How to Pill Your Kitty

If you’re like the majority of people owned by a cat, pilling little Fluffy – otherwise known as trying to place a tiny, hard object into the mouth of an unwilling creature with sharp claws and teeth – is not something you look forward to.

If you’ve never had to do it, you’re probably thinking it’s not a big deal. In fact, it’s the people who’ve attempted this feat in the past that recoil in fear when their kitty’s veterinarian hands them a bottle of pills or a dietary supplement in pill form.

Fortunately, there are a few different techniques for pilling a cat, because every cat is a little different, and what works for one may not work for another.

--> Click here to read the entire article!

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic THIS Saturday

Renee from Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store this Saturday, September 5th from 10am-2pm.

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Mark your calendars--Renee will be here the 1st Saturday of every month!  Her next clinic will be Saturday, October 3rd.

 


Mauri Canned Foods--Buy One, Get One Free!

On sale for the month of September is the Mauri line of canned foods! 

  • Buy one can of dog food, take one of an equal or lesser value free! 
  • Buy one can of cat food, take one of an equal or lesser value free!

Sale runs September 1st-30th on in-stock items only.
 

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Winnie is a 2-year-old female Black and Tan Coonhound. She is a bundle of energy--if you are looking for a running partner, she is your girl! She would benefit greatly from a training class as well as continued daily exercise. She seems to get along well with other dogs but she can be forward which may scare some other dogs. Winnie is a sweet, goofy, fun-loving girl looking for her forever home. 

Lulu is a 1.5-year-old Domestic Shorthair. She is a lovely little girl. At first she can be a little shy and take a while for her to warm up to you. After she is comfortable she is very sweet and affectionate. 

 

Holiday Weekend Hours

Both our Pewaukee and Mukwonago stores are open regular hours Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th.  We will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7th and will reopen at our normal 9am on Tuesday the 8th.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Petfest This Saturday!

 

When: Saturday, August 29th from 10am-6pm

Where: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI

Websites with ALL the details: petfestmke.com and the Fromm Petfest Facebook page

 

End of the Leash is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's PetFest!  And have you seen our mobile store yet? We call it End of the Leash Express!  We'll be there!

What is Petfest?  Fromm Petfest is a FREE family event that will host a variety of pet-focused attractions and activities, including dock diving, agility and lure courses, main stage presentations including training and trick clinics, a pet-themed marketplace, family-focused activities, contests, music, food and more.

Free admission, free parking, and fun for the whole family INCLUDING your pet!

Last year 8,300 people and 3,500 pets had a blast at their debut event.  Don't miss it this year!

 

Five Days left for Fromm Feeding Friends

For the entire month of August at both our locations, 6% of all purchases of Fromm products will help our friends at the shelter. 

Purchases made in Mukwonago will benefit Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and purchases made in Pewaukee will benefit the H.A.W.S. Behavioral Department

What an easy way to make a difference for lots of homeless pets in our area.

 

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Once a month we whip up a newsletter with the upcoming month's events, sales and other cool stuff!  

It's a great place to see much of our news in one place so if you miss something on Facebook or here on the blog, you're covered.  And we promise not to spam you or share your email.

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This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Parker is a Dumbo Hooded Rat. She is just a young little rat who has a lot of learning and growing up to do! She LOVES everyone and enjoys spending time with her human friends and playing! Sadly, somehow she got lost but luckily someone found her in a park (that's how she got her name) and brought her to the loving people at HAWS. If you can give her a forever loving home please come in and ask to meet Parker!

Jill is a Holland Lop. She looks unhappy in this picture because she just recently lost her bonded mate. :( She is a bit shy especially now that she is alone.  She is looking for a gentle human companion or maybe a new best bunny friend to room with.

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Slim Kitty

From the Feline Nutrition Foundation website:

As in humans, obesity is a major problem in cats in this country. Unfortunately, the feline obesity epidemic appears to be getting worse, rather than better.¹ ² Many veterinarians and cat owners who have tried traditional feline weight loss diets, generally high fiber/low fat, have found this approach frustrating, since it usually fails to achieve significant loss of weight. Another approach in treating and preventing feline overweight and obesity revolves around our understanding of basic feline nutritional needs and their feeding behavior.¹⁻⁷ The way we feed our cats and what we feed them tend to violate all principles of "ideal" feline nutrition.

---> Read the entire article at http://feline-nutrition.org/nutrition/slimming-your-cat-what-works-what-doesnt 

 

End of the Leash carries activity toys and feeding time tools to help keep your kitty slim and happy!

 

 

Help local shelters by purchasing Fromm's

For the entire month of August at both our locations, 6% of all purchases of Fromm products will help our friends at the shelter. 

Purchases made in Mukwonago will benefit Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and purchases made in Pewaukee will benefit the H.A.W.S. Behavioral Department

What an easy way to make a difference for lots of homeless pets in our area.

 

Communicate with your pet from the heart

Carolee will be back in our Mukwonago store this Saturday, August 22nd, from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session.To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

This is Dwopple and Kybo!  They are sweet little boys who must be adopted together--they are best buds and would be lost without one another. They are looking for a loving and gentle human companion, as they enjoy the companionship of humans too! 

Scotch is a 2-1/2-year-old Lop Eared rabbit. She is a very sweet girl who is looking for someone to spend quality time with her! She is fun and so adorable! She is curious and can be quite mischievous. She would prefer to have all four feet on the ground.

 

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

What If Your Pet Goes Missing?

Summer is a busy time...and filled with plenty of loud noises from all our activities and weather--thunderstorms, fireworks, and loud vehicles to name a few.  For some pets, those noises are stressful and make them fearful and prone to hiding or fleeing.  Did you know that 20% of pets that go missing have been scared by loud noises?

Dr. Karen Becker has written a helpful article of what do to when your pet goes missing.  She outlines 10 important steps to follow as soon as you realize Fluffy has run away.  The article also goes over prevention steps, where to look for your pet, and she even talks about how to protect your sweet furry friend from folks who may want to steal them.

--->  Click here for the full article, "Half of All Missing Dogs Were Found When Their Owners Did This..."

 

It's August!  And time for Fromm Feeding Friends!

For the entire month of August at both our locations, 6% of all purchases of Fromm products will help our friends at the shelter. 

Purchases made in Mukwonago will benefit Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and purchases made in Pewaukee will benefit the H.A.W.S. Behavioral Department

What an easy way to make a difference for lots of homeless pets in our area.

 

This Weekend

Pewaukee Nail Clinic

Pewaukee's August nail clinic will be Saturday the 15th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served. 

For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052.  We will be having them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.

Lakeland at EOTL Mukwonago

Stop by our Mukwonago store to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter this Saturday, August 15th, from 11am-2pm.

Want to know more about how to adopt from Lakeland?  Visit the Adoption page on their website.

