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dogs of the cle I N A U G U R A L welcome TO CLE DOG submit your photos mark cledog net I S S U E We are doggone lucky Not many folks get to combine their passion and skillsets to create a dogcentric dream project And we don t take that responsibility lightly We have tapped the area s most knowledgeable dog people to help us educate entertain and inform you the active dog owners in Northeast Ohio From product reviews to dining with your dog we ve got you covered Puck a 4 year old German Shepherd smiling in Ohio City Roo sees big things ahead for the Tribe this season Great Danes Max and baby Stella Charlotte hangs out in Hingetown For this inaugural issue we re talking to TV dog mom Monica Robins sharing boarding pros and cons telling the tale of a global rescue effort giving you a firsthand account of canine Lyme disease and telling you why it s so important to scoop the poop As you read please take note of our advertisers who without CLE DOG would not be possible Please consider using their products and services to help you make your dog s life even better than it already is Thank you for picking up a copy of CLE DOG We hope to see you and your pooch at some of the many dog friendly places and events in the CLE this spring It takes a pack Finnie and Opa chillin in a Lakewood sunbeam Mika and Koda ride the Recycle Express Floyd from Cleveland Heights shows his civic pride WKYC s Monica Robins and her Great Pyrenees Griffin enjoy Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation as a backdrop to Griffin s early birthday celebration featuring a Pupcake from Grateful Dog Bakery Read more about this rocking dog mom on page 10 Winnie is a 2 year old Bulldog Puggle from North Olmsted Stanzy LOVES chasing tennis balls Brick is ready to go places Zoe from Bay Village models her Easter bonnet George the Springer Spaniel surveys Voinovich Park 4 ASK THE TRAINER 6 DOG IN THE CITY 9 PICK OF THE PACK 7 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 FROM THE CAGE TO THE COUCH MEET TV3 s MONICA ROBINS GOING GLOBAL TO RESCUE GOLDENS HOLIDAY FOOD DANGERS TO BOARD OR NOT TO BOARD LYME DISEASE IN DOGS PICK UP POOP APRIL EVENTS Publishers Karen Uthe Semancik Mark Brabant Production Assistant Barb Stockhausen Webmaster Karolina Shook On the cover Lily and Romeo at Edgewater Park inside What happens when a pet columnist rescue volunteer marketer collaborates with an artist graphic designer CLE DOG of course Columnists Jennifer Baker Pick of the Pack Abbe Moen Ask the Trainer Amanda Roush Dog in the City Contributing Writer Susan Spisak Cover Photo Studio KMR Photography CLE DOG magazine is published monthly by GoFetch Media LLC P O Box 40172 Bay Village OH 44140 Copyright 2017 GoFetch Media LLC All rights are reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission Unsolicited articles are invited but the Publishers reserve the right to edit any and all materials All materials submitted to CLE DOG are considered to be CLE DOG property and unconditionally assigned to CLE DOG for publication and copyright purposes ADVERTISING INFORMATION Karen Uthe Semancik Karen cledog net 216 598 6361 PHOTO SUBMISSIONS Mark Brabant Mark cledog net 440 785 4136
dogs of the cle  I N A U G U R A L  welcome TO CLE DOG  submit your photos  mark cledog.net  I S S U E  We are doggone luc...
dogs of the cle I N A U G U R A L welcome TO CLE DOG submit your photos mark cledog net I S S U E We are doggone lucky Not many folks get to combine their passion and skillsets to create a dogcentric dream project And we don t take that responsibility lightly We have tapped the area s most knowledgeable dog people to help us educate entertain and inform you the active dog owners in Northeast Ohio From product reviews to dining with your dog we ve got you covered Puck a 4 year old German Shepherd smiling in Ohio City Roo sees big things ahead for the Tribe this season Great Danes Max and baby Stella Charlotte hangs out in Hingetown For this inaugural issue we re talking to TV dog mom Monica Robins sharing boarding pros and cons telling the tale of a global rescue effort giving you a firsthand account of canine Lyme disease and telling you why it s so important to scoop the poop As you read please take note of our advertisers who without CLE DOG would not be possible Please consider using their products and services to help you make your dog s life even better than it already is Thank you for picking up a copy of CLE DOG We hope to see you and your pooch at some of the many dog friendly places and events in the CLE this spring It takes a pack Finnie and Opa chillin in a Lakewood sunbeam Mika and Koda ride the Recycle Express Floyd from Cleveland Heights shows his civic pride WKYC s Monica Robins and her Great Pyrenees Griffin enjoy Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation as a backdrop to Griffin s early birthday celebration featuring a Pupcake from Grateful Dog Bakery Read more about this rocking dog mom on page 10 Winnie is a 2 year old Bulldog Puggle from North Olmsted Stanzy LOVES chasing tennis balls Brick is ready to go places Zoe from Bay Village models her Easter bonnet George the Springer Spaniel surveys Voinovich Park 4 ASK THE TRAINER 6 DOG IN THE CITY 9 PICK OF THE PACK 7 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 FROM THE CAGE TO THE COUCH MEET TV3 s MONICA ROBINS GOING GLOBAL TO RESCUE GOLDENS HOLIDAY FOOD DANGERS TO BOARD OR NOT TO BOARD LYME DISEASE IN DOGS PICK UP POOP APRIL EVENTS Publishers Karen Uthe Semancik Mark Brabant Production Assistant Barb Stockhausen Webmaster Karolina Shook On the cover Lily and Romeo at Edgewater Park inside What happens when a pet columnist rescue volunteer marketer collaborates with an artist graphic designer CLE DOG of course Columnists Jennifer Baker Pick of the Pack Abbe Moen Ask the Trainer Amanda Roush Dog in the City Contributing Writer Susan Spisak Cover Photo Studio KMR Photography CLE DOG magazine is published monthly by GoFetch Media LLC P O Box 40172 Bay Village OH 44140 Copyright 2017 GoFetch Media LLC All rights are reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission Unsolicited articles are invited but the Publishers reserve the right to edit any and all materials All materials submitted to CLE DOG are considered to be CLE DOG property and unconditionally assigned to CLE DOG for publication and copyright purposes ADVERTISING INFORMATION Karen Uthe Semancik Karen cledog net 216 598 6361 PHOTO SUBMISSIONS Mark Brabant Mark cledog net 440 785 4136
dogs of the cle  I N A U G U R A L  welcome TO CLE DOG  submit your photos  mark cledog.net  I S S U E  We are doggone luc...
Where are they now BEHAVIOR Who DICK GODDARD Recently Retired Fox 8 News Meteorologist BY ABBE MOEN Q What should someone look for in a trainer training center Nina K A There are quite a few dog trainers to pick from and choosing the right one for you and your dog is important We all have different personalities including our dogs and even a good dog trainer may not be the right fit for you Finding that right fit can make a difference in your overall success There are trainers who use purely positive methods balanced trainers who use both positive and negative those who only use certain training tools and more Not just one method will work for everyone and every dog No matter what method is used it is important you find a trainer that is willing to adjust to you and your dog s specific needs to accomplish your goals I urge you to ask questions to understand why a particular method may or may not work for your situation You want a trainer that can educate you on why his her method would be best for your situation to help you make an informed decision this We don t all learn the same way nor do our dogs We all had favorite teachers in school or favorite bosses Why were they our favorites Did they show us vs tell us Did they make it more enjoyable and how did they do that No matter what your answers are they are most likely because that teacher or boss communicated to you in a way that was most suitable for you to be successful or to learn the most So when choosing a dog trainer be open to learning about their methods but know how you and your dog best learn You may need to do an evaluation of a class to determine if it s effective communication for you and your dog Ask yourself What did we learn If you find yourself coming up with many answers to this question then most likely it s a good fit Let me explain some fundamental differences between purely positive trainers and balanced trainers Purely positive is just that purely positive They believe only in reward to communicate to the dog the desired behavior Balanced trainers believe in both reward yes you can do that and an interruption of a behavior no you can t do that to communicate to the dog the desired behaviors Also be open to learning Something you may have thought before was ineffective or bad may not be It just may be how that technique is applied and communicated Different dog behaviors require different methods as well There is no one size fitsall in dog training There are many effective training methods and many very successful dog trainers And remember most of dog training is training the handler The key to remember is it s all about communication We are asking our dogs to live in a human world We as the handlers need to find the most effective way for us to communicate to our dogs Your trainer needs to be the one who is the most effective person to teach you Abbe Moen is a certified trainer with Elite K911 in North Ridgeville She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and mom to four dogs Gemma and Oliver rescues and newbies Jolene and Tango What Dick recently returned to OH after visiting his daughter Kimberly in Delray Beach FL to continue his weekly Pet Parade segment with Fox 8 What else Kimberly Goddard shared this update on her dad with CLE DOG magazine He still champions for the welfare of all animals and is very thankful that Goddard s Law was signed by Governor Kasich last June and became effective on September 16 2016 His only true passion is to help the four foots as he always tells people he meets He turned 86 on February 24 or as he says about 30 degrees Celsius My father is in good health and appreciates all the love and kindness from all ages that he has received throughout the years and he will hopefully see everyone at this year s Woollybear Festival in Vermilion Kimberly Who BRENDA BALS Former Publisher of The Cleveland Canine What Brenda has taken on another passion of hers baking She now owns Cupcake Cravings an online gourmet cupcake shop Her cupcakes come in both mini and standard sizes and are perfect for children s birthday parties graduations and weddings She says her cupcakes are unique because the filling and frosting complement the cake flavor What else Her passion for dogs continues Trixie The Cleveland Canine pup passed away in 2012 and in 2013 Brenda added Rosie to the f a m i l y R o s i e w a s rescued from a kill shelter in Cambridge OH Contact cupcake cravings com or call 440 227 0812 4 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio April 2017 CLEDOG net 5
   Where are they now  BEHAVIOR  Who  DICK GODDARD, Recently Retired Fox 8 News Meteorologist  BY ABBE MOEN  Q.  What shou...
