Tag: Rovers Rest Stop

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…

Aggressive tendencies in dogs part two: Managing the behavior

Before we begin…aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. It’s also the number-one reason why pet parents should seek professional help from behaviorists, trainers and veterinarians. Last month, we talked about understanding the reasons for aggression in dogs. This month, we explore one of the most common things dogs guard…

Charity magic show – January 6

Jacquelyn Stewart Sun Lakes resident Raymond Texeira is putting on a magical evening of entertainment at the Sun Lakes Country Club, located at 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248, on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Raymond officially joined the magic community as a member of the Society of American Magicians and the International…

The 10th annual Halloween Pet Party was a success

Sandi Bargioni and Judy Gahide, Co-Sponsors/Hosts Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian samba singer, dancer and film star from the 1930 to 1950 era, and her little Mini Me Yorkie made a guest appearance at this year’s Pet Party. Their signature fruit hats were exceptionally clever and colorful. The crowd enthusiastically applauded their win, and we feel…

What is proper etiquette around service dogs?

Do you realize that many disabled veterans say they feel invisible and alone because people do not know how to interact with them. They say their wheelchair or prosthetic is the only thing people see, thus avoiding eye contact and conversation. However, put a 100-pound ball of fur into the mix and people notice them…

The power of Pooh – yes, really!

No, you are not alone. We all scrutinize our poop. Well… at least our dog’s poop. When it comes to our pets, it really does matter what poop looks like. Beyond the obvious cylindrical clump, poop can be liquidy, whipped, tarry, raspberry jamish or streaked with blood or gobs of mucus. Stool quality can be…

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. And if the piece eaten is too large, blockage could occur. So keep an eye on your favorite candy bowl and decorations.…

Keeping your pets safe from snake encounters

  Summer is here, and the chance of encountering a snake rises. The summer heat fosters conditions that snakes love. Dry, arid conditions allow snakes to thrive and/or drive them into the comfort of your yard or home. Most snakes that have been found in our populated neighborhoods have been carried in under cars and…

Protect your pet!

  This is part two of our three-part series on a Pet Owners Nightmare: Hawks, Owls. In our area, the Red-Tailed Hawk and the Great Horned Owl pose the biggest threats to small dogs and cats. OWLS are generally aloof and nocturnal birds of prey and feed mainly on insects, small birds, mammals and fish.…