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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month – Sadie and Family

National Adopt a Senior Pet Month – Sadie and Family

Story by Bella Wexler - Photos Courtesy of Kathie Newton November is the month to recognize beloved pets adopted as seniors like Sadie, a gentle dog adopted at age sixteen by the Newton/Mong family. Kathie Newton is no stranger to animal rescue, either, having adopted...

Pet Therapy Provides a Wet Nose in a Difficult Time

Pet Therapy Provides a Wet Nose in a Difficult Time

Story by Emily Dieckman Cheryl Purvis first got her shepherd mix, Buddy, in 2015. She’d recently lost one of her two dogs, so he came at a perfect time. When she started volunteering with Casa de la Luz Hospice, she decided Buddy’s calm, friendly nature might make him...

Old Tucson Studios Hosts Dog Dock Diving Event

Old Tucson Studios Hosts Dog Dock Diving Event

Story and photos by Colleen Keefe Old Tucson Studios said Goodbye to the Dog Days of Summer with their 3rd annual Dock Dogs diving event. The spectacular, that was held over the Labor Day Weekend, attracted dogs, owners, and onlookers from Tucson and across the...

Is Your Dog A Barkaholic?

Is Your Dog A Barkaholic?

By Kim Silver, Building Bonds Have you ever come home to a note on your front door from an unhappy neighbor? “Your dog barks all day. Please make him stop, or I am calling animal control!” Whether you are aware of your dog’s barking or not, this kind of note is a...

Cody’s Friends Holiday Pet Food Drive

Cody’s Friends Holiday Pet Food Drive

Story by Bella Wexler - Photos Courtesy of Cody’s Friends Young Cody Allen was once tasked with writing a school report about his personal hero. Inspired by the famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”, Cody...

And the Winner is….Kyzer!

And the Winner is….Kyzer!

Story by Colleen Keefe Photos courtesy Dennise Terminel The Tucson Dog Magazine held its first ever cover dog contest to bring attention to the rescue dogs that grace and enrich our lives. Our cover dog photo shoot, which was open to the public, was held at Tucson...

Southwest Oasis Labrador Rescue – A Labor of Love

Southwest Oasis Labrador Rescue – A Labor of Love

Story by Colleen Keefe Photos JoAnn Rolf, SOLR Susan Krase was working as a patrol officer for the Tucson Police Department when she received a call for a welfare check. It was March 2001. Upon arrival to the residence, Krase discovered two old Black Labs alone with...

Remembering Local Legend, Pat Hubbard

Remembering Local Legend, Pat Hubbard

Story by Emily Dieckman Photos courtesy Jennifer Hubbard Local animal welfare activist Pat Hubbard, who passed away in May, was a champion for and friend to both animals and humans. Some people are animal lovers because they prefer animals to humans. It was Charles de...

Happy Endings: Sara’s Grand Adventure

Happy Endings: Sara’s Grand Adventure

Story by Kim Eisele It was a sunny afternoon, close to closing time at The Animal League of Green Valley in Arizona, where I had lived for almost three years. Oh, I thought…another long night without a human. My favorite times are cuddling with a person! Then a...

CBD for Pets: What We Need to Know

CBD for Pets: What We Need to Know

Story by Kajsa Nickels/Reprinted Courtesy of Natural Awakenings Magazine With the explosion of cannabidiol (CBD) products on the human medical scene, many pet owners are looking into this hemp plant derivative as a natural means of medicating their four-legged family...

Kids and Animals: Kids Lending a Helping Paw

Kids and Animals: Kids Lending a Helping Paw

Story by Bella Wexler     Photo from Humane Society of Southern Arizona The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has long been devoted to engaging the local community in animal welfare advocacy. One of their most beneficial programs to promote the continuity of this...

Kitty Korner: Diabetes = Unconditional Love

Kitty Korner: Diabetes = Unconditional Love

Story By Kelli Van Nuys    Photo Courtesy of The Hermitage “Many of the people who rescue these cats are diabetics themselves, because they understand what it’s like and they know all of their care needs,” Karen Baden, Executive Director of the Hermitage Cat Shelter,...

Getting Gil Back On His Feet

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

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...

Come One, Come All:  WOOFstock is Near

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...

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

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...