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Halloween treats for your furriest friend

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A lot of money is being spent on candy for kids on Halloween, but your dog doesn’t have to be left out of the fun of getting a treat.  You can get healthy and fun treats at the Dog City Bakery in East Cobb.   I love going in the shop to say hello to Marcia Lain, the Pack Leader and chef.   You can’t miss the smell of the fresh treats in the oven.  Olive and Lilly, her two Boston Terriers, come up and say hello before retreating back to their beds.

Marcia opened the bakery in 2008.  She had lost 2 dogs to cancer and after she looked into why they may have died, she realized some dog food and treats have things in them that aren’t real good for dogs.   “I decided to make my own, so I’d know what was in them, she said.  “After my kids went off to college I had the time and set up the Boutique here in East Cobb.”

You can see the ingredients for each of the treats so you can avoid something that your pet is allergic to or can’t eat.  “This is a fun way for the dogs to join in and have fun with the family,” said Marcia.  The best sellers are the personal sized woof cakes and the most popular cookies are the Apple Soft Bites and the Cheesy Beggin’ Twists.  And if your pooch needs something special to wash the treat down with, you don’t have to rely on water.  They have Bowser Beer, a non-alcoholic beer for dogs.

Marcia doesn’t make food to sell, but she has a wide selection of healthy pet foods for sale, for both dogs and cats.

She’s been providing treats for me to give as gifts for new clients for more than a year.  They are always well received.  Don’t leave your dog out on Thursday night when the tasty treats are being passed around!

(Reprinted from http://mikespettales.com/, written by East Cobber Mike McMackinFetch! Pet Care of NW Atlanta provides pet sitting, dog walking and cat care services for Roswell, East Cobb, Woodstock and Kennesaw, GA.  You can see the happy pets by following them on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/fetchnwatlanta/.)

Vaccination and Microchip Clinic to benefit Good Mews

Good Mews will host a vaccination and microchip clinic for cats and dogs on Sunday, November 2nd, 10am-4pm at the Good Mews office, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068.

Pet owners can choose from individual services and packages. To make an appointment, please contact Robbin at robiny@fairgreen.com or 678-520-4735. All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Accepted methods of payment are cash, American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

All proceeds will go towards the care of Good Mews’ kitties.

 

Have a Pet-Friendly Halloween

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It’s time for costumes, tricks and treats! Have a howling good time this Halloween and remember these tips to keep your furry friends safe.

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All of the candy, chocolate and sugary treats can be tempting to Fido, but keep them away from him. Items like chocolate and candy sweetened with xylitol can be harmful. Your dog or cat doesn’t have to miss out on the Halloween fun though. Just give them special treats or toys of the pet variety.

Doggy-proof décor
Is the pumpkin-carving tradition alive and well at your home? If so, use a non-flammable light rather than a candle for your jack-o-lantern. You don’t want your curious dog or cat to get singed or start a fire. Beware also of using fake webs, small plastic spiders and other decorations that can be easily chewed or ingested.

Trick-or-treating guests
Part of the fun on Halloween is opening the door to trick-or-treaters in cute costumes, but these visitors can cause stress for your pets. If your dog or cat isn’t very social, keep them in a separate room until trick-or-treating time is over. Also, be sure your pets are wearing ID in case they do manage to dart out the door. This is one holiday when all pets should be kept indoors.

Pet costumes
You might like the idea of a doggy superhero or a canine Yoda, but how well will your dog handle the costume? Make sure it doesn’t impede your pet’s movement or cause undue stress. Otherwise, consider a costume with a light cape or a simple design. Even a bandana can add a festive touch.

(Source: Pet Supermarket)

 

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Good Mews Holiday Décor Market Starts this Weekend

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Get started on your holiday shopping at the Good Mews annual Holiday Décor Market, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12 – 5pm from October 25th through November 23rd. Find the perfect gift and shop a wide variety of merchandise to celebrate the holidays! Choose from festive fall décor, collectibles, ornaments and tree trimmings, party platters and serving ware, knick-knacks and so much more! It will be held at the Sandy Plains (Publix) Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Rd at Scufflegrit Rd. Marietta, 30066 (Suite 202, 2 doors down from Publix). Admission is free. Visit www.goodmews.org for the latest about the Market and Good Mews.

100% of the proceeds benefit Good Mews, a local non-profit organization, which operates a volunteer-based, no-kill shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned cats. Located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, the shelter provides a cage-free environment for its residents, offering them comfort and security while adoption programs find them happy, loving homes. Good Mews has a strong commitment to the practice of spaying and neutering as the most important step in reducing the pet overpopulation problem. They also promote public awareness regarding the value of pets, animal welfare, and quality human-animal companionship through educational and outreach programs.

To join this growing organization, or to find out more about what you can do to help, call 770-499-CATS (2287) or visit www.goodmews.org.

Should your pet be our pet of the month?

Fill out the information on your pet and send it to:
EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068

Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com.

