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s I sit here writing, I finally feel like summer is arriving. With the past few weeks of rain, I think we were all starting to feel the effects. But, (fingers crossed) today is a beautiful and balmy 80 degrees and has me thinking about all the possibilities!

I’m hopeful that the rest of the summer will be like today because you may not have noticed but there are oodles of great events going on in the area. These events are not just about fun in the sun with your pups, but many are fundraisers to help support our areas homeless animal shelters and rescues. Given the state of the economy, these shelters can really use your support, and if there is one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that giving of yourself by volunteering or donating gives back tenfold. I know many of you are strapped for cash or looking for jobs, but sometimes the best thing to do is to extend a hand and then enjoy the pleasure you feel when you’ve helped someone else in need. Now if there is another thing I’ve been reminded of lately, it’s that after you have given of your time, you should also make time for yourself. If you’re reading this, chances are you are lucky enough to share your life with a pet, which means you already know how great it is to take a relaxing adventure with them. In honor of pampering yourself and your pets, we have featured a great article on visiting Block Island with your dogs. So, if you’re short on funds but want to feel like a million bucks, think about a day trip to Block Island where for the cost of a ferry ride, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in paradise. Whatever you do this summer, we hope you relax, de-stress, and remember the important things in life. Sincerely, Stephanie Georgia Editor

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Walk ‘N Wag is an 8-week fitness initiative for owners and their dogs to help reduce canine obesity. Participants can register for Walk ‘N Wag and begin their fitness program on September13th at the Providence Animal Rescue League Pet Walk RI. The the pet walk is happening in conjunction with the Pet Health Fair. Great prizes like an ipod, doggy spa day, and $100 cash will be awarded at the end of the 8-weeks! For more information about these events, please call Sue at 401-751-0944 or log on to www.rivma.org.

Dog Snatcher

Dogs are often used to fight crime, but one opportunistic canine decided to turn the tables on that arrangement. The perfect place for a heist? A grocery store. Forget banks! Cash doesn’t taste good. After staking out the front to make sure he had a getaway route, the dog sauntered in through the main door like he owned the place. He even gave one cashier a friendly sniff, as caught on security cameras. Waltzing straight over to the pet food aisle, the dog snatched a rawhide bone. But then, just as he was making his way out the door and planning his life in crime, the store manager blocked the exit. “Drop it!” he commanded. At this point, the shrewd thief did a quick assessment. Hmmm … the manager wasn’t holding a rolled-up newspaper, and he only had two legs – no contest in a chase. The dog couldn’tsee how the manager could reclaim the loot, so he bolted and hasn’t been seen since.

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There are thousands of books already published about dogs, so why should you glance at Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater? As you flip through the pages of this book, you will discover a world that has existed for our beloved canines that we’ve rarely had a chance to see – dogs enjoying the freedom of the water – the weightlessness they feel as

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rooke Mayo will tell you that her career as a photographer started with dogs. She actually had an interest in dogs longer than photography, but a series of dog portraits from her uncle really piqued her interest in capturing dog’s moments with a camera. “Combining the best of both worlds; photography and dogs, has allowed me to grow as an artist.” After studying photography at Appalachian State University and The University of Western Sydney in Australia, Mayo worked with Joyce Tenneson and Lois Greenfield in New York City. Traveling to some of the most fascinating places on earth allowed her to gain experience and solidify a love of photography. During this time, Mayo also realized that her childhood home was a place she wanted to call “home” again, and moved to North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2003. Brooke Mayo has been photographing weddings, portraits and dogs for more than six years and is recognized as one of the Outer Banks’ leading photojournalists. She is currently producing an underwater art book called, Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Dogs at Play, which documents “diving dogs” at play. Brooke is also offering destination doggie shoots, traveling around the country photographing dogs on land and underwater.

While a major part of Mayo’s photography business is weddings, it’s the “Underwater Dogs” project that truly captures her heart. “I thrive on the unseen moments underwater, those few precious seconds that are missed observing playtime above water. Taking my camera below the surface of the water allowed me to explore another world that creates so much joy for dogs.” Mayo lives in North Carolina’s Outer Banks with her husband John Wright, a winemaker and her dogs Weebler and Biskers.


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If you would like to see more of Brooke Mayo’s beautiful underwater dog images, buy the book or hire Brooke (yes, she’ll travel to you) to capture your pooch underwater, you can find her online at:www.brookemayo.com and www.underwaterdogs.com


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Is your landscaping going to the dogs?

