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MARCH  2020 NEWSLETTER

Are you feelin' lucky!?
 
Here are the highlights for this month:
 
~Fun Dog Fact
~Will You Adopt ME?
~FREE Going Home Bath?!?!?!?
~Why Do Dogs Howl?
~New Peak Rate Dates 
~Adoption Success Story
~Pet of the Month
~$5 Off Grooming Coupon
~$20 Off Boarding Coupon

We have 2 coupons at the end of the newsletter for you!  Be sure to scroll down and check them out.  We hope you enjoy March'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
    
There is a phenomenon called Frito Feet which causes dog's paws to smell like corn chips or popcorn. The smell comes from a mixture of bacteria and fungi on the floor that stick to the sweat of their paws.

Will You Adopt ME?
AZALEA
 
HUGGABLE AND SQUEEZABLE!

Meet Azalea! This sweet and lovable 2 year old kitty still has yet to find her forever home and we can't understand why. She is a favorite here at the resort and this incredible little lady has quite a story to tell! Azalea was about a year old when she traveled all the way from South Carolina with 5 kittens in tow. The amazing part is that only one of the kittens was actually hers. The other 4 came from 2 separate litters! So when they were in need of a mom, Azalea gladly took them in as her own. She unfortunately lost her own kitten, but did an outstanding job of raising the other 4 kittens. Her foster kittens have all found new homes, but poor Azalea still waits to find that dream home of her own. She is quiet, calm and very affectionate! She loves to play with toys! Azalea is well mannered and very laid back, loves people and does well with other kitties, but she would prefer a home without any dogs. If you would like to help Azalea's dreams come true, please call us at 724-573-4665 to set up an appointment to meet her. You won't be disappointed!

FREE Going Home Bath!? Here's How...
Does your dog love hanging out and playing with other dogs?  Does he/she enjoy making new canine friends? How about getting extra hugs, kisses, and yard time at NO EXTRA COST?!


Try boarding your dog in our Caribbean Condo room!

 This room is for social dogs weighing 50 lbs or less.  It is a great opportunity to maximize your pet's vacation fun at Paws Here Awhile, playing with other vacationers and spending extra time running around in our big yard!  At the end of the day, your pet will be nice and tired, and he/she will get to sleep in his/her own large condo crate.  It's a fantastic and fun way for your dog to stay busy and be happy!

SPECIAL SAVINGS ALERT!!! 
SAVE $25-$30!

Our first time vacationers in the Caribbean Condo will receive a  FREE Going Home Bath!  Just let us know your dog is brand new to our condo room and we will be sure you receive this special, limited time only discount!
 
Call and reserve your dog's space in the Caribbean Condo today!  
724-573-4665

Why Do Dogs Howl?

We have all heard our  dogs howl and wondered why they are, all of the sudden,  channeling their inner wolf. In all reality, while we don't quite understand it,  howling is your dog's way of communicating outside of barking and shrieking.  There are several reasons why your dog may be howling. And while you may find it  annoying or worrisome, some of the reasons are very simple:
  • For attention
  • To alert their owner to danger
  • Make contact and acknowledge other dogs
  • Response to high pitched noises or sounds
As harmless as those reasons are, all of your dog's howls may not be so trivial and  could signal a real issue with your dog. The worrisome reasons for your dog to howl:

  • Separation Anxiety: this only occurs when your dog is left at home alone or is separated from you for an extended amount of time. However, the howling is most often paired with another behavior such as pacing, scratching and digging.
  • Medical issues: your dog may be trying to tell you that something is physically wrong with them. If you hear your dog howling more frequently or perhaps in a shrieking manner, you should check your dog for visible injuries.  To endure there is no underlying medical issue, you should take to your vet. 
  • Sounds: There are certain sounds that can trigger howling in your dog, for example many dogs howl when they hear sirens. This kind of howling is generally contingent on when trigger stops and starts. It may be annoying but it is simply your dog being a dog.
Howling is a primal reaction that your dog has. Your dog is communicating with you  and other dogs around him. Unless it is incessant or urgent, you have a normal dog  that just wants to let you know what is going on.

Dog  Communication  
If you think about the origins of the domestic dog, a single wolf approximately 15,000 years ago, it makes sense that dogs do howl, as do wolves and coyotes. One theory is that the dog that howls for long periods of time is either bored or lonely. Another suggests they are searching for another canine or providing a location to a far away pack member. The howl is considered to be a long distance doggie telephone call since the long drawn-out sound can travel for distances of several miles thus alerting other dogs to their location or needs.
Most often today dogs howl when they hear other sounds that they perceive is a canine calling card such as a siren at a nearby firehouse. Perhaps the more recent sirens just didn't have the right pitch to kick in that ancient instinct to howl in your Poodle like the time in the car. I first observed one of my Norwegian Elkhounds howling because of the siren too. Howling is just another way dogs communicate with each other, just like dogs have different types of barking to communicate multiples needs. There is the "I'm happy to see you" bark, the "stranger in the yard" alert bark, the "I have to go outside to relive myself" bark, and so on.

Types Of Howling 
Besides the howl and the bark, let's not forget the "bay." Beagles often bay, which can be described as a sounding alarm that quarry is near or in sight. Below are three definitions from Merriam-Webster's which really sums up the differences between canine communication nicely:

  • Howl: to utter or emit a loud sustained doleful sound or outcry characteristic of dogs and wolves
  • Bark: of a dog : to emit or utter its characteristic short loud explosive cry
  • Bay: of a dog : to bark (as at a thief or at the game that is pursued) especially with deep prolonged tones 
So whether your dog is howling for friends, barking for fun or baying during the hunt, it's not so important to ask why they are doing it, but rather to listen what your dog is trying to tell you. 

Reminder: 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!
DUDLEY
Dudley settling right in!

Dudley (Berry) is doing great in his new home. He fit in with us instantly, and we couldn't be happier.
 
Dudley has the most wonderful temperament. He greets us everyday at the door when we come home from work. He likes to cuddle with us on the couch when we watch movies and loves to catch a snuggle every chance he can get. Dudley has the silliest personality and likes to "talk" to my fiancé from time to time. He loves the ice maker, playing with his toys, and watching golf on tv (he tries to chase the golf ball)!
 
Thank you again for everything and providing the perfect addition to our family!
 
Samantha

 
HAPPY TAILS, DUDLEY!
Pet of the Month
 The winner is...       

KODY!

Kody's family has been boarding with us for over 10 years now so his family knows the best vacation spot around for their pets.    Kody is their third pet to come to vacation with us!    He is an awesome guy and loves making new friends every time he visits.    As you can see, he is super cute and his gentle eyes just melt our hearts.    Kody also loves taking advantage of our vacation packages.    He especially loves all the extra petting and enrichment sessions.    We always look forward to seeing him and enjoying some great cuddle time!
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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