Life at Vet U Follows Penn Vet Students

    Life at Vet U  is an exciting documentary series about local veterinary hospital Penn Vet. The six-part series premieres on Saturday, October 1, 2016 and airs Saturdays at 10pm ET on Animal Planet.

    Life at Vet U

    Local veterinary hospital University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will be featured in a gritty documentary series on Animal Planet starting Saturday, October 1st, 2016. The six part series follows six students as they are trained by top experts in the industry and work towards graduation. Daily challenges and high-stress, fast-paced emergencies make any pet owner hold their breath. You will have a whole new appreciation at what it takes to become a veterinarian. The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET.

    Penn Vet School

    Life at Vet U Hospital RoomPenn Vet is a global leader in veterinary education, research and clinical care. Everyone in Philly knows that Penn Vet is the best of the best.Penn Vet has some of the most advanced technology in the industry. It’s the first place every Philadelphia dog owner goes in an emergency situation or if their dog needs special care.

    But did you know that they treat nearly 40,000 patients a year?  They handle everything from routine check-ups to, chemotherapy, and intricate cataract surgery. Penn Vet students are constantly challenged to be prepared for anything – including treating zebras!

    Six Part Series

    This six part series shows how personal and professional relationships grow in life-changing moments. Not just for the students, but also for the animals. Students complete years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock rotations and tackle unpredictable cases. The hard work and emotional struggles are worth it. You’ll experience the student’s anticipation as they brace themselves for the most important day of their career: Match Day. On Match Day, students find out where they will intern. Will work at their dream hospital? they scramble to even find a placement?

    Life at Vet U follows each student on the road to becoming a veterinarian. It’s is a show about personal journeys and proof that every student has the same passion – to improve the lives of animals.

    Dog Days at Dilworth Park 2016

    We’re excited to be a partner of the Dog Days at Dilworth Park 2016. Sponsored by TD Bank, Dog Days is a tribute to all Philly Dogs and their owners. The event will take place August 30, 31st and September 1st from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Dilworth Park near City Hall.

    It’s just another example of why Philadelphia is so dog friendly! Each day you can bring your dog to the Dog Days at Dilworth booth and meet local pet product service providers Muttropolitan Pet Sitting & Dog Walking, pet supply retailers, and even ask questions of a professional trainer. In addition, local rescues PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and Morris Animal Refuge will be on site with adoptable pets. You can also get information on how you can volunteer, help support their missions, or how to adopt your own furry friend.

    Dog Days at Dilworth Schedule:

    Here are some more fun things for your pup:

    • Enter giveaways and raffles for cool prizes
    • Play on the Whole Animal Gym mini-agility course
    • Meet and greet with adoptable dogs from local shelters
    • Learn about pet safety with Red Paw Emergency Relief Team
    • Watch a cooking demonstration on how to make healthy dog treats
    • Hot Dog Cart by Dilworth Park Café with lunch available for purchase
    • Socialize with other Philly dog lovers and their pups!

    For more information on daily schedules, please visit our Events Calendar.

    SPADO The Ultimate Dog Park Fundraiser

    The South Philadelphia Association of Dog Owners (SPADO) is proud to announce the ultimate dog park and community experience: Please. On Sunday, May 17th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., gather with other Philly dog lovers for a day of information, education, services and making new friends.

    Tickets are  $5 in advance and may be purchased at the park recreation center or just buy on the day of the event for $10. All proceeds will support the renovation of the Columbus Square Park Dog Park. With plenty of room to run inside Christopher Columbus’ city-block-sized-fenced-in-field (enter at the corner of 12th and Reed Streets), you’ll have access to a variety of vendors supporting this event, from community businesses to dog/pet services and education. After 11:30 AM, tennis balls and frisbees will be provided.

    spado_logoSPADO’s fundraiser will even include raffle prizes from local businesses, a dog wash, and a photo booth!

    This is a family friendly event with retailers, veterinary services, professional dog walkers, trainers, info booths, and local organizations. Looking to add to the family? Pets available for adoption from local rescues will also be there for meet and greets. Be sure to stop by the SPADO area and sign up to help keep our city parks clean and help raise money to the much-needed revitalization of the Columbus Square Dog Run.

