The Tucson Dog Magazine

The Leader of The Pack Speaks

Dear Readers,

I am so excited about this issue and the awe-inspiring stories we have for you about groups doing great work to help animals in Tucson. It is an exciting time for animals and their people in Tucson and we are thrilled to be a part of it.  

The weather is warming up and we also have lots of great events to tell you about that help animals.  We are happy to be sponsoring some of these events and hope that you will join with us in supporting them. Please make sure you check out our Calendar to see all of them.

In our cover story this issue, we present a fantastic group in the Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoptions.  They are well-organized and very active and do whatever it takes to care for these sweet laidback dogs, many of whom are coming off racetracks injured and need lots of care. Although they are and have been raced, many are not aware that they are sometimes called, “couch potatoes” as they are actually a very easy-going breed. And in case you haven’t heard, these dogs also save lives of other dogs because they are commonly used as blood donors. I hope you enjoy learning about this impressive breed and the inspiring organization that loves them so much.

We are also celebrating the opening of the new Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), which has moved into its brand-new shelter. This facility is state-of-the-art and is going to change the lives of animals in its care. The staff are also going to be able to help many more people and animals with the diverse programs they have to help the public become better pet parents.

Another great organization that is nearing completion of their new shelter is the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. This organization is over 70 years old. They have been in the same makeshift shelter that long, and we couldn’t be happier that they are about to move into their new digs.

You will read more about these two great organizations, see some pictures, and read about their future plans in our Rescue News feature.

We are also sharing a story about another unique non-profit organization that offers no to low-cost services to the community and they need your help. ASAVET Charities was recently in a very serious crash that totaled their mobile veterinary unit. Thankfully, no one was injured but they are trying desperately to raise the money that the insurance didn’t cover to get their vehicle repaired and back on the road to help animals. We are hoping that together, we can raise the $30,000 that insurance would not pay.

Part of our mission at The Tucson Dog is to donate space to many different organizations every issue to promote their fundraisers and adoption events.  We are only able to do this through the businesses who support our publication through advertising and sponsorships. I would like to ask you to please frequent these businesses and let them know you saw them in The Tucson Dog. In these ways they know their advertising is working and they will continue to support us  and we can attract new businesses as well.

Thank you for the continued calls and emails about how much you love The Tucson Dog.  

Wishing you all love, light and laughter,


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