Canine Camp Counselor Joella loves spending time outdoors with her furry camper friends!
Everyone loves to enjoy summer fun with their best furry friend. With a bit of caution and common sense, you can beat the heat and safely enjoy the summer sunshine! Here are some tips for keeping your pup cool and comfortable during the dog days of summer.
Ticks are pesky little creatures whose bite can cause big problems for your furry friend. Learn how and where to check for ticks after having some outdoor fun with your pup.
Sarah was born and raised in Orange County, NY. She moved to Hawley in 2004 and has been with Eva’s Play Pups since October 2016. Growing up, she was always surrounded by pets and still has quite a few today! She adopted her two dogs, Carly and Beirut from It’s Ruff Without a Roof. She also has 2 cats, Xena & Rupaul, 2 guinea pigs and a snake named Georgie. Sarah loves how excited all of her pets get when she comes home from work!
Sarah loves being outside and hiking with the dogs at camp - especially the regular campers! She is also very dedicated to and involved with rescue work. She also fosters many pups from It’s Ruff Without a Roof and particularly enjoys working with dogs that might have a harder time finding a home. By showing them love and patience, Sarah helps scared dogs who had a tough past find themselves and become confident and ready to find their fur-ever homes!
We can't say it enough - continuing education for our staff is so very important! We were happy to share some things that we learned during our Canine Health Seminar in our last blog article. This week we are excited to say that our Canine Counselors once again had the to improve their skill set by learning about fearful dogs and their behaviors with Krista Milito, founder of The Philly Pack.
Part of what makes Eva’s Play Pups Countryside Dog Camp a step above the rest is our commitment to providing our staff all of the tools that they need to be the best Canine Counselors that they can. Recently, Eva’s Play Pups team members were given the opportunity to attend a seminar on general canine health and ailments presented our own on-call veterinarian, Dr. Dorothy Farr.
Janel has been a valed Eva’s Play Pups Team Member since Spring 2017. In addition to being a fur-mom of 3 dogs she is also a foster fur-mom and loves spending time with her Canine Camper friends at camp!
In mid-April, some of our Eva’s Play Pups Team Members had the opportunity to once again work with and learn from an amazing organization called Dog’s Playing for Life (DP4L.) Founded by dog trainer Amee Sadler, DP4L travels around America teaching shelter staff and volunteers how to hold playgroups at their shelters, thereby enriching dogs’ lives and increasing their chances of adoption.
The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and woodpeckers are pecking here at camp!
Pet Insurance - YES - this is a real thing, and a very important one at that! However, researching the topic and finding a reputable company with a product that is right for you can be overwhelming. Let us try to guide you to find the company that is best for you and your fur baby.
May is National Pet Month and here at Eva's Play Pups we are so fond of our canine companions!
According to the American Humane Association, over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. April 23, 2019 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day. On this day, we aim to not only raise awareness for dogs that have gone missing but also to educate dog owners about prevention.
While today may be Earth Day, at Eva's Play Pups we get to celebrate and enjoy Mother Nature each and every day!
Veronica was a rescue dog from the South, who lived at Eva’s Play Pups for the past 4 years. Her spicy attitude was perfect for camp life, and although she had difficulties living in the regular world outside of camp, she was a good friend to our campers and camp counselors at Eva’s. Veronica passed peacefully surrounded by her family at camp who held and comforted her until the end.
Matt has been a loyal staff member of Eva’s Play Pups since May 2016. He loves spending time with many different dog breeds and is continually working to improve his communication and relationship skills with all of our canine campers.
The snow is melting, the ground is un-thawing, April showers are making way for May flowers and thus - Mud Season appears! There simply is no other way of getting from the cold, snowy and icy weather to warm spring days without getting through the dirty trenches of mud season!
The Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den prides itself on conservation and education and provides a unique and fun-filled experience for all ages!
Fostering is essentially opening your heart and your home to a shelter or rescue dog and can be a very fun and rewarding experience. While it is not always easy and does come with challenges, the impact that you make on the lives of the dogs who you are caring for is monumental.
They say “two heads are better than one” but are two dogs better than one? We certainly think so! Whether you are considering adding another pup to your pack or starting a pack with a pair of siblings, we of course recommend that you consider adoption!
If you are thinking about adding a new furry family member to your home, please consider adoption! When you adopt a dog you save two lives - the dog who you adopted and the dog who will take his place in the shelter.