Flagstaff Sedona Dog Magazine

Leader of the Pack


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our readers throughout Arizona!

It has been a worthwhile year for Flagstaff-Sedona Dog Magazine. Due to the hard work of local rescue organizations, we have been a part of many rescue events and seen many animals go to their forever homes with the kind-hearted residents in our communities. We have done all we could to encourage our readers to support animal rescue and adoption, both personally and financially. We have brought you stories of success and inspiration to end pet homelessness.

We have also written articles about the ugly and cruel side of people and business—those who should not be allowed to own working animals or pets. Flagstaff-Sedona Dog is dedicated to Animal Rescue, and this includes bringing to light those who mistreat their animals. We will keep telling these stories and encouraging our citizens to speak up and put a stop to cruelty quietly hiding in plain sight.

This edition brings to our readers the story of the Arizona Humane Society—a tireless group working to rescue animals throughout metropolitan Phoenix and surrounding areas. We thank Cathy Davila, Publisher of our sister magazine The Phoenix Dog, for writing this article and sharing it with our readers in Northern Arizona.

Our writer, Jacqueline Vaughn, has followed up on the cover article in our August-September edition about the plight of the Havasupai pack animals. Read more about the continuing efforts to save these animals in our “Horsin’ Around” section.

As you will see from our “Rescue News” articles, our local rescue organizations have been very busy in recent months with adoption and fundraising events. Make a plan for the New Year to attend and participate in these fun events. Join in, and donate your time and efforts to make these events a success. They always need an extra hand to help. You will make new friends, both human and animal, and enrich your own life by working to save a pet’s life.

Our “Business Spotlight” this time is Dorothy’s K-9 Grooming in Flagstaff. Dorothy and her crew of expert stylists have been grooming happy dogs for their pleased owners since 2003. Stop by and find out what they can do for your pup!

My own Timber has written about pet safety during the holidays in his “Timber Talks” column. Be sure to run through the safety check to ensure that you and your pets have a worry-free holiday filled with good memories.

As I sit here writing this column, I am surrounded by five sweet dogs—each with their own rescue story. They are peacefully sleeping—Tundra is on her back, legs sprawled out; Trixie is snoring; Kahlua has her pink tongue out; Teddy is in his mancave under the table; Timber woke up to check on me, yawned and went back to sleep. The cats are napping in another room. Jim says we are blessed to be responsible for these 10 little souls. My heart is full.

Jim and I, and all of our writers at Flagstaff-Sedona Dog, wish you and your loved ones a most happy and enjoyable holiday season. We will see you again in the New Year!

Debra

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