 

Next Week

Debbie Karnes of Canine Home School

Debbie's next visit will be on Thursday, August 20th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections

Carolee will be back in our Mukwonago store on August 22nd from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session.To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Helen is an 8-year-old Spaniel mix. She came to HAWS with 5 puppies who have been adopted and now its her turn!  She likes to greet people. She also bonds very closely with her owner. She enjoys dogs from afar or passing by, but doesn’t want to live with them. 

 

Jack is a 1.5-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix. He prefers to be the only furry residence in your home as he does not do well with other dogs or cats.  He is still young and would benefit from training. He does not like to he handled too much; he can tend to get frustrated easily when he doesn't get his own way. Because of that, he can not go to a home if there are kids younger than 10. 

 

Hope you're having a pawsome week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Help Local Rescues Through Fromm Feeding Friends

 

It's August!  And time for Fromm Feeding Friends!

For the entire month of August at both of our locations, 6% of all purchases of Fromm products will help our friends at the shelter. 

Purchases made in Mukwonago will benefit Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and purchases made in Pewaukee will benefit the H.A.W.S. Behavioral Department

What an easy way to make a difference for lots of homeless pets in our area.

 

Fromm Petfest 2015

When: Saturday, August 29th from 10am-6pm

Where: Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI

Websites with ALL the details: petfestmke.com and the Fromm Petfest Facebook page

 

End of the Leash is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's PetFest!  And have you seen our mobile store yet? We call it End of the Leash Express!  We'll be there!

What is Petfest?  Fromm Petfest is a FREE family event that will host a variety of pet-focused attractions and activities, including dock diving, agility and lure courses, main stage presentations including training and trick clinics, a pet-themed marketplace, family-focused activities, contests, music, food and more.

Free admission, free parking, and fun for the whole family INCLUDING your pet!

Last year 8,300 people and 3,500 pets had a blast at their debut event.  Don't miss it this year!

 

Need help training your dog?

Debbie Karnesowner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Thursday, August 20th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Connect with your animal in a more meaningful way

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy.

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy.

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on August 22nd from 11am-3pm.  

The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way!  You can also visit her Facebook page.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Boots is a 2-year-old Lab mix who came to H.A.W.S. when he was transferred from another shelter. He is a very sweet boy but will need someone to provide him with positive training. He is not good with cats--he thinks they are prey! He may be okay with another dog but he is unsure of how to appropriately greet other dogs, and some do not appreciate him.  He would love to be your constant companion and friend!

Rascal is a fun little guy! He is always on the move and spend lots of time tunneling in his bedding and running on his wheel! He is not easy to handle as he is always on the move. He needs LOTS of cardboard and wood to chew as he is a relentless chewer.  

See you soon!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Why You Should Feed Species Appropriate Diets

 

Did you know that despite the fact we have been domesticating dogs for thousands of years, they still share 99% of their DNA with wolves?  This also means our family pets are best-suited to a diet that matches their anatomy--they are carnivores.

Dr. Karen Becker, proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, once again covers a topic of extreme importance--our pets' diets.  In this extremely informative article, she reviews a white paper entitled, "The Biologically Appropriate Food Concept and the Dietary Needs of Dogs and Cats" published by Orijen, a commercial pet food company in Canada. (We sell Orijen at End of the Leash!)

For our pets' best chance to thrive, we shouldn't humanize them by thinking they will have long-term health by eating the varied diets we do.  The white paper goes into detail about the anatomies of our dogs and cats and how their teeth, digestive tracts, and lack of certain digestive enzymes makes them suited to be eating ONLY meat!

While some like to claim that dogs and cats have "evolved" to eat kibble (which is typically 40-50% carbohydrate depending on the brand/formula), this argument doesn't make sense in light of the fact that their digestive systems have not changed. And were such physiological changes to occur, they would require much longer than the time that dogs have been living with humans.

---> Click here to read Dr. Becker's article in full!

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic THIS Saturday

Renee from Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store this Saturday, August 1st from 10am-noon. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!)

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Mark your calendars--Renee will be here the 1st Saturday of every month!  Her next clinic will be Saturday, September 5th.

 

Need help training your dog?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Thursday, August 20th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Talk to your pet in a whole new way!

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy. "Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on August 22nd from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way!  You can also visit her Facebook page.

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Meet Marley! He is a sweet 2-year-old Lab mix that came to HAWS from another shelter.  It seems he may have been through a lot in his short life. We are taking things very slow with him as he has been very scared to show us his true personality.  He may get a long with a cat and dog but it has to be the right fit. He is sure to make an awesome pet given the right amount of love and training.

Hammie is a 4-year-old Guinea pig. He is a very handsome fellow but very reserved. He is looking for a gentle and loving human companion to snuggle with. He might also like to meet another piggy looking for a friend and roommate. Call to set up a meet and greet. 

 

Happy Summer!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

THIS SATURDAY--Join Us for Our First Annual Summer Fun Day!

 

Come and have fun with us on July 25th!

The time has finally come--join us this Saturday, July 25th, from 10am-4pm at our Mukwonago store.  We would love for you to stop in and check out all the awesome events and activities, one-day-only sales, and to enjoy the good company!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Fromm, By Nature, Earthborn Holistic, and Sea Pet!

In case you have somehow missed the info before, here are all the deets:

 

First off, we're super excited that Pier Pups will be here with their dock diving tank from 10am-4pm! Check them out at www.pierpups.com to learn more and to register for your own dog to dive at our event.  You can also go directly to the Mukwonago event registration page to sign up.

 

To add to the summer fun, we will also have:

  • Adoptables from Elmbrook Humane SocietyHAWS and Lakeland Animal Shelter  (We have partnered with NutriLife to offer 60 of their 5# bags of food at $10 each and 100% of the sales will be donated and divided between Elmbrook, HAWS and Lakeland! Buy some for yourself, or to donate to the shelter of your choice!)
  • Animal communication by Carolee of Animal Connections from 11am-2pm (call for appt)
  • Auntie Jennie's Barkery from 10am-2pm
  • Book signing by Mary Gray, author of "Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle" from 10-12
  • Canine Ice Cream Social with Topping Bar
  • Cooling pool for the pooches (brought to you by 3D Greenhouse and Seige Paintball)
  • Debbie Karnes from Canine Home School (meet and greet)
  • Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe with Essfacid
  • Earthborn
  • Face Painting
  • Food vendors including Espresso Love Coffee and Mario's Pizza
  • Nail Clinic by Nails to Tails
  • Pawsitively Nautical Handmade Collars and Leashes
  • PetKind
  • Sea Pet natural nutritional supplements
  • Stella & Chewy's
  • Think Pawsitive

And HUGE one-day-only sales!

