Woof! Woof! Furry four legged friends are always welcomed at Tonkadale! Each dog brings so much happiness to the greenhouse! Throughout the spring and summer we have collected some adorable photos of the slobbery faces that come in for a visit. Enjoy this short video!

Tonkadale is committed to supporting community organizations that are doing good things for pets and people. A few of our customers frequently bring in service dogs in training to practice skills and socialize. They are sooo smart (the owner and the dogs!) and do great work in the community. Check out these two sites to see how you can get involved too!

http://can-do-canines.org/

http://helpingpaws.org/

We know how much these dogs mean to each family! Here is a short list of plants to avoid for dogs.

Plants that are dangerous for dogs

Autumn crocus: This is highly toxic to dogs. This can can cause vomiting and diarrhea if the animal eats the plant. There can be liver and kidney damage as well.

Azalea: This plant is in the rhododendrons family. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea and significant amount of salivating.

Lilies: The Day, Tiger, Asiatic, Easter and Japanese lilies are highly toxic to dogs.

Oleander: The leaves and flowers are highly toxic if the dogs eats it. The dogs will have severe vomiting and slow heart rate.

Dieffenchia: This plant causes more irritation and difficult time swallowing if the plant is ingested.

Daffodils: If the plant is ingested it will cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Lily of the valley: Can cause vomiting, diarrhea, heart rate drop and possibly seizures.

Tulip: This has many toxic principles within the plant. Watch out for the dogs digging up the bulbs because these can cause irritation in the mouth. With a large ingestion of bulbs, the symptoms can be severe.

There are many annual and perennials plants that are dog-friendly and totally harmless. If you have questions, we are here to help, but always check with your vet if you have concerns.

Thank you to all the owners who bring in our cute and furry friends to visit!