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While the Summer heat is a welcome guest for many South Florida residents, our pets may not feel the same way. If you have a fury dog breed or one that is not naturally used to living and playing in hotter, more humid weather, you have to monitor him or her to ensure they do not get overheated. In addition to paying attention to your dogs’ behavior, here are some other tips on how to help your dog stay cool this Summer.

Leave the A/C On

It's tempting to turn off your air conditioning when you leave the house to save money, but your pets will need it while you're out. Ideally, you should keep shades drawn to keep the house from heating up too much, particularly windows that get full sun, so your pets will be safe and cool indoors. If you don't

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How the coronavirus relates to animals like cats, dogs, horses, and others is not yet totally clear. What we do know, however, is that pet-owners should take precautions to keep both themselves and their pets healthy and corona-free. Here are some suggestions on keeping your pet safe during the coronavirus.

Can My Pet Contract the Coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the disease is spread to humans through person-to-person contact. There have been no reports of pets or livestock becoming ill or spreading the coronavirus in the U.S. Likewise, the World Health Organization has stated that there is no evidence that dogs or cats have become ill with this particular virus.

Wash Your Hands

Although there is no

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A silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic is the number of rescue animals that have been adopted throughout South Florida. Dogs at one of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control's kennels have a big reason to smile and wag their tails right now.

For the first time in the shelter's history, they all got new homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

"An incredible and joyful thing happened today. For the first time in the history of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, we have completely emptied one of our three dog kennels," the shelter wrote on Facebook.

According to local news station WTHR, The Kennel Two staff celebrated in the empty housing unit -- all 48 double-sided units empty.

Shelter staff thanked the community and their

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The CDC says there’s no evidence that any animals in the U.S. have contracted or can spread the virus. This also means that quarantining them is an unnecessary measure. (And using medical masks, even for entertaining photo ops, is a wasteful and potentially dangerous practice, in light of shortages of these essential supplies at hospitals that really need them.)

Taking Precautions

What remains uncertain is if pets can carry the virus on their fur in the same way that the virus could live on hard surfaces for up to three days (and potentially on soft materials like cardboard boxes or laundry for 24 hours). Because we still have a lot to learn about this novel illness, erring on the side of caution is never a bad idea. There are healthy habits

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Just because you need to socially distance yourself from other people, doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with your dog. Here are some of the best dog parks in the Palm Beaches.

Pooch Pines

This park, designed for off-leash recreation, is fenced and features several areas, including a wash station, shade, benches, and fountains.

Location: Eshleman Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Cinquez Park

Cinquez Park is located immediately north of the intersection on Indiantown Road and Center Street at 2183 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Florida. In 2008. Cinquez is a new park, the construction of which was finished just this year. It’s Jupiter’s first dog park and sits on 13 acres.

Location: 2183 W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33458

Lilac

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Lake Woof Dog Park is a public dog park located in the John Prince Park in Lake Worth, Florida. It was opened in July 2017 and has since become incredibly popular in the community due to its location, size, and amenities.

The four-acre dog park features everything you would want in an off-leash dog park and more. It consists of five enclosed areas for dogs of various sizes to freely run around and play in, with separate areas for small dogs, medium breeds, and large hounds. There are also two dog areas that are used on a rotation basis for maintenance that takes place every Thursday between 12:00 to 3:00 PM. This helps maintain the condition of the park's surface and cleanliness. Each fenced-in area includes plenty of seating, including gazebos

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The town of Jupiter is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches on the East Coast.

Jupiter’s dog-friendly beach areas run along 2.5 mile stretch of beach from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park. You are welcome to bring your dog and let him or her play off the leash.

Because Jupiter is of the few places where you are allowed to bring your dog to the beach, and because that’s a privileged resident don’t want to lose, the Friends of Jupiter organization has put together the following common-sense rules to keep all beach-goers, both dog and human, happy.  

Dog Beach Rules

  • Only behaved, obedient, well-socialized dogs (and people) should be brought to the beach.  Since

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Paws in the Park is a fun recurring event around Jupiter where dog owners can bring their pets to the beach and interact and meet other local dog-owners. The event includes food, fun, and features many pet-focused business offering you information and products to improve the life of your pet.

Dog Costume Contest

On the main stage at 1:00pm and again at 3:30pm will be the Costume Contest for your pets! We have a $100 pet gift card up for grabs!

We have 15 open slots for the 1:00pm contest and 15 open slots for the 3:30pm contest. To get registered please come to the main stage when the show opens at 11am and sign up for the 1:00pm or 3:30pm contest.

Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, November 16, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Where:

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Jupiter has a lot of fun dog parks, aside from those though, it also offers a variety of fun activities for you and your fur baby this Fall.

Pucci & Catana

Dolce & Gabana for dogs, Pucci & Catana is a luxury boutique filled with goodies. They have accessories, toys, treats and much more to reward your dog for being a good boy. They're located in Harbourside Place so you can grab lunch with your pup too.

Location: 108 Breakwater Ct., Jupiter. 561-320-9968.

K-9 Corner 

Your dog probably isn't allowed to dig at home, but at K-9 Corner that's what it's all about. Located in the sand dunes of 45-acre Jonathan Dickinson State Park, your dog can run around and dig up sand on a quarter acre with other dogs. There are faucets around the area to keep

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If you like to play dress-up with your pooch, or you just enjoy seeing how creative other dogs moms and dads in Palm Beach can be, CityPlace has the event for you.

 

On October 28th, show up ready to be overwhelmed with cuteness, or enter your pet in the Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest at CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach. Registration begins at 11am, and you must be registered by 11:45am in order to participate in the contest at noon.

 

There is a minimum $5 donation per pet, and four lucky finalists will win prizes.

Don’t have a dog??? Meet adorable adoptable pets from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League from 11am-3pm, and NAME YOUR OWN ADOPTION FEES!

There will also be a pet photographer, music, games, and more.

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