I practically live at the Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA. I work out there several times a week, and my littles have taken every class from swimming to hip-hop dance. We love what the facility offers, and we love that it's truly a tight community within a tight community. I discovered one more reason to love our local Y: they are hosting the "Dog Daze of December," a month-long celebration of our pooches!
They say, "We know that the only thing better than the feeling of a great work-out at the YMCA is the way your special pet unconditionally loves you." True, true. I'm so excited about what they've got going on. Here's the scoop:
PET PHOTO CONTEST
Bring your pet photo in by December 10th and enter to win fabulous pet prizes. Photos will be judged in 3 categories:
1. Cutie Pie
2. A Face Only a Mother Could Love
3. Member/Pet Look Alike
I can't wait to see the "A Face Only a Mother Could Love" entries. I'm such a sucker for ugly dogs. And I'm looking forward to seeing how many of my buff workout buddies have canine twins.
FREE PET CPR/FIRST AID LUNCH & LEARN
Friday, December 12th, 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to provide first aid and CPR for your important family member. Lunch will be provided. Please register at the member service desk.
I am certified in canine first aid and CPR, and I had to invest a lot of money in the process, so the fact that they are offering this knowledge of the basics for free is an opportunity every pet owner should take advantage of. And lunch on top of it? It's a no-brainer!
WAGGIN WHEELS PET ADOPTIONS
Sunday, December 14th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m
If you are thinking about adding a family member to your home, please come out and meet these sweet rescued animals that are just waiting to love you and have a forever home.
I can't advocate a "spontaneous holiday adoption" because I've seen so many go south, but if you've thought things through and you're ready to add a furry family member to your house, there's no better time or place. I'm so proud that our Y is supporting pet adoption.
I am super excited that this place I call my second home is going all-out for pets this month, so sweeten the deal, I'm offering all participants in Dog Daze of December activities a discount on pet sitting services. Coupons will be provided, so be sure to take part in order to take advantage!
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA is located at 1030 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048. For more information, call 480.759.6762.
Dog image source: etsy.com.