Holiday House Pet Resort Festival to Benefit US War Dogs

DOYLESTOWN, PA, August 12, 2015—Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital will host Pup-A-Palooza Summer Showcase 2015 on Friday, August 14 from 11am – 5pm. The pet festival will offer special pet services and fun activities to help benefit the United States War Dogs Association (USWDA) headquartered in Burlington, NJ. The event is free and open to the community and resort clients.

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The Doylestown Pet Valu will sell special dog bandanas to raise money for the USWDA. Visitors can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of several themed gift baskets. And a $25 donation to the USWDA is an automatic entry for the grand prize raffle of Free Year of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Dog Food. The winner of the grand prize raffle will be randomly drawn from entries on September 4 to end the summer-long fundraising campaign.

The raffle donations will benefit the association’s prescription program for retired military and service dogs which provides free prescriptions to dogs enrolled in the program. Many of the dogs require medications to help with pain management, inflammation, anxiety/PTSD, and allergies as well as seizures and cancer treatment.

As part of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) National Check the Chip Day on August 15, Doylestown Veterinary Hospital will hold a Chip Clinic. Pet owners can have their dog or cat nanochipped for $25 or have their pet’s microchip scanned for free to provide important contact and registry information.

Local organizations and businesses participating include:

  • Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs and the Bucks County SPCA
  • Food donated by: The Doylestown Co-Op, Nina’s Waffles, Annie’s Water Ice, and the Philadelphia Pretzel Factory & Sweet Pea Ice Cream

Additional services and activities include:

  • Meet the Trainer with the Holiday House Pet Resort Training team for training demos and agility presentations
  • Nail trimming and Furtastic Designs by Holiday House Pet Resort Grooming
  • Spin the Holiday House Pet Resort Wheel for fun prizes or Tour the Resort
  • Annual Daycare Special Event with daycare dogs participating in splash pools, special activities, water bar & gourmet treats, and Doggie Beach photos

ABOUT UNITED STATES WAR DOGS ASSOCIATIONwardogs-badge

The United States War Dogs Association supports military and retired war dogs as well as civilian canines retired from government contract work and law enforcement. Programs include raising funds and awareness for war memorials and service recognition, educational programs, corporate partnerships for specialty veterinary care, prescriptions, pet supplies and care packages, and transportation and adoptions services.  The association is headquartered in Burlington, NJ with local chapters located across the United States. For more information about the organization, its mission, programs, and membership, visit: www.uswardogs.org.

ABOUT PET VALU

At Pet Valu we understand that your pet is a part of the family, because we’re pet parents too. At our stores you’ll find a great selection of pet food, treats, toys and accessories, all at competitive prices. You’ll find our stores in local communities across Canada and the north-eastern United States. Across all our stores, you’ll find friendly Pet Experts trained in pet care and nutrition through the University of California Davis Extension School. We pride ourselves on being Pet Experts and we want to use our knowledge and experience to help you find the right nutrition and other solutions for your pets.

Our philosophy is to provide pet owners with the best selection of pet care items at competitive prices, together with friendly customer service from our team of Pet Experts, at convenient, neighborhood store locations. All of our stores are dedicated to helping local pets in need, and we partner with local shelters, rescues and charities for adoption events, in-store adoption (select stores only)  and pet food bank programs, as well as through our national donation drives and fundraising campaigns.

ABOUT ROXY READING THERAPY DOGS

Founded in 2005, Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs is a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization dedicated to children. Their highly trained and certified emotional therapy dog teams promote Literacy for All and provide comfort to elementary school children, bring comfort and calm to young victims of crime through the Courthouse Program, deliver canine companionship to medically fragile patients at Pedia Manor, and visit children who are patients at Doylestown Hospital. All visits are free of charge to families, schools and taxpayers. The Doylestown based organization relies solely on tax deductible donations.

ABOUT BUCKS COUNTY SPCA

For over a century, the Bucks County SPCA has provided a safe haven for animals who have been abandoned or lost, have been surrendered by their owners, or who have endured abuse or neglect. Under our care these animals transform from lost, frightened and unwanted into happy, secure pets. The homes they are welcomed into are similarly transformed into more joyous, loving places. With our community’s support we have grown and expanded, now operating two shelters as well as extensive humane investigation and education programs. We are an independent nonprofit, and not part of a national organization or county government.

ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE PET RESORT AND DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, daycare, training and grooming services. The facility is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital, a full-service AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort, visit www.holidayhousepetresort.com or call 215-345-6960.