Thursday, November 27, 2014

What are Pet Owners Thankful For?

What do your pets do that make you thankful for them?

1. They give the best hugs
2. They are compliant even when you need a hug and they're asleep.
3. They are excellent nap time pals.
4. They're always there for you.
5. They trust you and you trust them.
6. They greet you with so much love and the most adorable smiles.
7. Kisses! Even beaked, they give you the sweetest kisses just when you need them.
8. They are patient as you get your tricks just right.
9. They're there to comfort you when you need them.
10. They make you so happy when you wake up together and they're just the cutest.
11. They give great high fives.
12. Will calmly warm your chest and heart with their big hugs.
13. They patiently wait for you when you need to get stuff done.
14. They are the best people to hang out with and do nothing with.
15. They never want you to leave.
16. Pets are seriously the best thing to happen to humans.
17. Just when you think they cant get any cuter, they cuddle with each other.
18. Because furry, feathered or otherwise, your pet is someone to be thankful for.

For the entire story, please click on this link:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What Some Seniors Are Thankful For

#1) "Family of course....the story of their lives is my favorite adventure."

#2) "Medicine, and my doctors."

#3) "Forgiveness my friend, forgiveness."

#4) "The government"

#5) " is amazing what can be done today."

"Take a moment to stop and have a conversation with someone much older than you are, thank them for their wisdom, and appreciate them for it."

For their full stories, please visit:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Military Kids & Stress - Pets help

Pets Help with Military Stress!

This study examined 300 middle and high school students who had parents apart of active military. Of those whom had a currently deployed parent, most of them had a strong bond with a pet.
To be able to cope with stress, the relationship between the child and the pet has to be close. Not just having the pet indoors.
Due to this research - many military installations have subsidized horse stables, dog and cat kennels, and vet clinics. Military housing doesn't charge extra for allowing pets to stay in the houses on the base. However, they will not pay for them to be ship overseas.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Go Vote

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Don't forget to go and vote. Your voice matters

Take Look-a-like's advice.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Doggie Dos and Donts on Halloween

Halloween is Friday, October 31st, 2014. Are you ready?

1. Watch for diet treats. Make sure it does NOT contain Xylitol - which is an artificial sweetener.
2. Look out for chocolates. Especially dark - it can cause increased heart rates, shaking, seizures & even death.
3. Avoid grapes and raisins. They can cause kidney failure.
4. Beware of Macadamia nuts. They can cause hind-leg weakness & fleeting paralysis.

1. Don't allow your dog access to pennies. Pups will eat almost anything - these can cause kidney breakdown.
2. Don't leave harmful objects in your dog's reach.
3. Don't let "scary" visitors and mischievous people approach your dog.
4. Don't leave your pooch wearing his costume unsupervised. You don't want them to get tangled up & choke on it.

**For more info, please visit: 

Friday, October 10, 2014

This Weekend; Disc Dog Competition

This Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, October 11th and 12th, at Dellinger Park.

Don't forget to stop by and see our booth; we will be selling samples of our homemade and all natural dog treats.

We look forward to seeing you!!

For more information about the event, please visit this website,

Here is a link of the day's schedule:

Monday, October 6, 2014

USDDN Disc Dog World Finals

USDDN Disc Dog World Finals


Stop by the USDDN Disc Dog World Finals at Dellinger Park during the weekend of October 11th and 12th, 2014 to see over 200 teams and hundreds of competitors from around the world participating in the fun, amazing sport. Also be sure to stop by the Odds & Ends booth to learn more about our services, purchase sample bags of our homemade all-natural dog treats, and just say 'hi'!

For more information on the competition please visit the website below. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sasha and Heathcliff

Free to loving home:

Sasha and Heathcliff.

The owner will be unable to continue caring for them.

If you know of someone that would enjoy these kitties or you would like to have them for yourself, please private message or send an email to 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kye the Police Dog

     Kye was a 3-year-old Belgian German Shepard; he worked as a K-9 for the Oklahoma City Police Department. He was killed in the line of duty chasing a suspect his owner, Sgt. Ryan Stark, was after. During the chase, the suspect stabbed Kye (whom died the next day in surgery). Sgt. Stark then shot and killed this suspect.

Police dogs have a special attachment to their owners/trainers.
"They are part of you. If you're sleeping, they're probably right next to your bed."