Where are they now BEHAVIOR Who DICK GODDARD Recently Retired Fox 8 News Meteorologist BY ABBE MOEN Q What should someone look for in a trainer training center Nina K A There are quite a few dog trainers to pick from and choosing the right one for you and your dog is important We all have different personalities including our dogs and even a good dog trainer may not be the right fit for you Finding that right fit can make a difference in your overall success There are trainers who use purely positive methods balanced trainers who use both positive and negative those who only use certain training tools and more Not just one method will work for everyone and every dog No matter what method is used it is important you find a trainer that is willing to adjust to you and your dog s specific needs to accomplish your goals I urge you to ask questions to understand why a particular method may or may not work for your situation You want a trainer that can educate you on why his her method would be best for your situation to help you make an informed decision this We don t all learn the same way nor do our dogs We all had favorite teachers in school or favorite bosses Why were they our favorites Did they show us vs tell us Did they make it more enjoyable and how did they do that No matter what your answers are they are most likely because that teacher or boss communicated to you in a way that was most suitable for you to be successful or to learn the most So when choosing a dog trainer be open to learning about their methods but know how you and your dog best learn You may need to do an evaluation of a class to determine if it s effective communication for you and your dog Ask yourself What did we learn If you find yourself coming up with many answers to this question then most likely it s a good fit Let me explain some fundamental differences between purely positive trainers and balanced trainers Purely positive is just that purely positive They believe only in reward to communicate to the dog the desired behavior Balanced trainers believe in both reward yes you can do that and an interruption of a behavior no you can t do that to communicate to the dog the desired behaviors Also be open to learning Something you may have thought before was ineffective or bad may not be It just may be how that technique is applied and communicated Different dog behaviors require different methods as well There is no one size fitsall in dog training There are many effective training methods and many very successful dog trainers And remember most of dog training is training the handler The key to remember is it s all about communication We are asking our dogs to live in a human world We as the handlers need to find the most effective way for us to communicate to our dogs Your trainer needs to be the one who is the most effective person to teach you Abbe Moen is a certified trainer with Elite K911 in North Ridgeville She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and mom to four dogs Gemma and Oliver rescues and newbies Jolene and Tango What Dick recently returned to OH after visiting his daughter Kimberly in Delray Beach FL to continue his weekly Pet Parade segment with Fox 8 What else Kimberly Goddard shared this update on her dad with CLE DOG magazine He still champions for the welfare of all animals and is very thankful that Goddard s Law was signed by Governor Kasich last June and became effective on September 16 2016 His only true passion is to help the four foots as he always tells people he meets He turned 86 on February 24 or as he says about 30 degrees Celsius My father is in good health and appreciates all the love and kindness from all ages that he has received throughout the years and he will hopefully see everyone at this year s Woollybear Festival in Vermilion Kimberly Who BRENDA BALS Former Publisher of The Cleveland Canine What Brenda has taken on another passion of hers baking She now owns Cupcake Cravings an online gourmet cupcake shop Her cupcakes come in both mini and standard sizes and are perfect for children s birthday parties graduations and weddings She says her cupcakes are unique because the filling and frosting complement the cake flavor What else Her passion for dogs continues Trixie The Cleveland Canine pup passed away in 2012 and in 2013 Brenda added Rosie to the f a m i l y R o s i e w a s rescued from a kill shelter in Cambridge OH Contact cupcake cravings com or call 440 227 0812 4 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio April 2017 CLEDOG net 5
   Where are they now  BEHAVIOR  Who  DICK GODDARD, Recently Retired Fox 8 News Meteorologist  BY ABBE MOEN  Q.  What shou...
AROUND TOWN From the Cage C uch to the Marley was on a local shelter s euthanasia list P ho BY AMANDA ROUSH BELLA from Dog Life in CLE to Gr eg Mu Hello Cleveland dog lovers My name is Amanda Roush and I am a foster failure to my dog Bella from the Cleveland APL I started a blog called Dog Life in CLE in February of 2016 to help bring awareness to all the fun stuff you can do with your dog to have an active social life All of our dog friendly adventures in Cleveland have led to the opportunity of writing this column for CLE DOG Magazine Dog in the City will feature a list of our newest favorite dog friendly events and places in our city You can visit our blog doglifeincle com or email us at doglifeincle gmail com for more information on each month s listing rr a y 3 when GRIN stepped in to help He was diagnosed with ringworm and entropion which is an inversion of the eyelid To make matters worse the poor guy had a microchip but his owners didn t want him anymore GRIN s vet partner ruled out both diagnoses but determined he did have horrible eye and skin infections and appeared to be depressed Earlier this year Marley was adopted by a retired couple and now lives in Middleburg Hts His hair is growing back and he is now one happy dog Check out these dog friendly places and events for April 2 1 5 6 4 7 1 Hinckley Reservation Hinckley 2 Sibling Revelry Brewing Westlake 3 McGinty s Pub Lakewood 4 South Euclid Dog Park South Euclid 5 Pucks Paws Event with the Cleveland Monsters April 9th Quicken Loans Arena 6 Rising Star Coffee Roasters Lakewood PetPeople is proud to sponsor From the Cage to the Couch As your neighborhood store for pets we are deeply committed to supporting local nonprofit animal related charities Come bring your rescued pets into one of our eight Northeast Ohio stores for natural wholesome and nutritious foods and treats to help them thrive in their new life www PetPeopleStores com 7 Lush Westlake at Crocker Park Blogger dog mom medical professional Etsy shop owner and animal rescue fundraiser Amanda Roush is the resource for dog friendly places and events in the CLE Visit www doglifeincle com or follow doglifeincle to find out more And don t forget 20 of Amanda s Dog Life in CLE Etsy sales benefit local animal shelters The shop features items for those who love dogs Ohio and Cleveland 6 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Partners With Paws of Lorain County Inc raises funds for pets in need like Marley Saving homeless pets four paws at a time PartnersWithPawsOfLorainCountyInc www PartnersWithPawsLC com April 2017 CLEDOG net 7
AROUND TOWN  From the  Cage C uch to the  Marley was on a local shelter   s euthanasia list P ho  BY AMANDA ROUSH   BELLA ...
