Welcome to the Cascade Kennels April 2012 Newsletter
April showers bring May flowers, at least in some parts of the country.
In the April edition, we will be covering the following topics:
- What’s New at Cascade Kennels
- Structured Doggie Daycare
- Pawsitive Alliance – Pawsitive Futures – Thank You
- Preparedness Tips from WASART – Part 2 of 2
- Training Tip – Raising Two Puppies at the Same Time
- April Kennel Notes
- Diabetic Dog Treats
What’s New at Cascade Kennels
Edward the Rooster
We recently had a new type of pet stay with us! Edward is a… Rooster!
Edward seemed to like his stay with us, just maybe a little unsure of where he was at first.
He stayed in our critter room, with blankets spread out on the floor. He slept in his crate at night with a pillow, a blanket and we covered his crate up at night to help him sleep.
In the morning he crowed once we turned on the lights and woke him up. It was so cute! His mom provided a glass pedestal for his feed, which we thought was very posh and a perfect complement to his classical radio music.
We had discussed him going outside but decided it would be best to wait until he knows us better.
Edward stayed with us over the weekend and his mom had already called to see how he was doing and asked if we thought we could board him again.
We will be looking forward to seeing Edward again!
The lesson here is, don’t be afraid to ask. We offer boarding for Exotic pets.
Structured Doggie Daycare
For those looking for a safe and structured alternative to your dog staying home alone, we offer Structured Doggie Daycare.
Structured Doggie Daycare includes all the standard features of our Standard Boarding but priced and packaged for a day-stay with activities. Drop off in the morning and pick up before closing that same day.
The package includes a secure run for your dog to eat and sleep as well as interracting with other dogs in the area. A 15 minute walk topped off with 30 minutes of off-leash play time is also included.
The cost for Structured Doggie Daycare is $31 per day.
For those on a tight budget, we can delete the 15 minute walk and 30 minute play to care for your pooch for $12.50 per day.
We’ve added an Events Calendar to the website to keep you up to date with all important Cascade Kennels related schedules and we’ve opened it up to include other animal related, community events.
You can find the new calendar from the top menu under General Info or by using this link.
We’ll be adding more and more events in the coming days.
“Pawsitive Futures” 2012 a tremendous success for animals in need!
Pawsitive Alliance wanted us to pass this on:
Thank you to everyone who turned out to help Pawsitive Alliance at our annual “Pawsitive Futures” benefit! 13 sponsors, 20 volunteers, 150 guests, wow! Final results to come but we are ecstatic to announce that our “Raise Your Paw” raised $10,000 to support animals in need in 2012, this is three times our goal, whohoo!!! The crowd went wild waving their bid cards to donate, it was thrilling! There was quite a bit of silent auction posturing going on too; all in all the evening was a hit.
This support will help fuel our programs of adoption, spay/neuter and education, helping to reach our Vision of a healthy and happy home for every dog and cat in Washington.
In 2012, we are focusing on increasing our impact: we are hosting our first ever mega-adoption event with a goal of 200 animals adopted! This is in addition to our numerous other events; we want to blow past last year’s record of 800+ dog and cat adoptions! We’re also launching our newly branded spay/neuter program S.N.I.P. S.N.I.P.–the Spay/Neuter Increase Program focusing on cats and large breed dogs in Puget Sound and throughout Yakima County. Education will be a key part of all aspects of our work.
You can support this work through volunteering your time as well as making a donation. Contact us to find out more at email@example.com. There is a lot of work to be done this year and as a volunteer driven organization your support is essential.
Thank you to our “Pawsitive Futures” event team: Event Coordinator Monica Stein, Gina Cari, Tammy Halstead, Julie McGoldrick, Denise Melton and Yolanda Morris.
Preparedness Tips from WASART – Part 2 of 2
As summer approaches and the seasons change, the unexpected can happen. We continue our series on being ready for disaster with items for your bag and items for your pantry.
Last month’s assignment was to get a bag for each family member. This month, put one dry change of clothing into it, and enough underclothing to make you comfortable for 3-5 days. We suggest packaging these in a large ziploc bag for both bundling ease as well as for protection from the wet.
For your shelter-in-place strategy, purchase on large jar of peanut butter, and another gallon of water for each family member including pets. Label these with the date purchased so you can rotate them out as you get new ones. Peanut butter is fairly shelf stable, but does go rancid after a while, so if your family already eats peanut butter on a regular basis, consider rotating this out as you go through it.
This information is provided for you by the Washington State Animal Response Team. WASART is a 501(3)(c) organization that focuses on helping owners and their animals in times of disaster. More information on WASART can be found at http://www.washingtonsart.org/
Training Tip – Raising Two Puppies at the Same Time
When I first started training dogs 25 years ago, lifestyles were different. More time was spent in the home. More time was available to raise a pup.
- Continue reading this tip and others in the Training section or by using this link.
April Kennel Notes
Did you know that Cascade Kennels offers indoor Play Groups?
We offer a safe, flexible and fun option to get your small dog or puppy socialized and give you time to meet other puppy parents in a warm, indoor, safe setting with free coffee and cookies. What could be better than that??
Diabetic Dog Treats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper
- Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. If you have room, add the flour and eggs, and process until smooth. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the flour and eggs using a wooden spoon. Spread evenly in the prepared pan
- Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm. Cool, and cut into squares using a pizza cutter. The treats will have a consistency similar to a sponge. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator
You can find this recipe and more dog related recipes at Allrecipes.com.
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