Tag: pets

Congratulations graduates!

Pictured left to right: first row: JC Curtin with Bella, Klass and Antionette De Waal with Phoenix and Shirley Claridge with Buddy; second row: Paul Koehler with Ted and Connie Koehler with Duffy.

Pat Wenning Graduation day has arrived for our pets and their owners. All the dogs received their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Achievement except Schatten received the Puppy Star Achievement. Gemma, Merel, Ahavah and Schatten will all become future service dogs for our disabled veterans. The classes were held at the American Service Animal Society (ASAS)…

Does color really matter?

A conversation about black dogs occurred at the last adoption event which sparked my interest to know more as to why no one expressed interest in the wonderful black dogs that were present. With a little internet research I found some interesting information about ‘Invisible Black Dog Syndrome’ as it is referred to. Shelters across…

Halloween Pet Parade winners

Picasso the dog dressed as Picasso the Painter

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide Under sunny blue skies, Lake Diamond sparkled and the grounds were pristine for hosting the sixth annual Halloween Pet Parade. Dog tunes, such as Who Let the Dogs Out and How Much is that Doggie in the Window? made the festivities lively. There were numerous costumes deserving of a win and our…

Rover’s Rest Stop

Don’t miss the annual adoption event on November 8!

Traditionally, the reminder of all things dangerous to your kids for the holidays is mentioned in the November article. The safety issues not only pertain to food but household items; walking, other pets, etc. For a very good rundown of the holiday hazards take a look at a good article from Foster & Smith that…

Pet emergency information

We are waiting to see you!

D. Williams With the recent flooding, fires, earthquakes, etc. it brings to mind, “What can I do in an emergency to save my pet?” Our pets are part of the family and they too should have an emergency plan in place. Home fires are the most common disaster the American Red Cross responds to and…

Save the date for 6th Annual Halloween Pet Parade

These cuties participated in a past Halloween Pet Parade!

Save the date: Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m. Join us at Lake Diamond in the Oakwood section of IronOaks. All walkers, two and four legged, are welcome and be sure to bring your friends along for the fun. Oh yes, those grandchildren, too! Costumed dogs will compete for prizes. More information to follow in…

High health risk for your pet

Hi, I am G.B. (Good Boy) and I am a 10 pound Pekingese with one eye but otherwise perfect! I use the doggie door, walk on a leash and I am a quiet little boy. Someone loved me along the way because it is about $2,000 to remove an eye. If you would like to meet me please contact D, Rover’s Rest Stop at 480-600-2828; or by e-mail at D@RoversRestStop.com.

Obesity is the No. 1 health risk for pets in America. According to the 2014 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…

Summer heat is here! Use caution with your pets

With the hot weather comes a different set of rules for our four-legged kids. Be mindful of the dangers in our summer heat for both you and your pets. Hydration: Water is very, very important for your four-legged kids. Dehydration can cause serious health issues including kidney and heart damage. Don’t forget to take water…