Tag: pets

Halloween Pet Party and contest winners

Funniest: (front L-R) Bill Jablonski (box designer), John Godfrey, Norma MCullough, Cathy Kinnick (designer), Dan Kinnick, Maxine Godfrey, Glen Baldwin, Shirley Claridge, John Beard and Betty Beard

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide, Co-Coordinators It was another beautiful day at Lake Diamond in Oakwood. Over 50 dogs were entered into the costume contest, and probably another 25 or so attended just for fun. While this makes it difficult for the judges to choose the winners, it sure is a joy to see how…

A man’s best friend

Rocco

Bob Kelly For years, I often made the following statement: “Dogs are okay, especially if they belong to other folks.” My wife Fran had other ideas, but I’d managed to fight her off for 23 years, insisting there’d been a “no pets” clause in our wedding vows. Then, about four years ago, I had a…

IronOaks 8th Annual Halloween Pet Party

Judy Gahide As the witching hour is growing near, We needn’t tell you, your dogs will hear. Bring Toto, Fido, Barkley and Boo, Whether they’ve attended before or will make their debut. Four legged friends is what this Halloween celebration is about, So come join us at Lake Diamond for a great gadabout. Saturday, October…

Spring = Season of growth

Most everyone knows that their dogs must walk, it is in their DNA. But most people do not think about engaging their best friend in mental stimulation. What kind of life is it to just hang around the house all the time? Get up, go for a walk, eat, lie around, eat, go for walk,…

IronOaks Pet Party coming soon

As any of you who have previously attended our gathering of costumed pets knows, the Halloween pet party is always a morning of fun, smiles, laughter, and socialization, not just for our fur babies, but for all residents of Sun Lakes. So mark your calendars now for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 because the…

Mature life

Older pups make great companions!

If you have had the privilege of belonging to a puppy, you know how cute and wiggly, how energetic and fun while they are growing up. If you were absolutely blessed to share your life with them into the senior years, you know how many things came into your life you would never have experienced…

Sun Lakes Therapy Dogs

Pictured (left to right) are Alice Baldwin with Allie and Luci Lui, Karen O’Reilly with Piper and Phyllis Johnson with Zoey. Julie Mooney who is taking the picture, is the owner of Allie.

They passed their final exams; had their graduation party and are now ready to go to work. Five of our canine residents, along with their owners, have met the criteria for the Positive Therapy Dog program which is a division of American Service Animal Association. The training prepares the dogs and their owners to go…

Number one health risk for pets – weight!

One of Rover’s Rest Stop’s kids!

Obesity is the number one health risk for pets in America! According to the 2015 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight or obese dogs and cats have an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, shortened life expectancy, osteoarthritis, kidney…

Speed = trouble

It’s really no surprise that some dogs attack their meals as though they haven’t eaten in days and may never eat again. However, dogs who down their dinners in the blink of an eye are more likely to create problems for themselves than those who eat at a more leisurely pace. If your dog routinely…

Pause = Paws

Don’t miss Rover’s Rest Stop’s monthly adoption event!

So they are big and small, webbed, wide and dainty and you see them every day. Do you know why there are certain paws that belong to certain breeds? Here are some fun facts about your dog’s feet. The pads of your dog’s paw are largely made up of fatty tissue, which is why their…