AROUND TOWN From the Cage C uch to the Marley was on a local shelter s euthanasia list P ho BY AMANDA ROUSH BELLA from Dog Life in CLE to Gr eg Mu Hello Cleveland dog lovers My name is Amanda Roush and I am a foster failure to my dog Bella from the Cleveland APL I started a blog called Dog Life in CLE in February of 2016 to help bring awareness to all the fun stuff you can do with your dog to have an active social life All of our dog friendly adventures in Cleveland have led to the opportunity of writing this column for CLE DOG Magazine Dog in the City will feature a list of our newest favorite dog friendly events and places in our city You can visit our blog doglifeincle com or email us at doglifeincle gmail com for more information on each month s listing rr a y 3 when GRIN stepped in to help He was diagnosed with ringworm and entropion which is an inversion of the eyelid To make matters worse the poor guy had a microchip but his owners didn t want him anymore GRIN s vet partner ruled out both diagnoses but determined he did have horrible eye and skin infections and appeared to be depressed Earlier this year Marley was adopted by a retired couple and now lives in Middleburg Hts His hair is growing back and he is now one happy dog Check out these dog friendly places and events for April 2 1 5 6 4 7 1 Hinckley Reservation Hinckley 2 Sibling Revelry Brewing Westlake 3 McGinty s Pub Lakewood 4 South Euclid Dog Park South Euclid 5 Pucks Paws Event with the Cleveland Monsters April 9th Quicken Loans Arena 6 Rising Star Coffee Roasters Lakewood PetPeople is proud to sponsor From the Cage to the Couch As your neighborhood store for pets we are deeply committed to supporting local nonprofit animal related charities Come bring your rescued pets into one of our eight Northeast Ohio stores for natural wholesome and nutritious foods and treats to help them thrive in their new life www PetPeopleStores com 7 Lush Westlake at Crocker Park Blogger dog mom medical professional Etsy shop owner and animal rescue fundraiser Amanda Roush is the resource for dog friendly places and events in the CLE Visit www doglifeincle com or follow doglifeincle to find out more And don t forget 20 of Amanda s Dog Life in CLE Etsy sales benefit local animal shelters The shop features items for those who love dogs Ohio and Cleveland 6 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Partners With Paws of Lorain County Inc raises funds for pets in need like Marley Saving homeless pets four paws at a time PartnersWithPawsOfLorainCountyInc www PartnersWithPawsLC com April 2017 CLEDOG net 7
AROUND TOWN  From the  Cage C uch to the  Marley was on a local shelter   s euthanasia list P ho  BY AMANDA ROUSH   BELLA ...
REVIEWS BY JENNIFER BAKER APRIL PRODUCTS TOUGH SAFE FUN TOYS Jolly Pets in Streetsboro OH started out making toys for horses It s no secret that dogs love toys Since dogs and horses go together like peanut butter and jelly people noticed their dogs enjoying the horse toys Jolly Pets added dog toys to their lineup and the rest is history The Jolly Eggs and Teaser Ball toys are designed to engage working breeds rolling erratically to engage the brain as well as the body The Bounce N Play is a heavy duty ball that will stand up to tough play for years to come These toys are made to last Fun rating and also no secret they love to destroy them One of the things we get asked most is to recommend a durable toy Over the years we have found three companies that make toys that are great fun for your dog will stand up to some pretty tough play and are made in the USA Durability is important for several reasons the first being safety According to the AVMA American Veterinary Medicine Association toys or pieces of toys are the sixth most common cause of bowel obstructions in dogs Always supervise your dog when they are playing with toys A word about safety when looking for a ball for your dog find one with either a hole on each side or no holes at all A ball with only Planet Dog is located in Portland ME and has a great line of tough and durable toys From the Orbee Tuff Planet and Squeak to the Diamond Plate Double Tuff balls these are a retriever s dream They also float for great water play The Baker dogs have had one of the Planet balls for over four years and it is holding up very well despite being run over with the riding lawn mower on a couple of occasions Fun rating one hole will develop suction as your dog bites down on it This can cause your dog s tongue to be pulled into the toy and could turn into a surgical emergency West Paw Design in Bozeman MT has a great line of Jennifer Baker is owner of the Grateful Dog Bakery in North Ridgeville an allnatural dog and cat supply store featuring an in store dog bakery She is the proud mom of five dogs and one cat To contact Jennifer email news gratefuldogbakery com or follow her GratefulDogB toys that will delight your dog and stand up to vigorous play The Zogoflex line is the most durable and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes The Jive Ball and Hurley are made to be thrown and retrieved The Zisc is a heavyduty flying disc that will stand up to your dog s teeth and bite pressure yet is light enough to fly The Tux is made to hide treats giving your dog s brain a workout The Zogoflex line also floats for great water play Fun rating 8 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio April 2017 CLEDOG net 9
REVIEWS  BY JENNIFER BAKER  APRIL PRODUCTS  TOUGH, SAFE   FUN TOYS Jolly Pets in Streetsboro, OH started out making toys f...
REVIEWS BY JENNIFER BAKER APRIL PRODUCTS TOUGH SAFE FUN TOYS Jolly Pets in Streetsboro OH started out making toys for horses It s no secret that dogs love toys Since dogs and horses go together like peanut butter and jelly people noticed their dogs enjoying the horse toys Jolly Pets added dog toys to their lineup and the rest is history The Jolly Eggs and Teaser Ball toys are designed to engage working breeds rolling erratically to engage the brain as well as the body The Bounce N Play is a heavy duty ball that will stand up to tough play for years to come These toys are made to last Fun rating and also no secret they love to destroy them One of the things we get asked most is to recommend a durable toy Over the years we have found three companies that make toys that are great fun for your dog will stand up to some pretty tough play and are made in the USA Durability is important for several reasons the first being safety According to the AVMA American Veterinary Medicine Association toys or pieces of toys are the sixth most common cause of bowel obstructions in dogs Always supervise your dog when they are playing with toys A word about safety when looking for a ball for your dog find one with either a hole on each side or no holes at all A ball with only Planet Dog is located in Portland ME and has a great line of tough and durable toys From the Orbee Tuff Planet and Squeak to the Diamond Plate Double Tuff balls these are a retriever s dream They also float for great water play The Baker dogs have had one of the Planet balls for over four years and it is holding up very well despite being run over with the riding lawn mower on a couple of occasions Fun rating one hole will develop suction as your dog bites down on it This can cause your dog s tongue to be pulled into the toy and could turn into a surgical emergency West Paw Design in Bozeman MT has a great line of Jennifer Baker is owner of the Grateful Dog Bakery in North Ridgeville an allnatural dog and cat supply store featuring an in store dog bakery She is the proud mom of five dogs and one cat To contact Jennifer email news gratefuldogbakery com or follow her GratefulDogB toys that will delight your dog and stand up to vigorous play The Zogoflex line is the most durable and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes The Jive Ball and Hurley are made to be thrown and retrieved The Zisc is a heavyduty flying disc that will stand up to your dog s teeth and bite pressure yet is light enough to fly The Tux is made to hide treats giving your dog s brain a workout The Zogoflex line also floats for great water play Fun rating 8 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio April 2017 CLEDOG net 9
REVIEWS  BY JENNIFER BAKER  APRIL PRODUCTS  TOUGH, SAFE   FUN TOYS Jolly Pets in Streetsboro, OH started out making toys f...
F E AT U R E I ve always had a thing for polar bears and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those I chose dogs that look like them CLE work I sang to help pay my way through college Now I enjoy playing for people who just want to have a good time The positive energy of our fans is contagious and keeps me and hopefully them coming back for more says Robins CELEBRITY DOG MOM Monica Robins The energy of Robins the dog mom is e v i d e n t a f te r spending only a few minutes with her on a recent dog walk in the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation She carefully unloads Griffin from her SUV which is equipped with a Twistep swing gate ramp for the 140 pound pooch as well as a personalized license plate that creatively translates to K9 Co Pilot By Karen Uthe Semancik She shares that she took a week off work for maternity leave when she brought the then 8 week old Griffin home and swears by giant soup bones raw from the grocery butcher which she fills with unsweetened canned pumpkin and freezes Keeps him occupied for hours As the day wraps up Robins chats about her preparations for Griffin s p e n d i n g b i r t h d a y celebration We ve had a family birthday party for him every year with help from Grateful Dog Bakery and their pup cakes He s done wearing the birthday hats though Photos Studio KMR Photography MEET MONICA ROBINS Emmy Award winning reporter community activist acclaimed singer Harley Davidson enthusiast and devoted dog mom The WKYC TV3 senior health correspondent rocks it all with fearless grace loyalty and confidence characteristics also found in the breed of her dog Griffin a Great Pyrenees celebrating his 10th birthday on April 8th I ve always had a thing for polar bears and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those I chose dogs that look like them I ve had a Samoyed and Griffin is my second Pyr says Robins The Pittsburgh native went to school at West Virginia University and hung around that area for a few years as she broke into the TV broadcast scene It was there she met and couldn t live without a Samoyed named Bear who accompanied her to Columbus and finally Cleveland where she has lived and worked the last 19 years Bear has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge along with childhood 10 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio dog Zieskite the Poodle Yiddish for sweetheart Brody the Great Pyr Piper the Scottish Deerhound from Cleveland APL Fiona the Newfoundland Love A Stray rescue and Renfield the cat but Robins is never without a few fur kids The conversation quickly turns to typical dog mom topics such as dog treats she makes her own vacuums she has four and uses all of them and lint rollers she buys them in bulk She may be all business on television but this CLE dog mom is sweeter and funnier than a litter of fuzzy face licking Great Pyr puppies Breeder or Shelter Rescue Grif was a pup from a litter with Lucky G Ranch in Luck WI They are an organic working farm that raises working dog Great Pyr pups while also running a Great Pyr rescue Our recently deceased Newfie Fiona was a rescue from Love A Stray Flexi or Web 6 foot horse lead Regular or Raw Both He gets Solid Gold Wolf Bites for large breeds and Raw Green Tripe from APlaceForPaws com in central Ohio Free Feed or Fixed Meals Two meals a day for a total of four cups of dry in the winter and about three cups in summer because he doesn t eat as much When we had Fiona he had to finish his food or she would finish it for him Now he grazes We taught him to eat with a giggle ball which he had to push around to get bites of kibble It made him a slow eater which was important to us since big dogs are at a higher risk for bloat Your Bed or Dog Bed He has a Big Barker orthopedic giant dog bed but he prefers to sleep on ours so we bought a king sized bed And he especially prefers sleeping on top of me Dog Park or Metropark Metropark hikes Trainer or Homeschool He went through all obedience including TDI certification at K 9 University with Amy Gutmann He s a rescue mutt who thinks he s a cat says Robins Since age 15 I ve been singing in bands I gave up trying to be a rock star years ago because if I sang for a living then it would be as shared by mom Monica Robins Doggie Daycare or Daily Walk He demands a minimum of two walks per day He s very clear on this demand She and life partner Deke Kumler share their Westshore area home with birthday boy Griffin and Mojo the cat a fuzzy orange ball ofhate her words found in a Lorain drainpipe as a kitten And pets aren t all Robins and Kumler share The two are band mates in The Whiskey Kings classic rock and dance and Ninja Cowboys current country hits Robins is the lead singer for the two bands while Kumler plays the drums In fact the two met when she auditioned for the band he was drumming for and have been together for 18 years GRIFFIN AT A GLANCE Inset photos provided by Monica Robins Pet Sitter or Boarding We have a pet sitter live at our house when we take a one week vacation each year He sleeps on her too Purebred or Mix He is a purebred Great Pyrenees You can follow Monica Robins on Twitter monicarobins or visit www monicarobins com She and both of the bands also have Facebook pages April 2017 CLEDOG net 11
F E AT U R E     I ve always had a thing for polar bears, and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those, I chose dogs th...
F E AT U R E I ve always had a thing for polar bears and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those I chose dogs that look like them CLE work I sang to help pay my way through college Now I enjoy playing for people who just want to have a good time The positive energy of our fans is contagious and keeps me and hopefully them coming back for more says Robins CELEBRITY DOG MOM Monica Robins The energy of Robins the dog mom is e v i d e n t a f te r spending only a few minutes with her on a recent dog walk in the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation She carefully unloads Griffin from her SUV which is equipped with a Twistep swing gate ramp for the 140 pound pooch as well as a personalized license plate that creatively translates to K9 Co Pilot By Karen Uthe Semancik She shares that she took a week off work for maternity leave when she brought the then 8 week old Griffin home and swears by giant soup bones raw from the grocery butcher which she fills with unsweetened canned pumpkin and freezes Keeps him occupied for hours As the day wraps up Robins chats about her preparations for Griffin s p e n d i n g b i r t h d a y celebration We ve had a family birthday party for him every year with help from Grateful Dog Bakery and their pup cakes He s done wearing the birthday hats though Photos Studio KMR Photography MEET MONICA ROBINS Emmy Award winning reporter community activist acclaimed singer Harley Davidson enthusiast and devoted dog mom The WKYC TV3 senior health correspondent rocks it all with fearless grace loyalty and confidence characteristics also found in the breed of her dog Griffin a Great Pyrenees celebrating his 10th birthday on April 8th I ve always had a thing for polar bears and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those I chose dogs that look like them I ve had a Samoyed and Griffin is my second Pyr says Robins The Pittsburgh native went to school at West Virginia University and hung around that area for a few years as she broke into the TV broadcast scene It was there she met and couldn t live without a Samoyed named Bear who accompanied her to Columbus and finally Cleveland where she has lived and worked the last 19 years Bear has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge along with childhood 10 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio dog Zieskite the Poodle Yiddish for sweetheart Brody the Great Pyr Piper the Scottish Deerhound from Cleveland APL Fiona the Newfoundland Love A Stray rescue and Renfield the cat but Robins is never without a few fur kids The conversation quickly turns to typical dog mom topics such as dog treats she makes her own vacuums she has four and uses all of them and lint rollers she buys them in bulk She may be all business on television but this CLE dog mom is sweeter and funnier than a litter of fuzzy face licking Great Pyr puppies Breeder or Shelter Rescue Grif was a pup from a litter with Lucky G Ranch in Luck WI They are an organic working farm that raises working dog Great Pyr pups while also running a Great Pyr rescue Our recently deceased Newfie Fiona was a rescue from Love A Stray Flexi or Web 6 foot horse lead Regular or Raw Both He gets Solid Gold Wolf Bites for large breeds and Raw Green Tripe from APlaceForPaws com in central Ohio Free Feed or Fixed Meals Two meals a day for a total of four cups of dry in the winter and about three cups in summer because he doesn t eat as much When we had Fiona he had to finish his food or she would finish it for him Now he grazes We taught him to eat with a giggle ball which he had to push around to get bites of kibble It made him a slow eater which was important to us since big dogs are at a higher risk for bloat Your Bed or Dog Bed He has a Big Barker orthopedic giant dog bed but he prefers to sleep on ours so we bought a king sized bed And he especially prefers sleeping on top of me Dog Park or Metropark Metropark hikes Trainer or Homeschool He went through all obedience including TDI certification at K 9 University with Amy Gutmann He s a rescue mutt who thinks he s a cat says Robins Since age 15 I ve been singing in bands I gave up trying to be a rock star years ago because if I sang for a living then it would be as shared by mom Monica Robins Doggie Daycare or Daily Walk He demands a minimum of two walks per day He s very clear on this demand She and life partner Deke Kumler share their Westshore area home with birthday boy Griffin and Mojo the cat a fuzzy orange ball ofhate her words found in a Lorain drainpipe as a kitten And pets aren t all Robins and Kumler share The two are band mates in The Whiskey Kings classic rock and dance and Ninja Cowboys current country hits Robins is the lead singer for the two bands while Kumler plays the drums In fact the two met when she auditioned for the band he was drumming for and have been together for 18 years GRIFFIN AT A GLANCE Inset photos provided by Monica Robins Pet Sitter or Boarding We have a pet sitter live at our house when we take a one week vacation each year He sleeps on her too Purebred or Mix He is a purebred Great Pyrenees You can follow Monica Robins on Twitter monicarobins or visit www monicarobins com She and both of the bands also have Facebook pages April 2017 CLEDOG net 11
F E AT U R E     I ve always had a thing for polar bears, and since I wasn t allowed to have one of those, I chose dogs th...
RESCUE EFFORTS Going Global to Rescue Goldens By Susan Spisak a need explains Lisa Kime vice president of the Northeast Ohio based Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service Inc or GRIN when asked about the decision to rescue Goldens from the Istanbul Turkey area without hampering the rescue organization s stateside efforts Aware of the tens of thousands of homeless dogs roaming Turkish streets and that upward of 2 000 were Goldens they initiated Operation Buckeye Bound 12 dogs as they re transported in groups to be cost effective With the success of the first mission foster homes being available and a waiting list of approved adopters GRIN brought in nine more Turkey dogs last fall requesting some that needed extra care Volunteers again caravanned to the Windy City to greet their tail wagging Goldens and according to Kime there wasn t a dry eye on that O Hare tarmac The second mission included Chance who was hit by a car in Turkey had toe surgery there is having ongoing laser therapy and may need a skin graft Originally skin and bones special needs Sir Bentley is flourishing although he ll always have tremors Bentley and several others required dental work with extractions as they were forced to turn to rescuers said she struggled as she was struck twice by cars but has remained sweet through it all Once at O Hare she begged for belly rubs and hasn t stopped yet Another dog brought over in the second mission Cider is giving back to her new community as a therapy dog Ten of the 11 total dogs brought over from Turkey have since been adopted Chance is the only one not yet adopted and that s because he s on medical hold until his foot issue is resolved GRIN board member Cheryl Thomson spearheads the program and shared that Golden pups were once a Turkish status symbol but as they aged and owners lost interest they were dumped at shelters or into streets The shelters spay neuter and vaccinate for rabies but because they don t euthanize when they re full dogs are let loose The Goldens chosen by participating rescues are quarantined prior to travel given a medical exam with rabies shot and receive a passport with handmade good luck beads which Turkish volunteers feel ward off evil spirits They re then transported safely on pallets each in his own disinfected crate via approved cargo airlines So how did this international rescue mission begin Long backstory short an American in Istanbul noticed the shocking number of stray Goldens and contacted Adopt a Golden Atlanta That rescue worked with Turkish shelters squared away logistics and began bringing them to the States for adoption in 2015 Soon other nonprofits like GRIN followed 10 of the 11 total dogs brought over from Turkey have since been adopted All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Not knowing what to expect GRIN opted to rescue only two dogs last spring naming them Scarlet and Grey They raised the 1 800 flight fee for each and volunteers headed to Chicago s O Hare International Airport to meet their duo Other rescues were also awaiting It s been a fabulous experience said Kime She s thankful to the supportive GRIN membership which she likens to a family and shares that the nonprofit is looking forward to rescuing more of Turkey s Goldens in need this spring Arriving at O Hare Photos by GRIN It was about expanding the mission We knew there were dogs over there with Chance is on medical hold Cider is now a therapy dog rocks and garbage for sustenance Senior gal Sundance once a forest dweller finally adjusted to her home and the resident dog and has become a lover For Golden Lab mix Hope street life took its toll on her Turkish GRIN is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has rescued nearly 4 000 Goldens since its founding For more information on GRIN or its regional and Bentley is flourishing For tips info and events sign up for our woof ENewsletter via our website at international missions visit www grinrescue org April 2017 CLEDOG net 13
RESCUE EFFORTS  Going Global to Rescue Goldens By Susan Spisak  a need,    explains Lisa Kime, vice president of the North...
RESCUE EFFORTS Going Global to Rescue Goldens By Susan Spisak a need explains Lisa Kime vice president of the Northeast Ohio based Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service Inc or GRIN when asked about the decision to rescue Goldens from the Istanbul Turkey area without hampering the rescue organization s stateside efforts Aware of the tens of thousands of homeless dogs roaming Turkish streets and that upward of 2 000 were Goldens they initiated Operation Buckeye Bound 12 dogs as they re transported in groups to be cost effective With the success of the first mission foster homes being available and a waiting list of approved adopters GRIN brought in nine more Turkey dogs last fall requesting some that needed extra care Volunteers again caravanned to the Windy City to greet their tail wagging Goldens and according to Kime there wasn t a dry eye on that O Hare tarmac The second mission included Chance who was hit by a car in Turkey had toe surgery there is having ongoing laser therapy and may need a skin graft Originally skin and bones special needs Sir Bentley is flourishing although he ll always have tremors Bentley and several others required dental work with extractions as they were forced to turn to rescuers said she struggled as she was struck twice by cars but has remained sweet through it all Once at O Hare she begged for belly rubs and hasn t stopped yet Another dog brought over in the second mission Cider is giving back to her new community as a therapy dog Ten of the 11 total dogs brought over from Turkey have since been adopted Chance is the only one not yet adopted and that s because he s on medical hold until his foot issue is resolved GRIN board member Cheryl Thomson spearheads the program and shared that Golden pups were once a Turkish status symbol but as they aged and owners lost interest they were dumped at shelters or into streets The shelters spay neuter and vaccinate for rabies but because they don t euthanize when they re full dogs are let loose The Goldens chosen by participating rescues are quarantined prior to travel given a medical exam with rabies shot and receive a passport with handmade good luck beads which Turkish volunteers feel ward off evil spirits They re then transported safely on pallets each in his own disinfected crate via approved cargo airlines So how did this international rescue mission begin Long backstory short an American in Istanbul noticed the shocking number of stray Goldens and contacted Adopt a Golden Atlanta That rescue worked with Turkish shelters squared away logistics and began bringing them to the States for adoption in 2015 Soon other nonprofits like GRIN followed 10 of the 11 total dogs brought over from Turkey have since been adopted All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Not knowing what to expect GRIN opted to rescue only two dogs last spring naming them Scarlet and Grey They raised the 1 800 flight fee for each and volunteers headed to Chicago s O Hare International Airport to meet their duo Other rescues were also awaiting It s been a fabulous experience said Kime She s thankful to the supportive GRIN membership which she likens to a family and shares that the nonprofit is looking forward to rescuing more of Turkey s Goldens in need this spring Arriving at O Hare Photos by GRIN It was about expanding the mission We knew there were dogs over there with Chance is on medical hold Cider is now a therapy dog rocks and garbage for sustenance Senior gal Sundance once a forest dweller finally adjusted to her home and the resident dog and has become a lover For Golden Lab mix Hope street life took its toll on her Turkish GRIN is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has rescued nearly 4 000 Goldens since its founding For more information on GRIN or its regional and Bentley is flourishing For tips info and events sign up for our woof ENewsletter via our website at international missions visit www grinrescue org April 2017 CLEDOG net 13
RESCUE EFFORTS  Going Global to Rescue Goldens By Susan Spisak  a need,    explains Lisa Kime, vice president of the North...
THE HOLIDAYS MAY BE DEADLY TO DOGS As pet parents prepare for Passover and Easter CLE DOG magazine would like to remind you that human treats and traditions can be dangerous and even deadly for dogs Up to half of veterinary patients the day after a holiday come in with vomiting and or diarrhea Don t let your pooch become a statistic read on Xylitol Extremely toxic sugar substitute found in sugar free jellybeans chocolate and gum May cause an immediate drop in blood sugar resulting in seizures liver damage and even death Visit a vet emergency facility if you suspect ingestion Chocolate Most chocolate is milk or dark which isn t as bad as the baking kind Even one square of baking can be dangerous since it s more concentrated The smaller the dog the less chocolate it takes to make him sick Get your dog to an emergency clinic immediately if you see these symptoms weakness difficulty breathing or collapse And if your dog has ingested baking chocolate get him to the clinic now Marshmallow Peeps and Jellybeans May cause an upset stomach Easter Lilies These flowers should be avoided Easter lilies are one of the most poisonous plants for pets Vomiting lethargy and loss of appetite are symptoms of lily poisoning Daffodils can also be toxic By Karen Uthe Semancik JUST IN CASE THESE VET CLINICS OFFER OVERNIGHT HOURS Animal Emergency Clinic West 216 362 6000 14000 Keystone Pkwy Brook Park Lorain County Animal Emergency Center 440 240 1400 5152 Grove Ave Lorain VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists 216 831 6789 4760 Richmond Road Warrensville Hts West Park Animal Hospital 216 252 4500 open until 1 a m 4117 Rocky River Dr Cleveland To board or not to board that is the question With spring break upon us and summer vacations right around the corner pooch parents are facing the dilemma of what to do with Trixie when they travel Should they take her to a boarding facility or hire a pet sitter to come into their home Both options have pros and cons and neither is cheap but Trixie does deserve the best so here s some information to help you make a decision that s right for you and your 4legged bestie BOARDING Some boarding facilities are traditional indoor kennels pens or cages with scheduled potty breaks and daily socialization while others such as Paws by the Lake pet resort in Avon Lake offer group playtime grooming walks private rooms with televisions and in suite webcams for anxious pet parents who want to check in on their little darlings Diane Tarone Paws by the Lake s building manager compares dog boarding to the hotel industry as there are many options price points and services to choose from We go by housing type A Chihuahua can 14 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio stay in a smaller guest suite while a larger dog might prefer an 8 x 10 space There are also private rooms for timid guests and our Boardwalk setting with a panoramic It comes down to what the owner wants says Tarone When asked how boarding is different than in home care she talks about the social aspect Dogs are social so they benefit from our Pal Time playtime during the day interacting with other dogs their same size and temperament Here there s no down time to get bored and they sleep well at night says Tarone And for dogs who don t do well in that social setting Tarone says there are one on one nature walks and solo playtimes in a spacious area It s fun for the dogs to be able to play with the other dogs have their meals and menus brought to them and then enjoy a spa day We check in on our guests more than a hotel concierge I ve been here 42 years because the care here is very high says Tarone All facilities should require vaccination records and to minimize contagious diseases many boarding sites including Paws by the Lake require the canine flu shot and a fecal sample Kennels may not be able to honor your pet s exact schedule so if sticking to a routine is important boarding may not be the best option If your dog is a senior or is more of a loner cage free boarding may not be the best option for your pet so ask the service provider what type of boarding is offered Stress may also be a factor so some dogs may prefer their own surroundings PET SITTER Pet sitting can include someone coming into your home several times a day to check on your dog feed her socialize with her take her for a walk and let her out for potty breaks Or it may be having the provider live at your home while you re away The first option is more common and usually less expensive Visiting pet sitters keep pooches comfortable in their own environment and daily routine They receive one on one attention Another benefit of hiring a pet sitter is home security Having a car in the driveway several times a day lights on at various times and mail and newspapers taken in makes it appear as if someone is home Pet sitters may also agree to watering the plants and refilling outside birdfeeders With a big pro for boarding being the social aspect a con may be the spread of illnesses April 2017 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THE HOLIDAYS MAY BE DEADLY TO DOGS As pet parents prepare for Passover and Easter, CLE DOG magazine would like to remind y...