  • $5.00 off all Fromm Foods
  • $6.00 off Earthborn 28# grain free varieties
  • $3.00 off ProPac Ultimates 28#
  • BOGO By Nature Canned dog and cat food
  • $5.00 off 3.8# By Nature Cat food
  • $10.00 off 22# By Nature Dog food
  • $3.00 off Wild Eats Salmon skins
  • $1.00 off all Yoghund and Bear and the Rat frozen treats
  • 10% off all pet beds
  • 20% off the full line of Stella & Chewy's products
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Happy Wraps
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Temptin' Tenders
  • BOGO Yummzies treats
  • BOGO Lincoln Bark treats
  • $4.00 off 15# and $6.00 off 40# Nutri Life Dog food
  • PetKind - purchase dry, get canned free
 

Meet Debbie Karnes during Summer Fun Day

Want to chat with Debbie Karnes of Canine Home School? Come with your questions and stop in at our Summer Fun Day to meet her!  

Debbie's next visit for appointments at our Mukwonago store will be Thursday, August 20th from 3-6:30pm.  Please call us at 262.363.3338 to make appointments for that date.  The cost is only $30 for a 30 minute session.

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force-free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 
Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy. "Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Appointments with Carolee Biddle during Summer Fun Day

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections is part of our Summer Fun Day schedule!  She will be available from 11am-2pm on Saturday, July 25th.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.  The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session.  

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way!  You can also visit her Facebook page.

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

 

Nestle Purina purchases Merrick Pet Care

Please read this post via Dog Food Advisor regarding Nestle Purina's purchase of Merrick Pet Care.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Nestle Purina having a history of using some of their ingredients from China, End of the Leash will no longer be carrying the Merrick line of food.  Please talk to a staff member for help in finding a substitution for your pet.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Pancho is a 1-year-old Syrian Hamster. He is a very nice little fellow with wild fluffy hair! He is easily handled but prefers not to be woken up during the daytime. He is active during the night time hours because he is nocturnal, so keeping him in a bedroom would not be a good idea. 

Pancho is a 1-year-old Syrian Hamster. He is a very nice little fellow with wild fluffy hair! He is easily handled but prefers not to be woken up during the daytime. He is active during the night time hours because he is nocturnal, so keeping him in a bedroom would not be a good idea. 

Ruby is a 10-year-old Rat Terrier Mix.  She has so much spunk you would never know she is 10! She is good with other dogs.  If there is a cat at home it would need to be confident; her exuberance may too much for a shy cat. Also, if there are kids in the home they would need to be at least 10 years old.  She is good on car rides and is the perfect size for travel!

Ruby is a 10-year-old Rat Terrier Mix.  She has so much spunk you would never know she is 10! She is good with other dogs.  If there is a cat at home it would need to be confident; her exuberance may too much for a shy cat. Also, if there are kids in the home they would need to be at least 10 years old.  She is good on car rides and is the perfect size for travel!

 

See you Saturday in Mukwonago at Summer Fun Day!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

9 Tips for a Successful Summer with Your Dog

As always, Dr. Becker has excellent insight on a topic that affects all of us who love to take our furry family members with us wherever we go!  Check out her article, "Don't Take Your Dog in Public Without Considering These 9 Pointers."

Here's the story-at-a-glance:

As more and more public places become dog-friendly in recognition that for many of us, dogs are members of the family, the onus is on us to be thoughtful and responsible guardians

During the warmer months of the year, people like to get out and about with their dogs, whether it’s a walk around the neighborhood, a short hike, or a summer vacation

The best way to set yourself and your dog up for a fun, memorable season is to do a bit of pre-planning, and follow some simple canine etiquette guidelines that will make you a hit with other dog lovers and a welcome guest when you go on the road with your canine travel companion.

 

Come and have fun with us on July 25th!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock all summer, you've surely seen our blog posts, Facebook posts, and newsletters all announcing EOTL's First Annual Summer Fun Day :)

We're so excited that it's only a little over a week away, and hope you have planned to stop by and visit us in Mukwonago to check out all the awesome events, one-day-only sales, and to enjoy the good company!

In case you have somehow missed the info before, here are all the deets!

 

First off, we're super excited that Pier Pups will be here with their dock diving tank from 10am-4pm! Check them out at www.pierpups.com to learn more and to register for your own dog to dive at our event.  You can also go directly to theMukwonago event registration page to sign up.

 

To add to the summer fun, we will also have:

  • Adoptables from Elmbrook Humane SocietyHAWS and Lakeland Animal Shelter  (We have partnered with NutriLife to offer 60 of their 5# bags of food at $10 each and 100% of the sales will be donated and divided between Elmbrook, HAWS and Lakeland! Buy some for yourself, or to donate to the shelter of your choice!)
  • Animal communication by Carolee of Animal Connections from 11am-2pm (call for appt)
  • Auntie Jennie's Barkery from 10am-2pm
  • Book signing by Mary Gray, author of "Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle" from 10-12
  • Canine Ice Cream Social with Topping Bar
  • Cooling pool for the pooches (brought to you by 3D Greenhouse and Seige Paintball)
  • Debbie Karnes from Canine Home School
  • Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe with Essfacid
  • Earthborn
  • Face Painting
  • Food vendors including Espresso Love Coffee and Mario's Pizza
  • Nail Clinic by Nails to Tails
  • Pawsitively Nautical Handmade Collars and Leashes
  • PetKind
  • Sea Pet natural nutritional supplements
  • Stella & Chewy's
  • Think Pawsitive

And HUGE one-day-only sales!

  • $5.00 off all Fromm Foods
  • $6.00 off Earthborn 28# grain free varieties
  • $3.00 off ProPac Ultimates 28#
  • BOGO By Nature Canned dog and cat food
  • $5.00 off 3.8# By Nature Cat food
  • $10.00 off 22# By Nature Dog food
  • $3.00 off Wild Eats Salmon skins
  • $1.00 off all Yoghund and Bear and the Rat frozen treats
  • 10% off all pet beds
  • 20% off the full line of Stella & Chewy's products
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Happy Wraps
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Temptin' Tenders
  • BOGO Yummzies treats
  • BOGO Lincoln Bark treats
  • $4.00 off 15# and $6.00 off 40# Nutri Life Dog food
  • PetKind - purchase dry, get canned free

And there's more to come!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and blog for updates as we add new booths and sales!

 

Have you seen Debbie Karnes yet? Get one-on-one dog training at our Mukwonago store!

EOTL Mukwonago is excited to have Debbie Karnes of Canine Home School at our store to offer individual training sessions!

She will be at our store monthly, and her next visit is TOMORROW, Thursday, July 16th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call  EOTL at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force-free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Al is a beautiful year and a half old Domestic Medium Hair. He is a very nice boy that would love for you to come and visit with him and bring him to his forever home! 

