Already this new year, volunteers from Rescue A Golden of Arizona have represented the organization at Meet and Greets along with a PAC911 meeting in Peoria. There will be another PACC911 meet on February 20 and one in March. When the call for volunteers arrives in your inbox please consider joining other member volunteers. You will be made very welcome and will be providing an important service for RAGofAZ too.
That leads into this year’s Bark in the Park, when we will acknowledge the work of our volunteers, celebrate our new furry friends and remember those that have passed. This year will be particularly special. It will give us all a chance to enjoy each other’s company but it will also provide us an opportunity to remember a former pillar of our organization, Ed Karsten. Details of the event will follow this message.
Chris P P Brant
Bark in the Park--Kiwanis Park, Tempe
You’ve brought greater meaning
To "Who rescued who?"
It’s Valentine’s Day, so dress those Goldens up and bring them to their own special party.
Once every year, we celebrate the Golden Retrievers that have been adopted in the past year. We also acknowledge all of our members’ pets that have gone to the Rainbow Bridge.
If you have not attended this event, this is a great time to experience the fun, food, and the horde of tail-wagging Goldens, giving kisses to every face within reach. This is a big picnic for all the family and all your pets. You don’t want to miss it, as this will be a very special event this year.
This year, at 10:30, we will begin with a Celebration of Life for Ed Karsten, a true Golden Champion. Ed was the originator of our Transportation System, Transport Coordinator Team, Shelter Team, and organized a team of volunteers to transport rescued Goldens throughout Arizona. Come find out why hamsters, lions and carnival rides made one person love Goldens so much. To learn more about this Golden Champion, we suggest you visit Ed’s web site, K9EDK.com, to learn the whole story.
Come and join us for this tribute and a fantastic BITP afterwards. Lots of raffle prizes, including a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, dog contests and fun.
Hale Pet Doors and Goober Pet Direct will have information booths on site.
Go on our website www.golden-retriever.org and pre-register today. Save time and money by pre-registering by February 9th for $10 per person vs. $15 on the day of event.
On February 14th, registration and check-in opens at 10:00 AM.
Steve the Wonder Dog
Heartworm Preventive Medications Safety Tips
Heartworm cases increased in Arizona around the time of Katrina when many dogs were moved out of the New Orleans area.
Proper Application of Dog Heartworm Prevention Medication
By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM
Keeping our dogs free of heartworms is much cheaper, easier, and safer than treating them for a full-blown disease. However, it is important that you use heartworm preventives properly — both for your safety and your dog's safety.
Dangers of Xylitol
Dec 16, 2015
A substance called xylitol is making thousands of dog sick and even causing death, affecting more pets now than ever before, and it's probably in your home right now.
Please don't lose me!
Finding a Lost Dog
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By now you will have probably written a little thank you note to Auntie Elsie for sending you that “delicious” fruit cake. If you have not, we still have the perfect Golden note cards in stock. You might agree that it is always good to have a supply of cards for all occasions on hand. They can be purchased in a pack of ten for $10.00.
We also have the beautiful 2016 Calendars available for mailing out, for picking up at BITP on February 14, 2016 or any other RAG event. Perhaps you have a friend or dear neighbor who would appreciate a calendar?
No Respect for Golden Retrievers at Westminster
By Ann Liguori
Most Popular Breeds don’t win at the Westminster Dog Show
Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 12:05am
It’s a curiosity – not to say a frustration – for dog lovers who have watched the Westminster Kennel Club’s prized best in show trophy go at times to breeds that many Americans might never have heard of, let alone scratched behind the ears.
Leaving Paw Prints on our Hearts
Reproduced from Land of PureGold Foundation
Gone but never forgotten . . . remember the beloved Goldens who have crossed to the Bridge this past month but will live forever in the hearts of those who loved them. CLICK HERE
And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.