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Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy Featured Pet Expert!

Carol Lynn has been a member of Az Pet Professionals since March of 2012. She is an integral part of our pet experts network group! I think you will find what Carol Lynn has to offer, incredible!


Blue Ribbon K9 Academy-Carol Lynn Fox
Business website: http://www.blue-ribbonk9.com 

Phone:602-743-2460

 

"Hi Pet Parents!
I'm Carol, an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Pets Unlimited evaluator who focuses on positive reinforcement training for you and your pet. I offer classes for every stage of your dogs development from puppy to seniors. I offer classes for family pets as well as AKC companion events and we have one of the valley's most comprehensive 12 week Therapy Dog programs. Come have fun training with us!" Carol Lynn Fox

My classes include:

  • Therapy Dog Team Training
  • Fit Paws Gym Class for Dogs
  • AKC STAR Puppy class
  • Obedience Fun (and a few tricks too)
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Rally Obedience
  • AKC Companion Obedience
  • Reactive Rover
  • Canine Swimming Lessons

Here is a little more information and background on Carol Lynn:

 

Carol Lynn has over 30 years of training experience and believes training your dog should not take a bite out of your wallet!
Most of her 50 minute group class sessions have an average cost of $12 per lesson. Wow! What? Really? That's awesome!!

Business website: http://www.blue-ribbonk9.com 
Phone:602-743-2460

 Join Carol Lynn on Facebook and catch her latest updates and posts about her classes. www.facebook.com/BlueRibbonK9


Veterinarians in Chandler and Tempe that you can trust!

As promised!!

Introducing our very first Chandler and Tempe Veterinary Practices!

Website: www.AMCofC.com



Website: http://cobblestonevet.com/

This first paragraph is a repeat of an earlier post introducing our Chandler Veterinarians but I wanted to post the same first paragraph because it has so much reason behind why Az Pet Professionals  support the small business owners and not the large Veterinary Corporations. Please let me make clear one thing, we are not saying it is bad to take your pet to a corporate veterinary business, it's just not for the Az Pet Professionals! We support our small business owners, it's what we are all about! We want to know them personally as well as professionally so we know what you will be receiving as far as the care given to you and your pets.
So if you missed it, here it is......

All over the Valley people have so many choices for Veterinary Practices and Veterinarians. But which one should you take your pet/s to? Why does it seem that so many Veterinarians these days belong to big Corporations? What if you are searching for a smaller, family feeling veterinary clinic that offers the same exact services but with a little bit more of a "personal" touch for you and your fur family?

Answer a couple of questions listed below and you can decide on your own which fits you the best, smaller, family veterinarians or larger corporate practices.

If you currently go to a corporate/or corporate feeling veterinary office:
  • Does it seem as if they are "selling" you things, perhaps working on commission?
  • Do they seem that to sell, sell, sell is their goal, not your pet?
  • Do you feel "ripped off?" when you leave?
  • Do you feel like you are just another number who walked through the door?
  • Is the Veterinarian spending quality time with you and your pets? Is it the same Veterinarian each time or always someone new?
  • Do you long for a more personal touch, a warmer welcome?
  • Did you feel special when you walked into their practice, or not?

So how did you do? Does a corporation fit you or do you long for a smaller practice?

You know, the ones who make you feel more at home, the ones who know your names when you walk through the door, always friendly but always professional, efficient but without making you feel they are "Selling." The give you education and explore your options for pet care but let you make the final decision.
Being a Veterinarian and owning a Practice is not an easy thing to do. From start to finish they have put their hearts, hands, sweat and tears into every aspect of building their practices. Let's show them our dedication. They could easily "Sell out" to the Corporations but they don't.
Why? Commitment, passion and dedication to you and your pets!

So which Veterinarian do you trust to give you that personal, compassionate, but still all the while, high quality medical care, to your pet?

For years now we have named several Valley Veterinarians on our website, mostly because they are our own pet's doctors, or we've heard great things about them from each another. But it's finally time to honor those committed, small business owners and Veterinarians as actual Network Group Members! Their outstanding services should be more than just a name on our page. They've proved over and over to be the best and we are honored to shower them with appreciation and acknowledgement! You will see our referred Veterinarians' page grow and grow because we want you to know where to take your pets for trusted and committed care. We care about you and your pets and only want the best for all pet parents! So without further hesitation, please let me introduce two of our new Valley Veterinarians!


