Pet Palace Sponsors the FIDO Project

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today is an extra special day for four St. Paddy’s pups graduating from the FIDO Project in Ocala, Florida. Precise retailer, Pet Palace, is a sponsor of the endeavor and works to help encourage adoptions within the community and promote the importance of pet training.

The Florida Inmates and Dog Obedience Project (FIDO), is a program that partners Marion County Animal Services with select inmates from the Marion County Correctional Institution Work Camp to give inmates the opportunity to spend 10 weeks training homeless shelter dogs in basic obedience and socialization skills. The goal of the FIDO Project is to teach the inmates important life skills and to allow them to learn responsibility. Inmates must first study a guide on how to properly train the dogs. Following suit, they have the opportunity to shadow an officer; the officer is responsible for the training and the treatment of the animals. Each day, the inmates will keep a journal on how the practice sessions go with the dogs.

At the close of the program, the dogs go through the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen training test. Among passing the test at a score of 95%, the pups receive a certificate are able to be adopted out into their forever homes!

During each class, the public is invited to meet with the dogs at outings—normally local businesses or other venues. At this time, adoption applications can be submitted. Marion County Animal Services is responsible for choosing the dogs for this program, as well as coordinating the outings, trainings, and promotions to help get these pups adopted.

Today, Pet Palace is celebrating four FIDO graduates: Penny, Guinness, Clover, and Blarney who have all been adopted! At today’s graduation ceremony, each inmate involved in the program will say a few words on their experience training the dogs, and what this project means to them. Check out the Marion County Animal Services Facebook page for an  announcement on the next trainees!

For more information for about how to get involved, volunteer, donate or adopt visit: www.marioncountyfl.org. Congratulations to Penny, Guinness, Clover, and Blarney!

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Retailer Spotlight: Pawsitively Heaven Pet Resort, Inc.

In our Retailer Spotlight blog posts, our team will take a closer look into some of the outstanding retailers across the country that sell Precise. We love all of our retailers and the services they bring to our customers!

Judith Schnur had a dream to open a pet resort that would be like no other. Offering boarding and caring for dogs and cats, the resort would have top-of-the-line suites, excellent daycare, cutting-edge veterinary services, superior training and grooming, and most important – act as a loving place for pet owners to entrust their animals while away from them.

After years of planning, Pawsitvely Heaven Pet Resort opened on an expansive two+ acre lot in Chicago Ridge in 2007. The tropical-themed resort has made a name for itself among the best Chicagoland boarding and daycare facilities – catering to customers traveling throughout Illinois and nearby states to drop their four-legged loved ones off for a vacation.

From delicious frozen bones to dried duck feet, Pawsitevly Heaven Pet Resort offers only the best in treats and dietary needs. Owners not only see the top quality foods the resort carries, but they also experience the passion and knowledge the employees have when recommending the best choices for each of their dogs’ particular needs.

As a supporter of Precise Pet Products, the resort has had testimony from clients that their dogs’ digestive issues have improved once switching to the brand. Pawsitevely Heaven Pet Resort knows of the importance of quality food, probiotics and a grain-free diet to help keep pets healthy and happy.

To find out more about Pawsitevely Heaven Pet Resort, Inc. and the lavish vacations they provide, visit their website.

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Retailer Spotlight: Sebastian’s Healthy Pet Food & Supply in Salem, Ore.

In our Retailer Spotlight blog posts, our team will take a closer look into some of the outstanding retailers across the country that sell Precise. We love all of our retailers and the services they bring to our customers!

Congratulations to Sebastian’s Healthy Pet Food & Supply! This year, they were named Best Pet Supply Store of Mid-Willamette Valley and Salem, Ore.

Locally owned and operated in South Salem since 1993, Sebastian’s Healthy Pet Food & Supply specializes in premium, healthy products for pets. They only sell products that don’t contain fillers, added preservatives or meat by-products. They pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge of products and how to keep pets healthy.

We’re proud to have Precise Holistic Complete and our other formulas on display in their happy, healthy store:

Visit them at 5247 Commercial St. in Salem, Ore. Find more information on their website and on their Facebook page. Sebastian’s Healthy Pet Food & Supply has a second location in Sunriver, Ore. – so be sure to stop by one of the two locations!

Helen Hurd is the Northwest territory sales manager at Precise Pet, and can be reached at hhurd@texasfarm.com. See a photo of Helen and her dog Woody in our Pet Zone image gallery.

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Retailer Spotlight: City Dogs Grocery of Indianapolis, Ind.

In our Retailer Spotlight blog posts, our team will take a closer look into some of the outstanding retailers across the country that sell Precise. We love all of our retailers and the services they bring to our customers!

Congratulations to City Dogs Grocery in Indianapolis, Ind.! We’re excited to announce that City Dogs Grocery has opened a second location to continue to service the needs of dog and cat lovers in the area. Additionally, City Dogs Grocery just added the Precise Holistic Complete line up in both stores – Hurray!

City Dogs Grocery has been in business since 2006 and specializes in premium, all-natural, and holistic dog and cat food. They also carry healthy treats (including a dog bakery!), toys and accessories. City Dogs Grocery has worked with Precise for over five years, and Precise has always been a staple in the store. We’re proud that it is currently one of their top-selling brands.

The new location on Massachusetts Avenue complements their original 1920’s style store on North College Avenue nicely. City Dogs Grocery has well-trained associates in both locations who take personal care in recommending items to their valued customers.

Check out their website for more information and be sure to drop by one of their locations at 5209 N. College Ave. and 884 Massachusetts Ave., both in Indianapolis, Ind.

Thanks City Dogs Grocery!

Liz Morken is the Midwest territory sales manager at Precise Pet and can be reached at lmorken@texasfarm.com. See a photo of Liz and her dog in our Pet Zone image gallery.

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