Pet Blessing by Yogi Lama Gursam - September 12, 2009 - New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique is reposting the flyer content for this event. We will not be able to attend, but make sure to catch our Dog Picnic on the 27th.

Pet Blessing by Yogi Lama Gursam

Date/Time:
Saturday September 12, 2009 - from 4-6 pm
Location: JB STARKEY WILDERNESS PARK
SHELTER 5 (Near bike trail)
10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey, FL 34655
Note: All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier

Lama will give a short Buddhist Dharma talk, at Starkey Park in New Port Richey. Then, the animals will come up one by one and receive a special blessing from a sacred object and have prayers said with them especially for their benefit. If people cannot bring their animals, they can bring a picture.

Lama says he is developing his connection more with many animals at this point and sees more and more how they are our protectors and friends and need to be cherished, as well as appreciated for their divine qualities, too. He even had one small puppy attending his classes in South India. Of her own will, she came in when the class started and left promptly after his class ended.

All friendly pets or animals, their families and friends are welcome.
(Download the Flyer)


FREE, but donations will be accepted.


These most profound teachings are hosted by the Ratnashri Sangha of Tampa Bay, a religious, non-profit corporation in the State of Florida with a 501 (c) (3) designation with the U.S. Treasury


For further information regarding Yogi Lama Gursam’s teachings or other Buddhist events by our Sangha please check: ratnashri-tampabay.org or call Richard at 727-834-9308

3rd Annual Orange Lake Dog Picnic - Founders Day Weekend - New Port Richey, FL


Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique is hosting the 3rd Annual Orange Lake Dog Picnic on Sunday, September 27th, 2009 from 11 am - 3 pm. This event is a component of Greater New Port Richey Main Street's Founders Day weekend - a three-day event.

All friendly dogs, their families and friends are welcome. - See you there. (Download the Flyer) (Official Event Web Page)

REGISTRATION FEE $5.00 – (Lunch for one person and their dogs*)
Additional people - $3.00 – Rain or shine. No Refunds. No Rain Dates

All fees will be given to the SPCA Suncoast, including optional raffle money. Many prizes are available. Pet-related vendors will also be on site, so do bring cash. Also suggested: blankets and chairs.

* Dogs must be leashed, licensed, and current on all vaccinations. Additional rules on the registration and waiver form.

Pet-Related vendors may download our vendor application for details on attending. An ongoing list of vendors and donors is available at www.DoggieCakes.com/events


Jason Longo, Marketing and Events Director
Trina Messano, Creative Director
Store: (727) 845-1200
Cell: (727) 271-0478 (Jason)
E-Mail: Contact@DoggieCakes.com

Ways that you can help the SPCA Suncoast All Year Round:


Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.


SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org

Doggie Cakes Customers Could Win A Friendly KIA Soul

Doggie Cakes, on Main Street in New Port Richey, FL is one source to obtain a Friendly KIA Soul contest voucher with purchase.

The more you shop before September 30, 2009; the more vouchers you’ll receive; the more keys you’ll get to try at their event on October 1, 2009 at Friendly KIA. Or stop by Friendly KIA and get one key, no purchase necessary. Offer expires September 30th.

Doggie Cakes and other local merchants will supply one voucher for every purchase made with a maximum of one per day per person. Winner must be a licensed driver 18 years or older and is responsible for tax, tags and title.

If you purchase a Friendly KIA new or pre-owned vehicle during this promotion, and you’re our winner, you can win back the car you bought; up to $15,000 retail credit back toward original purchase. Turn on a Brand New Soul event October 1, 2009. Present voucher at event and select one key for every voucher. (Additional details)

Friendly KIA
5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey. (Map and Hours)

Doggie Cakes - Custom Dog Cookie Promotional Gifts

Doggie Cakes, on Main Street in New Port Richey, FL can produce custom dog cookies, with labels, to promote your business or event.

