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 Droll Yankees Seed Saver Domed Bird Feeder / $29.49 Chewy Medium/Large Pet Choker / $500 Gucci, Scottsdale Sherpa Bubble Cat Carrier Backpack / $79.99 Petco, several Valley locations 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 […]

Next Doors: What a Difference a Decade Makes

The Fix.Adopt.Save. program dramatically reduces pet euthanasia and shelter intakes Ten years ago, the Valley had a really big problem when it came to homeless pets — there were just too many of them. Animal shelters were struggling to keep up with the influx of intakes. And sadly, there were far more pets than homes […]

Office Doors: A Day with Alessandra Navidad

President and CEO of Arizona Animal Welfare League 4:15 A.M. >> HUSTLE, BUSTLE + QUIET I begin my day by going to the gym for an hour in the morning. I must be out of the house by 7 a.m. to drop off my 13-year-old identical twin girls at the bus stop for school. My […]

Style Unlocked: Puppy Sanctuary

Lifestyle specialist Leslie Lehr walks us through a doggy den remodel Meet Leslie LehrPhoenix-based lifestyle and organizational specialist Leslie Lehr has built a business, Leslie Lehr Living, dedicated to living more with less. She strives to bring together joy and creativity for a healthy relationship with design that is refined and functional. She mixes contemporary […]