Dog’s Day at the Desert Botanical Garden

Saturday, January 24 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Included with paid Garden admission. Dog admission $4 each.

Proceeds benefiting the
Arizona Humane Society.

The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden.

BARKTOBERFEST 2014

BARKTOBERFEST 2014
OCTOBER 11, 2014
9AM TO 3PM
GILBERT CIVIC CENTER
50 E. CIVIC CENTER DRIVE, GILBERT, AZ
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF GILBERT & WARNER ROADS IN GILBERT

Barktoberfest is “a party in the park for dogs and their human companions”. The East Valley Tribune’s 2012 “Best Place to Hang Out With Your Dog”, this event has grown each year and we usually have 2,500 or more people attend! The 15th annual Barktoberfest will be on Saturday, October 11, at Gilbert Town Center (Gilbert Road & Warner Road in Gilbert).

EVENT SCHEDULE:
9AM – EVENT OPENS!

DOG AND BALLOON CONTEST* (ongoing event)

BOBBING FOR BONES CONTEST* (ongoing event)

LURE COURSE & AGILITY (ongoing event)

9:30AM BOMB SNIFFING DOG DEMO (time tentative)

10AM – LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST*

10:30AM  – CANINE IDOL CONTEST*

11AM – BEST DRESSED DOG CONTEST*

NOON – ALUMNI DOG PARADE – A PARADE FOR ALL FRIENDS FOR LIFE ADOPTED DOGS!

1PM – GILBERT POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 DEMONSTRATION

2PM – BEST TRICK CONTEST*

2:30PM – RAFFLE DRAWINGS AND ONGOING EVENT WINNERS

3PM – EVENT IS OVER – DRIVE SAFELY!  WOOF!  BARK ON!

*$1 minimum donation for contests

Apache Junction Halloween Festival – October 31st 2014 (5:00-8:00 pm) – Prospector Park Sports Fields, 3015 N. Idaho Rd.

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Halloween in the Hills 2014 — FRIDAY, October 31st on the Avenue of the Fountains from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Town of Fountain Hills invites you to come celebrate Halloween in the Hills.  This Halloween bring the entire family to enjoy trick-or-treating, games, rides, food and fun! Over 40 local businesses participate to help make this THE BEST HALLOWEEN EVENT IN ARIZONA!

Not only will your kids enjoy free carnival games, trick-or-treating, bounce houses and more, but your four-legged canine “kids” are also welcome to attend!

Come hungry…the Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis will be offering hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and other refreshments. There will be plenty to do, so show up early!

For more information, go to http://www.halloweeninthehills.com/

A Mesa woman is contesting a misdemeanor citation for failure to keep her dog on a leash 6 feet or shorter

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Posted East Valley Tribune: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:30 am

But the citation may not be as much of a problem as the actual law itself.

Everyone knows dogs in public are supposed to be on a leash. It’s the law. But few likely know leashes are legally limited to 6 feet in Maricopa County.

Mesa resident Esmée Lafleur is concerned about the issue after she got a citation, with a possible maximum penalty of six months in jail and up to a $2,500 fine, for using a leash that was too long.

Lafleur said she takes her German shepherd to Mesa’s Greenfield Park on a regular basis and works with him on a 30-foot line, generally with no complaints. She said she routinely sees dogs on no leash at all, but rarely allows her dog that sort of liberty.

On one previous occasion, the park ranger who ultimately issued the citation approached Lafleur and simply told her to “keep her dog under control” but gave no specific instructions, she said.

“I can’t believe (the ranger) cited me,” Lafleur said. “It’s weird. All of a sudden this guy decides I’m a nuisance to him.”

Although ignorance of the law is generally deemed to be no excuse, Lafleur argues the leash law is not a part of the posted rules at the park, and therefore cannot be enforced without a specific warning having been given first.

But that may not be the only problem. Careful examination of the leash laws at the city, county and state levels reveals that, while most cities in the area have a 6-foot leash limit and Maricopa County does as well, the Arizona Revised Statutes appear to only list such a limit for dogs on rabies quarantine. Another section states that all dogs over the age of 3 months must be on a leash, with no length specified.

