No Grooming Sept. 27-29

Our groomers will be attending the Groom Expo for the weekend learning lots of new tricks and skills to improve our grooming experiences for your pets. Sorry to say that nail trims etc will not be available during this time. Please mark your calendars.

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Dog Swim 2018

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 11am-3pm.
The Dog Swim sponsored by Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming and the Athens City Pool is always a fun time and this year it benefits the Athens County Humane Society‘s low cost spay/neuter clinics. Bring your dogs of any size to romp and play and swim. Sun, Fun and Dogs – you can’t have a better day than that!

$5 per dog to enter; larger donations are welcome : )

This year there will be a zero point entry, a section for small dogs only and splash pad fun – bring your cameras!

New guidelines – PLEASE brush your dog prior to coming to the event. Brushing stations will also be set up outside the pool but your dogs will likely not want to stand still for a brushing session. The new pool filtration system is more involved than in the past, please help us be invited back by brushing and also rinsing your dog by the pool prior to them entering the water. Dogs should also be rinsed before leaving the event, as some chlorine will be in the water, although at low levels which are considered safe.

The City of Athens requires that dogs be current with vaccinations and paperwork should be shown at the entrance. Core vaccinations as set forth by AAHA (Distemper Virus, Parvovirus, parainfluenza, Adenovirus-2 – the 5-in-1 vaccination) must have been received within the past three years. Puppy boosters must be up-to-date and is set at every 4 wks until 16wks old and a booster at 1 year of age. Rabies must also be given within the past 3 years for adult dogs and within the year for dogs under 2 years old. Bordetella should have been given in the past year.

Tennis balls will be supplied. If you bring a toy, it is at your own risk.

Humans are NOT allowed in the water, including the zero entry area due to concerns set forth by the Department of Health.

Please do not force dogs into the water. If they are scared, just let them run around and have fun. Forcing tentative dogs into the pool will not be allowed.

Children must be supervised closely and are not allowed on diving boards, slides or in the water at any time.

Please leave aggressive dogs at home for everyone’s safety.

Dogs in heat are not permitted at the event.


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Found Kittens?

KITTENS. Everyone is finding kittens. Local rescues are full. There are not enough fosters.

Options: 1. Foster the kittens for a rescue 2. Use your network of people to find a foster for the kittens 3. Get on waiting lists with a rescue 4. (our favorite) Foster/find a foster and re-home the kittens – please make sure they get spayed/neutered. Yes, we know they aren’t your cats – but not ensuring they get fixed will increase the likelihood that you will find more kittens in a month, 4 months, a year… The Athens County Humane Society holds low cost clinics all year round. They serve everyone, regardless of income. Charge a re-homing fee to cover your costs.

Our networks are saturated. You have different contacts than we or the rescues have. Please use them to your advantage.

Visit our website for SAFE ways to re-home pets.

THANK YOU for caring and trying to help the helpless.

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Experienced Groomer Needed


We are so busy we need another groomer! We are looking for an experienced, patient, friendly, hardworking, dedicated, nice, people friendly, pet friendly, cooperative, willing to work with others, love what you do, dependable, groomer to come work with us in our busy shop. Opportunity for full or part-time hours and every other Saturday.  Willingness to step in and help out with other hours if other groomers are ill or need time off.

Must be able to lift large dogs 60lbs+. We do have hydraulic tables. Must have reliable transportation. Please be fun to work with and love animals.

Cat grooming a plus but not required.

Please drop off resume and references at the shop or email. Excellent store discounts and pay is based on experience and very generous. Apply at Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming, 940 E. State Street, Athens OH 45701/Email:

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Rate your Pet Food/Recall Notifications

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Have you signed up to get email notifications about recalls for your pet food? Dog Food Advisor and Truth About Pet Food are valuable resources. Visit these websites and sign up. While you are there, check out how your pet food rates. If you don’t buy it at Friendly Paws, you may be surprised by what you find.

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In Case You Haven’t Heard…

we love puppies

We will never sell ANY live animal for profit. All pets who come from chain pet stores are coming from unsavory conditions and dealers. Use your voice, don’t shop in chains who support misery. Looking for a cat or dog? Adopt through Looking for fish or a pocket pet? Our local pet shop Fish N’ Stuff is an ethical shop which carries reptiles and fish. We love Athens because Athens loves LOCALLY OWNED!

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What Are You Feeding Your Pet?

Beneful – such a pretty bag! Look at all those veggies and meats! And the price, you would think you are feeding your dog a good-for-him diet right? Unfortunately you would be wrong. Most grocery store foods are not made from quality ingredients. Feed your pets better for LESS at Friendly Paws!

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