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Nail Clinic is Back!

Nail Clinic at EOTL Pewaukee

Starting September 8th, our Pewaukee EOTL location will be hosting a nail clinic the second Saturday of every month!  Barkin’ Up Hickory Boarding & Grooming, also of Pewaukee, will be providing the nail clinic service at our store.  More details soon—in the meantime, mark your calendars!


This Week’s Adoptable Pet

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

To learn more about how to adopt through Lakeland, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.723.1000.

Babette from Lakeland is featured here today.

Pretty Babette is a very smart, sweet, and sleek girl who has come a long way since entering the shelter last summer. Babette has completed several rounds of our “Bright Futures” training class and knows all of her basic commands. Although Babette has had playtime with another shelter dog, she can be dominant so the right match is a must. When Babette is out and about on her field trips, getting her energy out, she is much calmer, eager to please, and she is a great companion.

In order for her to develop to her full potential, she needs a home with an active family who can give her the exercise, structure, and love that she needs and deserves. Babette loves people, kisses, walking, hiking, playing ball, toys, treats, short car rides as she tends to get motion sickness, and she just loves to be called a good girl or a pretty girl:) Shelter life has been hard for such an energetic young girl, but she will continue to wait patiently for her special someone to come find her and take her to her forever home.

Won’t you come and meet Babette—you just might be meeting your new best friend!


Essential Oils Are Essential Seminar THIS FRIDAY!

Susie Bower, owner of End of the Leash, Mukwonago and Pewaukee, WI, will present a seminar at HAWS on Friday, August 17, from 6:30-8:30pm on the beneficial effects of essential oils for companion animals and their humans.

The fee for this seminar is $20.00 which includes a $5.00 gift certificate to the store. Cats, dogs, horses, birds and their humans all benefit from the amazing powers of therapeutic grade oils. To register and pre-pay, call or visit either End of the Leash location, or register on the HAWS website.

Susie has worked with essential oils for years, and is a student of the work of Melissa Shelton, DVM, owner of Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic, Howard Lake, MN. Dr. Shelton, internationally recognized for her work with essential oils, has tested and documented the therapeutic benefits of oils in veterinary practice. Susie will feature Dr. Shelton’s newly-released book, Essential Oils for Natural Pet Care: A Veterinarian’s Desk Reference for the Top Health Concerns of Cats, Dogs, and Horses.

Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe at Mukwonago EOTL Tomorrow

Dr. Claudeen working with a trainee :)Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe from HAWS will be in Mukwonago every third Thursday of the month to answer your questions on behavioral issues and offer techniques and supplement suggestions that may help. Her next visit is Thursday, August 16th from 4:30-6:30pm.

Starting this month, she will also be at the Pewaukee store every fourth Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30pm.  Her next visit is Thursday, August 23rd from 4:30-6:30pm.

Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe, Ph.D., M.Ed., CAP-2, CDBC, manages the Behavior Department at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha, WI and is an adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and a certified Level 2 Tellington TTouch® practitioner for companion animals.


Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations
for your pet at End of the Leash

Did you miss making an appointment with Dr. Witte last week?  She will be back again this month!  Dr. Deanna Witte with Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care will be at the Mukwonago store to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet on August 23rd.

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.


Learn More About Back to Basics Pet Food

A Back to Basics representative will be in our Mukwonago store on August 25th from noon-4pm. Stop in during those hours to learn more about this great line of food! Here’s an excerpt from their website to get you started:

When we set out to make Back to Basics, we wanted to create a food that truly mimics what a dog would eat in the wild. The result? A food that is as close to what nature would offer in meeting the instinctive needs of your dog.

Remaining true to our instinctive philosophy, Back to Basics starts with real organ meat as the number one ingredient. In the wild, dogs naturally go for organ meats because they’re nutrient-dense and they taste great. We then round out our high-protein diet with green carbohydrates, like field peas. This allows us to keep our formulas free from grain, gluten and potatoes, providing a food that more closely mirrors a diet that your dog would naturally eat in the wild.

At Back to Basics, we extend our focus on quality to everything we do. That’s why every bag is carefully crafted in small batches in our very own small town of Meadville, Pennsylvania by a family that has been solely focused on making the best food and treats for over five generations.

We believe instincts are important. And by following ours, we’ve been able to create a food that’s simply better than any other dog food.

Fromm Feeding Friends Campaign

Fromm’s Feeding Friends campaign is still earning money for the Bichon Rescue and HAWS!  Stop in before August is over to help out one of these great rescues.

For every bag of food sold in the month of August, Fromm will donate 6% to a designated rescue! Proceeds from our Mukwonago store will benefit the Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and sales from our Pewaukee location will benefit HAWS!

Did you know that Fromm is a Wisconsin company?  They are based in Mequon.  We appreciate your support for local businesses—who give back to local organizations!


Current Mukwonago In-Store Specials

We still have some specially marked discounted bags in the Mukwonago store…stop in and save between $2-$8!


Have a great 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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