The Barking Cat February 2014 Volume 1 Issue 5

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The Cat February 2014 Volume 1 • Issue 5

saving millions of Lives a Year

hearts speak Donating through the art of photography

Meet Eddie!

Fo r Ad o ra b l e Ad o p t a b les, Co n t a c t A Small Do r i z o n a gR a z s m a l l d escue o g . o rg

This rescue dog’s

mission to help

Cover photo by Dawn Hamm Photography

February 2014 Volume 1 • Issue 5

The Cat Owner & Publisher Destiny Zivica




9 Destiny with Calianna

Editor Lyndsey Battles

HeARTs Speak: A picture is worth a thousand words

Saving Millions of Lives a Year: Implementing the No Kill Model

Meet Eddie: His mission to give a second chance to rescue dogs Lyndsey with Darcy


Creative Director Misty Voitovski

5 Ask The Vet 6 Products That Make Your Cat Meow 8 Trainer Tidbits 10 Products That Keep Your Dog Dancing 11 Local Events

Misty with Chloe and Rocky

12 Calianna’s Rescue Corner Contributing Writers Dr. Katharine Andre, Dawn Hamm, Angi Hopson, Yoni Kachlon, Tom Krepitch

Food TasTer seeking experimenTal cheF ID: A3366212 About 2 years old, Pit Mix With MCACC since 9/21/2013 I am very outgoing although I am not reactive to other dogs (or ducks!). I am kidfriendly and very treat-motivated, making me easy to train. What I want more than treats though, is to make you happy and I am constantly looking for the next thing to do that will make you proud of me. Sit? Done. Jump? Got it. Lay down and look cute? You bet!

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Contributing Photographers Dawn Allen, Arizona Small Dog Rescue, Audry Mead, JAK Photography, Dee Dee Purcell Cover Photo Dawn Hamm Photography Contact Us: (480) 861-0777 Visit our website for distribution locations © Copyright 2014 The Barking Cat, LLC Destiny and Lyndsey’s photos by Dawn Hamm Photography

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Written by Dawn Hamm • Photography by Dawn Hamm Photography

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS... We have all heard this saying before and maybe even used it. However, when talking animal rescue, this saying really means so much more. A compelling photo that positively portrays a homeless animal can literally be the difference between life and death. If you are at all involved in the animal rescue community, you have most likely seen photos with that unmistakable HeARTs Speak watermark. But what exactly is HeARTs Speak?


eARTs Speak is an organization that supports and promotes the collaboration of animal advocates and aspiring/professional artists— photographers, authors, painters, illustrators and sculptors—who have a passion for improving and saving the lives of animals in need. “It is the mission of HeARTs Speak to save the lives of animals in need by supporting artists, animal welfare organizations, and communities.” Members of HeARTs Speak donate their artistic talents to animal welfare organizations and the community, which in turn directly impacts those organizations’ missions. When animal advocates, welfare organizations, and artists come together, the passion is tangible and miraculous things happen! The collaboration and inspiration I see as member of HeARTs Speak is nothing short of amazing. Not only is there the “whatever it takes” attitude of the shelter and rescue staff, volunteers, and artists, but there is immeasurable support between the artists themselves behind the scenes of HeARTs Speak. In Arizona alone, there are currently 13 photographers who are members of HeARTs Speak. These artists join forces for the greater good, working together, brainstorming, problem-solving, and teaching each other. Additionally,

there are member forums where in a matter of minutes I can get valuable answers to any question I may have, such as how to salvage that less-than-perfect photo, what to do to overcome a challenge, or what equipment to purchase. I am a self-taught photographer, picking up my first DLSR camera in 2011 with absolutely no knowledge of how to use it! I quickly fell in love with photography, but it was not until November of 2012, when I began photographing for a small rescue that my personal journey in animal rescue photography began. I soon realized that I had found my niche, and I consider myself very fortunate that combining my two passions, animal rescue and photography, can make a difference. As an aspiring artist with a personal, deep-rooted passion for rescue, I immediately saw the value of becoming a HeARTs Speak member. In May of 2013, I was honored with the approval of my portfolio submission and application as an aspiring artist. My affiliation with this organization has improved my skills as an animal photographer. However, the real benefit lies in the increased exposure the animals receive through this networking.

