May flowers are in full bloom. School's almost out for the year. People are starting to make plans for when the kids are home for summer. Are you
 ready for it all? Did you know it's Chip Your Pet Month? There's no better  way to ensure your pet is protected if he gets lost. We've also got  information for your pet in case of emergencies. Since the weather is starting to heat up, we'll also provide some tips for staying safe. 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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May 2016

How can you not like a month called National Pet Month? May is a great month for animal holidays and awareness. Check them out.

May is:
  • National Pet Month (US)
  • Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research.
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
May 1, Mayday for Mutts
May 3, National Specially-Abled Pets Day
First full week of May, American Humane's Be Kind to Animals Week
May 2-8, Puppy Mill Action Week
May 8, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
Beat the Heat: Hot Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

The summer can be hard on some of us humans as well as our pets. It is especially more difficult in Arizona, as the temperatures get into the triple digits where the heat can last far longer than in other parts of the country.
It is always best to keep your pets indoors, especially during excessive heat (or cold). There is no place that is safer for them than inside the home.

Microchipping Can Help Bring Your Pet Home If He Gets Lost

We hear it all the time. Someone accidentally leaves a door open and a beloved family dog, cat or rabbit escapes. Or the dog is out playing in the backyard and the landscaper forgets to shut the gate, and the dog gets out. When it happens, there's no worse feeling than knowing your family pet is lost, out there alone and frightened and in possible danger.

Make Sure To Have A Plan For Your Pets in Case of Emergencies

Even though here in Arizona, we don't have tornadoes and hurricanes, emergencies and natural disasters come in other forms. From power outages during excessive heat to monsoons, it is important to ensure your pets are part of the bigger plan when disaster strikes. You definitely don't want to scramble in the event of an emergency. You and your beloved pets could suffer unnecessarily.

Laura Russell Joins Second Home Pet Resort's Grooming Department

While grooming dogs for extra money during college, Laura Russell soon found out that dogs were her best friends rather than books. The long-time dog lover left school and took on grooming full time. That was 40 years ago, and she never looked back.

Her experience as a groomer has taken her from Tempe and Phoenix to Fillmore and Ojai, California. She is a loyal employee who has spent at least eight years at each place she worked, so she plans on making Second Home Pet Resort her last and final "home" in her career.
Laura is a certified trade school teacher, and entered and completed the Grooming Certification program with two major certification organizations when the program first started. In addition to her grooming expertise, Laura spent several years teaching at Pedigree School of Grooming. She also is a Certified Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association.

She has a special place in her heart for rescue animals and has worked with rescues for the past 16 years. Currently she is president of
AZ Pug Life Rescue Society . She especially enjoys working with behavioral and medical special-needs dogs.
Although Laura usually has a house filled with fosters, she has nine of her own dogs. They include five pugs, a standard poodle, a Chiweenie, and two Chihuahua terrier mixes.  
As a groomer, Laura enjoys working on all breeds, especially when she can use her scissoring skills and sculpt coats.

We are thrilled to have Laura as a part of the Second Home Pet Resort team!
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