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.