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POOCHES FOR PURRS – A PAWTY for Toronto Cat Rescue

You’re invited to a pawsh pet party benefitting Toronto Cat Rescue!

Cosmopawlitan is a proud supporter of Toronto Cat Rescue.

Come join us on Saturday May 7th! We’ll be cheering on our canines as their strut their stuff on the catwalk in the latest spring fashions. Take part in our awesome pawty favours, with all proceeds donated to Toronto Cat Rescue.
Pooches for Purrs - Toronto Cat Rescue pawty
Pawty Favours Include:

  • Professional pet portrait, courtesy of Echo1Photography for a donation of your choice to Toronto Cat Rescue
  • Deluxe Pawdicure including paw soak, massage and nail pawlish application, courtesy of Sadie & Mitz
  • Special $10 nail trim by Cosmopawlitan, all proceeds donated to Toronto Cat Rescue
  • Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for both parents + pets; introducing treats from Human Grade Doggie Cuisine

This is a free event so please stop by and help us raise funds to Toronto Cat Rescue. Leashed cats and dogs welcome!

To join in on the conversation, check out our Facebook event page!
To see our photo album of Toronto Cat Rescue cats that have found forever homes through Cosmopawlitan, click here!

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April Showers…

Spring Cleaning

After a long cold winter, spring has finally arrived! It’s time to have a look at all of those worn out collars, harnesses, leashes, clothing, bedding, carriers, toys, dishes and make some decisions – donate; toss; or keep.

There are many needy families out there with pets. Consider donating items that your pet is bored of. Cosmopawlitan has a donation bin for your reusable pet items and for pet food. Items will be delivered to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Clean and keep anything in reasonably good shape that is still in regular use. The rest can be replaced with something fresh for the new season. Like people, pets perk up when they get new things too!

Spring Showers

There’s nothing like a refreshing wash and haircut to help our pets feel clean and like new! Spring has been rainy and mucky and the perfect time for a dog bath!

Bathing your pet is great for bonding. Some dogs love getting bathed and others find it stressful. For a positive experience, parents can introduce the idea to their dogs (or cats) while they are young and keep it relaxing and fun. Reward generously with praise and yummy treats during and after the bath.

If your dog is very uncomfortable, start by wetting your dog’s paws only, on a weekly basis. After a few weeks, start to wash their legs as well. This will help your pup get use to the idea of washing. When it is time for the full bath, your dog will be more comfortable with water.

For those without the necessary equipment at home, try Cosmopawlitan’s self-serve bath. Whether you do it at home or somewhere else, remember to always keep it positive!

April 22 is Earth Day

Here are 5 tips on eco-friendly living with your pets:

1. Use biodegradable poop bags;
2. Use environmentally-friendly cat litter such as recycled newspaper, corn or pine (these are also safer for your pet since less chemicals are used);
3. Compost cat litter and dog poop;
4. Help reduce pet overpopulation by having your pet spayed or neutered (this is also healthier for your pet
5. Protect wildlife by keeping your dog leashed and your cat indoors.

From our April 2011 e-newsletter. To get pet care information delivered straight to your email, along with our latest store events and promotions, sign up on the the front page of our website (form on bottom right-hand corner).

Whatta Pup! Classes start August 29th

WhattaPup! classes at Cosmopawlitan

5 weekly classes start on Sunday, August 29th.

Puppy Socialization group classes are for puppies age 9 – 16 weeks. This fun-filled five week Socialization Class prepares you for surviving and enjoying puppyhood with your new addition! Small breed class on Sundays at 11am; Medium/Large breed class on Sundays at 12:30pm.

Basic Training group classes are for dogs over 16 weeks. This five week Group Class covers all the basics you need in order to enrich your relationship with your pup and have a polite, well-mannered dog. Classes are on Sundays at 2:30pm and 4pm.

Spaces are very limited. Register online at www.whattapup.ca. Call 647-893-5580 or email info@whattapup.ca for more information.

FAQs: Pet Food

It is important to your pet’s long term health to feed a nutritious diet. Cosmopawlitan can help you make the right choices.

Q: How do I decide which food is best for my pet?

A: There are a few things to ask yourself when selecting a pet food. What breed is your pet? How old is your pet? What is your pet’s activity level? Does your pet have any sensitivities, allergies or medical conditions? Each of these will help determine what food your pet will thrive on.

Q: Dry food vs. Wet food?

A: Wet and dry foods offer different benefits to your pet, all of which are essential to your pet’s well-being. Therefore a mixture of both dry and wet food is recommended.

Q: How do I switch pet foods?
A: The proper way to switch your pet from the food they are eating now to a new food is to do it gradually over a few days to a few weeks (depending on how finicky your pet is). During the transition period, progressively add more of the new food to the old food starting from a ratio of 1:4 (new to old) until he/she is consuming only the new food.

For more information on selecting a healthy food for your pet, visit us seven days a week and we will be happy to help you.

Voted one of Toronto’s Best Pet Stores!

Cosmopawlitan - Best Pet Store

That is so cool! Their review page has a picture of our storefront when we were closed, but come by and check us out during store hours. We promise you’ll have fun looking at all of the products that we carry!

We also wanted to note that we carry a lot of Canadian brand pet foods, a good selection of treats, and that like most of the other pet stores listed, we offer professional grooming too!

60% off Winter Apparel!

Every time we think “Finally! Winter is over,” Mother Nature catches up and tosses cold, wind and snow at us along the Harbourfront!

To help you get through the chilly dog walks, we are holding a Winter Special all week – from Saturday, February 20 to Sunday, February 28!

Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa - Winter Apparel Sale

Purchase a winter coat at regular price, and enjoy 60% off a second winter apparel of equal or lesser value. While supplies last, so don’t delay before your size is gone!

Howl-O-Ween ’09 Recap

Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate “Howl-O-Ween” at Cosmopawlitan! We loved all of the fun and interesting costumes. The dogs had a great time making new friends too!

All of the participants:

A great array of costumes were presented, from a clown, to a giraffe, to a heroic firefighter, and more!

Prize Details:
First Place – Full Grooming session
Second Place – Full Day Pet Stay and Spa session

Drumroll please!

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2nd Place Tie: Congratulations to Oscar (mini dachshund) a.k.a. Daddy Cool and Musashi (yorkie) a.k.a. Giraffe!

1st Place: Congratulations to Olive and Otis from Where the Wild Things Are!