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JANUARY 16, 2013

O'Neill Arabians annual Open House

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arabian horseAnnual Open House on Jan. 26 from 3-5 p.m. to kick off the upcoming Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

The Open House is open to the public and offers the community an opportunity to experience the Arabian Horse, which has been so prevalent in our area for so long. Guests will see National Champion Arabian show horses, new foals, a group of upcoming stars that will be shown at the Scottsdale show at the new and improved West World facility, as well as the Australian Triple Crown Champion RHR Heir of Marwan who we are honored to have standing at stud for 2013 at O'Neill Arabians. The farm is located at 6055 E Dynamite Blvd. Cave Creek, between Scottsdale Rd. and Tatum Blvd. For more Info visit

JANUARY 16, 2013

Triple R Horse Rescue expands Board of Directors

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CAVE CREEK – Triple R Horse Rescue welcomes Nancy Arvizu, their newest board member.
Nancy moved from Valencia which is a suburb of Los Angeles, California to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona in 2007. Though the move was prompted by a job transfer, Nancy believes the timing was perfect. Being a cowgirl at heart, and having owned horses for over a decade, Nancy had wanted to make a move to AZ so her horses could be kept in her backyard with space to ride.

Nancy has been a self employed business woman for 17+ years, starting way back when the internet was little more than AOL. She mostly assisted realtors with building websites and creating newsletters, flyers, managing data bases, and communicating with their clients. One thing led to another and Nancy started working more with authors and small business clients. She did everything from websites, content creation and editing to marketing, and social media.
Having been involved with everything her three kids have ever done, from school PTA's and PTO's to sports Nancy is a volunteer at heart. Now, her "baby" is a junior in high school and since they don't have PTO in college, Nancy has decided it's time for her to step aside and let the parents of the younger kids take over.

When she saw information in Sonoran News stating Triple R was looking for volunteers, she immediately contacted Triple R's president, Ken Bacher. Nancy knew it would be a great way to continue her desire to volunteer, and become involved with an organization that serves the great beasts that literally changed the direction of her life. Not to mention she would get to meet others who share both her passion for volunteering, and a love of horses!
Nancy is a welcome addition to the Triple R family.

About Triple R Horse Rescue
Triple R Horse Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Cave Creek, Arizona. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses in need. We are 100% volunteer run with our volunteers pouring their dedication and determination into providing daily care for all of our horses as they search for their forever home.


Pet New Year’s Resolutions

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Going into the New Year many of us have made resolutions to stop our bad habits and start new, positive habits. The most popular New Year’s resolution we hear about is dieting; this often followed by an exercise program and finally learning to budget our money more efficiently. Did you know these common resolutions can also involve our pets? Following these three simple pet resolutions you can achieve your own resolutions at the same time.

First, while you are planning your own diet program, ask your vet to have your pet’s weight checked or get a nutritional consultation. At Animal Health Services our nutritional consultant offers complimentary visits to have your pet weighed, measured and a body mass index performed. You can also bring in your pet’s food and have it analyzed to determine if it is providing all the nutrients for your pet’s specific needs based on breed, age and species. Remember, not only does extra weight take years off of our lives but it also does our pet’s lives as well.

Secondly, as you plan your new workout program, see if you can include activities that involve your pet. Hiking, swimming, ball throwing and laser light chasing are just a few. Make sure and have your veterinarian give your pet a physical before starting any intense workout sessions and make sure to start slowly. Short 15-20 min sessions are a great start.

Third, when making our New Year’s budgets, we need to make sure Fido is covered if any unexpected problems come up. While most of us can plan for our pet’s vaccines and wellness visits, we can’t plan for an unexpected accident or illness. Find a pet insurance that works for your pet so you may have peace of mind if something sudden happens. I recommend Trupanion Pet Insurance that pays 90 percent of your pet’s bill and has flexible monthly payments. (

Keeping your New Year’s resolutions in line with your pet’s resolutions may help you to succeed in achieving your goals for 2013!

If you have any questions about our free nutritional consultations or getting one free month of pet insurance call Animal Health Services at 480-488-6181.