Celebrate Arizona Week for the Animals
 August 13-21, 2016!
The Arizona Week for the Animals team is actively organizing events and working with shelters, community leaders and organizations daily across the entire state.  Please send any planned events or activities to us. See Contact Us page.
Please contact us if you like to brainstorm or work together  on any events. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week. 
Saturday, August 13th  - Sunday, August 21st

Thank you to Luke Air Force Base  
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Luke Air Force Base
c/o Public Affairs Ofc
"Developing Airmen for America's Air Force"
14185 W. Falcon Street
Glendale Luke, AFB, AZ  85309

Arizona Week for the Animals is the perfect time to say thank you to Luke AFB and all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers.  

   God Bless Our Troops. We love you and thank you for your service, Luke AFB. 
Saturday, August 13th                                     8:00 am-9:30 am
 Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk
 featuring Arizona Audubon naturalists Steven Prager, 
Dan Leavitt & Jamie Wisenall.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park           37615 U.S. 60     
Superior, AZ 85273

8am. This entertaining guided tour around the gardens is not just for kids -- popular ‘Lizard Walks’ are for all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles. Lizard walks August 13 and also September 10 feature Arizona Audubon naturalist Steven Prager, Dan Leavitt & Jamie Wisenall. There's no additional fee to attend Lizard walks and other nature tours here, and no pre-registration necessary, just be in the Arboretum Visitor Center breezeway at start time. Confirm event times and read more  http://cals.arizona.edu/bta
Saturday Aug 13th            8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control 
Free Spay and Neuter Clinic 

Pioneer Park           526 E. Main Street                            Mesa, AZ 85203

MCACC's Uno por Uno program will be hosting a free spay and neuter clinic. Check in time is at 6:30 a.m. (but customers line up earlier). No more than 2 pets per household. Surgeries are first come, first serve and space is limited (approximately 40 animals). No food or water after 10:00 pm the night before. No pets over five years of age. Cats must weigh at least two pounds and dogs must weigh three pounds. No Dogs weighing more than 50 pounds. No obese pets, pets with hernias or cryptorchid males. No pregnant or in-heat females. 
Free rabies vaccination with all spay/neuter surgeries! Event limited to Maricopa County residents only. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a secure carrier. All animals must be in good health and animals must be brought to the event by their legal owner (age 18 and older). Clinics are held rain or shine but MCACC reserves the right to cancel or limit the clinic duration in the event of severe weather. This group is intended for owned pets. No rescue groups, breeders, foster homes or feral cats will be accepted at this event.            We can only accept cash & checks at this event.
Registration Required:No        http://www.pets.maricopa.gov

Saturday, August 13th-21st              Ongoing    Throughout Day
Paws Are Warm Support 
Pet Therapy at Yavapai Regional Medical Center

YRMC - East 7700 E. Florentine Road     Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

YRMC - West    1003 Willow Creek Road    Prescott, AZ 86301

Pet therapy is provided to patients and family at both campuses through Delta certified dogs in therapy program of PAWS at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Up to three visits a day in both centers/hospitals.  The patients in pediatrics, ICU and all the way to seniors benefit from these loving dogs. The effect these wonderful pets have on the patients hsa proven to be noticeable in health and well-being. For more information, contact Nancy Thomes 928-771-5552. 
Visit website at http://www.yrmc.org/
Saturday, August 13th           9:00 am - 11:00 am
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control 
Low-Cost Microchips and Free Rabies Vaccinations 

Pioneer Park        526 E. Main Street      Mesa, AZ 85203 
MCACC's Uno por Uno program will be hosting a low-cost microchip and free rabies vaccination clinic. Rabies vaccinations are free; 4-in-1 vaccinations for dogs are $23; bordetella vaccines are $14; 3-in-1 vaccinations for felines are $27; and microchips are $10. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in carriers. All animals must be in good health, at least three months of age and brought by their legal owner,age 18+. Licenses available, $17 for sterilized dogs, $42 for unsterilized dogs. Pregnant females will not be vaccinated. 

Clinics are held rain or shine. Be prepared for the weather. MCACC reserves the right to cancel or limit the clinic duration in the event of severe weather. You may experience a lengthy wait in line. We can only accept cash or checks at these events.

More Info:    http://www.pets.maricopa.gov     602-506-7387
Saturday, August 13th                      10:00 am-3:00 pm
United Animal Friends 
'Dog Days Of Summer' Dog Wash Benefit

Whiskers Barkery     225 W Gurley St     Prescott, AZ   86301

Special pricing for shampoo, nail trims, spa treatment,. All funds help animals in need.  http://www.unitedanimalfriends.org/event/3086-rub-a-dub-dub-dog-wash.html

Our Mission:  To provide for the well-being of animals. To raise awareness and encourage compassionate treatment of animals.Our Goal To expand spay, neuter, foster, adoption and rescue programs in partnership with our community and other agencies.  Provide foster care transition for adoptable pets.  Match up adoptable pets with loving homes. Website http://www.dogcatadoption.com/
Saturday, August 13th                                 10:00-2:00 pm
Boxer Luv Rescue Adoption Day

Chandler PetSmart   2860 E Germann Road         Chandler, Arizona 85249      (480) 722-1358

Founded in 1998, Boxer Luv Rescue is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization run entirely on private donations. We are managed and run by volunteers - more than 300 strong - dedicated individuals working together whose Mission is to give new life to homeless Boxers in need. 

We welcome Boxers into Boxer Luv from shelters and humane societies; we take in strays, some hit by cars or injured; others wandering the streets, lost or abandoned. We take in dogs from people who can no longer care for their dogs, are in financial or personal crisis, or simply no longer want their pet.  Visit website at http://www.boxerluv.org
          Saturday, August 13th                  10:00 til
Halo Animal Rescue Adoptions
Check out our offsite adoption schedule.

