Surrounding Pet People – July 11, 2012

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Kovenz Makes Monuments for Pet Memories

Pets often develop into more than just an animal that families choose to share their home with; they become members of the family. That is why it is no surprise that pets are treated as a member of the family when they pass away.

Kovenz Memorial, 2404 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso, also appreciates the special place pets hold in the hearts of their owners. Aside from bird baths and monuments, they specialize in granite and stone memorials, including pet memorials.

“We’ve got a history of doing community based projects” said Neil Davey, sales associate at Valparaiso Kovenz Memorial. “We did the carving at the veteran’s memorial for Swan Lake Park in Michigan City. We have also done a lot of etching works for the bricks at veteran’s memorials and parks in Northwest Indiana.”

Davey said they often encounter individuals who want an engraved pet marker or other memorial. He said many people often request the name of their pet as well as a symbol to be placed on pet markers or benches that they then place in their 24 mar 2013 … buy . cheapest price, approved canadian pharmacy. 24/7 yard or garden.

The newest service offered at Kovenz Memorial is called Life Gem. Life Gem allows for the ashes of a loved one or beloved pet to be compressed into a diamond that can then be worn in jewelry.

“This way you can be sure to always keep a loved one or pet close at all times,” Davey said.

Davey said that services for pets such as the ones they offer, aid in the grief process when a pet has passed away.

For more information on Kovenz Memorial and the products and services they offer, call 219-531-2717 or visit .

Clinic offers clean pooches

Portage Animal Clinic, 3411 Airport Road, Portage is holding its 6th annual Dog Wash on Saturday, July 21st from 1 to  4 p.m. Cost is $5 per dog and all proceeds will go to the local humane societies.

Several vendors will be on hand including Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Scentsy Candles and Natural Pets.  Come out, get your dog bathed and support pets in need.

Supplies are still needed. To help or for more information, call 219-763-3311 or visit .

Canine Country Club Offers Dog Obedience Classes

Canine Country Club is offering several canine education and sports training classes during these dog days of summer. 

Trainer Lisa Bataska from Illinois is offering a variety of workshops on Friday evenings, including Obedience, Rally, Sports Preparation, and K9 Nose Work. 

Family Dog Obedience, taught by Kristina Montgomery of Good Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, begins on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.  This class covers basic obedience such as sit, down, come, and stay, as well as how to deal with some of those less-than-desirable behaviors that dogs can pick up as they mature – jumping, pulling on a leash, or mouthing inappropriately.

Family Dog provides a great foundation for your dog, whether your goals are to compete in a dog sport, move on to a higher class level (such as earning a Canine Good Citizen title or doing therapy work), or to simply have a well-behaved family pet. The training methods used in this class are based on positive reinforcement and are very owner/dog friendly. 

Also starting on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. are Practice Groups with Angie Ogle.  Some of the things that will be practiced are Herding, Obedience, Rally, and Canine Freestyle and Disc Dog Transition moves.  Please drop in (similar to Fun Runs) and spend some fun time with your dog! 

Canine Country Club is located at 3556 Sturdy Road in Valparaiso.  Please call 219-548-3604 or visit our website at for more information.

North Central Veterinary Emergency Center

North Central Veterinary Emergency Center (NCVEC), located on the campus of Purdue North Central at 1645 South U.S. Highway 421 Westville, is open 24 hours/7 days a week for emergency and critical care.  

NCVEC’s state of the art facility opened in 2003 and includes critical care treatment and monitoring, modern surgical suites and in-house laboratory. The new hours enable NCVEC to provide the highest quality and most efficient care possible for pets. 

NCVEC is supported by a superior network of member and referring veterinarians in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.  

NCVEC presently has five full-time emergency veterinarians and a highly trained support staff providing emergency care during critical times of need.   NCVEC also has a dermatologist and board certified ophthalmologist available by appointment. 

Call NCVEC at 219-785-7300 or visit

Animal Creations Gentle Touch Grooming

Animal Creations Gentle Touch Grooming has been in business since 1990.

They are a family owned business which treats every pooch they groom as if it were a member of the family. Gentle Touch is more than a name. It is a guarantee to the customers and their pets, so they can be sure the dogs will be treated with love, respect and compassion.

They use Natural Groomer Brand Products to care for a variety of skin and coat needs. They also offer the Furminator Shed-Less Treatment and Natural Chemistry’s DeFlea Shampoo, cheapest prices pharmacy. sweden. top offering, generic levitra with dapoxetine . which is effective for the immediate removal of fleas and is safe to use in conjunction with topical and oral flea control products.

They also offer teeth-brushing, nail-dremmeling, nail-polishing, bows and bandanas and colognes.    

For more information on Gentle Touch Grooming, call 219-759-3116 or visit .

Porter County Animal Shelter Announces First Summer Day Camp

The Porter County Animal Shelter has announced its first ever Kids Summer Day Camp for children who love animals or are interested in learning about animal welfare.

There will be three separate camp sessions, each targeted to a specific age group:

The Monday, July 30 session is for students entering first through third grades. The campers will learn about animal shelters, the proper care of animals, and the importance of being kind to animals. The session will include crafts, lesson plans, demonstrations, and interaction with shelter animals.

The Tuesday, July 31 session is for students entering the fourth through seventh grades. The campers will learn about animal shelters, proper care of animals, the importance of being kind to animals and spay/neuter programs. The session will include crafts, lesson plans, demonstrations, and interaction with shelter animals.

The Wednesday, Aug. 1 animal advocates session is for children from 12-15 years old. The campers will receive in-depth training about animal advocacy including a behind the scenes tour of the Porter County Animal Shelter. The campers will learn about different animal related careers and explore animal welfare issues. The session will include lesson plans, activities, interaction with shelter animals and a meet-and-greet with professionals in animal related careers.

The camp sessions will be atarax mg, , atarax online, order atarax, atarax tablets 25mg, hydroxyzine pam, order hydroxyzine online. led by Kate Vanderlin, community outreach coordinator at the shelter. In addition to her background in animal care and shelter management, Vanderlin holds a degree in education and has professional training in humane education. Chaperones will aid in supervision of the day campers.

All sessions will be held at the Porter phenergan prescription assistance program lowest price phenergan County Animal Shelter from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. All children successfully completing day camp will receive a free Porter County Animal Shelter T-shirt.

Enrollment is limited to 24 children for each session.  Campers will buy cheap generic without prescription order baclofen uk – purchase baclofen generic name. canada – apo be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Parents/guardians must complete a registration/liability waiver form.  A nonrefundable $40 registration fee must be paid prior to enrollment.

Registration deadline is July 15. Registration/waiver forms are available at the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso. The shelter is open to the public on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m., and on Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. The shelter is closed to the public on Mondays.

For questions or more information, contact Kate Vanderlin at 465-3550 or via email at .

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