Weekend Getaways: Fun for You and Your Dog

Fishers, Indiana: August 21, 2009 – Fall is the perfect time to take a weekend getaway. Whether it’s a drive in the country to watch the Autumn leaves change color, a football game at your alma mater, a wedding or family function, or just for a break from routine, you can relax and have the peace of mind that your precious pet is being well taken care of by the dedicated staff of kennel professionals at Beverly’s Pet Campus.

Your pet can also enjoy the Fall weather. You can arrange for your dog to take a romp in our private, fully enclosed Bark Park. Or how about pampering your pet with a bath in our revolutionary Hydrosurge® Bathing System, which makes bathing faster and easier than ever before, while providing an invigorating massage that keeps them calm and relaxed throughout the bath.

To help control your vacation budget, check our money-saving Boarding Kennel and Bark Park coupons.

To reserve space for your pet’s weekend getaway, call us at 317-773-6550.

Thinking About Getting a Dog? Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Fishers, Indiana: August 1, 2009Are you considering getting a dog for your family or yourself? If so, you should consider adopting from the Humane Society or other "rescue" agency rather than buying from a pet store. Many pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills. Only 20% of pet dogs are adopted, yet millions fill shelters every year, and many of those are euthanized if not adopted.

Adopt Spikey

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The Humane Society of Indianapolis (HSI) is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life.  Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, HSI treats all Central Indiana animals with dignity and respect; to live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. HSI provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for both adoptable animals and owned animals through public training classes, and outreach through their community and shelter programs.

[pullquote cite=”Spikev” type=”right”]I’m a handsome, young 8-month-old Labrador Retriever mix. I LOVE to play and get all squishy and affectionate when petted. I also love the company of other dogs. Please visit me today – I’d love to be part of your family![/pullquote]The Humane Society of Indianapolis receives animals from individuals who are no longer able to care for their pet. Animals remain available for adoption as long as their good health and behavior continue. All animals that are available for adoption have passed an evaluation based on their known history, health, and behavior. The adoption process can
take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the information needed from you and the number of pets going home at the same time. Adoption prices range from $75 to $150 depending on species, breed and age. The "Pets for People" program offers companion pets to individuals 60 years of age and older at a reduced adoption fee. Seniors receive a discount of $50 off the adoption fee.

All HSI adoptions include:

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  • Health check
  • Spay or Neuter
  • First round of Distemper / Parvo vaccine for dogs (DA2P-PV)
  • Bordetella vaccine for dogs

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  • Canine Heartworm screening for dogs
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  • First deworming
  • Flea treatment
  • Certificate for INITIAL vet visit

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  • Microchip identification & registration
  • Pet Behavior Resources
  • Pet training discount
  • 30 days of ShelterCare Pet Insurance

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The Humane Society of Indianapolis is located at 7929 North Michigan Road in Indianapolis. For more information, including photos and descriptions of dogs currently available, visit their website, www.indyhumane.org, or call 317-872-5650. Dogs are also available for adoption in Central Indiana through the Humane Society of Hamilton County, www.hamiltonhumane.com.

For information about the role Humane Society plays in protecting our pets, or to adopt a pet outside of the Indianapolis area, visit the Humane Society of the United States web site, visit www.hsus.org.
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Social Networking Grows at Beverly’s Bark Park

Fishers, Indiana: June 8, 2009 – Social Networking isn't limited to just the Internet. At Beverly's Bark Park, dog owners and their are forming social networks of their own. Started as informal gatherings centered around the Bark Park's "Yappy Hour," these organic groups are now meeting seven days a week, with the largest attendance Mondays through Fridays.

Beverly's Bark Park features water stations, park benches, a gazebo, and space for dogs to run & play.

Beverly's Bark Park is a secure, completely enclosed, members-only facility. The beautiful 4-acre park, part of Beverly's Pet Campus, combines the wide open spaces dogs needs to run and play with amenities their owners want for comfort, convenience and safety.

Yappy Hour happens every day from 4:30 – 7:00 P.M. Bark Park members gather together to meet and greet, and share their common bond as pet lovers, while their precious pets burn energy chasing birds and playing together in the park.

In addition to Yappy Hour, the groups Love for Labs and the Puggle Social Group have planned special events at Beverly's Bark Park this summer. For more information about these events, or to book a tour of Beverly's boarding kennel and Bark Park, call 317-773-6550.

Along with a number of "Recession-Buster Specials" on kennel boarding and Bark Park memberships, a free "Day Pass" for non-members and their dogs (restrictions apply) is available on their web site, www.BeverlysPetCampus.com.

About Beverly's Pet Campus: Beverly's, a member of the American Boarding Kennel Association since 1995, serves pets, and their owners, in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and surrounding communities. Their state-of-the-art kennel provides short and long-term boarding, as well as bathing services.