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CRATE ESCAPE

“Alone we can do so little…..Together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller ~

January/February 2014

January Baby, it’s cold outside!

Although having the white fluffy stuff on the ground gives the holiday season a certain degree of authenticity, slippery sidewalks and deicing products can be dangerous for our dogs’ paw pads. To make sure your pup’s “hands and feet” stay out of harm’s way this winter, take note of the following cold weather safety tips. 1. Keep your dog groomed To prevent ice balls from forming between the pads and toes of hairy-footed dogs, be sure to schedule regular grooming appointments. Your dog’s interpad hair and nails should be trimmed short during the winter months. 2. Choose a “pet safe” deicer Many commercial deicing products can be hazardous to your dog. Choose a “pet safe” product such as Safe Paw, or use sand, pebbles, or non-clumping kitty litter to protect your pup. 3. Wipe your dog’s paws Keep a bowl of warm water and a soft towel next your entryway so you can remove dangerous deicing salt from your dog’s paws when coming back inside after a walk. 4. Apply a protective balm or wax Before each walk, you can apply a protective balm or wax to your dog’s paw pads to create a barrier between his paws and the salty sidewalk. Applying a thin layer of Vaseline also works well. 5. Invest in a pair of dog booties Yes, they look silly. Yes, your dog may resist. However, with some training and patience you can train your pup to wear dog booties outside. After all, they are the ultimate form of protection against the elements. Winter can be brutal on your dog’s paws. However, as long as you keep these cold weather safety tips in mind each time you leave the house, your dog will be safe and comfortable all season long.

39 PUPS FOUND THEIR FUREVER HOMES IN DECEMBER! As a family run dog rescue organization our mission is to find a home for every dog we save. We appreciate the volunteers dedicated to this cause and those who are willing to foster dogs awaiting their forever homes. We also work as a pet service, offering dog walks, pet sitting, pet visits, pet taxis and more! Want to get involved? There are a number of fundraising, fostering and volunteer opportunities! Be sure to check out everything you can do to help. What you do could very well save a dog’s life! Crate Escape Rescue Website: www.crateescaperescue.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CrateEscape-Inc/126442574053940 Twitter: @CrateEscapeRscu


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and although the day can bring feelings of nostalgia and love for humans, it can mean real trouble for your pups. Many of us will receive heart shaped boxes filled with chocolate covered candies or bars of rich, dark

For a $20 donation, we will pin a "Be Mine" heart to the pup’s photo on our Facebook page with your name or you can remain anonymous. You can also sponsor a pup as a gift for someone special, in lieu of buying them a box of chocolates and all those calories."

chocolate which could be deadly if consumed by your dog. Chocolate contains a chemical called

Those that sponsor a pup this Valentine's Day, will be tagged in the photo of the pup they sponsored.

theobromine which, if eaten in large enough quantities, can be toxic to dogs. Different types of

Please consider giving to the pups this Valentine's Day. Thank you!....xoxoxoxoxoxo

chocolate contain varying amounts of theobromine. Dark chocolate baking squares have the highest

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concentration of the chemical.

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A toxic dose for a large breed dog can be as little as 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate whereas the same dog

Rescue: Crate Escape 1405 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

would have to eat almost three pounds of milk chocolate to receive a lethal dose. Unfortunately, many dogs like chocolate just as much as we do. If your dog consumes any amount of chocolate, you should call your veterinarian right away. Signs of ingestion can include diarrhea, vomiting, and pancreatitis. So, it is ok to give your significant other a big box of chocolate for Valentine's Day, but make sure to keep it out of reach of the dog!

Our vet: A.C.E. Vet 1078 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

*All donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!*


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