I have volunteered as a photographer at animal control shelters, however, my heart pulled me in a different direction -- working with rescues that save animals from the euthanasia list (the “e-list”). These rescues scour the e-list into the wee hours of the morning to rescue in the 11th hour the stray, the neglected, the fearful, the sick, the injured, the dirty, the matted, the starved, the pregnant and those that have been cast aside and forgotten. They open their homes, hearts, and checkbooks. They pour their heart and soul into nursing these animals back to health, showing them love, rehabilitating them, and training them how to become the loved, valuable family member they were meant to be and then finding them the perfect forever home. These are the true heroes of rescue, and my goal as a HeARTs Speak photographer is to assist these rescue warriors in capturing the true essence of the animals they have rescued and positively promote them to increase adoptions and in turn, decrease euthanasia. For more information on Hearts Speak, and to see a directory of Hearts speak photographers please go to

These Angels are available for adoption. Please contact the rescue on the HeARTs Speak stamp for more information. 4

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igns: Sick puppies with vomiting and foul, bloody diarrhea Prevention: Parvoviral infection has become a disease almost exclusively of puppies and adolescent dogs. It is life threatening and expensive to treat, so our first and primary focus is on prevention. • Minimize exposure to the virus. We recommend that puppies be restricted from public areas until their vaccination series is completed at age 16 weeks. • Have your puppy vaccinated by a veterinarian with a modified live vaccination at 3-4 week intervals from 6 to 16 weeks of age. • Follow your veterinarian’s recommendations regarding intestinal parasite screening, appropriate deworming, nutrition, and other practices to maximize overall health of your puppy. Most if not all adult dogs have been exposed and therefore have some immunity, even if unvaccinated. A dog with partial immunity may be infected with the virus and shedding huge numbers of virus particles but not seem particularly ill. These pets can contaminate large areas depending on where they are leaving their feces. Immunization should continue at appropriate intervals over the life of the dog. Prevention cost: $100-150.00 The disease: The puppy ingests the viral particles by cleaning itself or by eating off the ground or floor. • The virus destroys young cells of immune system, knocking out the body’s best defense. • The virus damages the villi lining the intestine. Parvo kills by dehydration, bacterial invasion/toxins, or both • Water can not be absorbed normally from the intestinal tract, leading to dehydration, shock, and death. • The barrier keeping intestinal bacteria and their toxins inside the GI tract is destroyed, allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream and run rampant producing toxins which causes sepsis, shock and death. Timing: Signs usually show up from 6 to 14 days after exposure.

The treatment: The treatment for parvoviral infection centers on support. The goal is keeping the patient alive long enough for an immune response to generate. We cannot kill the virus- only the immune response can do that. • Fluids- intravenous(IV) Oral fluids are vomited or not absorbed by the damaged intestine. •Antibiotics- injectable Oral drugs are vomited or not absorbed by damaged intestine. • Control Nausea/Vomiting- Prevent further fluid losses and make the puppy feel better. • Fine Tuning- electrolytes, dextrose, pain medication, etc. Home treatment for parvo infection is a bad idea when compared to hospitalization and intensive care. Mortality rises substantially and the heavy diarrhea and vomiting lead to heavy viral contamination in the home. Still, if financial concerns preclude hospitalization, home care may be the puppy’s only chance. Fluids will have to be given under the skin at home as will injectable medicines. Treatment cost: $1000 -$1500+ Disinfection: Bleach completely kills parvovirus. The best and most effective disinfectant against viruses (including parvoviruses) is BLEACH. One part bleach is mixed with 30 parts water and is applied to bowls, floors, surfaces, toys, bedding, and anything contaminated that is colorfast or for which color changes are not important • Indoors, the virus loses its infectivity within one month; therefore, it should be safe to introduce a new puppy indoors one month after the active infection has ended. • Disinfection becomes problematic for non-bleachable surfaces such as carpet or lawn. Outdoors, if good drainage is available, thorough watering down of the area may dilute any virus present. Since carpet is indoors, it may be best to simply wait a good month or so for the virus to die off before allowing any puppies access to the area. • Shady areas are considered contaminated for approximately 7 months. • Sunny areas are considered contaminated for approximately 5 months. The best preventative measure to ensure your pets health is to vaccinate. By vaccinating your pets you are taking precautions to not only keep your pet safe, but to keep others safe as well, since the virus can be spread quickly. If you think your pet has been exposed to parvo contact your local veterinarian immediately for evaluation.