DOG-SCAPING 101 written by Susan Parker

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s a successful garden designer and gardener in the late 1990’s, I designed many gardens for weddings as well as worked as a garden designer for a golf course. While I still putter in my own garden, my love of dogs seems to have outweighed my love of plants. But with plenty of trial and error, I have come up with some very productive ways to enjoy both. Believe it or not, you can have both dogs and attractive landscaping just by becoming a bit creative, but dogscaping does come with a few compromises. Hardscape Dogs and lawn grass don’t mix well, so for small areas, consider switching from a grass to hardscape. Hardscape consists of stone walls, brick patios, tile paths, and wooden arbors. Anything used in landscaping that is not part of the softscape can be considered a hardscape element, including water fountains, statues, large rocks, bridges and yes, even pink flamingo’s. Dedicate a special place in your yard for pets that have passed away by using statues, flowers, and stepping stones. this is a nice way to memorialize pets that have crossed over to the rainbow bridge. If you use lumber in any of your designs, make sure it does not contain preservatives and is not treated with CCA, which has been linked to disease. Stone and masonry are great for dog landscaping because they minimize the mess dogs make through urination, digging and wear & tear. Crushed stone mulch is is another good hardscape. It maintenance-free, holds up to dog traffic, and provides a sharp look. Grass & Dog Spots If you have to have a “green carpet” of grass, consider

switching to a different type of grass. Some grasses hold up better to paw traffic than others. A cool-season grass you may wish to try is Kentucky bluegrass. Using a tougher type of grass will solve only one lawn-care problem encountered in landscaping with dogs: wear and tear on grass. It will do nothing to solve the problem of “dog spots.” Dog spots are the yellow spots on grass caused by the nitrogen and salts in dog urine. Urine is alkaline and contains salt that slightly alters the soil pH. There is a type of “green carpet” that solves the problem of dog spots: clover. Clover lawns have advantages over grass lawns. Clover doesn’t stain the way grass does after being subjected to dog urine. I have also seen some useful peeing fire-hydrant for dogs to pee on… plastic fire hydrants are approximately 18” X 8” and are also an excellent conversation piece. Affix the hydrant to a spot on your lawn where you would like your dog to pee regularly. Do not let poop sit in your yard; try always to pick it up soon after the dog eliminates. Having a doggie poop bag station in the back yard makes clean ups fast and easy. Fertilizer & Mulch During the spring and summer people fertilize their lawn to keep it healthy and green. Fertilizer itself is not bad; but for animals it is definitely bad. Be extremely careful using fertilizers for lawns or plants when you have a dog yard. When fertilizing your lawn, do the front and the back sections at separate times, so your dog can have one yard. Keep dogs and cats away from newly fertilized lawns and gardens and away for pesticides, too. If possible, keep your dog in a fenced backyard without chemicals. Too many pets become sick and die after eating plant food or fertilizer. Before adding ornamental plants to your yard, find out if they’re toxic to animals. Your dog should wait at least 24


hours after you fertilize, to be able to use the lawn. NEVER use Coco mulch in your yard as it is toxic to dogs and many dogs are are attracted to the scent and will eat the mulch. Fences and Borders for Dog-Friendly Yards One way to keep dogs away from the plants in your yard is to build fences around them. Plant some flowers behind a white picket fence, giving your yard an English country garden look. Raised beds work well and are easy to fence around. Mulch that’s uncomfortable or uneasy to walk on will discourage pet traffic where you don’t want it. One idea is a thick carpet of pine cones in front of the raised beds. How to create the path of Least Resistance for Dog-Friendly Yards If a fence surrounds you yard, don’t try to grow plants in the area next to the fence. Dogs are territorial; their favorite path in a fenced-in yard will be right along the edge. Unsightly “dog paths” are the result of this very predictable behavior. Rather than fighting it, go with it and plan your yard around your dog’s predictability. An easy way is to install stone walkways over already existing dog paths. Now everyone is happy. The dog still has its path, and you have a better looking yard. Lining the pathways with soft materials pine needles, leaves, wood chips, bark chips etc. is a good idea. Uncomfortable paving will send dogs on different paths. Digging Some dogs are just going to dig. One solution is to add a sandbox in another section of your yard. When you see your dog starting to dig in an unapproved area of the yard, clap your hands loudly to interrupt the dog in action. Then immediately take him to his approved digging area, and praise him for digging there. What about container gardens? Container gardens are a wonderful solution for pet people, and they are easy to maintain. Vegetables can also be planted in containers. One of my favorite container’s to create is an herbal container that I keep on my steps near my kitchen door. Be creative using hanging baskets & window boxes. Growing plants in pots can also discourage the neighborhood cats from using your garden as a kitty toilet. It also helps fend off slugs. If you’re growing berries in containers, it’s easy to put netting over the plants (or move the pots) so the birds don’t get all the berries before you have a chance to eat them. Pine Tree, Maple Tree, Forsythia, Mimosa Tree, Aucuba, Birch Tree, Butterfly Bush are some sustainable trees and plants that have made it through years of dog trampling and peeing in my own yard. Teaching good backyard behavior Do not punish a dog for making a mess in the yard. Correct your dog only when you catch him in the act. Teaching your dog good behaviors will help him focus on learning what you want him to do, rather than what you don’t want him to do. When your dog engages in an undesirable activity, redirect him to a permissible activity. Dogs make messes because they have nothing else to do with their time. • Play with your dog in the yard; give him long walks daily (off the property for mental stimulation) • Provide him with safe, outdoor as well as indoor toys. My dogs love to hang out on an old wooden picnic table. It makes them feel like king of the mountain and Continued on page 16

