Behind the Leash: A Day with Heather Allen

Heather Allen is the president & CEO of Helping Animals Live On (HALO) Animal Rescue   7:30 A.M. >> PUPPY LOVE   Veterinary medicine is my love. My little piece is being a doggy doula. I foster about 150 moms and babies per year in my backyard casita, so my day usually begins and ends […]

Cover Story: Going to the Dogs

There are plenty of reasons why dogs are called “man’s best friend.” They provide companionship and love in an unconditional way. And, like any good friend, they are there when you need them the most. The dogs (and humans) of Gabriel’s Angels take the latter idea to the next level. Founded in 2000, the organization […]

Rotary 100 Holds Art Auction to Support Homeless and Youth Development 

Photo Credit: “I AM Butterfly” by Bjorn Bengtsson Hold onto your wings. The Phoenix Rotary 100 is hosting Take Flight 2024, a live art display and online auction to raise funds for charities benefiting youth and people experiencing homelessness. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Shemer Art Center. Take Flight will take place […]

The Good Life: Paws-itively Divine

Lead the pack with these stylish pet products   NestEgg Raised Cat Bed & Side Table by Primetime Petz / $119.99 Hauspanther hauspanther.com Droll Yankees Seed Saver Domed Bird Feeder / $29.49 Chewy Chewy.com Medium/Large Pet Choker / $500 Gucci, Scottsdale Gucci.com Sherpa Bubble Cat Carrier Backpack / $79.99 Petco, several Valley locations petco.com Matching […]

Cover Story: Unbridled Love

The first thing catching your eye when arriving at the 10-acre farm in Scottsdale is the message “Open Your Heart” on the entry gate. Those words encapsulate the nonprofit’s goal of teaching the world to fear less and love more by creating experiences that allow the heart to open. Hunkapi started in 1999 after Arizona […]

Behind the Leash: A Day with Megan Wiewel

Executive director of Almost There: A Mom + Pups Rescue BACKYARD BEGINNINGS Almost There Rescue was founded in 2013 by Geri Hormel, who was fostering and volunteering for various rescue organizations throughout the Valley. She saw the greatest needs were space and time for nursing moms and puppies. Geri wanted to provide this and started […]

10 Questions with… John O’Hurley

You’ve hosted The National Dog Show Presented by Purina every year since 2002. Why do you keep coming back year after year? My wife and I look at the day, which is usually around Nov. 18 or 19 in Philadelphia, as the greatest day of the year. We get to spend it with 2,000 of […]

Well-Heeled: So Fetch!

There’s nothing quite like the unconditional love of a dog. And when you love furry friends as much as Lisa Shover Kackley, a puppy party is sure to be a tail-wagging great time. Shover Kackley and her 3-year-old black German Shepard, Dassher, are huge supporters of our animal community. Shover Kackley is a trustee of […]

Next Doors: Meeting the Challenge

“Oh God, so much has changed.” That’s how Jodi Polanski, the founder and executive director of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, describes the past few years. Some of that change is for the good; some not so much. Lost Our Home was founded as a no-kill shelter in 2008 by Polanski, a former mortgage broker […]

Cover Story: A Forever Home

Arizona Humane Society orchestrates a groundbreaking moment for pets 1957. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the Cold War was in full bloom, Arizonans could buy a gallon of gas or a pound of hamburger for 30 cents, and the Arizona Humane Society opened its brand-new facility at Hatcher Road and 13th Avenue in Sunnyslope. Its […]