LINKS WE LIKE
Here are some link to various sites and organizations. Greyhound Pets of Arizona does not endorse these people/places, we just thought we'd share them with you.
Click to download a PDF version of "The Greyhound Guide", useful information for the current or prospective Greyhound owner
A community network of Greyhound owners with ongoing discussion on numerous topics, such as healthcare, feeding, training, etc. You will need to sign-up to participate.
480 830-2961 | email@example.com
John has offered to answer any general questions for Greyhound owners or prospective owners in the Phoenix area.
Katie Reardon created MyApartmentMap It is a housing search web site that has pet friendly listings all over the USA. This could help people from giving up their pet due to moving.
She created this web site after searching for an apartment that would accept her Jack Russell and her Beagle. As a pet owner she found it difficult to find pet friendly apartments, and wanted to help other pet owners find a home quick and easy.
A Renter's Guide to Pets
Every year, thousands of people work themselves up into a frenzy over the daunting task of trying to find a pet-friendly apartment. The entire process of phoning one landlord after another, only to hear the dreaded phrase, “No pets allowed!” is enough to discourage just about anyone. However, with a little planning, there are ways to make the experience much easier on everyone, including your pet!
Read on to find out how to adapt a pet to your apartment or vice versa.
The Ultimate Guide to Homeowners
Insurance for Dog Owners
Dog owners often find themselves facing a particular dilemma when trying to secure homeowner's insurance. While insurance is a must for anyone wanting to own their own house, many home owners face higher premiums, inferior policies, or even blacklisting by insurance agencies -- simply because they own a dog.
Service Dog Information
General service dog information, not Greyhound specific. There are several Greyhound service dogs we know of.
Alliance of Therapy Dogs
National therapy dog group...a great way to share your dog with others who can't have one.
Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc.
Arizona group whose mission is to enhance the quality of lives of people by promoting the Human/Companion Animal Bond and to provide support when the bond is broken. This is a great organization that will put your dog to work! Visit local facilities with your dog in order to provide some special "pet time" for those who can't have a pet.
Traveling with Your Dog
General guidelines for safe travel with your dog, not Greyhound specific.
(Thank you Mia!)
Aid 4 Greys
These folks make beautiful Martingale collars at very reasonable prices. Their "Mother Bunny" fleece toys are among the most durable you'll find. (We have some that are over a year old and look like new—with 7 dogs in the house!) They donate 100% of the profits from the sales of these items to the Greyhound rescue community at large—over $14,000 in 2008.
2 Hounds Design
Fashionable… Comfortable… Fun! Exclusive, Custom Martingale Dog Collars
Judy's Greyhound Gifts, LLC
Beautiful, unique items for Greyhounds & the people who love them.
Greyhound coats, etc. Greyt sales!
A strictly a FUN-Draising enterprise contributing 100% of earnings to greyt causes. Unique greyhound gifts and Unusual Jewels are offered on the website and on eBay by "Greytstuff". Sign up for "Insider Trading" to receive weekly announcements of fundraising events.
Silver Hounds Italian Greyhound Rescue
and Spoiled Bratzwear on Etsy
One of the most unique Greyhound items you'll find - handmade Greyhound "storytellers" by Bonnie Fragua of the Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico. Each piece is custom-made, and signed by the artist. Charming, southwest design on each Greyhound. Sizes vary, but these two figures are approximately 6" tall. Contact Bonnie at 505-838-2949 or 505-362-6096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The sculptures sell for approximately $150.00.
Nick Hunseder - Nick of Time Productions
Our webmaster and event photographer, Nick does Greyhound photos at special events and fundraisers to benefit GPA-AZ. Located near Sedona, you can schedule a session in scenic Northern Arizona or watch for one of the special event sessions on our home page. He has done holiday portrait fundraisers for the past several years.
Training with no change in personality, obedience and behavior modification and problem solving, handicapped service dogs
Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency (24 Hour Emergency Clinic)
4015 East Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Open 24 Hours
Arcadia Animal Clinic
3941 E Meadowbrook Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Animal Medical and Surgical
17477 North 82nd Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
(Northeast corner of Princess Drive and 82nd Street)
Glenfair Veterinary Hospital
Jim Alexander, DVM
5820 N 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Homestead Animal Clinic
Duane Hunt, DVM
2020 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85213
Saguaro Veterinary Clinic
8426 E McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ
Val Vista Animal Hospital
Dr. Laura Lister
747 N. Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Airpark Animal Hospital
Dr. Celeste Flannery
515 Airpark Rd., Suite 103
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Mile-Hi Animal Hospital
Dr. Brice Smith
334 White Spar Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86303
Pet Guardian Angels of Arizona
A national pet rescue and adoption assistance service also offering general and health related articles and resources for all types of pets.
Pet First Aid and CPR Guide
When a loved one is badly injured, chokes, or stops breathing, people need to understand what action to take. For that reason, learning basic first aid and CPR is of the utmost importance. Most often, however, when a person thinks of learning these skills, it is for the benefit of humans, with little or no thought given to emergency care for their pets.
A Pet Owner's Guide to Dental Care
As much as in humans, dental health is an important part of your pet's overall health. Pets, like their owners, can get cavities, loose teeth and tooth abscesses. If your pet has bad breath it can be a sign of periodontal disease resulting from a build-up of plaque. If plaque is not removed, your pet can end up with a bacterial infection. The bacterial infection can spread through his bloodstream into your pet's body systems where it can damage his liver, kidneys, even his heart and brain.<read more>
How Smoking Affects Our Pets
For many, pets are considered to be family members. This is why special consideration should be given when making choices concerning smoking. Second-hand smoke is a danger to the heart and lungs of your pets, as well.
Physical Therapy for Pets
Our pets take care of us in many capacities. Humans who have a companion animal generally have better cardiovascular health, a decreased likelihood of depression, reduced stress, and more social interactions. Pets have a tangible impact on our overall well-being. In recent years, doctors and physical therapists have even used pets to help humans rehabilitate in what's called animal-assisted therapy, or AAT. They are now a staple for many therapies and treatments. Dogs, cats, horses, and other animals tend to be very good for our well-being, but what about them? Sometimes, our pets need the rehabilitation services that humans have the luxury to have access to. (Read more)
The Greyhound Gang
Check out Claudia's informative Greyhound site. Complete guide on what to expect when adopting a new Greyhound.