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From Homeless 2 Hero

Often considered unruly or skittish in a shelter environment, many high energy dogs never find a forever home and suffer the consequence millions of homeless pets face every day. The lucky pups saved …

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My Dog Oughta Be in Pictures!

Does everyone stop you and tell you how cute your dog is? Do people constantly ask to pet your furry friend, or take a picture of them? If you answered yes, then you might want to consider entering…

The Healing Paws of Therapy Dogs

The Healing Paws of Therapy Dogs

Being hospitalized is a challenging situation for most people. When a child is in the hospital, the challenges are multiplied. Phoenix Children’s Hospital specializes in customized care for kids, whic…

Guide Dogs: From Puppies to Partners

Guide Dogs: From Puppies to Partners

Watching a visually impaired person navigate his way through busy city streets, you may think the guide dog is performing a task the person couldn’t perform alone; it may even appear that the dog is l…

Tempe K9s: Finding Drugs, Explosives and Bad Guys

Tempe K9s

Tempe K9s: Finding Drugs, Explosives and Bad Guys A few years ago in Tempe, two highly intoxicated brothers refused to be escorted from a bar. They began fighting with the bouncers and as they brandi…

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Arizona Urban Search and Rescue Team

Two missions stand out in John Dean’s service as a member of the Arizona Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR), the 911 attack and the Oso Mud Slide in 2014. As he recalls his deployment to the 911 a…

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John Holmberg

A fixture on the local radio scene, John Holmberg has quarterbacked Arizona’s #1 morning show, “Holmberg’s Morning Sickness,” for more than a decade on KUPD, Arizona’s Real Rock. The show is broadcast…

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Boost A Foster Family

Bruce Noe, DVM and his wife Michelle, a Special Ed teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Mesa, knew they wanted to be foster parents someday. After much thought and preparation, they signed up for t…

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Ready For a Puppy

By Anne Thomas Picture, Saving Paws Rescue Arizona When you or your family decide to take the plunge and add a puppy to your household, reason can often fly out the window. You can find adorable pi…