Health & Wellness
Why tick prevention is important all year long
Ticks are becoming more prevalent year round so protecting your dog from an illness like Lyme disease is becoming more important.
Resort Concierge
Basic pet first aid for common emergencies 

Bites, burns and boo boos happen. Knowing basic first aid and being prepared with a few essential supplies can help your pet until veterinary care is provided.

In The News
Announcing  Tips, Tricks & Games, a New Training Class 
Join expert trainer Derek Cotton for this exciting new training class
being offered on  Saturday, April 18 from 12-2pm.
  • Advanced obedience skills with a foundation for agility training
  • Learn games in class that can easily be played at home
  • Fun, non-competitive environment
  • Dogs must have basic obedience skills (participating dogs must not be aggressive toward other dogs and people)
  • Pet parents must attend the entire class

Only 10 students per class...

Call 215-345-6960 to enroll today!

Pet First Aid Next in Pet Welfare & Wellness Series
In partnership with the Bucks County SPCA, Holiday House Pet Resort & Doylestown Veterinary Hospital are pleased to announce a FREE pet education series! 
Limited seating; Registration recommended.  Don't miss the April presentation--register today!

April: Pet First Aid - 4/20 with Dr. Christina Moore at the Health & Wellness Center, Warrington
May: Benefits of Socialization & Training - 5/21 with Derek Cotton at Holiday House Pet Resort, Doylestown
June: Caring for a Senior Pet - 6/16 with Nikki Thompson at the Bucks County SPCA, Lahaska

Resort Tuck-in Story & Gourmet Treat for Spring
Our gourmet treat for spring features a seasonal favorite in our homemade Strawberry Banana Smoothie Treats. With Mother's Day arriving soon, our tuck-in story is Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric Hill.
Ask us how your pet can participate!  Call 215-345-6960 today.

Daycare teacher David Martin (pictured in the center) and many people throughout the community shaved their heads in support of 11-year-old Paige LaRosa   who is battling Ovarian cancer and currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.   
The Warrington Volunteer Fire Dept. hosted a Shave-a-Thon on March 31 to raise funds for Paige and her family. Hundreds of people came out in support, including area firefighters, police, rescue personnel... and Paige's principal at Titus Elementary! 

Holiday House Pet Resort & Doylestown Veterinary Hospital make the Bucks Happening List for 2015
Grooming Winner!
Boarding Finalist
Veterinarian Finalist
Thank you to all our wonderful clients for supporting us with your votes! Your pets are our passion. It's our pleasure to help you give your pets the very best care.

Ollie Gets a Makeover
Holiday House Pet Resort groomer Stacy volunteered to give a very special dog a much needed makeover. Almost Home rescued Ollie the Lhaso Apso. He desperately needed a bath and style to impress a potential forever family. Our grooming spa is a full-service salon that can make your dog or pet look and feel their best! 
Ollie looks really happy about his new look! 

Health Check      

Heartworm Prevention

Protect your dog and cat from the illnesses carried by infected ticks and mosquitos by properly administering oral and topical preventives.   

Tails from Daycare
No more snow in the play yard and an abundance of sunshine are great reasons to be outside. An Easterball Hunt kicked off April activities, and relaxing in the fresh air is a great way to recharge for more fun!
Community Events      
Look for Holiday House Pet Resort & Doylestown Veterinary Hospital at these upcoming community events:

Holiday House Pet Resort & Doylestown Veterinary Hospital are proud sponsors of the   2015 Bucks 5K Series.
Join us at these two races this month:
New Hope Solebury Upper Elementary, W. Bridge St, New Hope.
Saturday, April 12
Health & Wellness Center, Easton Rd, Warrington
Saturday, April 25

Stoneking Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, N. Main St, Lambertville
Saturday, April 18

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown
Friday - Sunday, April 24-26
Tips & Tricks     
Removing a Tick 

Here are tips for checking your dog for ticks: 

  • Perform a daily check
  • Long hair makes it difficult to easily spot a tick so run your hands all along the body, especially around the muzzle, ears, armpits and between paw pads.
  • Feel for bumps, swollen areas or things that require closer inspection

If you find a tick:

  • Use clean tweezers (or a tick removal tool)
  • Gently pinch the tick as close to the dog's skin as possible
  • Pull straight out from the skin with steady and firm movement until the tick is removed; do not yank or twist when pulling!
  • Place the tick in a container of rubbing alcohol, seal and date.
  • Call your veterinarian to decide if your dog should see a doctor or be monitored for symptoms of illness for period of time. 
  • Swelling and/or a rash may occur.

Ask your veterinarian about the best preventive treatment for your dog or cat and apply as directed.

Our Family 
Derek Cotton, Director of Training


Derek Cotton joins the Holiday House Pet Resort family to lead the training team and manage the daycare program. He is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, is certified in animal first aid, and enrolled in a continuing education program with the Animal Behavioral College studying dog and cat training. While living in Arizona, Derek managed a horse ranch and studied horse training which led to his passion working with herding breeds. He became a dog trainer in 1999 and started his own training business, The Grateful Dogs, in 2009. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2013 and volunteered with local rescues to train shelter dogs to help increase adoption rates. He worked with clients to address their dog's behavioral problems and strengthen the bond with their pet through agility training. Derek is excited about working with the Holiday House Pet Resort team to provide a diverse and effective training program for all levels of learning. He has four furry family members: Chili, a border collie; Batman, an Italian greyhound mix; Rambo, a bichon mix; and Catalina, his cat.

Doylestown Veterinary Hospital offers discounted Wellness Plans!
Each plan is designed to keep your dog or cat healthy for less by providing optimum veterinary care for every life stage. 
  • Convenient monthly payments
  • Unlimited complimentary doctor and nurse visits
  • Dental care coverage
  • Discounts on additional services
  • And much more...
Call 215-345-6000 for more information.

Free Premium Bath! 

Vaccinate your dog against Lyme Disease at DVH and Receive a Free Premium Bath at Holiday House Pet Resort! 

Clip this coupon or mention this NEWSLETTER OFFER to receive your card for a FREE Premium Bath at Holiday House Pet Resort Grooming Spa. 

Call 215-345-6960 to schedule an appointment at DVH or Holiday House Pet Resort Grooming Spa
Available at Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holiday House Pet Resort only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon cannot be redeemed for cash value. Offer expires 4/30/15.

A $5.95
Free Friday Yappy Hour Treat with 
any Activity Package!

GOOD FOR  one free FRIDAY YAPPY HOUR TREAT with any Activity Package while lodging at Holiday House Pet Resort in April and May. Your pup will go nuts over our special peanut butter and yogurt frozen treat. 

Must mention this NEWSLETTER OFFER when making your reservation at Holiday House Pet Resort to receive this special added to any Activity Package.   

To make a reservation, call 215-345-6000. 
Available at Holiday House Pet Resort only. Must purchase one of our discounted activity packages. Book your reservation and stay in April or May. Offer expires 5/31/15.