Happy Birthdays at Pet Scoop for July 2015

July is turning out to be a really big month here at Pet Scoop Services. It's our biggest birthday month.

Bill Koekemoer has an extra special anniversary. On July 21st he has 7 years with Pet Scoop. Hooray!

There are also a lot of really cool dog friendly events events happening around Denver this month. If you haven't already, check out our Things to DOO | Denver Area Pet Friendly Event July/August post for the whens and wheres.

In the meantime, won't you join these guys in a rousing Happy Birthday to the Pet Scoop team members below.
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Happy birthday month everyone. We are privileged to have you on the team!

Monte Smith July 5th
Donna Cardelli July 8th
Zach Piper July 14th
Nancy Black July 17th
Jill Funk July 22nd
Richard Slater July 22nd (not Jill's twin)

If you'd like to express your birthday wishes and anniversary congrats to team members, post a comment below or share it on our social networks.

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Things to DOO | Denver Area Pet Friendly Event July/August

Things to DOO

A haiku from Cooper:

it's summer time now
get feet moving tails wagging
don't just sit there DOO!

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July is a hot month! No pun intended . . . we just mean there is a lot to DOO! Here the list we've compiled for Things to DOO the July/August addition:

Clean Out Your Closets to Benefit the Boulder Humane Society July 15, 2015 in Boulder, CO, US

Clean Out Your Closets to Benefit the Boulder Humane Society Clean Conscience is hosting a clothing drive to benefit the Boulder Humane Society. With the weather warming, it’s time for a little spring-cleaning. Clean out your ... Read more

Colorado Disc Dogs July 18, 2015 in Avon, CO, US

Please join us for a fun filled day of High Flyin' Fun as the Colorado Disc Dogs compete at the annual Avon Mountain Event. Get out of the heat of the summer and join us in ...
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Rescue Rendezvous July 18, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

A fun afternoon for dogs, and dog lovers. Dog play yard & pool! Lunch, Silent Auction: Gift Baskets, Gift certificates! Bring your own chair!
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Bubbles & Balls Pet Photo Fundraiser Jul 25, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015 in Denver, CO, US

Join us for TWO days of Fun Summer-themed Pet Photo Sessions: July 25th & 26th at DelaFoto's Denver Studio $50 for 15 Mins per Pet (Up to 2 People, No Extra Charge) With Each Sitting you ...
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Dog Days of Summer July 25, 2015 in Parker, CO, US

Wash for a Cause at Kwik Car Wash’s “Dog Days of Summer” event Saturday, July 25 2015 From 10. am - 2.30 pm. Clean your car AND your dog for a great cause at Kwik Car ...
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Colorado Canine Challenge by Colorado Disc Dogs Aug 1, 2015 to Aug 2, 2015 in Centennial, CO, US

Please join us for a fun filled day of High Flyin' Fun as the Colorado Disc Dogs compete at the annual Colorado Canine Challenge. This is the "Crown Jewel" of the Colorado Disc Dog Season. 
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Wow! I'm sure we've missed something. If you know of a pet friendly event coming up in the next few months, feel free to leave it in the comments below or post it to our social networks.

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Summer Lawn Damage and Your Dog

The weather this July is turning out to be a bit different from previous years. One thing that remains the same are the problems you might experience around summer lawn care and your dog. Although you can expect to have some lawn damage if you have pets, lawn dog damage remains a serious problem and a challenge for pet owners.

This is what lawn dog damage looks like:

Lawn Dog Damage
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Lawn dog damage is most notable on grass that is green or actively growing. Which is more apparent in the spring and summer months.

Urine lawn dog damage is the most common. Both male and female dogs can cause this type of damage. The damage occurs when your dog's urine is concentrated in a single area. It is like pouring some fertilizer in a single spot on the grass. The nutrients are more than the grass can handle which burns the roots and the grass dies. The primary nutrient responsible for the damage is urea, a form of organic nitrogen.

Here are some ways you can reduce the amount of lawn dog damage:
  • Spray water over urine spots several minutes after your dog has gone.
  • Choose high quality, highly digestible foods so that more nutrients are absorbed into the body and less material is filtered out.
  • Increase your dog's daily water intake during the summer months.
  • Alter your dog's preferred bathroom location by designating a small corner for urination.
  • Over seed damaged areas with with fresh top soil and grasses that are known to be more resistant to high nitrogen levels.
Nitrogen from dog poop is released much more slowly, so the longer you leave it on your lawn, the more likely it will be to negatively impact your grass. Grass underneath is also not exposed to sunlight or air, which can also contribute to dead spots on the lawn.

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Keeping your yard free of your doggie's #2 is our #1 job! 

Tell us about ways you've discovered to keep your lawn in tip top summer shape. Use the comments below or post to our social networks!

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Things to DOO | Denver Area Pet Friendly Events June/July

Things to DOO

Rain, rain go away me and my doggie want to play!

It's warming up and drying out slowly but surely.  Here are a couple Denver area events you, your familly and your pets are sure to enjoy.

June 27th, 2015

What: Denver Undy Run and Walk
Where: Denver City Park – 17th Ave & Colorado Blvd.
Event Start: 8:30 AM – Noon
Cost: $30 Early Bird / $35 Advance / $40 Race Day
Phone: 202-628-0123
Email: undy@ccalliance.org
Break-out your briefs and join us for the Denver Undy Run! This is a go-big or go home event, so grab your dog and pick a pair of your most profound undies to help create awareness for colon cancer.   This is a family friendly event, so be sure to invite your friends and kids for this 5k to help us create awareness for fighting colon cancer. Save $5 by registering early and using discount code EARLY at checkout! To register, click here!

July 11th, 2015
What: International Hearing Dog Walk, Run & Wag 5k
Where: Sloan’s Lake Park – 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd.
Event Start: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Cost: $25
Phone: 303-287-3277
Email: info@hearingdog.org
International Hearing Dog organization is hosting a walk, run and wag 5k at Denver’s beautiful Sloans Lake Park. Grab your running shoes, leash and your pup and get ready to run!  IHDI is organizing this family and pet friendly event to support it’s program which trains and places Hearing Dogs throughout the US and Canada free of charge.

If you have an event you'd like us to share, use the comment box below or post it to our social networks.

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