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Granny Rose Animal Shelter
613 River Lane
Dixon, IL 61021

Happy Tails Animal Shelter
1408 McNeil Road
Rock Falls, IL 61071


Rock Falls Man and His Pup Make A Difference

Therapy Dogs Show Patients Power Of Love

It’s a proven fact that domestic animals can help people improve their health and well-being in many ways. There’s just something about a pet that helps one heal.

Seminar Teaches Nine Steps To Communicating With Your Pet

It is possible to communicate with your pet friends. Recently, I had the fortunate experience of attending an Animal Communication and Spirituality class at the Healing Triad in Bloomingdale.

K-9 Center Director Says Job Was ‘Meant To Be’

After a few years of traveling long distances to take her dogs to agility centers, Debora Proctor of Sterling considered a local franchise of Zoom Room.

Page-turning View Of The SVS At

At the website issuu. com/SVsun you can read issue after issue of the Sauk Valley Sun with page-turning ability. In addition, the site allows you to zoom in or out, which is especially nice for those who want larger print.

Steps For Strays Is Sept. 10

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, the Granny Rose Animal Shelter will be hosting their 19th Annual Steps for Strays Walk-A-Thon at the Lowell Park Pinetum to benefit the animals at our Shelter.

Help! My Dog Is Very Afraid of Thunderstorms

While many of us are routinely caught without our umbrellas, our four legged friends knew before the weatherman that a thunderstorm was headed their direction. Dogs, as well as other animals, have keen senses astute to minute changes in the barometer. It is likely they can also smell changes in the air, such as the ozone produced by lightning. This adaptation would have been helpful to dogs in the wild, allowing them to find safe shelter before a storm. Unfortunately, to some of our domesticated pets, the changing atmosphere signals an unknown danger that can trigger immense anxiety and fear.

Next Agility Class Sessions Start July 18

Newly established in 2016, the Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment center is up and running! The next agility class sessions start July 18, 2016. Puppy classes start July 20, 2016. Obedience and Ring Ready Novice Obedience start July 19, 2016.

Athletic, Obedient Dogs Sought For 8th Annual Show 'N Show Off Day

Is your dog athletic, obedient, or just like to pose pretty? If so, you should be at the 8th Annual Show ‘N Show Off Day on Saturday, June 4, at the all new climate controlled Granny Rose K­9 Enrichment Center.

The Doctor Is In: Ticks Transmit 10 Diseases

Different kinds of ticks present in the U.S. may be infected with bacteria, viruses and parasites that can be transmitted to people and cause at least 10 diseases. While there are treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prevention is the easiest, cheapest and most effective approach to combat these sometimes fatal maladies.

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