January 2020
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Inside This Shed Off The Decade Edition:
Hillside Happenings
Welcome Kasie! New Year New Hours and Groomer in Dewey
Hillside's Customer Spotlight: YOU!
Shed Off The Decade: A Grooming Review
Dogs In The News
Heart Disease Linked to Grain-Free Food
Bus Driver Rescues Dogs from The Cold
Washington Law to End Breed-wide 'Dangerous" Dogs
New Years Resolutions For Dog's Sake
Our New Year's Resolution: Help Us Be Better!
Mark Your Calendars
National Winter Skin Relief Day
Hillside Canine Resort & Spa Specials
Current Client Group Class Dates
Announcing our Open-To-The-Public Group Classes!
4 Doggie Resolution Recipes
(and a note from the pup parents who submitted them)

Welcome Kasie!

Hillside's Boutique Dog Salon, located in Dewey-Humboldt just celebrated it's 1 year anniversary! Join us in welcoming our new resident groomer Kasie with the return of our Monday through Saturday hours next week. This recent Montana transplant and grooming veteran is now settled into the salon, just in time for a new year of pampering the pooches of Dewey-Humboldt and the Prescott Valley area. Located at the corner of 169 and 69 across from Mortimer Farms.
Customer Spotlight
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Shed Off The Decade
Take a look at our favorite grooming moments of the year
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Vets still seeing cases of dog heart problems linked to grain-free food
The Food and Drug Administration last year announced a possible link between the condition, which can cause heart failure, and grain-free pet foods, which replace grains with ingredients like peas, lentils or potatoes. By April, the agency said that it had received 524 reports of 560 dogs and 14 cats diagnosed with DCM that appeared to be related to diet. In June, the FDA took the step of listing the 16 brands of dog food under investigation Read More

See bus driver rescue dogs from Milwaukee cold
We Love to see inspirational stories that restores our faith in humanity. Compassion for all animals, especially in extreme situations like the bitter winter cold ms our hearts! Watch as a bus driver in Milwaukee spotted two dogs running loose, so she jumped into action to rescue them from the cold weather. [Read More]

Washington law to end breed-wide bans on 'dangerous' dogs
 OLYMPIA, Wash. — Dog owners rejoice.
Come the new year, owners in Washington state may avoid breed restrictions if they can prove their pooch is well-behaved.
Breed bans target larger, more muscular dogs that have stereotyped some breeds as being dangerous, like pitbulls and rottweilers. [Read More]
New Year’s Resolutions for Dog’s Sake
Dog-related plans for the coming year
If your resolutions for the new year are dog-related, make success more likely by choosing to focus on one or a few things that are of real interest to you.
Simple ideas for dog-related resolutions are plentiful. Here are just a few  ideas to inspire your compassion for canine kind. 
Be Present
Leave that cell phone in your pocket on walks so that you are truly present and spending time with your dog. It’s the time you spend together that builds the relationship, and this is one of the easiest ways to enjoy each other’s company.
Get Active
Try a new activity with your dog. Classes in agility, tracking, fly ball are common in many areas. Hiking, weight pulling, dock jumping, herding, lure coursing and canine freestyle are just a few of the other possibilities.
Put Compassion Into Practice 
Give back to the canine community. There are so many ways to help out such as walking an elderly neighbor’s dog, volunteering at a shelter or rescue, fostering a dog, or giving money to an organization that improves the lives of animals.
Stretch Their Brain
Teach your dog something new. Practical training skills such as walking nicely on a leash, waiting at the door or a solid stay all pay big dividends. Other possibilities are to teach your dog a new game so you can play together more. Fetch, tug, find it, hide and seek, and chase games are all options, though depending on your dog, not every game may be a good fit.
Think Ahead
Something we don't often think about is our pets outliving us. Make plans for your dog in the event that you die first. Financial planning so you can provide for your dog when you are no longer here as well as making arrangements for someone to be the guardian for your dog are two important steps.
Expand Their Horizons!
Go new places with your pet. Novelty is great fun for most dogs, so try to go a few new places this year. Perhaps a new pet store or a new hiking trail will provide your dog with an experience that is really enjoyable.
Our New Year’s Resolution is to
Better Serve YOU!
Help us achieve in our 🎊 2020 🎊 resolution to be the best that we can be!  Your feedback truly matters and we take every comment, positive and negative, to heart. Please take a just a few minutes to tell us where we rock and where we can improve.We look forward to serving you and your furry companions in the new decade!
Take Our Survey Here
National Winter Skin Relief Day
January 8th
When we see dogs itch, we usually thing ticks and fleas. In the winter, however, when insects lie dormant, excessing scratching usually means dry skin from cold weather.
Did you know? We offer soothing skin treatments in both of our dog salons that include all-natural ingredients like oatmeal and aloe to soothe even the most sensitive skin hiding under all coat types. If your dog is constantly scratching, don't forget to ask for the most appropriate option or upgrade to your grooming treatment!
Hillside Canine Resort & Spa Specials
Weekend Boarding
Through February 3rd
Celebrating the new decade with a trip out of town? Don't rush back after your getaway- every weekend boarding reservation at Hillside includes a free day of Monday-morning daycare with check out as late as 6pm!
Save on Daycare!
Through January 31st