If you would like to see as many of HALO's adoptable animals in one place as you can, your best bet is to either head over to HALO's building at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's facility or to check out the beautiful new adoption center at PetSmart Deer Valley.
Saturday, August 13th                          10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation Adoption Event

Petco    Tatum and Bell     Phoenix AZ 85032

See all of the animals attending this event.Weekly adoption event where potential new pet parents can meet some of the available cats and dogs!

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2008 as a grassroots response to the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn in general, and the Phoenix-area foreclosure crisis in particular. In the first three years of opening we have rescued over 1,400 cats and dogs, fed approximately 7,000 more through our food bank (allowing them to remain with their families) and paid thousands of dollars in medical for our financial aid and spay/neuter program. 
Saturday, August 13th                               10:00 am- 5:00 pm       
Adopt and/or Volunteer with Pima Animal Care Center
Animal Care Center  4000 N. Silverbell Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 724-5900

Want to make a difference? Adopt one our sweet beautiful loving adoptables!!  Join us! Volunteers play a vital role in helping the more than 20,000 pets who pass through our doors every year. Our volunteer program is growing, and these amazing individuals contribute an average of 50,000 hours of service per year! 

Volunteers help Pima Animal Care Center rescue, protect and save countless lives. Simply put, the shelter could not accomplish what it does without our amazing volunteers! Please consider joining our team and help make a difference in your community today.  See our loving adoptables. http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991
Saturday, August 13th              10:00 am -1:00 pm                  
RESCUE  Meet & Greet the Dogs!
 PetCo         845 N. Dobson      Mesa, 85201

Stop by  to meet some of our amazing RESCUE dogs.  RESCUE is a registered non-profit volunteer driven animal rescue organization located in Maricopa County. We have no central facility and our focus is euthanasia list rescue from our county shelters. We were founded in 1995, and with the support of our volunteers and our community, we have found homes for over 12,000 dogs and cats. 

Our motto is for every animal adopted, we are back to rescue another. Maricopa County has one of the highest euthanasia rates per capital in the country, so we have much work to do on behalf of these animals. We depend on the community for our support and offer a variety of satisfying ways for you to get involved in our mission to end euthanasia. For example, you can volunteer, adopt or donate.
                                   Saturday, August 13th              10:30 am-til
Humane Society of Sedona 

Humane Society Of Sedona   2115 Shelby Drive    Sedona, Arizona 86336 

Come out and meet the staff and learn how you can make a difference.  http://www.humanesocietyofsedona.com/

Saturday, August 13th                   11:00 am-3:00 pm
Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Day 

Petco       5011 East Ray Rd               Ahwatukee, AZ  85044     (480) 893-3383

You can find us at Petco in Ahwatukee every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. 
Adoption Event: Please email us for a list of dogs that will attend. We will be at this location every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Come and meet our dogs!  

Lucky Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog does not have its own facility. Instead, our dogs stay with temporary fosters and boarding partners while they wait to find their forever home. We hold adoption events each week where you can meet our Lucky Dogs and their foster, and we also arrange private meetings for adopters. 
Saturday, August 13th                   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Rescue A Golden of Arizona Tucson Meet n Greet

Petsmart     857 N Val Vista Dr, (northeast corner of Val Vista & Guadalupe)      Gilbert , AZ    85234
Calling all goldens and their families.  Come on out and join the fun at our monthly PetSmart Meet & Greet.  You can meet and play with our ambass-a-dogs.  This is your opportunity to socialize your golden, share your adoption experiennce, meet and make new friends.  W will answer quesrions about oour organization, the adoption process and share the many volunteer opportunities.  This is a fun and easy way to help Rescue A Golden of Az raise awareness to rescue as well as collect donations to help the next generation of goldens coming into rescue.

Grab a chair, a lunch/drink and join us.  Water and treats will be provided for the goldens. We will be inside do to the heat.   Contact Susan Quisenberry, 480-225-7750 or spquisen@yahoo.comIf you are lucky enough to be fostering one of our goldens, please consider bringing out that golden. You never know if that golden will meet their furever family.Website is http://www.golden-retriever.org/
 Saturday, August 13th           11 :00 am - 1:00 pm
Arizona Greyhound Rescue Meet and Greet 

Petsmart Northwest3850 W. River Rd,                Tucson, AZ  85741
  (520) 742-1296

Arizona Greyhound Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) corporation committed to the belief that every sighthound deserves a loving, permanent and responsible home. With the help of our many volunteers AGR has placed over 1,400 hounds in forever homes since we began in 1992. In 2015, 38 hounds were adopted! Most were Heartfelt Houndsplaced as pets and several joined our Heartfelt Hounds Program!  Visit      http://azgreyhoundrescue.org/
Saturday, August 13th                        12:00  noon- 5:00 pm  
Pima Animal Care Center Adoption Day 

Animal Care Center       4000 N. Silverbell Rd.        Tucson, AZ 85745     Phone: (520) 724-5900

Adoption Fees $ 0- $50.00. See loving  adoptables  http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991 

As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. You can find your new best friend at our shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., and our five PetSmart stores, too. All our adopted pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit, too. Phone: (520) 724-5900  HOURS:   Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m  Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5.  FB    https://www.facebook.com/PimaAnimalCare/
Saturday, August 13 (&14th)                    12 noon- 5:00 pm              
The Kitten Pop Up Adoption-Shop- Scottsdale!

