Do’s and Don’ts for Summer Travel with Your Pet

Do’s and Don’ts for Summer Travel with Your Pet

GELSON’S GAZETTE ARTICLES /DO’S AND DON’T FOR SUMMER TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to start planning your vacation! For a lot of us, a vacation just wouldn’t be the same if you couldn’t bring along our dog. A vacation with your pet can be as simple as camping and hiking or as fancy as a four-star resort !

First, perform a quick Google search to find the many dog-friendly options, including: camping, resorts, hotels and motels, and beaches. During the planning phase, it’s important to not only take your vacation desires into consideration, but also to think about your dog’s personality. Not every dog enjoys crowded areas and not every destination enjoys a four-legged friend tagging along. Not to mention, some dogs just aren’t suited for certain weather and activities. Proper research and planning can make or break your vacation experience.

Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you plan your trip:

-Do plan activities where your dog will be with you or another companion at all times.

-Don’t leave your dog unattended. Most hotels won’t allow you to leave your pet unattended and will require you to sign a contract stating such. Being alone in a strange place can also make your dog uneasy and nervous.

-Do make sure your dog is suited for the vacation’s activities.

-Do make sure that you are aware of all rules and regulations regarding pets prior to arrival (including airline procedures, hotel policies, etc.)

-Don’t leave your dog in the car alone. Actually, this is a NEVER. Even in a shaded area, with the windows cracked, temperatures can soar above 100 degrees in a short amount of time. Such extreme temperatures can be detrimental to your pet. Plus, you’re leaving your dog vulnerable to a thief.

-Do make sure you’ve researched emergency vets in the area of your vacation.

-Do make sure to bring proper tags, licenses and medical records for your dog. You never know when a venue will request to see that they are up-to-date.

-Do bring your dog’s “favorites” to help ease his mind – treats, toys, blankets.

Jorge Bendersky Book Signing and West Coast Launch Event at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills on April 8th

Jorge Bendersky Book Signing and West Coast Launch Event at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills on April 8th

Proceeds of Book Sales to Benefit the Forgotten Dog Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA – March 18, 2014 – Celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky, is excited to bring his new book, ‘DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show’ and pet grooming expertise to the west coast with an appearance and book signing at Pussy & Pooch in Beverly Hills!

When:
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:
Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center
9388 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(Located on South Santa Monica Blvd. between N. Crescent Drive and N. Canon Drive)

What:
Join Jorge Bendersky at the award-winning 12,000 sq. ft. Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center to celebrate the launch of his new book! Attendees will have the opportunity “Ask The Groomer” questions regarding their canines health and grooming needs, and the first 20 guests will receive the application of a glitter pet tattoo – these stylish tattoos are temporary, safe, and non-toxic for our fabulous fur friends.

Raffle prizes and all proceeds from the sale of DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show will benefit local rescue group, The Forgotten Dog, learn more at www.theforgottendog.org. Plus, meet adoptable dogs!

About ‘DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show’: DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show will show you how to take the best care of your dog, regardless of breed, temperament, or age. Practical step-by-step photos will take you through everything you need to know to bathe and trim your dog, plus care for her nails, ears, teeth, and more. Learn how to train her to relax and enjoy grooming.

About Author Jorge Bendersky: Jorge Bendersky is a celebrity dog groomer in New York City. He grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a finalist in the Animal Planet show Groomer Has It, a judge on TLC’s Extreme Poodles, and an expert on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. He has also appeared on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CW11, and E! News, and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more. Learn more at www.planetjorge.com.

