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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:

Bella’s House & Pet Sitting supports McDowell Mountain Ranch Animal Hospital!

McDowell Mountain
Animal Hospital

(480) 419-6300



Written by: Carol Kaplan to be seen in the next addition of Helene’s Newsletter. Or you can go online to view it at:


The hospital, which is located behind the CVS Drugstore in the Windgate Crossing Center (on the NW corner of Thompson Peak Parkway and Bell Road), is a full service clinic providing all phases of medicine – routine care, surgery, dental, hospitalization, full diagnostic lab and in-house testing, radiology, pharmacy, ophthalmology, dermatology, bathing, medical boarding and ER services – for dogs, cats and an array of “pocket pets” (i.e. rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and ferrets).


As you might imagine, the facility is absolutely state-of-the-art and even includes a neo-natal ICU, ultra sound equipment and digital dental x-ray machinery.


The chief caregiver is Dr Caroline “Casey” Magargle. Dr. Casey (as she prefers to be called) has an extensive medical background for someone so young. Indications are that began her practice at age 4 by bandaging all her stuffed animals and establishing a recovery ward in her bedroom. By age 14, she elected to build on that experience by working in the kennels of local veterinary and that exposure pretty much “locked in” her career path.



The next step was ASU where she graduated summa cum laude with a pre-veterinary major. From there she proceeded to obtain a degree from the highly respected Veterinary Medical School at Colorado State University and followed that with an internship in ultrasound technology. Over the next five years she honed her skills at a very nice animal hospital in south Scottsdale while working toward her long term goal —establishing a practice of her own here in North Scottsdale where she lives with her husband, Todd, and three rescue animals — two cats and a dog.


Given that the hospital has just debuted, it was extremely reassuring to discover that it is already well on its way to accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association. This organization evaluates hospitals based on quality of care, the diagnostic skills of the staff and the availability of cutting edge technology. The guidelines for receiving this accreditation are so strict that thus far, only 19% of the hospitals in the country have actually qualified.


Still, technical competence is only one part of the picture. Compassion and customer service are just as important and we’re please to say that  Dr. Casey and her staff offer gentle, compassionate care and the kind of personal attention we wish were available everywhere.

Not only will you be recognized and welcomed when you walk in but the doctor always makes it a point to speak with you directly regardless of the reason for your visit. She believes that getting to know pets and their parents on a personal level is a key element in providing proper care.


Appointments are generally a 1/2 hour, and every effort is taken to minimize anxiety and pain for animals — without resorting to physical restraints. Dr Casey firmly believes that pets do not heal as effectively if they are nervous or in pain.


Why not stop by and get acquainted with Dr. Casey and her very professional staff.

In fact, bring your furry friends and let them check out the facility as well. After all, families should make these kind of care decisions collectively. Incidentally, the hospital even has a behaviorist/trainer on call who will be offering both general classes and one-on-one sessions with clients.


McDowell Mountain
Animal Hospital

(480) 419-6300

You’re Invited!


What more could a loving pet parent want?
 Please join us on
Saturday, Nov 8th from 9-10am
for a…



Danielle Vasta, Pack Leader for Bella’s House & Pet Sitting, and Kari Kinny, one of the new owners of Caffe Portobello would like you to join us for breakfast!
This Saturday, November 8th from 9-10am. Take walk or ride on over to Caffe Portobello where the FOUR LEGGED member of your family is the guest of honor!
Why should you go?
Caffee Portobello is under new ownership – PET FRIENDLY ownership. Kari and her partner Bill thought it would be great  to welcome the pets on the patio of Caffe Portobello for breakfast, lunch or dinner! What a wonderful idea!
Bella’s supports their efforts and really want to help give them a great kick off to there new endeavour. Please, lets show our support for a breakfast spot in our neighborhood that is PET FRIENDLY (finally!!!!!!)
In addition….
Each guest of Bella’s House & Pet Sitting will receive a FREE juice or coffee with purchase of their breakfast.
RSVP here with the number two and four legged guests so I can reserve the right amount of space on the patio for our breakfast!
This of course goes without saying, but if you are a feline pet parent, you are welcome as well. We hope to take over the patio. Please come, relax, eat, and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
Breakfast menu includes:
Two eggs any style
Steak and eggs
Corned beef and hash
Diced ham and eggs
Seafood frittata
Nonna’s frittata
Nova lox platter
Yogurt and Granola
Bowl of fresh fruit
Map/Directions click here:
 Hope to see you there!!!!




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