Apr 17th, 2012 |
Sonia Breslow Adoption Center Grand Opening
Join the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA for the Grand Opening of the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center on Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 10:00am to 12:00pm! The new state-of-the art facility will be hosting free tours, offering goodie bags, and hosting the adoption of spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, healthy animals.
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
25 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Oct 1st, 2011 |
BARKTOBERFEST 2011 IS COMING!
OCTOBER 8, 2011 9AM TO 3PM
GILBERT CIVIC CENTER, GILBERT, AZ SOUTHEAST CORNER OF GILBERT & WARNER ROADS IN GILBERT
Watch this page for details, including the schedule for the day, events,etc. Most importantly, mark your calendar and be there for all the fun!
EVENT SCHEDULE: 9AM TO 2:30PM – ONGOING EVENTS:
DOG AND BALLOON CONTEST*
BOBBING FOR BONES CONTEST*
10AM – LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST*
10:30AM – CANINE IDOL CONTEST*
11AM – BEST DRESSED DOG CONTEST*
NOON – ALUMNI DOG PARADE – A PARADE FOR ALL FRIENDS FOR LIFE ADOPTED DOGS!
12:30PM – ADOPTION PARADE – FOR ALL OF OUR DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
1PM – GILBERT POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 DEMONSTRATION
2PM – BEST TRICK CONTEST*
2:30PM – RAFFLE DRAWINGS AND ONGOING EVENT WINNERS
3PM – EVENT IS OVER – DRIVE SAFELY! WOOF!
*$1 minimum donation for contests
Sep 10th, 2011 |
Gilbert’s Cosmo Dog Park canine waste would fuel street lamp in project
Srianthi Perera The Arizona Republic Jul. 7, 2011 12:00 AM
The high volume of dog waste at Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert has spurred a project that could put it to a productive use.
The project, scheduled to go to the Town Council next month for approval, would use the dog waste to light a street lamp at the park as a pilot project for a possible broader application later.
Students from Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa hope to design and create the “dog waste digester,” which will convert the waste to methane gas that in turn generates energy. The town is seeking a corporate sponsor for the project, estimated to cost $25,000.
Award-winning Cosmo Park, which opened in 2006, draws more than 600,000 visitors annually from Gilbert alone. It has been honored twice by Dog Fancy magazine and lately by msn.com as one of the nation’s best dog parks.
Former Gilbert Councilwoman Linda Abbott has been pushing the project after learning of a similar machine that was installed last year as a public-art project in a Cambridge, Mass., park. The Cambridge machine is no longer in operation because it had always been viewed as a temporary project.
Gilbert officials have held three meetings with ASU on the plan to design the machine when school resumes in the fall and to build the repository tank and digester in the spring.
Professor Kiril D. Hristovski, who will supervise the project, said the students would be challenged to design a machine suited to Arizona’s climate, taking advantage of the state’s abundant solar power.
“The principals of anaerobic digestion are the same,” he said. “We’re going to challenge the students to come up with innovative solutions that are unique.”
The digester would require a little more effort from dog owners, too.
Instead of throwing waste into the garbage, owners would collect it in supplied biodegradable bags, drop them into the digester and turn a hand crank to stir the mixture so the methane rises to the top, where it is burned constantly in the lamp.
Methane is a colorless and odorless gas that forms the major component of “natural gas” used for cooking and heating.
Abbott said the digester would be “a first” for Arizona.
“We really would be setting the template for other communities in terms of mirroring this sustainable idea,” she said.
Jennifer Kostic, the project coordinator from the university, said it was an opportunity for students to solve a problem in the “real world.”
“We like to bring in industry folks and different people in the community who are professionals dealing with real-world problems and integrate that into our educational program,” she said.
Hristovski added, “Through solving this specific problem, they learn different aspects: They learn engineering skills, management skills, economic skills and see how everything fits together.”
Assistant Town Manager Tami Ryall said town officials were “really excited at the opportunity to have the students design it.”
The college and town would enter into an intergovernmental agreement so that Gilbert gets some of the intellectual-property rights so it could duplicate the finished project in the future.
