Halloween is just around the corner and with it tempting bags of goodies full of treats and potential chew toys. Children may want to share their trick or treating booty with their 4-legged pal. Parents should step in and curtail this. Both chocolate and raisins have serious effects on dogs, from mild to severe, and potentially fatal.
In addition to the treat hazards, not every dog will enjoy this holiday. To dogs Halloween can be a real fright with all the ghouls and goblins running around and ringing doorbells. Wandering noses and frisky feet can get into trouble when the fun starts. Children in costumes can frighten dogs. The trick is not to treat Halloween as just another day for a dog. Taking precautions on Halloween will prevent dogs from running out, getting hurt or frightening their Halloween visitors.
On Sunday, October 11 from 1 to 3 pm the Acme Canine staff will host their 9TH ANNUAL HOWLOWEEN party at their facility in Lewis Center. This is one celebration when it’s okay for you and your dog to dress up and have a howling good time. Bring your dog in costume. Wear one yourself! And plan to enjoy an afternoon of safe dog activities.
Each year Acme Canine Resource Center solicits nominations for a charity to sponsor through our fundraising events. This year’s selected group is The Yellow Dog Project. The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement for owners of dogs that need space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to identify dogs needing space, promote appropriate contact of dogs and assist dog parents to identify their dog as needing space.
HOWLOWEEN is one of several Acme Canine charitable events open to the public; refreshments (for dogs and humans), a costume contest, dog games, and silent auction occur throughout the event. Each dog receives a “trick or treat” bag filled with dog related materials and treats. Thanks to great sponsors such as Antonio’s Pizza, Dostal & Kirk Insurance, Botanicals by Stephenie, Top Priority Band, Three Cat Farm, Zuke’s, and more, this should be the best party ever.
Schedule of Events
1:00pm costume photographing
1:15pm costume parade and dog games following
3:00pm awarding of prizes and silent auction
Giving back to the community is part of Acme Canine Resource Center’s purpose, and this event is just one of many charitable activities in which Acme participates. Acme volunteers Reading Dogs to schools and libraries, sponsors an Olentangy Little League team, and gives demo dog presentations to local schools and organizations.
Founded in 2004 by owner Laura Pakis, Acme Canine Resource Center is a boarding, daycare, and training facility located in Lewis Center, Ohio. Laura’s (and the entire staff’s) mission has always been, and remains, “building better lifelong bonds through behavior training and coaching.”
Acme Canine’s facility offers a spacious, 1200-square-foot, indoor space and 3 outdoor multipurpose areas for use in specialized training, year-round classes, and monthly activities and workshops. The facility’s kennels are welcoming, clean, and provide a home-like atmosphere for dogs boarding at Acme. The staff is well-trained in canine behavior and accredited in dog training and pet boarding, so you can be assured your dog is in great hands. Doggie daycare in a structured, dogcentric environment is also a service offered Mondays through Fridays.
ACME CANINE RESOURCE CENTER
1385 Franklin Street
Lewis Center, OH 43035
NOW CELEBRATING OVER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE
The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement for owners of dogs that need space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to identify dogs needing space, promote appropriate contact of dogs and assist dog parents to identify their dog as needing space.
Yellow Dogs are dogs who need space – they are not necessarily aggressive dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear; pain from recent surgery; are a rescue or shelter dog who has not yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience; are in training for work or service; are in service; or other reasons specific to the dog.
The Yellow Dog Project seeks to educate appropriate ways to approach or make contact with a dog with permission of a dog owner only, whether or not a dog is a “yellow dog”. They also seek to promote the use of yellow ribbons to identify yellow dogs needing extra space.
The Yellow Dog Project
#5 4646 Riverside Drive
Red Deer, AB