Pet’s Name:
Animal/Breed:
Age & Gender:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Person:
Best Trick:
Turn Ons:
Turn Offs:
Favorite Toy:
Last Seen:
What makes your pet so special:
Owner’s Name:

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Meet our October Pet of the Month: Woody

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Meet our October Pet of the Month: Woody

Animal/Breed: Yorkie
Age & Gender: 5 yrs, male
Favorite Food: Whatever his sister, Sophie, is eating
Favorite Person: His daddy (unless Mom’s around)
Best Trick: Batting those big brown peepers
Turn Ons: Calling him a good boy
Turn Offs: Calling him a bad boy
Favorite Toy: His horsey
Last Seen: Growling at chipmunks at the window
What makes your pet so special: He’s been through so much (puppy mill, broken leg, heart worms) but still has a happy spirit and is the most appreciative dog I’ve ever seen.

(Submitted by Amber Harris. Reprinted from the October issue of EAST COBBER.) 

 

Think your furry friend should be our featured Pet? Email petomonth@eastcobber.com.

 

Fun for the whole (furry) family! Boxerstock is this Sunday, noon-6pm.

 

The seventh annual Boxerstock Music Festival which benefits the Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 19, from  noon to 6pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from both  national and local acts in a variety of musical genres, including American Idol 2014 finalist, Jess Meuse. Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced Mini-Dog Parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day.

Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix’d Up, Yoli’s and Mighty Meatballs will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day. This year’s musical lineup includes some of the finest artists from local performers and nationally known acts. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m. Georgia native and 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Female Artist of the Year, Megan Fowler, kicks things off at noon. Charlotte-area musicians Stolen Hearts bring their signature “Dirty Southern Soul”  sound to the stage. The Larry Griffith Band will have the audience on their feet with their own brand of blues wizardry. 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Band of the Year, Tiger Creek Band combines musical styles into a sound that’s guaranteed to
entertain. Power trio JP Blues delivers searing, soulful guitars to the Boxerstock stage. Chris Nathan will blow the audience away with his mellow sound and soulful, honest voice.

Featured performer and American Idol 2014 star Jess Meuse closes out the show with a can’t miss performance by one of America’s top talents. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her sixth year as emcee.

This year’s Boxerstock features a Kids’ Village with fun activities for children, including the human hamster balls from Water Walkers, inflatables, and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment and music from some of Georgia’s finest up and coming young artists. Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest, Frisbee demos from Dahlonega Action Dogs, agility demos from the country’s top agility boxer and others. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. All healthy foster dogs will be on hand to meet approved adopters. Those interested in fostering a boxer should submit their application as early as possible.

More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions
to the event and a full schedule can be found at boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the website at www.boxerstock.org.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at www.atlantaboxerrescue.org or email info@atlantaboxerrescue.org.

 

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Atlanta Boxer Rescue to Hold Seventh Annual Boxerstock Music Festival

 

The seventh annual Boxerstock Music Festival which benefits the Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 19, from  noon to 6pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from both  national and local acts in a variety of musical genres, including American Idol 2014 finalist, Jess Meuse. Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced Mini-Dog Parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day.

Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix’d Up, Yoli’s and Mighty Meatballs will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day. This year’s musical lineup includes some of the finest artists from local performers and nationally known acts. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m. Georgia native and 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Female Artist of the Year, Megan Fowler, kicks things off at noon. Charlotte-area musicians Stolen Hearts bring their signature “Dirty Southern Soul”  sound to the stage. The Larry Griffith Band will have the audience on their feet with their own brand of blues wizardry. 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Band of the Year, Tiger Creek Band combines musical styles into a sound that’s guaranteed to
entertain. Power trio JP Blues delivers searing, soulful guitars to the Boxerstock stage. Chris Nathan will blow the audience away with his mellow sound and soulful, honest voice.

Featured performer and American Idol 2014 star Jess Meuse closes out the show with a can’t miss performance by one of America’s top talents. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her sixth year as emcee.

This year’s Boxerstock features a Kids’ Village with fun activities for children, including the human hamster balls from Water Walkers, inflatables, and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment and music from some of Georgia’s finest up and coming young artists. Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest, Frisbee demos from Dahlonega Action Dogs, agility demos from the country’s top agility boxer and others. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. All healthy foster dogs will be on hand to meet approved adopters. Those interested in fostering a boxer should submit their application as early as possible.

More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions
to the event and a full schedule can be found at boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the website at www.boxerstock.org.

Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at www.atlantaboxerrescue.org or email info@atlantaboxerrescue.org.

 

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Submit your pet for our Annual Pet Guide


EAST COBBER is publishing its annual Pet Guide to be featured in the upcoming November issue, The only thing that’s missing is your pet’s gorgeous face. Snap a photo of your pet, and we may choose to feature your furry friend! We are also encouraging owners with unusual pets like: lizards, guinea pigs, hedgehogs or hermit crabs to submit photos of their precious pets. Send your photos to pets@eastcobber.com. Subject line:  My Pet.  Please be sure to include your name and the name of your pet(s) and breed.

The deadline for the November issue is Wednesday, October 15.

 

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Coming in November: EAST COBBER Pet Guide!

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Loyalty. Affection. Tenderness. Playfulness. Pets enrich our lives like nothing else. At EAST COBBER, we believe our one-of-a- kind companions deserve their own special section. That’s why every November issue, we publish the only pet care resource for East Cobb pet owners. For advertising information, call EAST COBBER: 770-640-7070.

 

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