The picture to the left shows an example of such a promo. It is an Apple Cinnamon Bone, with custom printed paper wrapper, dog paw bag, and dog paw ribbon. The cookies are freshly baked, flavorful, liked by most dogs, and less costly than many of our meat-filled treats.

The cookie is 4 1/2" long, and the ingredients are: all purpose flour, all natural applesauce, vegetable oil, honey, eggs, wheat germ, water, ground cinnamon, and baking soda.

We can also trim the bags, heat seal them - thus eliminating the use and cost of ribbon, and offering a tighter presentation.

The couple who is "Doggie Cakes" is made up of a talented baker and creative graphic designer/artist - so let us know your ideas and if you need a quote for your upcoming event or business promotion.

www.facebook.com/DoggieCakes

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique - made it to 100 facebook fans today, so now you can find us very easily at our custom URL
http://www.facebook.com/DoggieCakes

We're going to continue to blog, tweet, and use every method available to share information. MySpace and Facebook are great ways to communicate and we appreciate the help that friends and customers have offered with helping us to get to our first goal of 100 FB fans.

Fans can upload pictures and video, add comments, and be aware of new developments including mobile uploads and pictures.

Look to hear more about Founder's Day in New Port Richey and the picnic with your pet that we are putting together for the SPCA Suncoast. It will take place at Orange Lake Park on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 11 am - 3 pm. We will have more information on this blog and at DoggieCakes.com in the next week.

Doggie Cakes - Part of Taste of New Port Richey - Saturday, September 19 , 2009

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique - from Main Street in New Port Richey was invited by Fifth Third Bank to be a part of their Taste of New Port Richey event on Saturday, September 19th.

That makes it dog friendly also as we will have free samples and will be selling our own brand of treats. We look forward to meeting the local restaurants and seeing what they bring out for humans.

We appreciate being a part of this event. For more info about the host, or the event contact Amanda White - Amanda.White@53.com or Wyndi Daycock, of Fifth Third Bank by phone.

Fifth Third Bank (Google Map)
5425 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Phone: (727) 807-2251
Website: https://www.53.com/wps/portal/personal

Smooth Jazz 94.1 FM - will be broadcasting live from the event and mentioning the local restaurants and of course Doggie Cakes.

See you then. Bring the dog.

Doggie Cakes - New Port Richey, FL - Listed in Summer 2009 Issue - GulfCoast Dog Magazine

Doggie Cakes, on Main Street in New Port Richey was mentioned in the Summer 2009 issue of The GulfCoast Dog Magazine (Barking Section - Other Stuff You'll Like, Page 91 - Page 46 of the PDF). It features a photo and details on handmade plush dog toys by local resident Judy Benjamin. They are one-of-a-kind and available for purchase in our store, and on our website.

Once a specific design sells, the listing will be pulled from our website. The toys are sewn with soft, colorful fabric and stuffed with fiber-fill. Judy designs them for the safety of your pet, without extra parts that can come loose.

This is a very cool surprise for us, and we appreciate it - as we continue to seek out a larger market share.

The GulfCoast Dog Magazine is an upscale dog publication - from Punta Gorda and distributed in Charlotte, Lee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota Counties of Southwest Florida. They concentrate exclusively on Dogs, their owners, and the lives they lead together.

On their website, they say that the magazine, "touches a new generation of dog lover, combining both lifestyle and service into one lighthearted and innovative publication."

This magazine, which comes out 5 times a year, is really well put together, informative, and fun to read and look at. Copies of the magazine are available for free in our store, while supplies last.

Download the Summer 2009 issue as a PDF. (Suggest that you right click and download it)
Subscription information - available through their website.


Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey - Open Late for Main Street Blast and Friendly Kiafest - June 27, 2009


Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida - will be open from 10 am - 11 pm this Saturday June 27, 2009 as the Main Street Blast - fourth of July fireworks celebration is going on downtown. Sponsored by Friendly Kia, 25,000 attendees are expected.

