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New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Dogs, things to do | Comments Off on New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!! Information provided by the Town of Apex Hunter Street Dog Park, 1250 Ambergate Station Hours of Operation: 7 am – 10 pm (year-round) Membership Fees The park is a fenced area that remains locked at all times. To access the park, you must register your dog(s) annually and receive 1 key card that unlocks the gate. Additional key card available for $10. Complete Dog Park Registration & Rules form. Types of Membership            Resident                     Non-Resident Single Dog                                   $30                                $60 Multi Dog                                    $50                                 $100 Registration Basics Annual registration fee is required. Registration available at Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter Street (see hours of operation). Proof of Rabies vaccination /expiration date and assigned rabies tag number from the veterinarian is required at registration. Dog Park Basics: A key card is required to enter the park. Dogs must have collar with ID, and display rabies vaccination tags at all times. Each adult may have a maximum of 2 dogs at a time in the park. Children 10 and under are not allowed inside the fenced area. Dogs under 6 months of age are prohibited. Additional rules listed on registration form. Dog Park Features: 2 acre park, fenced and lighted Separate sections for small dogs and for large dogs Wood chips for ground cover Shade gazebos and benches Water fountains Pet waste stations Frequently Asked Questions: What’s the scoop on Poop? Dog waste bags and trash cans are available throughout the park. Will my pass work at both dog parks after the Nature Park is completed? Yes Will the park be periodically sprayed for fleas? No, each pet owner is responsible for their own dog’s treatment. What happens when a pass expires? Passholders will be notified either by mail or e-mail approximately one month before their pass expires. They will have that time to come in and renew their pass. Those who don’t renew by their expiration date will have their cards deactivated the first business day after the pass expires. Which section should my dog use? The Town does not have a set limit for what size a dog should be to use either the small or large dog section of the park. However, as a general guideline small dogs are considered to weigh less than 22 lbs or be shorter than 16 inches and large dogs weigh greater than 25 lbs and measure 27 inches or greater at the shoulder. If your small dog is comfortable with large dogs or if you medium size dog is timid and not active then choose which feels best. But always be considerate of others and their pets when choosing which part of the park the use. Does the Town offer day passes? At this time day passes are not offered. How is resident versus non-resident status determined when issuing passes? For the purpose of issuing passes, just like program registration, residency is determined by where the applicant actually resides and whether or not that location is within the Town’s corporate limits as defined by the Apex Planning Department. It is possible that someone can have an Apex address but...

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Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Interest, pet events, things to do | Comments Off on Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets Looking for some holiday events to take your pets to? Look no further! We have some local places posted here that are holding photos with Santa, gift wrapping for a donation to a worthy cause, even a monthly meeting for feline lovers! Holiday Gift Wrapping Service for donation to animal rescue December 15 thru the 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Also limited hours on Dec 24th) Crossroads Plaza Crossroads Blvd between Marshall’s and PetCo Cary, North Carolina 27518 Don’t like to wrap presents? Too busy? Bring all your presents to us! Volunteers will be wrapping your gifts for a donation to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, the Triangle’s oldest no-kill animal rescue organization. We have boxes, gift bags, ribbon, bows and lots and lots of wrapping paper to choose from. Cross off a task from your to-do list and help rescue and rehabilitate stray or abandoned dogs and cats with your donation. We are located in the Cary Crossroads Plaza, off from Walnut Street, in the corner between Marshall’s and Petco. Cost: – Donation to animal rescue. http://www.secondchancenc.org Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets. Paws with Claus Tractor Supply Co. 1348 N. Main Street Fuquay Varina, NC, US VISIT WEBSITE Paws with Claus Overview Mark your calendars for Paws with Claus! December 8, 2012 Noon to 4pm Admission: Depends on Picture Package Benefiting: Rottweiler Hearts Rescue Bring your pets and/or kids out to TSC to have their picture taken with Santa. Prices start at $7.00 for basic package. For more information, please email info@rottweilerheartsrescue.org. Leesville Animal Hospital 9309 Leesville Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27613 Santa Claus is coming to town to take photos with your pets! The cost? Only $5.00 per pet and all of it goes to Doberman Rescue of North Carolina! So come out to Leesville Animal Hospital for some holiday fun for you and help a rescue save more lives! December 8, 2012 Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets. First in Flight Cat Club For the Cat Lovers within our Waggers community – here’s one for you! December 28-30, 2012 Showhall: Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607 Judges:Harrison(AB), Walbrun(AB), Lopeman(AB), Unangst(AB), Jones(AB), Russo(SP), E-M.Smith(AB), Lahey(AB), Dickie(AB), R.Knapp(AB), Tomlin(AB), Higgins(SP), C.Knapp(SP), Dombroskie(AB), E-M.Smith(AB), Sherer(AB), Ray(AB), Mays(AB), Bailey(AB), Whyte(AB) Entry Clerk:Vanadis Crawford 209 Hillstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615-4911 919-426-5250 (before 9 p.m. EST) FirstInFlightCatClub@nc.rr.com For More Info:Vanadis Crawford,...

