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Wish List Wednesday: Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue

Wish List Wednesday: Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue

It’s that time again  – Wish List Wednesday. Let’s talk about Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray and neglected Australian Cattle Dogs throughout the state of Arizona. Whenever possible, they also assist […]

Wish List Wednesday: Cody’s Friends Charity Helps Houston Animals

Wish List Wednesday: Cody’s Friends Charity Helps Houston Animals

You may have seen on the news that Toni Medina and Cody’s Friends Charity put their heads, hearts and hands together to make a mega trip to Houston to help rescue animals. This is via coordination with the NARSC (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition). […]

Wish List Wednesday: Saving at Risk Animals (SARA)

Wish List Wednesday: Saving at Risk Animals (SARA)

Saving at Risk Animals
Adopt me

Founded in the summer of 2012, Saving At Risk Animals (SARA) is a Tucson-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works closely with Pima Animal Care Center to save sick, injured, or orphaned cats and kittens at risk of euthanasia.

Since SARA has no central shelter, their cats are placed solely in foster homes —so all get one-on-one medical care and socialization. Because the cats are in foster homes, volunteers get to know their personalities. If you’re looking for a specific type of cat (lap cat, independent, etc.) let them know and they will find you a match.

SARA is always in need of food, litter, toys and other supplies to provide care for cats and kittens prior to be adopted.

Wish List “need list” (no particular order):

Authority cat food from PetSmart (wet food for adult and kitten)
Calming collars, sprays, and refills
Cat beds
Cat blankets
Cat carrier (plastic preferred due to easier disinfection between usages)
Cat trees
Cat toys
Clumping and non-clumping cat litter
Dry or canned food (all brands, for all ages) – (Authority or Purina One preferred but not limited to)
Flea/tick spot treatments
Food bowls (metal or glass)
Gift Cards (any amount)
Litter boxes
Lysine powder

Rescue Remedy

RX Food (Renal, Thyroid, or KMR)
Water dishes (metal or glass)
Wire pet crates

Check out their Amazon-Wishlist and follow SARA on Facebook.


Now about that handsome cat Oliver  – He loves to have his tummy rubbed.  He’s the sweetest, friendliest “puppy cat” of them all. Oliver came from the Reservation where he was bullied by other cats and covered with wounds. After vet care and plenty of TLC, Oliver just wants to curl up next to you and make up for lost time in the loving department. Will you be the love of his life?  He’s ready if you are.

Tucson Pet Events – August 5 – 18

Tucson Pet Events – August 5 – 18

Get off social media and get a social life by joining in the fun and giving back to the Tucson pet rescues with bubbly, bling, storytelling, cocktails and community. August 5 – Kendra Scott Gives Back Join RAD Rescue for bubbly beverages, sweet treats, amazing […]

Wishlist Wednesday: Pima Paws for Life

Wishlist Wednesday: Pima Paws for Life

  Pima Paws for Life is a 501c3 private animal shelter dedicated to creating an Adoption Guarantee Facility for dog and cats. What is an Adoption Guarantee Facility? It is where every animal is guaranteed a home, unless they are suffering with no hope of […]

Tucson Pet Events – July 14-20

Tucson Pet Events – July 14-20

Vaccination, Volunteer, Video, +More. – join the fun

July 15 – Free vaccination clinic in South Tucson

Free DHPP vaccinations for dogs from 9 am to 1 pm, first come/first served at the South Tucson Fire Station located at 1601 S. 6th Avenue. DHPP protects your pup against parvo and distemper. The clinic is courtesy of Pima County Care Center, Friends of PACC and the city of South Tucson.

July 15 – Volunteer Day, Wild Hearts Rescue Ranch                                                      

Come meet the animals, groom horses and donkeys, muck some stalls, cuddle with some pigs, and help around the rescue from 9 am to noon. There is something for everyone with all abilities to do!  Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by parent or guardian. Closed toe shoes required.

See Facebook page for address and map

July 15 – Fundraiser for Payoff Vet Debt at Casa Video

July 15 ends the month-long Payoff Vet Debt campaign. Stop by Casa Video and Casa Film Bar where a portion of your draft beer will be donated to the campaign and/or you can make a direct donation. Watch pet flicks. Bring a dog or meet some of the available dogs from the 11 rescues helped by the campaign hosted by the Saddlebrooke Pet Rescue Network. Casa Video is a hometown favorite winning Best Video Store in Best of Tucson Weekly year after year. Support a local business and let’s pay off vet debt.

July 16 – Fundraiser for Tucson Cause for Canines at The Maverick

Music for Mutts – $10 donation at the door goes directly to Tucson Cause for Canines. Come hear an outstanding musical lineup from 2 to 8 pm.

July 20 – Fundraiser for Heart of Tucson at The Maverick

Happy Equine Acres Rescue & Therapy (HEART) hosts a silent auction and raffle at The Maverick on July 20. Dance the night away to live country music by Up & At ‘Em, enjoy great drink specials, and help raise some funds. 21+

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY                                                                                               

adopt me / LOVAR

Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue – has needs for many gently used or new items that you probably have in your home office or garage. Check out the list and see how you might help this worthy organization (LOVAR).



July 21 – Taco Cat – Fundraiser for Tucson CARES at Public House

July 23 – Paint your Pet Pawtrait – Fundraiser for Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue

July 29 – Kitten Yoga at Floor Polish – Fundraiser for Humane Society of Southern Arizona

July 30 – Fosters to the Rescue – Hosted by No Kill Pima County


Do you have a pet related event or fundraiser? Send an email at greyhound22@cox.net with your event info. Please provide a .jpg not a pdf.

Wishlist Wednesday: Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue

Wishlist Wednesday: Lifeline Oro Valley Animal Rescue

LOVAR has quite a list of what is needed, some of which you might even have in your garage or closet or use your Amazon Prime to send them a box. Who is LOVAR? LOVAR is a 501c3 volunteer-driven charity organization rescuing animals of all types, […]

License your pet in Midtown + free legal Q&A for non-profits

License your pet in Midtown + free legal Q&A for non-profits

Love your pup, license up Great news for Midtown and Eastside residents – you don’t have to drive all the way to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) to license your pets. Now you can do so at Tucson Parks and Recreation Administration Office located at […]

Tucson Pet Events – July 8-13

Tucson Pet Events – July 8-13

feline fun benefits Hope Animal Shelter

There may be heat advisories but the show must go on.

Paint a Tom Cat – July 8 – 2 – 4:30 pm

Join Girl Scout Troop 26 at Creative Juice Art Bar to paint a colorful Tom Cat. Choose your colors and your beverage and follow step by step instructions to create your own masterpiece. The cost is $35 and includes all materials plus one beverage. Register here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pawsitively Cats.


Cat Video Fest – July 8 – 7:30 pm

While the Loft Cinema is still in installing new seat mode, the Cat Video Fest moves indoors to the Tucson Jewish Community Center (3800 E. River Road, 85718). Buy a ticket, help a cat and watch some kooky kitty videos. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the HOPE Animal Shelter. (Blogger’s note: I went last year and the show was hilarious!)

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Do you have a pet related event or fundraiser? Leave a private message on Facebook under A Tucson Tail with a link or info.

Tucson Pet Compassion: Payoff Vet Debt Campaign

Tucson Pet Compassion: Payoff Vet Debt Campaign

Tucson is a compassionate community especially when it comes to animals. Take for instance the Saddlebrooke Pet Rescue Network who for the second year held their month-long Payoff Vet Debt Campaign. This year their goal is to raise $30,000 to help 11 rescue groups pay […]