OkcPets Magazine March 2023

4 OKC Pets • March / April 2023 FROM THE PUBLISHER OKC Pets Volume 10, Number 2 PUBLISHER Marilyn King 918.520.0611 mking@okcpetsmagazine.com EDITOR Rowena Mills 918.274.9251 hrmills444@yahoo.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR Amanda Bullock WEB MANAGER/AD SALES Steve Kirkpatrick 918.230.2493 steve@okcpetsmagazine.com ADVERTISING SALES Marilyn King 918.520.0611 mking@okcpetsmagazine.com Steve Kirkpatrick 405.397.2740 steve@okcpetsmagazine.com Rosalie Childs 918.630.5775 rfchilds@me.com Rowena Mills 918.274.9251 hrmills444@yahoo.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Heide Brandes Kaycee Chance Kim Doner David Gallant Inger Giuffrida Karen Holman Rowena Mills Anne Rener Jennifer Sharpe 918.520.0611 www.okcpetsmagazine.com P.O. Box 14128 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74159-1128 ©2022 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. I t’s pet-friendly time! Time to get outdoors with your four-legged friend and visit the myriad pet-friendly businesses and restaurant patios in the OKC area. Talk about patios, be sure to visit the new Bar K in the Boathouse Dis- trict. It includes an indoor/outdoor dog park, restaurants and bars. It’s an amazing place and a wonderful addition to OKC. Check out the article included here on page 26. With spring right around the bend, Heide Brandes tells us about several get-away vacation spots that allow pets, some right in our own backyard. Rowena Mills also has a delightful story about the importance of pets in our lives and our businesses. Don’t miss this one! Wildcare’s recap of 2022 cases is another article you won’t want to miss. This amazing bunch does such hard work to help our wild animal friends and they are to be applauded for all they do. The annual Redbud Classic is coming up so be sure to register you and your dog for the Woof Walk. It’s a great time for all, and for a great cause. Details are on page 36. A special thank you to Kathy Rasmussen at Canine Sports Academy for her sponsorship of the ad for Tornado Alley Bulldog Rescue, and another special thanks to Phuong Cao of Petz Art for sponsoring the Safe Haven Animal Rescue ad. So from rats to facial recognition doggy doors, we’ve got a lot in store for you in this issue. Today’s a good day to chill with OKC Pets Magazine! Fred LeeRoy