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Community Open House

Come join us May 20th, 2018 11-2pm to learn about our practice and to also have some fun! Or a lot of fun!

This event is open to the public – we are going to have a great time!

Open House Activities and Events!

1. Costume contest for pets – we will supply the props, so bring your pets and dress them up to see who is the bravest lion, the sassiest Dorothy or the prettiest good witch! Take home a pic of your pet looking super cute! Pet Valu is providing the prizes and the winners get posted to our website’s Community page for posterity!

2. Find your new best friend from among 7 dogs Rescues and 1 cat Rescue! Learn about fostering!

3. Pet Remembrance Ceremony – At 1:30 we will hold a brief ceremony acknowledging the memory of those special pets we lost while ALSO celebrating our ongoing love for them. Hang a heart with your pets name on the tree in front of our building. This event is being led by Liz Butler, the social worker who runs our Pet Loss Grief Circle.

4. Donation area – Donate any unused food, pet supplies and unwanted cleaning supplies and linens. Everything will be split up between the Rescues attending the event and 1-2 others in the community!

5. Raffles! – They are FABULOUS (See below for a listing)

  • Y2K9s in Willow Grove: Gift basket including gift certificate for 1 free 6-8 week course worth $160!
  • Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Horsham Gate: Dinner for up to 10 people!
  • Lucky Dogz Daycare in Wyndmoor/Glenside: Gift basket including 2 free days of daycare!
  • Lifetime Fitness (across the street with the amazing pool!): 1 week of guest passes for a family of 2 adults and 2 children!
  • OneHope Winery & Dr. Schultz: Gift box of Wine & dog toys
  • Bravecto Oral Flea & Tick Chews: 2 chews (6 months protection) donated by Merck (2 different prizes, 2 chews per prize)
  • Seresto Flea & tick Collars: 1 6-8 month collar for 1 dog and 1 cat donated by Bayer (2 different prizes)
  • 1 Large bag or case of Hills Prescription Food for a dog and cat (2 different prizes)
  • Holiday House: 1 free premium bathing service, 1 free night lodging, free training evaluation, free daycare evaluation, 1st week (5 days) free daycare & other goodies
  • Dog goodie basket donated by Marji
  • Cat goodie basket donated by Marji
  • Dog toy basket donated by Zoetis
  • Welactin, Dasuquin Advanced and other Nutramaxx items

******Raffle tickets can also be purchased before the event at the hospital.*******

Raffle Winners will be notified 5/22

  • $1 ticket (cash only)
  • 6 tickets for $5
  • 12 tickets for $10

This isn’t a raffle but OneHope Winery will be conducting wine tastings this day and 20% of the purchase of 1/2 case or 1 whole case will be donated to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. * Trolley Car Diner “Helping Hands Week”. Get a coupon at the event and use it during the week after the open house. Trolley Car Diner of Mt Airy is generously donating 20% of your bill to Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue! (This coupon will soon also be available on our website if you cannot come to the event – pictures of this coupon on your phone will be honored.) This is an EASY way to support Rescues in need if you dine out that week!

6. Learn about canine/cat dentistry, acupuncture, laser therapy and herbal therapy. We will conduct mini acupuncture demos on pets while chatting about the various uses for acupuncture and laser therapies….See how we perform dental procedures on pets aided by digital xrays. Take home a sample of dental food!

7. Ongoing, interactive demos from Y2K9s Dog Sports & Training Club – You often see folks advocating for this club on Nextdoor and now is your chance to get a taste of what its like! Bring your dog and see how quickly your pet (and YOU) can learn tricks!

8. Kids crafts, face painting and scavenger hunt!

9. See how dogs assist people with disabilities in everyday life with demos from Canine Partners for Life!

10. Get answers to questions about food, emergency and specialty care, heartworm prevention and disease and pet insurance!

11. Stop by tables and learn about local swimming options for dogs, doggie daycare and boarding.

12.Food for humans and dogs!

