*** There will be no transporting of pets.

Lily morrison taking a nap at Lucille's
Featured Pet: Lily 

Lily enjoys taking a nap at her host, Lucille's.  Lily is an 8-year old, long haired mini-dachshund.  She lives in St. Louis Park with her Mom, Jean. She will be staying with us again in May when her Mom is climbing Mount  Kilimanjaro.

Winter is finally here with a storm predicted for later today. Not sure if we are ready for the white stuff that we have not seen much of this year.

Spring Break is just around the corner so it is best to make your reservations now versus waiting.  The busiest week is the first week of April.  


Due to the warm weather, we have heard from groomers that they have seen FLEAS!  Therefore, we are requesting that your pet be treated with flea preventative prior to their lodging with us. 


Thanks,  Ann


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elderly DogCoping 
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Elderly Pet

You may notice your dog getting up more slowly after a nap. Your kitty may not jump up on high surfaces as often as she used to. Your pet may startle when you come up behind him.  


As they grow older, pets encounter problems getting around, decreases in eyesight and hearing and other age-related changes.


No matter your pet's age, you should discuss any behavioral or physical changes you notice with your veterinarian first, to rule out an underlying condition.


If it turns out the problems are a natural result of getting older, don't despair. There are many, many things you can do as a pet owner to help your senior dog or cat adjust to the changes brought on by aging and continue to enjoy an excellent quality of life.


The topic of elderly pets is getting a lot of attention these days because companion animals are living longer, and pet parents are interested in keeping their aging four-legged family members happy and healthy in their golden years.


Create a Lifetime of Good Health for Your Pet

One of the best ways to keep your pet in good shape throughout his life is to focus on three aspect of good health: appropriate nutrition; a sound, resilient body; and a balanced, functional immune system.

  • Feeding your pet the diet nature intended him to eat builds a foundation for vibrant health. Many pets develop allergies to certain foods mainly corn and grains. Read the ingredients of your pet food. If one of the first five ingredients is corn or some other type of grain you may want to gradually switch to a different food.
  • Keeping your companion well-exercised  prevents obesity and the health issues it creates in middle-aged and senior pets. Physical activity throughout your dog's or cat's life will also keep her mind stimulated and help prevent or delay cognitive decline.
  • A balanced immune system responds appropriately to protect your pet from opportunistic pathogens, but doesn't overreact, creating allergic conditions or an autoimmune disorder. The best way to keep your dog's or cat's immune system strong is to avoid over-vaccinating your pet.

I also recommend that you visit with an Animal Chiropractor or someone involved with Healing Touch for Animals�  or energy work. Both treatments can assist your pet in movement and overall health and quality of life. 


Helpful Hint

We've all heard the terrifying stories of Coyotes in the suburbs.  They hsve become very brazen.  Here are a few tips to help you live with them and keep them away from me and my fellow pets:
  • Run at them, making noise and waving your arms until they are out of sight.
  • Never confront a coyote that cannot get away or appears ill.
  • Pick up fallen apples. Never feed pets outside or leave food where it is accessible.
  • Keep cats inside and never leave dogs outside alone.
  • Screen in spaces under decks and eliminate hiding places.
For more information, check out this article that appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on February 13th that addressed the concept of Hazing Coyotes.
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Thank you for telling your freinds and neighbors about our service.  It is truly appreciate.  About 40% of our new business is from referrals, whether it is clients, vets, groomers and friends.
If a new client uses Pets Are Inn and mentions your name, we will send you a referral coupon which can be applies to your pet's next stay. 

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Guidelines and Policies

  • Lodging and transportation rates are subject to change without notice.
  • A deposit is required during peak season, for new clients and for existing clients with a new pet.
  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. It is to your advantage to book early.
  • Pets (both cats and dogs) must be on a topical flea preventative to be administered prior to lodging. (Required during flea season; check the office when making your reservation.)
  • Changes in reservations with less than three (3) business days notice will be assessed a $10 administrative charge. This includes time restrictions. Changes and/or new reservations with less than 24-hour notice will be assessed a $25 charge.
  • Medication instructions must be in writing and meds are to be clearly identified. Instructions for the easiest method of administering are greatly appreciated.
Reservation/Cancellation Policies

Non-Peak Reservations:

New customers and new pets (existing customer) will automatically forfeit their $50 deposit per pet. Notification three business days or less of scheduled pickup results in a charge of 50% of the total reservation charge.

Peak Time Reservations:

There is a $50.00 per pet non-refundable deposit for each reservation during peak times. You will lose your deposit if you cancel. If the reservation is canceled three business days or less of scheduled pickup, 100% of the total reservation cost will be assessed. Please check Mark Your Calendar for peak times.

Changes in Reservations:

There is a $10 administration charge if changes are made three business days or less from scheduled pickup or drop off. This also pertains to last minute time restrictions. If someone is not home when we pick up or drop off, or if we have to come back, an additional charge will be assessed. A change with less than 24 hours notice will be assessed a $25.00 charge.

This includes time restrictions placed on the pickup or drop-off.