- 2/11/17 Parada del Sol
- PetSmart Chandler 1-8-17
- 12-31-16 Petco Meet and Greet
- 12-24-16 Gift Wrap Arrowhead
- 12-23-16 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- 12-20-16 Gift Wrap
- 12/17/16 Christmas Party/Wine Tasting
- 12/18/16 Gift Wrap
- Petco Gilbert 12-17-16
- 12/16/16 Gift Wrap
- PetSmart Chandler 12-11-16
- 12-11-16 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- 12-10-16 Glendale Hometown Parade
- Holiday Pet Festival 2016
- 11/27/16 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- Pet Planet Via Linda 11-26-16
- 11/26/16 Petco
- 11/25/16 Gift Wrapping Happy Valley
- 11/20/16 Peoria PetSmart
- 11/20 Gift Wrap B & N
- 11-19-16 Petco Gilbert
- 11/19 PACC 911 Avondale
- 11/13/16 Paws & Pasta
- 11-6-16 Petapalooza at Aviano Comm. Park
- PAC 911 All Saints Episcopal Church 10/29/16
- Petco 10-30-16
- Pet Planet Via Linda 10-22-16
- Petco Gilbert 10-15-16
- 10/9/16 Peoria PetSmart
What a beautiful day Sunday was at the Peoria PetSmart. Many thanks to Nick Dodson, who helped transport, set up and break it all down, Karen Davis with Star and Caesar, Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Deb Orwig with Vin and Duffy, Jill Prose with Jasper, and Jane Triplett with the Golden-in-Disguise Dutch for coming to help Winnie and me. Lots of generous and very interested folks who donated over $100.
- Chandler PetSmart 10-9-16
- Petco September 24
- 9-17-16 Fore! Paws Golf Tournament
- Chandler PetSmart 9/11/16
- PetSmart Chandler 8-14-16
- Chandler PetSmart 7/10/16
- 6-25-16 Petco Meet and Greet
- Pet Planet via Linda 5/28/16
- Petco 5-28-16
- 05/14/16 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 5/8/16 Peoria PetSmart
It was a beautiful day Sunday at the Peoria PetSmart Meet and Greet. Joining Grizzly and me were Debbie Ball with Shelby; Carolyn Blean and Denise Padavano with Jake; Karen and Phil Davis with Caesar and Star; Pat Morgan with Sunny; Deb Orwig with Duffy and Viny; Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper; Liz Tataseo with Reba; Peter Wong with Nikko. And of course Nick Dodson, who transported supplies and helped set up. We met some great people and potentially some new fosters. Extra nice day and excellent company plus we collected $127.22 in donations.
Remember, most of the photos taken at the AGR events are able to be seen on the AGR website under the Events tab. Just select Gallery.
- Pet Planet Paradise Valley 5/7/16
- Petco 4-30-16
- Pet Planet Via Linda 4/23/16
- 4/17/16 Westworld Pet Expo
- PetSmart Chandler 4/10/16
- 04/09/16 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&Greet
04/09/16 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 4/9/16 Peoria PetSmart
It was a beautiful day Sunday at the Peoria PetSmart Meet and Greet. Joining Grizzly and me were Karen Davis with Caesar and Star; Sheila Joyce with Charlie; Don Krause with Stormy; Pat Morgan with Sunny; Susan Parker with Ozzie; Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper; Chris Spiel with Bailey; Shotzie Workman with Ginger and Penny. Although traffic was light, we met some nice people and potentially some new fosters. We also had a visit from Condi Edmonds, who we had met on Facebook! Nice day plus we collected $90.18 in donations. I suspect we would have done better with donations, but there was another rescue group there too.
- Petco 3-26-16
- March 20, 2016 PetSmart Chandler
- 3/13/16 Paws at the Park
- 03/12/16 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- March 5, 2016 Pet Planet Paradise Valley
- February 27, 2016 Pet Planet via Linda Scottsdale
- Petco 2-27-16
- February 21, 2016 Pet Planet Chandler
- 02/20/2016 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
Liz Tataseo substituted as host for Denny Myrick so he could attend a weekend course. We collected a total of $155 in donations.
- 2-14-16 Peoria PetSmart
It was a beautiful day Sunday at the Peoria PetSmart Meet and Greet. Joining Grizzly and Teddy with me were Karen Davis with Caesar and Star; Pat Morgan with Sunny; Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper; Jocelyn and Tia Raught with Bubba and Roxy. We met some nice people and potentially some new fosters. Teddy was thrilled to be part of the activities and did very well. Nice day plus we collected $106 in donations.
