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Labor Day has passed and summer is officially over. School is back in session, community pools are closing, and the nights are crisp…at least they are supposed to be! It is a week into September, and it hasn’t been below 80° yet! We are doing our best to have our guests out as much as possible, but in this heat and humidity, it’s been difficult. We are hoping that this endless heat wave will fade and that the cool fall days that we all know and love will be here soon. We know the last thing you want to think about is how quickly the holiday season is approaching, but we do recommend that if you already know your plans, you reserve a spot for your furry friend!

And with the coming of Fall, the High Holy Days are approaching a bit faster than usual! We will be closed:

We appreciate and thank you in advance for you understanding! And if you have ever wondered what happens when we are closed for these religious observances, you’re not the only one! During these closings, everything is exactly the same except there are no customers! Our guests still get breakfast, belly rubs, treats, and dinner. They get to play outside with their friends, dig holes, and chase each other. The staff is still here supervising the pets, cleaning up and maintaining our facility, we just don’t answer the phones or conduct business of any kind.

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Did you know that September is National Service Dog Month? September is all about honoring the hardworking pups out there that serve countless people. We’re talking all kinds of service: police dogs, fire dogs, search and rescue dogs, guide and hearing dogs, therapy dogs, seizure alert dogs etc. the list is endless! So, in honor of this month we would like to share some fun facts about service dogs with you!

  • The most common breeds that serve as service dogs are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds.
  • Hospitals will frequently use therapy dogs to offer comfort to distressed patients which in turn reduce anxiety and blood pressure.
  • Seizure alert dogs are trained to smell changes in their handlers’ blood, as well as trained to notice warning signs of a possible seizure and know how to alert their handler.
  • It takes about 18-24 months to fully train a service dog.

We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and that this whole ‘sweating in September’ thing ends soon!

Paradise for Pets Staff