So we are so excited to announce the two newest, official Valley Veterinarians! South Chandler and Tempe..... here we come!

Welcome our South Chandler Veterinarians!






I've known owner, Dr. Stickland and her Associate, Dr. Duregger for over 5 years and have always been impressed with their dedication, professionalism and compassion for our pets. Dr. Stickland is one of many who became discouraged with corporation changes in the veterinary field and longed to be the family veterinarian she was born and educated to be! Taking a giant leap of faith she opened her very own practice! Now she was in charge of how to run her own practice!


We are so proud of her and all she has accomplished and we know that she was able to do this with the help of her faithful staff and partner, associate veterinarian, Dr. Carolyn Duregger. We are so proud to be able to showcase our favorite Chandler Veterinary Clinic!

We are sooooo excited to announce that Animal Medical Center of Chandler is now a proud member of Az Pet Professionals! Several of us have known Dr. Stickland and Dr. Duregger for some time already and feel assured we are placing you into the most loving, caring of professionals.



Please take a minute to click on their link to see pictures of Dr. Stickland's brand new, beautiful Practice located on the NW Corner of Chandler Heights and Arizona Avenue.

Website: www.AMCofC.com

Dr. Andrea Stickland and Dr. Carolyn Duregger

Business Address: 70 W Chandler Heights Rd #3, Chandler, AZ, 85248
Business Phone: (480) 339-0406. Website: www.AMCofC.com

Don't forget to "Like" their Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/AnimalMedicalCenterofChandler


Welcome our Tempe Veterinarians!



I recently received an email from Dr. Andrew Marsh, Owner of Tempe's Cobblestone Veterinary Care.

Like many, Dr. Marsh is a small business owner who has put his heart and soul into his practice along with his wife, Veterinarian, Dr. Amy Jundt.







I was intrigued to see their practice and asked if we could meet. I went to Cobblestone Veterinary Care a few weeks ago and needless to say was "Blown Away"! Dr. Marsh and Dr. Jundt are two of the nicest people I've met and their Practice is amazing! With warmth and love written all over the place it was clear their hearts were in the right place. There is so much in their practice, all of which I was impressed with, but one of the most heartfelt rooms was a warm, peaceful room off to the side by itself.





Decorated very nicely with a large comfy couch. This room is used for pet owners who have to put their pet to sleep. It's a warm, peaceful room, not one with stainless steel, smells of alcohol, cleaners, etc. It's quite, it's pretty, it's the perfect place for the ending of a beautiful life long friend's life.
The room also allows you to walk out a separate door when done, not through the lobby. Not all Veterinarians are lucky enough to have the room in their Practices that allows such a room, but I can tell you.... they all wish they did. For you.





I hope you will take a tour of their beautiful Veterinary Clinic whenever you have the chance and if you live in North Chandler or Tempe, this is a must for you if you are looking for a trusted Veterinary Clinic!


Business Address:
Cobblestone Veterinary Care
1721 East Warner Road Suite C3
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: 480-897-1888
Fax: 480-897-1400




Business Website: http://cobblestonevet.com/

Thank you Animal Medical Center of Chandler and Cobblestone Veterinary Care for providing Valley pet owners with your undeniable dedication, professionalism, compassion and love for their pets!




Furbabies Delectable Delights Birthday!



Office: 480-862-0108
Email: info@furbabiesdelectabledelights.com


  Furbabies Delectable Delights is celebrating a birthday!

Happy Birthday to our most Paw-some homemade, dog treat business!!



Because there are so many people in the world, celebrating a birthday is a natural occurrence that happens every single day. As a business owner, celebrating the birthday of a business that was started & molded from a mere idea makes celebrating all the more special! What makes each birthday have greater meaning is the fact that, while the economy of this country is not the greatest, every year the business grows older is like putting another feather in your cap! 

Happy Birthday Furbabies!

Sept. 1st marks Furbabies Delectable Delights seventh year in business! 

The idea for Furbabies came about in 2007 when the pet food industry faced major problems & recalls due to some companies obtaining ingredients from China that were tainted with melamine, a poisonous substance. As a chef by trade, the wheels started turning & switching gears from cooking for people to cooking for the four-legged members of the family was an easy transition. Each recipe was tried & retried on our own furry family members till they were perfected. To this day, all of the treats we sell are made by hand & they are always made-to-order, nothing sits in a warehouse waiting to be put on a shelf. All of our treats contain human grade ingredients that are safe for dogs. We NEVER use artificial colors or ingredients, preservatives, or by-products. 

