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It's going to be a PAW-SOME 2014!

December 30th, 2013


It's almost 2014! Az Pet Professionals are wishing you all a fun and safe New Year's Eve and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! 


We found this great article last year on pet safety tips. We couldn’t have said it any better. Thanks for sharing Stacy Fox! Original article found here: http://www.khou.com/community/blogs/animal-attraction/Animal-Attraction---136304978.html


"New Year’s Eve is the one party that the whole world is invited to, and it’s just days away!  As we get ready to ring in 2013 with a loud, colorful display of festive fireworks, we need to remember to keep our furry friends safe.  The excitement of the sparkling, popping and cracking sounds might be fun for humans, but it can make many pets agitated and scared. Without proper care, pets can get lost during the festivities.  
Here are a few helpful tips to keep your furry friend safe this New Year’s Eve: Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags with current in…

Happy Holiday's from the Az Pet Professionals!

YAPPY HOLIDAYS!


The Az Pet Professionals want to wish you all a very happy holiday this coming week! We've had a busy year and that is in most part, because of all of you!

Pet parents around the Valley have kept our pet experts busy this past year caring for their pets in all different areas of pet care, from dog training, pet sitting, dog boarding, pet treats, dog and cat grooming, pet CPR and First Aid training, pet photography, pet waste management and much more! 



We are honored to be part of your families and hope you will continue to trust in our network group of trusted pet experts! However you celebrate the season, may joy and peace be with you all! 

See you next year! 


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Is it okay to give a pet as a gift?

Many people this holiday season will adopt a pet to be given as a gift to a friend or loved one. But, is it really a good idea to give a pet to a friend or relative as a gift?
First of all, a pet is not a gift, rather, it is a life long commitment. So before you think it would be cute to give an animal as a gift you should keep these things in mind.


Does the recipient really want a pet?Is the recipient able to care for the pet for the rest of it's life? Are they able to afford a pet financially? This includes all veterinary costs, and unforeseen accidents or injuries, as well as food, shelter and housing. Does the recipient have other pets and if so, will they get along with a new pet?What if the recipient has fur or dander allergies you don't know about?Does the recipient have future plans to move? If so, will they be able to take their gift with them?They type of pet you choose may not be ideal at all for the recipient. Have you educated yourself on the breed of the pet, th…

What our pet photographers do to get that perfect shot!

Have you ever wondered how pet photographers get that "Perfect Pet Photograph?"
There is more to professional pet photography than simply aiming and clicking away.



See what our pet photographers must do to capture the beautiful essence of your pet's photograph.


Patience! This is a must! A session can take over 2 hours if your pet is not cooperative.  Flexibility! Our pet photographers get down on the ground and bend in many abnormal positions to capture that perfect shot! They take many approaches and shoot at many different angles to capture the truest beauty of your pet/s. My guess is there muscles in their necks, arms, legs and backs must be painful after a flexible shoot!They must drive to the pet owner. This is for your convenience as well as to have your photographs taken in the comforts of your own home or yard. Purchasing all of that equipment! Yes, there is a lot of equipment that professional photographers have to carry around. The camera is not the only impor…

Introducing Active Paws, Az Pet Professionals newest pet expert!

We met Katie last year while she attended a Pet CPR and First Aid Class. With her new certification of completion for two years, Katie is on her way walking with the dogs!




Katie is a wonderful addition to our network group. Known personally by founder Kim MacCrone as well as several other members including Sheila Iyengar and Kathrine Breeden amongst those, Katie has established herself high in the community! Katie is dedicated to animal rescue, community services and her business Active Paws. Active Paws allows you to hire a pet expert to walk your dogs because you can't. Katie is a professional in many dog areas including force free dog training, pet CPR and First Aid in case of an emergency while with your dog and caring for shelter animals.

Katie is a trusted professional and would love to be the one walking, biking or running with your dogs!

With that I introduce you to Katie, owner of Active Paws!




Click here to see Katie's personal member information: http://www.azpetp…

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