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Alphabetical listing of poisonous plants by common name & Category • Bulbs: Amaryllis, Autumn Crocus, Daffodil, Day Lily, Elephant Ears, Gladiolas, Hyacinth, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Orange Day Lily, Tulip • Ferns: Aparagus Fern, Australian Nut, Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern), Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather), Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern • Flowering Plants: Cyclamen, Hydrangea, Kalanchoe, Poinsettia • Garden Perennials: Charming Diffenbachia, Christmas Rose, Flamingo Plant, Foxglove, Marijuana, Morning Glory, Nightshade, Cherry • Sago Palm Many stores stock  their shelves with a plant called the “Sago Palm”. The “Sago Palm” a decorative houseplant. If your pets ingest ANY part of this plant it will  cause liver failure. Even with aggressive veterinary treatment 70% of these pets will die.  Keep your househol free of this plant.   Continued on page 24

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Block Island Photo’s by Fetching Photography www.fetchingphoto.com I should first start by telling you that Block Island is one of my favorite places on earth! From the beautiful beaches and breathtaking vistas to the wonderful restaurants and bars, this island is a vacationers dream. But in my opinion, taking your best friend is what truly makes it a vacation. With a population of just 1000 residents and untold numbers of dogs, this 7 mile long, 3 mile wide island is a true paradise offering you and your pup the time of your life!

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While I think Block Island is an uber dog vacation spot, there are only a handful of places that you can bring your dog overnight. But, I found a few notable inns which are steps from the ocean and welcome dogs of any size. The first on our list is

The Gothic Inn, which is situated by the sea in the heart of the historic district, combines the convenience of location with the warm hospitality of a family run country inn. Innkeepers Toube, Ken, and Bennet Wohl are not only incredibly welcoming, but they are also avid dog lovers. Guests with dogs are welcome to stay in the inn’s annex building that has 4 apartments. Apt. 11, where I stayed, has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a fully functioning kitchen and cozy sitting area. What I love about this place is not just the proximity to the beach and town, but the beautiful back yard complete with grill, outdoor shower and sitting areas. After a day of running around the beaches and bars with the pups, I truly looked forward to the ease of rinsing “everyone” off in the outdoor shower and just relaxing in the grass. And if that were not enough, no need to worry about breakfast because each morning guests


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are welcome on the porch or in the sunny sitting rooms for a wonderful continental breakfast. The Gothic Inn recommends booking early or during late season, as the dog friendly rooms do go quickly. To make a reservations contact the Gothic Inn at (401) 466-2918 or visit www.thegothicinn.com Another best bet for dog friendly accommodations is The Blue Dory Inn. This unique inn offers luxury suites, charming cottages and quaint houses with the beach at your doorstep. All the rooms have private baths, carpeting and are filled with antique décor. What I was surprised to find out is that not only is there no size limit on dogs, but there is no limited to the number of dogs you are allowed to bring! For reservations and information, please call (800) 992-7290 or visit View at the www.blockislandinns. Blue Dory Inn com Some other pet friendly options are: • The Island Home www.theislanhome. com Phone: (401) 466-5944I • The Inn at Block Island, open May - October (877) 324-4667 www.theinnatblockisland.com Continued on page 20

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Lisa & Henry wait for the ferry to pull out of port.

Harvey waiting outside of the pet friendly Juice & Java

A great resource where you can find links to rental agencies and private rentals is: www.block-island-family-vacation.com

What To Do With Your Dog You will find plenty to do with your pooch while visiting the island, however I highly recommend you do not bring animal aggressive dogs. While there is a leash law in town, it’s not unusual for a local dog to come walking up to say hello at anytime.

Beaches

One of the biggest reasons I love taking my dogs to Block Island are the beaches. They are clean, clear and beautiful, and yes, dog friendly! Block Island’s dog ordinance allows leashed dogs on any beach any time. And guess what, they also allow unleashed dogs on all beaches with only one exception, Crescent Beach. This is the area on the eastern side of Block Island from the breakwater at the Surf Hotel to the northern boundary of Mansion Beach . The city ordinance states that unleashed dogs are not allowed on Crescent Beach in the summer season (June 1 to October 1) after 9:00 a.m. and before 6:00 p.m. But, are allowed off leash in the off season (Oct. 1 to May 31) anytime. Also, when the endangered “Piping Plover” birds are nesting in the sand dunes (Spring & Summer), you will be reminded to stay out of the dunes. Kelly Walsh, creator of the website “Block Island Family Vacation,” has a specific page dedicated to visitors bringing dogs (www.block-island-familyvacation.com/dog-friendly.html). She tells us

The Southeast Lighthouse.

