Whisker Whirl is only weeks away, leaving you just enough time to head over to Lulu & Luigi’s to get the best outfit for you and your pup’s big night. The style experts at Lulu & Luigi’s can help you find what’s right for your pet — whether they love to dress to the nines or keep it simple with a festive collar.
“Lots of people dress up for Whisker Whirl,” says Liz Sand of Lulu & Luigi’s. “Make it fun and festive by jazzing it up for your dog too.”
While explaining the variety of options available for both dogs and cats, Liz notes that it’s important to make sure your pet is comfortable when dressing them for big events. “Some of the outfits can act as a body wrap, making your pet feel more secure, but there is always the option to go with a simple jeweled collar or bowtie collar.” No matter what the best option is for your pet, always provide encouragement whether s/he is dressing for a big event like Whisker Whirl or donning a coat to brave the cold Minnesota winters. This can make all the difference when it comes to their comfort with pet clothing.
Lulu & Luigi’s has locations in St. Louis Park and Wayzata. Visit either location to find the best fit for your pet. “Make a huge impact,” says Liz. “Help your pet look good for a great party.”
Tickets are still available for this great event. Get yours today at www.animalhumanesociety.org/whiskerwhirl.
More than two dozen dogs, including a number of puppies, were removed from a Minneapolis-St. Paul metro residence by the Animal Humane Society Special Case Response Team. The dogs had to compete for food and, therefore, many were severely underweight. The dogs range in age and appear to be mixes of Cavalier King Charles spaniels, springer spaniels, beagles, and Boston terriers. Learn more about this case and how you can help.
Get ready to Walk for Animals
Ask anyone at Animal Humane Society and they’ll tell you we have some of the greatest supporters around (the puppies and kittens might just tell you that too!). It’s almost time to show your support for the animals by fundraising for the greatest animal event of the year — Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals! Visit us online to sign up to receive notification when online fundraising for the greatest animal event of the year begins.
Send us your photos and tell us why you walk
But before you start walking your neighborhood or send that email looking for donations, send us a quick note and photo telling us why you participate in the Walk for Animals. We’ll select the best and feature them in the next issue of our bi-annual magazine Animal Tracks. We want to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to send a photo — especially if you have one from a previous Walk for Animals!
Give us a call when you need help with your pet
We’re here to answer your behavior questions about your pet, and we might just be able to help you resolve an issue that will keep your pet at home, with you. Please call the Animal Humane Society Behavior Helpline at (763) 489-2202 with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s behavior. The Animal Humane Society Training and Behavior staff will provide you with action steps and resources to help resolve any issues.
You may also find assistance with your pet’s behavior by reviewing our pet behavior library. If you need help with any other pet issues, visit the Help with your pet page on our website.
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Unleashed youth summer camp
Warm up by planning for summer vacation
Unleashed is a fun, educational camp experience for kids entering grades 3-12. Campers will spend a full week immersed in animal learning and fun. They’ll get to interact with shelter animals, learn about wildlife and exotic animals, and go on animal-related field trips. Campers will also hear from guest speakers, play games, and do projects that benefit animals, such as making blankets and toys for shelter animals. Click here for a sample camp itinerary.
Last summer was 10-year-old Isabelle’s first time at Unleashed and she can’t wait to go back this year. “I had so much fun at camp. My favorite things were learning how to groom animals, seeing X-rays of animals, and looking at things from an animal’s point of view,” says Isabelle. “And I made a lot of great friends too!”
Camp sessions are available at all five AHS locations. Space is limited and many sessions fill up quickly so register early. Contact Education online or call (763) 489-2220 for more information.
It’s cold outside and that can create challenges when potty training your puppy. Learn how to take the stress out of winter potty training from AHS Behavior and Training Manager Paula Zukoff in this edition of Pet Dish Pet Tips.
Looking for more winter tips? Take a look at Sidewalk Dog’s list of 10 ways to entertain your dog to cure canine cabin fever this winter.
Don’t forget to send us your training questions
Let us know your training question by sending us an email, or better yet sending a video showing us the problems you're having with your dog or cat! Send videos and emails to email@example.com.