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Teri Ann Tate- Comfy Pets of Arizona

What a great way to celebrate April's First Aid Awareness Month! Do you live in South Phoenix or Fountain Hills? Our Pet Expert, Teri Ann Tate is a Pet Expert in a wide variety of pet first aid programs, including her new Equine First Aid! See for yourself why Teri Ann Tate fits all the criteria of meeting or exceeding our standards to be an Az Pet Professional!

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Be ready for pet emergencies with first aid classes by 
Comfy Pets of AZ!

PHOENIX – We all want to keep our pets safe and healthy, but what if there is an emergency? Would you know what to do to help save your beloved animal?

Teri Ann Tate, owner of Comfy Pets of AZ in Laveen, is the perfect expert to help. Tate has years of experience caring for a variety of animals through her pet-sitting business and is one of only a few Arizonans qualified to teach first aid care for small animals and horses. Tate’s popular classes give professional pet care providers and pet parents alike the skills necessary to help their furry friends in an emergency.

“Most pet owners don’t think about what to do in an emergency,” Tate says. “There are many first aid steps that you can take to help keep an animal stable until a veterinarian can take over. It’s rather like helping a human until the medics arrive.”

The classes cover a range of topics and techniques such as what to do if your pet has swallowed poison, how to clean a wound and to splint a fractured bone. Some classes are specifically geared toward children and address safety issues such as how to approach a dog when walking, or how to tell if your pet might be ill.

Kara Jenkins, owner of TLC House and Pet Sitting in the East Valley, said she asked Tate to offer her CPR & Pet First Aid class to her team of pet sitters.

“I think her classes are very educational,” Jenkins said. “It’s very hands-on and really benefits our clients because the clients know their sitters have the background and education needed to be prepared for emergencies and how to handle them.”

Tate said her love of animals started when she was young, and she got her first horse at age 15. She is one of the few pet-sitters in the area who takes on equine clients, feeding, grooming and exercising horses when owners are away.

“Teri Ann is a trusted family pet sitter for our four-legged kids,” said client Lisa Donaldson. “She has been able to help us out not only with our forever pets, but with foster pets, as well. I would highly recommend her to others.”

Neighbors and friends in Laveen also see her out on the hiking trails at South Mountain Park, often with several dogs as part of her Doggie Doo Adventures. Pet owners can choose from a number of outings to help their pups get plenty of exercise, even if their own work day runs long. Dogs are taken on hikes ranging in 45-minute neighborhood walks to 2-10 mile hikes through the preserve, as well as other options.

Tate also travels throughout Arizona and Southern California teaching her equine and pet first aid classes, as well as giving special speaking engagements.

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2015 Class schedules

Pet CPR and First Aid. Sanctuary at South Mountain, 3224 W. Carver Road, Laveen AZ 85339. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Fridays:
  • April 17
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 17
  • Aug. 14
  • Sept. 18
  • Oct. 16
  • Nov. 13
  • Dec. 11
Pet CPR and First Aid (morning session)

Zusia's Doggie Day Care & SuPaw Market, 16650 E. Palisades #110, Fountain Hills AZ. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • May 2
  • July 11
  • Sept. 12
Doggie Dental and Senior Petizen (dental and nutrition discussed in afternoon session)  2- 5 pm:
  • May 2
  • July 11
  • Sept. 12
Advanced Pet First Aid**

Zusia's Doggie Day Care & SuPaw Market, 16650 E Palisades #110, Fountain Hills AZ. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • March 28
  • June 27
  • Oct. 4
**The class and curriculum were created by Teri Ann Tate and will cover the following: wound care, vitals on dogs, administering medications, AZ wildlife and your K9 and hiking with Fido.

Kids Pet CPR & First Aid Class

Located at Sanctuary at South Mountain, 3224 W. Carver Road, Laveen AZ 85339

This newly created three-hour class is for children ages 7-12 and teaches children about: How to approach a dog when out walking; how to feed a family pet; how to tell when a family pet is hurting; how to tell when a family pet needs medical care and other information. Class materials include a student workbook, a certificate of completion and a doggie treats recipe. Dates are Sept. 6 and Oct. 11

Equine classes

Location: Sanctuary at South Mountain, 3224 W. Carver Road, Laveen AZ 85339 (at private facilities on request)

Equine Basic First Aid
  •   May 2
  • June 6
  • July 25
  • Sept. 26
  • Oct. 10
  • Nov. 7

Equine Remote First Aid
  • June 27
  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 24
  • I Can Help-Horse First Aid for Kids (5-10)
  • Sept. 13
  • Nov. 1

 WOW!! Thank you Teri Ann Tate for all that you offer to pet owners!!

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