Lexi – Adopted

Lexi was adopted by John and Marilyn Orr. The Orr’s made quite a few trips to Lexie_AdoptedWagsInn until she was comfortable. Lexie fell in love with the whole family, even their cat. But John says she loves him the most.

Our rescue, Tucker, says he misses Lexie, but he’s happy she is part of a family. Lexie, you will always be part of our WagsInn family.

Congratulations, Lexie! Enjoy your new home.

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Canine Charities Fundraiser // April 30

WagsInInvite_BannerOn Saturday, April 30, from 6-9pm, Diana and Jon Sebaly are graciously hosting an open house and fundraiser at their residence (31 Walnut Lane, Oakwood). Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP by Barb Haley at barblhaley@gmail.com. Street parking is available, but NOT on Walnut Lane. 

All of the money raised will go directly to our non-profit Canine Charities rescue organization to help unwanted and abandoned dogs find their forever homes. Each month it costs us approximately $2,600 for food, veterinary care, personalized training, bedding, caregiving, etc. to care for our rescues. That’s over $30,000 a year.

The following silent and live auction items will be available at the event (subject to change; cash or check accepted):

  • “All About the Dog” gift basket
    • Dog themed items – coffee mugs, salt and pepper shaker, artisan plate, dish towel, chip clips
  • Custom painted portrait of your dog
  • “Hair of the Dog” gift basket 
    • Everything you need to cope after a night of too much fun – Skyy vodka, Bloody Mary mix, $50 in Five Guys gift certificates, sweet and salty snacks, eye mask
  • Heroic dog print by local artist
    • Canine creation by artist Lisa Rosenmeier
  • “Bare Bones” starter kit for a rescued dog at WagsInn
    • Basic supplies every dog needs – collar, leash, treats, toy, flea and ticket preventative, etc.
  • “Man’s Best Friend” gift basket
    • Unwind with your four-legged pal with a good book, a bottle of wine, and a cigar
  • Doggy Daycare at Club K-9 in Centerville
    • 5-day daycare package for one dog (no transportation available)
  • Four tickets to “Mutts Gone Nuts
    • Canine Cabaret showing at the Victoria Theatre Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Canine themed gift basket from Get Dressed boutique
    • Items include silk/cashmere shawl, pillow cases, and nightshirt
  • Gift basket from Square One Salon
    • $50 pedicure, $50 gift certificate for Aveda products, water bottler, T-shirt
  • Put your dog on the new WagsInn van
    • The new WagsInn van has a limited number of spots available to display a professional photograph of your dog; first come first serve
  • “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” gift basket
    • Five nights of boarding at WagsInn + a bath, and handmade collar, leash, and bed from Project Warmth
  • Hocking Hills getaway (for the humans) and three-night’s stay (for your dog) at WagsInn
    • 2-day stay (Sun-Wed) at Hillcrest Lodge; sleeps up to 14 guests and three nights of boarding for your dog
  • Diamond necklace from Get Dressed boutique
    • Stunning black diamond floral enhancer on a natural zircon necklace with diamond clasp
  • Hand-painted portrait of your dog displayed at the entrance of WagsInn
    • Local artist Cheyenne Autumn Pinkerman will paint your dog (4 foot x 4 foot) from a photograph you provide; artwork of your celebrity canine will be displayed outside at WagsInn
  • Growlers of beer
    • Locally hand-crafted “Houndstooth Ale” in two half gallon jugs
  • Overnight golf outing for four at Wolf Run Golf Club in Indiana
    • Ranked #15 for best modern course; you and three friends will get two rounds of golf, dinner, overnight stay, complimentary breakfast and lunch
  • Do the downward dog package

Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm AwarenessApril is heartworm awareness month. We find this very timely as our newest rescue Penelope was recently found as a stray, starving and neglected, and was diagnosed with a severe case of heartworm.


Penelope found in March

Heartworm disease is serious and potentially fatal. Infected mosquitoes carry heartworm. Dogs bitten by infected mosquitos transmit the parasitic worms. Once a dog is affected, foot-long worms live in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Depending on the class of heartworm, symptoms may include labored breathing, coughing, anemia, high blood pressure, exercise intolerance, fainting, and rapid heart beat. However, some dogs may have no symptoms.

Heartworm can be deadly if not discovered and treated properly, and often time’s treatment is difficult. It can cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and organ damage and can cost more than $1,000 for treatment. That’s why prevention is so important.


Actual heartworms

Just like you, pets need regular check-ups with their doctor. Make sure your dog gets yearly veterinary exams that include updated immunizations, parasite checks, and heartworm tests. It’s recommended that pet owners should give a heartworm preventative each month all year round. Some pet owners opt out of treating their dogs during the winter months. However, you never know when the first mosquito will emerge or the last mosquito will die, especially with the unpredictable weather we’ve seen in the last few years.

According to the FDA, Heartworm has been reported in dogs in all 50 states. Just because you live in colder climates, doesn’t mean your dog is safe. Heartworm disease is completely preventable. It’s much safer and cheaper than treating a case of heartworm disease.


Penelope today

Fortunately, Penelope is responding well to treatment and was cared for by one of our foster families during the 10-day wait period. Penelope is now at WagsInn and has a long road to recovery. It takes months to be fully cured from heartworm disease. Check back often to find out how Penelope is doing and when she will be ready for adoption.

For treatment options or questions, please contact your veterinarian.



Tucker – Rescue for Adoption

Name: Tuckertuckerstars

Breed: Hound blend

Tucker is a hound blend  who loves other dogs and running outside. He is good with kids, but is shy with men. He’s had some issues with men approaching him. Our staff will discuss this at the time of your visit.

Tucker is extremely affectionate with all of us. He doesn’t mind sharing a home with other dogs, but prefers not to live with a cat. He is worth meeting! Download the application