- 2-14-16 Valentine's Day Gift Wrap
- 2-13-16 Parada del Sol
- February 7, 2016 Pet Planet Paradise Valley
- Anthem PACC 911 Adoptathon 2-6-16
- Petco 1-30-16
- 1-16 and 1-17-15 PACC 911 Paws for a Wish
- January 10, 2016 PetSmart Chandler
- 01/09/16 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 12-24-15 Arrowead Gift Wrap
- HV Gift Wrap 12-23-15
- 12-21-15 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- 12-20-15 Happy Valley Barnes and Noble
- 12/19/15 Tempe Marketplace Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap
- 12-18-15 Gift Wrap HV
- 12-13-15 HV Gift Wrap
- Pet Planet Chandler 12/12/15
- 12/12/15 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- Arrowhead Gift Wrap 12-6-15
- ASU-West 12-3-15
College and Canines Stress Relief.
- HV Gift Wrap 11-29-15
- PV Pet Planet 11/28/15
- 11-28-15 Petco
- 11-27-15 HV Gift Wrap
- 11/21-22/15 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- Pet Planet Chandler 11/21/15
- 11-15-15 Chandler PetSmart
- 11/15/15 Peoria PetSmart
We had a nice today, even if it was cold and rainy and slow traffic, Thank you to Nick for setting up and tearing down, also to Karen Davis with Star and Caesa; Patrick Doyle; Shela Joyce with McKenna: Pat Morgan with Sunny; Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper, Chris Spiel with Bailey, Jack and Nash for joining Grizzly and me! We didn't make a lot of money, only $78, but talked to several potential adopters and met a lot of nice people. And the dogs had a great time. Deb Orwig arrived just in time to collect the money, as we called it quits an hour early due to rain and cold.
- 11/14/15 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- PACC 911 Petsmart Adoptathon 11-14-15
- 11/8/15 Paws & Pasta
- Petco 10-31-15
- Pet Planet PV 10/25/15
- Chandler PetSmart 10/11/15
- Chandler Pet PLanet 9-26-15
- 9/19/15 Four! Paws Golf Tournament
- 9/13/15 Peoria PetSmart
We had a quiet day today at PetSmart, to be expected when indoors, but we still received $76.55 in donations, plus met lots of nice people. Mark and Cyndee Swartz came with Bruno. I hadn't seen Bruno since I picked him up and he sure looks terrific. Winnie and I were also joined by Chris Spiel with Bailey, Jack and Nash; Patrick Doyle, Pat Morgan with Sunny; Karen Davis with Caesar and Star. Debbie Mikol brought adoptable Lucky, who really was well behaved and also looks terrific! Jenna Graulich and her mom stayed for awhile to learn about AGR and Jenna will be filling out a membership form, as she is eager to be helping at events.
- 8/9/15 Chandler PetSmart
- Petco 7-25-15
- Pet Planet Chandler 7-18-15
- 7-13-15 Barnes and Noble
- Petco 6-27-15
- Arrowhead Petsmart 6-20-15
- 6/14/14 Peoria PetSmart
We had a terrific turnout of volunteers and initially lots of visitors too. But by mid afternoon it slowed down quite a bit. No problem, we made our own fun. Great group, including Nick Dodson and myself with Winnie, new member Taylor McCoy and his mom, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Pat Morgan with Sunny, Deb Orwig with Dolly, Susan Parker with Ozzie, Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper, Barbara and Jim Renshaw with Finn, Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash, Jane Triplett, and Shotzie Workman with Ginger and Penny,
- 5-30-15 Petco
- 5-17-15 Peoria PetSmart
We had a great day and lots of fun, even though the foot traffic was very slow and donations pretty weak. Our newest Adopter, Jocelyn, and her daughter, Tia, brought Bubba and AGR Roxy. They have only had 11-year-old Roxy a few days and she has fit in like she's been there forever. Many thanks to Nick Dodson for helping me set up and staying with our boys, Grizzly and Sammy, for an hour so I could wrangle Winnie, and then coming back to take it home. Helping us set up was Patrick Doyle with Annabelle and Karen Davis with Caesar and Star. We were joined by Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Jill Prose with Jasper, Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash and Liz Tataseo with Reba. We were pleased to see Carolyn Blean and Denise Padavano for a few minutes also.
- Arrowhead Petsmart 5-16-15
- 05/09/15 Mayo PetSmart
A low AGR turnout on this cool late-spring day. Though a nice turnout from PetSmart customers, they weren't in a particularly giving mood. We collected a total of $135.26.