Aug 19th, 2011 |
Saturday, November 19, 2011
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the City of Chandler for the second annual Woofstock festival, featuring the Great Chandler Dog Walk and more! It’s a great event for the entire family – adults, kids … and dogs! Bring your leashed, well-mannered dog out to enjoy a day of fun with other dog lovers and their K-9 friends.
Chandler is proud to partner with the American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control for this special event that is sure to make everyone howl with joy.
Bring the entire family out for a day of tail waggin’ activities, including: Great Chandler Dog Walk, Concert for Critters, Pet Contests, Raffle Prizes, Interactive Demonstrations, Dog Massages, Pet Psychic, Mini Bark Park, and other pet-friendly vendors.
Woofstock is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Community Special Event presented by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.
Woofstock is seeking vendors to participate in this year’s event. Interested vendors must submit an application either online or by mail to the City of Chandler.
- The 2010 Vendor Priority application deadline is Monday, August 15, 2011.
- The general vendor application deadline is Wednesday, September 28, 2011 or when all space has been reserved.
- If you are a new organization applying to particpate in the event, your application will be accepted on a first come first serve basis once the priority deadline has expired. You are encouraged to submit an application prior to the 2010 vendor priority deadline and applications will be held in the order they are received.
Submit an application for the 2011 Woofstock here:
For questions or additional information on becoming a vendor, please call 480-782-2665.
2011 Event Schedules
Concert for Critters Stage
9:00 am TBD
10:00 am TBD
11:00 am TBD
12:00 pm Pets on Parade Begins
12:30 pm TBD
8:45 am Walk Registration Begins
Walk Packet Pick-up Begins
9:15 am Good Dog Agility Demonstration
9:45am TBD Demonstration
10:00 am TBD Demonstration
10:15 am Good Dog Agility Demonstration
10:45 am TBD Demonstration
11:00am TBD Demonstration
11:15am Good Dog Agility Demonstration
11:30 am Pets on Parade Check-in Begins
11:45am TBD Demonstration
12:00 pm Pets on Parade Begins
12:30 pm TBD Demonstration
12:45 pm TBD Demonstration
1:00pm TBD Demonstration
Great Chandler Dog Walk & Pet Parade
Great Chandler Dog Walk
Presented by American Service Animal Society
Owners and their dogs have the opportunity to walk in this non-competitive challenge. Three courses are available to challenge all levels of walkers. View Course Map
Pre-Registration Cost – $20.00 per dog*
Preregister – Not currently open
*Goodie Bags are guaranteed
Pre-register Online Here
Event Day Registration Cost – $25.00 per dog
8:30 a.m. Registration Begins
*Accepted Payment Types – Cash or Checks
8:45 a.m. Pre-Register Goodie Bag Pick-up Begins
Dotson Dash – Small Course*
Bichon Buzz – Medium Course*
Huskey Hustle – Long Course^
View Course Map
*Course stays within Tumbleweed Park
^Course uses Tumbleweed Park and the Paseo Trail
Course Start Times
All courses have open starts and the last race start begins at 11 a.m.
Pets on Parade – Returning This Year
Grab your favorite costume and put it on your dog for a parade at noon. The first 100 owners and dogs that get a entry number at the event will be able to participate. Top 3 dressed dogs in costume will win prizes.
Participation Number Distribution – 11:30 a.m.
Parade Begins – Noon
Raffle and Silent Auction
Woofstock will be having a raffle and silent auction during the event for guests to purchase tickets to win great prizes or bid on some of the more sought after prizes. All proceeds raised will help the American Service Animal Society and the veterans they serve.
*Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20
*Sales will conclude at 1:45pm on event day
*You do not need to be present to win
Raffle Prizes Available:
Auction Items Available:
2010 Concert for Critters Bands
Exit 40 is not just a freeway off-ramp – it is the name of a local variety band that has enjoyed bringing the sounds of country, old-time rock and roll, and standards to many valley clubs over the past few years. Exit 40 brings years of entertainment experience to the stage. As individuals, they have been involved in different musical projects, including writing and recording their own songs, and playing in various cover bands. They draw on their wealth of experience to make each event a fun and memorable time for all. Exit 40 is lead by Jay Farris on vocals, guitar, and keyboards. Visit www.exit40band.com
for more information on Exit 40.
