Skipper, a 1-year-old Australian Shepherd/Mastiff mix, is ready to play, play, play. Fetch is his favorite game. Skipper wants to find his forever family soon and can’t wait to learn the house rules. He’s still working on his manners, but knows his new family will help him be the best Skipper he can be.
I am a retired Ahwatukee resident and worked as the business office manager at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) for 18 years. During that time I had a wonderful working relationship and regular interaction with the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM), and occasionally staff, in the capacity of my job.
The Power of One Good Deed (POGD), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer Valley organization established in 2012 dedicated to funding low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter services, has donated $50,000 to fund spay/neuter surgeries of companion animals in Maricopa County.
Gauge was found as a stray, and with no one coming forward to claim him, he is now up for adoption. Gauge is estimated to be about 1-1/2 years old. He is in the prime of his goofy puppy stage. It doesn’t seem like anyone taught him any manners, so our volunteers have been working with him and he’s made some great improvements. He is going to make someone an awesome dog, but he probably won’t be the best “first dog” for someone. He’s a pretty cool guy, and is definitely worth meeting. He would be a great jogging/hiking activity buddy for someone. His adoption fee is $150. He is vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.
Congressman Paul Gosar could not wait for President Obama’s speech on immigration to be over before lashing out in a degrading diatribe against the president and attacking the dignity of undocumented immigrants.
Our congressman Paul Gosar could not wait for President Obama’s speech on immigration to be over before lashing out in a degrading diatribe against the president and attacking the dignity of undocumented immigrants.
“Horrible Bosses” provided a breath of fresh air the same summer that “The Hangover: Part II” came out. In an ironic, yet not especially surprising, turn of events, “Horrible Bosses 2” makes many of the same mistakes as “The Hangover: Part II.” While this sequel to the 2011 buddy comedy isn’t without its moments, “Horrible Bosses 2” really only exists to recycle the same old plot and make the studio some easy money. It’d be one thing if the film knew it was a retread like “22 Jump Street” or had a huge nostalgic factor going for it like “Dumb and Dumber To,” which was also co-written by director Sean Anders. There just aren’t quite enough laughs here to merit the film’s existence, though.
Just about everyone would like to have a polite, well-mannered dog. Such dogs are a pleasure to take with you into the community, greet guests well and make their owners feel proud. Here are three key training exercises that you can practice with your dog to teach him to be more polite.
Jacy is a 2-year-old beagle girl who was recently rescued from the Pinal County shelter. She is very affectionate and sweet and working on her social skills around other dogs. Jacy loves going for long walks and does well on a leash. She also enjoys going for car rides. She is full of life and energy and would make a great family pet.
When my wife and I carried our newborn child through the sliding glass doors of the maternity unit, we were not given an instructional manual. No type of handbook accompanied the second or the third child either. Like all parents, we were directed to the exit sign clutching our new wrapped-in-blue bundle, with little more than a slap on the rear end, like a coach sending in his second-string substitutions. We were those kids with plenty of eagerness to play the game, but not a lot of knowledge about the playbook. We simply were not prepared for or coached up on every possible situation that would arise in our family-building career.
A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.