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Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue is 25 this year!

Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue is 25 this year!

Story by Melissa Barrow, Photos provided by DLRR   It’s a celebration year for this Phoenix-based organization; they started in October of 1999, so they will celebrate their 25th year in October of 2024! The whole mission of this group revolves around their love for...

Women of Rescue: Getting Things Done Final Part III

Women of Rescue: Getting Things Done Final Part III

Story by Rebecca West If you’re just joining us, this is the third and final installment of our 2023 Women of Rescue series, where we have been highlighting as many of the inspiring females here in Arizona — particularly in Pima County — who have dedicated much of...

Introducing Cover Dog, Daisy Sonora and Friends!!

Introducing Cover Dog, Daisy Sonora and Friends!!

Story by Bonnie Craig Congratulations Tucsonans, Autumn is here! After surviving the hottest summer on record, we can finally dig out our down jackets and wool sweaters for those chilly 80 degree days. More congratulations are in order though, as it is time to...

The Story of Nic and Bennett — Who rescued who?

The Story of Nic and Bennett — Who rescued who?

Story by Melissa Barrow “Not all disabilities are visible” declares a patch sewn to the vest of Bennett, the service dog of Nic Everhart. Nic and Bennett — a familiar sight around greater Tucson — are a striking, unusual pair: Nic is an Army veteran with noncombat...

Spay, Neuter, and the Cover Dog!

Spay, Neuter, and the Cover Dog!

Story by Bonnie Craig, Photos Courtesy of Candice Eaton and Chawntel Hunt As Tucson’s heat rages on, so does the stream of animals pouring into local shelters, so many this time of year being puppies and kittens. Some come in with their terrified and desperate...

Outdoor Adventures with Your Dog

Outdoor Adventures with Your Dog

Story and Photos Provided by Patricia Cook One of the best things in life is sharing an adventure with your dog. Tucson, with its wonderful weather, tempts people and their pooches outside. With a little planning, and an eye on the temperature, you and your dog can...

Women of Rescue: Getting Things Done, Part I

Women of Rescue: Getting Things Done, Part I

Story by Rebecca West If you had to take a wild guess, who would you imagine is behind the vast majority of rescue and shelter operations? We’re talking about from the founding of all the way down to the volunteers. The answer, of course, is women, and that’s because...

Sol Dog Lodge — Training Dogs and People for Life

Sol Dog Lodge — Training Dogs and People for Life

Story by Melissa Barrow, photos courtesy of Sol Dog Lodge The Tucson Dog gives lots of space to the rescue community, appealing in every issue for fosters and adopters. The rescue slogan is ‘find them a forever home’ but the story doesn’t end when an animal walks in...

Easter Egg Hunt For Your Pup

Easter Egg Hunt For Your Pup

Story by Meganne Carpenter Scout Camp Bow Wow, Tucson East This year Easter will be on April 9th, and we wanted to share a fun way to celebrate Easter with your pup by offering them an at-home enrichment Easter Egg Hunt! This is a version of a scavenger hunt and can...

The New Cross-Culture 501c3 Rescuing Wheelchair Dogs

The New Cross-Culture 501c3 Rescuing Wheelchair Dogs

Story By Melissa Barrow Kim Kelly has always been into helping animals. She found Tucson’s rescue community after returning from post-doctorate work. It was their social media alerts that acquainted her with the plight of abandoned special needs dogs in Mexico. Deeply...

Is Your Pet Packing On The Pounds?

Is Your Pet Packing On The Pounds?

Story by Alison Martin, Animal Soul Connection Did you know that 52% of dogs and 58% of cats are overweight or obese? Did you know that pet obesity is totally preventable? Did you also know that most pet parents don’t even know their cat or dog is overweight? Take a...

And The Cover Dog Winner Is… Scruffy!

And The Cover Dog Winner Is… Scruffy!

Story by Bonnie Craig Here we are again. We’ve made it through another blistering summer into the relatively less blistering  respite of Autumn. Dogs can trot happily down the streets without cooking their paws. They can enjoy a nice sunbath without immediately...

Longest Stays: The Dogs of DeGrazia

Longest Stays: The Dogs of DeGrazia

Story and Photos by Colleen Keefe Nestled at the base of the Catalina foothills, sits the DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun Museum. The ten-acre site is adorned with a rotation of more than 20,000 of Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia’s work, a gift shop, chapel, home of the late artist...

Equine Voices, a Labor of Love

Equine Voices, a Labor of Love

Story by Rebecca West, Photos courtesy of Equine Voices Back in 2004, Karen Pomroy set about creating a safe haven for horses and wild burros in need of refuge. Now, more than 18 years later, she’s finally realizing the whole of that dream with the completion of a new...

Summertime Safety!

Summertime Safety!

Story & Photo Provided by Jeremy Brown, The Complete Canine Summertime is a difficult time as a pet owner in the Sonoran Desert, and there are many things we should consider as responsible pack leaders. HEAT PRECAUTIONS: It is obvious that we have extreme heat in...

The Daily Dilemma of the Homeless & Their Pets

The Daily Dilemma of the Homeless & Their Pets

Story by Rebecca West Ask any number of people their views on the homeless population with pets, and you’re likely to get a mix of responses. A lot feel bad for the animal and feel it’s unfair of the owner or irresponsible to keep them under the circumstances. But...