Did you know that Westgate offers a Puppy Kindergarten? The class focuses on positive reinforcement, socialization and basic commands. Puppies from 8 to 12 weeks old are eligible to enroll. Out next class starts on July 6th and meets five consecutive Wednesdays at 7pm. Ask us about it next time you stop in!
Shelter cats make amazing pets. Visit a shelter or a rescue this month to meet your new best friend!
Westgate offers free first exams, within two weeks of the adoption date, for all pets from the Animal Humane Society.
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month is sponsored by the ASPCA.
The Westgate staff participated in the annual Helping Paws Wag, Walk and Run on Saturday May 21st. The event was held at Purgatory Creek Recreation Area in Eden Prairie.
Thunderstorms the morning of the walk didn't deter our team! We all powered up by eating McDonald's breakfast in the parking lot before heading over to get ready for the walk. Luckily for us, the rain held off for most of the walk. The dogs were very well-behaved and tolerated the rain quite nicely!
Thank you to all of our clients who donated and to all of the participants!
From the Helping Paws website:
Helping Paws is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to further the independence of people with physical disabilities (other than blindness or deafness) through the use of service dogs.
Helping Paws service dogs promote self-sufficiency and empower people with physical disabilities. The dogs are not just companions, they are hardworking partners that allow many of our graduates to live more free, unconstrained lives both at home and in public. The dogs not only help with daily living tasks but also give added confidence and renewed self-esteem. The friendship and companionship of a Helping Paws service dog is priceless.
Dr. Michelle Donald is the newest doctor to join Westgate Pet Clinic, and is excited to get to know our clients and their pets. When not working, she loves to travel, hike, eat adventurous foods and take riding lessons.
Learn more about Dr. Donald's background under "Our Vets". All of us at Westgate are excited to have another great doctor join our team!
Make sure to ask our doctors about Hill's Healthy Advantage Pet Food, designed to prevent common health problems in cats and dogs of all ages and sizes.
Non-prescription pet food available only at veterinary hospitals. There is a $15 mail-in rebate available with your first purchase.