THE HOLIDAYS MAY BE DEADLY TO DOGS As pet parents prepare for Passover and Easter CLE DOG magazine would like to remind you that human treats and traditions can be dangerous and even deadly for dogs Up to half of veterinary patients the day after a holiday come in with vomiting and or diarrhea Don t let your pooch become a statistic read on Xylitol Extremely toxic sugar substitute found in sugar free jellybeans chocolate and gum May cause an immediate drop in blood sugar resulting in seizures liver damage and even death Visit a vet emergency facility if you suspect ingestion Chocolate Most chocolate is milk or dark which isn t as bad as the baking kind Even one square of baking can be dangerous since it s more concentrated The smaller the dog the less chocolate it takes to make him sick Get your dog to an emergency clinic immediately if you see these symptoms weakness difficulty breathing or collapse And if your dog has ingested baking chocolate get him to the clinic now Marshmallow Peeps and Jellybeans May cause an upset stomach Easter Lilies These flowers should be avoided Easter lilies are one of the most poisonous plants for pets Vomiting lethargy and loss of appetite are symptoms of lily poisoning Daffodils can also be toxic By Karen Uthe Semancik JUST IN CASE THESE VET CLINICS OFFER OVERNIGHT HOURS Animal Emergency Clinic West 216 362 6000 14000 Keystone Pkwy Brook Park Lorain County Animal Emergency Center 440 240 1400 5152 Grove Ave Lorain VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists 216 831 6789 4760 Richmond Road Warrensville Hts West Park Animal Hospital 216 252 4500 open until 1 a m 4117 Rocky River Dr Cleveland To board or not to board that is the question With spring break upon us and summer vacations right around the corner pooch parents are facing the dilemma of what to do with Trixie when they travel Should they take her to a boarding facility or hire a pet sitter to come into their home Both options have pros and cons and neither is cheap but Trixie does deserve the best so here s some information to help you make a decision that s right for you and your 4legged bestie BOARDING Some boarding facilities are traditional indoor kennels pens or cages with scheduled potty breaks and daily socialization while others such as Paws by the Lake pet resort in Avon Lake offer group playtime grooming walks private rooms with televisions and in suite webcams for anxious pet parents who want to check in on their little darlings Diane Tarone Paws by the Lake s building manager compares dog boarding to the hotel industry as there are many options price points and services to choose from We go by housing type A Chihuahua can 14 All things DOG in Northeast Ohio stay in a smaller guest suite while a larger dog might prefer an 8 x 10 space There are also private rooms for timid guests and our Boardwalk setting with a panoramic It comes down to what the owner wants says Tarone When asked how boarding is different than in home care she talks about the social aspect Dogs are social so they benefit from our Pal Time playtime during the day interacting with other dogs their same size and temperament Here there s no down time to get bored and they sleep well at night says Tarone And for dogs who don t do well in that social setting Tarone says there are one on one nature walks and solo playtimes in a spacious area It s fun for the dogs to be able to play with the other dogs have their meals and menus brought to them and then enjoy a spa day We check in on our guests more than a hotel concierge I ve been here 42 years because the care here is very high says Tarone All facilities should require vaccination records and to minimize contagious diseases many boarding sites including Paws by the Lake require the canine flu shot and a fecal sample Kennels may not be able to honor your pet s exact schedule so if sticking to a routine is important boarding may not be the best option If your dog is a senior or is more of a loner cage free boarding may not be the best option for your pet so ask the service provider what type of boarding is offered Stress may also be a factor so some dogs may prefer their own surroundings PET SITTER Pet sitting can include someone coming into your home several times a day to check on your dog feed her socialize with her take her for a walk and let her out for potty breaks Or it may be having the provider live at your home while you re away The first option is more common and usually less expensive Visiting pet sitters keep pooches comfortable in their own environment and daily routine They receive one on one attention Another benefit of hiring a pet sitter is home security Having a car in the driveway several times a day lights on at various times and mail and newspapers taken in makes it appear as if someone is home Pet sitters may also agree to watering the plants and refilling outside birdfeeders With a big pro for boarding being the social aspect a con may be the spread of illnesses April 2017 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THE HOLIDAYS MAY BE DEADLY TO DOGS As pet parents prepare for Passover and Easter, CLE DOG magazine would like to remind y...
APRIL IS PREVENTION OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS MONTH To Board or Not to Board continued Nancy Brown owner of Hot Diggity Dog Inc describes in home pet care as an extension of the owner A pet care pro is a stand in and surrogate who steps into the owner s shoes to fulfill day to day owner functions for pets when the owners are away or unable to do these things themselves says Brown a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and author of a soon to be published book on the subject Brown stresses that a serious advantage of using a pet sitter is that the dog owner and service provider have a direct personal relationship You will know exactly who is tending to your dog when you want her to be tended to They re there for your pets when you need them to be They conform to your schedule They meet your needs That s their value proposition says Brown A benefit for in home pet services is keeping timid senior or low activity dogs in their own environment and away from other dogs Cons are usually cost related especially if your dog requires more than three visits daily And if your dog has specific medical issues such as diabetes not all pet sitters have the training needed to administer that care Something else to consider is what happens to your dog if the pet sitter becomes ill or has a family emergency Whoever you trust to care for your dog don t be afraid to ask your service provider to send you updates and photos of your pet A quick photo or text message letting you know Trixie is A Okay will help you relax and enjoy your vacation So what is a veterinarian s take on all this Dr James Haddad of Avon Lake Animal Clinic offers some feedback When I discuss boarding options with owners it is based on a discussion of the pets medical needs temperament and available options Most often the ideal solution is to move the pet to another person s home This works well as long as the other people and pets in the environment get along well and the caregiver is capable of handling the visiting pet s needs says Dr Haddad When determining the best plan for you and your dog make sure a few things are in order before you head out of town vet records your pet s identification tag with your current cell number your itinerary and your contact information Also share a written summary of your dog s normal routine including feeding schedule and potty breaks as well as her likes and dislikes including any quirks such as being thunder phobic Be sure to list an emergency contact to whom you give the authority to make decisions while you re way in case your pet becomes ill and you cannot be reached And if you are boarding don t forget to pack your pet s food treats and medications her favorite toy bed or blankie and something that smells like you such as an old t shirt As you make your decision take into account your budget your dog s age her behavior personality and medical needs Remember before you know it you ll be reunited with your buddy rested and refreshed WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BOARDING FACILITY FINDING THE RIGHT PET SITTER Diane Tarone of Paws by the Lake pet resort in Avon Lake offers a few suggestions Nancy Brown of Hot Diggity Dog Inc shares some pointers All things DOG in Northeast Ohio LYME DISEASE IN DOGS I ve seen too many situations where an untrained caregiver was unaware of a deteriorating or new health condition and help for a needy pet was delayed If this option is elected I advise to choose a trained person and have multiple visits According to Dr Haddad a boarding facility Tour the facility looking for cleanliness and the attitude of the caregivers Pay attention to outdoor play areas fire alarm systems comfort and noise levels Are veterinarians on staff onsite Is the facility staffed 24 7 Look for a facility with history 16 may be a better option if the pet needs additional care or the owner does not have the option of an alternate home And if you do go the pet sitter route he suggests using a certified professional Ask for references credentials and years of service Are they bonded insured Will the same person provide care at each visit Is there a backup plan if the provider has an emergency Do they have reliable transportation A Firsthand Account Quofothteemonth Marriage is playing Rock Paper Scissors to see who has to get up from the couch and let the dog out Heather and Eric Schmuhl Cleveland By Mark Brabant Knowing something is wrong with your dog is unnerving especially when you don t know exactly what it is Symptoms such as diarrhea loss of appetite or lack of energy could be anything from I ate something funky in the backyard to Lyme disease Yes Lyme disease Several years back our black Labrador Hatteras Hattie just wasn t herself She was lethargic not eating and seemed stiff After a few days of this behavior we decided to visit the vet who suggested we run some blood work It came back positive for Lyme disease I didn t even know dogs could get this SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS Diarrhea Fever Loss of appetite Reduced energy Lameness stiffness and or swelling of joints Consult with your veterinarian if your dog is experiencing these symptoms Blacklegged deer tick Hattie was on year round flea and tick prevention but we do spend a lot of time outdoors However it happened she had been infected and it was most likely from the blacklegged tick also known as the deer tick The tick feeds on an infected victim carries the bacterium inside of it and then passes it into the dog s bloodstream through a bite She was put on an antibiotic and forced to take it easy for a few weeks Now we are diligent about checking her after every outing and never missing a monthly dose of flea and tick preventative With an unseasonably warm February and March ticks have made an early return so do yourself a favor and make that veterinary appointment and consider getting your dog on year round parasite prevention Don t let your dog suffer from this potentially debilitating yet mostly preventable disease April 2017 CLEDOG net 17
APRIL IS PREVENTION OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS MONTH  To Board or Not to Board continued Nancy Brown, owner of Hot Diggity Do...
