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 2011 Summer With Your Pets

Summer is here!

Learn about the benefits of taking your dog camping, and have a chuckle at the Cats' Rules of Etiquette.

Don't miss "Toby", our current foster dog, who is looking for his forever home!

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Adopt Me!
Holiday Pet Care works with wonderful organizations such as O.R.A.(Organization for the Rescue of Animals) helping to socialize and train homeless dogs so that they can become more adoptable.  We reserve a couple spaces in our Boarding for Foster dogs in need. 
Toby, HPC Foster Dog
Toby at the dog park with Cheryl
Our current foster dog, "Toby", is looking for a new home!


Toby is a lovable 2 year old, neutered, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle mix. He loves spending time with all his friends in our dog playroom, as well as lounging on the bed while chewing on one of our many toys. One of his favorite activities includes playing fetch, although sometimes getting the toy back can be challenging.


Toby loves to be around people, as well as other dogs, and is very affectionate towards all the Staff here at HPC. He would make a great addition to a family, who understands the needs of a dog with separation anxiety, and is willing to work with him.  The ideal family should not have small children.


Please pass this on and help us find Toby his forever home!


For more information on Toby, please contact O.R.A. (Organization for the Rescue of Animals).

Here is his page on Toby  


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Rules of Etiquette for Inexperienced Cats
Sara the Siamese
  • Determine quickly which guest hates cats. Sit on that lap during the evening. They won't dare push you off, and will even call you "nice kitty." If you can arrange to have cat food on your breath, so much the better.
  • For sitting on laps or rubbing against trouser legs, select colors that contrast with your own.
  • Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything. Just sit and stare.
  • For guests who say, "I love kitties", be ready with aloof disdain, claws applied to stockings or a quick nip on the ankles.
  • If you have to throw up, get into a chair quickly. If you cannot manage this in time, get to an Oriental rug. Shag is good!
  • Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get one open, stand on hind legs and hammer with forepaws. Once the door is opened for you, it is not necessary to use it. You can change your mind. When you have ordered an outside door opened, stand half in and half out and think about several things. This is particularly important during very cold weather or mosquito season.
  • If one person is busy and the other is idle, sit with the busy one.
  • For book readers, get in close under the chin, unless you can lie across the book itself.
  • For ladies knitting, curl quietly into lap and pretend to dose. Then reach out and slap knitting needles sharply. This is what she calls a dropped stitch. She will try to distract you. Ignore it.
  • For people doing homework, sit on the paper being worked on. After being removed for the second time, push anything movable off the table -- pens, pencils, stamps -- one at a time.
  • Get enough sleep during the daytime so that you are fresh for playing at night between 2 am and 4 am.
Is Camping With Your Dog A Good Idea? 

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Anywhere that you go outdoors is completely appropriate for your dog as well, right? While many pet owners believe that as long as they are not going onto someone else's property or indoors where pets are not welcome, that it is completely appropriate to bring their dog along. While this is not always true, taking your dog camping with you is a great idea for many reasons.

Physical Exercise

Dogs need to stay active just as much as humans do. Right now we are facing an obesity epidemic, not just with the human population but with the domesticated dog population as well. More and more pets are becoming overweight and struggling with many of the same health problems that humans face as a result of carrying too much excess fat stores on their body. The best way to combat this and ensure your dog isn't one the unlucky who suffer from obesity is to get them outdoors and moving around on a consistent basis.

Camping trips are excellent sources of physical activity because you are outdoors and have access to a wide variety of recreations. You can take your dog on hikes in the nearby woods or for strolls around the camping site. You may also be able to find them a grassy area to just run around or play fetch and Frisbee. If there is a stream or creek on the campgrounds, your dog may enjoy swimming or splashing around on a hot day as well.

Bonding Time

When you get out in the wilderness with your dog, you will bond with them in ways that just can't happen at home sitting on the couch. Camping offers a lot of uninterrupted time to pet and love on your dog as well as some time to sit and enjoy looking around at the beautiful scenery together.

Of course, all of those physical activities are great for bonding and enjoying one another as well!

Article by Kelly Marshall of Oh My Dog Supplies, check out their selection of large dog beds online.



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