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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

Gabriel’s Angels & AZPetVet – All Our Favorite Events Have Dogs

It’s no surprise that AZPetVet has a bit of a thing about animals. That’s why we always get a little extra excited about working with organizations like Gabriel’s Angels. Each year, they help thousands of Arizona’s at risk children through pet therapy. Since AZPetVet helps thousands of Arizona’s pets each year, we’re kind of a great match!

In fact, AZPetVet’s cofounder, Dr. Wayne Anderson, has been a trusted advisor to Pam Gaber, the founder of Gabriel’s Angels since it was just Pam and Gabriel. Of course, our family was much smaller then too – today we have more than 21 hospitals!

When Pam and Gabriel first set paws in the Crisis Nursery and fell in love with the children, the children fell in love with Gabriel right back. Pam knew that working together, she and Gabriel could make a big difference in little lives. She was right. Today, the Gabriel’s Angels serves more than 13,500 kids each year through more than 125 different nonprofit agencies. We couldn’t be more proud.

Today, we have Gabriel’s Angels therapy teams stop by different AZPetVet locations to meet the staff. They’ll share stories about their work, and the children they serve, while the team oohs and ahhs over the dogs. It’s clear why everyone loves them!

This year, as part of our Giving Back Initiative, AZPetVet became the title sponsor for the 2018 Unleash the Love Breakfast. This highly anticipated fundraising event is held every April, and features highlights of the work they’ve done, the goals for the next year, and of course – DOGS. With more than 50 therapy teams on hand, how can anyone resist helping and donating? Here’s to many more years of dogs and angels!

Gabriel’s Angels & AZPetVet Hit the Links

When Gabriel’s Angels and the AZPetVet team get together, you can count on lots of laughter, dogs everywhere,  and some pretty terrible jokes flying around. Don’t believe us?


How do dogs start playing golf? They tee arf, of course! 

OK, it’s a terrible pun. It’s just our way of saying that AZPetVet is excited to be a pawsenting sponsor of the Gabriel’s Angels FORE! Paws golf tournament at Camelback Golf Club.

Over the past 18 years, Gabriel’s Angels has brought innovative Pet Therapy to Arizona’s at-risk kids. Pet Therapy helps increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in a safe environment. It helps to build critical core behaviors like trust, empathy, respect, tolerance, and self-esteem.

Through great public events like these, we can help highlight the incredible good that the Gabriel’s Angels Therapy Teams do in our communities while raising critical funds to help more children.

Through the generous financial support of local businesses, organizations, individuals and families, Gabriel’s Angels can recruit and train more therapy teams to meet the needs of so many at-risk kids that can help brighten their future. A pretty good number of Gabriel’s Angels are rescue dogs, and they take to therapy like they were born to do it. Maybe they were.

This year, Gabriel’s Angels will reach more than 15,200 at-risk children. Next year, the money raised at this tournament and other fundraisers could help reach hundreds – or even thousands – more. Let’s make it happen together.

2017 Donation Drive – RESULTS Part 2

As the second wonderful organization we were able to collect for during this donation drive, our friends at GrandPaws Pantry were almost as excited as we were with the results! With collection bins at five of our valley locations, once again our amazing family – doctors, employees, and incredible clients – united to create a truly awesome impact.

From collars and leashes, to blankets, litter boxes, toys, food, treats and more, GrandPaws Pantry shelves got a little boost! With nearly 300 donated items, we had to be careful to leave room in the cars for the drivers when loading up the donations! In addition, with our partners matching the donations, a cash donation of $1,250 was also in the mix!

Check out some of the photos here:

As we said previously, we are so proud, honored, excited, and humbled that together, we could help make such a wonderful impact for these great organizations in our community!

(If you missed the Part 1 results from the donation drive, see it here.)