13. Microchipping, Microchip ‘checks’ and lifetime dog license applications…Montgomery County is checking for current dog licenses and rabies vaccinations. Owners who do not reply to the official notices will be fined (See our hospital Facebook post 5/1 for detailed information). A microchip is required for a lifetime license. Microchips are also invaluable for reuniting lost pets with their owners.

Join us for this free event Sunday 5/20 11-2pm Ft Washington vet Hospital – 510 Pinetown Rd (down the street from Lifetime Fitness / Ft Washington Post Office) Ft Washington PA 19034 215-646-5225 for more info. (Or check our Facebook page for additional updates)

Local Rescue “Pawtners”

Pet Loss Grief Support Circle

The loss of a pet can be absolutely devestating for anyone who has shared their life & love with a remarkable furry friend.

Whether you’re currently caring for an aged or ill pet or if you’ve already lost a beloved pet, you need time to mourn. Since pets are a source of unconditional love and joy it is only natural to grieve this loss as you would any other profound loss; however, many of us unfortunately lack a solid framework for working through this type of heart wrenching situation and often flounder and suffer while trying to cope. We want you to know that you are not alone.

dog angel on sofa

These meetings are a time set aside to begin moving through the grief process with other pet caregivers going through similar experiences. You will be able to safely share any emotion you feel, such as sadness, guilt, loneliness, or anger. You will also learn about the grieving process, about how pets have become such an important part of the human experience, and most importantly – how to remember the pet you have lost.

We hope you leave with a sense of hope, of having been understood, and with increased acceptance of the feelings surrounding your loss. Attendees should be 16 years of age but Liz would be happy to suggest age-appropriate options for younger children.

This re-occurring meeting is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, however pre-registration is required by calling our main number 215-646-5225.

  • April 7th
  • June 2nd
  • August 4th
  • October 6th
  • December 1st.


2018 “Bark & Bowl” for Canine Cancer

This year we will once again participate in the National Canine Cancer Foundation’s Bark and Bowl on March 24th to raise funds for research into medications, treatments and an eventual cure of cancers affecting dogs… Did you know that 1 out of every 3 dogs is affected by cancer sometime during its lifetime?!

When we last participated in 2016, due to the generosity of our friends and clients, Ft. Washington Vet raised THE MOST MONEY of all Philadelphia vet hospitals participating in this event! – – And it was only our 2nd year involved with this event!

While we would love to make another strong showing this year, a donation in ANY amount is appreciated. This link will take you to the Ft. Washington Vet Hospital fundraising page: Bark and Bowl

We know that many people reading this post have indeed been impacted by canine cancer, and unfortunately, some more than once. We would like to honor your dog(s) at the Bark & Bowl on March 24th – whether he/she has succumbed to cancer OR conquered it! When you make your donation at the link above, there will be a “Leave a Comment” field; please write the name of your pet(s) in that box and a little bit about their story, if you like.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this fundraiser. This fundraiser is OPEN to the PUBLIC. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your contribution!

Pet Insurance “Know-How”

We know the difference pet insurance can make in the lives of pets. Our winter seminar about the ins and outs of pet insurance was very well attended, and client feedback indicated we should offer this kind of seminar again – and we will. Until then, there will be additional opportunities for clients and the public alike to learn about pet insurance in an informal way. Just show up to have a casual chat during the following days – more days will be added throughout the year.

  • May 20th – A representative from PetPlan will be on hand that day to answer whatever questions you might have about. 11am-2pm.
  • June 23rd – A representative from PetPlan will be here to answer questions. 9am – 1pm?
  • August 14th – A representative from PetPlan will be here to answer questions. 4:30pm – 8pm?
  • July 21st – A representative from ASPCA will be here to answer questions. 10am-1pm
  • September 13th – A representative from ASPCA will be here to answer questions. 4-6pm.

The above are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.