PhilaPets.com Newsletter: August 2008
In this newsletter...
We have a lot of great and important information in this month's newsletter including Winning Best of Philly®, follow-up from PhilaPets Community Night and the annual Carnivale of the Dogs in Rittenhouse Square! We hope you enjoy it.
Want to show off your pets? Just send us their pictures and we will make them forever famous in our client gallery. Their image will also show in the upper left-hand corner when you login to my.philapets.com.
Grinning this month are models, Anna, Gus, Georgia, and Phoebe.
PhilaPets.com Wins Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly®It's true! PhilaPets.com won Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly 2008® for "Pet...Everything"! It's right there in black and white in the August issue!
We are all so incredibly honored to receive this Philadelphian mark of distinction and take this opportunity to recognize all of our wonderful Pet Care Specialists. They work so incredibly hard under the hot sun and on frigid icy days to ensure that each and every animal that we care for gets the utmost care and attention. We are so proud to have each and every one of them as part of the PhilaPets Team.
We also want to thank you, our clients! Your kind words, encouragement, and ideas for improvement enable us to continually improve ourselves. We can't thank you enough!
First Ever PhilaPets Community Night a Success!
On July 21st, 2008, Dr. Garret Pachtinger, an Emergency and Critical Care Resident at the Matthew J. Ryan
Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke to over 80 PhilaPets clients and Pet Care Specialists
about how to prepare, recognize, and react in an animal-related emergency situation. He also talked about common
emergencies he sees in one of the busiest veterinary ERs in the nation.
See our Community Night page for more information about this and upcoming events.
The slides from the presentation (pdf ) are also available to download.
Carnivale of the DogsWhen: Saturday September 6, 2008 [10:00a - 2:00p]
Commerce Bank is hosting the 4th annual Carnivale of the Dogs and PhilaPets will be there too!
There will be lots of dog friendly activities, like: Doggy Costume Parade, Free Dog Portraits and Caricatures, Live Music, "Ask the Vet", and Children's Story Time
PhilaPets will be walking around lovable and adoptable dogs from the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS, previously PACCA). Last year, over 10,000 people attended the event. Come on down and say hello!
For more information see http://www.commerceonline.com/dogparade/
PhilaPets's own Betty Sorel on Animal Cops: Philadelphia!
Animal Planet and the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have teamed up for the newest animal welfare reality series.
Animal Cops: Philadelphia follows the work of the Pennsylvania SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement team as they investigate cases of animal cruelty; rescue sick and abused animals and fight for justice on their behalf, and our very own past Pet Care Specialist Elizabeth "Betty" Sorel is part of the team!
Together the team rescues over 10 000 animals each year in their mission to give hope and create happy endings out of tragic situations from mass animal hoarding; pitbull and rooster fighting; deliberate abuse and gross neglect. Animal Planet's cameras go with them in this exciting new series premiering in 2008 with 10 episodes as each day brings something new and unexpected.
DogGuide.net story: Outline of dog training method "Nothing in Life is Free"
DogGuide.net, with our very own Dan Stein contributing, is intended to provide concise but highly relevant information to
common folks looking for a family dog. "Nothing in Life is Free" is a training method that really can work to create a solid relationship
between you and your dog.
For more information read this article.