February 2019
Inside This ValenTails Edition

Team Spotlight: David McMurtrey
2019's First Wave of Doggie Transformations
Keeping Up with The Kids: Isabelle

Academy K9 of The Month: Kato the Sniffer Dog
Announcing the Winner of our Feedback Contest!
UOA Valen-tale: Do Bigger Brains Equal Smarter Dogs?

World Spay Day
Raffle Drawing: National Love Your Pets Day
Pent Dental Month: Beautify Your Dog Inside and Out
Sedona Film Festival Special
National Dog Biscuit Day Recipes
Team Spotlight: David McMurtrey

This month we are shining the spotlight on an inspiring Hillside family member: David McMurtrey! Learn how David has developed his passion for working with dogs and why he is such an important player in our daily work to serve the local dog community... [Read More]
Our Favorite Transformations
Take a look at last month's most adorable doggie before-and-afters.

Keeping Up With The Kids: Isabelle
Isabelle, the Academy's Black Russian Terrier, has doubled in size over the winter and is beginning to show the gorgeous conformation of her impressive sire! Take a look at her Puppy 101 training progress since October, with head trainer, Shawn Tucker. Relatively new to the United States this is an uncommon breed west of the Rockies and is well-sought after. Isabelle is available for sale! Contact us for more information. 
Academy K9 of The Month: Kato the Sniffer Dog
You can't stump this detection dog! Kato's dam, Uschi von Fernheim was one of the youngest to earn the AKC TD Tracking Title at just 6 months 1 day old. Kato lives for ball rewards, and his high scent drive would make him the perfect fit for any correctional facility or border patrol K9 unit. Kato is available for sale. Check out his East German and DDR Pedigree littered with several titled working dogs and grand champions here.

Hanke David & Ania
for winning last month's feedback contest!
They will receive a spa package that includes relaxing bath, blow dry,
 light scissoring and styling, nail trim, and bandana ribbon, or bow. 

Learn about this month's contest below.
University of Arizona Study Explores the Question:
Do Bigger Brains Equal Smarter Dogs? 
The Answer seems to be YES!
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the UA's Arizona Canine Cognition Center. "The jury is out on why, necessarily, brain size might relate to cognition," said lead study author Daniel Horschler, a UA anthropology doctoral student and member of the UA's Arizona Canine Cognition Center. "We think of it as probably a proxy for something else going on, whether it's... [Read More]
February 26th - 28th
In honor of one of the most important pet holidays of the year, we are offering discounted 
bath'n'tidy's to all dog owners who are planning a spay or neuter procedure. It may be a while before you dog can receive a groom after their appointment, so schedule their bath now to avoid the itchy feeling from unwashed fur under that cone of shame!
February 1st-28th
We're teaming up with Anasazi Animal clinic to bring you the best canine health and beauty package in the area!
Anasazi's Dental Visit Discount applies to all exams, procedures, cleaning, and even same-day retail purchases. Hillside's 30% off Spa and Play Package includes a full day of daycare, bath, trim, styling, and nail trim.
February 1st-20th

Did you know? Pets have a Valentines Day too! 
Stop into one of our locations to pick up a Valentine-themed gift certificate for that special dog lover in your life, or bring your dog in for any service visit and receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a FREE Spa & Play Package worth up to $65! Includes a full day of doggie daycare, and a bath, trim, styling and nail trim. 
Winner will be announced on National Love Your Pets Day: February 20th.
Limit one raffle ticket per household per visit.
February 23rd - March 3rd
Going to the movies this month? Drop your pup off with us and they'll enjoy a full day of daycare and a grooming treatment worthy of the red carpet!
National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23rd
In honor of Valentines Day and National Dog Biscuit Day, here are
4 recipes for those four-legged loved ones in your life!

Simple Strawberry Bites  
With just two ingredients, these super quick to make treats will surely get their tail wagging and is great for their fur and skin!  
Red Velvet Pupcakes
These 5-ingredient beet and apple dog biscuits are super easy to make and look gorgeous with that rich red velvet color.
Get the Recipe at Classic Hound
 Puppy Hugs & Kisses
The cutest little X's and O's for your canine loved ones. Tie them together or create goody bags for all your furry friends.
Get The Recipe at PrettyFluffy
Cranberry Hearts
Dried cranberries add a pop of fruity flavor to each bite-size treat. Your pup won’t be able to resist these little love tokens.
Get The Recipe at PrettyFluffy
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