Simon naps as the sun sets on Crecent Beach.

that while Block Island beaches are open for dogs, it’s not recommended to go where there are lots of people.” “I do run into problems here, even though the ordinance allows dogs to be off leash on most beaches, you still get some flack from people on the beaches.” What I try to do as a year round resident and dog owner is be responsible for my dog and respectful of others who are trying to preserve the island. Some dogs need to be on a leash for their own safety as well as others, while other dogs clearly listen to commands and can be off leash and close to their owners.” Hiking There are miles of great trails to take your dog hiking on Block Island. The dog friendly Greenway Trails is great exercise for both of you. Caution: You may not want to hike the trails in the off season especially if your dog likes to chase deer. Bow Hunting begins in October and hunting season lasts all winter. Check the newspaper for dates. Afternoon Cocktails If you’re more of a people watcher, there are some great locations to just plant yourself with your dog and people watch all day. One of my new favorites is Paynes Dock in New Harbor. There is a great bar with outdoor seating located directly on the dock. It’s a great little nook surrounded by amazing sailboats, yachts and seaman galore. There are a few other bars in town that will let you lounge with your pup while sipping a cool summer cocktail; The Albion Pub, Captain Nick’s (daytime only), and Aldo’s, just to name a few. Farmers Market If you happen to be on Block Island on a Saturday or Wedenesday, you may want to stop by the dog


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friendly farmer’s market. Saturday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM June 20 to October 10, 2009 at Negus Park and Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Manisses Corner. It’s a great place to see, smell, and buy some local food and art. Shopping There are lots of great little shops in town next to Old Harbor; unfortunately your dog is not normally allowed inside, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Sometimes the shop keepers will watch your dog just outside for you while you peruse their store. Don’t forget to stop by Block Island’s only pet boutique - Island Dog, to pick up an Island Dog T-shirt or gift. Kayak The Bay If you are lucky enough to have a dog who is comfortable on a kayak, I encourage you to take a sunset tour around the bay and throughout the network of waterways. This is such a nice way to see boats, wildlife and even some backyards. But do not take a dog that is not a seasoned kayaker, as there is a great deal of wildlife that would be quite enticing to a dog who is not used to staying in the boat on command. There are a number of kayak rental locations that are easily found on the island, or do what I do and bring your car full of kayaks and dogs onto the ferry! It does make things a bit easier and cheaper, but you have to book way in advance and have parking lined up with your hotel.

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Organic Frozen Yogurt Smoothies Official Red Sox & Yankees Bandanas and T Shirts Expanded Selection of Organic & All Natural Dog/Cat Food Addiction Artemis Canidae Dr. Harvey’s EarthBorn Holistic EVO Fromm Merrick Natural Planet Organics Orijen Solid Gold Taste of the Wild The Honest Kitchen Wysong & Innova Low Fat (cat food)

Sunday, September 27th at Goddard Park in Warwick/East Greenwich RI.

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Hound Hike Pet Walk/Fundraiser All money raised goes towards the shelter, food and medical care of the area’s homeless animals. • Regristration begins at 12:00PM. • Fee per hiker is $20.00. • The 2 mile walk starts at 1:00PM. • The first 150 registrants receive a bag of goodies for you and your dog. • Those who raise $50 receive a free 2009 Hound Hike tee shirt.

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JULY

July 26th 1st Annual Bike Run for Animals Depend On People Too Run starts at 12 noon from Mark’s Big River Inn, 809 Noseneck Hill Rd. W. Greenwich, RI Rain or shine! $20 per driver/$10 for passenger. Raffles, Games, Contests, Live Band - Relappse. BBQ to follow at Big River Inn. BBQ for all other $10 with kids under twelve $5. Child Friendly! Ticket Info call: 401.826.0320 or Sage999cat@cox.net July 31st Low-cost spay/neuter clinic The monthly pre-paid low-cost clinics are in cooperation with Humane Association of Northwestern RI, the SNYPP Clinic, and Defenders of Animals, Inc. The low-cost clinics are held at the SNYPP Clinic, 9 Church Street, Pascoag, RI. Cost: $65 per cat, which includes rabies and distemper shots, a check up, and the spay/neuter procedure. By appointment only!! Please call Defenders of Animals, Inc., at 401-461-1922 for details.

AUGUST

August 8th CumberlandFest Amateur Dog Show Saturday, August 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Rd, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI Bring your family & furry friends for the fun. Dogs are welcome at Cumberlandfest on this day only Until 6:00 pm. For more info visit: www. cumberlandfest.org August 9th Bark in the Park The 2009 Bark in the Park will be held Aug. 9 from 11 am to 5pm at Kennedy Park in Fall River. If you are interested

or would like more information please visit our website at www. franimalcoalition.com or email us at FRAnimalAwareness@yahoo.com or dasher02715@yahoo.com. August 9th New England Disc (Frisbee) Dog Club will perform at 3:30pm at the CumberlandFest For More Info: Call Judy at 401-339-0667 jquaglia3@cox.net or visit www.cumberlandfest.org August 14th & 15th My Famous Dog Casting Call This summer, dogs from across the state will vie for the honor of being one of Rhode Island’s “Great Dogs.” YOUR dog could be named one of 13 Great Dogs of Rhode Island, appear in the calendar, and gain widespread fame through media coverage of this one-of-a-kind event. Interested? Simply register at www.MyFamousDog. com today. All Casting Call participants must register online in order to take part. But you must act quickly! Space is limited, and time is running out! A portion of the registration fees and all profits from the sale of the “Great Dogs” calendar will benefit the Providence Animal Rescue League August 15th Annual Animal Appreciation Day and the annual International Homeless Animals Day Candle Light Vigil. The East Providence Carousel Commission and Defenders of Animals Inc is holding the First Annual Animal Appreciation Day and the annual International Homeless Animals Day Candle Light Vigil.The event starts at 12:00 noon on August 15 2009. The Candle Light Vigil and Presentation will be across

