Friday, April 20, 2012

WOW...WOW!!! Yesterday really wasn't my final update to you!

I have to say it again.....HOOF AND PAWS PET CARE HAS THE BEST CLIENTS AND FRIENDS EVER!!! Registrations for the SPCA K9-3K Walk are still coming in this morning and donations to support our Team are coming in even faster. This is the best single day of fund raising since we formed the team in early March. THANK YOU for helping save lives and care for homeless pets in Wake County!!!!!

 Have a fun filled Friday evening and avoid the lines at the Walk tomorrow morning if you are just registering today and/or haven't picked up your Dog Walk Packet............

PICK UP YOUR K9-3K DOG WALK PACKET, TURN IN SPONSOR MONEY and enjoy appetizer and drink specials exclusively for SPCA K9-3k Dog Walkers!Tir Na Nog
This is your chance to avoid lines the day of the event and experience all things "K9-3K" without missing a beat! Stop by the Tir Na nOg Irish Pub to turn in all your collected donations and pledges from people who are sponsoring you in the walk.

Do you have cash gifts you don't want to mail in? Do you want to register for the walk in person? Then come to the Dog Walk Pre-Party at the Tir Na nOg Friday night, April 20th from 6-10pm!
  • Limited Edition 2012 K9-3K Dog Walk T-Shirt
  • 2012 K9-3K Dog Walk Number
  • 2012 K9-3K Dog Walk Tote Bag filled with great items from our Sponsors and Vendors
  • Walk Route Map and Park Map listing all vendors, sponsors and purple paw participants
  • PLUS- when you pick up your Walk Packet (above items) you get to select which SPCA program YOU want YOUR Dog Walk efforts to support! We'll give you a button to indicate the program you support.

Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
218 South Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Final Update before 2012 SPCA K9-3K DOG WALK

In just two days Downtown Raleigh will have about 4,000 humans, many of them holding leashes with canines at their side (hopefully not behind nor in front) ready to step off for the 2012 SPCA K9-3K Walk.  The SPCA has done a superb job planning the event this year, and this one promises to be the biggest one yet.

The latest weather forecast calls for rain to hold off until after all the festivities of the day are complete.  That is good news for all of us who have signed up to walk in support of the many homeless pets in Wake County.  There's still time for you to join us on the walk. But if you're not for walking, plan to come down and enjoy the event.  In addition to the Walk, there will be dog contests, an opportunity to get your dog microchipped, a great scavenger hunt with the promise of super prizes, vendor booths with pet-related freebies, a photo alley for souvenir photos, some really good food vendors, and a Beer Garden (water and sodas also available).

The event runs from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. (3K Walk at 11:00 and 1/2K Senior Dog Walk at 11:15) so join us Saturday, 4/21, at Moore Square, in downtown Raleigh between City Market and Marbles Kids Museum. Enjoy the activities, stay for lunch or a snack from a food vendor, kick back and relax, listen to some music and enjoy the day!

Again this year, Hoof and Paws Pet Care will have a booth -- Booth #17.  Look for us between the Care First Animal Hospital sponsor booth and the Beer Garden, near the corner of Blount and Martin, across the street from Tir na NOg Irish Pub.  If you are registered to walk with our TEAM, plan to meet at the booth at 10:45 a.m. to get your dog fashionably attired in a Hoof and Paws Bandana.  We know we already have the best looking dogs in Downtown, North Raleigh, and Wake Forest, right? So let's gather, dress 'em up, and take off walking! 

Just a few details for the registered walkers ---- With so many walkers, it is best to leave your flexi-leads at home and bring a leash instead, along with poop bags.  And if your dog uses a Thundershirt, you might want to bring it along just in case the forecasted storms arrive earlier than called for.

For more information about the Walk, follow this link:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


As I said on the Facebook Business Page, I have the best clients in Downtown, North Raleigh, and Wake Forest that any professional pet sitter could hope for!  Thanks to many of you and many friends of Hoof and Paws, the Hoof and Paws TEAM has achieved 100% of our goal for the 2012 SPCA K9-3K DOG are the greatest!!!

Now that we are at 100%, let's not stop.  There are more homeless pets arriving at the SPCA of Wake County every day and they are counting on us.  I want to help and I know you want to help too.  So I'm keeping my challenge open, and even opening the door wider this week ---- THE NEXT 10 CLIENTS WHO REGISTER TO WALK WITH US OR DONATE TO THE HOOF AND PAWS TEAM WILL RECEIVE A FREE DAY OF PET SITTING BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER 1 (holidays excluded).  That's a win/win challenge....the pets depending on our support win and you win by getting a tax donation and a free day of pet sitting!

Just go to and  search for our team, Hoof and Paws.  From our team page, either Register to Walk or Donate to our Team.  It's easy and everybody wins!