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.
Flooring America of Chandler and Almost Home Boxer Rescue is thrilled with the response of its Pets for Patriots promotion and would like to thank all its customers. A portion of all August sales have been given to Almost Home Boxer Rescue, a local Ahwatukee rescue and Pets for Patriots Rescue.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue’s 15th annual BARKtoberfest event is coming up at the Gilbert Town Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. This is a free event, although some activities require a small donation to participate.
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.
Barbie and Ken are both 8-year-old Beagles that were strays and turned into the Humane Society. They are a bonded pair who may have come from a puppy mill. They are both very mellow and get along well with other dogs and older children. These two are inseparable and must stay together.
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.
Hannah is a beautiful girl, estimated to be a 2-year-old Shepherd blend. She originally was found as a stray in Yuma. She weighs more than 60 pounds. Hannah is a great companion for humans, however, not so much for other animals. She becomes possessive if dogs are around and want her toys or her food. She’ll need to be the only animal in the home because of this. She can and does, however, interact with other dogs when there are no toys or food around. Hannah isn’t too great with her doggy manners upon meeting new dog friends. Volunteers at the shelter say she’s an awesome dog with people and they have no doubt that even though she needs to be the only animal in the home she’ll be enough to fill the role of companion. She’s been spayed, microchipped and is up to date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $125. Hannah calls Friends for Life Animal Rescue in downtown Gilbert home for now until a forever family is found.
Carmel is a 7-year-old sweet, happy Beagle. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer take care of her. She would make a great family pet. Carmel would do well with older children and gets along well with other dogs.
Kudos to Phoenix police Sgt. Joel Tranter for his tenacious response in rescuing a 15-year-old Shiba Inu pooch named Saki from certain danger in the morning hours of July 28. This Ahwatukee resident had witnessed an already over-heated, confused and exhausted Saki as she wondered in the street on Equestrian Drive near the Warner-Elliot Loop, unable to stop because of traffic. But thanks to this officer, while patrolling the streets of Ahwatukee, he spotted Saki and with the help of a neighborhood Good Samaritan, Tranter was able to coax scared little Saki into his air-conditioned patrol vehicle and whisk her off to a local veterinary hospital where they supplied her with water and scanned for a micro-chip, which she in fact had. This enabled officer Tranter to locate a frantic but very relieved and thankful owner and reunited the two.
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?
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.
This beauty’s name is Lafawnda. She’s a Snowshoe cat, about 12 years old. She was returned several months ago due to no fault of her own. This is actually the second time she was returned. The first time she was in her home for nine years, but her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. The second time she was returned because her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Fondue is quite the handsome boy. He is about a year old, great with other cats but probably would not enjoy the company of dogs. Fondue has a lot of kitten left in him, but don’t be surprised if he is timid at first until he gets comfortable. His shyness upon first meeting is probably why he’s been waiting so long for a home. Once he’s comfortable expect that he’ll be ordering up some belly rubs and provide you with some “silly kitty” entertainment. He loves having his head scratched, been known to cuddle with his kitty friends, and bird watching from the window.
Kaylie is a 7-year-old, female Puggle, which is a cross between a Pug and a Beagle. Kaylie snorts and grunts like a Pug, but looks like a Beagle. Kaylie and her sister, Keykie, are a bonded pair and go everywhere together.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald