Pets

7th Annual Meet the Breeds Showcase

7th Annual Meet the Breeds Showcase

Vacationland Dog Club and York County Kennel Club of Maine will host the Seventh Annual Meet the Breeds Showcase on Saturday, September 16, 2012, at the Tractor Supply Co., on Rt 1 in Scarborough. The showcase runs from 10am to 4pm, admission is free and there is ample parking around the facility.

 This is a relaxing and informative event to encourage responsible dog ownership in conjunction with the American Kennel Club’s Responsible Dog Ownership Day. Our goal is to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the various dog breeds, see them in the flesh and fur and speak with people who know them best. We’ve gathered together dog breeders, handlers, trainers as well as breed and rescue organizations and set them up in booths so visitors can easily find the dogs they want to learn more about.

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer Concerns for Dogs....Fireworks, Going to Camp and more!

Summer is upon us and, if you have a new puppy or older dog, there are a few things to consider when planning for fun in the sun.  Here are some tips and suggestions to consider when including Fido in your plans...

Taking Your Dog to An Outdoor Event:  Backyard BBQs, block parties and get-togethers with family and friends sometimes include an invitation to “bring your dog!”  If you choose to do so, be sure you plan ahead so that things go smoothly.  Always consider a public event as a training opportunity for your dog.  Wear your treat pouch and load it with delicious tidbits your dog loves.  Keep your pup on a leash so you have control over him at all times.  Here at our puppy school, we teach our customers to step on their puppy’s leash when people approach.  This way, the pup can’t jump on people who want to interact