December 2014 Newsletter – Sandy Pawz Dog House

Dec 15, 2014 |

Sandy Pawz Dog House December 2014 Newsletter

This time of year we all have a million things to do. That’s on top of the million things you already have to do when it’s not the holiday season! Making sure your dog gets enough exercise is really tough this time of year. If that’s the case you may want to consider a few days a week of doggy daycare (for dogs that play well with others) or a dog walker a few days a week (for dogs that prefer humans to canines). This way your dog still gets exercise and you have a little more time to take care of that Holiday list. Sandy Pawz Dog House does doggy daycare by the hour ($3.50) or we can recommend a few dog walkers in the area. Remember, a tired dog is a good dog!

Tip of the Month
This is the time of year for decorations, bright lights, and pine smelling greenery to be brought indoors. All of these things make the holidays more festive, but as you decorate please remember that dogs and cats are inquisitive creatures. They will taste the poinsettias on the table without realizing they’re toxic, they’ll chew on the chord to the Christmas tree lights without realizing they can be shocked, and they’ll bat around low hanging glass decorations not realizing they can fall and break leaving glass on the floor. Let’s keep our furry friends safe and out of trouble so they have a great holiday season too.

Pet of the Month
Dog of the MonthIzzy Slaughter is a Chihuahua/Terrier mix that comes to us for daycare and boarding. Izzy stayed with us for a few days over Thanksgiving and played with everyone; big, small, four footed, two footed. Her good friends are Rocko, Nick, Pritzie, and Libby.




Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
Did you practice “Go to your spot” with your dog in November? If you did it a few times a day your dog should be pretty good at it now. At this point you want to continue to use “Go to your spot” when someone is at the door, when you want to sit down to dinner without your dog hovering for handouts, or any other time your dog is underfoot. Be sure to use it frequently because just like humans, dogs will forget something if they don’t do it enough. As always, call us if you have any questions.

Check It Out! Holiday Cookie Recipe for Dogs
You can make Christmas cookies for your dog! Here is a dog friendly recipe you can try. Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits—2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, 10 tablespoons melted bacon fat, 5 cups whole wheat flour: Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk, water, salt, and bacon fat until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into 2 inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Just a Note; Taste of The Wild in Stock at Sandy Pawz Dog House
It’s come to our attention that many pet stores are having trouble getting Taste of the Wild canned dog food. I mention this because right now we do have it. If you find yourself in need, we’re here. We suggest you call us first to make sure we haven’t run out (760-739-7299). Also Sandy Pawz Dog House has the lowest prices in the area for Taste of the WIld. I believe Taste of the Wild to be the best food on the market, it is all we sell and what I have fed my dog CC for over 10 years.

What’s New at Sandy Pawz Dog House
Sandy Pawz Dog House would like to introduce Dr. Choi, the new owner and veterinarian at Nordahl Pet Clinic. We’ve met him, his wife, and some of his staff and everyone is very friendly. Next time you’re in the area and have time, stop in and say hi.

Sandy Pawz Dog House December Holiday Specials
Tis the season for giving! So, we’ll start the giving: Sandy Pawz Dog House is offering a few December specials. We’ll give you 35% off any holiday item, 50% off any Nature’s Farmacy product, and 10% off any January training that is purchased in December. Happy Holidays!

Just a Reminder–Book your Grooming and Boarding early for the Holidays
Around the holidays, our grooming appointments and boarding spaces fill up early. To ensure you get the day and time you want, you may want to make that appointment soon. Just give us a call at 760-739-7299 and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Also, remember to book for boarding too. We’re filling up fast!

Recent Obedience Graduates

  • Molly Sauer–Intermediate Obedience
  • Ollie Gineris–Intermediate Obedience
  • Rusty Bozarth–Intermediate Obedience
  • Tyson Hopkins–Intermediate Obedience
  • Baxter Garrett–Beginning Obedience
  • Haley Braun-Azhado–Beginning Obedience
  • Thor Ferras–Canine Good Citizen

Upcoming Classes
Beginning Obedience–Saturday, December 6, 2014 to January 10, 2015 from 11-12

In Memoriam
Sandy Pawz Dog House was very sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Chun at Nordahl Pet Clinic. He was a good doctor and a nice man and he will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.

Quote of the Month
“If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.”–cowboy wisdom

Thank You and Happy Holidays
December marks the end of our thrid full year in busiiness and it has been a remarkable journey. My husband Steve and I believe that life is about the positive connections, memories and experiences we make. So much of our personal and now professional lives have revolved around the incredible passion we have for dogs and cats. I am so blessed to have a business where I get to live my passion every day with these precious animals and the owners who feel just as strongly as we do. I wake up everyday and go to work knowing I will be surrounded by something I love.

So with that final thought, I’d like to thank our employees who bring their passion and excellence each and every day, we couldn’t do it without them. I want to thank our four legged customers, you have no idea how much joy you bring to our shop, every day is a precious adventure. And finally to our two legged (and paying) customers! Thank you so much for your business and support of what we do. The connections, memories and experiences you have given us wil last our entire lives. We firmly believe these pets are family members and the fact that you trust us with your ‘family” member ihumbles me and is an honor. It is something I will never take for granted.

May each of you, your family and loved ones have a happy, healthy, and restful holiday and New Year.

Sandy, Steve

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