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Cats are carnivores and require protein-rich meat in their diet. Stella & Chewys raw diets maintain the nutritional content of foods closest to their natural state. Freeze-dried foods provide the benefits of a raw diet with the convenience of a dry food. Freeze-drying removes the moisture without cooking, and maintains the benefits of the food in its raw state. This is unlike many commercial pet foods that are processed at high temperatures. The freeze-drying process maintains the vital proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and natural enzymes cats need to thrive. Freeze-drying, not only “locks-in” the nutritional value but keeps the bold taste your cats will love.

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millions of lives a year: implementing the No Kill Model at our animal shelters

Written by Tom Krepitch • Photography by Dennis Wilson

In an ideal world, the only visits dogs and cats would make to animal shelters would be temporary; lost dogs and cats would be quickly reunited with their families and those without homes would be connected with loving families eager to adopt a new best friend. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world and the sad fact is that almost four million animals that enter our shelters every year do not leave them for happy homes, but it doesn’t have to be this way.


the past several years, a number of communities across the country have adopted a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce birth rates, increase adoptions and redemptions, and keep animals with responsible caretakers. Implementing this No Kill model has led to 95% live release rates from shelters, a vast improvement from even the “best” of the communities without this strategy (where live release rates are often less than 50%). So what exactly do the No Kill communities do to achieve these success rates? There are 11 points in the No Kill Equation: 1) a trap, neuter, release program for free-living cats; 2) a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter program; 3) strong cooperation with rescue groups; 4) a volunteer foster care program; 5) comprehensive adoption programs; 6) pet retention efforts to keep companion animals with people who are struggling financially or otherwise; 7) medical and behavioral rehabilitation; 8) public relations/community involvement; 9) cooperation with volunteers; 10) progressive field services and proactive redemptions; and 11) compassionate, hard working shelter leadership with a life saving plan, protocols and procedure oriented toward preserving life. The first ten points are basic and simple to implement, which is good news, but it is the eleventh point that often poses difficulties due to rigid procedure requirements. Unfortunately, many shelters have

difficulties implementing no kill procedures. If these changes are made, the results would be dramatic, and life altering. One of the earliest adopters of the No Kill Movement was the city of San Francisco, which achieved kill rates so low that the highest kill rates in the country were 30 times higher than that of San Francisco’s. Tompkins County, New York, saved 100% of healthy dogs and cats, treatable animals, and healthy and treatable feral cats, and in 2012, Reno, Nevada, saved 94% of its shelter animals, despite outsized suffering from the national economic crisis, taking in twice as many animals per capita as the national average, and five times as many animals per capita as neighboring communities. What these examples show is that the model can work anywhere. Success can be achieved in liberal and conservative cities, eastern and western cities, urban and rural cities, and so on. Even better, not only does the model save lives, it saves money. The components of the No Kill model are significantly more cost effective than the traditional model of impounding, “warehousing,” and killing. By building effective partnerships with outside organizations, some of these costs can be shifted to private philanthropists and other costs are offset by generation of new revenue streams. On a very simple level, it is common sense that the more animals that can be released to foster care, rescue groups, and forever homes quickly, the

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more costs that can be eliminated. For an example, consider again Reno, which doubled its adoptions in 2010, but saw cost savings of $200,000 and revenue increases of nearly $250,000. Reno’s financial performance disproves one of the common myths about the No Kill movement. One can’t argue that No Kill is too expensive when the model both increases revenues and decreases costs. A second unfortunate myth is that pet overpopulation is the problem. The truth is that 23 million Americans seek to adopt a new animal every year - a number that vastly exceeds the four million animals that do not escape shelters every year. There are other myths that are circulated, but none of them can withstand an honest assessment of the current situation and the potential of the No Kill model. It is not often that a true win/win opportunity arises, but we have that opportunity now. Not only will adopting the No Kill model save vast numbers of animals, it will save a great deal of money. Though the ideal world may always be out of reach, we do have the ability to end the tragedy of our current animal sheltering system and adopt a system that puts the animals first, where they belong. For more information, please visit and

