Halloween … Pets and Owners … Contest!!

    halloween-in-the-hillsCome join the Halloween fun, Costume contest for dressed pets and pet owners starting at 6 p.m., free but registration required. Check in from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Immediately following the costume contest businesses will be open for Trick or Treating. Games, pumpkin carving, petting zoo and Spider Village. Thriller dancers. Pet adoptions!  Located at:  Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills Thursday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2013

    Pet Blessings and Adoptathon Saturday!!

    st-francis-pet-blessing-adoptionsSt. Francis Festival
    One Day Only!
    Please Join us on Saturday October 26, 2013
    From 10am-3pm

    **Free Parking**
    **Free Admissions**

    Bring friends & family, including your four legged companions for…

    Animal Blessings at noon & 2pm

    PACC911 Animal Adoptions

    Family priced food/refreshments

    PACC911 dog wash

    Souvenirs for pets & their people

    Love St. Francis? Love the animals? Volunteers are needed!

    Franciscan Renewal Center

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
    (480) 948-7460 / (800) 356-3247

    St. Francis Festival, Animal Blessings & Pet Adoptathon

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    Bring the family and join us for blessings and fun!   The St. Francis Festival of Animal Blessings and Adoptathon sponsored by PACC911 is an exciting one day event at The Casa in Scottsdale, Saturday October 26, bring your cats, dogs, rabbits, horses or any other pets and have them blessed!  There will be food, souvenirs and  lots of pets finding their new best friends, love and forever homes.   

    Pet Blessings will be at noon and 2pm only.   We’ll see you there!!

     

     

    Stingray Bay at the Phoenix Zoo

    cownose-stingray                                                                                                                                                                                     Stingray Bay is an amazing interactive experience allowing you to touch the fins of our school of cownose stingrays through our touch tank.  The 15,000 gallon interactive tank and pool offers you the chance to watch these beautiful rays “fly” through the water, dip your hand in to feel their unique skin and get even closer as you feed fish and shrimp.  For more information and to experience these incredible rays, please visit the Phoenix Zoo.

     

     

     

     

    Raptor Free Flight Lifts Off at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum … A Must See!!

    barn-owlBirds of prey are lifting off for another season of Raptor Free Flight at the Desert Museum in Tuscon.  “What makes this exhibition so impressive is that the birds fly so precisely and so close that visitors are often brushed by feathers and can feel the rush of air as the birds fly just above their heads,” states Executive Director, Craig Ivanyi.  . Unlike similar avian shows, these demonstrations occur in the open desert showcasing natural activities of native birds as a narrator explains about their attributes, habitats and behaviors.  Two presentations are scheduled daily beginning, Saturday, October 19th and continuing through April 20th, 2014. All the birds in the presentation are native to the Sonoran Desert region. The demonstrations feature the only raptor species in the world to hunt as a family group using strategy, much like the way wolves hunt.  This year, the presentations will feature a family of six Harris’ Hawks  in what promises to be an extraordinary display, not only of their aerial skills but their matriarchal dynamics.   An amazing show and experience, come join us!!  For more information please visit:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Interactive Dog Toys, Chase Boredom Away!!

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    Have you thought of interactive dog toys as a great way to keep your dog busy for hours?  Kong makes several varieties and sizes that can be filled with food, or treats.  This can be used for dogs that eat too fast and as long as some food falls out, this toy can keep your dog busy for hours.  Some toys have ridges on them to assist in cleaning the teeth and massaging their gums, a great healthy toy!

    Central Phoenix – Newest Dog Park!!

    hance-dog-parkBring your pooches and visit Phoenix’s newest dog park opened October 5:  Hance Park, 323 W. Culver St. Phoenix, 85003  Come join us and make new friends!!

    Dog park features:

    Separately fenced ADA-accessible areas for large and small dogs.  Large dog area is .76 acre and the small dog area is .23 acre.

    Decorative wrought iron fencing.

    Chilled water fountains with integrated drinking bowls at ground level for the pooches.

     Benches and picnic tables

    18 large Pistache and Ash trees to shade you and your furry friends.

    See you there!

     

    Flaxseed Oil for Dogs and Cats

    winston-healthy-dogVeterinarians are recommending flaxseed oil and its health benefits for cats and dogs, research shows  essential fatty acids (EFA) are very important to the health of our pets.  Flax seed oil can help regulate hormones, the nervous and immune systems, its also important in the healthy functioning of the cardiovascular system as well as being good for kidneys and can be used as an anti- inflammatory.  Cats and dogs having dry itchy skin and chewing on themselves may be missing essential fatty acids from their diet, adding just a bit to their food daily can help their coats become healthy and shiny.  For dosage and more information, please contact your veterinarian.

    Barktoberfest 2013 Gilbert!!

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    A great Barktoberfest party for dogs and their companions, come join in the fun Saturday Oct. 12 from 9-3pm at the Gilbert Civic Center.  Voted as THE best east valley place to hang out with your dog, so get ready for a woofin good time!!

     

     

    EVENT SCHEDULE:

    9AM – EVENT OPENS!

    DOG AND BALLOON CONTEST* (ongoing event)

    BOBBING FOR BONES CONTEST* (ongoing event)

    10AM – LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST*

    10:30AM  – CANINE IDOL CONTEST*

    11AM – BEST DRESSED DOG CONTEST*

    NOON – ALUMNI DOG PARADE – A PARADE FOR ALL FRIENDS FOR LIFE ADOPTED DOGS!

    12:30PM – ADOPTION PARADE – FOR ALL OF OUR DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (if time allows)

    1PM – GILBERT POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 DEMONSTRATION

    2PM – BEST TRICK CONTEST*

    2:30PM – RAFFLE DRAWINGS AND ONGOING EVENT WINNERS

    3PM – EVENT IS OVER – DRIVE SAFELY!  WOOF!
    BARK ON!

    *$1 minimum donation for contests

    Gabriel’s Angels Salud! 2013 Wine Dinner

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    Friday October 11,  The 3rd annual evening of fabulous food and great wine all in support of Gabriel’s Angels, healing pet therapy for at risk children, these pets through their unconditional love touch children’s hearts and change their lives.   The event is from 6 – 10pm  at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley.  For more information and tickets, please visit:  http://GabrielsAngels.org.  See you there!!

    Dining With The Dogs Is Back … At Soul Cafe

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    Have dinner on the back patio Saturday night September 5, bring your doggies and meet some of your neighbors and their dogs. We will have treats for the dogs and a fun dog menu too. Make your reservations soon we do fill up.   Please call the Soul Cafe  at:  480-585-6254  Scottsdale Rd and Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale, see you there!!