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Dog Friendly Apartments Posted by Jacque Nelson (jln23 @ on TCDOG listserv Feb 3 2006.

Here's an updated list of ads from my landlord. He's reduced the rates and he loves pets. He also has a great handyman on call 24-7. This is my second year in my apartment and I've been very pleased. If you need housing, get in touch with Gary Lindenbaum at livingspaces1 @ And make sure to pay extra close attention to the last ad, which includes heat and cooking gas!

Note from JW: The Meadows allows animals and has quite a community of dogs. The only unfortunate part is the steep non-refundable pet deposit, $300 per dog, $200 per cat... really only worth it if you plan on staying several years or more. I've been there since August and I do like it, but sometimes find the management frustrating to deal with.

Dog Tourism gets a leg up

From Heather Weber of comes news of a dog tourism package offered by The Inn at City Lights.


Hello All!

For those of you that aren't busy enough already with the holidays approaching and the end of the semester creeping upon us just as fast... several people asked me for the recipe from the treats I made the day of the Dog Halloween Party... and yeah it is a month later, but here it is!

"Newf Breakfast Bars" (taken from online, but I come up with my own names depending on what I add)

12 cups oatmeal
4 cups whole wheat flour
8 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups milk
1 large can solid packed pumpkin (optional)
3 to 4 mashed bananas (optional)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease two cookie sheets. (I use the ones with sides instead of just the flat cookie sheets)

Dump everything into a VERY large bowl. Mix this whole mess together (I use my hands, makes it easier), pat onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 325 for 1 hour. After 1 hour turn oven off, crack oven door, and allow cookies to cool in oven. Break into whatever size you want (I take the whole sheet out onto a cutting board and cut them up various sizes depending on who Kali is going to share them with... she likes her's small).

Ok... there it is copied directly as I found it from the internet besides my side pieces in parenthesis. In addition... what I like about this recipe which I called the Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies for the Halloween party is that you can be very creative in adding/swapping various ingredients. For Kali, I substitute rice flour for the wheat flour, applesauce for the oil, and I decrease the amount of molasses and honey... adding a little extra of whatever I put in as the optional for the moistness (Kali prefers softer treats so I always add extra of whatever fruit/veggie I put in it). Tonight I did one (1/2 of the recipe) as I did for the dog park with pumpkin and the other half I did with carrots and a pear grated up. I did not use the applesauce in place of the oil before so that is new tonight too, a healthier substitute. I also made Kali some "Peanut Butter Biscuits" tonight, she didn't seem as excited about them as the pumpkin oatmeal ones... hers are more like cookies. What I really like about especially the recipe above is they freeze great... so even though it makes a large batch... it is great to have a stash in the freezer. I keep them refrigerated as well instead of out in Kali's cookie jar to keep them fresh.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday next week! I am off to clean up the disaster of a mess I made in the process of making treats for Kali because I have final papers that I also must get writing and packing to do yet!!!

Traci and Kali

All Dogs' Day A Halloween Eve Party... Saturday, Oct. 30, 2-4:30 PM at the Dog Park. See write-up and photo galleries at .

Right-thinkers should consider signing a petition about puppy mills... forwarded by Liz.

Pages for Pups program
Sat., Nov. 12

I work with Akita Rescue of Western New York, and we're doing an on-line book sale (via to raise $ for our rescue efforts. Some of the $ that we earn has also gone to help the Schuyler County Humane Society, and the Shultz Shelter in Waterloo.

We're asking for donations of good quality (to new!) books, CD's & videos, which we post on line & sell. We've already made oaver $1,000 this way. Our group alone has placed over 60 dogs to date in 2004 -- and there are always more coming.

To see that this is legit, you can pull up our Web site & click on Akitas Available. Dogs that have the notation sponsored by Pages for Pups have benefitted from this effort.

Please look at your libraries of books, music & videos, and donate what you don't need or use. Donations have already helped our dogs and others! You can email me at this address or call to arrange a pick up.

Many thanks,
Nancy Almann Home tel.: (607) 387-6152. Email:

For sale
Sat., Nov. 12

We have a hard dog carrier which only takes up space and we were wondering if anyone around Ithaca needs it before we put it up on ebay? It is small/medium size, airline approved, and is the right size for small dogs like pugs, small poodles, cocker spaniels etc. It is red and in perfect working condition. One of the screws is a little rusty. But it works fine. We are asking for $20, obo. Contact Mark

For adoption
Fri., Nov. 19

Wed., Nov. 10

Tues., Oct. 19 Wed., Oct. 28

Wanted Tues., Oct. 19

SCAVMA Dog Wash Rub a dub dub! Your dog in the tub
Saturday, September 25th, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Outside Cornell Veterinary School Atrium, Tower Road
All donations will fund veterinary students attending the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium, a national veterinary education symposium held each spring. This year it is March 10 - 12 at Texax A&M.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 26th, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Come on down and watch the suds fly ... and don't forget your camera!

(Photos... Mostly Maya)

Dog Park The issue of the Ithaca Dog Park at Treman Marina is once again in play. Responding to complaints, the state park police have begun ticketing off-leash dog walkers.

A meeting was held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, to share information and discuss strategies. Among the results of this meeting was a decision to undertake a Dog-Based Tourism (DBT) Initiative.

For more information about the Ithaca Dog Park:

More Generally...
Ithaca Community News. Twice monthly e-newsletter, with searchable archive since 2000.

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