Pets take the spotlight at Semiahmoo this weekend

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Two national holidays honoring pets and their owners are coming this weekend, and Semiahmoo Resort is celebrating with a special pet-friendly weekend on the spit.

The “Dog-Gone Weekend” was designed to coincide with national Love Your Pet Day (February 20) and Walking Your Dog Day (February 22). The two unofficial holidays were designed to give pet owners the chance to spoil their favorite furry friend, and promote active and healthy dogs.

Starting Thursday, February 19, the resort will give guests a chance to sneak preview their new “Yappy Hour” at Packer’s Oyster Bar. The event will be a dog-friendly celebration on the outside deck of the oyster bar from 3 to 5 p.m. The bar will add Yappy Hour as a weekly custom beginning March 26 and lasting through the end of summer.

On Friday evening, the resort will host a dog whisperer from Tender Lifestyles in Birch Bay, and an expert in managing animal behaviors will be on hand to help teach troublesome pooches how to behave.

The resort will show dog-themed films in the theater on Friday and Saturday evening, and will even have a red-carpet dog show on Saturday morning.

For those who want to stay the weekend, the resort will offer special room rates for guests with pets. The “Bed and Bowl” package waives the $25 pet fee and includes a special doggie bed and a bowl to fill with premium treats off the special Pet Menu, including ground beef with rice or canned dog food. On February 20, Semiahmoo Resort will donate $5 to the Whatcom County Humane Society for every Bed and Bowl package purchased. For more information on room rates, visit semiahmoo.com.

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