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Getting Gil Back On His Feet

Story by Bella Wexler - Photos by Natalie Mast Gil, the black lab, is just like any other puppy; he loves to play with his Chihuahua housemate, chew up toys and slippers, and he can’t contain his excitement at the prospect of food. The only thing that distinguishes...

Felines Are Worth Fighting For

Story By Emily Dieckman & Photos Courtesy of Tucson CARES Tucson CARES takes on tough feline medical cases and advocates for animal rights. When Alexis Ormbsy found a sick, abandoned cat near the Tucson airport, she took him in, but he wasn’t eating. Every place she...

Come One, Come All: WOOFstock is Near

Story By Claire Sheridan & Photos Frank Brinsley and Meredith Dunkel The Tucson Dog Magazine is excited to invite the community to a fun-filled day of Peace, Love, & Adoptions at our First Annual WOOFstock Adopt-A-Thon. The event will be held at the bandstand in Reid...

It’s Handy to Have A Dog: Handi-Dogs Saves The Day!

Story By Claire Sheridan Do you love dogs? Are you over 50, struggling with age-related difficulties or otherwise disabled? Have you ever wondered about training your own dog to become an assistance dog? If so, local Tucson organization Handi-Dogs just might come to...

Dogs ARE Allowed At Sister Jose’s

Story & Photos by Claire Sheridan Named for Sister Jose Hobday, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, Sister Jose Women’s Center (SJWC) is the only homeless shelter in Tucson that has always allowed clients to bring their pet dog or cat into the shelter....

Our Pets: We Love Them, Even When It Hurts

Story by Claire Sheridan     Images courtesy of Emerge! Domestic Violence Center You would probably do almost anything to protect the people you love, your partner or spouse, children, parents, friends, other family. How about your furry family members? Do you ache...

Storytime at the Shelter

Story by Bella Wexler, Photos by Gina Hansen & Allison Wexler The atmosphere at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is warm and welcoming as eager children and parents file into the volunteer room. Long-time volunteer Lynne Stott describes the animal shelter’s mission: “to...

A Kingdom of Kittens

Story & Photos by Emily Dieckman PACC foster mom takes on some of the animal shelter’s neediest feline cases. You wouldn’t guess it from the eight grown cats she calls her own and the 26 kittens she was fostering at one point this fall, but Christina Aronson didn’t...