“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” Josh Billings
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France
Pets are the best. This isn’t up for debate. They love us unconditionally, they are excited to see us, they listen to our woes, they comfort us when we’re down, they make us laugh by being goofy, and they fill a special place in our soul reserved for that mushy kind of love. How could we possibly exist without our furbabies?
Here at Trove we’re obsessed with anything furry, feathered, scaly, creepy, or crawly. So much so, we encourage our customers to bring all their furry and non-furry friends with them when shopping for Bellingham’s best cannabis. On hot days, we’ll have our A/C on blast – so come on in for a much needed cool down (and maybe a joint or two!)
Leave Fido and Whiskers At Home
As advocates for animals, we’d like to remind you to never leave your pets inside your vehicle unattended. Not even for a few minutes. Never ever ever! Temperatures in your car can reach up to 102 degrees within MINUTES and can cause brain damage, dehydration, and even death.
Yep, it’s illegal.
According to Washington State Law RCW 16.52.340 “It is a class 2 civil infraction under RCW 7.80.120 to leave or confine any animal unattended in a motor vehicle or enclosed space if the animal could be harmed or killed by exposure to excessive heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of necessary water.”
What to do if you see an animal inside a hot car?
- Take down the car’s make, model and license plate number, and note the time.
- If there are businesses nearby, find a manager or security guard, notify them, and ask them to make an announcement to find the owner of the vehicle. IMMEDIATELY.
- Call the Whatcom Humane Society at (360) 733-2080 or your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number and explain the severity of the situation. (Whatcom residents, call the Humane Society first then 911 if it’s after hours.)
Does Your Animal Have Heatstroke?
Know the signs of heatstroke so you can help administer first aid if necessary.
- Excessive panting
- Glazed eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Confusion or disorientation
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Bright red gums
- Body temperature higher than 104° F
- Collapse, seizure, or coma
Heatstroke First Aid
- Get your pet out of the heat ASAP.
- Cool your pet down by wetting them with a hose or wet towels. (Do NOT use ice.)
- Get your pet to the vet or emergency animal hospital ASAP. (For Bellingham residents, go to Animal Emergency Care on the Guide Meridian. Best to call ahead of time to give them a heads up you’re on your way.)
How to Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer
- Leave pets at home if you’re not able to monitor them 100% of the time.
- Limit exercise on hot days.
- Provide lots of water and shade.
- Bring them into Trove while you’re shopping for bud!
While you’re enjoying the arctic temperatures inside Trove, take a look at a few products that you and your furry friends might find useful.
- Fairwinds – Tincture, Bacon Companion (64 servings)
- Fairwinds – Tincture, Chicken Companion (32 servings) – (currently sold out but restocking soon)
- Green Revolution – Tincture, Bella & Max 3x Salmon CBD 30:1 (465mg) – (Supplies are limited and may be discontinued.)
Be the amazing person your pet thinks you are and keep them safe this summer. Give them all the love and treats because they deserve only the best.