Chandler Woof Stock 2013

Hi pet parents! 

We had a spectacular day at Chandler's Woof Stock! We wanted to share some pictures with you and say thank you to each who stopped by our table today!

Each year at the annual Woof Stock, Az Pet Professionals has a table and several of our members join me for the event. This year I want to thank Heather Clark, owner of H & H Pet Services, Kay Richmond, owner of Arizona's Pet Stylist, Carol Lynn Fox, owner of Blue Ribbon K9 Academy and Kathrine Breeden, owner of Be Kind to dogs for sharing their time and focus for today's event!

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From left to right looking at the screen-Kathrine, Kim, Kay and Heather

This year several of the Az Pet Professionals raffled off a basket that they created with fun stuff for pets! I want to apologize to one of our winners that I did not take a picture of collecting their basket!! To the winners of Kay, our Groomer's Basket, congratulations!! My Ipad was gone at that time so I missed taking their picture!!

Last year our only winner (we only had one basket) was a very special young lady named Kelly, her amazing Assistance Dog, Sucy and Kelly's amazing mom, Karey. This year Kelly, Karey and Sucy came back to Woof Stock and stopped by our booth armed with pre-made stickers with their telephone number and name so they could raffle away once again! We knew it would've been nice to see Kelly win again since she was so wonderful last year, but what were the chances of that happening when several people were purchasing $20 worth of tickets all for one of our baskets!

Well............... just like you may have already figured out, she won again! We pulled her winning ticket and couldn't believe our eyes! Our first thought was, "Oh no, everyone is going to think we rigged this!"
Well, rest assured, she won fair and square and among 30 other tickets, 10 of which they purchased, we drew her name. How amazing is that?



We won again Sucy!!

Ahhh, I am sooo happy!
Me Too!
We want to thank ALL of you who joined in our Raffle and we wish you could've all won the basket you raffled for but we also think you will be over joyed when you meet Kelly and Sucy by seeing how wonderful they are in our pictures of last year and this year, winning their basket.

Thank you again to all the incredible pet parents we met today, all the wonderful amazing pet businesses and Chandler Woof Stock for holding another spectacular event for pet lovers!

For more fun pictures of today's event, please see our Picassa web album here:

Kim MacCrone

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Who's going to Woof Stock 2013 November 16th?

Az Pet Professionals will be there, will you? 

Stop on by and meet several of our pet experts! 

We will be holding a Raffle that will give you a chance at winning a fun-filled pet basket! Tickets are $2 each and we will be calling all winners before the end of Woof Stock! 

We will be located in Area 1, closest to TumbleWeeds building, at Table # 22 on the corner. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!! 




Join the City of Chandler for the sixth annual Woofstock festival, featuring the NEW Walk of Honor – A Salute to Veterans and more! It's a great event for the entire family – adults, kids ... and dogs! Bring your leashed, well-mannered dog out to enjoy a day of fun with other dog lovers and their K-9 friends.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tumbleweed Park
Free Admission

Chandler is proud to partner with the American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control for this special event that is sure to make everyone howl with joy.
Bring the entire family out for a day of tail waggin' activities, including: the Walk of Honor – A Salute to Veterans, Concert for Critters, Pet Contests, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demonstrations, Dog Massages, Pet Psychic, Mini Bark Park, and other pet-friendly vendors.  
Woofstock is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Community Special Event presented by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.

For more information please click here:

Woofstock Boarder - Paw Prints and Dog Bowl with Bone

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November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" Month!

November is adopt a senior dog month.

Why Adopt an old dog?

Prospective families looking to adopt a new dog or puppy typically focus on one thing and that one thing is usually about adopting puppies! They want one that “can grow with the family” or “is cute and cuddly”. Understandable in some situations, but what about the older generation, or the young couple looking to add to their young family? Is it really a good idea for an elderly person to adopt a young puppy that may live for 17 years? What happens if they pass away and the pet is only 6 or 7 years old? I know what happens; often that pet ends up at the pound. It’s an awful lot of work raising a new puppy. If you’re retired and set on adopting a new puppy rather than an older dog, make sure your retirement is not going to get in the way of providing all the needs a new puppy comes along with.
As for a young family. If you do not have kids yet what happens when you do?
Will you be the familiar couple that says “We need to find a home for Buster because we have a new baby now and just don’t have time for a pet.” If you adopt a pet, then have kids, be prepared to incorporate that pet into your new family life. It’s not fair to the pet if you just toss it aside once bouncing babies come along.