- Mother's Day Gift Wrap 5-8-15
- Petco 5-2-15
- 4-18-15 Arrowhead Petsmart
- 4/12/15 Peoria PetSmart
We had a very pleasant day today, Winnie and I were joined by Karen Davis with Caesar and Star; Patrick Doyle and Annabelle; Sheila Joyce with McKenna; Pat Morgan with Sunny; Deb Orwig with Duffy;Susan Parker with Ozzie; Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper; Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash. Nick Dodson helped me set up as usual It seemed like the foot traffic was slow, but we still managed to collect $99 in donations for the easy going day. We were all surprised and pleased at Jack's new "do" - he looks a lot different and seemed quite proud of it. The day started off with Susan Parker spotting a dog behind the store that apparently had been living on his own. And not looking too well. We called Bob Spangler from Robin Hood Rescue, who came by and took the poor dog to get into his program and hopefully a new home soon. Way to go, Susan!
- 04/11/15 Mayo PetSmart
A nice turnout on a nice day for the 04/11/15 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet. Made lots of friends and our Goldens got lots of pets. We collected a total of $291.75 thanks to the generous $100 donation by one of our AGR members.
- 4/4/15 Pet Club
- 3-28-15 Petco
- 3-22-15 Sun Valley Rescue Adoptathon
- 3/15/15 Paws at the Park
- 3/8/15 Peoria PetSmart
- ASU-W College and Canines 3-5-15
- Petco 2-28-15
- 2-21-15 Arrowhead Petsmart
- 2-14-15 Parada del Sol
- 2-13-15 Happy Valley Barnes and Noble
- Peoria PetSmart 2/8/15
What a nice day we had Sunday. The weather was perfect and the turnout of volunteers and visitors was excellent. We brought in almost $160, thanks to Nick Dodson, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Pat Morgan with Sunny, Deb Orwig with Dolly and Duffy, Susan Parker with Ozzie, Fred Prose with Jasper, Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash, Jane Triplett with Captain, Shotzie Workman with Ginger and new puppy, Penny. Winnie joined me today too! It was very nice to see Denise Padavano, who stopped by for awhile to visit.
- 02/07/15 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- PACC 911 Anthem event on 2-7-15
- Chico's 1-31-15
- 1-31-15 Petco
- 1-17-15 Arrowhead Petsmart
- PetSmart Chandler 1-11-15
- 1/11/15 Peoria PetSmart
We had a very pleasant day today, Grizzly, Aengus and I were joined by Patrick Doyle and Annabelle; Mike, Tammy and Mikey Follensbee with newly-adopted Copper; Sheila Joyce with McKenna; Deb Orwig with Dolly; Jill Prose with Gracie; Jerry Sheffield; Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash; and Jane Triplett. Nick Dodson helped me set up as usual and carted all the stuff back and forth. This was Aengus's first full meet-and-greet and he did very well. He really had a good time and especially loved giving kisses to everyone who would sit still. It seemed like the foot traffic was slow, but we still managed to collect $120 in donations for the day. And the rain stayed away until we were all packed up and gone!
- 01/10/15 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
We had a nice turnout despite the rain-threatening clouds. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 01/10/15 Arizona Golden Rescue Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet. We collected a total of $339.55. February's Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet is scheduled for Sat, Feb 7, 11-2.
- 12-24-14 Arrowhead Gift Wrap
- 12-22-14 HV Gift Wrap
- 12-21-14 Arrowhead Gift Wrap
- 12/21/14 Tempe Marketplace Gift Wrap
- 12-20-14 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- 12-19-14 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- 12-18-14 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- 12/14/14/ Peoria PetSmart
- 12/13/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 12-6-14 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- 12/6/13 Westworld Holiday Pet Festival
- 11/30/14 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- 11/29/14 Arrowhead Barnes and Noble
- Scottsdale Petco Adapt-a-Thon 11-28-14
- 11-28-14 Gift Wrap
- 11-23-14 Gift Wrap
- 11-22-14 Gift Wrap
- PetSmart Chandler 11/16/2014
- 11/16/14 Peoria PetSmart
It was a chilly day today at the Peoria PetSmart. Lots of people braved the wind chill and came to visit, but at different times. I want to thank Karen Davis with Caesar and Star, Nick Dodson who stayed for an hour with our foster Aengus, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Pat Morgan with a sling for her shoulder injury, Deb Orwig with Duffy, Susan Parker with Ozzie, Jane Triplett (Bubba has gone to the Bridge and was sorely missed), Shotzie Workman with Ginger, and especially Chris Spiel, who stayed all day with Jack and Nash. It was so cold and windy we ended up calling it a day at 4 pm instead of 5. We still manged to sell 5 calendars for $50 and to also get an additional $63.12 in donations, even though the foot traffic was slow.