“They sort of take little pieces out of context,” said Mary Kinsley, former chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Animal Law Executive Council, about Maricopa County animal laws. “It makes it difficult.”

She pointed out a similar discrepancy dealing with ownership of animals, in which the state statutes and local laws seem to conflict on whether there is an amount of time after which an individual may claim ownership of a lost animal, superseding the rights of the original owner.

That disagreement, however, does not mean that a 6-foot leash law is necessarily a bad thing. Local animal trainer Kama Rueschenberg, of Club Doggie in Queen Creek, said that a 6-foot leash is best for controlling a dog, especially those in training.

“(Owners) need to have enough control over their dog that they are not making a problem,” she said.

Rueschenberg also pointed out that most localities recognize the “Canine Good Citizen” certificate and allow for a dog certified as such to be trained on a longer leash, when certain regulations are followed.

Mesa Parks representative Leslie Clark said, in the end, the fine and sentencing for Lafleur will be up to a judge, and not something the Parks Service will comment on. She pointed out that, by her reckoning, Mesa Parks gives out nearly 1,000 warnings for every violation of dogs off their leashes in parks.

“The important parts are really that we are looking for pet owners to be responsible,” Clark said. “People don’t necessarily understand … to really be responsible that they need to have their dogs under control, on a leash.”

Grand Opening for Pocket Park Dog park in Queen Creek, Arizona

 

Pocket for Pups

 

The Town of Queen Creek will open Pocket Park for Pups, its first dog park, during its Dog Days of Summer event on June 21 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.! Pocket Park for Pups is located at 22526 S Ellsworth Rd, next to Town Hall. Town Council will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. with fun for our furry, four-legged friends to follow!

In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be:

MCSO K-9 Unit – 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Rachel’s Bake Shop – doggie and human treats
Petco – dog groomers, a dog trainer, and natural balance treat/food samples
Ironwood Animal Hospital – samples and info about their services
Fields for Dogs pet walking service
Chuy’s Pet Magnets

We hope to see you and your favorite furball there!

Lose the Leash Students Wow Residence of San Diego County!

Just got this email from clients while they were away on vacation in San Diego, Had to share:

 

Famous students and incredible canines, Bear, Addy, Jade, Hudson and Bentley dodge paparazzi but are spotted at the Hotel Del Coronado!

 

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Jade, Bear, Addy, Mary and Jeanne

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Coronado dog beach. Also hit OB Dog Beach and Del Mar Dog Beach.

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Bentley and Hudson at the Del Coronado.

A woman walked by displaying a big hawk on her arm and stopped about 15 feet
away to show the bird to guests. The bird was squawking but the boys stayed put.

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Showing off their manners “Place ” in the Del lobby.

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Marilyn is to the only celebrity to be seen at the Del. Here are 2 stars in their own right.

Enjoy a night out at a DiamondBacks vs. Rockies game and help support Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue

ArizonaCattleDogRescue

Like Dogs?

 

Like Baseball?

 

Then Take, Take, Take Me out to the “Where the Pound Meets the Mound”

brought to you by Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue!

Where: Chase Field (Click Here for a MAP)

When: Sunday September 15th (Fist Pitch @ 1:10PM)

How Much: $25

Where to Buy Tickets: Click Here!

Lose The Leash Receives 2013 Best of Gilbert Award

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lose The Leash Receives 2013 Best of Gilbert Award

Gilbert Award Program Honors the Achievement

GILBERT June 4, 2013 — Lose The Leash has been selected for the 2013 Best of Gilbert Award in the Pet Training & Obedience Schools category by the Gilbert Award Program.

Each year, the Gilbert Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Gilbert area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Gilbert Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Gilbert Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Gilbert Award Program

The Gilbert Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Gilbert area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Gilbert Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Gilbert Award Program

CONTACT:
Gilbert Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

Arizona Animal Welfare League Grand Opening

Sonia Breslow Adoption Center Grand Opening

Join the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA for the Grand Opening of the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center on Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 10:00am to 12:00pm! The new state-of-the art facility will be hosting free tours, offering goodie bags, and hosting the adoption of spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, healthy animals.

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
25 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-273-6852

Event Contact
Michelle Ramos
602-273-6852 x122
mramos@aawl.org

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