This St. Petersburg Times article covers all the details.
"Friendly Kiafest: A tribute to Woodstock" will start at noon and feature classic rock performed by local bands Boneyard Dogs and 60's Groove, followed by appearances by revival bands Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Wholigans (the Who), Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), Pearl (Janis Joplin) and Jimi's Image (Jimi Hendrix)."
What: Friendly Kiafest 2009: A Tribute to Woodstock
When: Noon to 11 pm Saturday - June 27, 2009
Where: Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey
Admission: Free

Schedule of events

• Noon: Music begins on stage with Boneyard Dogs Band
• 1 pm: 60's Groove Band
• 3 pm: The Fortunate Son Band with Stan Adams
• 4 to 8 pm: Classic car cruise-in
• 4:30 pm: Motorcycle Fun Run arrives in the park
• 5 pm: Color guard/national anthem, then Marrakesh Express
• 6:30 pm: Miss Firecracker 2009 Contest
• 7 pm: Pearl
• 7:30 pm: The Wholigans
• 9 pm (after dark): Fireworks (weather and conditions permitting)
• 9:30 pm: Jimi's Image
Want to know more about Main Street or KIA FEST?
http://www.newportricheymainstreet.com
Volunteers are always welcome.

Doggie Cakes - Video - Fox 13 - Good Day Tampa Bay



Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida was a part of Good Day Tampa Bay on Fox 13 this morning. We baked lots of treats to show and give to the doggies that came to be a part of the segment. I think it turned out great.

Thank you - West Pasco Chamber of Commerce for recommending us as a guest. Lot's of friends were on hand and around. Thanks Marilyn Wolf, BS, CPDT - Pet Trainer and Behavior Consultant for bringing her lab rescue dog Molly and for taking care of Cosmo during the segment. Melinda Jonatzke, who is a craft vendor at the New Port Richey monthly Shop 'N Stroll and local resident, brought her dog Bubba.

Gail Armstrong, Interim Exectutive Director, SPCA Suncoast also had a segment to speak about the adoptable dogs and cats at her shelter. She brought Bella, a foster chihuahua who has a broken but healing leg, and will soon be in shape to be adopted.

SPCA Suncoast - 7734 Congress Street (Google Map) - New Port Richey, FL 34653

Jim Smetzer, of Pasco Camera Exchange, was on-site and he took some great photos of the event. The video is below.



Hungry Hounds and Famished Felines Pet Food Drive & Give-a-Way - Tampa - June 27, 2009

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida was contacted by a member of the Tampa Jaycees to assist with promotion of The Hungry Hounds and Famished Felines Pet Food Drive & Give-a-Way, which they are coordinating in partnership with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The more pets we can feed, the less dogs and cats given up to local animal shelters. If you can't assist with donations, please continue to promote this event on Facebook, Twitter, and the other social networks to help its success. Download the flyer as PDF. Interested in volunteering to help on event day? Contact Allison at (813) 531-0810. Thank you.
The recession and poor economy have hit Tampa Bay hard and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Jaycees want to help the unemployed, low-income or homeless who are in need of food for their beloved pets. The Hungry Hounds and Famished Felines Pet Food Drive & Give-a-Way will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay located at 3607 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa (Google Map), from 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Those in need of pet food assistance are asked to come to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay any time between 10:30 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 27th for complimentary dog/cat food. We are also seeking pet food donations and they can be dropped off at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay on event day any time during the scheduled event hours. Dry and wet food is accepted, plus any variety of dog biscuits or cat treats.

New, Multi-Use Business Cards and Postcards for Doggie Cakes

New business cards and postcards are available for Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey.

Both are double sided, with extra content to make them more valuable to the user, we have include a map to the store, with local landmarks of Railroad Square, Cavailer Square, Orange Lake Park, and Sims Park. All are locations for ongoing events in New Port Richey's historic downtown. Orange Lake Park and Doggie Cakes are dog-friendly.

