PHOENIX -- If you're looking to make a dog part of your family, Kaley O'Kelley introduced us to a wonderful 5-year-old female retriever-Lab mix named Abigail.
Shannon Nalley with Arizona Animal Welfare League said Abby has been with them for about six months.
"I think it's because she's kind of mellow in her kennel," Nalley explained. "Sometimes those dogs that aren't jumping up and kinda crazy, they get overlooked. ... We are really hoping to find her a forever home."
Nalley said Abby is house broken and fairly active; she loves to hike.
"I think she'd do great in a home that has some teenage boys," Nalley said.
Abby does, however, need to be the only pet.
"She's got a prey drive, so she's probably not going to do well in a home with cats," Nalley explained. "And se's pretty picky about her dog friends. She probably would be best as the only dog in a home."
Camp Vet Basic is now being offered at the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Centers Red Mountain location (Power & McKellips). Camp Vet Basic is a hands-on camp for 12-17 year olds. This career discovery program will introduce campers to a wide variety of animals and the care that they require, while learning what it takes to become a veterinarian. Campers will experience real-life medicine including:
- Observing surgeries in our veterinary clinic
- Dissecting organs
- Learning anatomy
- Viewing specimens under microscopes
- Practicing hands-on pet first aid
- Exploring how animal diseases can be very different than those that affect humans
Camp Vet Basic runs Oct. 7-11.