    Please note – spayed and neutered dogs only. For more information, or if you or your organization would like to participate in this event, don’t hesitate to reach out to

    Puppies In Pastels Easter Egg Hunt

    On Saturday, April 4th, 2015 from 12-4 pm, Kazoodles Pet Boutique is hosting a family friendly Doggie Easter Egg Hunt in Jenkintown’s beautiful outdoor Town Square located at Leedom Street & Greenwood Avenue. Sign your pup up for a town-wide egg hunt and the “Strut Your Mutt” fashion show for a chance to win a prize for best dressed!

    puppies in pastels event flyerThere is a $10 registration fee (for each) to participate in the Egg Hunt and the “Strutt Your Mutt” fashion show – you you can just register at the event. All proceeds will benefit the Pooch Kaboose Dog Rescue group, a non-profit, no-kill rescue organization whose mission is to protect the lives of abandoned, mistreated and or homeless dogs.

    But there will be lots of other fun things to do, too! Other activities include:

    • Doggie Games by Rhinoceros Activity, Gamery & Toy Store
    • Free giveaways and goodies from Pet Valu and RAU Animal Hospital
    • Live art, photography and caricatures of you and your pet by local artists
    • A meet and greet with local dog-walkers, dog-sitters and house-sitters
    • Painting activities: Paw Print ceramic tiles for kids, hosted by Mine By Design Art Studio
    • Freshly baked dog treats by Velvet Sky Bakery & Café
    • Raffle prize draws for all participants!

    Questions about the event? For more info and to RSVP (not required), visit the Facebook event pageInterested in being a vendor? Email Torri at

    The Pooch Kaboose is a non-nrofit ,no-kill rescue organization that protects the lives of abandoned, mistreated and or homeless dogs given up by their owners due to unforeseen circumstances, but left at public shelters and in danger of being euthanized due to overpopulation. The Pooch Kaboose finds dogs loving, responsible matches that will provide permanent homes for the dogs and is committed to their welfare  beyond the adoption process. The Pooch Kaboose will assist dogs in distress without regard to breed, age or ease of placement. All rescued dogs receive appropriate veterinary care and treatment, as well as spay/neuter services. 

    Shelter Behavior Workshop – Register Now!

    Do you love shelter dogs? Do you work or volunteer in a local shelter and are interested in learning more about helping shelter dogs?

    If so, then you need to check out this amazing opportunity – on May 16 and 17, 2015, local Philadelphia dog trainer Nicole Larocco-Skeehan CPDT-KA of Philly Unleashed is offering a two-day intensive workshop at the Woman’s Humane Society in Bensalem. Whether you are a dog trainer, shelter staff , volunteer, or canine rescue enthusiast you will find value in attending. This workshop will discuss how to build a shelter enrichment, evaluation, and behavior and training plan for your rescue or organization.

    nicole_skeehan_shelter_behavior_workshopTopics include:

    *Evaluations/Assessments as a predictor of behavior.

    *The marketable skills you can teach a shelter dog to help them win adoption meets and stay in their adoptive homes.

    *Identification and treatment of the top 5 canine behavior problems seen in shelters.

    *Kennel enrichment 101.

    *Compassion fatigue and burnout among shelter employees and volunteers. –by Michele Pich MA, MS

    *Facilitating appropriate dog meets and positive playgroups.

    *Medical problems that present behaviorally and vice versa. –by Brittany Watson-Tisa DVM/PHD

    *Basic canine body language and safe handling skills.

    *Positive counseling for adopters

    But there’s only a few spots left! This seminar will offer a limited number of working slots and will utilize available adoptable dogs from the shelter where the seminar is being held. For more information or to register, please go to But hurry!

    Nicole Skeehan’s professional animal training career began in college, teaching equestrian and horseback riding lessons. After graduating from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh with a double major in marketing and advertising, she worked at a boarding kennel as head trainer and obedience instructor, where she earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) title. For more information on Nicole’s background, visit her site at

    Pints for Paws benefiting Delco SPCA

    One of our favorite local rescues, the Delco SPCA, is partnering with Whole Foods Market for a “Pints for Paws” on May 31st. Adoptable dogs, a great cause, great beer – what more could you ask for?

    On Saturday, May 31st from12-6 p.m. the Whole Foods located at821 Lancaster Avenue (Wayne), participate in a beer-tasting event featuring delicious brews from Weyerbacher, all in support of the Delco SPCA.  And from 12-3 p.m. the Delco SPCA will be there with dogs who are looking for their forever home! 

    Pints for Paws flyerIf you do happen to meet your soul dog at the event, you will be able to fill out an adoption application, but before you can take your new friend home you’ll need make a trip down to the Delco SPCA Adoption Center located at 555 Sandy Bank Road in Media to fulfill the Adoption Requirements and to process the paperwork.

    But even if you’re not looking to adopt it’s a great opportunity to sample some great-tasting beer while hanging out with some friendly, adorable dogs – while helping to support a great local cause. By the way – if you have any old sheets, towels, unopened pet food, or any other item on their Wish List, bring it with you to donate!

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