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Shining a Light on Shelter Myths

Shining a Light on Shelter Myths

  Guest blog by ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker With somewhere between 5 and 7 million homeless animals entering U.S. animal shelters, it’s unconscionable to suggest, as one writer did in the Washington Post, that adopting a pet from an animal shelter is a bad idea. (See a comprehensive refutation from Washington Humane Society’s Lisa Lafontaine.) But as ridiculous as anti-shelter arguments are, they reveal destructive myths...

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Things Humans Should be Aware of at Dog Parks

Things Humans Should be Aware of at Dog Parks

TIPS FOR VISITING A DOG PARK. All photos: Jaymi Heimbuch Dog parks. They’re a play heaven for our furry friends, right? Well, not really. Dog parks are one of those places that seem like a brilliant idea — and would be, if we all knew how to behave. But we don’t. Here are the most common things people do wrong (so you can avoid these mistakes), and five ways you can make dog parks a safe and fun environment for all involved....

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Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Dangers of Retractable Leashes

The Dangers of Retractable Leashes Written on 06/12/2014 by Brandy Arnold in Lifestyle w/ Dog, Reviews 456 One of the most popular devices used to restrain dogs when taking them out for a walk is the retractable leash. Many owners, however, wonder if such a leash is appropriate or even safe to use. Well, the answer generally depends on a person’s reason for using the device. While there are several ways to utilize the retractable leash...

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Hot Cars are Death Traps for Dogs

Hot Cars are Death Traps for Dogs

Hot Cars are Death Traps for Dogs   Five reasons not to leave your dog in the car this summer, even for “just a minute” SACRAMENTO, CA – United Animal Nations (UAN) is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer – a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death. “Often people leave their dogs in the car while they shop or run errands, but doing so when the weather is warm can literally be a...

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Lakewood Dog Park is a WINNER!

Lakewood Dog Park is a WINNER!

Lakewood Dog Park has been voted Best Dog Park/Play Area by Yelp in their First Annual Award Program.

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When to Call Your Vet!

When to Call Your Vet!

13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool Injuries to your pet’s eye(s) You suspect...

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Doggie Brunch at R.R. Wine Bar

Doggie Brunch at R.R. Wine Bar

Wine Bar Doggie Brunch 2014 Schedule   FRIENDS OF THE LAKEWOOD DOG PARK Sunday on the Patio – Weather Permitting The Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park will be hosting brunch on Sunday, May 25,June 15,July 13, August 10 and September 7 this year. Support the dog park and enjoy an exceptional buffet brunch. Hoodies, Tee-shirts and memberships will be available.Bring your well behaved pooch along with you to Sunday Brunch on the...

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First 30 Days After Pet Adoption

First 30 Days After Pet Adoption

Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption Sara Lippincott, Director, Shelter Outreach, Petfinder The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible. Before You Bring Your Dog Home: Determine where your dog will be spending...

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Dog Park Location

Dog Park Location

The Dog Park is located in the Metro Park just south of the Emerald Necklace Marina.   The address is 1699 Valley Parkway, Lakewood, OH 44107 Location: We are located in Lakewood, Ohio, just south of the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metropark and adjacent to the City of Lakewood Waste Water Treatment Plant on the East side of Metropark Drive/Valley Parkway. Parking: Please park only in designated...

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