President's Message

OMG, have you seen the Golden Selfies?? This year’s Cutest Golden Contest is up and running on our web site. The voting restarts every week. Even though the votes are only a buck each, I’m going to be broke in no time, as there are some really cuties in the contest. You have to check them out!!

Last year, your Board held their Retreat in March. At this retreat we reviewed all of our Policies and Procedures and noted how outdated they had become. Some had not been revised or updated in over 6 years. So, we took on the challenge to get these revised and current for our teams. Well, it has taken over a year to get it all done and we should have them ready for distribution to all our team members by the end of March. Policies & Procedures for Intake, Home Visit, Placement, Transport, Vet Care, Vet Records, Follow Up, Behavior, Adoption, Woof Line, Microchip, Membership, Events, Fundraising, Operating Procedures, Business Plan, and Database. Thanks to all of our Directors and Coordinator who put in a lot of work to these documents.

Make sure you mark your calendars for our upcoming Links of Gold Golf Tournament. Our Chairman, Chris Brant, has his committee in place and their first meeting was kicked off this month. The date is in place for September 9th, 1:45 PM, Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale. So, if you play golf or have friends that are golfers, plan on joining in on the fun. See more information here.

Oren Bishop
President, RAGofAZ

Reading Pet Food Labels

Shared from Animal Wellness Magazine

Pet food labels are a rich source of information for those who know how to read them. While they don’t tell you everything about the food, they do provide guidelines for comparison shopping. 

Packaged pet food is a great convenience, but how do you know you’re getting a good quality product? The best way is to learn how to read the labels, but if you’re like most people, you probably find the terminology more than a little confusing, if not downright indecipherable. For example, how does “meat” differ from “meat meal”? And what the heck is “animal digest?” Which ingredients are healthy choices, and which should you avoid?read more

Do you have a deaf dog or a dog that is starting to lose their hearing?

President’s note: a series of emails recently posted on the Yahoo Group of NRC rescue Presidents can be found on our website.  read more

Why does my Dog Take So Long to Decide Where to Poop?

Reprinted from

You’re walking your dog when she stops to sniff the grass. This is it! You whip out your sweet biodegradable poop bags, you wait—and then you wait some more, as your dog sniffs and circles and sniffs again.

All dogs poop, but some take a lot longer to pick a spot than others. Does your dog have to sniff every fence post before pooping? It may surprise you to learn that there’s science behind her dawdling. From territorial strategy to the alignment of the earth’s magnetic poles, your dog has good reasons for taking her time.  read more

Health & Wellness: Benadryl for Dogs

Anna Burke | August 10, 2016 AKC Newsletter

The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they are used appropriately.

Veterinarians use Benadryl for dogs on a regular basis to treat allergies, travel anxiety, and motion sickness. While you should always consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog a human medication, here is what you need to know about using Benadryl for dogs. read more

Rainbow Bridge

Gone but never forgotten . . . remember the beloved Goldens who have crossed to the Bridge recently but will live forever in the hearts of those who loved them. CLICK HERE

And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.


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