Events

Wellness Day 2012 Pictures

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Animal Rescue, Events | 0 comments

Wellness Day 2012 Pictures

Finally!  A few pictures from Wellness Day to share with...

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Global Pet Expo Day One

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Events, Paws for Thought, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I love the pet industry.  I love the people I have met along the way.  Everyone from my fellow pet lovers,  distributors, manufacturers and my store owner cohorts…what better industry in which to find ourselves.  Global Pet Expo happens each year in Orlando and is a great time to find new products for my store and to network with people who are just a little bit pet crazy…just like me.  The morning began with an industry breakfast, a time to celebrate stores across the country who were awarded best in Marketing, Customer Service, Community Outreach and Best in Show.  Then it was off to meet with the CEO and CMO of PetMD.com.   You should definitely check out their site.  Such great information about pet health, nutrition and behavior, written by veterinarians and experts in the industry.  And…look out this Summer….PetMD’s parent company Pet360 will launch a new site; one that is sure to be your GO TO url for all things pet! Then, it was off to the races…a full day of walking up and down the aisles at the Orange County Convention Center…on the look out for new all natural foods/treats and a few new toys  to add to the mix. (yes, feet are barking, back is whining but attitude is top dog!) Favorites of the day were:  Katie’s Bumpers, Huggle Hounds, Lincoln Bark, Wholistic Pet, Wild Chewz, Darford and FROBO! Who won the most interesting person of the day?  Karen Macdonald, buyer for the Marine Core base stores.  She is in charge of buying for 12 departments (including pet items) for 120 base stores in the U.S.  Pretty interesting. What made me say AWWWWW!!!  Jack Hanna was on site with a baby kangaroo and a South American penguin.  Absolute cuddliness…from afar…the penguin although cute did not like to be touched 🙂 I ended the day by sipping cocktails with my friends from TAGG (a MUST HAVE for every pet owner…it can literally save your pet’s life) and then a delicious dinner with fellow store owners from the Tampa Bay area. Whew…what a day…please enjoy learning about the products above and hopefully you will see them at Wag soon!  This dog is off to bed.   Global day two begins bright and early....

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Uggie- the cutest celeb on the red carpet

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Animal Rescue, Events, Lifestyle, Paws for Thought, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is it possible that the best dressed celeb at the Golden Globes was wearing only a bow tie?  Uggie, the Jack Russel who was once kicked out of two homes and fated for life at the pound or worse, stole the show at the Globes Sunday night.  In true Jenn fashion, I love watching the Golden Globes, the Oscars, People’s Choice Awards…etc…but usually haven’t seen the movies that are nominated.  This year was no different. So when I saw the little Jack Russel Terrier named Uggie, go up to receive the award with the rest of the cast from The Artist I was surprised and knew I had to find out his story. Apparently, Uggie is a trick happy, extreme skateboarding,  9 year young actor who has quite a bit of movie experience under his paw.  The incredible dogs website lists Uggie’s appearances which include:  Water for Elephants, Disney’s Life is Ruff, Mr. Fix It and now The Artist. Uggie was such a hit that groups are calling for him to be in the running for an Oscar.  The facebook and twitter campaign is called “Consider Uggie” and I’ll tell you one thing for sure…he’s got my...

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Scoop the Poop Day April 16, 2011

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Events, Lifestyle, Paws for Thought | 0 comments

Volunteers began lining up at 8am on Saturday the 16th to participate in the Davis Islands Great American Cleanup.  As a part of a national movement, the Davis Islands Civic Association and Wag joined hands to clean up our islands.  We had over 60 volunteers spend the morning with us cleaning up dog parks, beaches, marinas, the ballpark, walking paths and more!  Four truckloads of trash were taken back to county facilities! Who were our volunteers?  Well, we certainly had a variety!  Boyscout troops, brownies, young families, singles with their dogs and the list goes on.  Everyone was in a great mood to pick up smelly trash! Thank you to all who participated and we will do it again in...

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Yappy Hour at Curtis Hixon Park and Sono Cafe- April 15, 6-8pm

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Events, Lifestyle, Paws for Thought | 0 comments

Yappy Hour, April 15, 6-8pm, Curtis Hixon Park/Sono Cafe About a year ago I was contacted to help plan and implement a series of Yappy Hours at Tampa’s newest and most beautiful downtown park, Curtis Hixon.  This waterfront arena includes a Children’s Museum, Art Museum, dog park, play ground, cafe and an iceskating rink in the Winter.  The park has been a wonderful place for Tampa residents to gather, play, eat, watch a movie, exercise their dog or simply read in a cool spot.  This Friday, we will once again host our monthly Yappy Hour at Sono Cafe.  Jacqui Silla from The Canine Company, St. Francis Society Animal Rescue and Veterinary Medical Clinic will be onsite to meet you and your pooch.  Of course, you will leave with bags of goodies for you and for your dog a new trick! Parking is easy!  Just pull into Poe Garage (adjacent to the Children’s Museum)  Or, park in the lot across the street! Here are a few pictures of past Yappy Hours.  Hope to see you...

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