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.
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:
Packed top to bottom!
Squeeeeeze it in!
Uh…save room for the driver!
Thank you, everyone!
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.)
Earlier this week, the folks from Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds stopped by to pickup the donations collected on their behalf at 15 of our valley locations. Truthfully, we could not be more proud, excited, and humbled that our INCREDIBLE family – doctors, employees, AND amazing clients – came together in such an incredible way.
An incredibly vast array of desperately needed items were collected, from blankets and towels, to beds, kennels & carriers, wet and dry food (cat & dog), harnesses, grooming tools & supplies, puppy pads, strollers, toys, litterboxes, clothes, and so much more.
Together, we generated:
– A total of 33 donation boxes, containing over 2,6oo items!
– It took 6 SUV’s filled top-to-bottom to transport the donations!
– Our partners matched the donations, and contributed $3,300 in cash!
Helping Hands all around!
This is just PART of the donations!
How much can we fit in here?
Stay tuned for Part 2…
UPDATE: See Part 2 of the donation drive results here!)
The holiday season is in full swing, and we are honored to be able to participate in helping secure meaningful donations for some wonderful non-profits. One of the organizations we are collecting for this year is GrandPaws Pantry, who’ve already stopped by some of our donation locations in Santa’s sleigh to pick up some of the goodies – check it out!
We will be collecting for GrandPaws Pantry and Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds THROUGH DECEMBER 31st, so please feel free to help if you can! To learn more about 1) what items each organization is looking for, and 2) where you can drop your donations, check our our blog with all the details here: AZPetVet 2017 Holiday Drive