Summer of Fur

Summer is just around the corner. No, literally, it is one week away. For many of you Lafayette residents, summer means VACATION. (Not for me though. I have to move and start a big girl job immediately). If you are going on vacation and have a dog or cat at home that you can’t take with you, I may have come across a couple of solutions.

For you cat lovers, I have mentioned this before. All Cats is a local boarding, grooming, and pet supply center only for cats. Cats relax and enjoy their own luxury cat condo. There is even a cat friendly play center. You don’t even need to bring items from home because All Cats supplies it all to make your cat’s stay purrfect. The cost is only $10 for daycare service and $20 a day for overnight boarding. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Now dog lovers if you are wanting to vacation this summer, you might want to wait until June because that is when Pooch Palace will finally be open. This “resort-style dog retreat” creates a luxurious and peaceful experience for dogs whose owners can’t take care of them while traveling. Each dog gets his/her own bedroom with his/her own TV that is programmed to a special channel that helps dog anxiety. Each room has a web camera so owners can always check up on the pup. There is also grooming and training along with a large area for exercise. An overnight, all-inclusive stay is $45 per night. Sounds like a great deal.

For those of you who are staying in the area for the summer, there are a lot of awesome events going on.

My New Cat Rescue hosts an adoption event at the local PetSmart one Saturday of every month. The exact dates have not been released yet, but you can staying updated by checking out their website or Facebook page.

Loving Heart Animal Shelter is co-hosting the 6th Annual Ladies Night Out with Carnahan Hall on May 13. Doors open at 6 P.M. and the games start at 7. There will be 10 games of Bingo with prizes, a silent auction, vendors, and a full bar. Tickets are $25 per person or $100 for a table of 5. You must pre-register to attend. Call 765-491-8440 to RSVP.

On June 24 LHAS is hosting a Euchre tournament. This will also take place at Carnahan Hall. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the games begin at 7:15 and it all ends when the winners and losers are declared. It is $50 per team and that INCLUDES food. There will also be a full bar. To pre-register call 765-491-8440.

*The money raised from these events goes to help make repairs and improvements to the shelter.*

Almost Home Humane Society is having their annual Puppy Ride on Sunday, August 13 from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. The event takes place at Rookie’s Sports Bar. More information will be announced as the date gets closer. To stay updated check out their Facebook page.

As always, volunteering at the shelters is welcome. Some just require a bit of paperwork first.

Have a great summer everyone and let me know if you attend any of these events.

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