- 11/15/14 PACC 911 Event
- 11/9/14 Paws & Pasta
- 11/08/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 11-1-14 Pet Club Desert Ridge
- 11-1-14 Petco
- 10-18-14 Arrowhead Petsmart Meet and Greet
- 10-13-14 Peoria PetSmart
A very nice day at the Peoria PetSmart on Sunday. Grizzly and I were joined by Tony Cotner with Daisy; Patrick Doyle with Annabelle; Dana and Gail Haywood with Bilbo, Caleb, and Riley; Don and Rusty Krause with Stormy and Sunshine; Susan Parker with Ozzie, and Sue's daughter, Andrea came too; Chris Spiel with Jack and Nash. Later on we were joined by Shotzie Workman with Ginger, and Jane Triplett with Bubba. And of course, Nick Dodson who helped me get set up and started, then after the football game helped take everything back. What a gorgeous day! We collected over $182, including the sales of 10 calendars. Gave out lots of info and met some very nice people.
Quote of the day, as we were sitting outside the store with all of our dogs, a very nice lady came up and asked Chris and me if we were the "dog people" or the "cat people". Hmmmm
- 10/11/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
A nice turnout on 10/11/14 at Mayo Blvd PetSmart Meet-&-Greet. We collected $218.65 including the sale of six calendars. The following AGR-members and their dogs participated: Tedi Axne w/ Palmer & Watson; Tony Cotner w/ Daisy; Sally & Tom Fetherston w/ Molly & Rocky; Dana & Gail Haywood w/ Riley, Caleb, and Bilbo; Laurie & Jay McFarlane w/Rufus; Denny Myrick (Host); Deb Orwig w/ Dolly.
- 10-4-14 Petco
- 2015 Calendar Promo
- 9/27/14 Golf Tournament
- Arrowhead Petsmart 9-20-14
- 9/14/14 Peoria PetSmart
We had a nice but quiet day at the Peoria PetSmart yesterday, which was surprising, given that it was an adoption weekend. We did manage to make $62.38 in donations, and give out some information though. Many thanks to Tony Cotner and Daisy; Nick Dodson; Patrick Doyle with Annabelle; Dana and Gail Haywood with Bilbo, Caleb and Riley. Their grandson, Dakota, also came to help. Also Pat Morgan with Sunny; Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper and Gracie; and of course Winnie to help too. Deb Orwig stopped by for a bit and got a group shot of us.
- 9-6-14 Petco
- Pet Planet PV 8-23-14
- 8/16/14 Arrowhead Petsmart
- 8/11/14 PetSmart Peoria
We had a terrific day at the Peoria PetSmart, even though it was a little too warm and we had to be inside. That always reduces the amount of traffic and donations...Many thanks to Nick Dodson of course, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle; Gail and Dana Haywood with Bilbo, Caleb and Riley; Sheila Joyce with Charlie; Pat Morgan with Sunny; Susan Parker with Ozzie; Jill Prose with Gracie; Jane Triplett with Bubba, and Shotzie Workman with Ginger. And I took Grizzly, who smelled pretty strong from just being bathed. Everyone will be happy to know that now that he is dry, he is odor free, LOL. We met great people and gave out a lot of literature and Fry's information.
- Pet Planet Via Linda 8-2-14
- Petsmart Arrowhead 7-19-14
- 7-12-14 Chandler Pet Planet
- 7-5-2014 Pet Planet Via Linda
- 7-5-14 Petco
- 6-28-14 PV Pet Planet
- 6-21-14 Petsmart Arrowhead
- 6/8/14 Peoria PetSmart
What a terrific turnout today! It was way too hot out for the gang, so we stayed inside, Joining Winnie and me today were Karen Davis with Caesar and Star; Patrick Doyle with Annabelle; Dana and Gail Haywood with Caleb and Riley; their daughter, Dawn, with new adoptee, Bilbo; Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Pat Morgan with Sunny; Deb Orwig with new adoptee, Dolly; Susan Parker with new adoptee, Ozzie; Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper; Shotzie Workman with Ginger. Nick was kind enough, as usual, to set up and take away. Many thanks to everyone who joined us today! It was a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon and get acquainted with all our new adopted dogs, Great booty modeling too!
- 6-7-14 Pet Planet Via Linda
- 6-7-14 Petco
- 5-24-14 Pet Planet PV
- 5-17-14 Phoenix Pet Expo
- 5-8 and 5-11 Mother's Day Gift Wrap B & N
- 5/4/14 Peoria PetSmart
- 5-3-14 Pet Planet Via Linda
- 05/03/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- Pet Planet Via Linda 5-3-14
- Petco 5-3-14 Meet and Greet
- Pet Planet Paradise Valley 4-26-14
- Tempe Pet Planet 4-19-14
- 4-19-14 Arrowhead Petsmart
- 4/13/14 Peoria PetSmart
We had a lovely day today at the Peoria PetSmart. The weather was perfect and we met a lot of great people. Even though the foot traffic seemed light, we still managed to collect over $97 in donations for the dogs. Christine Spiel had a great idea - she went to the Dollar Store and bought all of the dogs their own set of Easter bunny ears. They wore them quite proudly too.
