Following this message there is an article about the ongoing competition. It was written by one of the hard working volunteer members of the committee, who help make the Cutest Golden Contest so successful for us every year. It goes without saying, that without your ongoing support and the good looks of your favorite Golden there would be no competition at all. So if you plan to participate now is the time.
This month’s online newsletter will also include several articles which are pertinent to the life and safety of your favorite four legged companion. I hope that you will take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to read them.
Chris P P Brant
President, Rescue A Golden of AZ
Cutest Golden Contest
Scorpions are out early this year
Snake Aversion Training
When: Saturday, April 9th at 5 PM
Where: Campbell’s Ranch near 77th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road
Enrolling in dog training classes
I remember the excitement of signing up for my first summer camp. The brochure said the camp offered archery, swimming, baseball, camping, and all kinds of stuff a ten-year-old boy like me wanted to do.
The first day it rained. The indoor activities that looked so fun in the colorful brochure didn’t materialize. What did materialize were board games and reading. The next day the sun was out but we were told the archery field was closed. So we ran laps and did jumping jacks. We camped out one night – not in the woods, but behind our barracks. The campfire dinner consisted of gritty hamburgers and roasted marshmallows. The whole experience went downhill from there.
The correct way to remove a tick
Erika Mansourian, AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
March 04, 2016
Removing a tick, or worse, ticks, from your dog may not be pleasant, but it’s important to do it promptly and correctly. Once you know how, it will be a fairly easy process.
What to do if your dog eats chocolate
Liz Donovan, AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
Feb 08, 2016
Chocolate is toxic to dogs and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. That said, if your dog ate a small amount of milk chocolate, you don’t necessarily need to panic. Learn how much is too much, which types of chocolate are the most dangerous, and what signs to look for that may signal your dog needs treatment.
Human foods: Good and bad
Staff Writers, AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
Dec 03, 2015
Dedicated dog lovers tend to be very kind people. We share our hearts and homes (and for some lucky pooches, even the foot of our beds) with our canine pals. Surely there is nothing wrong with sharing our favorite foods with them too, right? Not necessarily. Many of the foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that humans digest just fine can wreck havoc on a dog's body, causing severe health problems. However, some of the foods people eat can be introduced to a dog's diet just fine, providing health benefits such as joint strength, better breath and allergy immunity.
Title Security Agency Chooses Rescue A Golden of Arizona as its “A Token of our Appreciation” Program Recipient 4th Quarter of 2015
Each quarter, three charities are chosen and their customers are invited to deposit a token in one of the three jars representing each charity. Each token represents a monetary donation by TSA.
On Feb 18th, Scottie McGowan, Director of Golden Rescue, was presented a check for $495 representing our portion of TSA charitable donations for the 4th quarter of 2015.
With deepest gratitude, Rescue A Golden of Arizona thanks Tricia Hooper for nominating us and for the support of TSA in rescuing Golden Retrievers.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is the Jim Click raffle car of the year
We are off to a roaring start with raffle ticket sales as we sold half of our 1st package at Bark in the Park in Tempe. Many thanks to all who purchased tickets so far, and good luck to all. But we may still have the winning ticket available, so don’t forget to buy yours. Consider some tickets as gifts for the person who has everything—except a 2016 Shelby.
All the money we collect from our sale of raffle tickets stays with RAGofAZ. Deadline for ticket sales is December 9th. The lucky ticket will be drawn on December 15th.