September 2019 Enjoy — Give Paws
● By Enjoy Magazine
Give Paws - September 2019
They’re our most faithful friends, our closest companions, the ones who love us unconditionally even when we’re not very pleasant to be around – they’re our pets, and this month, we “give paws” in their honor.
Is there room in your home and heart for a new furry friend? We’ll help walk you through five critical questions to ask yourself before you make the lifetime commitment of adopting a pet.
Sometimes animals are healers, like those found at Triple Creek Ranch. The horses at this volunteer-run organization provide equine-assisted therapy for children and adults with a variety of special needs.
We’re honored to introduce you to Enloe, whose talents are beyond remarkable – he is learning the art of sniffing out cancer. There’s still lots of testing and training to be done, but Enloe Medical Center in Chico is one of just two facilities in the nation doing this life-saving research.
On the wilder side of things, Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation has been helping injured and orphaned wildlife for 40 years. If you have a soft spot in your heart for animals, there are plenty of opportunities to help them out here.
We’ll even share some tips on keeping your pet well-coiffed – grooming isn’t just about keeping Fido looking fabulous, but it helps maintain his physical health, too.
All sorts of family-friendly activities are on the North State’s docket this fall. The first Redding Roots Revival music festival kicks off on Oct. 18, and the lineup will keep your toes tapping. And on Sept. 13-14, the ever-popular Paesano Days is your opportunity to play some bocce ball while eating, dancing, shopping and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Give your favorite critter a scratch behind the ears, and enjoy!
The Enjoy Team
On the Cover
Kohan Wallace and his Dog Sam Waylon
Photo by Kara Stewart