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Missy is an incredibly adorable, scruffy Terrier Mix who is sweet and affectionate. Shy at first, she warms up quickly, especially if treats are involved. It turns out Missy loves attention from her people and is so appreciative of the love and kisses you give her. She enjoys being held, being pet, cuddling on the couch, and once in a while will even find her way into your lap. Missy reciprocates your affection by giving some kisses of her own. Being less than a year old, Missy is very playful. Combine that with a terrier’s natural curiosity and you get an active dog that is happy to share all the adventures that life has to offer with her people. Missy rides well in the car, does fine on a leash, and loves to go on walks. She has a very cute habit of “walking herself” by walking with her leash in her mouth so she can feel like she is running the show. When she is being walked with other dogs, she’ll even take their leashes in her mouth so she can “walk them” as well. Missy likes just about any dog she’s ever met, giving kisses, engaging them in playtime and wrestling matches, and of course “walking” them. She would do best in a home with another canine brother or sister so she can watch and learn what it is like to be a happy dog and continue to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Missy is cautious of fast movements and loud noises so she will need a family that is willing to give her the time she needs to feel comfortable and to let her know she is safe. Missy is looking forward to the day she has a family to love and call her very own.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the parking lot of ReThinc Advertising will be filled with clean canines during the agency’s fifth annual Rescue Rinse. Valley residents are invited to bring their pups in from 9 a.m. to noon to get squeaky clean and showered with affection for charity. This year’s beneficiary will be Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization base in Scottsdale.
The residents of Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee may not remember much, but when they get a visit from a local dog, it seems to unlock something in their brain.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Scott Andersen went to take his Chihuahua, Einstein, on a walk in the evening of Tuesday, July 15, and within minutes of leaving the house, Einstein was dead, in the mouth of a much larger dog. Now Andersen is asking owners of all dogs to be aware of their dog’s instincts and be prepared for the worst.
Jordan is an adorable 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier who wins the hearts of everyone he comes in contact with, humans and canines alike. Jordan likes to be held and enjoys warming laps; add belly rubs to the mix and you will have one happy dog on your hands. He loves to play and if it involves tennis balls, he will play fetch for hours. Jordan loves being outside; he’ll stand facing the sun with the wind in his face. Walks are huge on his list, which isn’t a problem because he has impeccable leash manners and does great during car rides. You’d never know Jordan is deaf and probably has been for a long time, for it doesn’t stop him from enjoying each day to the fullest. This smart guy is doing great learning sign language — he’s already mastered sit, down and will come in from outside when you flick a light on and off. He is also house-trained. Jordan is the perfect package — a fun, affectionate, easygoing dog with a big personality. If interested in learning more about Jordan, please fill out an application at www.azrescue.org.
Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. marks the biggest canine adoption event in northern Arizona: The Rescue Roundup. This year, the event will be at the Flagstaff City Hall Front Lawn. The purpose of the event is to educate the public about adopting animals from shelters and rescue organizations. More than 40 different rescues, shelters and vendors will be on hand to explain, promote and demonstrate canine care.
Ollie is a beautiful boy, estimated to be about 4 years old. He’s got sparkling gold eyes and jet black fur. He is good with other cats, but isn’t too thrilled about dogs. Ollie is very a friendly and social guy. He enjoys being the center of attention and most of the time you can find him purring away. He enjoys playing with toys, but just as much enjoys snuggling up with his people. Ollie did have to undergo a dental due to a common tooth issue found in cats called “tooth resorption disease.” All but his front incisors and bottom canines had to be removed. He feels great now and more than ready to find his forever home.
Whether you’re bringing friends, family or a four-legged friend out for Cinco de Mayo, there will be celebrations across the Valley for everyone to enjoy.
