Happy New Year!
January is National Walk Your Dog Month!
While you might wonder why Walk Your Dog Month falls in the middle of winter, it is a good reminder to get outdoors and get some fresh air with your favorite pooch. All dogs need exercise, and your Huskies and Shepherds will love the cooler weather but other breeds might need some special care in order to be happy with a mid-winter hike. Booties help protect your dog’s paws from ice and snow, and a dog coat or rain jacket can keep a short haired breed more comfortable in inclement weather. Always bring water for yourself and your dog, and a few treats are always welcome and make for positive training experiences. Of course, clean-up bags are a necessity! How long should a walk be? That depends on the breed and age of your dog – very young and older dogs have limits and will usually let you know when they have had enough, but if there is any questions, check with your veterinarian.
Learn More and Get Tips About Walking Your Dog Here
Want to keep yourself warm and dry while out with your dog? Check out the Winter Clothing Clearance Racks at the Middletown, Lakeport and Ukiah Rainbow stores. There are plenty of jackets, sweatshirts and vests in sizes for everyone in your family – the whole gang can join in on the walks!
Guess what is coming soon at Rainbow? Here’s some clues – they are really cute, they are fluffy and they PEEP! Yep, chicks will be arriving soon – usually in mid-February – at Rainbow stores. Thinking about starting your own backyard flock? It is easier than you might think, and Rainbow has everything you need to get started including the education. Watch for Rainbow’s Chick Days later this spring, when there will be educational seminars, chicken specialists on hand to answer your questions, and a sale on feed and supplies. Check with your local Rainbow store to find out what varieties of chicks are on order. Rainbow will also special order poultry – ducks, geese, quail, Guinea fowl and more. You know Spring is on the way, when you hear the cheerful peeps!
Weed and mowing season will be upon us soon, and you can make those annual chores a bit easier with the right Outdoor Power Equipment for the job.
Reduced noise? Check. Long run times? Of course. The STIHL AP Battery System has powerful tools pros can rely on. Visit rainbowag.stihldealer.net to shop STIHL professional battery equipment. Check out the newest battery-powered mowers, blowers and trimmers available in the OPE Department at your local Rainbow store. These powerful, quiet machines are easy to use – just snap in the battery and pull the trigger! Have questions? Just ask one of Rainbow’s friendly OPE experts!
Have a muddy dog? Don’t forget that there are self-wash stations at Rainbow stores. Perfect for rinsing off the results of your big hike, the iClean Dog Washing Stations have warm water, shampoo, blow dryers and more. Arrive home with a clean, dry dog – just swing by Rainbow on the way.
Trivia! Enter to win a $15 Rainbow Coupon, good on any purchase at any Rainbow store. All correct answers go into a random drawing.
The December question was, Fostering a shelter pet helps the shelter staff to … and the correct answer is All of the Above. Fostering a pet in your home even just for overnight provides shelter staff with more information about the pet and how it fits into a home, the pets appreciate some time out of the kennels and with a Foster-based Rescue Organization such as many locals are, it helps the Rescue help more animals!
The December winner was Veronica Cashada. Congratulations!
Start the new year off right – participate in National _____________________________________ Month! Fill in the blank, and enter here: