The Tucson Dog Magazine

The Leader of The Pack Speaks

Dear Readers,

I am so excited about this edition of The Tucson Dog for so many reasons. First, we are making some changes to the look of the publication with a new logo and layout. We think our new logo reflects more of a “Tucson” feel and we hope you like it as much as we do. The layout is designed to show off more of our advertisers who support the magazine and I ask you again, to please give them your business and let them know you saw them in The Tucson Dog magazine. Without them, we would not be able to donate so much to the shelter and rescue groups to show their animals for adoption and promote their fundraising efforts.  We appreciate them and you for all your loyalty.

I would like to take a moment to say congratulations to Margie Dominguez and the incredible staff at Adopt Love, Adopt Local for the fabulous and successful adopt-a-thon event they put on in April. We were privileged to be a part of it as a sponsor and exhibitor. We met a lot of new friends and heard lots of great feedback from many of our loyal readers which was such a treat for all of us! And, the best part…over 120 shelter dogs and cats found their forever homes that day! Next to publishing the Tucson Dog, this is my favorite thing to be a part of!  

We would like to remind you and invite you to another great adoption event coming up in May, called Love Pup Family Fest being brought to you by IHeartRadio. It will be held at Reid Park on Friday, May 4th from 5-9pm. You can find out more about it in this edition on page 4 and we will also be there to support this event. There will be lots of lovable animals for adoption so if you are thinking of adding a new four-legged member to your family, this will be a great time to do it. And please stop by our booth to say hi and play our fun Doggie Bean Bag toss and win some cool prizes! It will be a fun event and we hope to see you all there!

In our cover story, we bring you Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue. I learned a lot about this group including the fact that they not only rescue beagles, but other hounds as well and even some other small breed mixes. They work well with other rescues for the highest good of the dogs and it warms my heart to see that! They also have a great group of volunteers, including foster parents, who are essential for any rescue organization. Having an animal in a home rather than a shelter keeps their stress level down and ensures they will get lots of one-on-one attention and love, making them more adoptable in the end. Please join me in supporting this great organization and find out how you can help!

One of the other things I am very excited about this issue is our story in Kids and Animals. It is about a 6-year-old boy named Roman. I saw him in a video on Facebook introducing shelter animals that need homes, explaining all their wonderful attributes to the world. I was blown away when I saw this little guy and asked our intern Bella Wexler, who was our first Kids and Animals story and also a writer, to find him. As with anything Bella does, she knocked it out of the park! I loved finding out more about this young “Superhero” for shelter animals and I know you will too!

As we come to the close of our first year in Tucson, I would like to thank all of you for supporting the Tucson Dog magazine. It has exceeded all my expectations and we look forward to another great year and beyond, spreading the word about shelter animals and how all animals enrich our lives every day! 

Wishing you all love, light and laughter,

Ann


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