The Tucson Dog Magazine

The Leader of The Pack Speaks

Dear Readers,

First, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope your holidays were filled with joy and love. 2017 was just the beginning for The Tucson Dog magazine and I could not be happier with the outpouring of love we received from you, our readers, about our publication. We are so grateful to all of you!

As we begin 2018, we are planning to bring many more great stories and information for you and your four-legged friends. We really appreciate the emails and calls we have received telling us about news-worthy stories and we have heard you and listened; bringing you those fascinating and inspiring stories. We will continue to bring you stories that show everyone how important our companion animals are and how they enrich our lives every day.  

In our first issue of the year, we have many wonderful stories to bring you and some great fundraising events from some of your favorite rescue and shelter groups.

In our cover story, we are thrilled to bring you the story about HOPE Animal Shelter who has made many new changes in their program and is looking for support from you to help them continue their wonderful work. While HOPE may be smaller than some shelters, it is the oldest no-kill shelter in the area. I met Executive Director, Susan Scherl and new Shelter Director, Rory Adams who gave me a tour and whom I can tell you are totally devoted to HOPE. They are working diligently to take it to the next level and create a cohesive approach to animal rescue by reaching out to work with other shelters which is so commendable! I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. HOPE is just that, for all the animals that come into their care.

Also in this edition, we have a special section called, “Volunteer Opportunities” where we have listed some shelter/rescue groups with specific job responsibilities for volunteers. It’s a great way to help animals in our community this year and you will feel great doing it!

We also want to share some of our Favorite Photos from 3 major events that The Tucson Dog was proud to sponsor and be a part of: Sweat For Pets, Doggie Dash N’ Dawdle and Dogtoberfest. We are already making plans to sponsor more events this year which we enjoy doing because we get to meet many of you, up close and personal!

Also, please check out our calendar as we have many events going on helping animals in the community that you can participate in which is so important. It gives us all the opportunity to go out and enjoy a fun event while helping shelter/rescue animals.

I’d also like to remind you all of two special things in February: USA Spay Day and Dental Month. Please, please, remember to spay and neuter your pets if they aren’t already. It is healthier and safer for them and you become part of the solution. And, if you are thinking about adopting a new “best friend” for your family, please go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt. Spaying and neutering along with adoptions from these groups is the only way we will end pet homelessness in our country.

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to an amazing year in 2018 for everyone!

Love, Light & Laughter,


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