the street at Rose Larisa Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.The event will be held on the grounds of the historic East Providence Carousel.The event is a fundraiser for the carousel, it’s maintenance and preservation. For more info contact Pier-Mari Toledo ptole@ aol.com (401) 439-5940 August 22nd & 23rd Winter wonderland Fashion Show Doggie Casting Call! Bring a photo of your dog between 12-6pm to Park Ave. Puppy’s Winter Wonderland Fashion Show Casting Call. All dogs, all sizes and breeds are welcome. Located at 843 Reservoir Ave Cranston RI 02920 401-464-8800. August 23rd Hawaiian Luau Hosted by The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club. We are a non-profit group that specializes in helping the homeless bully breed dogs at River Point Park 106 Hay Street, West Warwick, RI. 5-8pm - dogs are also welcome. Attendees will enjoy educational child/dog programs as well as dog games, bully breed demo and a one of a kind River Walk Bully Breed hike and shelter dog fashion show! NO RAIN DATE WILL BE OFFERED.We will refund your check if the event is cancelled. For more info about becoming a vendor or the event please contact MyPetTherapyDogs@yahoo.com phone 401-823-8851 August 23rd RUF RUN 1st Annual Bike Run For Almost Home Rescue, Inc To Benefit The abandoned and abused animals in Rhode Island. The run will leave from


Neighborhood! rosario hall at 17 Rosario Dr., Providence RI at 12 noon. The run will travel to the music lady cafe in CT, returning to Rosario Hall for a gourmet buffet dinner prepared by joseph tomaselli. A buffet which will be served at 5:00 pm Cars Are Also Welcome To Join, but must follow behind the motorcycles. Don’t have a bike? Join us for dinner! Call and get your ticket for a great cause! Carla Ciccone (401) 575-6153. Donations $25.00Per Person. Checks Made Payable to: Almost Home Rescue August 29th Howlin’ Hounds Summer Walk Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Goddard State Park. Sign in begins at 10am - Walk begins at 11am $20 Registration per walker Registration includes a 2009 Summe Walk t-shirt!. First 150 walkers to sign in at the event receive a goodie bag with free items & a lunch ticket for Papa Gino’s Pizza! All walkers that raise $100 or more will receive a free gift from the RISPCA! Create your own personal fundraising page with pictures and stories on why YOU want to help the animals! Visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/rispca to find out how. For more info contact Connie Bolduc at development@rispca.com. August 29th 11th Annual Golf Tournament To Benefit: Animals Depend On People Too, Inc. www.animalsdependonpeopletoo.petfinder.org. Saturday, August 29, 2009 Triggs Memorial Golf Course Entry Fee: $125 per player Sponsors: Event $400; Scoreboard $200. Tee $100; Cart $50 Dinner Only $35 each. Tax deductible donations of Raffle

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Prizes, golf awards and monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Make Checks Payable To: A.D.O.P.T. Mail Checks to: Linda Monahan 999 Pippin Orchard Road Cranston, RI 02921 nfo: 401-8260320 Sage999cat@cox.net SEPTEMBER September 13th Providence Animal Rescue League’s 21st Annual Pet Walk RI! Roger Williams Park; Temple To Music 100 Elmwood Ave Providence, RI 02907. 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Rain or Shine. On Sunday, September 13, 2009, hundreds of Rhode Islanders and their pets will come together for the Providence Animal Rescue League’s (PARL) signature event, Pet Walk RI. The walk features a scenic and fun 3.5 mile (5K) walk for participants and their dogs through Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI. There will be family fun activities for everyone including pet games and contests, activities for kids, obedience demostrations, and fabulous raffle prizes! For more info visit: www. petwalkri.org/ September 13-14th Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Vet Week 2009 Vet Week celebrates the joy of pet ownership and highlights the work veterinarians do each and every day to keep companion animals, equine, and farm animals healthy and safe. Join us for these activities throughout the week. Pet Health Fair - On Sunday, September 13, at 8:30 a.m., RIVMA opens Vet Week with a Pet Health Fair at the Roger Williams Park Temple to Music. Exhibitors will be on hand to discuss nutrition

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and exercise; we will have veterinary technicians on hand for free nail clipping; and there will be a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic. September 13th Walk ‘N Wag Challenge Along with the Pet Health Fair on September 13, RIVMA kicks-off this year’s Walk ‘N Wag Challenge. Walk ‘N Wag is an 8-week fitness initiative for owners and their dogs. Participants can register for Walk ‘N Wag at the Providence Animal Rescue League Pet Walk RI happening in conjunction with the Pet Health Fair. Great prizes like and ipod, doggy spa day, and $100 cash will be awarded at the end of the 8-weeks! September 15th Author & Poet Mark Doty On Tuesday, September 15, RIVMA is delighted to welcome Poet & Author, Mark Doty, to discuss his book, Dog Years: A Memoir. 7:00 P.M., RI College, Alger Hall 110. For more information about these events, please call Sue at 401-751-0944 or log on to www.rivma.org. September 27th Hound Hike The East Greenwich Animal Protection League will be holding its 13th annual Hound Hike pet walk/ fundraiser on Sunday, September 27th at Goddard Park in Warwick/ East Greenwich RI. Go thru the main park to the carousel/beach area. Regristration begins at 12:00PM. Fee per hiker is $20.00. The 2 mile walk starts at 1:00PM. The first 150 registrants receive a bag of goodies for you and your dog. For more information call 885-1158 or visit our website www.EGAPL.org.


