The Phoenix Dog Magazine

Happy Summertime,

‘Tis the season of puppies and kittens, baseball and the 4th of July! Hopefully you have some good get out of the heat plans this summer, the mountains are looking good to us!

Considering it is the slow time of year in the Valley, it is busy pet time! The shelters and rescues are brimming over with puppies and kittens! If you miss having a cuddly little fur ball, now’s your time to foster some!

There were quite a few animal bills that were made into law recently, like the end of greyhound racing in Arizona, a big win for dog breed discrimination, and our Salt River Horses are now protected! You can find out more, including information on the Pet Store Bill that affects Phoenix and Tempe, at the Arizona Humane Society’s website: http://www.azhumane.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/animal-welfare-legislation.

There were a couple of disturbing incidents in the last few months in our communities, horrifying events of dogs attacking children, and vicious dog park dog attacks. There are knowledgeable animal professionals who care and have been gracious enough to write articles to help us teach our children to be safe around dogs, even strange dogs; and another story of how to best prepare ourselves and our dogs for the dog park.

Our baseball cover story tells of the big commitment the Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with PetSmart, have made to our pet-loving community. We’ll share stories of some Diamondback staff who make a big difference for pets and people in our communities.

There is lots of fun and entertainment in the following pages, we even added a canine cartoon! So, thanks for being here with our wonderful Phoenix Dog pack!

Every dog is a Phoenix Dog!

Stay cool,

Cathy Davila

Publisher/Editor

Phoenix Dog


Don’t Leave Me in the Car!

  • Never Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car
  • Parked cars quickly trap the sun’s heat. Even on a day when it’s 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with all the windows closed can hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes.
  • On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 116 degrees in the same amount of time.
  • Leaving the windows open a crack doesn’t eliminate the danger of heatstroke or death.
  • Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.

If you see a dog in a hot car do this:

  • Stay with the dogs until help arrives
  • Record information about the vehicle (make, model. Color and license plate number)
  • Alert the management of the business
  • Call 911
Don't Leave Your Pet in your car.

       

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