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2017 Donation Drive – RESULTS Part 2

As the second wonderful organization we were able to collect for during this donation drive, our friends at GrandPaws Pantry were almost as excited as we were with the results! With collection bins at five of our valley locations, once again our amazing family – doctors, employees, and incredible clients – united to create a truly awesome impact.

From collars and leashes, to blankets, litter boxes, toys, food, treats and more, GrandPaws Pantry shelves got a little boost! With nearly 300 donated items, we had to be careful to leave room in the cars for the drivers when loading up the donations! In addition, with our partners matching the donations, a cash donation of $1,250 was also in the mix!

Check out some of the photos here:

As we said previously, we are so proud, honored, excited, and humbled that together, we could help make such a wonderful impact for these great organizations in our community!

(If you missed the Part 1 results from the donation drive, see it here.)

2017 Donation Drive – RESULTS Part 1

Earlier this week, the folks from Helping Hands for Homeless Hounds stopped by to pickup the donations collected on their behalf at 15 of our valley locations. Truthfully, we could not be more proud, excited, and humbled that our INCREDIBLE family – doctors, employees, AND amazing clients – came together in such an incredible way.

An incredibly vast array of desperately needed items were collected, from blankets and towels, to beds, kennels & carriers, wet and dry food (cat & dog), harnesses, grooming tools & supplies, puppy pads, strollers, toys, litterboxes, clothes, and so much more.

Together, we generated:
– A total of 33 donation boxes, containing over 2,6oo items!
– It took 6 SUV’s filled top-to-bottom to transport the donations!
– Our partners matched the donations, and contributed $3,300 in cash!

Stay tuned for Part 2…

Giving Pets as Holiday Gifts – Yes or No?

We’ve all seen the videos of children being surprised by the gift of a puppy or kitten on Christmas. While they’re heartwarming and fun to watch, they only capture a moment in time. The reality of giving a pet as a present must take into account training and quality family time, daily exercise, veterinary care, food, shelter, and toys. It all adds up to a big commitment.

Pets can provide years of love and joy, however, companion animals need more than just food and water – they need to be loved, cared for and respected as a member of the family.

Be sure to consider the lifestyle of the person before giving an animal.

Be sure to consider the financial resources of the person before giving an animal.

Be sure to consider the living arrangements and/or rental agreements of the person before giving an animal. Not everyone has the space or the ability to keep an animal comfortably.

Be sure to consider the temperament and exercise needs of the animal before giving a person an animal.

If you believe you know someone that can and will provide all of these things for the lifetime of the animal, then by all means, adopt an animal from a shelter and make two lives merrier.

If you decide to give an animal as a gift, an easy way to make their day is to wrap up a picture of the animal and include some items that your lucky recipient will need: food, feeding bowls, toys, etc. Make arrangements to pick up the new pet after the holiday rush if possible, as it will be easier on everyone, especially the pet.

Above all else: remember not everyone is prepared for the lifetime commitment of a pet. Many “Christmas gift animals” are returned to the shelter, or even worse, abandoned.

Want to help animals? Donate food, toys, litter and blankets to your local shelter, or drop them off at any AZ Pet Vet location until December 31, 2017.

Happy holidays!

Let’s Stock Grandpaw’s Pantry!

This holiday season, members of the Arizona Pet Vet family are banding together to play not-so-secret Santa Paws for small community-based organizations that make a big difference for pets in need.

Grandpaw’s Pantry provides pet supplies to rescued ‘pets to be’ — animals that are waiting to find their people and forever homes.

Grandpaw’s Pantry is a nonprofit founded by a delightful youngster named Sonya, who’s also the enthusiastic owner of several rescue pets. In her words,

I want to encourage people to open their hearts and their homes and consider rescue pet adoption. I also want to be an animal advocate for the many dogs and cats and other animals in desperate need.”

What They’re Wishing For:

  • Pet Collars/Leashes (all sizes)
  • Unopened Food (dry & canned)
  • Pet Beds (dog & cat)
  • Pet Toys (dog & cat)                
  • Pet Blankets
  • Food Bowls
  • Nylabone Dog Treats
  • Litterboxes & Scoopers
  • Cat Litter

We’re collecting donations at the following AZ Pet Vet locations until December 31, 2017. Let’s unleash some love and help them kick off the new year right!

AZ Pet Vet Donation Collection Locations:
Arrow Animal Hospital
Arrowhead Ranch Animal Hospital & Grooming
Fletcher Heights Animal Hospital & Grooming
Las Sendas Animal Hospital & Grooming
Roadrunner Animal Hospital & Grooming
Sarival Animal Hospital & Grooming
Surprise Animal Hospital & Grooming
Westbrook Animal Hospital

Grandpaw’s Pantry in the news

Pet Safe Holiday Tips

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, What a Temptation You Are to Me…

The safest place for your Christmas tree is in a room that’s off limits to your pet. If that’s not feasible, situate it in a corner that you can block off with a play fence or other obstruction.

Be sure to secure your Christmas tree to your ceiling or walls with fishing line or some sort of discrete string. This will help prevent Fido or Fluffy from tipping it over onto him/herself, or onto someone else.

Pine needles (real and artificial) can seriously injure your pet if they are ingested. Keep your pet away from the water for your live Christmas tree as they may be getting a dose of tree fertilizer or other harmful chemicals with their drink. 

Do not put aspirin, sugar or anything else in the water at the base of your tree if you have pets. Some of these additives can be extremely toxic for pets.

Secure any electrical cords for holiday lights so your pets can’t get to them. Some pets like to use them as chew toys, and that can lead to a shocking experience!

Christmas lights can get extremely hot, giving your dog or cat a bad little burn if they venture over to sniff or touch them.

Finally – remember that if any pet emergencies arise during this holiday season, AZ Pet Vet is always ready and willing to help out. Happy Holidays to all!

Keep this number handy: Pet Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435