The back of the postcard has even more information, as it offers free marketing to both the SPCA Suncoast and Suncoast Animal League, including their addresses, phone numbers, and websites. We have created a page on our website with as growing details on local pet shelter and rescues. The link www.DoggieCakes.com/Care is a part of the card.

Also on the back, we list a URL www.DoggieCakes.com/Fun which is host Tampa Bay dog park information, yappy hours, and other activities for dogs and their owners.

Cards are available in large quantity if you would like to have some for yourself, your business, or to pass out at yappy hours and events.


Doggie Cakes - One Year Anniversary Sale Event

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida will be one year old this weekend: May 9 and 10, 2009. This is also the dates for the Cotee River Seafood Festival downtown.
Doggie Cakes has a 25% OFF in-store sale during on these dates: excluding pet treats, food, & ice-cream. Sale is on in-store merchandise only. Not to be combined with other offers.

FREE samples of organic and holistic dog and cat food by Natural Planet Organics and Pure Vita will be available. This food is manufactured in Minnesota, USA - and our dogs and customers' dogs love it. We will also have a representative from Primal, our raw frozen dog food vendor. Both vendors will be available on Saturday, May 9th.

SPCA Suncoast will be bringing dogs available for adoption on Saturday, May 9th from 10 am - 3 pm.

Ways that you can help the SPCA Suncoast All Year Round:

Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.

SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org

Frozen Dog Treats Created by Doggie Cakes - New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida introduced a new line of frozen treats for dogs during today's Greater New Port Richey Main Street Strawberry Stroll. Cosmo's Chillers bear the name and lovable mug of our mini-pin Cosmo, and currently come in four flavors and in an eight ounce size. Click to view larger labels.

In honor of today's occasion, Strawberry is of course an inaugural flavor. Blueberry, Banana, and Peanut Butter are also available to pampered pets.

All Doggie Cakes products are made fresh in our store's kitchen. The ingredients are simply low fat all natural yogurt, sour cream, honey, water, and the fruit or peanut butter that makes each unique.

We purchased a freezer for our sales floor to house this newly developed Doggie Cakes line, and to prepare for something completely new to New Port Richey - frozen, organic, raw dog food meals by Primal Pet Foods, Inc. We will also have their frozen buffalo and beef bones with marrow intact. Products by Primal are expected during the week of March 23rd.

SPCA Suncoast - Facebook Group

We started a Facebook group today for our friends at SPCA Suncoast, as we recently discovered how to create a Doggie Cakes group and see it can be a great way to communicate.

Click here to visit the SPCA Suncoast Facebook group and promote it to your friends.

Ways that you can help the SPCA Suncoast All Year Round:

Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.

SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org


Free Dog Training Demo - Doggie Cakes - New Port Richey - 3/7/09

Focus on the Short List: Turning Negatives to Positives
March 7, 2009 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Saturday)

Marilyn Wolf will give a short presentation at Doggie Cakes:
1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm. She will be available to answer questions from 1-3 pm. Bring your dog to meet Marilyn and let her know what problems you are experiencing. Dog training demonstration and questions and answers are free.

Marilyn Wolf, BS, CPDT
Pet Trainer & Behavior Consultant
New Port Richey, FL
http://www.KorrectKritters.com

More event details:
www.Eventful.com

Note, we hope to continue these events with Marilyn. She will also be with us, at Doggie Cakes, on Saturday, April 4th from 10 am - 1 pm during our Pet Photos With the Easter Bunny Event - for the SPCA. Stay tuned to this blog and Twitter for details. BTW, in the photo, you can see her during a session with our dog Gigi (who is aggressive to larger dogs for some reason). The training is really for people, as you will see. Then you need to apply the techniques to your dog over time.

On the 7th, during Marilyn's demo, we will have free samples of Natural Planet Organics and Pure Vita dog food and cat food. One brand is certified organic, and our dogs love it. The other is holistic, and is great for dogs that have issues with skin rashes. A vet tech, Becky Jablonski, is also our food rep, and she can share the benefits of these made in the USA products. We will have the samples all day, but Becky will be there starting at 2 pm.

