The Phoenix Dog Magazine

Fall is almost here, and the season is filled with fun dog events! This September/October issue will see us through Labor Day, Halloween, and the start of cool weather.

We are so happy to bring you more wonderful dog and pet stories, and a Calendar filled with fun and useful dog events and adoption events. The Sports Calendar is filling in too. We’ll be at lots of the happenings and look forward to meeting you. Please stop by to say hello!

We want to say a huge thanks to our advertisers, who help us connect the pet community. Their fun ads help make the Phoenix Dog a pleasure to read and enable us to bring you new, exciting stories. Please visit their shops and like them on Facebook. Be sure to mention you saw their ads in the Phoenix Dog! A special welcome goes out to our new advertisers: ARCpoint labs, AZ Humane Society Pet Clinics, Barkbed Covers, ComfyPets of AZ, and Twisted Events.

We are so proud to bring a new regular feature to you this issue. Volunteer Tales will share the good work of a person or group of people who make the time to volunteer and help pets and people. We kick off the feature with a man who, one night a week, meets at a city park with a group of German Shepherd owners, to help them understand this wonderful breed, and to help bring out the best in their dogs, at no charge to them. If you know someone who gives in a big or special way, please let us know; we may do a story about them, too.

Maricopa Animal Care and Control is our cover story this issue, and what a story they have to tell. Lots of things have changed in our pet community over the last few years, and MCACC plays a key role in many of them. The community has been involved in many of the changes and continues to help make a difference. The network of people who help these pets find homes is amazing; we look forward to sharing their stories in future issues.

Our K-9 series continues with the MCSO K-9 team featured. The team has made some changes in their program and are doing some great work to keep us safe.

It is such a pleasure to bring you all the stories in this issue. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy developing and writing them for you. Let us know, and keep sending in your great ideas for stories. That is what the magazine is for, to share your stories!

Enjoy the cooler weather and I look forward to meeting you and your pup. Don’t forget to look for Max the Beagle somewhere in this issue!

Remember, every dog is a Phoenix Dog!

Cathy Davila


Phoenix Dog

Don’t Leave Me in the Car!

  • Never Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car
  • Parked cars quickly trap the sun’s heat. Even on a day when it’s 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with all the windows closed can hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes.
  • On a hot day, the temperature inside a closed car can shoot as high as 116 degrees in the same amount of time.
  • Leaving the windows open a crack doesn’t eliminate the danger of heatstroke or death.
  • Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.

If you see a dog in a hot car do this:

  • Stay with the dogs until help arrives
  • Record information about the vehicle (make, model. Color and license plate number)
  • Alert the management of the business
  • Call 911
Don't Leave Your Pet in your car.


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