So why do so many of us forget that there are many senior pets that are also looking for their fur-ever homes? Think about it this way. When a family must give up a pet that they’ve owned who is older, whatever the circumstance may be, or your elderly friend, neighbor or family member passes away and leaves behind a beloved older pet, what do you think happens to the pet? Often they end up at the pound or are taken to an animal shelter if they are lucky enough to have found one who has room.

Remaining family members often don’t want to assume the responsibility of caring for the left behind pet. Sometimes it’s even impossible.

Howl-een is almost here! Keep your pets safe!

Halloween is here!

Halloween is fun, right? Especially if you have little goblins that will be dressing up and Trick-Or-Treating! But...... the candy in abundance this October could have devastating consequences for your pet/s if you don't take some safety measures. We want to make sure all pets are safe this October! 
Please make sure to prepare if you have pets. Halloween should be a fun time!  Please yourself with the following Safety Tips.
  • Don't leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween: There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even killed pets on this night.
  • Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets: Chocolate is poisonous to a lot of animals, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed.
  • Be careful of pets around a lit pumpkin: Pets may knock it over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned.
  • Don't dress the dog in costume unless you know he loves it. Otherwise, it puts a lot of stress on the animal.
  • If you do dress up your dog, make sure the costume isn't constricting, annoying or unsafe. Be careful not to obstruct her vision
  • Even the sweetest dogs can get snappy when they can't see what's going on around them.
  • All but the most social dogs should be kept in a separate room during trick-or-treat visiting hours; too many strangers in strange garb can be scary for a dog.
  • Be careful your cat or dog doesn't dart out through the open door.

Microchip your pet!   

Lost pet’s can come home!

The AVID® microchip is a tiny computer chip which has an identification number programmed into it. The chip is encased in a smooth, strong bio-compatible glass, and is small enough to fit into a hypodermic needle. Once an animal is injected with the chip, he can be identified throughout his life by this one-of-a-kind number. His identification cannot be lost, altered or intentionally removed.

How does the microchip work?
The microchip is generally injected deeply under the skin. It sits safely there, totally inert. A special scanner is used to send a radio signal through the skin of the animal to read the chip. The animal feels nothing as the scanner is passed over him. The microchip sends it’s number back to the scanner. It appears in the viewing window as, for example, AVID 220*609*321.

If you want professional pictures of your pets dressed up in their Halloween Costumes so you can treasure them for years, please go to our Tab at the Left for our Awesome Pet Photographers!

Don't forget, Holidays are just around the corner! If you need a professional pet sitter don't wait until last minute or you may not be going anywhere! Schedule your pet sitter now! See all of our Pet Sitters at!

Treats?? How about some safe, homemade dog treats to satisfy your dog this Halloween? Furbabies Delectable Delights is baking up for the start to the holiday season!

See Furbabies Delectable Delights!

All of the Az Pet Professionals hope you and your pet's will have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thank you for your continued Support of the Az Pet Professionals! Arizona's  Network of Pet Experts! From all of us! We work for YOU!

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World Rabies Day 2013

This years theme:

Rabies: understand it to defeat it.

Rabies is a fatal disease. There are multiple accounts of people who have died after being bitten by a rabid animal. Especially important is to educate your younger children so if they come in to contact with possibly infected animal they will not touch it. If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a rabid animal you must seek veterinarian assistance as quickly as possible. 

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control offers information for those of you who'd like to learn more. Please become educated. If your pet is due for it's vaccine, please get it done. This disease is almost always fatal. Help us to keep it under control. It's the Law.

Click here to watch a You Tube video produced by the by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)

Thank you for contributing to the World Rabies Day by sharing this important information!

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