Friday, August 29, 2014

We're OPEN!


Come visit us on the holiday Monday.  We'll be open from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Unfortunately, our K9 Day Care will be closed on the Monday.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy National Dog Day!



To celebrate National Dog Day, WAG is recognizing the dogs that need to be rescued, acknowledging family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.   We'll be donating 25% of our coffee sales from August 26th to select local rescues and service dogs.  

 While adopting a dog is a fantastic way to support shelters, it is not always a viable option, but there are other ways to support shelters besides adoption.  Interested in getting involved but don’t know how?  Here are three simple ways to get more involved:

Pick a Rescue
For starters, pick a rescue!  There are many rescues operating in Ottawa and the surrounding area, some of which are breed specific.  Are you a fan of Greyhounds?  Then maybe the Greyhound Supporters of the NCR is the rescue for you.  Have you got a soft spot for larger breeds?  Check out Friendly Giants Dog Rescue.  Maybe you want to make a difference in the lives of dogs rescued from puppy mills.  If so, LOYAL Rescue might be just what you are looking for.  Take a look online at ottawadogblog.ca for a full list of Ottawa rescues.

Make a Donation
A lot of hard work, time and money is required to rescue dogs.  Many of them arrive to the shelters in poor health and require medical attention, which unfortunately means expensive veterinary bills and medication.  Whether it is a one-time donation or a monthly one, financial donations are always appreciated.  Most shelters will also accept donations in the form of collars, leashes, food, treats and toys.  Want to buy Fido a new collar but don’t know what to do with the old one?  Donate it! Are you stuck with at big bag of dog kibble that Scruffy absolutely refuses to eat? Donate it!  Does Rufus have a favourite toy but ignores the rest?  Donate them!  Call up the shelter to get a better idea of what they might be in need of, or stop by WAG and drop off your donated items and we will give them to a shelter for you. 

Foster A Dog
Interested in caring for a dog, but aren’t sure if you can make the long-term commitment?  Become a foster parent!  Many rescue organizations have foster programs, in which you volunteer to care for a dog until a permanent home can be found for it.  This is a fantastic way to volunteer and become more involved with a particular rescue.

Doggin' Knit this Sunday


Doggin' Knit 
Beginner's Knitting Circle 
Sunday, August 31st, 11:00am-12:00pm

Come by WAG this Sunday to learn some of the essential lessons for new knitters: choosing supplies, casting on, knitting. The fall season is quickly approaching, and this would be a great little hobby to hone.  WAG employee, Abbie will be sharing her "purls" of wisdom as she teaches you how to knit a scarf or dishcloth.

 Please bring your own supplies: You'll need (1) knitting needles, size U.S. 7 or 8/ 4.5mm or 5.0mm (approximately $5) and (2) Yarn (see next paragraph). 

 If you'd like to begin with a dishcloth, you'll need 100% cotton yarn. I like Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (50 g./1.75 oz. or 73 m/80 yds). If you'd prefer to begin with a scarf, you'll need a "light worsted" or "worsted/afghan/aran" weight yarn. 

 The total cost of supplies should be no more than $10. You can find items at Michael's, though, we would encourage you to shop local and check out Yarn Forward in the Glebe (581 Bank Street).

This event is free, but we would encourage calling to register a space (613) 730-4647.  As always, friendly dogs are welcome!

Please consider buying a drink to support future events/seminars/breed nights in our cafe.

Yorkie Do Tomorrow!


Join us tomorrow evening (Wed. Aug. 27th) from 7:00pm-8:30pm for our semi-regular social gathering for Yorkshire Terriers!

Happy National Dog Day


Happy National Dog Day!
National Dog Day
Tuesday, August 26th, all day

WAG loves dogs and coffee.  To celebrate National Dog Day, WAG is recognizing the dogs that need to be rescued, acknowledging family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.  We'll be donating 25% of our coffee sales from August 26th to select local rescues and service dogs.  Now that is a cuppa' Joe that you can feel good about enjoying.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's a good week to be at WAG.

Win a pound of
Sunday, August 24th-Saturday, August 30th, all week, all day.

All week long when you purchase a cup of our fresh, locally roasted, premium coffee, your name will be entered into a draw to win a free pound of coffee.  Hey- did we mention our coffee is organic, Fair Trade certified, and Rainforest Alliance Certified?  That's a cuppa' joe you can feel good about enjoying!  
*Multiple entries welcome :)

 
Wag

Welcome back students- FREE coffee all week.
Sunday, August 24th-Saturday, August 30th, all week, all day.

All week long WAG is offering up free coffee to students (with the presentation of a valid student card).  We're welcoming you back with a cup of our fresh, locally roasted, premium coffee and free WiFi.  Hey- did we mention our coffee is organic, Fair Trade certified, and Rainforest Alliance Certified?  That's a cuppa' joe you can feel good about enjoying!  

*Valid on drip coffee only.

 


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are you using the right feeder for your pup?



Incase you can't make out the text...

Elevated feeders are ideal for large or tall dogs, as it improves comfort, reduces stress and cumulative joint damage in your large breed dog.

Steep sided bowls are best for long-eared dogs. Steep bowls with narrow openings keep your dogs' ears from falling into food and water dishes.

Shallow bowls are advised for short nosed dogs, because it makes it easier for them to reach food, eliminating strain and pressure against the throat.

Slow feeder bowls are best for fast eaters! They help to slow down your dog's eating while improving digestion and nutrient absorption.

Deep bowls can be used with long-nosed dogs, allowing the dog more "nose room" making eating more comfortable.

Puppies are best advised to use shallow bowls, making it easier to reach food by eliminating pressure against the throat.