Scottsdale Quarter  Mall    15037 N Scottsdale Rd      Scottsdale, AZ 85254

For those that don't know what a "Pop Up Shop" is, it is a temporary store with the purpose to attract consumers with something unique, surprising and exciting, and we are doing just that with our Kitten Pop Up Shop. For one weekend in August, we are taking over the Scottsdale Quarter to find homes for the hundreds of kittens currently in our care. Every summer (also known as “Kitten Season”) more than 1,200 kittens come through the Arizona Animal welfare League and now is our time to find them loving homes. Join us August 13 or 14 to find your purrrrfect kitten match!  Phone 602.273.6852 x101   

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in AZ. Adopt!  https://aawl.org/content/meet-your-match

 Saturday, August 13th                 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Arizona Humane Society Thrift Stores

AHS Tempe Thrift Store    755 W. Baseline Road   Tempe, AZ 85283 

Our Thrift Stores ...Great Bargains, Great Cause!   From clothing and household items to electronics and more, our Thrift Stores are loaded with great deals for every bargain hound! And every purchase helps us raise funds for many programs to help animals in need.  For more details about making a donation to our Thrift Store, call us at 602-971-4880.AHS Sunnyslope Thrift Store   1311 W. Hatcher Rd.  Phoenix, AZ 85021   602-971-4880   http://www.azhumane.org
Saturday, August 13th                  2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Arizona State University-Vital Voices.... 
What a Children's Book Taught me about Humanity
Changing Hands Bookstore 6428 S. McClintock Drive Tempe, AZ 
85283             (480) 730-0205

Community members are invited to come in for a facilitated discussion on, "What a children's book taught me about humanity." Join us as we explore what our favorite books have taught us about ourselves and the humanizing principles of respect, kindness, integrity, empathy, forgiveness, compassion and self-reflection emphasized by the ASU Project Humanities' Humanity 101 Movement. Everyone is invited to bring a passage, picture, quote or artifact to share.  https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/vital-voices-what-childrens-book-taught-me-about-humanity?eventDate=2016-08-13T14%3A00
Saturday, August 13th                     2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tombstone Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Tombstone Animal Shelter        1037 S. Landin Park Way
P.O. Box 1085     Tombstone, AZ 85638        520-457-2545

The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill facility dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned dogs and cats in the area of Tombstone, Arizona. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before going to their forever homes. We are not subsidized by the City of Tombstone and we do not have a corporate sponsor. We maintain our shelter through donations and fundraising events. Our shelter is run primarily by volunteers. http://tombstoneanimalshelter.org/
Saturday, August 13th           4:00-5:30 pm
VIP Pet Care Clinic 
Wag n Wash     4230 N 7th Ave     Phoenix, AZ 85013  (602) 462-9274

Wag N' Wash Phoenix will host a VIP Pet Care Clinic on Sat from 4 - 5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery is the premier destination for all of your healthy cat and dog needs. Our stores are proud to be LOCALLY OWNED and operated by pet enthusiasts from your very own community.   Bring your pup in for our Pet Clinic. 

Sunday August 14th.....Seven days a Week       5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cosmo Dog Park Visit 

Cosmo Dog Park   2502 E. Ray Road    (Northeast corner of Ray Road and Santan Loop 202)   Gilbert, AZ 85233

Great place to take your dogs or think about rental for adoption events! One large group ramada and 3 picnic ramadas at Cosmo Park are located throughout the park. You can also enjoy the lighted basketball court and tot lot. Regular Park Hours are 5:30 am-10:00 pm (not affected by Holidays)The public ramadas and other amenities can be reserved any day of the week between 5:30 am - 10:00 pm. Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department (480) 503-6200  http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/cosmo-park.cfm
Dog Park Amenities 
· Approximately 4 fenced acres        · Area lighting for night use 
· Pet drinking fountains & wash stations  · Separate use areas for active and timid dogs 
· Ramada, tables and benches  · Trash receptacles 
· "Mutt-Mitt" waste disposal stations · Information kiosk _____________________________________________________
Sunday, August 14th         11:00 am -5:00 pm
Western Spirit by Lone Wolf

Museum of the West   3830 N. Marshall Way       Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Explore the compelling career of artist Lone Wolf, whose artwork bridged the diverse cultures of the Old and New West.  This retrospective highlights the compelling career of artist Lone Wolf (aka Hart Merriam Schultz, 1883-1970), whose artwork bridged the diverse cultures of the Old and New West.

Through both paint and bronze, Schultz’s artwork creatively depicts his personal knowledge of his tribe, his firsthand acquaintance with the American West and the stories of his Blackfeet elders.  Going thru August 31st.  Visit   Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Thurs.: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.   Sun.: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Phone   480-646-9539       http://scottsdalemuseumwest.org/project/lone-wolf-hart-m-schultz-cowboy-actor-artist-june-21-2016-through-august-31-2016/
Sunday, August 14th                      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 Ice Cream Social & Free Pedicure

Uptown Puff & Fluff Dog Grooming & Pet Sitting
5835 N 16th Street Suite D and E         Phoenix, AZ 85016

Treat your pooch to a pedicure  and an ice cream snack! Voluntary Donations will be accepted and given to the local rescue: The Pet Knot.   Pls visit www.puffandfluffspa.com   The Pet Knot was forged to combine efforts of like-minded rescues and volunteers humbly striving to make a dent in the urgent pet over-population crisis. 

Our talents and strategies promote animal adoptions through online, in-store, and boutique-like options for adopters. All animals receive the highest level of medical care and grooming. Animals also receive appropriate adjustment time and basic social skills in foster homes in preparation for a new home environment. We help all animals including seniors, special needs, and those seemingly 'unadoptable' cases and work diligently to place each in the most appropriate permanent home possible no matter how long it takes. We call ourselves The Pet Knot because not only do we connect people with pets, we keep people with pets.  Visit  http://www.thepetknot.com/
Sunday, August 14th                            2:00 pm  - 4:00 pm
Friends for Life Animal Rescue 
Tink & Ewok Are Getting Married Reception

Pete & Macs     321 E Elliot Rd        Gilbert, AZ 85234         (480) 633-3384

Humans and canines alike are invited to the reception of the year! Music, photos, fun, laughs and food & drink. Canines get in for free. See more details, visit  http://www.azfriends.org/azfriends2/home/Events.aspx

Friends for Life Animal Rescue is dedicated to the homeless and stray animals living on the streets and in the deserts.  These animals do not have an advocate and will likely suffer starvation, illness, or injury as they try to survive alone.  Animals that are in the pound will not reproduce and are therefore not perpetuating an overpopulated animal community. Animals on the street are reproducing and creating even more unwanted animals. Friends for Life prefers to get to the source of the problem through spaying and neutering.  Our volunteers also work with feral cats - utilizing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) - a program Friends for Life has been maintaining since 1993. This program, Project HART, is a separate program funded by our generous supporters.
Monday, August 15th         Schedule time
AVMA August 15 is Check the Chip Day

Make an appointment with your veterinarian/community clinic. 

