It's April and spring is in full swing. 
The flowers are blooming, the sweet
smell of orange blossoms fill the air, and people are getting out more. It's a  great month to start taking your pet out for walks and outings before the
summer heats up. From National Greyhound Adoption Month to National Pet Day to National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, it's a great month for animals. We'll help you learn about heartworm prevention as well. All the information is right here in this month's Pet Tips and Treats newsletter, which is filled with valuable information. Remember to watch for our periodic special discount "treat" just for you and your pet to enjoy. Don't forget to share the love and send our newsletter to others who also cherish their pets.

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Can You Open Your Heart and Home to Handsome Max?

When Max's owner entered hospice care and eventually passed away, the handsome dog thankfully found his way to Second Home Pet Resort. Through our resort and contacts, we were able to bring Max to
The handsome 10-year-old Chow Chow is very gentle. He was evaluated while he was in boarding at Second Home Pet Resort, and got to spend lots of time socializing with people and other dogs. He enjoyed every minute of his time at the resort.
While at the vet for his checkup, it was found that Max had heartworm disease. He was immediately put on a heartworm treatment plan and has since recovered. He came through with flying colors.
With a clean bill of health and now on a monthly heart worm prevention plan, which is recommended for all adopters through Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary, Max is now ready for his forever home.
So what's great about Max? This gentle soul is sweet and loves to go for walks, so he'll be great for anyone who wants to do the same and get in some exercise. He also enjoys a tasty bully stick. Max also seems to have had some basic training.
If you have room in your heart and home for Max, please contact Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary's website or Facebook page.
Looking for a gift for a friend or family member? Second Home Pet Resort offers gift cards. Stop in soon to purchase one!
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April 2016

April brings showers in some parts, but it also brings great animal-related holidays throughout the month to bring awareness and some just for plain fun.

April is:
National Greyhound Adoption Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (ASPCA)

April 1-7, International Pooper Scooper Week
April 8, National Dog Fight Awareness Day
April 11, National Pet Day
April 14, National Dolphin Day
April 30, National Adopt a Pet Day
Join Second Home Pet Resort at the Upcoming Phoenix Pet Expo
The 7 th Annual  Phoenix Pet Expo will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and April 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Second Home Pet Resort will be in attendance.
The expo will feature discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm and flea prevention products. Free nail trims will also be available for your pet.  
Various exhibitors will be on hand as well as live entertainment options, activities, prize giveaways, pet products, obedience demonstrations and much more. There also will be a cute pet costume contest. If you want to enter your pet, make sure you are at the agility course by 4:45 p.m.
You can learn about volunteerism, grooming, pet care, pet behavior and training, travel with pets, making a difference, various pet breeds, and activities for you and your pet. There also will be numerous rescue groups onsite for an adoption event. If you're looking, you may just find your new best furry friend.
From shopping and playing to learning and pet adoptions, the Phoenix Pet Expo is a great opportunity to get out with your pet and enjoy the weekend.
Admission is free and pets are allowed but must be on a lead or in a carrier. In addition, please ensure you bring proof of age-appropriate vaccinations.
Make sure to stop by the Second Home Pet Resort booth and say hi. We'd love to see you there.
Have a Heart And Ensure Your Pets Are Safe From Heartworm Disease
Heartworm is not something to be taken lightly, which is probably why there's a special month to recognize what can be a very deadly disease if not caught early enough and treated.

And April is that month. During National Heartworm Awareness Month, there is no better time to get educated about the disease and steps you can take to prevent it.

Celebrate National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day And Adopt A Furry Family Member

Every day thousands of dogs and cats in local shelters across the nation are looking for homes.
Due to that sad fact, Natioanl Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was established every April 30 to bring awareness to those animals. It's a way to try to get people to go out to their local shelter and adopt a dog, cat, puppy, kitten or even a bunny.
The "unofficial" holiday is hopefully catching on as an important day not only to bring the homeless pet problem to the forefront but to also attract more  people to shelters to adopt pets.

Employee Spotlight:
Tammi Hall, guest service attendant
As a guest services attendant at Second Home Pet Resort, Tammi Hall takes care of dogs and cats to make sure they have everything they need. From food and water to bedding, she makes them comfortable.
"I make their stay as pleasant as possible," she said. She also takes the dogs out to the yard for potty breaks or to the water park for playtime.
Tammi is a self-described "dog person." In her eyes they can do no wrong. "They are just adorable," she said. However, her current pets are two cute cats.
She has been with Second Home almost three years, and has been working in the pet care services industry for a total of 12 years.
Her favorite part of the jobs is "making the dogs comfortable and putting them at ease so they are not nervous or scared.
"I enjoy doing cuddle times with them because it can change their whole view of the place," she said. She will do whatever it takes to put them at ease about being at the resort, especially if it's a first-time visit.
If there is one thing she wants people to know it is that pets are happy to come for a stay at Second Home. "It's a nice feeling when a dog comes back and is happy to see you and remembers you," she said.
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