Al is a beautiful year and a half old Domestic Medium Hair. He is a very nice boy that would love for you to come and visit with him and bring him to his forever home! 

Prince is a 8-year-old Chihuahua/Rat Terrier.  This boy loves his food!  This means two things--he needs a diet and exercise plan, and when he is around his food bowl he needs to be left alone. For these reasons, he can't go to a home with small children. However, he does likes cats and some dogs. 

Prince is a 8-year-old Chihuahua/Rat Terrier.  This boy loves his food!  This means two things--he needs a diet and exercise plan, and when he is around his food bowl he needs to be left alone. For these reasons, he can't go to a home with small children. However, he does likes cats and some dogs. 

 

Happy Summer!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Stella & Chewy's Recall

If you or someone you know purchases Stella & Chewy's foods for their pets, please read and pass this on!

From S&C:

Stella & Chewy’s (“S&C”) is announcing a voluntary recall of some of our dog and cat dinners and treats in the U.S. because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test result as reported by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The health and safety of our customers and their pets is always of the utmost importance to us. We are accountable for everything we make and are highly committed to the quality and integrity of our products. We are working collaboratively with the FDA to further investigate and quickly address the situation. For more details regarding the recall and how to identify affected products, visit our website here.

If you do have any of the lot codes involved, please bring it back to us for an exchange or credit.  Questions?  Please call us at 262-363-3338 or Stella & Chewy's at 888-477-8977.

 

Get one-on-one dog training with Debbie Karnes

EOTL Mukwonago is excited to have Debbie Karnes of Canine Home School at our store to offer individual training sessions!

She will be at our store monthly, and her next visit is Thursday, July 16th, from 3pm-6:30pm.  

Call  EOTL at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."

 

Our First Annual Summer Fun Day at EOTL Mukwonago!                           Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 25th, 10am-4pm 

Brought to you by Fromm, By Nature, Earthborn Holistic, and Sea Pet

 

First off, we're super excited that Pier Pups will be here with their dock diving tank from 10am-4pm! Check them out at www.pierpups.com to learn more and to register for your own dog to dive at our event.  You can also go directly to the Mukwonago event registration page to sign up.

 

To add to the summer fun, we will also have:

  • Adoptables from Elmbrook Humane SocietyHAWS and Lakeland Animal Shelter  (We have partnered with NutriLife to offer 60 of their 5# bags of food at $10 each and 100% of the sales will be donated and divided between Elmbrook, HAWS and Lakeland! Buy some for yourself, or to donate to the shelter of your choice!)
  • Animal communication by Carolee of Animal Connections from 11am-2pm (call for appt)
  • Auntie Jennie's Barkery from 10am-2pm
  • Book signing by Mary Gray, author of "Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle" from 10-12
  • Canine Ice Cream Social with Topping Bar
  • Cooling pool for the pooches (brought to you by 3D Greenhouse and Seige Paintball)
  • Debbie Karnes from Canine Home School
  • Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe with Essfacid
  • Earthborn
  • Face Painting
  • Food vendors including Espresso Love Coffee and Mario's Pizza
  • Nail Clinic by Nails to Tails
  • Pawsitively Nautical Handmade Collars and Leashes
  • PetKind
  • Sea Pet natural nutritional supplements
  • Stella & Chewy's
  • Think Pawsitive

And HUGE one-day-only sales!

  • $5.00 off all Fromm Foods
  • $6.00 off Earthborn 28# grain free varieties
  • $3.00 off ProPac Ultimates 28#
  • BOGO By Nature Canned dog and cat food
  • $5.00 off 3.8# By Nature Cat food
  • $10.00 off 22# By Nature Dog food
  • $3.00 off Wild Eats Salmon skins
  • $1.00 off all Yoghund and Bear and the Rat frozen treats
  • 10% off all pet beds
  • 20% off the full line of Stella & Chewy's products
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Happy Wraps
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Temptin' Tenders
  • BOGO Yummzies treats
  • BOGO Lincoln Bark treats
  • $4.00 off 15# and $6.00 off 40# Nutri Life Dog food
  • PetKind - purchase dry, get canned free

And there's more to come!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and blog for updates as we add new booths and sales!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Chip came to HAWS as a stray. He is a Labrador mix; approximately 3 years old. Chip still acts like he is a puppy--very high energy and exuberant. He would benefit from a training class; it seems as though he wasn't taught his basic manners. He is not good with other dogs--they don't appreciate his excitement. If you have a confident cat, he may be okay with it. If you are looking for an exercise buddy, he is it! 

Dusty is a SUPER sweet 10-year-old domestic short hair. He loves to be rubbed and shown affection. He does have some special needs, but that shouldn't deter anyone from loving him. He has an injury to his cornea on one of his eyes but that doesn't stop him! He also has a grade 2  heart murmur that would have to be monitored in the future. He has so much love to offer--he is just waiting for his forever home!!! 

Have a pawsome week!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Summer Fun Day in Mukwonago--July 25th!

Our First Annual Summer Fun Day at EOTL Mukwonago! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 25th, 10am-4pm 

Brought to you by Fromm, By Nature, Earthborn Holistic, and Sea Pet

 

First off, we're super excited that Pier Pups will be here with their dock diving tank from 10am-4pm! Check them out at www.pierpups.com to learn more and to register for your own dog to dive at our event.  You can also go directly to the Mukwonago event registration page to sign up.

 

To add to the summer fun, we will also have:

  • Adoptables from Elmbrook Humane Society, HAWS and Lakeland Animal Shelter  (We have partnered with NutriLife to offer 60 of their 5# bags of food at $10 each and 100% of the sales will be donated and divided between Elmbrook, HAWS and Lakeland! Buy some for yourself, or to donate to the shelter of your choice!)
  • Animal communication by Carolee of Animal Connections from 11am-2pm (call for appt)
  • Auntie Jennie's Barkery from 10am-2pm
  • Book signing by Mary Gray, author of "Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle" from 10-12
  • Canine Ice Cream Social with Topping Bar
  • Cooling pool for the pooches (brought to you by 3D Greenhouse and Seige Paintball)
  • Debbie Karnes from Canine Home School
  • Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe with Essfacid
  • Earthborn
  • Face Painting
  • Food vendors including Espresso Love Coffee and Mario's Pizza
  • Nail Clinic by Nails to Tails
  • Pawsitively Nautical Handmade Collars and Leashes
  • PetKind
  • Sea Pet natural nutritional supplements
  • Stella & Chewy's
  • Think Pawsitive

And HUGE one-day-only sales!