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reuinted with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.

To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” With support from HomeAgain, we've been able to develop additional materials to promote the event.
Monday, August 15th                 Schedule time
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Low Cost and Free Spay & Neuter 

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
       West Valley              2500 South 27th Avenue      Phoenix, AZ 85009 
East Valley              2630 West 8th Street           Mesa, AZ 85201 

Through Maricopa County Animal Care & Control's (MCACC) "Big Fix" program, anyone residing in Maricopa County can have their dog or cat spayed/neutered low cost and free opportunities are available quarterly!  Phone (602) 506-7387 (PETS) We have two diverse programs designed to meet the needs of Maricopa County’s residents:  Maricopa County Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) Neuter Scooter (our mobile spay/neuter clinic) 

These programs are funded entirely by donations from the community and the fundraising efforts of our 501 (c) 3 partner, Friends of Animal Care and Control. 
Participating veterinarians are located throughout the Valley.  
Website: www.maricopa.gov/Pets/SpayNeuter/Voucher.aspx
Monday, August 15th                                School times            
Tuscan Wildlife Center Education Outreach Programs

Tuscon Wildlife Ctr     13275 E Speedway Blvd     Tucson, AZ 85748

Tucson Wildlife Center offers educational outreach programs for community groups, schools, and events in the Tucson area. Programs focus on our mission of rescue, rehab, and release, but are tailored to your needs and interests. Programs may include our live animal ambassadors. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Please fill out the form below to contact the Education Director, Joan Cass, to discuss your needs further or email education@tucsonwildlife.com

Please call (520)290-WILD  24/7, 365 days a year for any animal emergencies or questions you have.
Arizona Animal Shelters
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate, Say Thank you!



  Tuesday, August 16th        Now (through August 31st)
Altered Tails Low Cost $20.00 Pit Bull Spay & Neuters

Altered Tails          950 West Hatcher Road             Phoenix, AZ    85021

 Book your pitbull or pit mix for just $20 in AUG! Comes with a free nail trim! Only valid in the Tucson location of Altered Tails. You must mention special when booking appointment. Call Tucson at (520)495-5900 or book online at www.alteredtails.org. Dog must be at least 3 months and 3 pounds.
Visit website at http://www.alteredtails.org/
Tuesday, August 16th                             10:00 am-5:00 pm
Verde Valley Humane Society Adoption Special --- 
Pets for Patriots

Verde Valley Humane    1520 W. Mingus Ave,   Cottonwood, AZ  86326

Verde Valley Humane Society offers discounted fees for dog and cat adoptions to Pets for Patriots members and will help them find their new best friends. https://petsforpatriots.org/

Serving Cottonwood, Arizona and surrounding communities, the “low-kill” shelter, known previously as Adopt for Life Center for Animals, strives to match each animal in need with the right individual or family.   Pls visit to see some loving adoptables.  http://www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/#!adoptions/c6mv
Adoption Fees include Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Rabies shot, Flea/Tick/Worm treatment and free Vet exam.     www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/
Tuesday, August 16th &  Ongoing

'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs in Arizona 

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. 
Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 
Tuesday- Sat. August 20th                            10:00 am -6:00 pm 
 Glendale Public Library Celebrates
"5th Annual Arizona Week for the Animals"

~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Glendale Library         5959 W. Brown Street        Glendale, AZ 85308

The gracious library staff will have a special area set up and a wide variety of animal books for you to stop by and check out to share with all the young ones in your life. They look forward to your visit. 

Very special thanks to Glendale Library's staff and youth services director Meredith! Remember the greatest adventures we can take are between the pages of a great book. www.glendaleaz.com/library/ 
 Tuesday, August 16th        2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Animal Birth Control Shot Clinic

Animal Birth Control Clinic 
South Location      1710 W. Valencia Rd.      Tucson, AZ 85746

The Valencia/I-19 (MIDVALE PARK) location announces NEW Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours!   Tuesday thru Saturday by appt. only! NEW Shot-clinic hours are:  Tues, Wed, and Thurs 2pm-4pm  and 
Saturday 7am-12pm No appointment necessary. Free exam necessary from our licensed veterinarians. All shots are $10 each. Also on Saturday 7am-12pm . Phone 520-741-SPAY (7729).   http://www.animalbirthcontroltucson.com/
Wednesday,  August 17th                                  All day
Foothills Animal Rescue
National Black Cat Appreciation Day

Foothills Animal Rescue         23030 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255           Phones 480-488-9890 Rescue
480-585-5777 Boutique

Foothills Animal Rescue started out as a small shelter in Cave Creek, Arizona, in 1995. We were foster-based and focused on spaying, neutering and adoption for homeless animals in the community.  Ck out our black cats and call us with questions.    http://www.foothillsanimal.org/adopt-a-pet/available-cats/
Wednesday, August 17th                   Ongoing        
United Animal Friends Pet Food Bank 

United Animal Friends       P.O. Box 11133       Prescott, Arizona 86304
Offers pet food to those struggling with temporary financial hardships to help them keep their companion animals. In partnership with the UAF low cost spay- neuter program our goal is to end the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in our community. For low cost spay-neuter certificates call 928-778-2924

Requirements to receive pet food assistance:
• Fill out questionnaire     • Proof of spay / neuter or show appointment has been made to spay / neuter        • Show proof of low income     • Provide proper housing for all animals in your care (if you need help spaying and neutering your animal - call UAF 928-778-2924)

