17 Ways to Give Back to the Pet Community in 2017

Give Back to Pet Community and Help Create Lives to Dogs

The pet community is a tight network of animal lovers, who work tirelessly for the sole purpose of sharing the joys of pet ownership, as well as raising voices for the voiceless.   If you’ve ever looked at the needs in the animal community and wondered how you could help out, wonder no more! Below you will find 17 ways to give back to the Pet Community in 2017. Find Your Local Rescue, Humane Society, or Animal Shelter Volunteer to help out by cleaning cages, walking or training dogs, playing with cats, or helping out at feeding time. Donate food, … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of Pet Adoption & Animal Rescue

Pet Adoption and Pet Care

There is an epidemic of homeless dogs in this country! There are an estimated 3.9 million dogs placed in shelters annually because of unwanted behavior problems and medical need. Unfortunately for many of these dogs, the outcome is bleak. However, due in part to the thousands of shelters and rescue organizations working diligently, many of these dog’s lives have a happy ending. But what happens to those dogs who don’t end up as new members of a family? The ones who are seen as unadoptable or returned for the unwanted behavior or medical issues which outlasted their novelty or cuteness quotient?  This … Continue reading

Arizona Animal Welfare League – April 4Knines Spotlight

Arizona Animal Welfare League: Love for Animals As Dog and Puppies

Imagine a world with no homeless dogs and cats.  It is the mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to create such a world.  As the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona, AAWL’s vision is to be the community’s leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education, and expertise in animal welfare. AAWL partners with other animal advocacy groups to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs and cats in Maricopa County who would otherwise be euthanized.  AAWL houses up to 140 cats and 190 dogs in their shelters at any given time. In addition, 90 foster … Continue reading