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HOPE Animal Shelter is All Heart

HOPE Animal Shelter is All Heart

Story and photos by Emily Dieckman Down a dirt road, in Northern Tucson – almost in Marana – lies Tucson’s first no-kill shelter. The fact that it’s a little bit out of the way has a poeticism to it: It parallels how far out of the way the HOPE staff members are...
Dog and Cat Dental Care

Dog and Cat Dental Care

Oral hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for people. In fact, 50% of dogs and cats over three years have gum (periodontal) disease, making it the most common disease suffered by small pets. Periodontal disease develops when plaque builds up on teeth and...
Golden Retriever Rescue Starfish Award Winner

Golden Retriever Rescue Starfish Award Winner

Story by Rebecca West Photos by Scottie McGowan It was recently announced that Scottie McGowan, tireless animal welfare activist, was selected by the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) and the National Rescue Committee (NRC) as this year’s Starfish Award winner!...
Traveling Miles to Repair a Smile

Traveling Miles to Repair a Smile

After five months and three major dental surgeries, and thanks to the help of Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, Lilly finds a home. Story by Emily Dieckman Leticia Reyna’s heart broke when she first saw a photo of Lilly, a dog staying at an animal shelter in...
The Incredible Journey of Athena

The Incredible Journey of Athena

Story by Bonnie Craig, Photos courtesy of David and Margaret Powell and Christie Sanders Tales of animals and their amazing journeys home can be harrowing, heartwarming and everything in between. They captivate and touch us, evidenced by the myriad books, films and...