Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo Contest Voting

Visit the Paws on the Run Photography Blog to cast your vote for the photo contest!

They are worth checking out. They even made Maggie smile.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Check out this cool website! And I'm not just saying that because they've listed Paws on the Run Photography. :) I've been addicted to this site for a while and I follow many of the blogs of these photographers. So if you are interested in seeing lots of great pet pictures, check it out.


Happy Friday everyone.

Paden Needs a Home

Paden is looking for a new home!

Paden, a fun loving chocolate lab, is just under 2 years old, fully vaccinated and neutered. He loves to swim, fetch and go for walks. He is eager to please and knows lots of fun tricks. He is great around dogs and cats and loves to play.

As Paden currently comes to daycare, you can see all the posts we've mentioned him in by clicking here.

Paden has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia but he has been coping quite well and has not been getting worse since he was diagnosed. Please talk to us for more information.

If you think you could provide Paden with a loving home please contact us for more information at 403-394-7780 or

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Seven Hours Later

Speaking of sleepy... this was Finn seven hours after he arrived. It was the first time he stopped moving all day.


Charlie eventually got his wish yesterday and I sat down on the ground for more photos. He quickly settled in, had a big yawn, and tried to fall asleep.

Not Shy At All

We usually only allow new dogs to come on Mondays and Tuesdays for their first visit because they tend to be our quieter days (20 something dogs, vs. 30 something dogs on busy days). But when Finn, a dog in one of Amanda's obedience classes called and asked if he could come today, Amanda said yes. She assured me he would be confident enough to handle the crowds.

She was right. From the moment he walked into the play area, he was playing. I don't think he even took 30 seconds to get his bearings, he just launched into it. It was quite amazing actually.

And to top it off, he didn't just make one friend and play for awhile, he played with almost every dog in the room. They all wanted to be his friend.

I tried to get some pictures of just Finn... not a chance. :)

Open Wide

Rocky and Cooper had lots of fun showing each other how beautiful their teeth are.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cuddles Please

Charlie prefers us to take pictures while sitting on the ground. That way he can cuddle on our laps. According to him, standing is a waste of time unless of course we hold him in our arms.

We are spending lots of time outside today, in preparation for the next couple of days when we know we won't want to set one foot out of the building. You gotta love Southern Alberta in the Spring!

Life of the Party

Atlas (the lab) was quite popular yesterday. Angus (Cairn Terrier), George (Weimaraner) and Jackie (border collie) were all trying to play with him at once. He didn't mind a bit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dance Moves

Zoey was showing off her new dance moves.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Purina Walk for Guide Dogs

What are you doing on Saturday, May 30? Why not join all of us from Paws on the Run on the Purina Walk for Guide Dogs. When you register to walk, you are making a commitment to help thousands of Canadians that require the assistance of a Dog Guide. If you can't make it on the walk, you can also make a difference by donating. Thanks to their generous sponsors, 100% of your donations go directly towards Lions Foundation of Canada and its Dog Guide programs.

We hope to see you out there!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nap Time

Sundays are for napping.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Don't you just love the different swirls on dogs? Every dog's seem to be in a different place.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Different View

Shandi was enjoying sitting on my lap out in the sun.


Sam loves to climb up on your back when you sit down and lean over to nibble your ears.

Worse than Kids

Do you think I could get them all to look in the same direction at once?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Willing Models

Thankfully not all the dogs are like Pip (or there would be no pictures to share with you!), and many dogs actually enjoy the camera.

Cooper is the exact opposite of Pip - he gets excited and wiggly and does everything he can to get his picture taken.

A Part of Pip

Almost every time Pip comes to daycare, I try and get a picture of her. It isn't easy. She is low to the ground so it is hard to get down to her level and worst of all, she hates the camera. Often the moment she spots the camera she turns and heads back inside. Looking at the camera is way too much to ask. So I just have to be happy with what I can get.

Her short wrinkly little doxie legs...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter

Just a reminder that the daycare will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Happy Easter everyone! Have a great long weekend.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A New Venture

I've been thinking about adding another service to Paws on the Run. After humming and hawing, and lots of second guessing, I've finally decided to add to our repertoire of services. So I'd like to officially announce the launch of Paws on the Run Photography!

If you book a photo session, it won't be done at the daycare. We'll either meet at your house, or at a dog park or any other location where your furry friends are comfortable. These will be candid photos of your pet having fun. That could be diving off a dock, playing fetch, racing through the fields or even just hanging out on the couch. You'll find a lot more information on the Photography Website so give it a look and let me know what you think.

If you are interested in a photo session, give us a call but our earliest appointment won't be until June 22 as I still have a few things to get settled before then.

And don't worry, we'll still be taking photos as usual of your pets at the daycare!

And stay tuned... we'll be announcing a contest soon on how you can win a free photo session!


Isn't she gorgeous?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Faces

We've had lots of new faces around here lately it has been hard to keep up with photos. Let me introduce a few of them...

This is Cooper. He is even cuter in real life. He is super fun, spunky and friendly.

Keara started off acting a little shy but after a few visits she is now all smiles.

It was Tundy's first day yesterday. He reminds us all of Rory and not just in looks. He has the same wild play style and sense of fun when you point a camera at him. All the pictures we took are of him giving us goofy faces.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pretty Please?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Out of the Blue

We haven't seen Blue in a very long time! He was just a pup last time he visited but now he is all grown up.