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Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer and Warm in Winter

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 2.42.04 PMSince our dogs live with us and are often fully integrated into the family, we don't always think about the fact that their bodies require different things to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Here's a very informative, handy infographic that contains complete information on maintaining the appropriate temperatures year round for your dog. It includes helpful tips, dos and don'ts for treating heatstroke, dos and don't for treating hypothermia, and more.

Download the infographic by clicking the link below.


Downtown Dog Walk - Waynesville, Aug. 1

Sarge's 10th Annual Downtown Dog Walk is planned for Saturday, August 1, 2015. In 2014, hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoyed the beautiful day in downtown Waynesville. Sponsorships, both business and individual, are crucial to the success of the Dog Walk. The donations raised through the Annual Downtown Dog Walk help supply food, medical care, spay and neuter costs, and shelter for animals at Sarge's Adoption Center, foster homes, and off-site boarding. This funding also supports local and long distance transport. 

The walk begins and ends at the Courthouse lawn. Participants can register individually or as team dog walkers. Groups raising $20 or more will receive free t-shirts and prizes will be awarded for teams raising the most money. There will be Doggie Dress-up contests, and this year, you can participate as a "Virtual Dog Walker, sponsoring a Sarge's volunteer to walk a foster dog.

Visit the website for further details: http://www.sargeandfriends.org/dogwalk.html


Mayfel's Dog Days of Summer, Asheville, July 30

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 9.36.07 AMKudos to Mayfel's restaurant, 22 College Street in Asheville, for supporting local animal welfare groups. On Thursday, July 30, Mayfel's continues their 5th annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. Eat and drink at Mayfels (New Orleans style cuisine) and the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales all day to Friends of Madison County Animals.

That's not all -- Mayfel's hosts a different animal welfare organization every Thursday from May through August, again donating 10% of its sales that day. Dog-friendly Mayfel's, across the street from Pritchard Park, has a front patio and back courtyard patio. More about Mayfel's and their Dog Days of Summer schedule at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mayfels

Save These Dates: "Talks for the Serious Dog Lover"

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 1.06.17 PMJoin internationally renowned dog trainer Turid Rugaas and Associates hailing from Norway and the UK for an amazing journey into the Canine Kingdom in a series of evening talks for the Serious Dog Lover. Learn important new information and research that has been done to assist humans in understanding dogs and their needs better. Give hope to the phrase "Man's Best Friend" as we make the transition to truly advocate for dogs as they so willingly share their lives and love with us as their human companions.

Save these dates...You won't want to miss the following evening talks:

Thursday, August 6
"From the Dog's Perspective" with Turid Rugass

Thursday, September 10
"Muscle Problems in Dogs" with Julia Robertson

Friday, September 11
"The Collarless Dog" with Turid Rugass

Friday, October 23
"The Pulse Study and Stress" with Agnes Vadidalo

For more information about this series of talks, visit: http://dogtraininworkshops.blogspot.com/

All of these enlightening talks begin at 7 PM on the date noted above and will be held at the Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. For tickets, call Grace at 828-545-2948.

Image: Turid Rugass