Rattlesnake Necktie covers the nearly forgotten B-side gems from rock and blues greats like Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Etta James, Tom Petty, and Coco Montoya among many others. A little funky, a little edgy and a whole lot bluesy – this four piece group is made up of TJ Dyer – lead vocals, Dan “the Man” Feehan – lead guitar, Chris “Millhouse” Payne – bass, and “Smooth” John Schmidt – drums.
The Surf Guitar Villains
The Surf Guitar Villains play diverse original American music. They are retro-rock surf punk rock folk band in Arizona that plays for the enjoyment of the crowd and themselves, with under polished and off beat tunes, seeks to capture the romantic view of a bygone era in the 21st century, with their take on garage, surf and psychedelic sounds. They have been around in various forms for about a decade, and have been playing in the Phoenix area since 2007.
Paul Aguilar – Bass
Paul Baker – Fiddle
David Van Druff, Guitar, bass and vocals
Don Martin – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Bobby Prechtl – Percussion,/Drums
Bill Swortwood – Guitar/ Harmonica and Vocals
The Surf Guitar Villains have played at the 2009 Woofstock show here in Chandler, at the Fiesta Bowl Block Party, and backed up American Indian Artist James Luna at his Oct 2010 live show in Mesa. They can be found at the local music scene in Mesa and the East Valley, and proudly play for Woofstock whenever asked.
The Surf Guitar Villains have 6 independently produced album on CDBaby and ITunes.
Come Back Buddy
Come Back Buddy is a professional touring trio covering the music of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and many other artists.
Their music is pure Americana. They’ve entertained for thousands in large venues as well as private parties. Come Back Buddy has played P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon and just returned from L.A. where we played the world famous Whiskey A Go Go. They get people up and dancing. They’ve performed on “Good Morning Arizona” on multiple occasions. Come Back Buddy regularly performs in western states with California and Arizona as our main hubs.
The band is fronted by Mike Randall, providing rich vocals and exciting guitar lines. Janine Randall and Carlos Almeida accompany Mike on Bass and Drums.
So if you’re looking to turn the clock back for that sock-hop, that 50′s/60′s themed event or just want to hear some great music, Come Back Buddy is the band for you!
Woofstock Rules of Play
- Keep dog on leash at all times
- Each dog must have it’s own walker
- Poop Bags … we have them … please use them!
- No shock collars
- No pulling carts
- Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated
- Rain or shine
Year Round Tips For Pets! – NEW FEATURE
Enjoy fun and useful tips that will help that special member of the family! These tips will change from time to time, so visit often.
It gets very hot in Arizona early in the year and stays hot through early fall. Make smart choices for your pet.
- NEVER leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows open. An animal’s body temperature can rise in just seconds, causing heat-related problems or even death. Normal body temperature for dogs and cats is between 101 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Walk your pet on cooler surfaces to protect his feet from burning. If the pavement is too hot for you to hold your hand on for more then a few seconds, it’s much too hot for your pet’s paws.
- Keep walks to a minimum. Your pet is much closer to the hot pavement and its body can heat up very quickly.
Aug 6th, 2011 |
Once again, the American Mustache Institute is demonstrating the giving spirit of the sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle.
On August 7 at 1pm, AMI’s Arizona Bureau will hold its second annual “Cups For Pups” fundraising event at Uncle Bears Bar & Grille in Mesa, AZ (Ellsworth & Baseline location).
The charity event will raise funds for Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter which accepts all breeds but specializes in American Pitbulls and American Staffordshire Terriers.
As Uncle Bears is a dog-friendly venue, pets are welcome….along with extra large mustaches.
For more information, email AMI Arizona Bureau Chief Curtis W. Flournoy III at email@example.com.
Original content can be found here.
Sunday, August 7 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Uncle Bears – Mesa
9053 East Baseline Road # 101A