Kye, without a doubt, died a hero.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in Cartersville, Ga

Disc Dog World Finals (October 11th and 12th): At Dellinger Park in Cartersville, Ga. Teams from around the world compete in this competition. Odds & Ends is planning on having a booth set up, so come by and check us out and say hey!
39th Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn (September 20th and 21st): An arts festival at the historic Rose Lawn Museum in Downtown Cartersville. Plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Adairsville


This morning, Fire Chief, Craig Millsap spoke with us about upcoming events such as a fire inspection next month.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend from the Odds & Ends Crew! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pet Friendly Homes

Pet-Friendly Homes

Pet suite
This pet suite includes a tiled washing station with leash tie downs and a hand held sprayer, a pet dryer, a cabinet with built in bedding, a stackable washer/dryer combo, a flat-screen tv and a patio door that open to a dog run.

A quote from the article says, "Some dogs, you know, they're just born into luxury."

A link to the full article:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Pet Market Goes BOOM

Americans own 395 million pets. 96 million cats and 83 million dogs.

Americans have spent nearly 7 billion, yes billion, dollars on high-end dog food alone.

Less then 1 percent of the 180 million cats and dogs in the United States are currently insured.

Pet insurance companies generated nearly $500 million in annual premiums in 2013 alone.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Etowah Valley Humane Society Summer Day Camp

EVHS Summer Day Camp / Family Day

Pet ownership is a very important thing for our younger generation. The Summer Day Camp / Family Day at Etowah Valley Humane Society on Saturday, July 19th, is a great opportunity to learn about ownership; for the whole family.
Below is the brochure for more information!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mr. G and Jellybean

This Video is proof that animals love each other.
Mr. G, the goat, and Jellybean, the donkey, were best friends in their original home. But they were soon separated. They parted the ways with the owners not knowing what was to come.
Mr. G became really depressed, he wouldn't eat or hardly move from one spot. The owner then calls the owner of Jellybean. That owner offered to drive 14 hours to reunite. If you watch the video, you will see the love these two very different animals have for each other.

Just like a quote from the article says: "Never doubt the depth of emotions other animals possess."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 20th 2014

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 20th, 2014 is the 15th Annual Pet Sitters International's 'Take Your Dog to Work Day.' This day was created to celebrate canine companionship and boost adoptions.
Before you do, always check with management and co-workers to ensure everyone is comfortable having dogs in the office. Make everyone aware of general safety tips as well.
Use your best judgment and err on the side of caution. If you are unsure, it's best to just not pet the dog.

It's easy for both dogs and people can get over excited on such a big day. With a little preparation and sharing of information, 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' can be an enjoyable time for everyone involved.

*For more information please visit: 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sadie the Shih Tzu

As you all probably know, we have a new park in town, Lake Point! But unfortunately, they do not allow pets :(

A lady who wanted to watch the ball games but brought her pup, Sadie along. When she got there, she realized she couldn't bring her in. So what does she do? She calls Odds & Ends.

Odds & Ends took care of Sadie while her owner was watching the "Perfect Game" series at Lake Point on Saturday June 7th. After the games were finished, Sadie was delivered back into her owners arms. Her owner was extremely thrilled with our service.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Companion and Healing Pets at Senior Living

Approximately 45 million American households have at least one cat and 57 million have at least one dog.

Pets are reliable companions that have been found to have benefits for their owners' health and well-being. Some benefits include: reduced stress, improved mood, lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol, lower rates of heart disease, and a longer lifespan.

A senior community amenity survey found that accepting pets is by far the most important amenity that a community can provide.

Today, the majority of senior living providers allow residents to keep a small-to-medium sized dog.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Dos and Donts for your pets during the heat of the summer.

Here is the Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for your pets!

#1: DON'T leave your pets in a parked car. The temperatures in the car can jump from 85 to 102 in the matter of 10 minutes.

#2: DO watch the humidity. "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes hear away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels - very quickly"  - Dr. Barry Kellogg

#3: DON'T rely on a fan. Pets respond differently than humans do to the fans. Therefore, it takes them longer to cool off.

#4: DO limit exercise on hot days. On extremely hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pets paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

#5: DON'T leave your unsupervised near a family pool. If they're by a pool or on a boat in the lake or river; make sure they have their own PFD (Personal Floatation Device).

#6: DO provide ample shade and water. Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she is protected from the heat with plenty of shade and water. If in a heat wave, have them some ice water.

#7: DON'T travel with your pet riding unrestrained in the open bed of your truck. It is extremely dangerous.

#8: DO cool your pet inside and out. Use a cooling body wrap. Soak the product in cool water and they'll stay cool for up to 3 days. If your pet doesn't find a cool bath stressful, allow them to.

#9: DON'T allow your dog to hang their head or body out of the car window. Just crack the window with the air conditioner on and make sure the child lock for your automatic windows is turned on.

#10: DO consider clipping or shavings dogs (or cats) with long coats and apply sunscreen to your dogs skin if they have a shorter coat.