Many thanks to Nick and Patrick for helping to set up and load up. Also to Karen Davis with Caesar and Star, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Anne Kowalski with Salty, Pat Morgan with Sunny, Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper, Christine Spiel with Jack and Nash, and of course, Grizzly. Winnie couldn't come today because she decided to go for a swim right before we were supposed to go, and she had to stay home.
- Chandler Pet PLanet 4-12-14
- 04/12/14 Pet Planet Chandler
- 04/12/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 04/06/14 Paradise Valley Pet Planet
- Pet Planet Paradise Valley 3-22-14
- 3/22/14 Pet Planet
- 3/16/14 Paws At The Park
- Tempe Marketplace Petsmart 3-15-14
- 3-15-14 Arrowhead Petsmart
- 03/15/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 3/9/14 Peoria PetSmart
We had a beautiful day at PetSmart yesterday. Thanks to Karen Davis with Caesar and Star, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Pat Morgan with Sunny, Deb Orwig with Duffy, Fred and Jill Prose with Gracie and Jasper, and Jane Triplett with Bubba, we received over $126 in donations and made a lot of friends. Also, many thanks to Nick Dodson for helping me set up and tear down, as usual. And to Grizzly and Winnie too.
- 3-8-14 Spring Fling PACC 911
- 3-5-14 ASU-W Stress Relief
- Pet Planet Chandler 3-1-14
- Petco 3-1-14
- 2-26-14Preferred Hotel Group Dog House Team Building
- 02/22/14 Mardi Gras Casino Night
- 2/16/14 Peoria PetSmart
We had a great turnout today! One of the joys of fostering is to be able to see your foster babies be loved and thrive with terrific families, and I was lucky to have 2 former fosters in attendance today - both Jasper and Sebastian. They have found the best homes ever, and it makes me so happy to see them. Grizzly, Winnie and I were joined by Patrick Doyle and Annabelle, Dustin and Loralei Falke with Sebastian, Sheila Joyce witth McKenna, Deb Orwig with Duffy, Susan Parker with Ricky and Jo Jo, Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper, Barbara Renshaw with Glory, and of course, Nick helping with the setup and take away. We had a pretty good day and received $98.20 in donations.
- Tempe Petsmart 2-15-14
- Arrowhead Petsmard 2-16-14
- Valentine Gift Wrap Barnes & Noble 2-9,2-14
- 2/8/14 Parada del Sol
- Chandler Pet Planet 2-1-14
- Petco Meet and Greet 2-1-14
- PetSmart Arrowhead 1-18-14
- Tempe PetSmart 1-18-14
- 1/12/14 Peoria PetSmart
Thank you so much to Nick for helping me set up and take away, as usual. Also to Patrick Doyle with Annabelle (who is really looking and feeling great.She even got a little friendly with Sunny!), Karen Davis with Caesar and Star, Sheila Joyce with Charlie, Pat Morgan with Sunny, Susan Parker and Ricky, and Fred and Jill Prose with Jasper. We were kind of slow, but still had a great day, collecting $78.86. We had several people express interest in adoption. One of them is a young gal named Theresa, who is looking for a dog suitable for assistance work. She has worked with Happy Tails in the past and recently lost her service dog. There are photos of her with Winnie in the album.
Also gave out some Fry's Community Rewards information - I hope everyone reading this has signed up! Doesn't cost you anything and AGR will get a donation from Fry's based on your spending.
This is an incredible opportunity and in the few months we've been doing it - have already made some good money. It is so great because it doesn't cost anything to the people who enroll, and there is no work needed by volunteers. Please sign up today.
- 01/11/14 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- PACC 911 January 11 Adopt-A-Thon
- Chandler Pet Planet 1-11-14 Meet & Greet
- Petco 1-4-14 Meet and Greet
- 12-24-13 Gift Wrap Arrowhead
- 12-23-13 Gift Wrap HV
- 12-22-13 Barnes and Noble Arrowhead
- 12-7-13 PetSmart Santa 2013 Mayo Store
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What a great Santa Photo Session yesterday! Thanks to Denny Myrick offering to host the meet and greet portion, I was able to devote myself indoors to the Santa photos. Denny recruited lots of people who stood out in the really cold weather from 11-5. It was a good thing, as they collected $431 in donations, including 4 calendar sales) and talked to a lot of people.
