Summer Activities Guide

Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

13303 W. Maple, Suite 143
Wichita, KS 67235

(316)729-7400

animalhaah.com

 

Thank you for joining our fun annual summer activities involving the whole family.

Read to Your Own Rex: Motivate the kids to practice reading aloud by pairing them with your family's pets - dogs, cats, fish, Guinea Pigs or others. They can win prizes and get ahead for the upcoming school year in our Read to Your Own Rex summer reading program. Details below.

Walk-My-Dog Program: Take a regular stroll around your neighborhood with your dog, then track your distance and win prizes and services in our Walk-My-Dog Program. Details below.

 

 

Read to Your Own Rex: Motivate the kids to practice reading aloud by pairing them with your family's pets - dogs, cats, fish, Guinea Pigs or others. They can win prizes and get ahead for the upcoming school year in our Read to Your Own Rex summer reading program.

June 1 - July 31, annually. Registration begins in May. Simply read at least five books aloud to your own pet - Rex or Bella or Whiskers - and return your reading log for prizes at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills.

Your pet can be a dog, a cat, a fish, a turtle or any other living creature.

Why do it?

Kids who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement - often dubbed the "summer slide" by literacy experts. By the end of 6th grade, kids who lose reading skills over multiple summers could be two years behind their classmates, according to Reading is Fundamental.

Read to Your Own Rex can help!

Pets are great listeners. Even if they can't understand the story - pets understand the bonding. 

Sign up each summer at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, at 135th & Maple, across from Dillon's drive-thru pharmacy.

Who can participate?

* Children 12 years old and younger

* Clients, non-clients

* Pet owners, non-pet owners (read to your friend's pet!)

Ready, Set, Read!

* Register at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, 13303 W. Maple, (135th & Maple) and pick up your reading log.

* Read at least five books aloud to your pet. Ideally, the books should be at the child's reading level.

* Return log to pick up prizes.

 

Walk-My-Dog Program: Take a regular stroll around your neighborhood with your dog, then track your distance and win prizes and services in our Walk-My-Dog Program.

June 1 - July 31, annually. Registration begins in May.

Walk together * log your miles * win prizes

The program is simple - walk your own dog(s) on your own schedule and on your own route to win prizes and services.

Studies show that folks who have a training partner are more likely to stay motivated and fit - and that is especially true if your training partner is a dog! Pull out the leash and the tail is wagging - how can you say no?

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”
-- O.A. Battista

Who can participate?

* All ages
* Clients, non-clients
* Dog-owners, non-dog-owners

Ready, Set, Walk!
* Register each summer at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills, 13303 W. Maple (135th & Maple), and pick up your mileage log.
* Walkers set their own distance goals. The minimum goal is one mile.
* There is no maximum. The 2017 distance winners walked 220 miles!
* Walkers can return their logs to pick up their prizes. 
* Logs must be received by the first week in August to be eligible for prizes.

Track Your Distance
* Walkers can use any route, any time of day, as long as they are also walking with a dog.
* Walk your dog, a friend's dog or even with a group of friends walking a dog.

Meet Your Goal and Win!
* From August 1 through the first week in August, walkers may bring their mileage logs back to Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills for prizes.
* Walkers may only count the distance walked from June 1 to July 31.
* Multiple-dog households may use separate mileage logs for each dog and one-dog households can track mileage by the human(s).
* Every walker receives a prize pack

* For every 20 miles walked, receive a free canine nail trim voucher ($19.20) at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills.
* For every
75 miles walked, receive a free comprehensive canine exam ($47.55) at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills.

Overall Mileage Winners
* Top distance walked in the following categories will be awarded additional prizes from area retailers such as Powell Jewelry, Texas Roadhouse, Chick-Fil-A, Invisible Fence and more:
* Human: grade school (K-5); middle school (6-8) high school (9-12); adult (age 18-54), senior (age 55+).
* Canine: toy breed (1-10 pounds); small breed (11-25 pounds); medium breed (26-50 pounds); large breed (51-85 pounds); giant breed (86+ pounds).

2017 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners:

Overall Mileage Winner:

Christie D. with “Jazz” -  220 miles

Grade School Mileage Winner:

Simon S. with “Scotch” - 46 miles

Middle School Mileage Winner:

Hope S. with “Scotch” - 50 miles

High School Mileage Winner:

Lauren H. with “Magnum” - 182 miles

Adult Mileage Winner:

Erin K. with “Riggs” - 81.63 miles

Senior Mileage Winner:

Anita L. with “Max” and “Molly” - 92.4 miles

Toy Breed Mileage Winner:

“Chesney” with Nancy Z. - 161 miles

Small Breed Mileage Winner:

“Scotch” with Tom S. - 66 miles

Medium Breed Mileage Winner:

“Holly” with Michelle C. - 182.48 miles

Large Breed Mileage Winner:

“Blazer” with Frank A. - 56 miles

Giant Breed Mileage Winner:

“Romey” with Dave M. - 81 miles

2016 Walk-My-Dog Program mileage winners

Overall Mileage Winner:

178.5 miles - Nancy Z. and 9-pound poodle mix “Chesney”

Human:

Student winners

56 miles - Hope and Sam with “Scotch”

51 miles - Simon with “Scotch”

31.44 miles - Ella with “Sammy”

Adult (ages 18-54)

67.36 miles - Erin with Labrador Retriever puppy “Riggs”

Senior (age 55+)

95.1 miles - Vince with German Shepherd puppies “Max” and “Molly”

Canine:

Toy breed (1-10-pounds)

55.5 miles - 6-pound Maltese mix “Lucy” with Nancy K.

Small breed (11-25 pounds)

68.5 miles - 13-pound Poodle mix “Scotch” with Cheryl

Medium breed (26-50 pounds)

95.1 - German Shepherd puppies “Max” and “Molly” with Anita

Large breed (51-86 pounds)

46.73 miles - 75-pound Husky-German Shepherd mix “Zeke” with Kim

Giant breed (86+ pounds)

46.73 miles - 97-pound Great Pyrenees-Anatolian Shepherd mix “Emma” with Kim

2015 Walk-My-Dog Program winners

Overall distance winner:
Anita & Vince & “Sheela” – 147 miles

Toy breed winner:
“Chesney” & Nancy – 110 miles

Adult winner:
George & Nancy & “Pete” & “Lucy”– 66 miles

Grade School winners:
Simon/Hope/Sam & “Scotch” – 61/46/47 miles

Small breed winner:
“Scotch” & Thomas & Cheryl – 58 miles

Medium breed winner:
“Sammy” & Ella – 38 miles

2014 Walk-My-Dog Program winners:

Overall distance winner: Michelle & "Holly" – 161.4 miles.

Pre-School winner: Dylan & “Cilla” – 14 miles

Grade School winner: Grace & “Hurly Bear” – 36 miles

Adult winner: Nancy & “Chesney” – 63 miles

Senior winner: Gene and Trish & “Dolly” – 38 miles

Toy breed winner: “Sugar” & family – 11 miles

Small breed winner: “Lexy” & Jessica – 34.5 miles

Medium breed winner: “Sammy” & Ella – 13 miles

Large breed winner: “Chewy” & Nikki – 29 miles

Giant breed winner: “Rocky” & Quentin – 24 miles

2013 Walk-My-Dog Program winners:

Overall distance winner: Michelle & "Holly" - 169 miles
Grade School winner: Kiersten & "Buddy" - 11.5 miles
High School winner: Madison & "Winston" - 6.5 miles
Adult winner: Pattie & "Roxie" - 57 miles
Senior winner: Anita & "Sheela and Shelly" - 99.6 miles
Toy breed winner: "Lucy" & Nancy - 28 miles
Small breed winner: "Lucy" & Nancy - 28 miles
Large breed winner: Susan & "Molly" - 46.2 miles 

2012 Walk-My-Dog Program winners:
Overall distance winner: Jean & "Rugan" - 176 miles.
Grade School winner: Kiersten & "Snowball" - 11 miles.
Adult winner with 1 dog: Phil & "Jake" - 151 miles.
Adult winner with 2+ dogs: Nancy Z. & "Petey" "Scruffy" & "DannieLynn" - 101 miles.
Senior winner: Anita & "Sheela" & "Shelly" - 99.7 miles.
Small breed winner: "Shelby" & Martha - 93.25 miles.
Small breed honorable mention: "Boomer" & Christine - 83.75 miles.
Medium breed winner: "Holly" & Michelle - 58.8 miles.
Large breed winner: "Madison" & Roman & Vangie - 100.16 miles.
Giant breed winner: "Romey" & Kathie & Dave - 168.5 miles.

2011 Walking Program winners:

Overall distance winner: Mary S. with German Shepherd, "Lexi" - 200 miles
Senior adult winner: 
Anita L. with German Shepherds, "Sheela and Shelly" - 46 miles
Adult winner: 
Phil J. with Rat Terrier, "Jake" - 76 miles
Middle School winner: 
Kacey C. with Miniature Schnauzer, "Bella" - 36.5 miles
Grade School winner: 
Caden J. with Australian Shepherd, "Aussie" - 22 miles
Small breed winner: "
Pete" the Poodle with Nancy K. - 53 miles
Medium breed winner: 
Schnauzer "DannieLynn", Poodle "Petey" and Schnauzer "Scruffy" with Nancy Z. - 38 miles
Large breed winner: 
Golden Retriever "John Henry" and Labrador "Tess" with Don A. - 54 miles
Giant breed winner: 
Italiano Spinone "Romey" with Kathy M. - 73 miles