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Healthy Introductions

Create Healthy Relationships:

Behavior 101 Written by Yoni Kachlon, Balancing Paws Founder

When searching for a new furry friend, it goes without question where you should start your search: a shelter or rescue organization. Before you go off looking for your new best friend there are a few things you should consider, as well as a list of what TO DO and NOT TO DO when meeting your new dog in a shelter setting.


irst and foremost all dogs need human interaction, so be sure you are ready to spend every single day for the next 10-15 years living with someone who doesn’t pick up after themselves. Are you ready to set rules and boundaries for a cute little creature? You should also consider your own energy level, if you are someone who likes to sit around and watch TV all day, try not to get a dog that likes to run a marathon every hour. Energy level is always where behavior problems start, and behavior problems are the biggest reason dogs are returned to our shelters and rescues. So what are a few things you can do before you take your dog home to be sure that you are setting each other up for a successful relationship? The dogs may show you that they are very disrespectful by making it difficult for you to walk them, constantly jumping up on you, or they may show you that they are just very anxious in that kennel but once you take them for a short walk, all is well and the past has been forgotten. So make sure you don’t jump to conclusions and get yourself in a situation where you might want to return a dog to a shelter. Here is a list of things TO DO when meeting your new shelter buddy. If you follow this list while meeting a dog in a shelter setting, you will see an entirely different side to the dog you were looking at before. TO DO: (in this order) • Approach the kennel silently with your back or side facing the dog • Allow a staff member who is familiar with the dog bring him/her outside for you • Grab the leash and take that dog on a short walk with a lot of changes in direction (made by you)


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• Neal down with leash in hand and wait until the dog approaches you with his/her head down before sharing affection What to do when you arrive home with your new pet: • Walk him/her around your block before entering your home • If another dog in the house, be sure to involve him/her on the walk before an introduction is done • Slowly walk him/her around the inside of your house • Leave him/her in a kennel while you are unable to supervise If a dog is introduced to a place, person or object with excitement, whenever he sees that place, person or object they are very likely to get excited! Another common mistake made is to feel sorry for rescue dogs. When you feel sorry, the dog will assume something is wrong, when we want them to think we are saving their lives. This is why it is very important to introduce your dog to you, your family, and your home in a calm and relaxed manner. Here is a list of things NOT TO DO while meeting your shelter pup. DO NOT: • Share instant affection or excited energy • Approach the kennel with excitement • Feel sorry for the dog(s), they don’t know what is going on and are happy to be alive • Allow the dog to jump, lean, or put his/her paw on you • Allow the dog to pull you around on a leash • Ask for a “hug” or “kiss”

What not to do after you take your new pet home: • Share excited energy • Let him/her run explore the house alone • Allow him to jump up on your furniture • Assume they wont exhibit distructive behavior (i.e. rip up furniture, chew shoes, etc.) while you are gone. By following these tips, you increase your chance of creating a healthy relationship with your new friend.

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Written By Angi Hopson • Founder of Arizona Small Dog Rescue

Meet Eddie! He is a 3-year-old male Rottweiler Labrador mix. Eddie once, not so long ago, was sitting at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control on borrowed time, as he was E-listed. He was picked up as a stray, after 72 hours when no owners came to claim him; he was put on the E-list, and would be euthanized if he was not rescued.


ddie didn’t realize it but his luck was about to change. I was at the shelter doing dog evaluations for Arizona Small Dog Rescue, and while walking through the kennels, “Eddie” kept catching my eye, sitting and staring at me like he knew me. Something just “clicked.” I took Eddie, who was listed as “Fearful,” out of his kennel and after a visit in the big play yard; Eddie had a new home with ME! I had no intention of getting a dog for myself but little did either of us know what a life altering experience this would be. Eddie was instantly an amazing and happy dog all around. Let me tell you alittle bit about Eddie; he loves children, all dogs, cats, and people. Although he was a little scared of things with a little socializing and love, he became the worlds best dog. He loves to swim, is 100% housebroken, snuggles with his furry brothers and sisters, plays with toys, and can fetch. Eddie loves to go hiking and stays right by me no matter where we are. He rides perfect in the car and loves to stick his head out the window. I tell you all these things because I want you to know how amazing this dog is, and how lucky I am to have met him that day that he was slated to be put down.