  • $5.00 off all Fromm Foods
  • $6.00 off Earthborn 28# grain free varieties
  • $3.00 off ProPac Ultimates 28#
  • BOGO By Nature Canned dog and cat food
  • $5.00 off 3.8# By Nature Cat food
  • $10.00 off 22# By Nature Dog food
  • $3.00 off Wild Eats Salmon skins
  • $1.00 off all Yoghund and Bear and the Rat frozen treats
  • 10% off all pet beds
  • 20% off the full line of Stella & Chewy's products
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Happy Wraps
  • BOGO Look Who's Happy Temptin' Tenders
  • BOGO Yummzies treats
  • BOGO Lincoln Bark treats
  • $4.00 off 15# and $6.00 off 40# Nutri Life Dog food
  • PetKind - purchase dry, get canned free

And there's more to come!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and blog for updates as we add new booths and sales!

 

Holiday Weekend Hours

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Both our Mukwonago and Pewaukee locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 to celebrate Independence Day.

We'll reopen at our normal time on Sunday the 5th from 9am-4pm.

Have a fantastic 3-day weekend!!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Snickers is a 9-year-old Lab/Springer Mix. He is a very nice boy who needs a patient, dog-savvy home. If his home has another dog he would prefer it to be a calmer, quieter dog who is less bold. What he would really love is to be your one and only! If the home has children we are requiring the children to be teens or older.

Snickers is a 9-year-old Lab/Springer Mix. He is a very nice boy who needs a patient, dog-savvy home. If his home has another dog he would prefer it to be a calmer, quieter dog who is less bold. What he would really love is to be your one and only! If the home has children we are requiring the children to be teens or older.

Annabelle is a 10-year-old 4-paw-declawed domestic short hair. She likes attention, but on her terms. She is a full-figured lady who doesn't appreciate being picked up. She will jump in your lap when she is ready; and when she does, she is a purr machine!

Annabelle is a 10-year-old 4-paw-declawed domestic short hair. She likes attention, but on her terms. She is a full-figured lady who doesn't appreciate being picked up. She will jump in your lap when she is ready; and when she does, she is a purr machine!

Have a pawsome week!!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

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Does your dog have "Frito feet"??

Most people would never imagine their pet has a yeast infection.  Unless you consistently feed a species appropriate diet, chances are your pet has had or will have one.  

In her video, "Itchy, Smelly Dog? Yeast Infection May Be the Problem..." Dr. Karen Becker discusses in great detail how to determine if your pet has a yeast issue, how to treat it and how to prevent it in the future.

So, what are "Frito feet," you ask?  Dr. Becker explains right around 2 minutes 30 seconds!

Click here to read the transcript if you prefer.

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL to meetadoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

  • Friday, June 26th from 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, June 27th from 11am-2pm

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals.  There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle book signing at EOTL Pewaukee!

Mary Gover Gray, the author of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be in our Pewaukee store THIS SATURDAY, June 27th, from 11am-1:30pm to autograph copies of her book.

Make sure you stop by to say "Hi!" and get a signed copy of your own!  

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Gurney is a senior yellow lab just looking for a hang-out buddy. Be careful of his diet and make sure he gets exercise, because like all of us he is aging and needs to stay healthy and fit.  He's pretty strong, so he'll need supervision around little kids...but he's not a bundle of energy anymore so he's not likely to knock anyone over with excitement. His wagging tail says it all - what more could you need in a best friend?!

Gurney is a senior yellow lab just looking for a hang-out buddy. Be careful of his diet and make sure he gets exercise, because like all of us he is aging and needs to stay healthy and fit.  He's pretty strong, so he'll need supervision around little kids...but he's not a bundle of energy anymore so he's not likely to knock anyone over with excitement. His wagging tail says it all - what more could you need in a best friend?!

KITTENS :)  All adoptable kittens are at least 8 weeks of age, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received their basic vaccinations.  Our selection of kittens changes daily, please stop in or call to she what we have available for adoption. Who can resist the cuteness?!

KITTENS :)  All adoptable kittens are at least 8 weeks of age, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received their basic vaccinations.  Our selection of kittens changes daily, please stop in or call to she what we have available for adoption. Who can resist the cuteness?!

 

Thanks FUR stopping by!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Lowering Your Pet's Toxic Load

In this excellent video, Dr. Becker explains why chemical exposure may overwhelm your pet during the warm-weather months -- even if you don’t spray chemicals around your own home. Also find out how to reduce your pet’s chemical load by using natural alternatives.

Rather read the transcript?  Click here.

 

Parking at our Pewaukee location

Pewaukee friends....did you know we have parking behind our store? If parking spots on the road are full, go around the corner and turn onto Savoy to reach the back of the store, and park in the lot behind us!

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic this Saturday!

Pewaukee's June nail clinic will be Saturday the 20th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served. 

For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052.  We will be having them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.

 

EOTL's first annual Summer Fun Day

WHEN: July 25th, 2015 from 10am-4pm

WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago, 325 Bay View Road

Come on out and join us in Mukwonago for a day of summer fun!

We are very excited to have Pier Pups (pierpups.com) here with their pool to offer dock diving in our (awesome and huge!) parking lot!  Join us to have your dog try it, or just to watch the splashing good time.

We will also have a host of other fun things happening that day, including:

Stay tuned to our blogFacebook page and newsletter for more details as the event gets closer!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

If you are looking for the perfect pair, this is it...Mayo (left) & Tomato (right)!  Both are 2-year-old domestic shorthairs.  Tomato is a boy and Mayo is girl. These cats are bonded so they must go home together.  Help these 2 enjoy their "salad days" and give them a loving home today! 

 

Don't forget Dad this weekend!

Stop in and see the awesome gifts we have that your Dog Daddy will love :)

Happy Father's Day!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Feelin' Hot-Hot-Hot!

Could you recognize the signs of heat exhaustion in your dog?  Did you know he can only cool down by panting and through sweat glands in his paw pads and nose?  

Play it safe this summer and check out this MUST READ article by Dr. Karen Becker, "12 Signs Your Pet Is Too Hot: Can You Recognize Them All?"

Story at-a-glance

  • Keeping your pet safe and healthy during the summer months is easy if you understand that your dog or cat doesn’t handle heat the same way you do… and if you recognize the signs of overheating in your pet
  • Tips for keeping pets safe in the heat include never leaving them in a parked car, keeping them off hot pavement, limiting outdoor exercise to the coolest parts of the day, and providing a constant supply of clean fresh drinking water
  • If your pet is a cat and you live in the city, it’s important to prevent your kitty from becoming a victim of feline high-rise syndrome

---> Click here to read the full article

 

End of the Leash Express at Fido Fest

Susie, Joe and Amy will be debuting our new End of the Leash Express at Central Bark Fido Fest in Wawatosa this weekend!  

Central Bark Fido Fest is Milwaukee’s "ultimutt" day out and fun for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged!) Enjoy a day filled with a wide array of vendors, doggy activities, lure coursing, dock diving, live music, great food, contests, demonstrations, the K9 splash zone, and much more!! Fido Fest will benefit Barkley’s Forever Friends.

