Saturday, November 21, 2009

"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" & Pet Photos with Santa Today!

Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund. Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! Come join the Fun at 
Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.
Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island. 


Friday, November 20, 2009

WAGS & WHISKERS GALA tonight & Customer Appreciationd Day today

*2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day 
Every Friday stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!
at The Holistic Pet Shop located in the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC

 Wags & Whiskers Gala 
Fundraiser for Animal Welfare Organizations on the Outer Banks & Currituck
Friday, November 20th, 2009, 6:30 PM -10:30 PM 
NC Aquarium on Historic Roanoke Island 
Tickets, $45.00 per person and $75.00 per couple!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get your Tickets for Tomorrow Nights Wags & Whiskers Gala!

Tomorrow Night is the "Wags & Whiskers Gala!"
Where: The North Carolina Aquarium
located at the north end of Historic Roanoke Island on Airport Rd. Manteo, NC

When: Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:30 PM -10:30 PM

Ticket Cost: $45.00 single and $75.00 a couple

1. Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. (Currituck Shelter)
2. Coastal Humane Society
3. Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc.
4. Friends of Pooh Canine and Feline Cancer Fund
5. Outer Banks SPCA (Dare County Shelter)

Event Highlights:
The event is envisioned as an evening of music, band ‘The Crowd’, dancing, ‘Selvis’, female Elvis impersonator, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine service, silent and live auction and an educational forum for all non-profits to educate the attendees on their respective organizations. All proceeds after expenses would be distributed equally among the five organizations identified.
Hope to See You There!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pet Photos with Santa Nov 21st to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA

The 3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa start Saturday, November 21st 2009 at

Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.

The scheduled time period for this event is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
This is a Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wags & Whiskers Gala Nov 20th 2009 Event Highlights

The Wags & Whiskers Gala is being held at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Friday, November 20, at 6:30 PM-10:30 PM, the event will feature live music by "The Crowd"; entertainment by Felvis (the female Elvis); live and silent auctions; a large selection of gourmet heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

 All of this is in the beautiful and fascinating setting of the North Carolina Aquarium. What a great fun way to start the holiday season while benefiting the animals at the same time. Tickets, $45.00 per person and $75.00 per couple!

You can call 252-261-6270 for tickets
or stop by one of the Outer Banks pet friendly retailers with tickets on hand

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Adopting Older Pets

Coastal Animal Hospital - Kitty Hawk

Older dogs and cats often face an uphill battle when attempting to be adopted from shelters or individuals. Let’s face it, everyone likes puppy breath and small, furry kittens.

Many people adopt puppies and kittens on impulse because they are so irresistible, which can lead to its own set of problems when reality sets in.

You do not see many lines of people clamoring to adopt a middle aged, border line obese dog or cat, who is sporting an attractive wart or two. But if we look closer we can find definite advantages and benefits to adopting senior pets.

In my mind, the biggest benefit to adopting older pets is that they are, for the most part, already trained. You do not have to go through the months and years of training and the long line of chewed remote controls or shoes, not to mention the near daily episodes of spiking blood pressure due to some behavioral quirk. You have an out of the box trained companion.

Sure, they may not be able to retrieve a beverage from the refrigerator or do CPR, but they more than likely will not eat a hole through sheetrock and let you know when they have to go to the bathroom outside. Most senior dogs and cats do not want to stretch the limits of your sanity or wallet, they simply just want to be near you and be loved.

Another significant advantage is that they make excellent pets for older people. Most people in their 60’s, 70’s or 80’s do not want to or cannot meet the demands of a young, rambunctious puppy or kitten.

There have been numerous scientific studies that conclude that people with pets live longer, have fewer medical issues and report a higher contentment level, than their non pet peers. To be perfectly honest, the advanced age of the pet can be favorable.

There are many human seniors that may desire a pet in their mid 70’s but may not be able to manage one in their late 80’s-not a problem if you adopt a 10 year old dog or cat. Pairing senior pets with human seniors is a win-win scenario, with numerous benefits to both.

There are a few perceived setbacks for adopting older pets, which is evident by the disproportionate amount of older dogs and cats found in shelters all over this country. The most obvious setback is aesthetics. In our culture, we place high value on pretty things.

Most of us don’t look as good as we did at 22 years old…well, the same thing goes for pets. But I bet if you had a choice of which to spend time with you would chose to be a friend with who you are now rather than the 20 year old.

There are definite advantages to experience. Many people are worried about the potential financial burden if their senior pet develops a serious or expensive medical condition.

To be perfectly honest, older pets will not live as long normally as younger pets. We do the best we can with what we have (i.e. what we are able to afford)and when that time comes to let that much loved companion go, I am sure they would be thankful for the months or years of companionship and love they had, that if not for you, they never would have experienced.

Stephen M. Samson, DVM
Coastal Animal Hospital

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