pet news

OCTOBER 26, 2011

Volunteer pet photographer needed

Sonoran News and FAR work together every week to publish a Pet of the Week – one of the many pets available for adoption at FAR. The volunteer who has been taking the great photos you’ve seen for years is no longer able to take them due to her work schedule.
She also wrote a few words including the animal’s name, age, sex, personality, appearance and contact information for a personal meeting.

If you are interested in assuming this role or training for any of the many opportunities to volunteer please contact FAR.

FAR cannot fulfill their mission without generous help from volunteers. Visit to fill out the online volunteer application, call 480-488-9890, or stop by and see them. Sign up now for upcoming training sessions:

New Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Adoption Counselor Training: Saturday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m.
Shelter Training: Ask about November dates and times
Foothills Animal Rescue, 23030 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255.

OCTOBER 26, 2011

“Roxie’s Fall Festival on the Hill” to benefit animals in need and struggling pet guardians

Animal Guardian Network’s second monthly event Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. plans to raise awareness and money for animals in need and disadvantaged pet guardians through sales at their store, Roxie’s Charity Boutique and Gallery.

Attendees can expect a fun outdoor event filled with offerings from local artisans and vendors along with indoor shopping at Roxie’s. The event will feature the Animal Guardian Network tent overflowing with great buys on tons toys and supplies for both dogs and cats. Special feature will be a raffle for the chance to win a dog lover’s gift basket valued at over $100.

This month's artisans and vendors include:
• Sunstones of the Southwest - Hand Crafted Jewelry
• Rockin J9 Designs - Leather & Metal Jewelry
• MR Designs - Handmade Dog Tags
• Decadent Digs - Handmade Designer Pet Beds
• Valentino's Dog Bakery - Specialty Dog Treats
• The Link Leash - Dog Leashes
• Bags of Bliss - Handmade Bags & Purses

There is no fee to attend. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome.
Roxie’s Charity Boutique and Gallery – downtown Cave Creek, 6130 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek 85331.

The event is sponsored in part by Friends of Animal Guardian Network. More information is available by calling Animal Guardian Network’s main office at 623-780-1604.