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6 Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog

6 Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” ~Sydney Jeanne Seward Six Things I Learned from Living with an Old Dog –Be thankful your dog is healthy enough to live to an old age. –Be proactive. More frequent visits to […]

Fall in love with Zen Donkey Sanctuary in Marana

Fall in love with Zen Donkey Sanctuary in Marana

Last week I had the pleasure of returning to Zen Donkey Sanctuary – what a special place – a labor of love (and 501c3 non-profit organization) tended by Sandy and her husband and a few volunteers including Liz who arranged for our visit and her […]

Grants for Supporting Tucson Rescues’ Adoptions

Grants for Supporting Tucson Rescues’ Adoptions

Hats off to the many of Tucson’s local animal rescue organizations – you do so much with so little. You are conversant in stretching your hard-earned fundraising dollars to cover routine veterinary expenses and other expenses.

But what happens when a dog or cat needs above and beyond care in order to be adoptable? What’s a rescue to do other than be fraught with a sense of urgency?  Many will turn to Facebook or GoFundMe to raise extra dollars which could be your Plan A.

Another option to add to your fundraising arsenal is to contact No Kill Pima County whose SavetheSaveable.com’s initiative may cover a service needed in order to improve the dog or cat’s chances for adoption.

Grant amounts are at the discretion of NKPC/STS and will be a portion of the total cost.                     

Who can apply?

Eligible 501c3 animal rescue organizations in Pima County for animals in the rescue’s custody who have been surrendered by Pima County residents or pulled from Pima County shelters.

What services are eligible for funding?

Funds will be available for approved medical expenses or approved behavioral training* which will improve chances for adoption. Your rescue will receive a response within 7 days.

What services are not eligible for funding?

  • Preventative care such as vaccines, spay and neuter
  • Routine care such as microchips and cosmetic grooming
  • Emergency services

How often can rescues be funded?

One animal, per rescue organization, per month, will be considered for grants — while funds are available. First come first served.

When is the funding available?

If your grant is approved, funding will be available immediately and payable to the service provider.

How to apply?

Click here to complete a grant application.

Donations welcome

These grants are made available as long as there is specifically allotted funding. You can support these efforts by donating now to NKPC’s matching challenge. A generous/anonymous donor is matching up to $5,000 until year-end which include all of NKPC’s services.  Please click here to make your donation go further.  

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*Approved Training – NKPC supports protocols necessary to modify problematic behavior, which do not include use of punishment, pain, fear, physical force, coercion or compulsion in lieu of other effective interventions and strategies. The growing amount of evidence-based research indicates reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods and those utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis are not only the most humane but most effective methods to modify an animal’s behavior short and long term.

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Embracing adoption of senior pets

Embracing adoption of senior pets

I don’t know who said it but agree – there is nothing like the soul of an old dog. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. I think every day should be adopt a senior pet but I’ll celebrate this special month drawing attention to […]

A Few of My Favs: Author David Rosenfelt, Goldens and Wine in Tucson

A Few of My Favs: Author David Rosenfelt, Goldens and Wine in Tucson

Fabulous Fun Event: Join Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue at their Golden Tales fundraiser featuring the award-winning mystery author and senior dog rescuer – David Rosenfelt – at the Arizona Wine Collective in St. Philips Plaza on Tuesday, October 1, from 5 to 7 pm. […]

Senior dog Mattie likes A Tucson Tail, bed & biscuit dog boarding

Senior dog Mattie likes A Tucson Tail, bed & biscuit dog boarding

senior dog boarding
marvelous Mattie

Hello.  I am Mattie. I’m an almost 12-year-old Catahoula mix. My people went on a very long vacation and they didn’t take me so I am here at A Tucson Tail bed & biscuit dog boarding with Karyn and the greyhounds Girlfriend and Daisy.

I like it here as Karyn gives me lots of pets and massages and big smiles. You see, I cannot hear. I hear loud claps when Karyn wants my attention but otherwise silence is golden.

Silence doesn’t stop me from eating good food and treats and doing my business and taking long naps under the ceiling fan or right by Karyn’s feet and going for a walk. Walks drive me wild; I come to life in the morning when I know we are going on a walk. We go early and I walk with Daisy greyhound; we are pals.

Lazy Daisy and Mattie

Ask your people if you can stay here when they go on vacation; you won’t be sorry. She accepts greyhounds and other socialized (mostly senior) dogs. (Some restrictions)

XOX

Mattie McIntosh

Newly adopted greyhound likes A Tucson Tail

Newly adopted greyhound likes A Tucson Tail

Bonjour. My name is Lisee (lee-say) and I’m at my first sleep-away from my new person. You see I have only been in a forever home for a month. While I miss my sweet person, I like hanging out here with Girlfriend, Daisy and Karyn. […]

Happy 75th Anniversary – Humane Society So. AZ

Happy 75th Anniversary – Humane Society So. AZ

On Saturday July 13, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) will celebrate their 75th Anniversary with a banquet dinner at the Hilton El Conquistador that will commemorate three quarters of a century of service and honor those who have worked to maximize the organization’s […]

A Tucson Tail sponsors A Decade of Divas Celebration

A Tucson Tail sponsors A Decade of Divas Celebration

A Tucson Tail Bed & Biscuit is a proud sponsor of A Decade of Divas Celebration on May 26 from 4 to 6 pm at Corbett Brewing Co., 309 E. 7th Street, 85705.

Through its ten years the Beading Divas have demonstrated their creativity and due diligence moving the 501c3 organization forward by raising more than $200,000 from selling one twenty-dollar bracelet at a time. Funds raised helped mostly local Southern Arizona animal rescues and shelters.    

Wear a bracelet to the party and receive a free raffle ticket. Buy a bracelet at the party and receive three free raffle tickets. A favorite raffle prize is for a local 501c3 animal charity to be chosen for the Beading Divas bracelets August fundraising partner.

Come help the Divas celebrate. Enjoy live music by The Unday. Win exciting raffle prizes for dogs, greyhounds, cat ladies, jewelry junkies, cooks, date night, quilt fanatics and more. Put your raffle ticket in the bin of what you want to win. + Bracelet sales and giveaways. Canine themed cocktails. The proceeds from the $5 greyhound cocktail will benefit Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) as well as all funds raised on May 26.

Please leave your pets at home.

Wear a tiara!  Win a free bracelet by guessing how many beads in the jar.

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In Memory: Alisha Escoto, Web Designer, Dog Rescuer

In Memory: Alisha Escoto, Web Designer, Dog Rescuer

The sky is a little bit brighter tonight as Tucson lost one of its shining stars yesterday. On Sunday February 17, 2019, Alisha May Escoto (McGhee) lost her long and hard-fought battle against depression. A memorial service will be held for her Feb. 21 at […]