Fido Fest is held at Hart Park in Wauwatosa--check out the Fido Fest website for all the details.  We'll be there from 11am-4pm this Saturday, June 13th.  See you there!

 

Get one-on-one dog training with Debbie Karnes

Debbie Karnes of Delafield and her certified therapy dog, Bryn, have created countless special friendships with children over the last six years volunteering in the special education classroom at Hartland South Elementary School.

Debbie Karnes of Delafield and her certified therapy dog, Bryn, have created countless special friendships with children over the last six years volunteering in the special education classroom at Hartland South Elementary School.

EOTL Mukwonago is excited to have Debbie Karnes of Canine Home School at our store to offer individual training sessions!

She will be at our store monthly, and her next visit is Thursday, June 18th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call  EOTL at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

 

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Talk to your pet in a whole new way!

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy. "Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee and her beloved friend, Murphy.

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections will be back in our Mukwonago store on June 20th from 11am-3pm.  The cost is $55 for a 30-minute session.  To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

Curious about animal communication? Want to learn more?  Visit Carolee's website at www.animal-connections.com for insight on this intimate, effective tool you can use to bond with your animal companion and communicate with them in a whole new way!  You can also visit her Facebook page.

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic for June

Pewaukee's June nail clinic will be Saturday the 20th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served. 

For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052.  We will be having them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

  • Friday, June 26th from 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, June 27th from 11am-2pm

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals.  There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Gumby is a 2-year-old lab mix. He loves to play and run around with his toys. He also loves to be petted and go on long walks. If there is a cat in the home he would do best with an assertive cat. He is selective with the dogs he meets, but in the right circumstance would be okay with a canine friend. 

Gumby is a 2-year-old lab mix. He loves to play and run around with his toys. He also loves to be petted and go on long walks. If there is a cat in the home he would do best with an assertive cat. He is selective with the dogs he meets, but in the right circumstance would be okay with a canine friend. 

Kye is a 3 year old domestic short hair.  He is a very handsome, sweet boy who is looking for his forever home! He prefers not to be picked up but will spend hours by your side and in your lap! 

Kye is a 3 year old domestic short hair.  He is a very handsome, sweet boy who is looking for his forever home! He prefers not to be picked up but will spend hours by your side and in your lap! 

 

Hope you're having a pawsome week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Is Lassie Gassy?

Once again, Dr. Becker gracefully approaches a stinky subject that many of our furry friends experience--GAS.  While some of us enjoy bathroom humor and blaming our farts on the dog, in reality frequent gas for our critters is no laughing matter.  Dr. Becker talks about the causes behind it--some more serious than others--and how we can help Lassie have a healthier digestive system in her article, "Which Is Worse... The Offensive Odor or the Underlying Condition?"

Story at-a-glance   ---> Click here for the full article

  • Most problems of flatulence in dogs have a dietary cause. Less common reasons for gassiness can include swallowing excessive amounts of air while eating, and breed predisposition
  • Certain gastrointestinal diseases can have flatulence as a symptom. These include inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Additional causes of flatulence in dogs include the disruption of a healthy microbiome from intestinal parasites, and antibiotic therapy
  • Addressing the diet and ensuring balanced GI microflora are the first steps in resolving a problem with canine gassiness

Read more...

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Aniston is a Rex Bunny. She is a very sweet and affectionate girl. Here at the shelter she loves to play in her x-pen. She also likes cats--she has even spent time snuggling with HAWS' newest staff member Toby the cat! 

Aniston is a Rex Bunny. She is a very sweet and affectionate girl. Here at the shelter she loves to play in her x-pen. She also likes cats--she has even spent time snuggling with HAWS' newest staff member Toby the cat! 

Kia is a 3 year old lab mix. She is sensitive to new people and handling so she would do well in a home with older children. She is very prey driven, so she can not go to a home with a cat. She is good with other dogs. Once she bonds to someone, she is very affectionate and loving. 

Kia is a 3 year old lab mix. She is sensitive to new people and handling so she would do well in a home with older children. She is very prey driven, so she can not go to a home with a cat. She is good with other dogs. Once she bonds to someone, she is very affectionate and loving. 

 

Did you see the sales?

If you didn't get our newsletter this month, you're missing some huge sales! 

Sign up to get our once a month newsletter in the upper right-hand column of this blog site (right under Stay Connected) and check out the June newsletter HERE!

 

EOTL's first annual Summer Fun Day

WHEN: July 25th, 2015 from 10am-4pm

WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago, 325 Bay View Road

Come on out and join us in Mukwonago for a day of summer fun!

We are very excited to have Pier Pups (pierpups.com) here with their pool to offer dock diving in our (awesome and huge!) parking lot!  Join us to have your dog try it, or just to watch the splashing good time.

We will also have a host of other fun things happening that day, including:

Stay tuned to our blogFacebook page and newsletter for more details as the event gets closer!

 

Need help with training your dog?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Thursday,June 18th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Schedule time to connect with your pet :)

  • WHO: Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
  • WHEN: June 20th from 11am-3pm
  • WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago
  • COST: $55 for a 30 minute session

We are pleased to welcome back Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle at our Mukwonago store!   To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee also is a Reiki Master, and if enough interest is shown she may offer Reiki sessions as well. Please give us a call to let us know of your interest so we can pass that on to her!

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

Please give her a Like on her Animal Communications Facebook page and check out her website at www.animal-connections.com for lots more info!

 

Hope you're having a pawsome week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

SAVE THE DATE...for Summer Fun!

 

EOTL's first annual Summer Fun Day

WHEN: July 25th, 2015 from 10am-4pm

WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago, 325 Bay View Road

Come on out and join us in Mukwonago for a day of summer fun!

We are very excited to have Pier Pups (pierpups.com) here with their pool to offer dock diving in our (awesome and huge!) parking lot!  Join us to have your dog try it, or just to watch the splashing good time.

We will also have a host of other fun things happening that day, including:

Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook page and newsletter for more details as the event gets closer!

 

Need help with training your dog?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Debbie's next visit will be on Thursday, June 18th from 3-6:30pm.  

Call our store at 262.363.3338 to schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Schedule time to connect with your pet :)

  • WHO: Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
  • WHEN: June 20th from 11am-3pm
  • WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago
  • COST: $55 for a 30 minute session

We are pleased to welcome back Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle at our Mukwonago store!   To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee also is a Reiki Master, and if enough interest is shown she may offer Reiki sessions as well. Please give us a call to let us know of your interest so we can pass that on to her!

