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Fernando, a 2-year-old Poodle mix, may be a little guy but has a big brain. He already knows a few tricks and loves to play with toys and will cuddle with anyone. He does pretty well with other calm, polite dogs and might even do OK with cats. He is neutered and his adoption price is $175.
Authorities said on Wednesday that even if the air conditioning was working in a room at a Gilbert boarding facility where nearly two dozen dogs died last month, the air flow may not have been enough to keep the dogs alive.
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.
While the Fourth of July is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and socializing with neighbors, local animal experts warn to leave the furry family members at home.
Every American knows that the Fourth of July is Independence Day. If we’re honest though, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Sweet, I get a day off work.” We plan our social calendar with pool parties, barbecued burgers and homemade ice cream.
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.
As somebody who spends a whole lot of time thinking about grilling, I love that so many Americans celebrate the Fourth of July by busting out the grill.
Big Mac is a big hunk of a dog and everyone that meets him just loves him. He’s said to be an American bulldog/mastiff mix about 5 years old. He had been adopted a year or so ago but recently returned due to trying to put the family’s pet tortoise in his belly. Thankfully, Big Mac was unsuccessful, and the tortoise lives to tell the tale.
Let’s begin, shall we, with The Story of the Ham.
"Green” interiors are not a new style, a preferred color choice or even a new trend. “Green” interiors means using energy-efficient, non- or low-polluting products, built with sustainable resources and can be maintained without the use of toxic cleaning products, to create interiors that are both for people and good for the environment. Why should it make a difference in our interiors and our lives? Because most people want their home to be a place where they feel comfortable, secure and at ease knowing they are living in a safe and healthy environment that is also beautiful.
I can only imagine the machismo in the air at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial candidate summit on immigration and border security hosted by Mr. Muy Macho himself, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Ben and Sundance are brother and sister and are a bonded pair. They love each other very much and need to stay together. Ben is 10 years old and Sundance is 9 years old. Both are trained, know basic commands and get along well with other dogs. Ben loves to go for long walks but is allergic to grass, and Sundance has an allergy to chicken products. They both love to sleep and cuddle and are very laid back. They are best friends and would make a great addition to any family.
Susan Schmitz is an award-winning photographer, philanthropist, and owner of A Dog’s Life Photography based in Scottsdale. For more than five years, her innovative rescue group photo program has been providing high-impact images of displaced pets for use in animal adoption ads.
Dogs are man’s best friend ... not rattlesnakes. Snakes are an intricate component to our Arizona desert ecosystem but can pose a threat to our dogs if confronted. As prey driven animals, dogs are naturally curious and driven to new scents, sounds, and motion. If confronted with a snake, it is our goal to have control of our dog to ensure a snake bite does not follow.
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.
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, and we were able to take Hidey and her other siblings into the rescue. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly be introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Like his name, Romeo is a lover boy and very sweet. He is good with dogs and kids, and also quite playful.
Hundreds of homeless in the East Valley converged near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa Temple on Tuesday for “Project Connect” — a monthly event hosted by Valley of the Sun United Way.
Kona is a 3-year-old Beagle mix who was found wondering the streets and taken to the animal shelter. Kona is a sweet, slightly overweight girl who gets along well with people and other dogs. She loves playing with her foster dog siblings and going for walks. She is on a daily thyroid medicine that will help her lose those few extra pounds. Kona would make a great family pet.
Somewhere in the Texas Christian dog pile are former Mountain Pointe products Jordan Kipper and Kevin Cron, who have been teammates nearly ever year since they were 10 years old.
Pair water slides, dunk tanks, water balloon battles, bounce houses and carnival-style games with swimming lessons, water safety education and music, and you’ve got this pop-up event for kids and families. There’s a gentler play area set aside for toddlers, and vendors will sell shaved ice, frozen lemonade, cotton candy, nachos, hot dogs and ice cream.
DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler. Free admission, but bring money for snacks. SummerSplashAZ.com.
Now that school is out for the summer it is time to consider ways to encourage kids to be active. We know that school activities such as recess, physical education, classroom exercise breaks, and before- and after-school physical activities all contribute significantly to meeting national guidelines for physical activity (60 minutes per day recommended). Research also indicates that many kids are sedentary during the summer months, getting less moderate to vigorous activity than during the school year. So when school is out it is important for kids to find other opportunities for exercise.
Maverick, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu mix looks like a tough guy, but is actually just a shy guy looking for love. His life in a puppy mill before coming to Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA was not very nice, so he’s still trying to figure out how wonderful life and people can be. Maverick is learning to like affection, even though he flinches when people reach down to pet him. His favorite things are toys, especially squeaky toys. He should do well with most other dogs and maybe even cats.
I see you have a dog. I hope you love your dog as much as I love mine. In fact I love my dog so much that when I got him I vowed to no one in particular that I would be a responsible dog owner and always clean up my dog’s litter when we walk. I see you have a dog. I see you don’t seem to have the same sense of responsibility as I do.