Indoors we did very well too. As expected, there were very few people who were prepared to take their own photos, so they were very happy we were there. There were many more who never even knew about the photos at all. So we got a lot of impulse shoppers! I did see that in the comments on the Facebook PetSmart site that this new procedure is not going over well anywhere in the country. In a lot of stores there is no one available to help the people with their photos. A lot of people are also upset that there are no frames. I don't think PetSmart corporate was aware of how many people have made a family tradition of this. I certainly hope they go back to giving or even selling frames, as I got a lot of requests for them. Only one person objected to not getting a print, everyone else was just fine with the idea of downloading and getting their own prints, or just having the digital file.
We did over 24 paid photos (there were more that I forgot to log) which was actually at least four more than the first day of Santa Photos last year. Plus the donations were higher, so it worked out well. I hope to see a nice big crowd next week at the Arrowhead store also!
Many, many thanks to Santas Nick Dodson, Patrick Doyle and Phil Leavitt and donation dogs Annabelle, Grizzly and Winnie.They were excellent as usual.
Also helping Denny with the meet and greet portion were: Tom & Sally Fetherston with Molly, Wes Harrington with Andie and Sadie, Debbie Mikol with Hogan, Denny Myrick with Jake, Jolene Schlichter with Molly, Pam Spicer with Lexi, Cindy Tigges with Charm, Diane Traxler with Moon, Cynthia Wenström with Hannah.
- 12-21-13 B&N Tempe Marketplace
- 12-17-13 Gift Wrap Happy Valley
- 12-16-13 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- 12-15-13 Happy Valley Gift Wrap
- Pet Planet 12-14-13
- 12-14-13 Arrowhead PetSmart Photos
We had a wildly successful day - there was a non-stop line until around 2 PM, when it finally slowed down a little. Many, many thanks to Nick, for helping me load and set up, despite a really painful neck he had. Many extra thanks, also, to Jeff Guilbault, who stepped in to cover Nick's shift. It was a long day in the Santa suit. Poor Jeff was also very patient about the lizard on his shoulder, you have to go see the photos!
I really want to thank the folks who answered my calls for help, as we had a few volunteer cancellations and were short-handed: Jack Craven, Lori Pranckevicus with Misty, Fred and Jill Prose with my boy Jasper (Fred alternated between PetSmart and Petco), Pat Morgan with Sunny, Photographer Joy and Todd Slagowski with Bella, Jane Triplett, with my "other boy" Bubba, and of course, Winnie and Grizzly. Also to Jared and Michelle Miller, who were a big help in packing up. There may have been others that I missed, as I was inside most of the time. If so, I apologize. I also am sorry that we were unable to get some good group photos - just too busy. I never even got a photo of Jack, who was a great help with keeping the morning customers corralled, informed and in control. I am actually grateful that we did not have to deal with trying to print at the same time - it would have been a real disaster.
Not a lot of donation dogs, but we still collected $423.22 in donations, really good, including 2 calendars, in addition to the approximately 80 photos taken (worth another $400). We're not sure, because we got so busy, we lost count at one point :)
- 12-14-13 Petco Santa Photos
- 12-8-13 Arrowhead B & N Gift Wrap
- 12-7-13 Happy Valley B & N Gift Wrap
- 12-1-13 HV Gift Wrap
- 11-30-13 Arrowhead B&N Gift Wrap
- 11-30-13 Petco
- 11-29-13 HV Gift Wrap
- 11-24-13 HV Barnes & Noble Gift Wrap
- 11-17-13 Arrowhead Petsmart Meet and Greet
- PetSmart Tempe 11-16-13
- 11-16-13 Mayo Blvd. PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 11-16-13 Tails of the Season
- 11-16-13 Peoria PetSmart
What a great day we had today! The weather was perfect and we had a ton of visitors who kept us very busy. Lots of people took information, asked serious questions about adoption and we actually ran out of the newest news magazine. We got $121.81 in donations, and sold 5 calendars for another $50.
This was Karen Hetrick's first meet and greet with Riley (formerly Jethro). Even though he doesn't like the camera, Riley did very well with meeting people and dogs. Winnie and Griz and I were also joined by Karen Davis with Caesar, Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Don and Rusty Krause with Sunshine and Stormy, Pat Morgan with Sunny and Fred and Jasper Prose. Also many thanks to Nick Dodson for setting up for as I was running a little late.
The store personnel are great - they always treat us well and it's a pleasure to be there!
