News, Events, Info
St. Hans (Mid-Sommerfest)
On June 23rd, 2012 come to Waterfront Park in Poulsbo from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to join in the Scandinavian tradition of the Summer Solstice. Folk dance exhibitions, kindergarten through high school ages. Games for children, Burlap Sack races, Tug of War, Egg Carry, Balance Beam and Fish Toss. Enjoy the Viking Parade, lighting of the Bon Fire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings.
3rd of July Fireworks! Wednesday, July 3rd
Noon-11pm Come on down for fun & fireworks!
Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park
Anderson Parkway, Downtown Poulsbo
Annual Viking Fest May 17-19!
We now carry Natural PET FOOD!
Downtown Poulsbo parking lot NOW OPEN!
Fosters Needed – Tiny Dog Rescue – Poulsbo, WA : tinydogrescue.org, 360-509-9808
Tiny Dog Rescue and Blind Dog Haven are non profit, volunteer run organizations. Blind Dog Haven is a resource for other rescues and individuals who have blind dogs who need homes. If fosters are available, we will occasionally, take a small blind or visually impaired dog. Tiny Dog Rescue, rescues mostly tiny dogs from high kill shelters in California, although we will accept tiny dogs from any source. Many of the tiny dogs that we rescue are blind, have disabilities, have other medical conditions, are injured and/or are seniors. But we also have young healthy tiny dogs. The dogs in our rescue live in loving foster homes and are treated as family pets. They receive lots of love, good food and any medical attention they need. They are spayed and/or neutered, and have all of their vaccinations. Tiny Dog Rescue and Blind Dog Haven operate from donations received when our dogs are adopted or through our Petsmart Adoption Partnership and by donations from the public. Our goal is to save as many tiny dogs as possible, especially those with special needs, we do this by adopting them into loving forever homes.
St. Patty’s Day is Coming – Sunday, March 17th!!!
HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Boomer’s Pet Boutique opened December 11, 2011. Happy Anniversary Boomer’s!!! Thank you all for a wonderful first year!
Happy New Year!
Come on by and visit us at Boomer’s Pet Boutique. Unique pet related gifts are our speciality. We look forward to helping you.
Boomer’s Pet Boutique is now on Facebook!
Please feel free to join us on our new Facebook page.
Poulsbo Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 9am-1pm. Come by to pick up some wonderful, locally-grown produce and creative crafts.
Kitsap Humane Society - Microchip Clinics
Upcoming low-cost microchip clinics at KHS: All low-cost microchip clinics are from 3–4 p.m. Please enter through the admissions door located on the right side (if facing building). Cost per microchip is $30. Cash only please. Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and contain information that can be accessed by an animal shelter or vet to find the owner of a lost pet. A microchip isn’t meant to take the place of a collar and a nametag — both signify right away that the pet has a home — but if the nametag gets lost, then what? The process of microchipping takes just few seconds and is similar to giving your pet a routine vaccination. Most microchips last the pet’s lifetime, and is invaluable if your pet ever gets lost. It also allows shelters and vets to reunite you with your pet sooner, thereby spending less time in a shelter.
Note: Participation in our microchip clinic is limited, so please be prepared to wait in line if there is high demand. Also, all animals must be kept on a leash or in a carrier, and there is limited space to wait indoors, so be prepared for the possibility of waiting outside if the line is long.
We are often asked where we got our fur babes – Henry our Giant Schnauzer, and Scrappy our Mini-Schnauzer. We are proud to say we found Henry on PetFinder.com. He is a purebred shelter rescue. Scrappy we found on the side of a busy highway. We would recommend to anyone seeking a pet to check out Petfinder.com. There are so many wonderful animals in need of a good, loving home. From mixed breeds to purebreds, you can find them here. Please check out PetFinder.com and help save a life.
Five Wonderful Reasons to Have a Pet
Did you know:
• Pets Help to Lower Blood Pressure A recent study at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that people with hypertension who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did those who did not own a pet. (Dr. Karen Allen, State University of New York at Buffalo)
• Pets Help to Reduce Stress Walking with a pet helps to sooth nerves and offers instant relaxation. Studies conducted worldwide have shown that the impact of a stressful situation is lesser on pet owners, especially males, than on those who do not own a pet. (Josephine M. Wills, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, United Kingdom)
• Pets Help to Prevent Heart Disease Because pets provide people with faithful companionship, research shows they may also provide their owners with greater psychological stability, thus a measure of protection from heart disease. (National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Workshop: Health Benefits of Pets)
• Pets Help to Lower Health Care Costs People with pets actually make fewer doctor visits, especially for non-serious medical conditions. (National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Workshop: Health Benefits of Pets)
• Pets Help to Fight Depression Pets help fight depression and loneliness, promoting an interest in life. When seniors face adversity or trauma, affection from pets takes on great meaning. Their bonding behavior can foster a sense of security. (Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship)
Chocolate found harmful to canines
In a recent Veterinary Journal, feeding chocolate to dogs was found to cause toxic shock in 24% of the animals.