Tag: pets

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…

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Second annual Howl at the Moon dog walk was a success Beth Conquest On Thursday, March 21, 58 walkers along with 42 dogs braved the rather unseasonably cool temperatures to take part in the Network’s second annual ‘Howl at the Moon’ dog walk. The best part is that over $800 was raised for Tucson’s homeless…

Pet Rescue thanks the community

Linda Morsani The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network was founded in 2007 to aid and place homeless pets, and the monthly pick up program of donated items started four years ago. Because of the generosity of the residents of SaddleBrooke, during this time, the Network has collected over 1,081 donations or over 4,130 items for pets.…

Summer dog obedience classes start May 20

The classes will be held in Riley’s Place in the SaddleBrooke Dog Park. You enter the park off the ball field on the new ramp that leads right to the dog park. 8:00 a.m. Beginning Agility – Introduction to Agility for beginners (puppies over eight months) 9:00 a.m. Intermediate Obedience – dogs who have passed beginners 10:00…

Obedience classes offered at the dog park

Diane Aaron If you are interested in Obedience Training for your dogs(s), the SaddleBrooke Dog Park offers classes in Riley’s Place for all SaddleBrooke residents. We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced classes. This spring/summer we will be offering agility. Jeremy Brown, owner of The Complete Canine, is the instructor. We have had over 32 SaddleBrooke…