SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network and Wags and Walkers team up.

About the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Karyle Steele

The network works with Pima Animal Care Center, Pinal Animal Care Center and several rescue groups of homeless pets. We provide financial support for the medical needs of the pets to get them healthy and adopted.

We have a monthly pick-up service of gently used clean towels, linens, blankets (no electrics), sheets, pet supplies such as carriers and clean pet beds and pet food. No foam (except for memory foam beds) or poly-filled items, please.

Empty prescription containers can now be dropped off at 63701 SaddleBrooke Blvd at Mezzabyte Computers Suite U or Dentistry by Design Suite M in the commercial center. Make sure the labels have been removed. These will be recycled by rescue groups.

This takes place the first Friday of every month. Just email 2tftsmom@gmail.com or call 520-548-7861 to arrange the pick-up. Please contact us at least one full day before the requested pick-up date so that we can arrange the most efficient schedule. Just place it in your driveway by 8:00 a.m. on the day of pick-up and we do the rest.

Join us at info@sbpetrescue.com or www.sbpetrescue.com.

The next pick up date is January 4.

Thanksgiving – a time to be grateful

Thanksgiving is a special time of year where we pause and think about what we are grateful for. We at SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network are thankful for the wonderful rescue groups that work tirelessly day and night for the homeless pets here in Tucson.

So, at this special time of year we made a donation of $1,000 to each of the following rescue groups: Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, Lil Bit of Love Rescue, Hope Animal Shelter, Tucson Cold Wet Noses and Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue. We are especially grateful for their lifesaving work for our senior, injured and medical needs pets in both Pima and Pinal Counties.

We are also grateful for our wonderful Network members and their generous support which makes these donations possible.

Thanks to these wonderful rescue groups and their dedicated volunteers!

Introducing Doodle

Carole Rossof

Doodle is a very sweet and well-behaved guy who is looking for his forever home. He is nine years young, 28 lbs, housebroken, great on a leash (no pulling) and tolerates the crate. He has a minor CCL tear, and he’s receiving conservative management with supplements and laser treatments and has improved but is still not 100%. He has some separation anxiety so would be happiest with someone who spends a lot of time at home or would be willing to take him on adventures with them. His new owner could try CBD, as used in the products sold by cbd dog health, to relieve his symptoms of anxiety and pain from the CCL tear. He is wonderful with other dogs and cats. Anyone who provides him a home is sure to fall in love!

If interested in meeting Doodle, please call Pauline at Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary at 520-904-9384 or email cherishedtails@yahoo.com.

The boyz in their jammies.

Tips for the holidays to keep pets safe

Carole Rossof

As you prepare for the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the small things that can cause a real danger to dogs and cats.

By taking a little time to ensure your home is ready for a pet-friendly holiday, you can avoid possible tragedy or large vet bills.

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. For pet owners it marks the start of the season when extra vigilance is required, especially when it comes to dogs and food. There are many stories about dogs eating the turkey (bones and all), the foil and string it was wrapped in and even the oil it was fried in. Side dishes and desserts are equally tempting. The happy confusion of a holiday meal with family and friends creates plentiful opportunities for a dog or cat to snag some human food. Keeping pets and food separated is always a good idea.

Decorating your home can be one of the best holiday traditions. If you have a Christmas tree, keep this in mind: dogs and cats can be drawn to the exhilarating outdoor smells that the tree brings inside, so make sure it’s secure in the stand so pets don’t accidentally push it over.

Choose your ornaments wisely. Ornaments, tinsel and lights can cause serious hazards. Keep both breakable ornaments and small stuffed ones out of reach; they can easily be mistaken for a dog toy. Wires for lights need to be hidden so your pets are unable to chew through them and cause an electrical shock. Cats can be attracted by ornamental string, ribbons and tinsel. Although your cat will love playing with these decorations, they can cause damage to his/her GI tract. It may be easier to keep your tree separate, perhaps in a room where the animals cannot enter. Avoid giving your pet fragile presents. If you choose to give your pet gifts for the holiday, make sure the presents are big enough to minimize the hazard of choking.

Severe illness in dogs and cats can be caused by ingesting holly and mistletoe.

If you are entertaining, please remind guests not to feed your pets. Another tip: give your pets an early dinner before the party so they are less tempted to beg for food.

Most pets get over stimulated and stressed, so have a safety spot available. This location should be away from the festivities and should have fresh water, a couple of toys and a comfortable place to sleep.

Last, with all your guests going in and out, pets can get out as well. Make sure your pets are microchipped and tagged.

The board members of SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network wish you a very happy and safe holiday season!