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National Adopt a Cat and a Shelter Cat

June is coming this Monday, and with that comes a very special focus on some very special felines! With so many people focusing their efforts on the dogs in shelters (which is fine, of course!) we'd like to remind you that there are many, many felines sitting in Shelters all over the Valley too! Some have been there over half their lives!

June celebrates National Adopt a Cat Month as well as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Below are two links you can go to and read more about what you can do to help our Shelter Cats in need of Fur-Ever Homes!

Friends For Life our very own Animal Shelter located in Gilbert has many cats and kittens available for adoption. Please see their website for location, shelter hours and pets available.

Please view these links and see the pets looking for fur-ever homes. If you already have a frisky feline but are having behavior problems, don't give up!! Call our own feline behaviorist for advice before turning your family member in to a shelter. www.cattitudebehavior.com 

If you recently adopted a cat or kitten, we'd love to hear your story!! Just Email Kim at kimimacc@gmail.com. Thanks pet friends!

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Dog Bite Prevention Week


It's nearing the end of the week dedicated to National Dog Bite Prevention, but it's worth posting several times a year to prevent any dog bite!
If you'd like a professional Dog Trainer and Behaviorist to help you with your dog please visit our well known, trusted and respected member, Kathrine Breeden at her website: www.bekindtodogs.com

How to teach your kids to approach unfamiliar dogs safely

It is important for adults to teach children how to safely approach an unfamiliar dog and how to protect themselves if they come in contact with an unfriendly dog.

According to the Center of Disease Control, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year, many of these involving children, with dog bite related injuries highest in 5-9 year old children. It is important to teach children how to approach dogs to keep children safe, to keep your pets happy, and to avoid becoming one of those statistics.

Many dog bites happen at home with our own dogs. It does not mean a pet is mean or aggressive, often; the dog simply becomes over-stimulated by the activity around it or becomes annoyed with continual harassment.

Approaching familiar dogs:

Teach kids how to read dog’s body language. Dogs use body language to communicate with us how they feel. What they like, what they don’t like.

Friendly postures include:

Ears forward
Tail wagging and held u
Relaxed body

Scared postures include:
Body lowered
Tail tucked between legs
Eyes avoiding yours

Threatening and potentially harmful postures include:
Lowered body
Hair on back of neck (hackles) standing up straight
Tail straight out

By teaching kids the three postures above, you can ensure that in most cases they will have a good impression on whether the dog is friendly and approachable or not.

Common mistakes that contribute to dog bites

· Do Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

There is truth in the old saying, let sleeping dogs lie. A dog that is suddenly awoken may become frightened and bite out of fear. Dogs are also more territorial and prone to aggression if they are feeding or chewing. Female dogs that are caring for their pups are also more likely to be aggressive.

Welcome newest Az Pet Professional members!

We are proud to introduce to you two personally known and trusted pet experts! Two Dog's Dancing Pet Sitting in the great North Phoenix area and Nyah's Mobile Grooming in the East Valley. Please take a minute to click on their website links and read more about them. We are excited to offer these two services to our pet owner readers!

Two Dogs Dancing Pet Sitting & Dog Walking


Meet Mary Banks, owner of Two Dogs Dancing! Mary is passionate about her pet sitting business, dedicated and loyal. Any pet owner who hires Mary will quickly see her dedication and love to the pets! Mary services the Metro Phoenix Area and if you click here to her website you will find a Service Area Map. 

You can also follow Mary and her daily activities on Facebook

"We’ll love and care for your pets as if they were our own! " Mary


Please welcome Deon Franco, owner of Nyah's Mobile Grooming! We are proud to add Deon's professional mobile grooming business! Known personally, trusted and veterinary referred! Welcome Nyah's!!


Please call to schedule an appointment today!

 I am Deon Franco and am the proud owner of Nyah’s Mobile Grooming, LLC. I have been a professional groomer for over 13 years and I love my job! I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I plan on staying in this industry forever. I am a born and raised Arizonian; a proud local! 

I Am Pet CPR/First Aid certified so that I know what to do in case of an accident, injury or emergency while with your pet. 

 See My 5 Star Yelp Reviews! http://www.yelp.com/biz/nyahs-mobile-grooming-chandler

 Click on Logos to follow me!



I am studying to get my Master Feline Grooming Certification (MFGC) and in the future will pursue my Master Groomer Certification.

I have been blessed and given the wonderful opportunity to start my own mobile grooming business and am excited to share this experience with you and your family.

