The granite countertops, energy-efficient appliances and high-end cabinets inside the apartments at Liv Ahwatukee are just the beginning of a long list of reasons why Ahwatukee’s newest apartment complex is also its most interesting.
Lil Bit is a 5-year-old dilute torti Maine coon with gorgeous light blue eyes. She and her siblings came to Lost Our Home after their owner passed away. Lil Bit can appear a little shy at first, but eventually will trust those new to her. Overall, she is a very sweet cat who likes to be around other cats and people. She likes to play with toys, climb on top of a tall cat condo to watch others, and enjoys being brushed. She will require a calm and loving family to take care of her and give her a safe place to live.
I’ll never forget the first time I left my new puppy Leinie, an Australian Shepherd, alone in my home. I was only gone four hours and returned to find a 6-inch hole in my wall. This experience solidified my view that dogs need “jobs” to do when left alone. These “jobs” reduce separation anxiety tendencies and allow dogs to stay focused on a task. Over the years, I have tested numerous chew bones/toys for my dogs and have narrowed it down to a number of “must haves” for any dogs chewing desires. Remember: Always supervise your dog when chewing on ANY new bone/toy that they could potentially swallow. Below are a few chewing tips to lower your odds of coming home to unwanted construction:
Cinnamon, a beautiful 2-year-old tabby is friendly and loving and likes to hang with her human companions. She is a very soulful cat that was abandoned when her previous owners moved and left her outside their apartment. She appears to be good around a cat or two, and good with quiet and calm dogs, but loves her humans most of all. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Scooter, a 5-month-old tabby was very lucky that a wonderful family took him and his siblings into their home. His siblings have since been adopted and now it is Scooter’s time to find a new home. Scooter is a very sweet and mellow kitten who gets along with other cats and maybe dogs. He enjoys playing with toys, climbing on cat trees and most of all, really wants to be held and cuddled by his human companions.
Marlo, a 5-month-old baby Beagle, and his brother, Omar, were turned into Arizona Beagle Rescue when their family ran into hard times and could no longer care of them. Marlo is an active puppy and loves to play. He will need some puppy training and lots of exercise. He gets along well with other dogs and children.
Many people feel it’s best to start with a “clean slate” when adopting a dog so only consider adding a puppy to their family. While you can have a lot of influence on your dog’s personality at this early stage, it’s important to realize there will be genetic influences you will NOT be able to control. Not to mention the responsibilities to taking on a young pup. So is it better to adopt an adult, a dog who “is what he is?” Here are a few things to consider when determining what age and developmental stage might be most compatible for your family and lifestyle.
Despite several radiation and chemo treatments, loss of hearing and an ever-present life-threatening diagnosis, Buddy gets up every morning, puts on his vest and goes to work. His job may just be providing a little emotional support to the patients at Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in Ahwatukee Foothills, but it’s a job Buddy the dog takes very seriously.
Peanut, a beautiful 2-year-old dilute tortoiseshell cat is a very sweet and loving cat. With the most beautiful coloring and captivating eyes, this gorgeous girl brings the most perfect combination of being an affectionate and independent cat. She always has a very well mannered, very unassuming personality. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Several of our East Valley Marines loaded a donated electric wheelchair onto a trailer and delivered it to PowerPaws in Scottsdale. One of PowerPaws’ missions it to provide highly skilled assistance dogs to veterans with disabilities. The wheelchair will be used to assist in the training of the dogs, who need to be familiar and at ease with any situation.
Wednesday Catdams — creatively named after Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family — is a beautiful, all black 4-month-old kitten, until you catch her in the sunlight. That’s when you can see faint tabby stripes on her legs and tail. She has pretty eyes and a fun, energetic personality. She is long and lean, and she loves to play and jump and run. Unfortunately, she doesn’t show well at the PetSmart adoption center and is not happy there; as a result she seems like the fiercest, most unfriendly kitten around, when the opposite is the truth. She is a love bug when she is comfortable with her surroundings, she just needs time to get there. She is slow to accept other cats and kittens too, but when she does, she loves them unconditionally. She loves to play with fingers and toes and is always on guard for the under the sheets toys. She has accepted all of the fosters and older cats in her foster home. When tired, she likes to cuddle with her fellow cat friends or stretch out on a comfy bed or blanket. At night she contentedly lays by her human companions. She has impeccable litter box manners, loves her floor scratchers and scratching posts, carpet and sisal (rope). Can you give Wednesday a second chance at a new life?
Mark Spitz is a 2-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Rottweiler who is smart and loves treats. He already knows sit and would really benefit from more training. He can be a bit shy, but he loves being pet gently and it helps him warm up to you. He really loves attention. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $150.
Sally is a special 5-month-old kitten. She and her brother, Harry, have an extra toe on each paw. She is very playful and enjoys a nice perch to watch the world outside. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Roscoe, a handsome buff-colored, long-haired, 2-year-old male has been very fortunate to have found an incredible foster mother who has nurtured him back to good health after being rescued. She reports that he is one of the friendliest and laid back felines she has ever met. He gets along well with other cats and maybe dogs. He is a flexible feline as he can be very independent when you are busy and incredibly snuggly when you want him to be with you. Gentle but playful, Roscoe would be a wonderful addition to any home with a family or just a single parent looking for a friend. The foster mom reports that she has really enjoyed watching Roscoe blossom over the last few weeks. She knows that he will adjust to any situation as long as he is loved and slowly transitioned to his new environment Can you give Roscoe a second chance at a new life in a forever home?
A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing his shattered bones and pulling cacti from his backside makes no difference. It is the unmistakable truth.
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.
It’s summertime! Time for beer, brats, baseball and the beach. It’s also time to be sure that your kids AND dogs are safe around water. For many Valley residents, most homes come equipped with a swimming pool. It’s important that your dog learn how to get out of the pool if they fall in.
Here we are, deep in the Here we are, deep in the dog days of another summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea millions, are taking to the great American highway.
Eli, a gorgeous 2-year-old, long-haired tuxedo cat is looking for a new home. He is a very calm and quite cat who likes to find a great perch from which he can watch the world go by. His favorite position is to be laying next to you to receive bully rubs and brushing. At the PetSmart cat center, he enjoys the attention of volunteers by sitting with them and occasionally playing with toys. When in the mood, he plays like a kitten. He is good with other quiet cats and maybe dogs.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?