Monday, June 26, 2006

Still in the process of moving, but I couldn't resist a just a "tiny" bit of online shopping. Take a look at these adorable cereal bowls I found today. Now it's not so bad if your kids call each other "dog-face" over breakfast.

Butter Yellow Dogface Cereal Bowls5" wide x 3" high- Set of 2 delicious hand-painted butter yellow bowls with a canine surprise at the bottom. Great for cereal, ice-cream, anything really. $24.00 here.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Okay, okay I know I said I was moving and wouldn't be posting, but this was too important to wait.

Pet Store Challenge
What:Help stop puppy mills by taking a survey and submitting it to the Humane Society.
Why: Who’ll let the dogs out? (Woof, woof, woof.)
Where: Online at

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hi Folks:

I'm moving over the next couple of weeks so I won't be able to post as often as I like. Once I get settled in my new place I'll get back into the groove of posting every day or so.

Take Care!

Friday, June 16, 2006

FlyBall Mini-Workshop Presented by The Charleston Dog Training Club

The Charleston Dog Training Club will be holding a mini-workshop on the dog sport of flyball, Saturday June 24th at Ackerman Park in West Ashley. The workshop will be conducted by Kathy Cole and Lori Duncan and we will have an opportunity to watch their dogs demonstrate flyball and then learn some basics with our dogs. Please bring lots of extra yummy treats for training and a crate for your dog to rest in. Also there is shade at the park but if anyone has pop-up canopies, please bring them along with folding chairs and plenty of water for you and your dog. Friends and guests with well mannered dogs are welcome! Because it will be hot we will have a kiddie pool for dogs to cool off in and request everyone bring an extra gallon of water to help fill the pool.

To learn more about flyball check out these web sites:

Please bring your picnic lunch and also a side dish or dessert to share.

Map to Ackerman Park can be found at:

ALSO: Don't forget the meeting at the Danny Jones Armory on June 20th at 7:30. A K-9 patrol officer from the sheriff's dept. will talk about training and use of patrol dogs. Human guests are welcome, but remember the Armory has requested not to bring dogs into the meeting rooms without their prior approval.

Call or email for more info:

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Pet Care Place to offer KIDZ N KANINE KAMP

Does your child love dogs? Does you child seem to bring home every lost or injured animal in your neighborhood? If so, then KIDZ N KANINE KAMP is for him/her.

For the first time and exclusively at The Pet Care Place, Charleston area animal care professionals will offer a week-long, fun and educational day camp for children aged 10-12 who love dogs and all critters large and small. Each day will include exciting speakers in the animal care professions, education sessions, relevant crafts, snacks and hands on time with all types of animals.

Children will get the chance to interact one to one with Animal Control Officers; Wild animal rehabilitators; Dog Rescuers; Professional Dog Trainer; Groomer; Veterinary Technician; Hobby Farmer and others. They will get behind-the-scenes tours of a veterinary surgery suite, boarding kennel and rescue adoption center.

Guests include:
City of Charleston Animal Control Officers
Tommy Grammer, Charleston School for Dogs
South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey
Keeper of the Wild
Ron LeBoeuf, Hobby Farmer

The camp will be Monday through Friday, June 26-30, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The cost is $125 and includes everything. Class size is limited so register now by calling 572-9155 or stopping by The Pet Care Place at 9594 Koester Road in Ladson. Deadline to register is Friday, June 23, 2006.
Camp sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.

MISSION STATEMENT: To instill the principles of responsible pet ownership in the community by providing sterilization services, pet care services, education programs and rescue adoption services.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

"It's 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Do you know what your pets are listening to? DogCatRadio, if you're among the 6.2 million listeners who tune in to this Internet radio station every week." So says the Denver Post about, the latest internet based radio station created specifically for lonely and bored dogs and cats. Tune in today to enjoy a variety of upbeat music, pet-advice and pet commercials that are sure to get you moving and your dog's tail wagging.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Hurricane Guide:


Make sure that your pets are current on their vaccinations. Pet friendly shelters require proof of vaccines.

Have a current photograph.

Keep a collar with identification on your pet and have a leash on hand to control your pet.

Have a properly-sized pet carrier for each animal. Pet friendly shelters require them. Practice putting it together quickly.

Plan your evacuation strategy and don't forget your pet!

Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to check policies on accepting pets. Ask about any restrictions on number, size, and species. Ask if "no pet" policies would be waived in an emergency. Make a list of animal-friendly places and keep it handy. Call ahead for a reservation as soon as you think you might have to leave your home.

Check with friends, relatives, or others outside your immediate area to see if they would shelter you and your animals or just your animals, if necessary.

Make a list of boarding facilities and veterinary offices that might be able to shelter animals in emergencies; include 24-hour telephone numbers.

Ask your local animal shelter if it provides foster care or shelter for pets in an emergency. This should be your last resort, as shelters have limited resources and are likely to be stretched to their limits during an emergency.


If you are able, leave early. Don't wait for a mandatory evacuation order. An unnecessary trip is far better than waiting too long to leave safely with your pets. If you wait to be evacuated by emergency officials, you may be told to leave your pets behind.

Animals brought to a pet shelter are required to have:
proper identification collar and rabies tag
proper identification on all belongings
a carrier or cage
a leash
a muzzle for dogaggressivee dogs
an ample supply of food, water (1 gallon for every 10lbs.) food bowls, any medications
specific care instructions and news papers or trash bags for clean-up

Bring pets indoor well in advance of a storm - reassure them and remain calm.

Pet shelters will be filled on first come, first served basis. Call ahead and determine availability.


Walk pets on a leash until they become re-oriented to their home - often familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and pets could easily be confused and become lost. Also, downed power lines, reptiles brought in with high water and debris can all pose a threat for animals after a disaster.

If pets cannot be found after a disaster, contact the local animal control office to find out where lost animals can be recovered. Bring along a picture of your pet if possible.

After a disaster animals can become aggressive or defensive - monitor their behavior.


The North Charleston Coliseum will provide shelter only for those people who can not otherwise evacuate with their pets. Entry is limited to one person per pet.

The following hotel chains are pet friendly and there are several just a few hours away from Charleston that would serve as a refuge from the storm.

Best Western: 800-528-1234
Clarion: 800-252-7466
Comfort Inn: 800-228-5150
Days Inn: 800-329-7466
Econo Lodge: 800-553-2666
Holiday Inn: 800-465-4329
Quality Inn: 800-228-5151
Ramada Inn: 800-228-2828
Residence Inn: 800-331-3131

Also check out, a search engine for vacation and short term rentals across the US. You can search specifically for pet friendly homes, townhouses and villas to rent.