Faith, a 10-year-old Shih Tzu, was rescued painfully thin, horribly matted, had toenails so long they were growing into her pads, had very bad teeth, and to top it off was blind. She was named Faith for a reason — Faith has a remarkable spirit and has not given up on life or people, despite her condition. Since then, Faith has made great strides in foster care, slowly discovering all of the good things life has to offer. Faith enjoys the yard and sun. She has started to check out dog beds and carry chew bones around. And Faith loves snuggle time on the couch, in your lap, in your arms, or sitting next to you on a blanket while watching TV. You know she is happy because she grunts in contentment. Faith is a gentle, kind, happy, little girl who is feeling better as each day goes by.
Dogs are welcome to accompany their masters to a free Bone Appetit ArtWalk, taking place 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 10, throughout the Scottsdale Arts District.
Eight dogs in Phoenix have been through years of specialty training to find live and deceased people buried in rubble and that training is going to good use as two of the dogs are currently helping in Snohomish County, Wash.
Starlight is a sweet domestic short-haired brown Tabby, about 6 years old. She is very snuggly and does OK with other cats. It isn’t known whether she’d like to share her life with a dog. She does like a quiet environment so probably no children in the home would be best for her. Starlight is up to date on vaccinations, tested for FELV/FIV, spayed and microchipped. She had a “dental” where she had to have her upper canine teeth removed, but she does well without them. Her adoption fee is $85.
How many dogs are too many? When done properly, integrating a new dog into your current pack should be relatively easy. The keys to successful integration are control and harmony.
How many dogs are too many? When done properly, integrating a new dog into your current pack should be relatively easy. The keys to successful integration are control and harmony. The most successful integrations typically occur between the same breed and class of dog, but this certainly is not always the case. Be sure that whichever new dog you introduce has comparable energy-drive and size to your current dogs.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
In this Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Helen Marshall sits with two of her six Clumber spaniels, Gigi, left, and Diva, at her home in Ottawa, Wis. Marshall, who says Clumbers are so rare they usually attract a lot of attention, will walk with one of her other dogs in the Feb. 14 parade that kicks off the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, a trade show in Milwaukee for canines that point out, scare up and retrieve fowl. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
In this Jan. 29, 2014 photo, Marlo, a Clumber spaniel, sits next to Helen Marshall at her home in Ottawa, Wis. Marshall will walk with Marlo in the Feb. 14 parade that kicks off the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, a trade show in Milwaukee for canines that point out, scare up and retrieve fowl. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
Desert Botanical Garden is opening its doors to Fido and the family for Dogs’ Day in the Garden from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25.
Lynne LoCascio lay on the floor beside her bed, alone and paralyzed.
Jameson is a very handsome male Shepherd mix, about a year old. He was found as a stray. Jameson was never claimed so now he’s available for adoption. He is a big boy with lots of energy. He’s still very “puppy-ish” so whomever shares their home with Jameson should know sitting all day watching TV just won’t satisfy him. He is a wonderful guy that loves people, however, he should be an only dog. During the time he’s been at the shelter he’s been “barky” when he sees or meets other dogs, and he does not want to share food or toys with his canine friends. He is living at the Friends for Life adoption center in downtown Gilbert, 143 W. Vaughn Ave. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered.
The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog.
This event is for all breeds to benefit Boxer Luv Rescue. Bring your canine friend and volunteers will wash and dry your pup for a $20 donation. Long hair $5 extra. Wash and dry, nails clipped and ears cleaned for a $30 donation at Malinda’s Pampered Pets in Ahwatukee, 4302 E. Ray Road, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.
Maya is a 4 1/2-year-old American Pit Bull/Chinese Shar-Pei mix. She originally came to the Arizona Animal Welfare League on March 1, 2012, and then adopted exactly a month later. She was then returned to AAWL earlier this year when it was found that while she is very social and loves the dog park and other dogs, she isn’t a fan of living in the same home with them. Maya is a very shy girl and it takes a while for her to warm up to any new human friend, but once she does, she has a way of stealing your heart and making you fall for her.