Business Website: http://nyahsmobilegrooming.com

I can't wait to meet you and your furry babies!


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PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend

Step into Spring with an Adopted Pet at PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend, May 16-17


Phoenix – Spring is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate new beginnings than by saving a life and adopting a pet? PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, which takes place from May 16-17 at your local PetSmart® store, provides the opportunity for you to meet thousands of lovable cats and dogs that are in need of a forever home.

No matter what type of pet you’re looking to add to your family, you’re bound to find him or her. More than 3,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,400 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you find the perfect furry companion.

“Adopting a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience and lifetime commitment,” said Julie White, senior director of programs, PetSmart Charities. “We’re fortunate to have dedicated adoption partners who help bring this rewarding experience to thousands of families each National Adoption Weekend.”

“PetSmart is proud to serve as a partner for families as they begin a new journey with an adopted pet, and PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend may be the perfect time to consider saving a life by adopting,” said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer, PetSmart.
To help adoptable pets make their best first impressions with potential adopters, PetSmart is teaming up with local animal welfare organizations to provide grooming services to pets in select locations in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Dallas and Philadelphia.

See their “before and after” transformations by following PetSmart on Twitter.

PetSmart, Simply Nourish™, Authority and Great Choice® are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.

How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. To find the PetSmart store nearest you,call 1-877-473-8762.

Join the Conversation
You can follow PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook throughout National Adoption Weekend at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and www.facebook.com/PetSmart. Or, talk with us on Twitter at @PetSmartChariTs and @PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

Posted on behalf of PetSmart Charities with permission from Jennifer Kepler (Douglas) | 
Media Manager

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April Howland, Painter and Founder of Howland Studios

and founder of Howland Studios, photographed at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, by Nicki Escudero
Photo credit: Nicki Escudero

Anytime one of our members is recognized we feel so proud and excited to share that with our readers!

Today we want to share with you one of our amazing and unique pet experts, April Howland, owner of Howland Studios

April is a Painter, an Artist of Fine Art and is on the Board of the Non-Profit Organization, Gabriel's Angels, a pet therapy program that delivers healing pet therapy to "at-risk" children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever. (taken from their website)

Recently April was interviewed by http://www.phxpeople.com/. 
Here is a small excerpt of what you'll find along with a video of April talking about her many talents. Please take a look and if you love it like we do, SHARE! Thanks pet friends!

Part of the Interview:

How do you hope your work impacts people?

"The pet portraits side, I know it impacts people, because they tell me when their animals pass, they always have something visible to remember them by. Many, many people over the years have told me what a gift that was, and it always feels good to hear that.
I love painting dogs, and I know the relationship I had with mine and the current ones I have now will never leave, but having a visual of them would be awesome all the time, because I know how much I love them. They’re part of our family."

To continue reading and to watch April's taped interview, please click here: 

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National Pet Month May of 2015

National Pet Month 2015

National Pet Month’s aims are to:
  • Promote the benefits of pet ownership 
  • Support pet adoption 
  • Make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets 
  • Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals (Az Pet Professionals!)
  • Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals

There are so many reasons to celebrate National Pet Month!
Az Pet Professionals do this daily! We already know that promoting responsible pet ownership is important and that’s why we strive so hard every day to be the best, most trusted pet services in the Valley for pet owners just like you!

Az Pet Professionals always promotes Adoption and not shopping for a pet! 
With our very own pet expert, Jill Flynn, Event Coordinator of HeArts Speak and her professional pet photography business, Visual Harmony Photography, Jill combines efforts with other professional pet photographers to capture pets in all their glory. Their professional photographers make them much more attractive to the public seeking to adopt a pet than the photographs of pets behind bars that seemingly scare people away, rather than making them run to the county shelter to adopt!

Not only do the members of Az Pet Professionals strive to increase public awareness of their own pet services but that of other trusted members as well! Member’s may write daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly Blogs about public awareness as well as promote through Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram and other social media outlets.

Working companion animals are finally being recognized for the capability us pet lovers have always known about. Animals comfort, love unconditionally and can assist people in so many ways. It’s wonderful hearing stories of pets who live their lives as companion animals and about the people’s who’s lives they’ve changed.

Let’s all take a moment out of our busy day today and think about a special pet you know that has made you focus on National Pet Month. 

We’d love to hear your stories! You can email your story to Kim at vetechic@gmail.com. We will let you know when we will share your story with our pet parents.

Thank you!

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