"They're part of the family,
March, 2007 Vol. 5 No. 3
so take them along!"
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images? Then you'll
want to read the NewsPetter
According to the
Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services Division of
Forestry, this is fire season. With
little rain this spring, things are dry in the
sunshine state and,
according to the experts, "The outlook for the
rest of the peak fire season is continuing hot
and dry weather with increasing fire danger
and fire potential." That means we all need to
stay alert and prepared
with supplies and an evacuation plan for
ourselves and our pets.
Speaking of emergencies, we're happy to
announce we're now carrying first aid kits - for
both humans and
pets - on FloridaPets.net at wholesale and
discount prices. Go here to
check them out!
And if you were wondering if spring truly
arrived, just ask Tess, pictured above,
modeling her adorable Easter bonnet. Move
over, America's Top Model, this Boston is
headed for Milan.
As always, we want you to know how much
we appreciate you for "tailing" along with
FloridaPets.net and the NewsPetter. We
welcome your comments and suggestions.
Petpalooza at Markham Park -Sunrise
Barkham at Markham Dog Park in Sunrise will
play host to you
and your companion animals at this year's
Petpalooza. The event will be held
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is one event that will
have everything a pet
person could desire, including:
Off leash doggie playground
More about Markham Dog Park...
K-9 sports Frisbee and fly ball
Micro chip clinic
Ask the trainer sessions
Vendors, exhibitors, speakers
The Magnificent Mutt contest finale
Kids' dance contest
Pet massage demos
Pet look-alike contest
Doggie ice cream and goodies
Boarding School for Obedience
or Boot Camp for Problem Dogs
Serving all of Florida
Right before we sent out this month's
NewsPetter, we found out Sarasota County will
be setting a public hearing on whether or not
doggie dining will become a reality in this part
of Florida. We've reported for some time now
doggie dining page the matter was "under
discussion." Seems so many people have
the county, asking for doggie dining, the
Commission decided to get beyond discussing
the issue by voting to hold a public hearing on
have yet to actually schedule the hearing, but
we're sure the people who wrote before - and
now, others of course - will remind them, if
necessary, then attend the hearing
once a day and time is set.
When the public hearing is scheduled, you
help by showing up in support of doggie dining
and, if you're not too shy to speak, you'll want
to have a small statement prepared for the
portion where they allow public input. If things
start dragging and you want to send
lawmakers a reminder to set the hearing,
here's the contact
information for the Sarasota County
More about doggie dining...
Portable, quick and easy clean up
What's great for visits to the dog park, the
beach, for doggie dining dates, hiking,
attending events, vacationing and more?
Freeze Spray, of course!
Here's a specially
spray that, upon contact, forms a frosty film on
dog or cat poop to harden the surface for
Cleaning up after your pet will soon
become law everywhere. So let Poop-Freeze
be your tool for portable, quick, safe, easy and
disposal of dog (or cat) waste. Even works on
Pet-Friendly Vacation Spot
Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar - Madeira Beach
The Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar is
oceanfront, relaxed, affordable and, best of
all, pet-friendly. This is the sister property of
The Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel.
A bit more laid back than the Resort, the
offers terrific accommodations for families and
others seeking more long-term stays.
Multiple pets are permitted, but
they must each be under 25 pounds. There is
a $25 pet fee per stay. A health certificate
signed and dated by a veterinarian within ten
days of the pet's stay must be
presented at check in.
Editor's Note: As always,
verify pet policy before making a reservation.
Beach House Suites by The Don CeSar info and reservations...
For those days you can't get home in
time...or when you must leave your pet in the
hotel room for a few hours.
Tips and Tails
Special announcements or news from readers
1. Pets - the new druggies?
to the Animal Health Institute, Americans
bought $2.9 billion worth of pet drugs in 2005 -
twice the amount spent in 2000. They've had
inspiration: The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approved more than 40
new pet drugs during those five years.
2. Help make sure condo owners
can live in peace with their pets. Sign the
petition at Citizens
for Pets In Condos.
3. In a related matter, urge your
lawmakers to VOTE FOR the Emotional
Support Animal Bill (HB1373 and S2816.)
Fnd your Florida
Legislator by zip code.
Time for the
subliminal message from
"Your pet's poop is your
everywhere you go. Good
Pet-friendly places to live in Florida...
From Our Readers
The picture purr-fect cat
Meet Ronnie Gant, very beloved
June Johnson of Orange
City. Ronnie Gant was named
for a former Atlanta Brave baseball player.
"My rascal is very protective of me and his
June said. "He's very alert when there is
someone else in the house and will sit
between me and an outsider."
June works with the group H.E.L.P.
which raises money for pet masks for fire
Find a companion for your adventures...