Spring is Here! Time for a W-A-L-K

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If you are looking for a great day to get the furry friend out this weekend, Friday and Saturday may be your best bet! Right now, the forecast for Saturday is Partly Sunny with a high of 63°. That seems a little better than what it has been eh?! Sunday’s temperature is a high of 66° but watch out for those April showers. See for yourself though at http://www.toledoblade.com/weather


The Metroparks would be a great place to take your pet this weekend!   With so many parks in the Toledo area, there is sure to be a location near you!  The Metroparks is determined to keep the Toledo area active with all sorts of events and fun.  Don't forget to check out their calendar to see if there offering something to your liking.  Go to there website here http://www.metroparkstoledo.com/metro/.


If you would rather be bird watching then pet walking consider checking out the Metroparks, Birds of a Feather, event this Saturday at 8am at Blue Creek Conservation Area.  Become part of a bird watching flock.  The group meets at different parks each month to share the enjoyment of birding.  First-timers and experienced birders love these monthly avian explorations.  Bring binocularts and field guides.   Register here Birds of a Feather

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The Pet Idol entries are continuing to flow in and we are thrilled to see so many animals literally smiling for the camera! Taking your pet out this weekend may give you the perfect opportunity to snap that grand prize winning photo of your pet! We encourage you to enter early to promote your pet to your friends and family!

Paws and Whiskers’ Annual Winery Tour

Paws and Whiskers' Annual Winery Tour


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Celebrate Michigan Wine Month with us at the

Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail's Wine Celebration!

Each winery along the trail will feature an appetizer or dessert prepared by a local

chef and paired with their featured wine. As always additional wine tasting is included.

Join us on our deluxe motor coach as we visit the following 5 wineries:

Burgdorf's Winery – Haslet, MI

Sandhill Crane Vineyards - Jackson, MI

Chateau Aeronautique Winery - Jackson, MI

Pentamere Winery - Tecumseh, MI

Flying Otter Winery - Adrian, MI

Tickets are $59 per person through March 15th. After March 15th, tickets are $64 per person.

The motor coach leaves promptly at 9:00 am from the parking lot of

Elder Beerman 3311 Secor Road Toledo, OH, returning approximately 7:30 pm.

Call EARLY to reserve your tickets. We hope to have two motor coaches: one for the rowdier, party crowd, and one for the quieter, more relaxed crowd.

This is the only Wine Tour Paws and Whiskers is sponsoring this year.

419-536-1914 or visit our website at www.pawsandwhiskers.org

2014 Pet Idol Contest Event

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Are you registered for the 2014 Pet Idol contest? 

If you haven’t entered your pet in the 2013 Pet Idol Contest yet, what are you waiting for? All entries are due by 5 p.m. on April 28, 2014. Enter your pet online today! Official entry forms can also be found in The Blade or at The Blade’s front desk during normal business hours.

Xander - a Top Ten Finalist

Zander - a 2013 Finalist

Congratulations to Xander, a 2013 Pet Idol Finalist. Xander was unable to attend the MetroBarks festival but was more than happy to accept his gift basket a few weeks later! His family was with him to celebrate his accomplishment.

2013 MetroBarks Festival Photos

Here are some photos from the MetroBarks Festival!

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Our Top Ten finalists and our winner Katie with her owner Bob Reinbolt and Dave Boehm from Yark Subaru.

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