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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).

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Celebration with a Cause

1st Anniversary

*A portion of raffle proceeds will go to the Toronto Cat Rescue

We can’t believe a full year has passed! Thank you to our fantastic customers for supporting us and for letting us know what you are looking for in your neighbourhood pet boutique + spa. We always welcome feedback and strive to improve our offerings and service so that you can have a more enjoyable experience at Cosmopawlitan.

Come and join us to celebrate our First Anniversary this Saturday!

This day is for YOU if…
– you are looking to give a forever home to an adoptable cat
– you want the chance to win an awesome and luxurious prize for your pet while supporting Toronto Cat Rescue
– you need pet food advice
– you need pet training advice
– you want some free stuff
– you just want to bring your dog (and family) to a welcoming place on a Saturday!

Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event!

478 Queens Quay West, Toronto | 416-598-4700

Cosmopawlitan Spring Snaps Contest Winner…Sir Henry!

Congratulations to Sir Henry, Laura M. and Mike D.M. for winning our Spring Snaps photo hunt contest!

Sir Henry will be enjoying a Full Grooming session, courtesy of Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa.

We hope they had as much fun taking the photos as we had viewing them! Check out their fantastic photos below:

1. At the PawsWay

2. At HTO Park

3. With a boat in the background

4. At Harbourfront

5. At Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa

Contest: Cosmopawlitan Spring Snaps

You’re invited to take part in Cosmopawlitan’s Spring Snaps photo hunt contest, and the chance to win a free Full Grooming Session for your pet at Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa!

Entries must include one photograph of your pet at each of the five listed locations. The winning entry will be chosen by random draw of valid entries.

Locations:
1. Your pet, at the PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre
2. Your pet, at one of the following parks: Little Norway Park, Music Gardens, HTO Park
3. Your pet, with a boat on Lake Ontario in the background
4. Your pet, at the Harbourfront Community Centre (NOT to be confused with Harbourfront Centre)
5. Your pet, at Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa

Prizes:
All non-winning eligible entries will receive 15% off their next pet spa service at Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa!
Grand Prize – One free Full Grooming Service (up to $110 value)
First Runner-Up – 50% off one Full Grooming Service and a free half day Pet Stay Service (up to $70 value)
Second Runner-Up – One free full day Pet Stay Service ($30 value)

How to Enter:
1. Deadline: Photographs must be received by Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 11:59:59PM EST.
2. Please keep photographs under 2MB each.
3. Rename photographs with the following format: LastName_PetName_LocationNumber.jpg (ex. Smith_Fido_2.jpg)
4. E-mail photos to contest@CosmopawlitanPets.com
5. When submitting your photographs, include your name, your pet’s name, phone number and e-mail address.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Photographs must be in focus and the only subject should be of your pet
2. Photographs must be taken with a digital camera and must be in JPEG format (minimum resolution is 640 x 400 pixels at 72 dpi).
3. Photographs should be newly taken (between April 13th-30th, 2009).
4. Photographs must be your own original, unaltered work. Do not submit someone else’s photograph as your own.
5. Please limit your submission to five photographs – one for each location.
6. Only one entry per pet will be accepted.

Terms and Conditions:
By submitting your photographs, you agree to grant Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in print, electronic or other media. You retain copyright to the photographs and we will publish your name with it unless you request your name to be withheld.

Winter Specials at Cosmopawlitan!

Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa
Come check out our ongoing winter specials! There are many ways to save:
1) Short-haired breeds can enjoy 30% off baths
2) Enjoy a free Pet Stay with $50 purchase on merchandise
3) We are introducing a new spa treatment, our Deluxe Pawdicure. (details here)

Visit our website or come see us in-store to learn more about these promotions!