Archive for April, 2009


Come out with your fur kids!!!
May 9th 9am to 2pm
Do you know anyone looking to adopt a pet or who just wanted to have an excuse to take your pet to a pet friendly environment?
Dr Casey at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital will be hosting a
Pet Adoption Event with activities such as:
Family Fun Activities
Coffee from Coffee Plantation
“Ask the Vet” booth
Low-cost Heartworm Screening from 1pm-2pm
Gofetch & Barkalott at the “Ask the Trainer” booth
Yummy organic Bellyrubs dog treats – Complimentary
Yogurtology for the whole family – Furry Ones too!
25% off Lunch at Temple Bar – All furry friends welcome on the patio
Bella’s House & Pet Sitting
Amy Kennedy Photography donating a furry friend photo session
Oil Paintings by Colleen Weber
Luxury pet bedding by Decadent Digs
Nail Trimming and Nail Painting for pets by Selena
Shelters that will be represented include:
Lost Our Home Foundation        
Foothills Animal Rescue
Maddie’s Projects in Maricopa County 
Fedwell Farm Rescue & Sanctuary
 Almost Home AZ
Lucky Dog 
Paw Placement
 AZ Animal Welfare League
Temple Bar and Grill, ( a pet friendly patio will also be offering 25% off everyone’s order that afternoon as well. What a great afternoon! Come out and see us!
For more information or if you want to become a part of this event, please contact Dr. Casey’s staff at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital:

Bark! Bark! Bark!

By Danielle Vasta

Is your dog responsible for the disruption of your neighbors peaceful day while you are at work or running errands? I know this can be a huge problem here on the ranch, and we have serviced residents that have had these problems. Barking dogs can result in noise complaints to authorities and conflicts with neighbors. Good news is, it is a behavioral problem and there is a fix for this! It takes some time, but try these tips if you encounter this problem:

1) Dogs bark to get your attention. Next time he does this when you are home, ignore it!

2) If they are barking, it could be because they are not used to being left alone. Practice leaving them alone and sneak back to your house to determine when the barking is happening.

3) If he barks when you leave, do not make a big deal (or say good bye) when you leave the house. Turn the tv or radio on so he still hears sound.

4) If he barks after a long while, they are board. Leave them a doggy popsicle in a kong or chew for them to gnaw on for hours. (contact me for free recipes!)

5) Hire a pet sitter to come into your home and exercise and play with your dog. Chances are they are board because you are gone for 8+ hours a day!

Remember, this is a serious problem and should not be taken lightly. It is getting to heat up this time of year and leaving pets alone outside and unattended could be fatal. Keep them indoors and consider giving them a friend at Bella’s to keep them company! Special discount if you mention this article. This article has been provided to you from Bella’s House & Pet Sitting (480)330-4552. See our website for more information.





Sleepy time at our overnight….

Henry is not your typical American bulldog. He can jump high, run fast, and actually hang in the air holding a toy when we play tug of war….  Right now at our overnight, a service where we will sleep at your home, Henry is snoring away next to me. Just too adorable that I couldn’t not share it with you all. The next time you go away, remember that your fur kid can stay in their home and have a PAW jama party with Bella’s House & Pet Sitting.

For more information on our services, please go to: or call (480)330-4552


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