As the owner, I personally oversee the purchase of all ingredients as well as the day to day operations. 


We at Furbabies Delectable Delights, truly believe that dogs are no longer considered property, they are members of our families! And that's why we love what we do! We are also very fortunate for the stores that sell & support us & our products because to us it validates what we do. We offer wheat-based treats, wheat-free treats, jerky, bone-shaped birthday cakes & cupcakes as well as gift baskets.



Besides purchasing our treats directly, you can also find our products at Von Hanson's Meats & Spirits, Sibley's West, select AJ's Fine Foods, all of the AZ Wholefoods Markets including select Wholefoods in Los Angeles, Ca, The Paw Spa, & Cookies-n-Clean. 

 

To commemorate this birthday, we invite everyone reading this, to a birthday celebration at the very first store that started selling our products six years ago!

Please join us, along with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, on Thurs., Sept. 25th from 4:30-6:00pm at Von Hanson's Meats & Spirits on Alma School & Warner Rd. to say "Happy Birthday" & enjoy some snacks, beverages, & cake!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FURBABIES!!

We are so proud of Angela and her company and the honor that she helps to represent Az Pet Professionals!! 
Angela represents the "Blood, Sweat and Tears" of America's small business owners! Instead of wondering if your pets' treats are coming from another country and could possibly make them sick, how about starting today...... that you purchase your dog treats from someone who makes their treats in the good ole USA, homemade with love and professionalism, is known personally, trusted and is known all over the West Coast? Do It! Call them today to order your Furbabies Dog Treats! Thank you for supporting America's small business owners!!

Office: 480-862-0108
Email: info@furbabiesdelectabledelights.com



Play Time Pet Care! Not your TYPICAL pet sitters!



Introducing one very amazing woman and her professional pet sitting business, PlayTime Pet Care! Jenna has been a member of Az Pet Professionals since July of 2011. We are so happy to showcase such an incredibly dedicated, professional, pet loving, pet expert! Jenna's business services areas of the East Valley. You'll find Play Time Pet Care's website information at the bottom of this article where a link will take you directly to her site so you can see if she covers your area. Thanks for being so amazing Jenna!


 Not your TYPICAL pet sitters...






"What is pet sitting?   
We realize there are a lot of people that have never used a professional pet sitter before, or even heard of a pet sitter.  We've created a FREE e-book to answer some of the most common questions.  Look for the downloadable link at the bottom of this article.

Our own personal experiences with missing our pets, wondering how they are doing, assuming they were being taken care of the way we would, is how Play Time Pet Care was born.  We understand that guilty feeling when leaving our pets for vacation or when you have to travel for work.  It's hard to look at their adorable faces and tell them you'll see them in a few days, and it's scary to leave your family members in the care of strangers.

This is why it is important for us to help you feel as stress free as possible about leaving your pets at home.  You'll get to know your sitter during the meet and greet and you'll get to see how your pets react to them.  You'll feel like you're at home once you start getting photo updates from your sitter. 

Share the photos you get from your daily dog walker or potty break sitter with your co-workers.  Yes, we even send photo updates when visiting your puppy every day while you're at work.

These are just some of the reasons people ask for our help:

  • Taking a business trip or going on vacation
  • Working long hours
  • Just got a new puppy
  • New to the area and looking for recommendations on vets, groomers, doggy day care or pet friendly businesses
  • Prefer to leave their pets at home

Play Time Pet Care isn't your average pet sitting company.  Mix and match our services to your hearts content.

  • Live in services
  • Overnight services
  • Daily visits
  • Daily dog walking
  • Hourly pet sitting
  • Pet taxi service

Here's how we are different:

  • The only professional pet sitting company, in the far east valley, that employs their pet sitters rather than sub-contracting the work
  • Our visits aren't timed.  We are there as long as your pet needs us
  • One pet, 5 pets...no problem...doesn't cost extra
  • We have personal recommendations for everything pet
Take a look at Play Time Pet Care's You Tube Channel. Feel free to subscribe!

