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Easter's Not Just For Kids Anymore
Spring Forward Sunday With An Eye On Safety
Euthanasia Drug Found In Dog Food Prompts Recall
Fall Pet Health And Safety & Declutter For A Cause
Chuy's Tex-Mex Restaurant Wants to Immortalize Your Dog's Photo On It's Walls


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Easter's Not Just For Kids Anymore

Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Memorial Recreation Park

Location:  1399 Kenmore Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, US, 22401

Mark your calendars for the annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt! This dog friendly event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 24, 2018 at Kenmore Park in Fredericksburg, VA, US. Admission is $5 for up to two dogs. .

Bring your dogs and come join the fun for this annual event! This is a great way to get out and play with your favorite furry friend. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. A small dog area will also be available for dogs under 15lbs. Pre-registration requested. All dog parents must sign release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy.

16th Annual Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5k Run
Benefiting the Richmond SPCA, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts

Location:  2519 Hermitage Rd, Richmond, VA 23220

Mark your calendars for 16th Annual Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5k Run! This dog friendly event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on March 24, 2018 at Robins-Starr Humane Center in Richmond, VA, US. Admission is $20-$55.

Participate in our chip-timed 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk for people only, sponsored by Williams Mullen or our dog-friendly one-mile Dog Jog, brought to you by Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC or do both! Throughout the morning you can learn about some of the latest family-friendly and pet-related products during our vendor fair, sponsored by Dominion Energy at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. Don't miss out on our Kids' Fun Zone and the Pets' Fun Zone, brought to you by The Petco Foundation and the Virginia Veterinary Centers Pet Wellness Tent that's packed full of fun activities for the whole family. Celebrate a beloved person or pet and purchase a Race Course Tribute sign, sponsored by OrthoVirginia.

Spring Forward Sunday With An Eye On Safety

Check For Recalls On Daylight
Savings To Save Lives

Sunday, March 12 is daylight saving time and families everywhere will be turning the clock forward and checking other safety essentials around the house, like changing smoke detector batteries.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA would like you to encourage you to also check your vehicle for open recalls.
After you update the clocks, remember to visit the vet to get
your pets started on flea and tick preventatives.

Use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-Up tool on at least twice a year to see if any of your vehicles are under a recall. To help remember, time the recall check with daylight saving time—every March when setting clocks forward and every November when setting clocks back.

Sunday, March 12 between 1-4 pm, NHTSA will host a #CheckForRecalls Tweet Up to chat about the latest recalls and safety campaigns. Follow the conversation using the hashtag #CheckForRecalls and they will respond to as many questions and comments as they can!

Euthanasia Drug Found In Dog Food Prompts Recall

The U.S Food and Drug Administration, FDA announced a recall for Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food, because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus.

The states included are Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016.

So far, five dogs have become ill and one has died after eating the product with lot number 1816E06HB13.
(© 2017 WTSP 8:02 AM. EST February 07, 2017 )

For more information on this and other FDA product recalls and withdrawals go to

Fall Pet Health And Safety & Declutter For A Cause

Prepare Your Pets For Autumn

The crisp weather and color-changing leaves make it a great time to spruce up your home, go for a drive, walk your pets or cozy up indoors.  But with all those things comes the potential for unexpected challenges. Follow these safety tips provided by the ASPCA to keep your furry friends safe and healthy during the fall season. ASPCA's Autumn Safety Tips

As we open the door to fall please enjoy this best of summer slideshow.  
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Paw Keepers Best of Summer Reel

Prince William Humane Society Woof Trax Shoe Collection Drive September 15 - November 15, 2016 

Do you have shoes you’ve never really worn taking up space in your closet? Are there tennis shoes that are too small for your son’s feet but with life still in them lingering under his bed? Would you be willing to donate these shoes to charity so someone in a developing nation who can’t afford shoes can have a pair to wear to school, work or to safely walk down the street? 

Prince William Humane Society is participating in the nationwide Woof Trax Shoe Collection Drive to raise funds for their new No Tails Left Behind Adopt Shop. Prince William Humane Society will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit the homeless pets of Prince William County who will be housed and cared for at the new No Tails Left Behind Adopt Shop. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at local drop sites listed on the flyer below.  Click here to read the full press realease.

Current Paw Keepers clients can give us a call and we'll be happy to come to your home to pick up and drop off your donated shoes. To schedule a pick-up call (703) 445-8090 or email

PS:  Hooray!  J. F. Pattie Sr. Elementary and A. Henderson Elementary have joined the cause as collection locations!

Chuy's Tex-Mex Restaurant Wants to Immortalize Your Dog's Photo On It's Walls

Chuy’s Tex-Mex restaurant celebrates its Woodbridge grand opening on Tuesday, and they want to adorn the walls of the La Chihuahua Bar with framed pictures of local dogs. Guests that bring in a framed photo of their dog receive a free appetizer.

Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1982, Chuy’s serves authentic, affordable Tex-Mex fare made to order from fresh ingredients and in an atmosphere full of fun and attitude. Chuy’s has earned the reputation across Texas and throughout the Southeast for being the most fun and friendly spot to enjoy real Mexican food at a great price.

"We are thrilled to open our doors in Woodbridge,” said Lance Smith, Area Supervisor for Chuy’s in Northern Virginia. “We cannot wait for the community to experience our passion for food and our fun and quirky style. Diners can expect a vibrant atmosphere complete with an Elvis Shrine, the La Chihuahua Bar, featuring a “school” of hand-carved wooden fish, metal palm trees and a hubcap-covered ceiling, and most importantly, framed photos of local dogs." 

The menu will showcase outstanding Tex-Mex dishes featuring family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, all made fresh to order from the restaurant’s all scratch kitchen. Standout dishes sure to satisfy those looking for authentic, heartwarming flavors include the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas – freshly roasted, hand pulled chicken and cheese enchiladas smothered in Boom-Boom sauce made from roasted New Mexican green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro, lime juice and melted cheese; the “Big as Yo’ Face” Burrito – a homemade 12″ flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans, cheese and a choice of sizzling fajita steak or chicken; and Chile Rellenos – a fresh Anaheim pepper fire roasted and filled with choice of cheese, seasoned ground sirloin, oven-roasted chicken or shrimp, all battered and fried to perfection, and served with one of Chuy's’ signature sauces.

Chuy’s Woodbridge, located at 2641 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge, will be open daily for lunch and dinner at 11am, open Sunday through Thursday until 10pm and Saturday and Sunday until 11pm. Weekdays from 4pm to 7pm, the restaurant will offer happy hour drink specials and a Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, an unlimited build-your-own nacho station with chips, salsa, queso, ground sirloin and more.  

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