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Happy New Year 2019!
Pampered Paws is now accepting Venmo & Zelle as payment options.

Venmo
What is Venmo?
Venmo allows you to pay and request money from your friends. At its core, Venmo provides a social way to pay your friends when you owe them money and don’t want to deal with cash. For example:

Splitting a lunch bill
Paying your friend half of a cab fare
Sending your roommate your half of the rent
Using Venmo as a payment method in authorized partner apps
Do I need a Venmo account to send money?
Pay family and friends with Venmo accounts using a phone number or email. If they don’t have a Venmo account, they’ll just need to create one. … When you send money using your Venmo balance, bank account, debit card or prepaid card, we waive fees so it’s free. Our standard 3% fee applies to credit cards.

Pay with ZELLE
What is Zelle?
Zelle is a free and a quick way to make person to person payments, using your banks app. Money transferred using Zelle moves directly from one bank account to another … If the recipient’s bank is a participating bank the recipient simply needs to register for the service through their bank’s website or mobile app with an email address or phone number. If your bank does not support Zelle you can download the standalone Zelle app. I bank with Wells Fargo. Here’s a list of the current participating banks: https://www.zellepay.com/get-started

Etiquette and Service Dogs

Molly Burke, a blind social media influencer and inspirational speaker says that her guide dog Gallop is her “Tesla to your Toyota”. This is not meant to demean our furry friends but guide dogs are solely responsible for leading their owners through crowded sidewalks, around obstacles, and across busy streets. Guide dogs are not the only important service animals. Service dogs are assistance animals that aid humans who suffer from hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, diabetes and other ailments.

            If you see a service animal in public, it is important to remember that they are conducting a vital task. Stopping to pet or distract one of these animals can be extremely detrimental to the owner. It should be evident that they are service animals by a printed collar or vest. As cute as they may be, they are working and it is important to not disturb these animals.

How Can My Dog Become More Social?

There are many different personalities that come with our best friends, but increasing their comfort can greatly impact their sociability with other dogs and people. If your dog is timid or afraid of other animals, a great place to start can be daily walks. Walking outside allows for the pet to experience new situations which creates unfamiliar situations. Once the animal is able to realize that they are safe in different situations it will allow for more comfort and trust alongside the owner. It is important to keep in mind that conditioning dogs to be social is not an immediate result. Additionally, their personality and age plays a large role in the productivity of the socializing. Puppies are often more susceptible to socializing because they are young but it is not to say that you can not teach old dogs new tricks! Socializing is a possibility as long as your animal feels safe and protected in the environments that they are being exposed to.