Sep 2nd, 2019
We are currently offering testing of kibble (dry), dehydrated, freeze dried, raw, and cooked commercial pet foods. Testing will require at least two eight ounce samples of the food, depending on the tests requested.
Currently available testing includes:
- Basic nutrient analysis
- Trace minerals
This profile goes above and beyond the basic information you would find on pet food label.
Detection of Salmonella and E. coli, as well as mycotoxins, mold and yeast counts
DNA Species Verification
Tests the biological content of the food, allowing verification of meats listed on the label
Testing for 19 amino acids, including taurine
Fatty acid parameters including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as 14 individual fatty acids
In 2002, after losing her beloved black lab mix, Tiffany, she decided to honor her faithful friend’s memory by getting involved in rescue work. Soon she had adopted a rescue dog of her own and, recognizing that “a tired dog is a good dog,” she soon became active in obedience classes, agility, flyball and service dog training. She continued to volunteer with dogs and became certified as both a Therapy Dog Test Examiner and an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Tricks Testing Evaluator. She's also a certified instructor in Pet First Aid and Canine CPR.
Because her job required a good deal of travel, she cherished spending vacation time with her dogs, and in 2009, frustrated by the lack of travel options for dog lovers, she became co-owner and founder of her first dog vacation business, Canine Club Getaway, and later launched Canine Camp Getaway of NY.
When she’s not busy planning new activities for Canine Camp Getaway, or organizing games and entertainment for the North America Diving Dogs National Championship Meet and Greet Party for 500, Janice runs the The Canine Club Meetup Group, putting together dog-friendly outings for more than 300 people and their canines. She is active in a wide variety of dog sports and activities throughout New York, and she also chairs several pet food and supply drives to support various shelters and rescue groups. She conducts home visits and helps to transport rescue dogs to their new homes, and also competes in dock diving; her labrador/malinois cross Lexie is two-time National Champion, having won first place in the North America Diving Dogs Veteran Class Master Division in both the 2017 and 2018 AKC/NADD National Championships.
Janice enjoys writing about all things dog-related, and has written for numerous dog magazines, including Bark Magazine and Fido Friendly. She blogs about pet-friendly travel in her "Traveling Tails" blog, and has spoken about everything from pet-friendly design and Canine CPR to therapy dog work at shows throughout the tri-state area.
Janice is proudly owned by her water dog, Lexie, her exuberant malinois, Kaylee (who authors the beloved "Kaylee Uncrated" blog on Facebook), along with two very tolerant cats. The whole family is watched over by the Jessie, the Belgian Malinois/Collie/Shepherd mix who started it all, and who continues to keep an eye on "her" camp from the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
When she's not planning dog events, Janice works in the home design industry, and has authored two books, Grand Master Baths (Creative Homeowner) and Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Mind (Andrews McMeel). She is currently at work on a dog memoir, Jessie’s Girl. She dedicates Canine Camp Getaway of NY to her beloved (and never forgotten) Tiffany dog, to her angel, Jessie, and to Lexie and Kaylee, who every day leave indelible paw prints not only on her clothing, but on her heart.
A high-energy dog who adores every creature she’s ever met, Lexie loved the idea of hosting a vacation where dogs and humans could spend time together romping, playing, learning, socializing, relaxing, and just having fun.
An inveterate swimmer, she loves pools of all sizes, and would swim in her water dish if she could. As a competitive dock diver, Lexie earned her first dock diving title in in 2015, and then went on to earn her AKC Dock Master and Dock Elite titles through North America Diving Dogs in 2016, jumping a personal best of 26 feet and earning a much-coveted invitation to AKC Nationals. In December of 2017, she attended her first AKC Dock Diving Nationals in Orlando where she won first place, earning the title of NADD 2017 National Champion in the Veteran Class Master Division. In 2018, she added a Dock Master Excellent title to her repertoire, and shortly thereafter, became a two-time National Champion when she took top honors again in the 2018 NADD/AKC National Championships in the Veteran Class Master Division with a jump of 23'6". At age 9-1/2, she is still jumping strong, and believes water dogs have more fun! She also believes the dog-friendly pool is the very best part of Canine Camp Getaway (though she highly recommends lure coursing as well!).
When she’s not performing hostess duties at Canine Camp Getaway of NY, she is excessively fond of balls, long walks, Croc boots, stealing her sister Kaylee’s toys, games of chase, stuffed toys and anything else that involves having fun with dogs, cats, people, water, or her own tail. She is excited to be helping to plan the 2019 Getaways and is looking forward to meeting, greeting and swimming with both new and returning dog friends.