Here are many special events benefiting the animals – cats & dogs, greyhounds, horses, wildlife. Check them out; in Scottsdale too. If you have a pet fundraiser or special event (no M&G) not mentioned here, please send info to email@example.com
Yard Sale Fundraiser
Sat – Nov 2 – begins 8 am
Sun – Nov 3 – ends 2 pm
Location: 3432 E. Ft. Lowell Road
Greyhound Flash Mob
Sat – Nov 2 – 10 am to noon
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption
Meet lots of rescued ex-racing greyhounds. If you are thinking about adopting a greyhound, meet these sweet creatures and talk to their adopters, sign up to volunteer. Foster homes are always needed. All greyhounds and their well-behaved 2-legged companions are invited to congregate. Greyhounds make great pets! Meet by lower elevator near Crate & Barrel.
Location: La Encantada Shopping Center – NE corner Skyline/Campbell
Celebration of Desert Dwellers
Sat – Nov 2
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Featuring Julie Rustad’s Desert Dwellers Flash Cards with lots of family fun including:
- Stories and fun facts about our Southwest Animals
- Real Desert Dwellers from the Tucson Wildlife Center
- Music by the Rustad family band, The Nap Skippers
- Raffles that benefit Tucson Wildlife Center
- Meet the artist Julie Rustad
Location: Mildred & Dildred @ La Encantada Shopping Center; for more details:
Inaugural Open House
Sat – Nov 2 – 1 to 5 pm
Jack’s CatShack Fundraiser
Come out and meet Sandy and see what one person can do to make a difference for senior cats. (See previous article). There will be tours, sharing future plans, silent auction, gift boutique, light snacks. Find out how you can help Sandy help the senior cats.
Location: 4868 E. Edison St. (behind PetSmart on Grant/Swan
Animas for Animals
Sun – Nov 3
Hope Animal Shelter Fundraiser
Take some classes at Animas and all the proceeds will benefit Hope Animal Shelter. The generous teachers are donating their time. You must sign up in advance for some classes and free Arbonne Genius Express Facial with Kasia. Great raffle prizes which include services. Classes start at 8 am and run through 3 pm. Classes include zumba, yoga, quartet, pilates mat, ballet workout, jazz, and flamenco. Check out the schedule and specifics. Call 989-0766 to make your reservation.
Location: The Animas Center, 5575 E. River Road/Craycroft
Bark for Life of Pima County
Sat – Nov 9 – 9:30 am to 1 pm
The American Cancer Society Bark For LifeTM is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
Location: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park
Animal Communication: Are They Talking about Us? (Scottsdale)
Sat – Nov 9 – 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA)
Meet Arizona’s animal language expert Con Slobodchikoff, who will discuss and sign his new book Chasing Dr. Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals. Dr. Slobodchikoff will also talk about his ground-breaking work in deciphering the language of prairie dogs.
Read the book which is the current selection of ADLA’s Animal Circle Book Club. Please join our online forum and share your impressions.
The presentation will be followed by an optional tour of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.
Register for event , get address, map, and directions – free admission
Location: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Scottsdale
Mane Event Casino Night (Scottsdale)
Sat – Nov. 9 – starts 6:30 pm
Healing Hearts Animal Rescue & Refuge
The Mane Event – Casino Night raises awareness and money for abused, neglected and homeless animals. Enjoy a great evening filled with “just for fun” gaming, great food, music and prizes all while raising awareness for abused and abandoned animals. Buy tickets online.
Location: DC Ranch – Homestead Community Center, 18600 N. 98th St., Scottsdale
KGUN-9 just did a story about this organization for how they rescued some starving horses in the Willcox area.
A Tack and Western Collectible Sale
Sun – Nov 10 – 9 am to noon
HEART of Tucson Fundraiser
Gently used and new tack will be for sale but donations are still needed. Visit the Facebook page for this event for more info.
Location: Pantano Wedding Stables, 4450 S. Houghton Road
(Photo: courtesy Jerry Tucker)