The Phoenix Dog Magazine
We welcome the New Year and hope yours will be a great one! As we decompress from the holidays, we are excited to kick off 2017 with the fifth issue of Phoenix Dog Magazine!
The pet community in the Valley of the Sun is vibrant and multi-layered. Whether you spend each weekend at AKC events or stay up all night to help save the dogs on tomorrow’s euthanasia list, our love for dogs and animals is bonding. Our goal at PDM is to connect the pet community and help animals and people.
Our cover story is a remarkable saga. It is no easy task to tackle pet overpopulation in a large community. Our animal welfare groups and community have made a huge difference. We share the story in this issue, but need to thank a couple of entities that backed the effort from the beginning. In 2012, PetSmart Charities® came to the existing groups and basically said ‘we want to help, and can provide financial support. Let’s brainstorm on how to and what it will take to fix the problem.’ The Nina Mason Pullium Charitable Trust approached and offered to match the PetSmart commitment. The two backers then sat at the table to help throughout the entire process, and still do so today. It took financial backing as well as the skills of the animal non-profits to make this plan happen. That is community. We are privileged to share the Fix.Adopt.Save. story with you, and to share a preview of their next phase.
Two local non-profits had big celebrations this Fall. Opening a new facility to call your own is a testament to a job well done and support for a growing future. Congratulations to Foothills Animal Rescue and Soldier’s Best Friend on the Grand Openings of their new buildings.
I’m excited to share stories of wonderful, committed groups that help our pet community. Dog is My Copilot helps fly our unwanted pets to other areas of the country who want that style pup or cat. Cause4Paws helps feed the pets of low-income seniors and Veterans, which helps both people and pets who need the support.
Now that we have almost a full year with PDM and the pet community, we have fun plans in store to make 2017 better yet! We hope to see you at the various events and want to share your stories. Our advertisers make the magazine happen; we could not do it without them. What a great group of businesses who join us to celebrate our local pet community!
Happy New Year, and thanks for supporting the paws cause with us!
And remember - Every dog is a Phoenix Dog!
Holiday Safety Tips
Keep these tips in mind as we enter the Holiday Season. Thanks to our friends at the AHS and ASPCA for the great advice!
The Pet Poison Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (855) 764-7661
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