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Additional Sources of Information Below are some helpful resources for additional poisonous plant listing, as well as Animal Poision Controls contact info. Always contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous plant. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: Phone: 1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435) Cost: $45.00 per case. The Center will do as many followup calls as necessary in critical cases, and at the owner’s request will contact their veterinarian. The Center also provides via fax specific treatment protocols and current literature citations when indicated. Pet Emergency First Aid Videos Phone/Email: 1-888-380-9966, order@apogeevideo.com Cost: First Aid for Dogs ($19.95), First Aid for Cats ($19.95), Combo: Dogs and Cats ($34.95) Links to Poisonous Plant Pages Phone/URL: http://cal.nbc.upenn.edu/poison/links.htm Special Notice: Several recent reports of dogs having kidney failure after ingesting large amounts of grapes or raisins, has the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center investigating to determine the causative agents or disease processes.

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while you can’t bring your dog inside, there are a number of casual restaurants and sandwich shops that welcome your well behaved pooch at the table. Some of my favorites are: Juice ‘n Java, Aldo’s, The Ice Cream Place, The Albion Pub, The Post Office Bagel Shop, Harry’s, Rebecca’s Take Out, or Old Harbor Take Out. I also recommend that you plan at least one night out sans doggie and try my very favorite island restaurant - Eli’s. Don’t worry, even though you’ll miss your dog, you will still be greeted by a large black lab statue and lots of cool dog art inside :-)

Getting There

There are basically 2 ways to get to the island and that’s by boat or plane...and they all welcome dogs. The Block Island High Speed Ferry and Traditional Ferry (401) 783.7996 (cars allowed with reservations) which runs from Pt. Judith all year long and from Newport RI in the summer . You may bring your leashed dog on the ferry, free of charge. Note: while the High Speed Ferry is dog friendly, they

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Bring your family & furry friends for the fun. DOGS ARE WELCOME AT CUMBERLANDFEST On Saturday until 6:00 pm Demonstrations “Bully” Breed Dog Agility Child Dog Bite Safety

Amateur Dog Show Costumes – Tricks – Shortest Legs Look-A-Likes (Dog looks like owner) Oddest Looking – Cutest – Tallest

Print Registration forms on-line Exhibitors Prizes – Raffle – Free Gifts • Professional Pet Artist • Rescue Groups • Vendors

SPECIAL EVENT – SUNDAY Aug 9th New England Disc (Frisbee) Dog Club will perform at 3:30pm For More Information go to: www.cumberlandfest.org

25 only allows dogs on their outdoor decks. If the weather is bad you may opt for the “slow boat” so you can be inside. New England Airlines offers daily flights to and from Block Island (year round) from Westerly, RI. A limit of 2 dogs per flight is free of charge for dogs that fit on your lap. Otherwise you would pay a child fair of $38 for your large dog (unless the flight is not fully booked). For more info call: 1-800-243-2460. When I go for longer than a day trip with the dogs, I find it much easier to bring all the dogs and gear in the car. It’s not recommended to bring cars to the island, but if you’re staying at the Gothic Inn they have a parking lot that you may use.

What if your pet gets sick?

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vac for humans thru New England airlines, but nothing official for dogs. There are part-time vets on the island, but most only see resident dogs by appointment, and are not equipped to handle a serious emergency. Dr. Maryann Simonelli (401) 466-8500 is sometimes available on weekends for house calls and if the timing were right could help in an emergency. Again there are no full time vets on the island, so if your pet gets sick, DO NOT WAIT! Make arrangements ASAP, to get your pet on a flight or ferry and head to your vet or a vet off island, such as Seaside Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Judy Glowitz of Seaside, can pick your pet up at the ferry during normal business hours. However, if this is a serious emergency, I suggest getting to the nearest 24 emergency hospital.

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Congratulations to the graduating class of “Out of the Pits and into the Ritz” Pit Bull Training Academy. On Sunday July 5th 2009 22 pit bulls displayed remarkable obedience skills and walked away with their diplomas! Susan Parker, owner of Dynamic Dog Training Services LLC began “Out of the Pits and into the Ritz” Pit Bull Training Academy because she recognized a huge need and big demand for education and training to properly handling pit bulls within the community. Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz is a nationally recognized award winning program and is currently implemented in various shelters in RI and Massachusetts. The Ron DeLalla & Bella (left) Susan Parker (right) Photo by Traer Scott

shelter dogs along with their volunteer handlers have achieved their goals. Although many of the dogs are still homeless; this graduation gives them the grand opportunity to showcase their intelligence, genuine love & loyalty! Out of the Pits and Into the Ritz, shines a spotlight on the plight of homeless pit bull dogs. “It is with a sense of accomplishment that we celebrate this grand honor. We treasure the privilege of being able to share our joy of achievement with you on.” For more info contact Susan Parker at 401-823-8851, MyPetTherapyDogs@yahoo.com  

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Congratulations to the SKDPA!

The South Kingston Dog Park Association’s (SKDPA) dinner and silent auction fundraiser on June 18, 2009 was a huge success! Between 143 ticket sales plus funds raised through Silent Auction they raised an astonishing $11,317, with a net figure of $8,303 after expenses, which will go directly to the Dog Park. Combined with other activities, including their presence at Belmont Market, T-shirt sales and brick sales, the SKDPA has raised $13,247 since May 20, 2009. Susan Sancomb, Chair of the fundraising event, would like to thank everyone who participated in the planning and execution of this successful fundraiser. While these funds have brought the SKDP association much closer to their goal they are not finished yet and still need your help. If you would like to help get the South Kingston Dog Park off the ground please visit them only at www.skdpa. com to find out what you can do.


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BEACHES

• Aidans – Bristol, RI • Nick-A-Nees – Providence, RI

• Coffee Merchant – Salem, MA • JAVA Speed – Providence, RI • White Electric – Providence, RI • Reflections Café – Providence, RI • Coffee Exchange – Providence, RI • Main St. Café – East Greenwich, RI • PerKatory – Providence, RI • Coastal Roasters – Tiverton, RI • Einsteins Bagels – Dorchester, MA • South End Buttery – Boston, MA

BOOK STORES

OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS

• Commercial Street Beach – Provincetown, MA • RISD Beach – Barrington, RI • Goosewing (after hours) – RI • Sandy Point Beach – Portsmouth, RI • Block Island Beaches – Bock Island, RI

BARS

• Books on the Square – Providence, RI • MyOpic Books – Providence, RI • A Novel Idea – Bristol, RI • Cornerstone Books– Salem, MA • Brookline Bookstore – Brookline, MA

OUTDOOR DINING

• Julians Restaurant – Providence, RI • Citron – Providence, RI • Nick’s On Broadway - Providence, RI • Aldo’s Restaurant – Block Island, RI • Trinity Brewhouse Restaurant – Providence, RI • Tremont 647 – Boston, MA • Tricia’s Tropi-Grille – Jamestown, RI

• Gano St. Dog Park – Providence, RI • Barrington Dog Park – Barrington, RI • Warwick Dog Park – Warwick, RI • Dexter Dog Park – Providence, RI • Newport Dog Park – Newport, RI • Boston Common Off-Leash Dog Hours: between 6-9am and 4-8pm • Sharon Dog Park - Sharon, MA • Foxboro Dog Park – Foxboro, MA

VIDEO STORES

• Acme Video – Providence, RI • Holly’s – Wakefield, RI • Blockbuster – Park Ave, Cranston

SHOPPING

• The Kayak Center of RI – Wickford RI • Mudstone Studios – Warren • Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Boston, MA • Life is Good Store – Newburyport, MA • Kinko – Eastide of Providence, RI • The Silver Willow – Seekonk, MA

ACCOMMODATIONS: Rhode Island & MA

• Gothic Inn – Block Island, RI • Woof Cottages – Nantucket, MA • Hotel Marlowe – Cambridge, MA • Jared Coffin House – Nantucket, MA • Sanford-Covell Mansion – Newport, RI • Nine Zero Hotel – Boston, MA

Vermont

• The Paw House Inn – West Rutland • Inn at Maplemont Farm – South Barrett

New Hampshire

• Lazy Dog Inn • The Village House at Yellow Snow

Maine

• Eastland Park Hotel – Portland • The Green Heron Inn – Kennebunkport

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Noven is a very friendly, loving and active 4.5 month old kitten! He shows his affection by suckling and giving kisses. Noven is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Sheba is a very friendly and loving 7 year old cat who loves attention! She is missing a couple of her teeth, but it doesn’t seem to bother her or slow her down. She came to PARL with Casey. Sheba is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Meatball is a loving and energetic 1.5 year old dog who loves to play with toys! He would be best in a home with no children and no cats. Meatball would love to meet you so come on by and play with him.

Little Lucy is a calm and friendly 1.5 year old rabbit who likes attention and who should be put on a diet! She came to PARL with MoJo. Little Lucy is up-to-date with routine shots and spayed/neutered.

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Cheerio is a good name for her as she is so cheerful. She is a 1 year old gray Classical Tabby spayed female. She is a perfect cat for any home. Feline leukemia and aids negative; up to date on shots. Cheerio is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Hyacinth is an adult spayed Dilute Torti female. Although she hides at first in any new environment or upon meeting strangers, she is really delightful. She does a lot of talking or chirping; she loves to play with crinkle balls or fake mice; she is very curious and has been known to be a good alarm clock; she is a great lap cat and has a wonderful purr.

Stanley is a 2 year old neutered mixed breed male who weighs 78 pounds. He is up to date on all vaccines, has tested negative for Heartworm and Lyme and is on preventative for both. He has been microchipped. Stanley was a stray from East Greenwich. He has been with us for over 5 months now and he is very eager to find his forever home.

Mama is a 1 year old small female Carolina Dog. Although very tentative around new people, she is very loving and willing to please. Won’t you give her a new home. Mama is up-to-date with routine shots and house trained.

