Second Hope Circle's June newsletter 2014 - includes summer safety, fun and upcoming events!
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Our New 'Safe Sun' Education Campaign Plus Some Summer Fun for Your Pets

Safe Sun Campaign!

Summer Fun for your pets

Our Upcoming Events

Safe Sun Campaign!
            Our newest education campaign is gearing up, directed at educating people about summer safety for their pets! We've all seen the news reports and campaigns attempting to get people to stop leaving their pets in hot cars. Yet we keep seeing it year after year! We thought here at Second Hope Circle that we would add our voice to the mix and hopefully educate even more people... and we can't do it without YOU!

How can you help? Visit our website and download our 'safe sun' thank you cards. When you're out and about, running errands or going for walks with your pets keep an eye out for awesome pet owners practicing 'safe sun'. These are the owners that bring water on their walks to the park for their pooch, they're the people that walk their pet around the parking lot at the grocery store instead of leaving them in a hot car for 'just a minute'. They're the awesome neighbour that warns you they're going to set off fireworks, so you can ensure your own pets are secure and safe. They're also the cool people who walk their pets early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hot sun. Positive reinforcement is a great way to encourage people to continue responsible activities with their pets!

THANK those people! They deserve it! Hand out those cards and then come back and send us an email! We want to hear all about those awesome pet owners that practice safe sun and got a thank you card! If you have photos even better! 

Summer Fun for Your Pets
             Summer is almost officially here! I'm so excited and I hope you are too! There are so many great activities in the summer and many of them can include your pet! Below we've included a few ideas on how to have some summer safe fun with your pet. Let us know if you use any of them!

Travelling? Check out pet friendly accommodations!

Need to board your pooch? We've heard Dogs at Camp is fun!

Want to go to an event? There are TONS of pet friendly events across Ontario. Some specifically directed at pets and some that you can bring your pet to. 

Dog events in Canada -


Ontario Events Calendar -

Check out our 'Keeping Cool in the Summer' fact sheet for tons of awesome ideas to keep your pets cool. This includes dogs, cats and small animals!

Check out ModernDog Magazine's list of summer fun things to do!

Have a reptile? Did you know that Ontario has several reptile expo's every year? Why not get some new cage enrichment for your favourite friend?

ADOPT or FOSTER this summer! We have lots of adoptable pets on our website! If you can't find your perfect match let us know and we'll connect you to other organizations! Not sure about adding another commitment to your home this summer? Foster a pet and find out how FUN it is!

Come Visit us at these Events!
 June 22nd: Pooch Party at Richmond Green Park (Richmond Hill ON) -

 August 16th: Pawlooza at the Plunkett Estate (London ON) -

 September 21st: Bunfest at the Rob Rumball Centre for the Deaf (Toronto ON) -

Do you have an event you'd like us to attend? Send us an email and we'll be happy to look into it! Vendor fee must be under $50 (preferably under $25 or free!).

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