Elderly Lab Mix Wins Top Award at First American Rescue Dog Show

“A year ago, Jackie was on her last leg and scheduled to be put down after her owners dropped her at a rescue shelter.

Now, she’s an award-winning canine.

The 11-year-old black Lab mix recently won the first American Rescue Dog Show, a Westminster-style competition for shelter dogs.

Jackie, with a sweet face liberally spotted with gray, wowed the judges with her spirited gait and youthful exuberance, despite being elderly.”

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Santa Paws is Coming to Town!

Santa Paws is Coming to Town! (well, technically to Joint Animal Services).  Bring your pets for photos with Santa at JAS (3120 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98506) December 2nd & 3rd, 2017.

The cost is just $20 and you receive a CD with at least 5 digital images.

Reservations are highly recommended, so please call 360-352-2510 to reserve your session.

 

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New plans for Olympia Pet Emergency

“Work on the building at 4441 Pacific Ave. is under way. Lacey information shows the planned remodeling work includes adding a post surgery recovery area, new interior construction and the addition of a second floor.”

4441 Pacific Ave is just west of College Street in Lacey.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article165843277.html#storylink=cpy

 

Expanded Service Area

We’ve had a number of requests and have accepted some new clients from the westside, so we thought we’d make it official and add the Black Lake/Cooper Point area of the west side of Olympia (98502) about as far north as Harrison Blvd.  If you’re farther north on Cooper Point, zip us an email and we’ll map your address and let you know if we can come out that far.

We do serve outside our regular area for pet taxi and mid-day checks though mileage charges may apply.  If you’re unsure whether or not you’re within our service area email us at ohmydogsitters@gmail.com, we’d be glad to answer your questions!

Heat Advisory June 24 & 25

From Thurston County Emergency Management:

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 9 PM PDT
SUNDAY…

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon Saturday to 9 PM PDT
Sunday.

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s Saturday and
low to mid 90s Sunday. Lows will fall into the 50s to around 60,
except low to mid 60s in the warmer metro areas.

OLYMPIA – Temperatures in Thurston County are expected to exceed 90 degrees this weekend, and the county’s emergency management staff is reminding residents of a few simple safety tips that can help beat the heat. Current weather conditions and additional resources are available at the Thurston County Emergency Management Division web pages, www.co.thurston.wa.us/em

Cooling center information will be posted on the Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts if temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher.

  • Facebook: ThurstonEM
  • Twitter: @ThurstonEM
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    HOT WEATHER TIPS
     

  • Keep a cool head and remember the basics: drink plenty of fluids; avoid the sun and stay in the shade; use sunscreen, even if you’re outside for only a few minutes.
  • Find cooler air in public places. Shopping centers, movie theaters, libraries, and community centers are typically air conditioned, so go out, have fun, and find some cooler air.
  • Take it easy and avoid heatstroke. Don’t over-exert yourself with heavy duty yard work or strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • NEVER leave children or pets in a hot car.
  • Keep pets cool, too. Check on your outdoor pets frequently and make sure they have shelter from the sun and plenty of water.
  • The heat can be hard on the young and the elderly. Check on relatives and neighbors who may be more sensitive to hot weather—young children, infants, seniors, and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk during extreme hot weather.

Read more here:  http://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/pages/newsreleasedetail.aspx?List-ID=1721

Off Leash Dog Park Update

Paving Postponed
Thurston Solid Waste

UPDATE: The Off-leash Dog Park in Hawks Prairie will remain open this Wednesday (6/7/17). The City of Lacey has postponed the paving work on Hogum Bay Road that would have temporarily closed the park.

Toxic algae confirmed at Summit Lake

‘Extremely high levels’ of toxic algae confirmed at Summit Lake

Tests confirmed that a blue-green algae bloom on the northwest Thurston County lake is producing “extremely high levels” of the toxin Anatoxin-a, a neurotoxin, according to Thurston County Environmental Health.

At this time, residents and lake users should not:

▪ Drink water taken from the lake until laboratory tests show the water is safe. Disinfection, boiling and treatment systems do not remove or deactivate algae toxin.

▪ Shower in water taken from the lake.

▪ Fish, swim or otherwise be in contact with the water.

▪ Allow pets and children near the water.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article149454489.html#storylink=cpy