About The Forgotten Dog Foundation: The mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home shelter, stray, abused and abandoned dogs. Our goal is to place our rescues in foster homes rather than in boarding facilities. After temperament assessment, needed veterinary services, and lots of attention and socialization we carefully screen and place these dogs in loving forever homes. https://theforgottendog.org/

About Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center: The ultimate pet lifestyle destination for pets and their people, the award-winning Pussy & Pooch features moderately priced high quality products, services, and everyday essentials with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets. It’s also the exclusive home of the one-of-a-kind Pawbar® where furry friends can feast on made-to-order meaty pet meals. Dedicated to its local communities in downtown Los Angeles, Belmont Shore, downtown Long Beach and Beverly Hills, CA, Pussy & Pooch regularly hosts Mutt Mingles, Meow Mingles, Pet Adoptions, Pet-centric Charity Events, Pet Nutritional Guidance and more. Follow Pussy & Pooch on Twitter @pussyandpooch, Instagram @pussandpooch and Facebook.com/pussyandpooch.

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Muti needs your help!

Muti needs your help!

WHY BACKYARD BREEDERS NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN!
Muti… the face of backyard breeding.

Dear All,

It is with great sadness that we share with you that our beloved, blind boy, Muti, recently passed away. Dogs with hydrocephalus often suffer from seizures and have delicate heads. Muti either had a seizure and hit his head, or hit his head and then had a seizure, we do not know 100 percent.

It happened early Tuesday morning when he was let outside for his potty break. All we heard was a thud and went running to find him unable to stand. We rushed him to his neurologist, Dr. Robles, in Culver City. By the time we got him to the vet, his fever was 107 and his blood pressure almost zero. They managed to stabilize him and get his blood pressure up and fever down and we went to see him on Wednesday night to try to feed him. He was in my lap but not eating but making his funny vocal sounds. I syringe fed him baby food, and left feeling optimistic that we would get our boy back, but during the night his fever spiked and he went into a coma.

At 6:00 am the vet called saying it was hopeless, and we gave them permission to euthanize him.

Muti was, in the short time we had him, such a happy boy, who played so well with other dogs and loved to lie in the cool of the early evening outside on a dog bed. He knew his foster home, both inside and out, so well and ran and romped as if he could see.

Muti, pronounced MOO-TEE, means good medicine in Zulu, and he was certainly good medicine for all of us.

We miss you and love you, our special Muti boy.

RIP


PRONOUNCED MOO-TEE, MEANING “GOOD MEDICINE” IN ZULU.

Muti, is a very sweet and loving, almost 12 week old, miniature Aussie Shepherd puppy that was taken by awful backyard breeders in Bakersfield (they had bred his mother 7 times in less than three years) to their vet to “kill him, because they couldn’t sell him!” Muti was saved by a vet assistant who refused to let this baby die. She reached out to our rescue to help this poor, emaciated and very shut down baby.

When The Forgotten Dog Foundation learned of his plight, we sent a very kind volunteer to Bakersfield immediately. We tried to get the information on the backyard breeders, but to no avail…we will keep trying!

Muti has hydrocephalus, but despite his issues (limited vision and he has had seizures, but only one with us) he is thriving! He has gained a ton of weight in two weeks and is romping and playing with other dogs now. He has learned to come to a clicking noise of the tongue and is just so smart and loving!

The good news is that after seeing Dr. Robles, a specialist at City of Angels, we were told that he is doing so well that nothing needs to be done for him at this time. We are praying that Muti continues to thrive.

Hydrocephalus meaning “water on the brain”. Most often the symptoms of hydrocephalus in dogs is depression, loss of movement coordination, eye abnormalities, seizures, vision problems and skull enlargement.

Please help us to save dogs in need, like Muti, by donating even $5 to our foundation.

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Frankie has found his forever home!

Frankie has found his forever home!

Frankie, the black chihuahua rescued from a drain pipe, has found his forever home! He was adopted by a wonderful family in Los Angeles and he now has four siblings, including three (rescued) chihuahuas and an Australian Cattledog.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Frankie, Miley, The Forgotten Dog Foundation, Hope For Paws, and The Fuzzy Pet Foundation.

 

 

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Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Male
Size: Small
Age: Young
More information: Neutered; Up-to-date with routine shots; microchipped
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact: 310-990-2020 or email Linzi

FRANKIE THE LITTLE CHI RESCUED BY ELDAD HAGAR/HOPE FOR PAWS UPDATE!

