In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in the Arizona Territory, settled south of Mesa to study irrigation engineering. He opened up a Chandler townsite in May of 1912. By 1980, Chandler had grown to 30,000 people, fueled by communications and computing firm manufacturing plants such as Microchip, Motorola, and Intel. Today, Chandler, Arizona is the 78th largest city in the US with a population of over 241,000.
Oasis Animal Hospital in Chandler, Arizona was founded by Ron Tenney, D.V.M in 1982. The clinic supports Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of those with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs including service dogs, skilled companions, hearing dogs, and facility dogs. CCI volunteer service dog breeder caretakers provide homes for the breeder dogs and whelp the puppies. Puppies are placed with and trained as service dogs by volunteer puppy raisers across the nation for socialization and obedience training. Oasis Animal Hospital is housed in a 5,000 square foot facility and employs five practicing veterinarians and ten veterinary nurses. Treatment services include weight loss, allergies, arthritis, gastrointestinal health, heartworm, urinary conditions, and oral and dental care. Dr. Tenney has advanced training in pain management and best practice anesthetic protocols. Another focus is on preventative medicine and dermatology.
Shawnee Park is one of Chandler’s premier residential areas, full of families, greenery and open spaces. Perhaps the most pawpular dog park in Chandler is located within Shawnee Park. Shawnee Dog Park has no separations and does not require any leashes! Your prized puppies are able to run wild and free. Furrrrthermore, the park has a large obstacle course in the middle used to train police dogs. Park visitors are more than welcome to play with their dogs on the obstacle course, under the shade of the beautiful trees and in the kiddie pool. You and your loyal companion are guaranteed to have a pawsome time!
What dog wouldn’t love to run and play in over 90 acres of green park land? Located in South Chandler is the Snedigar Sportsplex. The facility has four little league baseball fields, two regular baseball fields, four softball fields, 12 soccer fields, a skate park, a cricket field and a huge dog park. It is no wonder why adrenaline junkies flock to this park on the daily. If you feel like your puppy is getting a little husky, it's time for a trip to the Snedigar Sportsplex! Flex those muscles, grab a frisbee and have fun with your best friend!
Chandler really knows its stuff when it comes to Barks and Recreation! When you’re in West Chandler, leave the leash at home and make sure you check out the Nozomi Park. Nozomi Park is completely fenced area full of doggie fountains, obstacle courses and lush green grass. Some pet owners decide to take games and food to create a picnic. The fence keeps even the smallest dogs within the confines of the park -- an absolute must if you don’t have a leash. It is the perfect place to take your puppy if you want to run free and practice for the pawlympics!
Located a mere 14 miles from the heart of Chandler is a muttnificent dog park in Gilbert, the Cosmo Dog Park. Many Chandler residents venture to the Cosmo Dog Park when they are in need of fresh water on a hot summer day. The park has a huge lake where dogs are free to frolic and swim to their hearts’ content. What makes this dog park diffurrrrent is that it is a local destination for family picnics, events and fun. You are bound to meet other dog owners and families making this not only a great park for your dog but also for you!