APRIL IS PREVENTION OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS MONTH To Board or Not to Board continued Nancy Brown owner of Hot Diggity Dog Inc describes in home pet care as an extension of the owner A pet care pro is a stand in and surrogate who steps into the owner s shoes to fulfill day to day owner functions for pets when the owners are away or unable to do these things themselves says Brown a member of Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and author of a soon to be published book on the subject Brown stresses that a serious advantage of using a pet sitter is that the dog owner and service provider have a direct personal relationship You will know exactly who is tending to your dog when you want her to be tended to They re there for your pets when you need them to be They conform to your schedule They meet your needs That s their value proposition says Brown A benefit for in home pet services is keeping timid senior or low activity dogs in their own environment and away from other dogs Cons are usually cost related especially if your dog requires more than three visits daily And if your dog has specific medical issues such as diabetes not all pet sitters have the training needed to administer that care Something else to consider is what happens to your dog if the pet sitter becomes ill or has a family emergency Whoever you trust to care for your dog don t be afraid to ask your service provider to send you updates and photos of your pet A quick photo or text message letting you know Trixie is A Okay will help you relax and enjoy your vacation So what is a veterinarian s take on all this Dr James Haddad of Avon Lake Animal Clinic offers some feedback When I discuss boarding options with owners it is based on a discussion of the pets medical needs temperament and available options Most often the ideal solution is to move the pet to another person s home This works well as long as the other people and pets in the environment get along well and the caregiver is capable of handling the visiting pet s needs says Dr Haddad When determining the best plan for you and your dog make sure a few things are in order before you head out of town vet records your pet s identification tag with your current cell number your itinerary and your contact information Also share a written summary of your dog s normal routine including feeding schedule and potty breaks as well as her likes and dislikes including any quirks such as being thunder phobic Be sure to list an emergency contact to whom you give the authority to make decisions while you re way in case your pet becomes ill and you cannot be reached And if you are boarding don t forget to pack your pet s food treats and medications her favorite toy bed or blankie and something that smells like you such as an old t shirt As you make your decision take into account your budget your dog s age her behavior personality and medical needs Remember before you know it you ll be reunited with your buddy rested and refreshed WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BOARDING FACILITY FINDING THE RIGHT PET SITTER Diane Tarone of Paws by the Lake pet resort in Avon Lake offers a few suggestions Nancy Brown of Hot Diggity Dog Inc shares some pointers All things DOG in Northeast Ohio LYME DISEASE IN DOGS I ve seen too many situations where an untrained caregiver was unaware of a deteriorating or new health condition and help for a needy pet was delayed If this option is elected I advise to choose a trained person and have multiple visits According to Dr Haddad a boarding facility Tour the facility looking for cleanliness and the attitude of the caregivers Pay attention to outdoor play areas fire alarm systems comfort and noise levels Are veterinarians on staff onsite Is the facility staffed 24 7 Look for a facility with history 16 may be a better option if the pet needs additional care or the owner does not have the option of an alternate home And if you do go the pet sitter route he suggests using a certified professional Ask for references credentials and years of service Are they bonded insured Will the same person provide care at each visit Is there a backup plan if the provider has an emergency Do they have reliable transportation A Firsthand Account Quofothteemonth Marriage is playing Rock Paper Scissors to see who has to get up from the couch and let the dog out Heather and Eric Schmuhl Cleveland By Mark Brabant Knowing something is wrong with your dog is unnerving especially when you don t know exactly what it is Symptoms such as diarrhea loss of appetite or lack of energy could be anything from I ate something funky in the backyard to Lyme disease Yes Lyme disease Several years back our black Labrador Hatteras Hattie just wasn t herself She was lethargic not eating and seemed stiff After a few days of this behavior we decided to visit the vet who suggested we run some blood work It came back positive for Lyme disease I didn t even know dogs could get this SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS Diarrhea Fever Loss of appetite Reduced energy Lameness stiffness and or swelling of joints Consult with your veterinarian if your dog is experiencing these symptoms Blacklegged deer tick Hattie was on year round flea and tick prevention but we do spend a lot of time outdoors However it happened she had been infected and it was most likely from the blacklegged tick also known as the deer tick The tick feeds on an infected victim carries the bacterium inside of it and then passes it into the dog s bloodstream through a bite She was put on an antibiotic and forced to take it easy for a few weeks Now we are diligent about checking her after every outing and never missing a monthly dose of flea and tick preventative With an unseasonably warm February and March ticks have made an early return so do yourself a favor and make that veterinary appointment and consider getting your dog on year round parasite prevention Don t let your dog suffer from this potentially debilitating yet mostly preventable disease April 2017 CLEDOG net 17
APRIL IS PREVENTION OF LYME DISEASE IN DOGS MONTH  To Board or Not to Board continued Nancy Brown, owner of Hot Diggity Do...