I have had Eddie for just over a year and I cannot imagine my life without him. I often wonder what his original owners were thinking by never putting a tag, license or microchip on him. I see how much they lost out on by letting this amazing dog go but I am thankful that we found eachother. Sadly this same fate happens to so many dogs every single day but the outcome is rarely as good as what Eddie and I have. Many times a dog may be labeled as dog aggressive, human aggressive, or fearful because they are frightened or defensive when coming to the shelter. The environment is often what causes them to act differently. Can you blame them? Who wouldn’t be scared. This labeling causes people to walk by without a second glance. Eddie gets to show people a glimpse of how it may just be the environment and not the dog. They can play, be dog friendly, chase a toy, and snuggle with people. They come in all different sizes and breeds from: purebreds, puppies, seniors, adults, small, large, fluffy, scruffy and short haired dogs, kittens, and cats too. After I realized how amazing Eddie was, it made me start to think how Eddie and I could help other dogs that are limited on time. Every Monday we go

Eddie, once sitting on that same cold slab of concrete waiting for someone to give him a second chance, now gives that second chance to other dogs who would not have been rescued, or adopted without evaluations. We will continue this mission to save dogs and give them that same lucky day that I was able to give to Eddie. Eddie wants you to “like” his Facebook page and help to spread the word about the amazing dogs waiting for a “furever home” at your local shelters and DON’T SHOP, ADOPT!

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to MCACC West and spend our entire day, meeting every single dog that is on the E-list. These dogs have only until that night to be taken by a rescue or faced with euthanasia. We take each dog out to a play yard and test them for dominant, fearful, playful, or aggressive behaviors. As Eddie is specially trained to be calm, assertive, and know when a dog truly has a behavior of concern. Eddie has been attacked once and bitten one time. He was not hurt but remained in control until the animal was removed. We video these interactions and post them on: in an attempt to show local rescue groups and potential adopters a real life shot of these wonderful animals.

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Products Reviews on Current and New Dog Products on the Market Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Stick This Incredibly unique treat is 100% natural, authentic, made in the USA, grain and gluten free, and contains no preservatives. It’s made out of 100% natural yak milk, cow milk, beef, salt, and lime juice. It is a Himalayan dog chew wrapped around a bully stick. If you are looking for a sweet new treat for your dog, we give these a thumbs up for flavor, quality, and ingredients. We found it at: Spikes Treats, Fountain Hills $7.50-$12.36, 6-12’’ in size

Stella & Chewy’s Duck Duck Goose Freeze Dried Dinner This product has so many wonderful benefits, starting with the fact that its made of raw,farm-raised,cage-free poultry, and contains organic fruits and vegetables. It contains natural and added vitamins and minerals, and is freeze dried to lock in nutrition and flavor. This product is made in the USA, in Wisconsin, and does not contain grains, fillers, artificial preservatives, colors, sugar, or salt. Make sure you follow feeding guidelines as all dogs dietary needs will vary. They can be used as full meals or a supplement added to their current dog food. There are seven different protein varieties available . We found it at: See Spot Shop, Scottsdale, Glendale & Cave Creek $11.99-$28.99, 6 or 16 oz.

Zuke’s Hip Action If you are looking for a product to help maintain hip and joint functions, Zuke’s offers this with the natural goodness of glucosamine, chondroitin, whole food antioxidants, and eggshell membranes. What’s different about this product, is that the Glucosamine and Chondroitin in Hip Action is Made in the USA unlike some other Glucosamine products. We love that it’s super convenient since it does not contain pills, powders, or liquid. We are big fans of Zuke’s Products, and so are our pets. We found it at: Pet Club, Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix $8.99-S18.99, 6 oz., 1 lb. bag As with any dog food diet please check with your vet if you have questions about changing or adding to your dogs diet.


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Local Events Woofs Wiggles n Wags Rescue Feb. 1, 2014 – PACC911 - ICE Pet Adopt-a-Thon 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 15501 N. Dial Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 A festival dedicated to pet health and welfare issues. Over 40 Rescue Groups + Shop at the various vendor booths and learn about healthy options for your pets! FREE PET PLANET GOODIE BAG filled with treats, products, and coupons. Pet Planet will be on site offering health consultations, and new pet kits.

