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Shop Local and Support the Community With Our Stocking Stuffer, 2019 Pet Calendar

Shop Local and Support the Community With Our Stocking Stuffer, 2019 Pet Calendar

We are thrilled to support the local community with this 2019 pet calendar available now in our store! The below pics are from the calendar contest we kicked off in November with our friends at other like-minded, local pet supply stores. Every month represents a different store’s winning pic! Including the feature cover of the calendar (adorbs!).

It is NOW available.

Each pet calendar is available for $15.00 at all of the participating stores! And we’re including a discount for 10% off your entire purchase at any of these stores through July 2019.

Salty’s winning photo! (our sister store’s winners are below)

Participating area stores are:

Meat for Cats and Dogs, Tre Bone, Salty’s Pet Supply, Three Paws Neighborhood Pet Supply, Fang! Pet and Garden Supply, Sellwood Pet Supply, Healthy Pets Northwest, Healthy Pets in Multnomah Village, Healthy Pets on Hawthorne, Northwest Green Dog Pet Supply, The Filling Station Pet Supplies, The Filling Station Pet Supplies & Dog River Pet Supplies (opening soon in Hood River). 

We ask that you support the local businesses in your neighborhood by stopping into the following stores for this “shop local” holiday pet calendar! Each store’s calendar benefits a local animal welfare organization.

The proceeds from our calendar will benefit Agave Dogs rescue. Our sister stores also picked charities. Three Paws Neighborhood Pet Supply will benefit The Pixie Project.

The calendar sold at Fang! Pet and Garden Pet Supply will benefit MCAS Dolly’s Fund.

Here it is!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Salty’s! We appreciate your business!

Below are the winning photos that appear in the pet calendar! 

Calendar Cover

Calendar Cover!

January’s pic!

Salty’s Winning Photo – February!

March – so cute!

Three Paws Neighborhood Pet Supply’s winner! – April

Magic in May.

June – great close-up, look at that nose!

Winning photo from Fang! Pet and Garden Pet Supply for July.

August!

September munchkins!

October – Pumpkin Patch Time!

November!

December!

Which photo is your fave? Please let us know in the comments below. 

Pet Photos with Santa: Coming Back in November & Benefits Pongo Fund

Pet Photos with Santa: Coming Back in November & Benefits Pongo Fund

Pet Photos with Santa are back in November! Do you have a holiday scarf picked out for your dog or cat?

We’re already planning for the holiday season, so we wanted to make sure you had dates well in advance for this photo shoot at all three of our stores.

  • Salty’s Pet Supply, November 17, 11-2 p.m.
  • Fang! Pet & Garden Supply, November 18, 11-2 p.m.
  • Three Paws Pet Supply, December 1, 11-2 p.m.

At Fang! Pet & Garden Supply, there will be Christmas Trees for sale starting on November 24. Don’t miss the opportunity to grab pet treats AND a tree – one stop shopping!

pet santa pics

What:

Salty’s will be offering fun and memorable pet photos with a jolly and pet-friendly Santa Claus. Owners will receive a high-resolution digital copy of their image to print at their convenience, be entered into a raffle and get a special treat. Post t digital photo on any social media platforms. And of course, use the pic for holiday cards!

*Please remember to tag us! @saltyspetpdx 

Don’t forget that the first 40 people will also take home a VIP Santa pics goodie bag. We look forward to seeing you! Get here early!

Beneficiary:

We ask for a minimum a $20 donation per pet, which will benefit The Pongo Fund.

When:

  • Salty’s Pet Supply, November 17, 11-2 p.m.
  • Fang! Pet & Garden Supply, November 18, 11-2 p.m.
  • Three Paws Pet Supply, December 1, 11-2 p.m.

What! Pongo Fund has a Vetmobile?

In addition to Santa Pics, help us raise funds for the Pongo Fund throughout the holiday season -starting on November 17.

Buy a holiday ornament for $6, $16, or $26, and we will fill our windows with all the joy of the season your pet and family.  In return, you’ll go home with a tasty treat for your dog or cat. The funds will help fight animal hunger, The Pongo Fund’s mission. Never heard of them? Here is a little background:

The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger because hungry people have hungry pets. We work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need. Protecting beloved family pets from the suffering, starvation, surrender, abandonment or worse, when a lack of food, but not a lack of love, is their only enemy.

