Tag: pets

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

Pet Rescue fundraiser October 19

Marcia Vernon This is our biggest fundraiser for the benefit of homeless pets at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC). You can help by donating your clean, gently used pet and household items as well as small furniture. We are also collecting used jewelry, scarves, and purses for the sale. We will be accepting donations for…

The story of a homeless dog named Gabby

Bob Garner I know a girl named Gabby. Gabby is a sweet 60-pound pitbull mix who has been living at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona since February 2018. She came to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) covered in rashes and blisters caused by severe environmental allergens. Through proper diet, medical care, and…

Save the date! Cowboy Cookout “Fur” Critters

country dog - english bulldog puppy dressed up in western clothes and hat on white background

Charlotte James and Carole Rossof Mosey on up to the chuck wagon where Chef Dave will be cooking burgers and chicken sausages on the outside grill. All the condiments will be served along with coleslaw and baked beans, and delicious cookies for dessert. SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue (SBPR) will be the worthy beneficiary of all net…

August is National Check Your Pets Microchip month

Carole Rossof Microchips embedded into pets greatly increase the chances that they will be reunited with their families if they become lost, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. For example, Tucson had its first monsoon storm of the season on July 13. I was driving down Edwin Road when I…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Table of goodies for sale.

Meet Kathy and Kevin Tharp Carole Rossof Kathy and Kevin Tharp are a remarkable couple living in SaddleBrooke, and this is their story. It began when they found a pregnant stray dog in Oracle without a tag or microchip. The Tharps took her in with the hope that her owners would come forward, but no…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Models in evening wear; Photo by Robert Koblewski

Pet Rescue Fashion Show Carole Rossof We did it! Another successful SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network Fashion Show/Luncheon/Silent Auction. This was an all-time first ever to sell out one hour after tickets went on sale. Thanks to Charlotte James, SaddleBrooke One Events Chair, and her quick thinking, arrangements were made to add another day. This allowed…

Dog park grand re-opening

Diane Aaron About 100 people attended the June 8 grand re-opening of the SaddleBrooke Dog Park to let their four-footed friends enjoy the new grass. Festivities began with the dedication of a new tree in memory of June Cullen who died recently. Various people spoke, giving their recollections of Mrs. Cullen, then they laid personally…

Caution: Hot streets damage our pets paws

Summer is well under way with temperatures in the 100s. Even after the sun goes down, our asphalt streets retain the heat of the day and are dangerous to our furry pals on walks. Dogs require their paws to stay cool to help control their body temperature. Injury to paw pads can be painful, uncomfortable…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue pick-up July 5 Karyle Steele The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue 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 and behavioral training of the pets to get them healthy and adopted. We have a monthly pick-up…