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

Please give her a Like on her Animal Communications Facebook page and check out her website at www.animal-connections.com for lots more info!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Snickers is a 9-year-old Lab/Springer mix. He is a very nice boy who needs a patient, dog-savvy home. If his home has another dog he would prefer it to be a calmer, quieter dog who is less bold. What he would really love is to be your one and only! If the home has children we are requiring the children to be teens or older. 

Snickers is a 9-year-old Lab/Springer mix. He is a very nice boy who needs a patient, dog-savvy home. If his home has another dog he would prefer it to be a calmer, quieter dog who is less bold. What he would really love is to be your one and only! If the home has children we are requiring the children to be teens or older. 

Annabelle is a 10-year-old 4 paw declawed domestic short hair. She likes attention, but on her terms. She is a full figured lady who doesn't appreciate being picked up. She will jump in your lap when she is ready, when she does, she is a purr machine! 

Annabelle is a 10-year-old 4 paw declawed domestic short hair. She likes attention, but on her terms. She is a full figured lady who doesn't appreciate being picked up. She will jump in your lap when she is ready, when she does, she is a purr machine! 

Hope you're having a pawsome week!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

These Just In...!

 
These just in!  Freeze-dried Yogurt Treats from The Bear and the Rat :)

These just in!  Freeze-dried Yogurt Treats from The Bear and the Rat :)

 

EOTL upcoming events

We now have two places you can refer to when you want to know what events are happening at EOTL!  

You can check our Google calendar on the Store Events page here on our blog...and now on Facebook we have an Events page!  

We are just getting it up to speed, so check back often for more additions or watch your news feed for when new events are announced.

 

Dog Park Etiquette

Littermates Tripp, Oliver, Lily and Barley enjoy a good run at the Dog Exercise area in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Littermates Tripp, Oliver, Lily and Barley enjoy a good run at the Dog Exercise area in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Is your dog a good candidate for the dog park?  

How should you handle "situations" there when they arise? (Because they most certainly will!)  

What's appropriate behavior and what's not?

Find out all this and more in this excellent article on The Whole Dog Journal.

 

By Pat Miller at The Whole Dog Journal

Depending on who you talk to, dog parks are either the greatest invention since microwave ovens or the devil incarnate – either the perfect place to exercise and socialize your dog, or the best environment in which to traumatize your dog, make him dog-reactive, and perhaps get him killed. We’re told that perception is reality, but these two perceptions are worlds apart. Which one is right?

They both are. Your local dog park can be a terrific place to take your dog, provided it is well-constructed, well-maintained, and well-monitored. It can also be you and your dog’s worst nightmare. What determines which perception will be your reality?

In a word, it’s all about etiquette. If you understand the rules of dog park etiquette – and if other park users also understand and follow the same rules, you can be in dog park heaven. When etiquette goes by the wayside, you have a classic recipe for disaster.

---> Click here for the full article!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Triscuit is a male mouse who is 6 weeks old. He and 5 male siblings came to HAWS after their mom unknowingly got pregnant. The boys will have to be adopted separately so they do not fight amongst one another.  

Triscuit is a male mouse who is 6 weeks old. He and 5 male siblings came to HAWS after their mom unknowingly got pregnant. The boys will have to be adopted separately so they do not fight amongst one another.  

Harvey is an adult neutered male bunny. He is a very sweet and gentle. He lived with two cats in the previous home and got along well with them. 

Harvey is an adult neutered male bunny. He is a very sweet and gentle. He lived with two cats in the previous home and got along well with them. 

 

CLOSED on Memorial Day

Both our Mukwonago and Pewaukee locations will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th.  We'll reopen on Tuesday morning the 26th at 9am.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Individual Training Sessions with Debbie Karnes

 

JUST A FEW OPENINGS LEFT!

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, is offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Starting May 19th from 3-6:30pm, you can schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Rotate, Rotate, Rotate

If you've stopped in to discuss food with us, you've probably heard us stressing rotating your pet's food

Holistic vets recommend rotating your pet's food--both brand and protein source--at least 3 or 4 times per year.  Many of us rotate each bag we purchase. 

Rotating foods (whether you are feeding raw, canned or dry) helps to build a more "cast iron" stomach, lessens the chance your pet will develop an allergy to something they are being fed every day, keeps them from getting "bored" with their food, or from going on a hunger strike if their food changes formulas.  

If you'd like to learn more, or have questions, check out this great FAQ article from Dog Food Advisor ---> Diet Rotation for Dogs

 

Pewaukee Nail Clinic this Saturday

Pewaukee's May nail clinic will be Saturday the 16th from 10am-2pm.  The service is provided by Klips by Kate and it is first come, first served. June's nail clinic is scheduled for Saturday the 20th. 

For future Pewaukee Nail Clinic dates, please refer to our Store Events Calendar or call us at 262.696.6052.  We will be having them monthly, just on varying Saturdays.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Callie is a 9-year-old Calico who is front paw declawed. She was surrendered due to her owner passing away. If you are looking for a lap cat, she is the one.  Although she is a little shy, if you hold her close, she is very lovable.  A quiet, patient home is where Callie would thrive.  

 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Tucker is a 9-year-old Miniature Poodle. We would require if there are children in the household they be teenagers or older. He is looking for a home that can provide him predictability and structure. He is good with cats and would prefer an older, calm dog. He is crate trained and loves to play outside. Once he warms up to you he is a really awesome boy!

Gifts for the Pet-Lovin' Mama!

Need a last minute gift for Mother's Day?  Stop in and check out our great selection!

 

And the thunder rolls...

It's spring, and that means thunderstorm season is beginning. It also may mean hiding, panting, pacing, shaking, stressed-out dogs.  Is your pet one of them?  

Understanding why they are truly afraid can benefit us in easing their fear.  Lori Mendelsohn Thomas of Wisconsin Pet Care has written a brief, excellent article entitled, "How to Calm a Dog that is Scared of Thunder" that gives us some insight into our pet's astraphobia--fear of thunderstorms.

Read more about Thundershirts at endoftheleash.com or stop in and talk to one of our helpful staff.

Read more about Thundershirts at endoftheleash.com or stop in and talk to one of our helpful staff.

One of Lori's suggestions is the use of a Thundershirt. Thundershirts are highly rated for effectiveness in dogs AND cats, and we have them at End of the Leash!  Stop in to see what they're all about, or read about them on our webstore.

Here's an excerpt of something you may not have known about a dog's fear of thunderstorms:

To understand what happens to a dog during this time, you have to understand the acute sense of hearing they have. Dogs can hear two times, if not more, than a human can.

During a thunderstorm, the atmosphere is filled with atomically charged molecules of static electricity. There are sudden changes in the barometric pressure, rolling claps of thunder shaking the house and bright lights flashing.

Since dogs are more sensitive to noise, there may be hissing, crackling, or high-pitched sounds they hear, but we don't. As they hear the earth moving, literally, it causes special fears and anxieties that even humans don’t understand.