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Jillian is a BWB (big white bun or New Zealand to be precise). She is a super sweet, big gal and you have to love the BWB personalities! Great family buns!  We do not know much about her as she was taken in a neglect seizure but we estimate she is about 1.5 years old.

Daisy is one of the four Giant Angoras available for adoption. She is a big gal, good with her litter box and spayed. She is gentle and playful. Daisy is a little over 1 year old. Daisy would be a great first bun to someone dedicated to learning her grooming needs.

Sandi (Ms. Sandi-Pants as referred to in the shelter) is a sweet bun. She is estimated to be about 2 years old, she is spayed and she will likely be a very good bonding candidate. Sandi is a good girl and she relishes her freedom.

Maggie is a big gal and is about 3 years old, spayed and good with her litter box. She is an excellent bonding candidate, probably one of the best female bonding candidates at Sweet Binks right now. Maggie is about 8 lbs. and she is VERY sweet.

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Help Save Lives... Adopt A Pet Today! Pet Refuge – North Kingstown, RI • 401.294.1115 • ddoehrmann@yahoo.com

Holly is about 1 year and 10 months old (as of March 2009). She’s friendly and gets along well with other cats. To find out more about Holly and the adoption procedure, please call the Pet Refuge at (401) 294-1115. Holly is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Sammy is a brown tiger. He’s about 10 months old as of March 2009. If you’re interested in adopting Sammy, please call the Pet Refuge at (401) 294-1115 for more information about him! Sammy is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Noodles was born on March 4 and will be 4 months old on July 4! He’s very laid-back and is a big, lovable boy. For more information about Noodles, please call the Pet Refuge at (401) 294-1115. Noodles is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

Lexi is a sweet brown tabby. She was born on March 4 and will be 4 months old on July 4. Lexi likes other cats! For more information about little Lexi, please call the Pet Refuge at (401) 294-1115. Lexi is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.

W. Warwick Animal Shelter – W. Warwick, RI • 401.822.9250 • www.westwarwickvsa.org

Princess Chloe is a sweet dog that is vocal. Chloe loves to talk to you. Princess Chloe is only a year old. She has lived with twins since she was an 8 wk. old puppy. She does know some basic obedience also. Princess Chloe is a sweet & intelligent dog who will make a delightful and a loyal companion.

Griffin is a wonderful, sweet dog that has manners, looks and charm than look no further. We have your man. Griffin is about 1 1/2 years old. He is currently enrolled in our award winning program known as “Out of the Pits and into the Ritz”. He walks wonderful on a leash, knows all his basic commands, loves the company of other dogs.

Poppy is a very handsome 13 week old boy. He got his name because when he jumps while he’s playing, he “pops” up! He is a sweet boy and loves to play with his sister Hannah. He is a wonderful brother and a joy to love. He does well with other cats too. He will let you hold him, but only for a short while, since he’s always in a playful mood.

Bijou is 11 months old. She is on the tiny side like my sisters. Our former owner moved out of our apartment and…well left us. Then we got kicked to the curb like trash. We were so lucky to be able to come into the shelter because they are always so full. I am very lovable and I love getting pet and attention by humans.

Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter – N. Attleboro, MA • AttleboroPets@Hotmail.com

Harley is a great dog - He wants someone to run with! He loves people and other dogs and would love a family to keep him occupied and busy. Come on down and meet this great guy! To get a head start just go to www.FaasPets.org and fill out an application.

Red-Ford, his name was Red but the family said he is just so handsome he should be Robert Redford, and for you young folks who don’t know who that is, ask your mom…we are still in the getting acquainted stages with this gorgeous boy.

Misty is a 1.5 year old cat that is very affectionate and loves her food. She loves people, however she does NOT like other cats. If you’re looking to have a one cat household Misty would a great addition to your family.

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Charley was surrendered after a child in the family contracted severe allergies to cats. He is 4 years old and originally from Germany. Charley is super affectionate and gets along with other cats, but is very fearful of dogs. Please give him a loving home.

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Volunteer Shelter Trainers Needed The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc. is looking for volunteers to go to local shelters and work with bully breeds available for adoption by doing some basic training with them. This will help them get adopted quicker. Bully type dogs sit in shelters longer than any other dogs; often they are euthanized because of lack of space or because they deteriorate due to stress or lack of exercise. Also needed - foster homes for the urgent dogs. Not interested in working with the dogs directly? Maybe you would like to help with our fundraising and education efforts? If interested, please contact: Susan Parker at 401-823-8851 • MyPetTherapyDogs@yahoo.com

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33 Dear Friends, It is with a stunned and heavy heart that I write to tell you that Akeba, my almost 14-year-old Keeshond, died suddenly in her sleep last night. Having gotten a clean bill of health from the vet a month ago, and showing no signs of her age except for her deafness, it has come as a huge shock to all of us. In my heart, she is now running in a field somewhere, with her sister Sky, brother Morgan, mother Aria, her pups Diva and Baci, and all her other friends and family members who went before her. Magee, the Kees-Shepherd mix who has been her life’s companion and best

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friend, is sadly lost without her, and glued to my side, which is a comfort to us both. Your loving friend, Alexi

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