The Leader of the Pack Howls
As we head into the holidays, we have so much to share with you in this issue.
First, I would like to thank the dedicated staff and volunteers from Circle L Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary for sharing their story with us on the cover in this edition. Their place not only provides a place for dogs in need but also for horses, goats, geese, chickens and even a cow. Their facility is full of so many kinds of animals and they are in need of more help and volunteers. You will find out more about them and their unique facility that has the dogs living in homes rather than kennels. In this way, they are treated like real family members which is not only good for them, but it is all preparing them to go to a forever home. The staff and volunteers spend countless hours, caring for and socializing these great canines. You will learn all about this great place located in Prescott Valley and how you connect and help.
Also in this issue, we have several follow-up stories about events we told you about in the last issue. First, the 11th Annual Equifest event and then our own, 7th Annual Dogtoberfest & Adopt-a-thon which were both huge successes on many levels. You will get the stories and see lots of great pictures too!
Another event that I am happy to report about is The Walk For Yarnell Animals that The Prescott Dog and our non-profit organization, Big Dog Charitable Foundation held to raise funds for the Yarnell animals that were affected by the tradic fire in June that changed many lives forever. We owe a big thank you to our readers and our local businesses who donated money to this event. I am thrilled to tell you that we raised almost $7,000 from that event as well as from other donations that were mailed in and we hope continue to come in for that great cause. Big Dog Charitable Foundation has already begun giving out grants from that money to help those in need and it is a great feeling! I would like to thank everyone that attended the event and everyone who donated their time and money to this great cause.
And speaking of the holidays, we have a lot of information in this issue to help get you and your pets through the holidays safely. There are several things to watch for in the way of food and plants to keep your pets safe.
As The Prescott Dog celebrates its 5th year in business, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our readers and all the businesses that support us every issue so that we can continue our mission of promoting the human/animal bond and raising awareness of shelter and rescue animals. As a community, I think we are a cut above many areas in caring for and supporting our homeless animals. I am so proud to be part of this wonderful town. I would also like to ask you to please support the businesses that you see advertised in The Prescott Dog as we could not do what we do without them. When you call on them, please let them know you saw them in The Prescott Dog.
From all of us at The Prescott Dog, we wish you a safe and happy Holiday Season and we will see you in again in 2014!
Love, Light & Laughter,
Ann, Bernie & Miss Pauleena
The Prescott Dog is a Prescott, Arizona printed magazine publication dedicated to promoting the human animal bond and validating our love for these wonderful canine creatures. Often you will find us around town supporting and sponsoring area animal humane and educational events, activities and programs.