---> Click here to read the full article!

 

Need help with training your dog?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Starting May 19th from 3-6:30pm, you can schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Schedule time to connect with your pet!

  • WHO: Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
  • WHEN: May 23rd from 11am-3pm
  • WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago
  • COST: $55 for a 30 minute session

We are pleased to welcome back Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle at our Mukwonago store!   To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity."  www.animal-connections.com

Carolee also is a Reiki Master, and if enough interest is shown she may offer Reiki sessions as well. Please give us a call to let us know of your interest so we can pass that on to her!

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

Please give her a Like on her Animal Communications Facebook page and check out her website at www.animal-connections.com for lots more info!

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Pixie and Poppy:  We are a young pair of Abyssinian Guinea pig sisters who enjoy each other's company. We are still young (approximately 6 months old) and are a bit nervous around humans. But with daily one-on-one time, gentle handling, and lots of healthy treats, we will soon become comfortable with you and be the best little friends you have ever had! 

Frannie:  I am a sweet, playful young lady. I am approximately 2 years old. I really don't like being alone. If you have a ferret that would like a friend and roommate please ask to do a meet and greet with me!

 

Happy Mother's Day!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Working Through Training Issues?

Debbie Karnes, owner of Canine Home School in Delafield, Wisconsin, will be offering individual training sessions to help you with your specific needs on a monthly basis in our Mukwonago store! 

Starting May 19th from 3-6:30pm, you can schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!  

From her website:

"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend.  Using force free,  positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."  

 

Mukwonago's Nail Clinic         THIS Saturday

Renee from Nails to Tails will be at our Mukwonago store this Saturday, May 2nd, from 10am-2pm. 

No appointment necessary.  Nails will be done on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $10 per dog.

Mark your calendars--Renee will be here the 1st Saturday of every month!  Her next clinic will be Saturday, June 6th.

 

Schedule time to connect with your pet!

  • WHO: Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
  • WHEN: May 23rd from 11am-3pm
  • WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago
  • COST: $55 for 30 minute session

We are pleased to welcome back Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle at our Mukwonago store!   To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338. 

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity." www.animal-connections.com

"Animals are more than just our companions. They can be our teachers. We should always show them gratitude and respect. And if we can learn to live as they do—from the heart—the world can experience true peace and serenity." www.animal-connections.com

Carolee also is a Reiki Master, and if enough interest is shown she may offer Reiki sessions as well. Please give us a call to let us know of your interest so we can pass that on to her!

Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments.  We are honored and excited to have her join us. 

Please give her a Like on her Animal Communications Facebook page and check out her website at www.animal-connections.com for lots more info!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

  • Friday, May 1st from 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-2pm

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals.  There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Mona is a 4-year-old Tree Walker Coonhound who was transferred to HAWS from another shelter. We are recommending homes with children 8 and older because she is slightly under confident in this environment. However, she is good with cats and dogs. Once she warms up to you she will love you forever! 

Mona is a 4-year-old Tree Walker Coonhound who was transferred to HAWS from another shelter. We are recommending homes with children 8 and older because she is slightly under confident in this environment. However, she is good with cats and dogs. Once she warms up to you she will love you forever! 

Gizzy is a senior gal who is looking to spend the best years of her life with you! She is beautiful 12-year-old brown tabby with striking green eyes. She is looking for a home that preferably doesn't have a dog since she doesn't get along with them well. 

Gizzy is a senior gal who is looking to spend the best years of her life with you! She is beautiful 12-year-old brown tabby with striking green eyes. She is looking for a home that preferably doesn't have a dog since she doesn't get along with them well. 

 

Hope your weekend is excellent!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

It's Here--Allergy Season

 

Does your pet suffer from seasonal allergies?  How do you know, and what do you do? Read this for some advice from Dr. Becker!

Excerpt from Dr. Becker's article at healthypets.mercola.com:

Allergies are extremely common in today’s cats and dogs, and take the form of either food or environmental allergies, including seasonal allergies. Some unlucky pets develop allergies in both categories.

Symptoms of seasonal allergies in dogs and cats are most frequently skin-related and include itchiness, inflammation, and hot spots. Allergic animals can also have ear problems and respiratory issues.

Seasonal allergies can turn into a year-round problem if steps aren’t taken to prevent exposure, aggressively manage symptoms, and ensure your pet’s immune system is strong and resilient.

---> Click here to read the article in full!

 

Watch our stores for NEW products!

Now available at both our Pewaukee and Mukwonago locations.

Now available at both our Pewaukee and Mukwonago locations.

One of the new foods that just arrived at both End of the Leash locations is Open Farm, a Canadian company! 

Here's a little about their mission from their website (openfarmpet.com):

Open Farm is a family-run business where we know that the best ingredients are grown and raised by farmers who respect the land they call home and the animals under their care.  Good from Farm-to-Bowl--We put great care and effort into sourcing only the highest quality ingredients from suppliers we know and trust. Our entire farm-to-bowl supply chain is audited and certified by third-party organizations specializing in humane animal care and sustainable farming practices to give you peace of mind.

Stop in to learn more about Open Farm and other new great products we're putting on the shelves!

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Stop by the Mukwonago EOTL to meet adoptables from Lakeland Animal Shelter!

  • Friday, May 1st from 2pm-5pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-2pm

Did you know that Lakeland Animal Shelter cares for over 2,500 animals every year in the SE Wisconsin area?  At any given time, they house 40-60 dogs and 150-400 cats, and do not limit their intake based on the ages, temperament or health of the animals.  There is also no time limit for each animal's stay.  Each individual is treated with respect and compassion, and is given the treatments and training he/she needs to reach their full potential for adoption. Read more about Lakeland's Mission and Philosophy.

 

This Week's Adoptables from HAWS

The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Floyd is a handsome youngster that will make you smile. He learns quickly, and he knows "sit," "down," and "shake".  Floyd is an active boy who loves to play and is looking for a home that can expend his energy.  He would benefit from a training class--it would be a great way to channel his energy and create a lasting bond between Floyd and his owner. 

Floyd is a handsome youngster that will make you smile. He learns quickly, and he knows "sit," "down," and "shake".  Floyd is an active boy who loves to play and is looking for a home that can expend his energy.  He would benefit from a training class--it would be a great way to channel his energy and create a lasting bond between Floyd and his owner. 

Brin is approximately one year old.  She is a very beautiful, sweet Harlequin Rex.  She would make a great addition to any home! She previously lived with other rabbits and dogs. 

Brin is approximately one year old.  She is a very beautiful, sweet Harlequin Rex.  She would make a great addition to any home! She previously lived with other rabbits and dogs. 

 

Happy Earth Day!

Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.