Feb. 8, 2014 – PACC911 & Anthem Animal Extravaganza Pet Adopt-A-Thon 10:00A.M - 3:00P.M, Anthem Community Park 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086 Come stop by to visit with local vets, get microchipping, and adopt a new furry family member. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle. Visit for more information

Feb. 8,2014 – Love Your Dog Social Benefiting Gabriel’s Angels 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Main Gate Square, 814 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ Admission: free Free parking will be available in the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., families can enter their dogs in contests, get them a massage, microchip check and nail trimming, and participate in a variety of activities. Adults and kids alike can participate in dog-care activities. Kids especially should enjoy the “Junior Command Center” where they can learn training techniques and tricks from professional dog trainer Jeromy Brown. Additional activities include dog toy making, face painting, making Puppets, and other activities. KOLD News 13 Meteorologist and animal lover Erin Jordan will MC the event. Contest registration starts at 1:00 p.m. Dogs will vie for the title of Best Kisser, Best Trick, Best Smile and other fun categories. The contest also includes a special category for kids

Feb 13, 2014 – Smooch A Pooch – NPBADAZ

presents our first rescue awareness event! Lots of businesses, games, and giveaways to help support us saving more wiggle butts! Sunday, March 9th, 11am–5pm Balancing Paws 16624 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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Professional pet glamour photos will be taken for a minimum donation of $10, which will include 1 digital image. Additional images can be purchased (as available).

Dawn Hamm Photography will donate 50% of the amount raised to Woofs, Wiggles n Wags Rescue! DawnHammPhotography

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HUGE THANK YOU to Balancing Paws for letting us use their facility! And THANK YOU to Pit Bull Awareness Campaign of Arizona for helping with this event!

5:00PM, Salty Senoritas, 3636 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 For more information please visit: Pit Bull Awareness Campaign of Arizona in partnership Maricopa County Animal Care and Control would like to offer you an opportunity to get some sloppy pibble kisses! Much better than those from your significant other!

Feb. 15, 2014 – Going To The Dogs 5k/ 1 Mile Fun Run-AAGI 7:00 am to 11:00am, Papago Park, 1300 S College Tempe, AZ 85281 602-971-6935,, Admission: $10 - $30 Benefiting: Arizona Adopt a Greyhound, a 501(c)3 non-profit Join AAGI for this fun family event. Open to all ages, with or without a dog. All proceeds go to support Arizona Adopt A Greyhound in their ongoing effort to find homes for retired racing greyhounds. Both the 5k run/walk and the 1mile walk will follow a fully paved loop course starting and ending at the Softball Field.

February 22, 2014 – PACC911 & Earnhardt Pet Adopt-A-Thon 10:00AM - 3:00PM, 7300 West Orchid Lane, Chandler, AZ 85226 Visit for more information.

March 8, 2014 - PACC911 Spring Fling Pet Adopt-A-Thon 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Franciscan Renewal Center 5802 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ Kiwanis Park in Tempe

April 19th, 2014 – The Barking Cat 1st Annual Dog Crawl 8:00 p.m. – 2:00a.m., Old Town Scottsdale A pub-crawl inspired event to give pet parents a night out on the town. Registration fee is $20.00 and includes an event glass for you to use and keep all night. We will go to different local pubs and you will receive event drink and appetizer specials when using your event glass. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local Animal Rescue, or resource organization by voting on the barking cat website. The winner of the vote will not only receive a portion of the proceeds but will also receive a 1x donated QP ad in the following edition of The Barking Cat. More information to follow stay tuned or visit

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These Fur Babies are Looking for a Good Home!



AZ Small Dog Rescue



One Dog At A Time


One Dog At A Time

One Dog At A Time


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(480) 370-7659

(480) 370-7659





Helping Orphaned Hounds

Helping Orphaned Hounds

Woof’s Wiggles N’ Wag’s Rescue

(602) 680-0713

(602) 680-0713

AZ Small Dog Rescue



(480) 840-4885

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Dawn Allen Photography

Dawn Hamm Photography

AZ Small Dog Rescue



E-List Dog Rescue

E-List Dog Rescue

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Kitts Kitten Rescue

Woof’s Wiggles N’ Wag’s Rescue


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