United Animal Friends needs help to feed hungry horses. 
To donate to the horse feed fund please contact Warren's Hay "N" More in Chino Valley at 928-636-1303. UAF has set up an account with them to make donating easy. They will credit our account with every donation so we can buy feed for hungry horses in our community. If you need a tax deductible receipt contact the pet food bank at uafpetfoodbank@gmail.com
See wonderful programs on Website      http://www.dogcatadoption.com/
Thursday, August 18th                                     7:30 am
Wake up with the Birds at Agua Caliente Park
Agua Caliente Park    12325 E. Roger Road/12325 Agua Caliente Park Road                Tucson, AZ 85749

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation offers this guided birding walk in the desert oasis of Agua Caliente Park to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds, and raptors. Binoculars are available for use. Online registration required. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee, visit www.pima.gov/nrpr

Meeting times: Sept--Oct: 8am, Nov--Feb: 8:30, Mar--Apr: 8:00, May--Aug: 7:30.
Cost/Age: $5 fee, online registration required. All ages welcome.
For more info   www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, or 520-615-7855.    $5 fee. Online reservations required.
Thursday, August 18th                       12 noon-5:00 pm
Jerome Humane Society Low Cost Clinic

Civic Center   Jerome, AZ  86331

The Jerome Humane Society clinic is located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center / Town Hall building  The clinic is open by appointment only on Thursdays, For appts and info please call Marge at (928) 639-1341.    Jerome, Arizona, incorporated in 1899, is located in Yavapai County, approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix and 45 miles southwest of Flagstaff on State Highway 89A. The town sits perched on a hillside at an elevation of over 5,000 feet in the Black Hills of Arizona.   Visit  http://www.jeromehumanesociety.com/clinic.php

See who works there! Sally Dryer, as a child, voiced the roles of Lucy, Violet & Patty in the Charlie Brown specials. Little did she know then just how prophetic Lucy's line "Blech. I've been kissed by a dog!" would turn out to be – it happens all the time now! On Thursdays, Sally is a veterinary technician for the Jerome Humane Society. Not only is Sally great with the animals, she's an extremely capable technician -- organized, knowledgeable & eager to learn. She's also a lot of fun, & gives great parties. Sally is also the owner of Soiled Doves Studio in Jerome, is a mixed-media sculptor, & is a master framer. 
                      Thursday, August 18th (and Friday)                          Walk In 
Arizona Humane Society 
Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule for the Marge Wright and Margaret McAllister Brock Low-Cost Clinics in Phoenix: 

AHS Phoenix location addresses on link below
It’s important to have your pets vaccinated regularly to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That’s why our low-cost spay and neuter clinics also offer a various vaccinations for cats and dogs, including rabies, bordetella, feline leukemia, canine 4-in-1 and feline 4-in-1. 

Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule for the Marge Wright and Margaret McAllister Brock Low-Cost Clinics: Tues - Thurs        Afternoons(by appointment - call ahead 602-997-7585) Fridays                8 am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm (first come, first served)

Several tests are also available, including heartworm and feline leukemia. 
All Vaccinations are $18.
Thursday, August 18th                      5:30 pm- 7:30 pm 
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Birds 'n' Beer 

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
3131 South Central Avenue                     Phoenix, AZ 85040

Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.  Website http://riosalado.audubon.org/
**Pls check out their monthly calendar for all the cool events! 
Animal Defense League of Arizona

The Spay/Neuter Hotline Online refers visitors to low-cost or free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in local regions of Arizona. Some clinics offer discounts to hotline referrals, so remember to mention that you were referred by the Spay/Neuter Hotline when you call to make an appointment.

The Spay/Neuter Hotline is a program of the Animal Defense League of Arizona
The Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for two decades on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals. 
Website is http://www.adlaz.org/spay/index.html
Thursday, August 18th                                                 8:00 -9:00 am
Sedona’s Yappy Hour  
Posse Grounds Park      525 Posse Ground Rd        Sedona, AZ 86336

The City of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department has declared Thursday mornings Yappy Hour at Sedona’s beautiful Posse Grounds Park. It’s become a grand social hour for both well-behaved dogs and owners. This area is not a dog park and provides no separation of large and small dogs, and though fenced is not completely secure. Cool morning. Luscious grass. A couple of balls. And lots of room to run. Good fun! Summer Yappy Hour 8 to 9 am; Winter Yappy Hour is from 9 am to 10 am.    http://www.sedonaaz.gov/your-government/departments/parks-recreation/city-parks/posse-grounds-park
Thursday- August 18th                          10:00 am til 
Paws Are Warm Support 
Pet Therapy at Yavapai Regional Medical Center

YRMC - East  7700 E. Florentine Road       Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
YRMC - West             1003 Willow Creek Road         Prescott, AZ 86301

Pet therapy is provided to patients and family at both campuses through Delta certified dogs in therapy program of PAWS at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Up to three visits a day in both centers/hospitals.  The patients in pediatrics, ICU and all the way to seniors benefit from these loving dogs. The effect these wonderful pets have on the patients hsa proven to be noticeable in health and well-being. For more information, contact Lynnel Walters at 928-771-5552. 
Visit website at http://www.yrmc.org/
Thursday August 18th &  Ongoing 
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehab Haul Us Hay 

AZ and to MO 
 Dreamchaser was initially created to rescue mares and foals that were discarded by the Premarin drug industry. Since our inception, we have evolved to also rescue horses from neglect, abuse, abandonment and slaughter.   From AZ to MO. 

We have taken in many animals since 2002, gentled, trained and re-homed as many as possible into qualified homes. The majority of our horses are totally wild (untouched by humans) when they arrive. We are one of the few facilities that can gentle and train a wild horse using common sense, time, gentleness, and patience. The average length of time a rescued horse spends at the ranch is one year.

Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation is a non-profit rescue and adoption organization dedicated to rescuing mares, foals and other animals who are neglected and/or abused. The facility is located at the Dunrovin Horse Ranch in New River, Arizona.  Visit www.dreamchaserhorserescue.org
"Rescue-Rehabilitate-Rehome." Email susan@dunrovinranch.com
Thursday, August 18th                                     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Birds n Beer  at the Audubon Center
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
3131 South Central Avenue                    Phoenix, AZ 85040

Enjoy a beautiful evening Speakers: Koy Mangan and Louie Adams, City of Phoenix Parks Department. irds n' Beer features lively, entertaining presentations about birds, wildlife and conservation in a happy-hour style setting.
Website http://riosalado.audubon.org/events/birds-n-beer-4
Thursday, August 18th                 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
 Red Rock Full Moon Hike 

Red Rock State Park      4050 Red Rock Loop Rd.      Sedona, AZ 86336

6pm. The Full Moon Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park and is usually fully booked by the day of the hike. Led by a naturalist, this hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while learning about Sedona. A knowledgeable guide will provide interpretive information on topics such as park history, archaeology, geology, botany, and local wildlife. The hike lasts 2 - 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles.   Visit  http://azstateparks.com/Parks/RERO/index.html#_=_

Rangers ask hikers to please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the starting time to ensure participation. Children under 12 are discouraged from participating and children six and under are not permitted on this hike. Program fees are non-refundable unless the park must cancel the hike after your arrival. Wear suitable clothing and closedtoed shoes, bring water, and a flashlight. Reservations are limited, so call early to reserve your spots, (928) 282-6907.
Friday, August 19th                       Appt Pls..Drop off at 8:00 am  
Second Chance Center for Animals Low Cost Spay (Dogs, Cats, Rabbits) 

Second Chance Center for Animals  11665 N US Hwy 89      Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Call for appointments 928-526-5964.  Drop off at 8:00 am. Low-cost spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats. (rabbits on a case-by-case basis)  Spay/neuter clinics are held every Friday and Saturday, by appointment only.  Please call Second Chance at 928-526-5964 x200 to make an appointment. Our facility is located in Flagstaff, AZ, 6 miles north of the Flagstaff Mall    Please note, we only schedule up to four weeks at a time.  If the next four weeks is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you when an appointment opens up.
SCCA does not euthanize healthy, adoptable dogs or cats. We take in hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens every year from Native American lands in and around Northern Arizona and from the euthanasia lists of other organizations in Arizona. We strive to find loving, responsible “forever homes” for these animals, and provide their new guardians with the information they need to provide the best possible long-term care.  Website is 
                      Friday, August 19th                             6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lasso The Moon – Moonlight, Horses, and Yoga

FireHorse Ranch         38254 N 1st St.                       Phoenix, AZ  85086

The new moon is about starting with a clean, empty slate. It's time when new ideas are initated, and you choose what to manifest in the coming cycle. A time when the energy of our words and thoughts set creation into motion.  What energy will you be lassoing?   Join us for a refreshing and revitalizing experience

Registration $88     Registration is open to 10 participants. Horse and/or yoga experience is NOT necessary.  Presented by Diana Gogan, Reiki Master/Equine Guided Discovery™ Coach, and Kate Shipp, 500RYT (500 hr registered yoga) Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist.  Phone:  480-720-0676
Friday, August 19th                                    7:00 pm -9:00 pm
AAWL Camp Grown Up

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA - Education Center
15 N 40th Place        85034 Phoenix , AZ       Phone: 602-273-6852

Don’t let the kids have all the fun!  Join the Arizona Animal Welfare League’s Education Department for an excuse to unleash your inner child at Camp GrownUp!  Adult campers are invited to cut loose with our critters and do the things that all the kiddos get to do: meet and greets with our exotic animals, play some goofy games, get crafty, munch on yummy snacks, and more!  All grown-up campers get a camp nametag and water bottle, access to all of the silly camp activities and snack stations, and (most importantly) a free pass to BYOB! 
Sorry kids! This event is open to 21+ only and limited to 50 Grown-Up campers.
Email Eduadmin@aawl.org
  Saturday, August 20th    (Celebrated all August- day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day

Globally and across Arizona 
Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us =especially on this day.

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website.
Saturday, August 20th                  8:00 am-9:30 am
Walk With Wildlife!

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center      27026 N. 156th St
 Scottsdale, AZ  85262

Join us at Southwest Wildlife for a unique Walk With Wildlife! Come take a guided tour of our sanctuary where you'll get to meet some of our wild animal ambassadors. You may see mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, Mexican gray wolves, bobcats, coatis, foxes, deer and more. 

Preregistration is required. Register now, space is limited!  The donation is $25/person which goes directly towards the care of the animals at our center. Children 2 and younger are free.  Tours and Programs go on rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather conditions. Please come prepared for the elements whether it is raining or in the heat of summer.
Saturday, August 20th                          8:00 am- 1:00 am
AAWL Walk In Low Cost Vaccination & Microchip Clinic

Pet Match Adoption Center     25 N. 40th St        Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Walk-In Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinics .The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA offers WALK-IN vaccinations and Homeagain microchips to the public generally every 3 weeks.  No appointment is necessary.  Services are provided on a walk in basis.  Vets are not available for consultations to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any ailments during walk-in vaccination clinic times. 

Please call ahead to confirm our vaccine clinic dates and times 602-273-6852 ext 138. All Vaccines are: $14 each or all 3 for *$40 (*same pet)
Homeagain Microchips: *$30.00 each *(includes registration). Vist website at http://aawl.org/vaccination-microchip-clinics

 Saturday, August 20th                                       10:00 am-1:00 pm
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue 

Pet Planet - Village Plaza                                   12605 North Tatum Blvd 
Phoenix AZ 85032                                             (602) 765-2568

Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue will be holding an adoption event/meet and greet at Pet Planet in Phoenix every third Saturday each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please come and meet the Boston Terriers that are available for adoption. If you are planning to visit with us and are interested in a specific BT please let us know! 

Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. (AZBTR) is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted Boston Terriers, education of owners on responsible dog ownership, and education of the public on the Boston Terrier breed.  See loving adoptables!  Visit  http://www.azbtrescue.org/animals/
Saturday, August 20th                 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
AZK9 Pet Adoption Day
 Choice Pet Market      20028 N 67th Ave      Glendale, AZ 85308

AZK9 is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010 by a group of people who wanted to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in Maricopa County. The members of AZK9 are willing to give their time, passion and knowledge to offer proactive solutions to address the pet overpopulation. The founders realized there are many contributing factors and as a group focus on three main areas; Sterilization, Education and Rescue of the companion animals in need.

AZK9 is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010 by a group of people who wanted to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in Maricopa County. The members of AZK9 are willing to give their time, passion and knowledge to offer proactive solutions to address the pet overpopulation. The founders realized there are many contributing factors and as a group focus on three main areas; Sterilization, Education and Rescue of the companion animals in need.  http://www.azk9.org/

Saturday, August 20th                                  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Arizona Humane Society Telling Tails Story Time

Arizona Humane Society Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion
1521 W. Dobbins Rd                        Phoenix, AZ 85041

Children ages 6 and up, are invited to share their favorite stories with our furry friends while they await adoption during Telling Tails Story Time. This free hour of storytelling helps our cats practice their people skills, while students grow more confident in their reading skills. It’s a win-win, and totally adorable!

AHS will have a selection of books on hand, but kids are welcome to bring their own. Telling Tails Story Time is offered one Saturday a month at the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion. Sign your child up today! http://www.azhumane.org/eventcalendar/telling-tails-story-time-3/
                              Saturday, August 20th                    10:00 am-2:00 pm
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Day

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Center
14644 North Cave Creek Road       Phoenix, AZ 85022

We are not-for-profit, 501c3, all-volunteer domestic rabbit rescue organization and no-kill shelter.  Learn how to help the rabbits with this wonderful org. 602-482-3990

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue exists solely through the generosity and contributions of its friends and supporters. We accept no government funding of any kind. Monetary donations are critical to our mission and are always needed and appreciated. But did you know there are lots of other ways to help Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue besides giving money?  Ways to help page has great ideas. 
Saturday, August 20th      & ongoing                11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Pet Project 

Maricopa County | 301 W. Jefferson St. | Phoenix, AZ 85003 | 602-506-3011 ​

MCACC's Maricopa County Animal Care & Control's Pet Project program focuses on big and little (Petite Pet Projects) animals to help make them more adoptable. We have our Project Pal program at both our West Valley (Phx) and East Valley (Mesa) shelters. Our Petite Pet Project program is located inside, just through the lobby at our West Valley shelter in Phx.  https://www.facebook.com/PetProjectsMCACC/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

Many of these animals entered our shelter with fear or other socialization issues. Volunteers and staff work closely with these dogs to help them overcome these obstacles and go on to find forever homes. These dogs overcome so much and there are some AMAZING stories to share.

We hope you will help us promote this program and share our dogs looking for forever!
​ 602-506-7387  http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/
            Saturday, August 20th                          11:00am – 3:00pm
Safehaven for Animals Kitty Adoption Day

Petco   16835 East Shea Boulevard   Suite 105     Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 

Help us find forever homes for the kitties!  Fountain Hills Petco  480-836-891. 
Over 1,000 animals are euthanized weekly in Maricopa County. Safe Haven for Animals was started in late 2004 as a non-profit, no kill animal shelter. Our wish being that as many animals as possible may know a safe and happy home rather than an untimely demise. Website   http://www.azshfa.org/about.php

We have no time limit on an animal's stay with us. Euthanasia is only used as a last resort, when an animal's health condition is beyond improvement. Our purpose, is to save animals' lives. Contact us today to make life better for both you and your new companion.
Saturday, August 20th                             11:00 am – 12 noon
Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (Senior Pets) 
Volunteer Orientation 

Call/email  for location       Scottsdale, AZ

Come learn about how you can get involved with senior animals. If you are interested in attending the orientation, please go to our website:  and click on the Volunteer tab and fill out the volunteer application. We will reply and give you the address.   http://www.foreverlovedpets.org/volunteer.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/ForeverLovedPetSanctuary/
Mission: To promote the rescue, adoption, and well being of senior animals and educating the public to their value.  See our beautiful  loving adoptables http://www.foreverlovedpets.org/adopt-a-pet.html
         Saturday, August 20th                    11:00 am-12:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Joel Valdez Library     101 North Stone Avenue       Tucson, AZ 85701

Children are invited to read to a Certified Therapy Dog. One of the favorite things for the dog to do is listen to children read lots of stories. Reading to a dog or other pet can help new and reluctant readers gain confidence, increase important reading skills, and develop a love of reading.  Phone (520) 594-5500.
                                      Saturday, August 20th                              11:00 am- 3:00 pm   
 Paw Placement "A Helping Hand for Pets" Adoptions 

Petsmart       10030 N 90th St.                       Scottsdale, AZ              85258 
 (480) 391-1647

Cat and dog adoptions.   Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a 501(c)(3), no-kill organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship.
Phone 602.712.1599. Website is http://www.pawplacement.org/home
Saturday, August 20th                       11:00 am -1:00 pm
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption 

 Petsmart             7727 E Broadway Blvd                   Tucson, AZ 85710

Join us at the Petsmart on Grant and Swan to meet our cheery volunteers, learn about life with Greyhounds, learn about Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, and of course to meet some hounds http://sagreyhoundadoption.org/
Saturday, August 20th                                          11:00 am-2:00 pm
                     United Animal Friends Dog Adoption Day

Petco 1931 HWY 69      Prescott, AZ  (Frontier Village Shopping Center)   928-708-0212

Please, come visit us at our Adoption Events where you can meet and adopt one of United Animal Friends' wonderful Foster Animals.   Bring your dog and a copy of the UAF newsletter for a Pet Pal Discount!