- 11-10-13 Little Bite of Italy Paws and Pasta
- 11-9-13 Surprise Bark in the Park
- 11-2-13 Petco Meet and Greet
- PACC 911 Blessing of the Animals Event
- 10-22-13 ASU-West Stress
- 10-13-13 Peoria Petmart
- Mayo Blvd PetSmart 10-12-13
The following Arizona Golden Rescue members participated in the Oct 12, 2013 Mayo Blvd. PetSmart Meet-&-Greet: Sally & Tom Fetherston with Molly and Rocky; Beverly Farrar with well-behaved foster AGR-dog Rusty; Gary Flagg with AGR-dog Pepper (was Pretty Girl); Wes Harrington with AGR-dog Andie (was Honey); Linda Kinkead; Laurie & Jay McFarlane with AGR-dog Rufus; AGR-president Deb Orwig with AGR-dogs Duffy & Troy; Denny Myrick with Jake; Pam Spicer with AGR-foster Buddy; Cynthia Wenstrom & Mike Lane with AGR-dog Hannah. The weather was perfect and we collected a total of $200.60 in donations.
- 9-28-13 Golf
- 9-14-13 Mayo Blvd. PetSmart
- 9-14-13 Peoria PetSmart
- 9-14-13 Tempe Petsmart
Tempe Marketplace Petsmart 9/14/13
- Petco 9-7-13
- 9-4-13 Yappy Hour
- 8-21-13 Yappy Hour Peoria
- 8-18-13 Petsmart
- 08/11/13 Peoria PetSmart
We had a busy day, more foot traffic than all summer so far. Donations still low at $42, but made lots of friends and gave out a lot of info. Many thanks to Nick for setting up and packing up. Also to the regulars: Karen Davis with Rufus; Patrick Doyle with Annabelle, Dana Haywood with Riley and Pat Morgan with Sunny. Also joining us today were Jane Triplett with new foster, Sandy. Looks as if Sandy will be a terrific meet and greet dog - she is very free with the kisses. I love the store personnel there - they are very helpful and friendly. oops, thank you to Grizzly for being such a ham.
- 8-7-13 Salty Senorita Yappy Hour
- 08/03/13 Bowl-A-Rama
- Yappy Hour 7-31-13 at Salty Senorita
- 07/27/13 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- Poison Pen 7-23-13
- Petsmart 7-21-13
- 7/14/13 PetSmart Peoria
- Petco 7-13-13
- 7/6/13 PETCO
- 06/22/13 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 6/16/13 :Peoria PetSmart
- Happy Valley Father's Day Gift Wrap
- Memorial Weekend at Camelback VW/Subaru/Mazda
- 05/25/13 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- Tempe Petsmart M&G - 5/18/13
Thank you to all the volunteers at the monthly Tempe Petsmart Meet & Greet on May 18, 2013:
Along with the usual Dana, Gail & Riley Haywood, Tony & Daisy Cotner, Jenny Gittings and myself, we welcome new adopters Bruce and Mikenna DeBruin with adoptee, Clifford (the big red dog). Thank you to Sharon Flores who brought Honey down to meet us all.
It was pretty quiet there, but we did manage to raise $60.00.
- Barnes & Noble 5-10/11-13 Mother's Day Gift Wrap
- April 28, 2013 Arrowhead PetSmart
- 04/27/13 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
- 4-20-13 Pet Expo
- 04/14/14 PetSmart Peoria
- 04/06/13 PETCO Meet and Greet
- 03/30/13 Mayo PetSmart Meet-&-Greet
The following AGR members and their Goldens participated in the 03/30/13 Mayo Blvd. PetSmart Meet-&-Greet: Tony Cotner and Tony's sister Jennifer Gittings and Daisy; Patrick Doyle & Annabelle; Wes Harrington & Andie; Dana and Gail Haywood & Riley; Connie McCabe & Sammy;Denny Myrick & Jake; Debby Sable & Rylie; and Pam Spicer & Lexi. We collected $218.00.
- 3/23/13 Paws at the Park
- March 17, 2013 Arrowhead PetSmart
- 3-10-13 PetSmart Peoria
- PACC 911 Spring Fling 3-2-13
- 2-24-13 Casino Event
- 2-23-13 Mayo PetSmart
The following AGR members participated in the 02/23/13 Mayo Blvd PetSmart Meet-&-Greet: Tony Cotner, & Jan Newland (Toni's sister) and dog Daisy; Sally Fetherston & dog Rocky; Denny Myrick (Host) & dog Jake; Donna & Berek Novak and dogs Jackson, Bodie, & Tanner; Pam Spicer & dog Lexi, and Diane Traxler & dog Moon. We collected $201.95.
