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AZPetVet & LovePup: Microchip Event!

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, AZPetVet teamed up with the LovePup Foundation to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of their Hip to Chip program! While collars and tags for your pet are critically important, a microchip can help provide identification should collars or tags come off; so this program works to ensure that all dogs from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) animal shelters receive a free microchip upon adoption, ultimately helping to reunite pups with their families if they accidentally get lost. In the first 12 months, the program has helped expedite these reunions, sometimes without the lost dogs even having to go to the shelter (some of the animal control officers have been able to scan and return home in the neighborhood right away!)

As part of the anniversary celebration event, AZPetVet provided free microchips to owners who already have pups that didn’t yet have a chip. We setup three different temporary exam tables to help manage the consistent flow of folks bringing their pups (and a couple of cats!) to the event, and our incredible team of doctors and technicians were on hand obtaining vitals, administering microchips, and providing some wonderful TLC to all the pets coming through. Once chipped and registered, owners and pets had the opportunity to swing by our AZPetVet table where additional team members handed out some fun swag, provided some extra belly rubs for those loveable pups, and pet parents could chat with our CEO, Dr. Anderson. In just the three hours of the event, in total we provided 117 pets with microchips!

We received nothing but great feedback from our partners, volunteers, and all of the members of the public who got to come and enjoy the event with their dogs. Every person and family who provided feedback to us and the LovePup crew was so grateful to receive the free microchip for their beloved pets, as well as the swag, food, treats, water, leashes and collars from all the on-site event partners – LovePup, AZPetVet, Safeway, Lerner & Rowe, Max & Neo, and MCACC.

We all know that giving back comes in many forms; everything from individual small acts of kindness to larger donations or gestures by a team can create positive impact throughout both our workplaces and our community at large. At AZPetVet, we are honored to have incredible team members throughout or family of hospitals who embrace our core values including respect for others, and share a dedication to helping pets in need.

Keeping the Pantry – (and the heart) – Full!

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet Sonya – the incredible young woman behind GrandPaws Pantry – then you already know that you have met someone special! Even though she isn’t even old enough to have her driver’s license yet, she is well ‘on the road’ to making an incredible impact in her community. As the founder of GrandPaws Pantry a few years ago, Sonya’s passion for providing supplies and resources as well as serving as an advocate for all animals is infectious. The AZPetVet family of animal hospitals was honored to support this local non-profit as a partner in our annual holiday drive, with our locations serving as donation drop-off points across the valley.

Donations came from everyone including our amazing clients, vendor partners, team members, and community members – even some without pets of their own! Sonya (and her transportation support!) took the time to visit our locations, collecting the donations and taking the opportunity to say thank you in person. (No Sonya…thank YOU for your passion!) More than a thousand items were collected to help stock the pantry, and the AZPetVet partners came together to provide a $1,600 cash contribution which was an unexpected surprise for Sonya. We are proud to partner with GrandPaws Pantry, helping to support the wonderful impact they are having in our community!

Partnering Up to Provide a Helping Hand

Each holiday season the AZPetVet family of animal hospitals conducts a donation drive to support a local pet-related non-profit (or two). Last week, we were thrilled to handoff the amazing donations collected to one of the two organizations we partnered with this year. During the month, we collected items from team members, vendor partners, and our incredible clients who all gave from their hearts! The director of Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds is a hands-on leader, and personally came to help collect the donations – over 2,000 items! It took two large vehicles and more than one trip to deliver all the donations – but everything made it, and will be put to good use!

In addition to all the products and goods collected, the AZPetVet partners provided a $2,750 cash contribution to the drive, helping ensure that the wonderful work of Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds can continue forward. AZPetVet is honored to have had the opportunity to partner with this wonderful non-profit, helping to create a lasting, positive impact in our community.





 

 

Grandpaws Pantry: HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE

Yesterday we announced our holiday donation drive partnership with one wonderful organization; today, we are excited to share the second partnership for this holiday season!

Grandpaws Pantry is another local, grassroots effort focused on collecting and distributing supplies for pets in need. Their strategy is to focus on different needs at rescue organizations or other animal focused organizations within the Phoenix area. They also work with senior centers to get pet supply care packages to seniors and their pets each holiday season.

The mastermind of the whole organization is an 11 year old named Sonya, who has a strong love and passion for helping rescue pets in the community. Sonya and her family actually have a strong relationship with our very own Arrowhead Ranch Animal Hospital, who saved their newly adopted dog Bhaskar many years ago from parvo. From that experience, it left a lasting impression to Sonya to try and do more for the rescued pets and the organizations that help them here in Phoenix. Some of the places she has helped through her charity include a Soldier’s Best Friend, Halo Animal Shelter, Sun City 4 Paws Rescue and Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

The AZPetVet family is working to help collect donations for this wonderful organization. Here are some of the most-needed items from the wish list:
– Collars & Leashes
– Unopened Food (dry and canned)
– Pet Beds (dog and cat)
– Pet Toys (dog and cat)
– Pet Blankets
– Food Bowls
– Nylabone Dog Treats
– Litter Boxes and Scoopers
– Cat Litter

WE WILL BE COLLECTING DONATIONS THROUGH 12/31/2018 AT THESE AZPetVet LOCATIONS:

Arrowhead Ranch Animal Hospital & Grooming
Dobson Ranch Animal Hospital & Grooming
Roadrunner Animal Hospital & Grooming
Westbrook Animal Hospital & Grooming
Surprise Animal Hospital & Grooming
White Tanks Animal Hospital & Grooming
Las Sendas Animal Hospital & Grooming

Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds: HOLIDAY DONATION DRIVE!

Each year during the holiday season, the AZPetVet family of animal hospitals is honored to partner with a local, community-based organization that works to make a difference in the lives of pets and their pet parents! One of the organizations we are partnering with this year is Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds.

They are the very definition of a grassroots local cause; Cheryl, the founder, is actively involved in doing site visits to homeless shelters and camps all throughout the Phoenix area. She is well loved and appreciated by those she serves and takes an accepting and non-judgmental approach to the care of these animals and their owners. The services she and other volunteers provide on these visits are food and comfort measures, as well as vaccinations, microchips, and county licensure for all homeless-owned pets. For those pets that the owner is no longer able to care for the pet, she also coordinates rescue efforts to re-home these homeless pets.

The AZPetVet family is working to help collect donations for this wonderful organization.
Here are some of the most-needed items from the wish list:
– Small, Medium, and Large Clasp Collars
– Treats and toys for larger dogs
– Dog shampoo
– Leashes & harnesses
– Silicone collapsible bowls
– Small fleece blankets
– Cat and dog transport bags
– Pet strollers
– Cat food (wet and dry)
– Dog food (wet and dry)

WE WILL BE COLLECTING DONATIONS THROUGH 12/31/2018 AT THESE AZPetVet LOCATIONS:

Animal Hospital at Anthem & Grooming
Beardsley Animal Hospital
Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding & Grooming
Dove Valley Animal Hospital
Fletcher Heights Animal Hospital & Grooming
Goodyear Animal Hospital & Grooming
Happy Valley Animal Hospital
North Buckeye Animal Hospital & Grooming
Norterra Animal Hospital & Grooming
Sarival Animal Hospital & Grooming
Scottsdale Hills Animal Hospital & Grooming
Signal Butte Animal Hospital & Grooming