Have you ever been overwhelmed by the pet food aisle? Do you sometimes feel ashamed when pet food commercials insist that you are all but abusing your best friend by not feeding their product? When faced with the relentless badgering about your nutrition, do you start to wonder about your pets’ food? Have no fear! The food isle doesn’t have to be a scary place. Once you know what to look for on the bag (or can), you’ll be good as gold and ready to grab the right food and move on to the fun section- the squeaky toys!
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Stafford Animal Shelter is grateful to generous Guardian Sponsor Libby Burr and Bridger Feeds for sponsoring a wonderful commercial starring our recent litter of very diverse pups, who were all quickly adopted. (Yes, all these pups have the same Mom, but several different Dads). The crew at Max Media got down on the floor to help send the puppies in front of the camera to play with great toys from our friends at West Paws, cleaned up puppy piddles, and chased them around the studio pulling cords and tripods out of their mouths laughing the whole time. They did a wonderful job editing the film of the 8 week old puppies on their very first time outside of the Shelter. Thanks so much to Libby at Bridger Feeds and the film crew for capturing and sharing shelter pup cuteness at its best!
Global Wildlife Resources will be giving a free 3-hour workshop on “Humane Handling of Fearful Dogs” at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 4 2013 at 3pm.
This workshop is open to anyone who wishes to attend and will be especially valuable for shelter staff, animal control officers, spay/neuter programs, dog rescue groups, and disaster responders. The 3 hour presentation will include slides, videos and discussion.
Want to help out at the Shelter walking dogs? The next 3 volunteer orientations are: this Thursday, April 26th at 1 pm, Wednesday May 1st at 3 pm and Saturday May 4th at noon. They take about an hour and afterwards you can volunteer as frequently or infrequently as your schedule allows during our business hours Tues – Sat noon to 5 pm. Call 222-1313 or email email@example.com to sign up. Read the recent Livingston Enterprise story:
Dave and Rachel Rockafellow first came to the Humane Society of Park County (which would later become Stafford Animal Shelter) in 1990 to adopt a four month old black Labrador retriever they named, what else, “Jack.” Dave trained him in obedience from a library book by practicing 15 minutes each day until Jack was “push button” on his basic obedience skills. With the downturn of the economy in the early 1990’s, the Rockafellows ended up following a job opportunity out of state, where Jack and Rachel (who owned Trooper, also a rescued shepherd/malamute mix) joined the PAC (People Animal Connection) program at UCLA Medical Center. Trooper and Jack both passed the temperament and training skills required to be therapy dogs, but Jack by far was the more people-oriented of the two and truly loved his time visiting patients in the Monitored Observation Unit every other Sunday for two years. A photo of Jack and Rachel hung on the wall of that unit under the caption: “’Dog-tor’ Jack visits to deliver TLC—Tender Loving Care.”