Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Check out Rich's Backyard Birds, Maxx and Gigi's Dog Bakery and Boutique and Dog Gone Holistic for gifts for your furry and feathered friends.
Why travel great distances to purchase gifts this holiday season? The Bloomingdale-Riverview area has a wealth of small businesses that carry a unique array of gifts for every member of the family. Here are some of my favorites: For the nature lover or the child with an innate curiosity about all things scientific, Rich's Backyard Birds offers gifts shoppers won't find anywhere else. Owner Rich Crete sells a large selection of science kits for kids ages 4 to 12 including crystal-growing kits, Disgusting Science, a solar science kit, a kit to build a potato clock, a backyard explorer kit, a magic science kit, ant hills and live butterfly gardens. "They're really neat, fun and kids learn something that doesn't involve a television screen…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Dog Gone Holistic will host its fifth annual Dog Gone Healthy Pet Fest Saturday.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
While you're busy rushing around purchasing holiday gifts for family and friends, don't forget the furry friends in your life. Dog Gone Holistic, 5620 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., Lithia, will host its fifth annual Dog Gone Healthy Pet Fest Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the store and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the store. Several tents in the parking lot will feature pet products, holistic dog food companies, local pet businesses and gift basket raffles to support pet charities. Smokey Bones of Brandon and Kona Ice will sell food and drinks and music will be provided by Pure Power Productions. Inside the store, Dog Gone Holistic will offer free samples and pet treats along with 15 percent off all …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Pet store gives gift ideas and safety tips for pets during the holiday season
On Dec. 4, Dog Gone Holistic sponsored the third annual Dog Gone Healthy Pet Fest. More than 400 local pet owners showed up to support the event, collecting free samples of holistic foods and treats, and learning how to keep their pets healthy. The health fair comes at a great time of year to remind pet owners the importance of keeping their pets healthy and happy during the holiday season. Kim Tom, who owns Dog Gone Holistic with her husband Chris, says there are several dangers that present themselves during the Christmas holidays, and owners should be informed. "Beware of Christmas tree ornaments such as garland and tinsel which can cause blockages if ingested," said Tom. "Poinsettias are also poisonous if ingested. This can be a …