Our New Years BOGO deal is back this Wednesday! Mix and match daycare services and receive 1 day at half the price of equal or lesser value. Limit 1 per household.
Shed Off The Decade
Every Tue, Wed, & Thur of January
Ring in the new decade with a new look for your pooch!  Receive 10% off all grooming services  Tuesdays through Thursdays until January 30th. While space lasts.
Call Us Today To Reserve Your Dog's Visit
Hillside K9 Academy Specials
$100 off Training
Through January 31st

Keep your dog in mind this new year with a comprehensive training regime! Whether your resolution is to add new commands to your canine's vocabulary or simply to take more worry-free walks come spring, we're here to help with $100 off all training packages through January 31st. 
Current Group Classes - Postponed
Our January current client group class has been postponed to February.
To make up for it, we will be holding 2 classes on

February 22nd and 29th at 11am!
We are excited to announce our upcoming public group class packages! This is your opportunity to practice skills and commands in a group setting under the supervision of a professional trainer. We invite you to participate in these fun and interactive lessons designed to build trust and respect between you and your canine companion. Previously only available to our current client club, anyone can participate in these classes for just $250 per dog for 4 weekly lessons. Dates and times will be announced soon. Interested? SIGN UP ON OUR WEBSITE below to be the first to receive more information.
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4 Doggie Resolution Recipes
and a note from the pup parents who created them
Keeping your dog happy and healthy is not always easy. Changing their diet can be the first step in easing weight and other health issues that they may struggle with, but what to do when recalls on the supposed healthiest brands muddy the waters in the dog health world? If you want to help your dog keep up with the pack, try these healthy recipes submitted by caring dog parents, and learn why they decided to ditch the kibble and start cooking!
Lucky and Rippy's Favorite Chicken Dog Food
 "Due to the pet food recall I decided to submit this recipe for other dog owners looking for a soft pet food alternative. This has been reviewed by my vet and approved. This is a great healthy recipe for dogs and can be cut in half for smaller dogs. Combined with a kibble this recipe lasts about 4-5 days for 2 large Golden retrievers. Be sure that your vegetable mix contains no garlic or onions!"
Scooby's Organic Turkey and Sweet Potato Stew
"Yes, I cook for my dogs.   It started when one of our dogs got sick and wasn’t interested in eating unless it was the good stuff but once you scooby dog stew homemade food-1333let that “Mommy’s cooking chicken for you” genie out of the bottle, there is NO way it is going back in.  I am sharing Scooby’s Stew recipe with you so you too can share the homemade goodness with your most loyal companions." Get the Recipe
Healthy low-calorie Dog Treats 
 "Our golden Jake has had issues. The last two years have not been kind to Jake (2010-2012 DOD 2013). First, he was hit with a hereditary eye disease that leads to complete blindness in spite of two major eye surgeries. A blown ACL with major surgery for that ( special thanks to the MSU vet school) and now a partial ACL on the other knee. So with the lack of exercise and people feeling sorry for him (us), he has gained an extra 25 pounds. I guess we are lucky he does not have diabetes. So now we count doggie calories. His big Milkbones were 120 calories each. These are 30 calories, and he loves them."
Slow Cooker Beef For Fido
"A year ago I switched mostly to making homemade crockpot dog food and it's been a huge relief on my time and my finances. These are the two biggest complaints dog owners have when attempting to make meals for their pets: “Who has the time?” and “Who has the money?” I have a busy household and we live on a budget, so this was definitely true for me.

The Beef Stew crockpot dog food recipeWith slow cooker dog food cooking, all you need is a few minutes to toss all the ingredients and let it cook for a few hours until it's done. My dogs and any other pet owner I know love any meals that come out of a slow cooker, too." 
Get the Recipe
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(928) 567-6304
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