Archive for May, 2010

1st Annual Pooch Parade

On June 19, 2010, the City of Rockland celebrates the arrival of summer with Summer Solstice.  This year, the Summer Solstice Celebration will begin at 5:00 with a Pooch Parade!

Starting at Camden National Bank at 5:00 pm and ending in front of the Loyal Biscuit Co, prizes will be awarded in several categories.

This Pooch Parade is a fundraiser for Rock Dogs ~ Bringing Dock Dogs to Rockland.  All entry fees from the parade will go straight to Rock Dogs to help bring this fun, dog-friendly event to Rockland.  Pre-registration is available at the Loyal Biscuit, 442 Main Street, Rockland and same-day registration will be available at Camden National Bank.

So, if you think you have the cutest dog ever, the biggest dog, the tiniest dog, the most creative costume, or the most unusual dog, sign up!  You will be helping a great event and having a blast at the same time!!

Summer Solstice Pooch Parade – click here for the application!!

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Does Your Pet Have ID?

This morning, Joel called me at 5:00 am to see if I recognized a dog.  He was a sweet, sweet dog, appeared to be well taken care of and loved. He was found walking alone on the Boardwalk.  Joel thought that he might be a dog that frequents the store and was hoping we could find his owners.

Going for a ride in the cruiser

 

I had never seen the dog before, so I was no help.  This loving dog did have on a collar and a Humane Society of Knox County tag with ID numbers, but that was it. There was no owner information, no number to call, no address to go to.

So, this dog was taken to the shelter and put in a kennel until the shelter employees come to work and look up the ID number on the tag.  This dog will find his way home because of that tag, but if he had a tag with owner contact information, he could have been spared the scary ride in the back of a cop car and the trek back to the Shelter where he appears to have once lived. 

Micro-chipping and HSKC tags work and pets eventually are matched back up with their owners.  But wouldn’t you want to spare your pet – and you – those scary moments when you are apart? If someone finds your pet, even the police, there is nothing that they can do until the shelter opens but to put your pet in a small kennel until the ID can be looked up.

Save both of you the angst and frustration of being separated with an ID tag. It will bring your happy reunion back together in no time.

Engraved with your contact information, these Red Dingo name tags will get your lost pet home to you sooner.

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