Doggie Cakes Listed as a Shopping Destination in Air Trans Airways Inflight Magazine - Go

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida is listed as a shopping destination in the February 2009 - Air Trans Airways Inflight Magazine - GO. There are only four listings total for Tampa, and we made it! We would not have known, but a current customer mentioned it to us today. There is an archive of the magazine online, and we are on page 140.

According to the publisher, Ink Publishing, there are 100,000 copies printed each month, and a potential readership of over two million people. For reference, I looked up the prices for ads. $15,835 for a full page and $5,480 for a quarter page. In this recession, we are thrilled to have received the honor of a mench. Is this the result of our Golden Globes presence? Unknown, but what a nice surprise. Thank you Susan Barnes for writing us into the Tampa shopping section. See text below.

DOGGIE CAKES
(5644 Main St, New Port Richey. Tel. 727-845-1200)
www.doggiecakes.com You may be on vacation, but don't forget your four-legged friends: Stop by Doggie Cakes for high-quality homemade treats to take home. Dog-approved favorites include Bow Wownies (made with carob) and the ever popular Cinnamunchies.

Valentine's Day Dog Treats - By Doggie Cakes



Trina and created and is baking lots of fresh, new dog treats and cookies just for Valentine's Day. Assorted bags are also available. She also made some beautiful double-sided dog bandannas, and of course we have Avanti cards for this and every occasion. Don't forget the four-legged loves of your life on this special day. If you would like to do a mail order for any items - call 727-845-1200 or e-mail: Trina@DoggieCakes.com
We will be closed on Valentine's Day to attend as vendors at the Sweetheart Waddle in Brooksville. A day with 400 Basset Hounds is always a good day. Details are in the above link. Join us. It is also a fundraiser for the Suncoast Basset Rescue.

Doggie Cakes - To Host SPCA Suncoast Easter Bunny and Pets


The Easter Bunny is coming to Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, Florida for photos with your pet on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 from 10 am - 1 pm.

Donated proceeds go to the SPCA Suncoast. All friendly cats, dogs, or other animals are welcome. We will provide your 4" x 6" photo on site. - See you there.

A dog Easter Basket will be raffled off for SPCA donations. Suggested donation of $5 for each pet photo also enters you in the raffle. There is also an option of $1 for the raffle only. Of course, larger donations are welcome. Donated proceeds go to the SPCA Suncoast, who will be on-site working with the pets and Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny is visiting, courtesy of Party Fun Characters. Visit their MySpace page for your next event. www.myspace.com/partyfuncharacters

Marilyn Wolf, Pet Trainer & Behavior Consultant will provide FREE presentation called Focus on the Short List: Turning Negatives to Positives. She will also answer questions about any behavior problems that you are experiencing with your dog.

FREE samples of organic and holistic dog and cat food by Natural Planet Organics and Pure Vita will be available. This food is manufactured in Minnesota, USA - and our dogs and customers' dogs love it.

Pasco Animal Hospital (4605 US 19) will be available to you know about their FREE vaccinations for life program.

Local company and friends, Read My Paws will bring their full collection of doggie and people clothing, bandanas, and charms as a guest vendor. All of their items are also available on our website. (On event day, the store will be open for shopping from 10 am - 6 pm - and of course online 24/7)

Special thanks to Pasco Camera Exchange - (5404 Main Street) - for the use of lighting equipment.


Ways that you can help the SPCA Suncoast All Year Round:


Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.


SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org/

Doggie Cakes Supports the play Sylvia in New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique is a supporter of the play Sylvia which will be at the Richey Suncoast Theatre in New Port Richey at 8 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2009.

