Tag: pets

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…

To lick or not

Watch for our next adoption date!

We all have opinions about our kids licking us. Some are wives’ tales, science or Dr. Oz. This article is to help you be aware that products we use every day are not always safe. Cats and dogs engage in licking which seems harmless but it is cause for concern depending on what you have…

Everyone enjoyed the IronOaks Halloween Party

What a cutie!

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide, Co-coordinators It was another beautiful day at Lake Diamond in Oakwood. Well over 100 dogs attended the pet party, most of them beautifully dressed in the most creative of costumes. While this makes it difficult for the judges to choose the winners, it sure is fun to see how the…

Max needs a home!

Looking for a new pet? Visit the Humane Society of the White Mountains. Among other animals is a dog named Max. Max was brought to the shelter because his owners could no longer keep him. He is a wonderful and well-behaved guy who loves people, food and lounging about. Max needs a home with a…