Open House November 30/13….Santa Again!!!!
Save the date!!! Our Arrowhead 2013 Open House will be held in conjunction with “Light Up” in Cochrane. For the first time, we will welcome everyone to come and celebrate 2013 with us from 4 pm to 7 pm, a wintery evening celebration instead of during the day. Come get your pet and family pictures with Santa, tour through our facility, as always…..snacks and drinks will be plentiful. There will be door prizes and silent auction items, learning centres, complimentary nail trims and displays. Our chosen charity for 2013 is theCalgary Zoo. Please come and join us for a festive evening!!!
November 2012 Open House
We were blessed to have almost two hundred people and their pets tour our “state of the art” veterinary centre in Cochrane’s rustic downtown and meet our wonderful staff. With Santa in house, we were busy getting photos with him and all his furry and feathered friends (there was plenty of opportunity for little and big people to join in too…). Door prizes, draws, learning centres, and plenty of festive food and drinks for all to share….we were able to celebrate the season with many of our clients and their families and provide tours of our entire facility. Our chosen charity of the year was “Dusty”. Dusty was a middle aged German shepherd, who was abandoned and found as a stray in Cochrane. Dusty needed urgent surgery to stabilize his knees after his ACL's were ruptured and the knee joints were extensively damaged. Dusty had a successful reconstructive surgery of both knees, just after the 2012 Open House, and is now settled into his forever home in Calgary. Dusty can now live a full and comfortable life. All of us at Arrowhead are exceptionally grateful for the support Dusty received as our chosen charity for 2012. Thank you Cochrane!!!!
2012 Charity - Dusty
"Dusty”…his second chance (thanks to all of you)
Dusty was our chosen charity for the Arrowhead 2012 Open House. He was a middle aged German shepherd that was abandoned and found as a stray in Cochrane. Despite having a wonderful and engaging personality, he was destined to have a painful and difficult life because he had significantly injured both knees. Dusty required a complex and expensive orthopedic surgery (TPLO) to stabilize his knees after rupturing both ACL's and damaging his joints. Dusty’s prospects to find and succeed in his forever home were non-existent unless both knees could be repaired and he could be made comfortable. The generous donations from our 2012 Open House provided the funds to repair both knees and he underwent surgery shortly after our 2012 Open House. Since then, Dusty was rehabilitated over several months, and he made steady and awesome progress. He has now been adopted by Ellen, a wonderful lady living in Northwest Calgary. He goes for daily walks along the escarpment overlooking Bowness Park and the Bow River. He shares his days with “Missie”, an elderly poodle mix and her two feline accomplices…. “Missy Girl” and “Sam”. He can’t believe how wonderful his life has become!!! All of us at Arrowhead are grateful for the generosity of everyone who donated towards Dusty’s surgery and made this future possible
Hi Libby and staff. Dusty has happily gone to his forever home with a wonderful lady named Ellen Freeman. I've known Ellen for many years - Dusty is very lucky to be living with her. Ellen will be continuing Dusty's vet care with Arrowhead. A picture of Dusty with his new human is attached.
Thank you to everyone at Arrowhead for the wonderful care and attention Dusty received.
Meet "Everest", a new Autism Assistance Dog in our community . . .
Arrowhead Veterinary Centre would like you to meet a new dog in our Community. "Everest" is a 3 and 1/2 year old Lab X Hound cross that was specifically bred and trained to be an Autism Assistance Dog for a local autistic child. He is an absolutely amazing dog. "Everest" is almost 100 lbs of solid muscle. He acts as both a mobility aid and special friend and companion to his child. You may be fortunate to see "Everest" in Cochrane, in his "working" role. Please help us welcome "Everest" and his family into our streets, and any of our stores, businesses and restaurants around town.
For more information: http://4pawsforability.org/autism-assistance-dog/