A St. Petersburg Times article, captured the idea of this comedic play very well. Who is Sylvia? Well, she is a talking dog who becomes the other woman of sorts in a shaky marriage. What adds to the humor is that Sylvia looks like a beautiful, young woman.
The Rotary Club of Trinity is bringing the Carrollwood Players to perform Sylvia as a fundraiser for children's charities and organizations in west Pasco, according to Ray Ford, the Rotarian whose wife, Dee, is the award-winning director of the play.
If you go, look for our postcards, with the dog bandanas - and possibly our ad in the program, if we made it in time. In any event, tell your friends, try to see the show, and enjoy a night of fun just around the corner from Doggie Cakes.

Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6239 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey
Tickets: $20, available at the Richey Suncoast Theatre box office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday, or call (727) 842-6777 and leave a message. You may also call Ray Ford at (727) 375-0811 or any Trinity Rotary member.

Dog Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in Florida - Can Still Be Stopped





Florida House Bill 189 (HB 189) is currently in the Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy Committee. It would eliminate the ban on municipalities passing breed specific legislation (BSL). You can view the proposed legislation and progress here. It would amend this Florida Statute - 767.14. Basically it supports blaming breeds, in general, not specific owners or dogs.

According to the ASPCA website, banning specific breeds does not in itself lessen the number of dog bites or increase public safety where breed neutral laws do. Breed specific legislation is dog discrimination. Increased education on breed types before adoption and continued education through pet and human training are the only things that will protect the public from dogs that cannot socialize well. The ASPCA seeks effective enforcement of breed-neutral laws that hold dog owners accountable for the actions of their animals. They mention online the following that can limit dog aggression or bites.
  • More than 70 percent of all dog bite cases involve unneutered male dogs
  • An unneutered male dog is 2.6 times more likely to bite than is a neutered dog.
  • A chained or tethered dog is 2.8 times more likely to bite than a dog who is not chained or tethered.
  • 97 percent of dogs involved in fatal dog attacks in 2006 were not spayed/neutered:
  • 78 percent were maintained not as pets, but rather for guarding, image enhancement, fighting or breeding.
  • 84 percent were maintained by reckless owners—these dogs were abused or neglected, not humanely controlled or contained, or allowed to interact with children unsupervised.
You can use the distribution list in the below, if you want, to send e-mail.
trudi.williams@myfloridahouse.gov; ralph.poppell@myfloridahouse.gov; mary.brandenburg@myfloridahouse.gov; leonard.bembry@myfloridahouse.gov; debbie.boyd@myfloridahouse.gov; dwight.bullard@myfloridahouse.gov; rachel.burgin@myfloridahouse.gov; steve.crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov; faye.culp@myfloridahouse.gov; brad.drake@myfloridahouse.gov; greg.evers@myfloridahouse.gov; rich.glorioso@myfloridahouse.gov; mia.jones@myfloridahouse.gov; debbie.mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov; mark.pafford@myfloridahouse.gov; jimmy.patronis@myfloridahouse.gov; ronald.renuart@myfloridahouse.gov; ron.schultz@myfloridahouse.gov
Here's the physical location: 317 House Office Building, 402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300, Phone: (850) 488-5465.
Please take the time to write and keep the ban on breed specific legislation in place. Below is a letter that you can use.
Subject: HB 189

Dear Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy Committee Members,
I am asking that you vote against HB 189 so the current state-wide prohibition against municipalities passing breed specific legislation remains in place. Breed specific legislation does not prevent the problems for which it is implemented and you have been responsible enough to recognize that. Thank you. However, not all municipalities will be a forward-thinking. Your vote against HB 189, will ensure the prohibition remains.

Free Dog Training Demo - Doggie Cakes - New Port Richey - 2/7/09

Focus on the Short List: Turning Negatives to Positives
February 7, 2009 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Saturday)

Ms. Wolf will give a short presentation at Doggie Cakes:
1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm. She will be available to answer questions from 1-3 pm. Dog training demonstration and questions and answers are free.

Marilyn Wolf, BS, CPDT
Pet Trainer & Behavior Consultant
New Port Richey, FL
http://www.KorrectKritters.com

More event details:
www.Eventful.com

Note, we hope to continue these events with Marilyn. Stay tuned to this blog and Twitter for details. BTW, in the photo, you can see her during a session with our dog Gigi (who is aggressive to larger dogs for some reason). The training is really for people, as you will see. Then you need to apply the techniques to your dog over time.

Doggie Cakes - Subject of Examiner.com Article



Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique was the subject of an article from Examiner.com today. We met the author, Laura Kepner, at the January - Third Friday Music Series in Safety Harbor, when she visited our vendor booth. She specializes in articles about pets and animals for this source. An excerpt from the much appreciated article is below.
A lovely display of treats caught my eye. Had there not been leashes and collars hanging from the booth, I might not have known that the goodies were actually treats for dogs!
Click here to read the full story.

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique
5644 Main Street in New Port Richey. (Google Map)

Hours:Tuesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 2:30 pm
Friday - 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed

Jack Russels Need Rescue - North GA and South FL



I'm posting this right from an e-mail that we received from Marilyn Wolf - local dog trainer.
There is a puppy mill in North GA that has a lot of Jack Russells that need rescuing. There is a woman out of Bradenton who is coordinating the rescue efforts
questions@barkparkdogdaycare.com. She has gotten a couple of private pilots who are willing to fly the dogs from GA to St. Pete/Clw airport once a month. The problem is she needs more fosters (or permanent homes). There are everything from puppies to senior dogs. The worst thing is they live outside and you know how bad it has been here. In the Georgia Mtns. it's been worse. The older dogs are super skittish and need a lot of patience. If anyone can help or knows someone who can, please let me know. THANKS!
marilyn@KorrectKritters.com

Marilyn Wolf, BS, CPDT
Pet Trainer & Behavior Consultant
New Port Richey, FL
727-372-9825

SPCA Suncoast - Urges Reduced Apartment Pet Policy Restrictions



The SPCA Suncoast was on Fox 13 News today, along with Tattoo the dachshund and his story. Presented was a huge problem of home foreclosure and pet restrictions in apartment complexes. Martha Murry, Director of the SPCA Suncoast and Devlynn Saunders, Operations Manager are on a mission to lobby the owners of apartments and corporate managment companies to ease restrictions on their pet policies. Families are trying to keep their dog and cat family members until the last possible moment, but many are forced to leave their pets in local shelters.
Saunders is leading the effort to convince more apartment complex companies to accept pets that may otherwise end up in a shelter. She urges pet owners to have a “pet Resume.”It would include such things as medical records and obedience courses.
Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, will have an event in support of the SPCA Suncoast - Easter Bunny photos with your pet on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 from 10 am - 1 pm. Donated proceeds go to the SPCA Suncoast. Save the date.

Ways that you can help the SPCA Suncoast All Year Round:


Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.

SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org/

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique

5644 Main Street in New Port Richey. (Google Map)

Hours:Tuesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 2:30 pm
Friday - 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed

Doggie Cakes - New Port Richey, FL - Listed in Gulfcoast Dog Magazine

Doggie Cakes, on Main Street in New Port Richey was mentioned in the Winter 2009 issue of The GulfCoast Dog Magazine (Barking Section - Dog Lovers! Gifts for Them!, Page 70). It features a photo and details on the My Dog Scrapbook item that we sell both in the store and on the web - with our name address, phone number, and URL. This is a very cool surprise for us, and we appreciate it - as we start the new year.

The GulfCoast Dog Magazine is an upscale dog publication - from Punta Gorda and distributed in Charlotte, Lee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota Counties of Southwest Florida. They concentrate exclusively on Dogs, their owners, and the lives they lead together.

On their website, they say that the magazine, "touches a new generation of dog lover, combining both lifestyle and service into one lighthearted and innovative publication."

This magazine, which comes out 5 times a year, is really well put together, informative, and fun to read and look at. Copies of the magazine are available for free in our store, while supplies last.

Download the Winter 2009 issue as a PDF. (Suggest that you right click and download it)
Subscription information - available through their website.

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