The Pongo Fund Vet Mobile Will Benefit:

The Pongo Fund Vetmobile provides free lifesaving care for hundreds of animals each year thanks to a network of dedicated veterinarians and medical professionals. On board are two surgical areas, dental equipment, full laboratory, digital x-ray, pharmacy and more.

The Pongo Fund is also part of this year’s 2018 Willamette Week’s Giving Guide! More here for information.

pet photos santa

 

Organizing Dog Gear: How to Declutter on a Budget

Organizing Dog Gear: How to Declutter on a Budget

We are days away from October and the rain hasn’t really come back yet. Before it does, it is time for folks to consider a mudroom makeover. Or if you don’t have a mudroom then creating something to help organize all the dog gear you’ve accumulated over the last year must be on the list for this weekend!

The staff polled customers and roommates and here are some dog gear organization tips we came up with! This can be done on a small budget by visiting places like the Rebuilding Center on Mississippi Ave. We took a trip over there and found wonderful hooks to help organize dog gear like dog leashes and collars. All those used building materials can easily be transformed into a workbench with hooks by your back sliding door! The Rebuilding Center has been a neighbor since Salty’s opened and we are huge advocates for this nonprofit. Just ask our staff!

We came up with five budget-savvy ways and some inspiration from our fave Instagram channels too.

Top five ways to organize your dog gear

1) Repurpose an old armoire or vintage toolbox into perfect pet storage (for clutter like toys and poop bags). There were many at the Rebuilding Center, but Goodwill is a great place to check too!

And did you know that the Humane Society for SW Washington has a thrift store that benefits the shelter? And they sell all sorts of furniture – check out their Facebook page.

They have these tool boxes! What a cool “vintage way” to store leashes and harnesses.

2) Use baskets for storage (there are many storage “shops” that have cheap wicker baskets that can also be used for “toy” storage by the front or back door)! Or even consider a toy box for your dog gear. You also probably have baskets somewhere in a closet. Baskets will help declutter the family room where toys are hiding in the couch corners.

*keep it chic!

3) Create a walking station with hooks and baskets or buckets. The blogger, May Richer Fuller Be, shows a great example on how to use cheap hooks and buckets to keep leashes organized!  See her pin!

4) Treat jars for storage on kitchen counters! Consider using Mason Jars which you can find everywhere. There are so many ways to decorate your jars too, so they’re “on theme” – your local craft store will have stickers and this may be a fun project for kids too!

Get treats out of those boring boxes they came in and put them in mason jars.

5) Storage for dog coats now that the weather is turning is a must have. What do you do with all those coats!

Find a coat and hat rack with a tray underneath and proudly display all the rain and winter coats for your dogs by your front door. Goodwill has plenty of these to choose from!

 

A small budget is great! You can find most of these at a local thrift store – it will allow you to organize your dog gear and get ready for the colder, rainy months ahead!

Need other ideas? Thanks, @anewkb, @century21sean, @craftsbycampbell.

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We’d love to hear what you’ve done to help organize dog gear so please leave us some comments!

 

New Series: Staff Recommendations on What to Feed your Dog and Cat

New Series: Staff Recommendations on What to Feed your Dog and Cat

The question we get asked the most is what to feed your dog and cat! Often customers come into the store, and they just brought home a puppy or have a cat that won’t eat. We spend hours every day talking to people about the food brands best suited for their animals and supplements. So, we thought we should introduce a new series that looks at our staff’s animals as we struggle with this same question. Our pets need help too as they have allergies, irritable bowel issues and some are seniors! Fang! Pet and Garden Pet Supply’s new manager, Alyx Winek, shares a story about her cats, Kevin and Steve. Here we go!

