- 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.
- Arrowhead Petsmard 2-16-14
- Valentine Gift Wrap Barnes & Noble 2-9,2-14
- 2/8/14 Parada del Sol
- 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 1-14-14 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.