Saturday, December 17 @ Petsmart – River Rd and Orange Grove
Sunday, December 18th @ Petco – Oro Valley
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016
WHAT: The 22nd Annual Downtown Tucson Parade of Lights. Free. No tickets required. Share your holiday spirit and love of greyhounds!
The one-mile parade route is lined with crowds of people. The SA GREYS entry is a gaggle of lighted greyhounds. The more the merrier! If you have an extroverted greyhound, it’s a lot of fun. The more greyhounds we have, the greater the PR impact. If you don’t have a greyhound who would enjoy the parade, we can hook you up with one.
WHEN: This Saturday, December 17. The parade starts at 6:30 PM, so please be at the staging location no later than 6:30 PM. We are in the middle of the parade this year, so we won’t start moving until 6:45 or later.
WHERE: Our staging area is in the Amory Park neighborhood. The parade entries are in numerical order. SA GREYS is entry #1512. We will meet on the south side of 15th Street, between 6th Avenue and South Arizona Avenue.
PARKING: There is on-street parking, but it fills up quickly. This link reflects the parade route and downtown parking garages. Give yourself plenty of time to walk to the staging area.
RSVP: If you want to borrow a doggie jacket or a set of lights for your doggie’s jacket, we have plenty! Just let us know. Point of contact is Renee Bennett at email@example.com or (520) 360-7607.
See you there!!
With Halloween’s ghosts, goblins and treats around the corner the good folks at the ASPCA Pro have these important safety tips for us:
1. Lock candy safely away.
Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog’s keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and contains xylitol.
2. Don’t leave glow sticks lying around.
Glow sticks are used to help keep kids safe while they are out in the dark. Pets (especially cats) find these glow sticks to be a lot of fun as well, and we commonly get calls about pets puncturing the sticks. While most of them are labeled as non-toxic, they do have an extremely bitter taste and we will often see pets who bite into them drooling and racing around the house. A little treat or sip of milk will usually stop the taste reaction.
3. Keep your pet identified and visible.
There are a lot of extra people on the streets at Halloween, and that combined with strange costumes can spook pets and cause them to bolt. If you take your pet out after dark, make sure he or she wears a reflective collar and is securely leashed. And make sure your pet has proper identification on the collar.
4. Calm your pet.
Even pets who are kept indoors may experience intense anxiety over the large number of strangely dressed visitors. Keeping your pet away from trick-or-treaters may do the trick, but if you think more will be needed be sure and speak with your vet well in advance about options to help calm your pet.
5. Check those costumes.
Costumes can be fun for the whole family. If you are planning on dressing up your best bud, ensure that the costume fits well and isn’t going to slip and tangle the pet or cause a choking hazard if chewed on. Never leave a costumed pet unattended.