Q & A with Alyx

  • What is/are your pet’s name(s)?
    • Kevin and Steve
  • What is their breed and how old?
    • Kevin is a Domestic Long Hair Black cat that is six years old, and Steve is a three-year-old, orange, marble tabby
  • Do they have any dietary restrictions or health ailments?
    • Steve has an iron stomach. Nothing upsets him. Kevin, on the other hand, cannot have any proteins that have feathers
  • How did you diagnose this?
    • I noticed that he had dandruff but simultaneously oily skin and coat He also had a lot of hairballs and would vomit about every 7-10 days. I started trying to single out a protein that was causing it and turns out; it’s just about every bird.
  • What do you feed and why?
    • I chose to start feeding my cats a raw diet because it was much easier to find a raw food formula that was a single protein and didn’t have chicken in it. He was reluctant at first, but after a few days, he came around to Rad Cat’s Pork flavor. Within a week I noticed less dandruff, healthier skin, and no vomiting. He also was shedding less and had more energy to play with his brother. Now, I rotate between flavors of Rad Cat with both of them as they have Beef, Venison and Pork flavors that my boys just They get the moisture that they need, as cats are carnivorous and get most of their moisture from what they eat VS. what they drink, have smaller stools and have better teeth! Bonus: Rad Cat is made in Portland! I also supplement their food with Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Salmon and Cod food, just to mix it up. Boy, do they love their fish! Other Bonus: Stella & Chewy’s is made in Wisconsin (where Kevin, Steve and I hail).
  • Do you give supplements to your animal? Which ones and why?
    • Steve is my anxious boy and benefits from CBD oil when I’m away. Otherwise, he howls for me and disturbs my roommates. He also has a 7-foot tall cat tree right in a window so that he can yell at birds from up high. Kevin has a history of urinary issues, so I add extra water to his raw food as well as incorporate Earth Animal’s Tinkle Tonic into his food for extra urinary tract support.

Looking for Animal Books?Don’t Miss Our Staff’s Summer Reading List!

Looking for Animal Books?
Don’t Miss Our Staff’s Summer Reading List!

Summer is winding down! Lots of folks are heading out on summer vacation, so we pulled together a list of our fave animal books that we’ve been adding to all our summer reading lists.

Whether you’re looking for some health and wellness tips or are interested in what it’s truly like to foster dogs, this list of animal books you will keep for the entire year!

And did you know that Spot Magazine’s Lending Library is at Salty’s Pet Supply? Learn more about it here!

Below are seven suggestions for animal books from our staff!

1) If you’re worried about everything from how to prevent heat stroke to feline friendly flowers, local Portland vet Dr. Jason Nicholas talks about his 101 essential tips in his new animal books:

2) If you want to laugh and cry, then pick up this new title about fostering dogs.

This is a great story about what happens when you foster 50 dogs in less than two years! It launches this month.

3) This local Washougal, Washington author provides practical advice for animal lovers. And Stephanie isn’t only compassionate about animals but also about the people that care for animals. Most people don’t consider how important this last point is – sometimes it’s the people that need “saving”. Be kind to one another is a common theme throughout!

“The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World” – Stephanie Feldstein

This title just launched this summer. So many practical ways to get involved in animal welfare.

4) Allie’s blog Hyperbole and a Half is hilarious, and a few years ago she released a book that will have you laughing so hard you’ll be crying.

“Hyperbole and a Half” – Allie Brosh

This native Oregonian is known for her blog and her two neurotic mutts. An oldie but a goodie.

5) This author dives deep into the real story behind that doggie in the window. This is an intense read so get ready to be moved and educated.

“The Doggie in the Window: How One Dog Led Me from the Pet Store to the Factory Farm to Uncover the Truth of Where Puppies Really Come From” – Rory Kress

Also released earlier this year, this is a hard look at puppy mills and a worthwhile read.

6) If you’re looking to read up on raw food diets and holistic advice for pets, look no further than Dr. Becker’s book.

“Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats Cookbook” – Dr. Becker

There are great easy-to-,make recipes!

7) Dog behavior is what we’re hooked on so the best title we found is written by Turid Rugaas.

“Calming Signals” – Turid Rugaas

If you live with one or more dogs you need to read this. It may save the relationship you have with your dogs.

Enjoy your summer and happy reading!

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