It is that time of year again! Join us on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 for our Paws for the Cause dog wash!
DogBoy's Dog Blog
All proceeds for The Mighty Texas Dog Walk go to the Texas Hearing and Service Dogs, a noble organization making a difference in countless lives of others by training dogs to assist Texans living with hearing or mobility challenges. They're famous for helping strays become stars! We at DogBoy's consider it a high honor to support the fine work the Texas Hearing and Service Dogs are doing. We're proud to partner with them and others to make this year's 14th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk a world record breaker!
That's right - a record breaker. You see, by registering a passel of dogs to walk around Auditorium Shores on April 7th we Texans earn big-time Guinness Book of World Records bragging rights for the "World's Largest Dog Walk". (And you know how important bragging rights are to us Texans. Oh, yeah.) The Brits currently own the record with 17,427 dogs prancing about. Not for long, blokes. Not for long.
In addition to setting a Guinness Book attendance record, there are other world record setting categories to participate in, as well. At 12:00, there's the world's biggest fur ball competition, a fuzzy event is sponsored by Mud Puppies. At 12:30 join us for a record breaking attempt to have the most dogs wearing the same bandana at one time contest, a swanky event sponsored by Petco. Lastly, at 1:00, help us set the world's record for the largest number of dogs sitting at one time, a kicked-back event sponsored by Sublime Canines. As you can see, we're partnering with an amazing cast in efforts to make this year's Mighty Texas Dog Walk the best yet!
But as far as we're concerned, the most important members of the supporting cast are you and your dog. Join us, won't you? Come on out to the Mighty Texas Dog Walk. You'll be so glad that you did. And when you do, stop by our booth. Some of the DogBoy's crew will have a nice cool bottle of DogBoy's water and a delicious banana there a-waiting for you.
Hope to see you there!
This weekend is filled with special goodies for you, and for Mother Earth too!
The Office front garden is planted with Easter Eggs, each filled with a special treat just for you. Pick one to find out what you win!
Also today in honor of Earth Day, DogBoy's will be donating 5% of your purchases to 6 non-profits committed to protecting the environment. Visit AustinGive5.comfor more information on how you can help.
Just a reminder, DogBoy's will be closed Easter Sunday to customers, but our kennel staff will still be here taking excellent care of your pups.
Easter Weekend Tips to remember:
- Keep your dog away from the chocolate – it can be poisonous to them, or at the least cause a lot of digestive upset.
- Boiled eggs (even colored) are fine, shell and all. Just make sure they are fresh. Break them up for the little pups. If you hide one, make sure your dog finds it!
- Keep Easter grass and cellophane wrappers out of reach of dogs – they can cause intestinal blockage (and I know you don’t want to spend your holiday in the animal ER!).
- Easter Lillies can be toxic, especially to cats, so keep them up high.
- Finally, artificial sweeteners like Xylitol (found in many sugar-free candies) are poisonous to dogs, so keep those Easter baskets up high, and out of paw’s reach.
It's been a week and I'm just catching my breath to tell you all about our big Open House weekend. What a wonderful time it was - celebrating with family, friends and staff. We're still smiling about it!
We kicked off the weekend with a pre-party, taking time to thank our builder, our bankers, our local vets, and many of the others who made this project possible. We decided to give the Training & Wellness Center an informal nickname, Chelsea's Place after our first dog, Chelsea Garbo. She's the reason we got into this business, after all!
We also announced some BIG news. We have made a committment to a formal partnership with the Austin Humane Society! We are SO excited about giving back to the Austin pet community, and can't wait to get started. DogBoy's will be helping out some of their more active dogs - who really need to get out and run! We're giving a free evaluation and day of day care for up to three shelter dogs per week. In exchange, DogBoy's will have the honor of a dedicated run at the AHS, and will get to be a big part of their annual Rags to Wags gala. We just love the work that the AHS does, and we're so proud to be a partner with them.
I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to Nicole Mlakar-Livingston of Nicole Mlakar Photography for shooting the pre-party and Saturday's Open House. For even more of her great pics, you can read her blog. We're really looking forward to working with Nicole more in 2010!
I'd also like to send big hugs and thank you's to my mom, dad & sister for all their help with Friday's event. We couldn't have pulled off such a wonderful evening without their help!
The Open House on Saturday was loads of fun too. We had our wonderful trainers doing demos on Agility and Rally Obedience. So impressive! Lisa Knaggs, Owner of Bark for Peace gave some great mini-classes on canine massage. She's teaching her second class out at the ranch on Friday, 2/12 if you'd like to join us!
Marcella and I did three FULL tours and really enjoyed showing everyone around. Thanks to everyone who helped out and please come join us at Chelsea's Place soon!