Tag: pets

Welcome to Arizona, Carter

Sharon Flores and her foster dog Carter after his haircut

Jan Bobbett Here is a true story with a Sun Lakes connection, and I’ll tell you right now, it has a somber beginning but a happy ending. It’s about those golden retrievers so many of us love. Nearly all dogs in China either start as pets or are sent to the slaughterhouse, or both. Dog…

Halloween pet safety

First and foremost, your bowl of candy should be for trick-or-treaters, not for your pets. While your favorite Halloween pumpkin and decorative corn are relatively nontoxic, if ingested, they can cause gastrointestinal upset. If the piece eaten is too large, blockage could occur. So keep an eye on your favorite candy bowl and decorations. Here…

Four legs go too!

It would be wonderful to take your best friend with you everywhere. Although Phoenix is not the most dog-friendly city, times are changing. These fun outings assist in socialization, learning manners, and enrichment. It is recommended that immunizations be up to date. When traveling to your destination, properly restrain them using a seatbelt harness or…

Know the signs of pet heatstroke

Oscar is asking, "Are you my new family?"

Heatstroke is a real concern for Arizona pets. Failing to recognize the signs can be extremely dangerous – even deadly – to your beloved pet. Dogs are the most at-risk, because they spend more time outdoors and traveling with us in vehicles than do other pets. It is crucial to know the signs of heatstroke…

Rover’s Rest Stop and Ranch news

Who is that holding Bogie? It is Angie Lunn, one of Rover’s special Ambassadors. Angie has a wide range of experience as a volunteer. Her husband was in the Army and they lived all over the world. Angie fell in love with volunteering when she was in Germany. She found herself doing many jobs for…

Rover’s Kids love Phil!

Rover’s Rest Stop & Ranch feels so blessed with many Sun Lakes volunteers. Each and every one has a talent they bring to the table for the Kids! They have weathered the heat, the cold, and the pouring down rain for the Kids’ benefit. All of their efforts do not go unnoticed; they are very…

Let’s get social!

D. Williams Part 2… Rover’s Rest Stop & Ranch is all about the Kids! We want to support our extended families and assist in creating a smooth transition for everyone involved. There are several items that need to be considered when obtaining a new family member and how to constructively prepare you for success. This…

Let’s get social

D. Williams Rover’s Rest Stop & Ranch is all about social! Our process is longer and more detailed than most rescues, and we are really “all about the Kids!” There are several items that need to be considered when obtaining a new family member and how to constructively prepare them for success. This is the…