The Leader of the Pack Howls
This is a very special issue of The Prescott Dog! We are celebrating our 5th Anniversary helping animals and their people in Prescott. We felt it was a good time to reflect back on how it all began, where we are now, and where we are headed in the future. It is an opportunity to thank you, all of our readers for supporting us like you have over the years. Nothing humbles me more or makes me feel better than when I meet someone and they tell me how much they love The Prescott Dog. I feel so proud that we have been able to accomplish what we have in this little area called, The Quad Cities.
I want to thank all of the businesses who have supported us over all these years. Not only in The Prescott Dog but their sponsorship of our two annual events that we put on every year, Dogtoberfest and Woofstock. We could not have done this without them and they deserve your support as well so please, look through the magazine and support these wonderful businesses. Because of them, we are also able to give to many shelter and rescue groups in our area throughout the year. Make sure you tell them you saw them in The Prrescott Dog.
I also want to thank all of the people who have helped us along the way, our designers, writers, photographers and volunteers who also help with our events. While the Prescott Dog began with me, it has been sustained by a group of people that I have come to know as my friends. They bring the stories to light and are some of the kindest, compassionate people I have ever known. I hope you will enjoy our story on the cover this issue in celebration of 5 years and counting!
And speaking of events, we want you to Save The Date for the 3rd Annual Woofstock, Prescott Valley and Adopt-a-thon. I am very excited about our event this year and it keeps on growing so we have moved it to the beautiful Prescott Valley Civic Center Ampitheatre. The information is in the flyer on page 3. We hope to see you all there!
Also in this issue, in our regular feature called, Soldier Dogs, Dane Hays shares Part 2 of The Nowzad Dogs. We heard from some of you that you really loved and appreciated hearing that story. It proved my theory that one person CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! It is incredible what Pen Farthing has accomplished in a war torn country like Afghanistan. It speaks to the human spirit or in this case, “humane” spirit. I really loved this story too so don’t miss Part 2 of Nowzad Dogs of Afghanistan.
In another reader favorite, Dogs In Blue: The K-9 Beat, you will read the story about the K-9 team of Officer Dave McNally and his partner, Ike who was retired at the end of last year at the age of 8 ½ years old. You will read about the beginning of their many years working together and some of their accomplishments. We love our K-9 teams and we wish Ike a very happy, playful retirement and a big thank you for his service to our community!
Thank you again for all your support this past five years and we look forward to the next five years!
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.