United Animal Friends (UAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group founded in 2003 by a group of avid animal lovers. Since our grassroots beginning, we have continued to grow in size and strength, while continuing to maintain our founding principles of rescue, volunteerism and compassion.
Saturday, August 20th                                 12:00 noon- 6:00 pm
3rd annual 98KUPD Heat Stroke Open 
Charity Golf Tournament for Arizona Humane Society

Talking Stick Golf Club  9998 E Indian Bend Rd   Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Full round of golf / including golf cart    Custom event item Goodie Bag  . Pass to our post event party @ Talking Stick Casino at 6pm presented by our friends at Pet Club. PARTICIPATION IS SOLD AS 2-SOMES OR AS 4-SOMES ONLY.   No SINGLES.  http://98kupd.com/events_and_concerts/hso/

Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
Pls adopt one of our loving animals! http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/
Saturday, August 20th           12 noon- 5:00 pm
Ohana Pet Adoption Day
Ohana Animal Rescue        301 S. McClintock Dr         Tempe, AZ 85281

Come and meet the animals available for adoption. The newest addition to your family could be a trip to PetSmart away! Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and FUN!!!   Saving the loving animals from the local shelters.  Our phone  (480) 744-5729
Saturday, August 20th            3:00 pm-6:00 pm  
Maricopa County  Animal Care & Control 
Volunteer Orientation (Youth)

MCACC West Valley Animal Care Center
2500 S. 27th Avenue
Phoenix 85009
Join us to learn about the youth volunteer opportunities available at MCACC. This orientation is for youth ages 15-17. Parents are required to sign paperwork on behalf of their child; once paperwork is signed, parent may leave the orientation (parents are also welcome to stay). Anyone interested in attending the orientation MUST complete and submit an online application PRIOR to attending the orientation. For more information and to complete your application, please visit the link provided in this listing. Space is limited and you must RSVP for this orientation (they fill up quickly). Send your RSVP to woodlafaved@mail.maricopa.gov. You will receive a confirmation email with more details.   Registration Required:Yes 
Fee:RSVP to woodlafaved@mail.maricopa.gov


  Saturday, August 20th                  5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Desert Botanical Garden  FLASHLIGHT TOURS

Desert Botanical Garden      1201 N. Galvin Parkway    Phoenix, AZ 85008 

Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening of exploration! Flashlight tours are a sensory experience where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the Garden’s trails to a variety of discovery stations (see below) is perfect for all ages. Arachnid Encounters: Tarantulas and Scorpions Discovery Station   
•    Friendly Flyers: Bat Discovery Station
•    Hear a Hoot: Owl Discovery Station
•    Hop to It! Frog and Toad Discovery Station
•    Let’s Stalk About it: Agave Discovery Station
•    Messy Mesquites: Mesquite Discovery Station
•    Seeking Seeds: Palo Verde Discovery Station
•    Sleep and Scute: Desert Tortoise Discovery Station
•    Slither and Slide: Snake Discovery Station
•    Sonoran Skies: Night Sky Discovery Station
•    Squish and Squeeze: Saguaro Discovery Station
•    Telling Tails: Gecko and Lizard Discovery Station
Visit http://www.dbg.org/events/flashlight-tours
                     Sunday, August 21st                                  11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Arizona Pug Adoption & Rescue Network Adoptions 

Petco– PHX CENTRAL        4535 E Thomas Rd          Phoenix, AZ 85018

APARN holds adoption events around the valley in order to adopt out our pugs to their forever homes. We welcome people to come meet the pugs, fill out an adoption application, drop off donations, fill out a volunteer application. Store # (623) 376-0621. APARN‘s  mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, homeless, unwanted, sick or injured Pugs, rehabilitate them place them into loving, permanent adoptive homes in Arizona.  http://www.arizonapugrescue.com/site/home
Rasically Rabbit Rescue  and Critter Haven of Arizona 

Rascally Rabbit Rescue  and Critter Haven of Arizona, Inc.

If you want to meet a certain rabbit at any of our adoption events, please email us and let us know which pet and which event so we can take him/her to that event. Feel free to take a second to get to know all our adoptables on our adoption page or through Bunspace. Adoptions and events take place across the state. 

We rescue rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and mice. We then provide vet care, food, shelter, love, while searching for the pet's forever home.
Note that we're looking for volunteers for fundraisers and foster homes, it would be a big help.  We don't have money for a shelter, so we only use foster homes and need more homes to save more animals. More info, visit http://www.rascallyrabbitrescue.org/
Community Cats Program

Paw Placement of Northern AZ        PO Box 942      Flagstaff AZ 86002  928.699.7586 

The Community Cats Program provides alternatives to euthanasia through the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and working cats initiatives. In this program, PPNAZ collaborates with Main Street Strays and ADLA in their TNR efforts. 

We also work with the Coconino Humane Association to identify cats eligible for the working cats program where community and business partners want to employ a cat(s) to protect their property from rodents with an environmentally safe alternative to poisonous pest control or traps. If you are interested in "hiring" one or more cats for your business, warehouse, barn, or other property, please review our brochure (see website) for detailed info. Then call 928-699-7586 for an application to protect your property and save the life of a homeless cat.   Pls visit  http://www.ppnaz.org/communitycats
International Museum Wildlife Outreach Programs

International Wildlife Museum  4800 W Gates Pass Rd                Tucson, AZ 85745

Interested in a more in-depth educational experience?  Outreach programs are a great way for your group to learn more about a particular topic as Museum Educators share knowledge, touchable wildlife items, and live animals.  Programs are cross-curricular and based on the Arizona Academic Standards for grades EC-8.  Programs can be held at the museum or at your site in the greater Tucson area.  To schedule a program, or for info on programs for larger audiences, call 629-0100 ext 311 or  http://www.thewildlifemuseum.org/static/?contentid=1874
     Sunday, August 21st           6:00 pm-7:00 pm Mountain time
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm Mountain time on Sunday, August 21st. This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are and light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. Please visit:
For ideas or to create & brainstorm on events, please
see Contact Us page for complete information! 
Click on Dolphins to hear "One Love."

Home Become InvolvedCalendar of EventsLinksContact UsLatest News

Arizona Week for the Animals is for Everyone!
2017 Calendar to be published in mid-November.