​​How to Enter Pet of the Month

​Want to take a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to our store? Take at least two photos of your pet(s) (dog, cat, parrot, horse, whatever...) at one of our many store settings (FounTruck, 'Greetings from Why' mural, our cactus garden, etc.) and send To:

Please provide this info:

  • Your Name & Address (please indicate if we can use your name in the writeup or not. We will not use your address although we might indicate from where you are from.)
  • Preferred method of contact (Text, E-Mail, Phone)
  • ​Your Pet's Name and Age
  • What brought you down our way?
  • A short bio of your pet(s) e.g., how you came to being their parent, activities he/she likes to do


Every month, our staff will review submissions and if your pet is selected, somebody from the store will reach out to you. If your pet is not selected, fear not for your pet will be put back in the contest for the following month(s) contest.



Pet of the Month

🎶Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande🎶*


This is Rio, she was rescued by Barb’s dog rescue and originally named Hope. Her human initially was asked by Barb to foster her during her amputation recovery.  She’s a tri-paw.  She was found in a dumpster in Hermosillo, thrown away as trash after being hit by a car.  Of course she stole her human's heart, her human failed at fostering and ended up adopting her and now she is one of the pack.  Her family has been stopping at The Why Not Travel Store for 20+ years when they first started their travels to Rocky Point.  Rio and her older sister (Dany) and younger brother (Max) are her human's forever rescue pups and faithful companions when they make the long road trip from Colorado to The Why Not Travel Store before continuing on to their destination, Rocky Point.


🎶Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand
And I might find her if I'm looking like I can
Oh Rio Rio hear them shout across the land
From mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande​🎶*


Congratulations Rio!! You have earned the honorary title of The Why Not Travel Store’sPet of the Month.  Your human will receive a $50 gift certificate to TheWhy Not Travel Store.




Pet of the Month

Ringo Starr - Y Not

May 2020

*Duran Duran - Rio