- 2-23-13 Peoria PetSmart
- Petsmart Arrowhead 2-17-13
- 2-9-13 Parada del Sol
- 2-02-13 Bedmart Scottsdale
- 1-27-13 PetSmart Peoria Store
- 1-20-13 Arrowhead PetSmart
- 1-19-13 Petco Meet and Greet
- Tempe Petsmart Santa Photos- 12/15-16/2012
Thanks to all the helpers and Santas.
- 12-16-12 PetSmart Santa Photos-Bell Rd
- 12-15-12 PetSmart Santa Photos-Bell Rd
- 12-09-12 PetSmart Santa Photos Bell Rd
- 12-8-12 PetSmart Santa Photos-Bell Rd
- 12-2-12 PetSmart Santa Photos Bell Rd
- 12-1-12 PetSmart Santa Photos-Bell Rd
- 11/24/12 Barnes and Noble
- 11/4/12 Paws and Pasta
- 11/03/12 Mayo PetSmart
- 11/3/12 Peoria PetSmart
What a very nice day we had. Thanks to Nick, of course, Karen Davis with Caesar and Star, Sheila Joyce with Tessa, and Pat Morgan with Mr 2012 November, Sunny.
We met a LOT of people - I expect several applications to come in. There was a couple interested in Sadie and also a young man looking for Rosedbud. Plus another couple who had just submitted an app dropped by.
We collected $124 in donations plus sold 8 calendars, too!
- Arrowhead Petsmart October 28, 2012
- Mayo PetSmart 10-13-12
- 9/22/12 Forepaws Golf Tournament
- November 18, 2012 Arrowhead PetSmart
- 09-16-12 PetSmart Bell Rd
Joining Grizzly and me today were Gail and Dana Haywood with Riley, Tony Cotner with Daisy, Ingrid and Karie Wilson with Sammy and Sadie, Kathi Youhas with Carter, Jay and Jodi Koblick, and Karen Davis with Caesar and Star. We only made a little over $80 but were very busy with potential fosters and adopters. And thank you to Nick for helping me as usual.
- Tempe Petsmart 9-15-12
Thanks to Darrell Marshall and Shadow, Dana, Gail and Riley Haywood, Tony Cotner and Daisy, Malaki (our new foster) and Jim Henkel who stopped by to pick up Malaki and deliver him to his forever home! We took in $109. Next M&G at this location is Saturday, October 20. See you then!
- 09/15/12 Mayo PetSmart
On an early fall day with temps in the high-90s, eight AGR members and their dogs collected $134 and sold two t-shirts for a total of $166 in donations. The following participated: Mike & Gail Galbreath and sisters Molly & Coco; Sally Fetherston and Rocky; Rich Milling and Chance; Denny Myrick and Jake; Pam Spicer (photographer); Diane Traxler and Moon (originaly Amika); and Cynthia Wenstrom and Tag.
- 8-19-12 PetSmart Bell Rd
- Tempe Marketplace Petsmart M&G - 8-18-12
- 08/11/12 Mayo PetSmart
On an unbelievably hot August day, AGR was forced inside the store and in the back . Foot traffic was way down. We collected a total of $8 but still had a great time socializing our dogs and with fellow members. Thanks to Deb Orwig for hosting & filling in for Denny Myrick who was on vacation.
- 08-04-12 Bowl A Rama
- 7/21/12 Tempe Marketplace Petsmart M&G
It was really hot last Saturday, but wanted to thanks Tony Cotner with Daisy and Rocket, Jim Henkel and Winston, Dan Womack, Becky Philips and Tucker, Dana, Gail and Riley Haywood, Dan Farkas and Abbey, Maggie Muller with Benzo and Elsa, Robin and Linda Lee with Razzie. It was great to have some new faces! We took in $161! Awesome.
- 7/15/12 Arrowhead PetSmart
- 7/14/12 Mayo PetSmart
On an unbelievably humid Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at the Mayo Blvd. PetSmart store, the following Arizona Golden Rescue volunteers and their amazing Goldens set up outside: Tony Cotner with Daisy; Sally and Tom Fetherston with Molly and Rocky; Dana and Gail Haywood with Riley; Kim Lindenmeyer with Indy; Denny Myrick with Jake; Deb Orwig with Mufasa; Donna, Maddy, and Malloy Sells with Casey; Pam Spicer with Lexi; and Cynthia Wenstrom with Tag. We collected a total of $225.94.
- 7/8/12 AGR Diamondbacks Game
Sunday, July 8th AGR brought some of their beautiful goldens to tell about rescue and raise money for the vet care of our new goldens!!! 1st shift: McKenna with Sheila Joyce, Indy with Kim Lindenmeyer, Sage and Rex with Jackie and Dave Engelhardt. 2nd shift: Troy and Mufasa with Deb Orwig, Bunny with Sarah, and Riley with Dana and Gail Haywood.