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NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, pet safety, things to do | Comments Off on NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed! With Halloween just around the corner Waggers Professional Pet Sitting knew we needed to share some safety tips to keep all of our furry friends safe this Halloween! I know from visiting your homes that some of you have little people as well as your furry friends, sometimes that brings more of a challenge during holidays like this to keep your pets safe. I located this list of reminders from the ASPCA and I plan to share it as much as possible over the next few days to help get the word out about pet safety and Halloween! Halloween Safety Tips Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. 2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. 3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock. 4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames. 5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. 6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana. 7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury. 8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets. 9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside. 10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you Read Full Article Here Waggers Wishes each of you a SAFE and fun Halloween! Please send us any photos of your pets during Halloween festivities, we’d LOVE to...

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Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Interest, things to do | Comments Off on Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012

A client of Waggers Pet Sitting gathered this info – I am so glad she shared it with me! Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012 This is a GREAT list of all the things to do in Cary, NC over the next few weeks. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, I think it’s spurred by having grown up in Arizona where Fall virtually doesn’t exist. When I can enjoy many 70 degree days, & leaves changing colors, my soul is at peace! There are so many things to do in Cary, NC listed below that I have NO idea how I am going to fit it all into this month – I hope your family can spend some time enjoying these as well! Corn Mazes These photos are my clients’ kids enjoying Green Acres Corn Maze back in 2010. There are 2 corn mazes right here in Cary.. Green Acres Corn Maze 1132 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary NC (919) 481-2435 The farm boasts a 10 acre corn maze utilizing smart phone technology to answer some trivia questions along the way with a virtual punch card. Guests can enjoy hay rides, bounce houses, pony rides, strikers, hay mounds, pipe tunnels, sand pile, corn hole games, horse back rides, horse drawn wagon rides, hot food, face painting, pumpkins, vintage train rides, and more! There’s also a huge picnic shelter as well as tables outside for everyone to enjoy. The farm can even host birthday parties! Hours: Friday: Ticket office 4-9 PM Saturday: Ticket office 9 AM – 9 PM Sunday: Ticket office 11 AM – 6 PM Pricing: •$10 per person •Children 3 and under are FREE •$8 per person if in a group of 20+ (paying) people •$8 for seniors 60 and over. •$6 for military with current ID cards and scout troops, tribes and leaders in uniforms/vests. Phillips Corn Maze 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary Their brand new 2012 maze design is modeled after the logo for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. It officially opened Sept 21st. Hours : Friday – 3pm – 6:30pm Saturdays – 10 am – 6:30 pm Sundays – 1pm – 6:00 pm Pricing for the main maze: Adults / Teens 13+: $10.00 Children Ages 4-12: $6.00 Children Ages 0-3: FREE For those fright enthusiasts, every Friday and Saturday night, starting Sept 28th through the last weekend in October, your worst nightmares come to life with Phillips Farms haunted farm experience “Revenge of the Farm Hands: Zombie Apocolypse” Adults / Children $20.00* *Admission Price Includes: All Three Phillip’s Attractions Read even MORE events HERE at the full article October 16, 2012 | Story by: Lindsey Chester We hope your family is able to get out into the awesome weather and visit at least one of these planned events! Happy Fall from Waggers Pet...

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