Frankie is thriving at his foster Lisa’s house. He got neutered, hence the cone, but is enjoying playing and having fun with big Frankie(he was named after him)and Lisa’s other dog.

Thank you all so much for your concern and interest in Frankie. We are receiving a large number of inquiries and are trying to respond to them all as quickly as possible.

We are ideally looking to place Frankie in a home in Southern California, with another playful dog, and an owner who is not gone all day, and can devote love time an attention to this most deserving boy. Inquiries should be sent to linzi@theforgottendog.org.

For more information about Frankie, please contact Linzi. An application, home check, adoption contract and fee are required for all adoptions. Dogs can be seen at weekly adoption events or by appointment. For adoption consideration, please download and complete an adoption application.

 

  

 

Giving Back to Forgotten Dogs

GIVING BACK TO FORGOTTEN DOGS FOR HER 6TH BIRTHDAY!

Kalianne turned 6 years old Oct 7th. She was born into an avid foster/rescue family and began her life own with 5 dogs and 2 cats. This year, she decided to donate to a rescue in lieu of receiving birthday gifts for herself. She chose theforgottendog.org. This Sunday, she volunteered at adoption day and brought her donations of collars, sweaters, treats, and $27.50 from her own bank. The highlight? Holding two 8 week old puppies!

Volunteering at Sunday Adoption Days in the Palisades will very likely become a common occurrence!

Giving Back to Forgotten Dogs

GIVING BACK TO FORGOTTEN DOGS FOR HER 6TH BIRTHDAY!

Kalianne turned 6 years old Oct 7th. She was born into an avid foster/rescue family and began her life own with 5 dogs and 2 cats. This year, she decided to donate to a rescue in lieu of receiving birthday gifts for herself. She chose theforgottendog.org. This Sunday, she volunteered at adoption day and brought her donations of collars, sweaters, treats, and $27.50 from her own bank. The highlight? Holding two 8 week old puppies!

Volunteering at Sunday Adoption Days in the Palisades will very likely become a common occurrence!

Giving Back to Forgotten Dogs

GIVING BACK TO FORGOTTEN DOGS FOR HER 6TH BIRTHDAY!

Kalianne turned 6 years old Oct 7th. She was born into an avid foster/rescue family and began her life own with 5 dogs and 2 cats. This year, she decided to donate to a rescue in lieu of receiving birthday gifts for herself. She chose theforgottendog.org. This Sunday, she volunteered at adoption day and brought her donations of collars, sweaters, treats, and $27.50 from her own bank. The highlight? Holding two 8 week old puppies!

Volunteering at Sunday Adoption Days in the Palisades will very likely become a common occurrence!

Giving Back to Forgotten Dogs

GIVING BACK TO FORGOTTEN DOGS FOR HER 6TH BIRTHDAY!

Kalianne turned 6 years old Oct 7th. She was born into an avid foster/rescue family and began her life own with 5 dogs and 2 cats. This year, she decided to donate to a rescue in lieu of receiving birthday gifts for herself. She chose theforgottendog.org. This Sunday, she volunteered at adoption day and brought her donations of collars, sweaters, treats, and $27.50 from her own bank. The highlight? Holding two 8 week old puppies!

Volunteering at Sunday Adoption Days in the Palisades will very likely become a common occurrence!

Giving Back to Forgotten Dogs

GIVING BACK TO FORGOTTEN DOGS FOR HER 6TH BIRTHDAY!

Kalianne turned 6 years old Oct 7th. She was born into an avid foster/rescue family and began her life own with 5 dogs and 2 cats. This year, she decided to donate to a rescue in lieu of receiving birthday gifts for herself. She chose theforgottendog.org. This Sunday, she volunteered at adoption day and brought her donations of collars, sweaters, treats, and $27.50 from her own bank. The highlight? Holding two 8 week old puppies!

Volunteering at Sunday Adoption Days in the Palisades will very likely become a common occurrence!