Hot Fun in the Summer Time!
Summer is officially here. What are you doing with the long days? It’s the perfect time to get outdoors with your favorite pup or kitty, whether is is lounging in the hammock or hiking at the lake. Stay safe while having fun in the sun, though. Independence Day is coming up and we all know that July 5th is the busiest day for animal shelters of the whole year. More dogs (and cats) are lost on the Fourth of July holiday than any other day of the year. Plan ahead for your pet’s safety during that celebrations. Prepare a quiet, secure place for your dog to hang out during the fireworks. If your dog is very frightened, your veterinarian can provide you with a calming prescription to give beforehand. There are also over-the-counter calming aids – just ask one of the helpful staff at Rainbow to direct you. Some dogs benefit from calming compression vests, and you will want to have complete identification on your dog’s collar (custom tags are available at Rainbow), and a microchip that is up-to-date with your contact information. Being prepared is half the battle!
Summer Safety Essentials
Well-fitted Collar/Harness and Leash
Treats and Puzzles
Brushes and Combs (foxtails)
Flotation Vest (for boating and swimming)
Secure Crate with pad
Water and bowl (stay hydrated)
Know the signs of heat exhaustion/ stroke
Protect paws from hot streets and sidewalks
Flea and tick prevention
Ariat Cooler Raffle! Ariat has given a great soft-side cooler to each Rainbow store, and you can win it! Get a raffle ticket for every Ariat purchase. Drawing will be held July 5. Check out all the great new styles for work and play in the Rainbow clothing department today, and get an entry into the drawing with purchase.
Keep your eye on the Hot Buy email that sends out on Sunday, June 26th too, for a special Ariat deal! Not getting the Sunday Hot Buy emails? Make sure you are signed up for Rainbow’s Preferred Customer Card! Details at your local Rainbow store.
Our Local Animal Shelters Need Our Help!
The shelters in Lake and Mendocino Counties are full.
How can you help?
and Spread the Word!
Read a complete explanation from the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County
Donate or help at any of the local shelters. There are also donation bins at Rainbow stores.
Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County
Mendocino Animal Shelter
Lake County Animal Care & Control
Mendocino Coast Humane Society
Clearlake Animal Care & Control
Summer is Fair and Show season! Rainbow supports local youth in agriculture by offering a discount on feed and livestock supplies, hosting educational seminars on raising and showing market animals and by being a buyer at the local fairs. Many of Rainbow’s staff are former 4H and FFA showmen themselves, and can answer your questions about caring for and feeding show animals. Rainbow also carries “Whites” – the official show uniform.
Ever wonder if you can clicker train your cat? It can be done! Clicker training is a way to encourage a behavior by having your pet associate the click of the clicker with a reward. Check out this how-to video courtesy of Jackson Galaxy.
Trivia Time! All correct answers are entered into a random drawing for a $15.00 Rainbow Coupon, good on any purchase at all Rainbow stores.
Last month’s question was, Who presented Rabbit Day at the Ukiah Rainbow store? The correct answer was local 4H members (organized by Garrett Weaver) presented the educational Rabbit demonstration. The winner is Jose Aparicio. Congratulations! There were 32 correct answers in the drawing.
The June Trivia Question is, What is Ariat raffling off at each Rainbow store?