Too many of our loved ones, human and furry, suffer from this crippling disease. We can make a difference one step at a time. Come join in the fun and bring your dog too! Pawprint Essentials has put together a team “Pawprint Pals” for the Arthritis/ARF-ritis walk on May 21, 2009.

Here’s how to sign up for the walk or – if you can’t make it to the walk but would like to donate – any thing you can give is meow-velous! (have to include the kitties too! ) Stop by my booth – I’d love to say hello and cheer you on!!


Volunteers are a vital part of any organization dependent upon public donations in order to achieve their mission. Volunteers are intelligent, passionate and giving individuals who take time out of their busy lives to work, for free, for the organization of their choosing. Thank goodness for volunteers!!

Several vendors in our animal welfare community decided to come together to honor our fabulous volunteers but we ask for your help once again to pull this off – if you know anyone who has made a difference in the lives of animals then please print off several nomination forms and start filling them out. There are so many fabulous volunteers in this community that I expect we will see truck loads of nomination forms rolling in any time now For the Love of Animals 2009 event. Not only will this be a night for volunteers, proceeds will  benefit several animal welfare organizations in our community. Please look for the June/July issue of Sarasota Pet for more information on this exciting event.