Our gift to you is this FREEe-book, explaining how to work effectively with a pet sitter.

Woof! Meow!"  Jenna

Business Website: http://playtimepetcare.com



Pet Care After Pet Adoption


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 Pet Care After Pet Adoption

Many of you have taken part in the many pet adoption events this past month. Az Pet Professioals are so happy to hear the many stories of pets getting adopted this month and hearing the success stories of the shelters working so hard at trying to adopt out so many dogs and cats!
With that in mind, how many of you feel a little lost now that you've brought your new pet home?
We put together a short, simple list of some basics to assist you the first weeks of your new pet's living arrangements and introduction into their new fur-ever home!


GONE TO THE DOGS!

If you own a dog you should have:

· Dog dishes (a stainless steel, no- tip water bowl and a stainless steel or heavy plastic food bowl. If you have a large dog, it is better if the dishes are up high.

· A place for your dog to sleep.  Dog bed, Dog crate

· A toenail clipper or Pedi Paws type nail file

· A brush and/or comb (Furminators work great for heavy coats!) Ask our amazing groomers which brush they'd recommend in between grooming appointments!) www.azpetstylist.com
· A large and a small shaver if you have a small dog that needs trimming before his grooming appointment

· A high quality dog or puppy food and treats (We have a homemade dog treat business you can refer to! www.furbabiesdelectabledelights.com!

· An appropriate collar, leash or harness for walking. Current rabies tag, microchip tag and identification on the collar. Rolled leather or heavy duty nylon is best for your larger dog and a harness is best for your small breeds.  Make sure that if you notice any concerning behavior within the first couple of weeks that you choose a well known, professional, force free dog trainer to assist your training needs. www.bekindtodogs.com.  Our very own Kathrine Breeden of course!


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GONE TO THE CATS!

If you just adopted a feline, adult or kitten, here are a few essentials for our felines to help make their transition into their new home, fun and exciting!

First, every cat loves food, right?

Cat dishes (a stainless steel no- tip water and food bowl) Many cats enjoy the new water fountain type dishes you can Purchase at many pet stores!

· A place for your cat or kitten to sleep, a comfy pet bed will do or a kitty tower that has some form of a box-like hiding spot.

· A toenail clipper so you can keep his/her nails trimmed short

· A scratching post- Cats love to perch! They enjoy being in their "Tree" and being able to overlook their surroundings. A safe, fun place for them. You can also teach them to use their cat tree for the scratching that cats need!

· A brush or comb- Especially if medium to long haired. Again, just call up our amazing groomers! Yes, they do groom cats too! www.azpetstylist.com

· A litter box or two, or three..... recomended to have at least one per cat in different areas of the house. A problem noticed with new kitty? Call on our very own Jane Erlich, our "Cat whisperer" if you will! www.cattitude.com

· A high quality cat or kitten food and treats. Pet Club can assist you with many different Kitty Treat options! www.petclub.net.

· A breakaway collar with identification in case he/she escapes outside.

Better yet! If your new pet, cat or dog, came without a microchip, get in asap to have a microchip implanted! We have amazing veterinarians under "Veterinarians" to the right of the page under Current Members!

A couple of our favorite veterinarians!


Chandler:
http://amcofc.com/ or

San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas:
www.santanvalleyvets.com if you live in Queen Creek or San Tan Valley!

Tempe:
http://cobblestonevet.com/


If you own either or both, a dog or cat, you will need to keep all health records in a file so if you need them you will know exactly where to find them.

You are off to a great start on being a good pet owner! Please make sure to contact your veterinarian for a first visit! Don't wait to establish a veterinarian/patient relationship under a medical problem, do it now while they are healthy so you are well prepared in case of an illness!


Lastly, for all of your current and new pet needs please browse through each of our members to the right of the page. We have you covered from A to Z with professional pet experts! Each member has a link that will take you directly to their website!
Thanks pet friends!

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PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY

8 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE IN THE SUMMER
  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws;
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats, and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat.

PET EXPERT TIP OF THE DAY!

Household pet tip for dogs from Blue Ribbon K9 Academy:

Train your dog to use a pet door by putting a dab of butter on the bottom edge of the flap. Have another person hold the dog on the side with the butter and you stand on the other side with treats. Your dog will lick the bottom of the flap, pushing it open while you encourage it through and offering treats. Happy Training!

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