There are many names for it dog doody dog droppings dog piles and plain old dog poop but one thing s for sure dog waste can impact our waterways if not disposed of properly According to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District when it rains bacteria from dog poop can soak into groundwater or be carried by rainwater to storm sewers which carry the flow to nearby streams In either case the water is not treated at a wastewater treatment plant and that s not good for the environment says Jennifer Elting senior public information specialist for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District than 45 tons of dog waste every day And that s just Cuyahoga County alone National Scoop the Poop Week is the last week in April each year starting April 24 this year and National Don t Step in the Dog Poop Day is Tuesday April 25 How will you be celebrating And since dogs can t flush the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has created the clever Pick Up Poop campaign or P U P for short to encourage dog owners to doo their doo ty and bag their pet s waste and properly dispose of it in a trash receptacle Dog owners can take the P U P Pledge online www dogscantflush org and promise to pick up poop In return for taking the pledge we will send you a prize for your pooch says Elting According to Elting there are more than 90 000 dogs in Cuyahoga County And if each of those dogs poops twice a day that could be more All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Dog poop is not a fertilizer Bagging it really is the best option as it eliminates the direct contribution of bacteria to local waterways And biodegradable bags help the situation further says Elting For even more eco friendly options consider an in ground pet waste composter such as the Doggie Dooley which works similarly to a home septic system Whichever method you choose to clean up after your dog just doo it It s not only proper dog owner etiquette it s necessary to keep waterways clean and free of harmful bacteria Dogs can t flush so remember to P U P To take the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District s P U P Pledge visit www dogscantflush org and click on the Take the P U P Pledge link 18 She shares that due to dogs high protein diet their waste is highly acidic and can contain 10 times as much fecal coliform bacteria as cow manure Plus a whole lot of other nasty stuff like e coli salmonella and giardia Yuck HOLIDA YS By Karen Uthe Semancik CALENDAR Pick Up t Doo It s u J Poop APRIL National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month National Heartworm Awareness Month National Pet First Aid Awareness Month Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month Every Day is Tag Day April 1 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day April 8 National Pet Day April 11 Pet Owners Independence Day April 18 Pet Owners Day April 19 National Lost Dog Awareness Day April 23 International Guide Dog Day April 26 National Kids and Pets Day April 26 World Veterinary Day April 29 Bulldogs are Beautiful Day April 30 National Pet Parent s Day April 30 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30 E v e n t s Pictures with the Easter Bunny April 1 2 from 11 a m 4 p m Elite K911 Warehouse 33549 Liberty Pkwy North Ridgeville Grateful Dog Bakery and Elite K911 team up to benefit Fido s Companion Cost is 10 for a 4x6 framed print plus all photos will be shared on Facebook New backdrop this year and a raffle will be held on site For more information visit www gratefuldogbakery com Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland 5K 1 mile IDIDA RUN April 2 from 8 11 a m Edgewater Park Cleveland Visit www active com to register Dog friendly race For more information visit www siberiancleveland org Easter Bunny Pictures April 2 from Noon 3 p m Style Mutt 3525 Warren Road Cleveland Proceeds benefit The Rescue Inn Visit www stylemutt com for more information Pet Family Photos with the Easter Bunny April 8 from 11 a m 4 p m Natural Pet Enrichment Center 6720 Royalton Road North Royalton Photos for a donation themed basket raffle 50 50 raffle Proceeds benefit Hand Me Down Dobes Leashed pets welcome For more information email sandaranmontse yahoo com Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc Meet and GreetApril 8 from Noon 3 p m Pet Supplies Plus 1301 W Pleasant Valley Road Parma Meet adoptable Labradors For more information visit www lakeerielabrescue org Pucks and Paws April 9 at 5 p m Cleveland Monsters Hockey Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Human tickets 15 canine tickets 5 with dog tickets benefiting Cleveland APL Visit www clevelandmonsters com for more information Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl April 22 from 4 10 30 p m Cleveland Participants include Flying Monkey Pub Fat Cats Thirsty Parrot Harry Buffalo Wild Eagle Saloon Buffalo Wild Wings Velvet Dog 25 Proceeds benefit Cleveland Animal Protective League Visit www clevelandanimalsbarcrawl com for more information Doggie Dash April 29 from 9 30 a m Noon French Creek Reservation 4691 French Creek Road Sheffield Lake For more information visit www friendshipapl org Bark Woof Bid April 29 from Noon 4 p m St Mary s Hall 320 Middle Ave Elyria Event includes an auction Chinese raffle refreshments and vendors Proceeds benefit Multiple Breed Rescue Visit www mbrohio com for more information Fur Fun Run 5K Dog Walk April 30 at 9 a m for the dogfriendly run and 11 a m for the dog walk Avon Lake High School 175 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake 25 registration fee includes a race shirt with proceeds benefiting LoveA Stray dog rescue Visit www hermescleveland com to register and www loveastraydog com for more information PAWS itive Approach Skills Camp Every Monday in April Animal Zen 3101 Mayfield Road Cleveland Hts What can you do if your dog has learned basic skills yet has the potential for doing much more but your schedule is too busy for ongoing classes Dogs are dropped off at this 4hour camp where they develop new skills and strengthen those they already know Plenty of appropriate socialization and playtime too 45 per session Reservations required For reservations call 216 402 6513 or email enrichment animalzen net April 2017 CLEDOG net
There are many names for it   dog doody, dog droppings, dog piles and plain old dog poop   but one thing s for sure, dog w...
There are many names for it dog doody dog droppings dog piles and plain old dog poop but one thing s for sure dog waste can impact our waterways if not disposed of properly According to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District when it rains bacteria from dog poop can soak into groundwater or be carried by rainwater to storm sewers which carry the flow to nearby streams In either case the water is not treated at a wastewater treatment plant and that s not good for the environment says Jennifer Elting senior public information specialist for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District than 45 tons of dog waste every day And that s just Cuyahoga County alone National Scoop the Poop Week is the last week in April each year starting April 24 this year and National Don t Step in the Dog Poop Day is Tuesday April 25 How will you be celebrating And since dogs can t flush the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has created the clever Pick Up Poop campaign or P U P for short to encourage dog owners to doo their doo ty and bag their pet s waste and properly dispose of it in a trash receptacle Dog owners can take the P U P Pledge online www dogscantflush org and promise to pick up poop In return for taking the pledge we will send you a prize for your pooch says Elting According to Elting there are more than 90 000 dogs in Cuyahoga County And if each of those dogs poops twice a day that could be more All things DOG in Northeast Ohio Dog poop is not a fertilizer Bagging it really is the best option as it eliminates the direct contribution of bacteria to local waterways And biodegradable bags help the situation further says Elting For even more eco friendly options consider an in ground pet waste composter such as the Doggie Dooley which works similarly to a home septic system Whichever method you choose to clean up after your dog just doo it It s not only proper dog owner etiquette it s necessary to keep waterways clean and free of harmful bacteria Dogs can t flush so remember to P U P To take the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District s P U P Pledge visit www dogscantflush org and click on the Take the P U P Pledge link 18 She shares that due to dogs high protein diet their waste is highly acidic and can contain 10 times as much fecal coliform bacteria as cow manure Plus a whole lot of other nasty stuff like e coli salmonella and giardia Yuck HOLIDA YS By Karen Uthe Semancik CALENDAR Pick Up t Doo It s u J Poop APRIL National Adopt a Greyhound Adoption Month National Heartworm Awareness Month National Pet First Aid Awareness Month Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month Every Day is Tag Day April 1 National Dog Fighting Awareness Day April 8 National Pet Day April 11 Pet Owners Independence Day April 18 Pet Owners Day April 19 National Lost Dog Awareness Day April 23 International Guide Dog Day April 26 National Kids and Pets Day April 26 World Veterinary Day April 29 Bulldogs are Beautiful Day April 30 National Pet Parent s Day April 30 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30 E v e n t s Pictures with the Easter Bunny April 1 2 from 11 a m 4 p m Elite K911 Warehouse 33549 Liberty Pkwy North Ridgeville Grateful Dog Bakery and Elite K911 team up to benefit Fido s Companion Cost is 10 for a 4x6 framed print plus all photos will be shared on Facebook New backdrop this year and a raffle will be held on site For more information visit www gratefuldogbakery com Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland 5K 1 mile IDIDA RUN April 2 from 8 11 a m Edgewater Park Cleveland Visit www active com to register Dog friendly race For more information visit www siberiancleveland org Easter Bunny Pictures April 2 from Noon 3 p m Style Mutt 3525 Warren Road Cleveland Proceeds benefit The Rescue Inn Visit www stylemutt com for more information Pet Family Photos with the Easter Bunny April 8 from 11 a m 4 p m Natural Pet Enrichment Center 6720 Royalton Road North Royalton Photos for a donation themed basket raffle 50 50 raffle Proceeds benefit Hand Me Down Dobes Leashed pets welcome For more information email sandaranmontse yahoo com Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc Meet and GreetApril 8 from Noon 3 p m Pet Supplies Plus 1301 W Pleasant Valley Road Parma Meet adoptable Labradors For more information visit www lakeerielabrescue org Pucks and Paws April 9 at 5 p m Cleveland Monsters Hockey Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Human tickets 15 canine tickets 5 with dog tickets benefiting Cleveland APL Visit www clevelandmonsters com for more information Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl April 22 from 4 10 30 p m Cleveland Participants include Flying Monkey Pub Fat Cats Thirsty Parrot Harry Buffalo Wild Eagle Saloon Buffalo Wild Wings Velvet Dog 25 Proceeds benefit Cleveland Animal Protective League Visit www clevelandanimalsbarcrawl com for more information Doggie Dash April 29 from 9 30 a m Noon French Creek Reservation 4691 French Creek Road Sheffield Lake For more information visit www friendshipapl org Bark Woof Bid April 29 from Noon 4 p m St Mary s Hall 320 Middle Ave Elyria Event includes an auction Chinese raffle refreshments and vendors Proceeds benefit Multiple Breed Rescue Visit www mbrohio com for more information Fur Fun Run 5K Dog Walk April 30 at 9 a m for the dogfriendly run and 11 a m for the dog walk Avon Lake High School 175 Avon Belden Road Avon Lake 25 registration fee includes a race shirt with proceeds benefiting LoveA Stray dog rescue Visit www hermescleveland com to register and www loveastraydog com for more information PAWS itive Approach Skills Camp Every Monday in April Animal Zen 3101 Mayfield Road Cleveland Hts What can you do if your dog has learned basic skills yet has the potential for doing much more but your schedule is too busy for ongoing classes Dogs are dropped off at this 4hour camp where they develop new skills and strengthen those they already know Plenty of appropriate socialization and playtime too 45 per session Reservations required For reservations call 216 402 6513 or email enrichment animalzen net April 2017 CLEDOG net
There are many names for it   dog doody, dog droppings, dog piles and plain old dog poop   but one thing s for sure, dog w...