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MAY 9, 2012

Seven Dogs Grooming & Boutique announces “Curbside Service”

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SCOTTSDALE - Those of us who live in Arizona year round know that keeping cool in summertime can be a challenge not only for us but for our pets.

We understand that a dog’s fur is part of his natural insulation system that keeps warm air in during the wintertime and hot air out during the summer. Regular grooming and brushing (especially for breeds with undercoats) will help keep your pet stay cooler and much more comfortable during the hot Arizona summer months.

That being said, Seven Dogs Grooming and Boutique wants all our customers and pet friends to stay as cool and comfortable as possible this summer. We are proud to announce that from May 1 thru Sept. 30 we offer “Curbside Service”!

Stay comfortable in your air conditioned vehicle! Call us when you arrive for your scheduled appointment and we meet you at our Seven Dogs curbside pick up / drop off zone and safely escort your pet to and from our shop for their bath and brush or grooming experience! In need of some wholesome treats and foods like The Honest Kitchen, HALO, Stella and Chewy’s, Ziwipeak, California Natural or Solid Gold? Just let us know. We deliver to you curbside!

Of course, we love to visit with you all in our shop and encourage you to come in to say hi … but, we understand that when it’s hot outside … it’s hot! Staying cool is everything! Thanks for your continued patronage. We love our job and we love servicing you and your pets needs!

For more details and to book your appointments, call 480-513-3868.

MAY 9, 2012

The No Kill movement

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In the last decade and a half, several animal shelters have comprehensively implemented a bold series of programs and services to reduce birthrates, increase adoptions, and keep animals with their responsible caretakers. As a result, they are achieving unprecedented results, saving upwards of 95 percent of all impounded animals in their animal control facilities. The leadership at these shelters are passionate for lifesaving and have comprehensively implemented a key series of programs and services, collectively referred to as the “No Kill Equation.”

At one time, communities offered little more than killing and excuses: pet overpopulation, blaming the public, a lack of resources. When they stopped blaming and changed their own behavior, the killing stopped. There is still a “public,” animals are still entering their shelters, and resources are tight. But they are succeeding, where ours is failing.

The fundamental lesson is that the choices made by shelter managers are the most significant variables in whether animals live or die. Several communities are more than doubling adoptions and cutting killing by as much as 75 percent – and it isn’t taking them five years or more to do it. They are doing it virtually overnight. In short, there are no valid excuses as to why our community cannot do the same if it chooses to.

Today, No Kill is a humane, sustainable, cost-effective model that works hand in hand with public health and safety, while fulfilling a fiscal responsibility to taxpayers. The success of this approach across the country proves the viability of the No Kill model and the above principles. In our community, it is time for change. It is time to reject the failed philosophies and poor performance of the past. It is time to end the killing at our shelter. We have an unprecedented opportunity for a new beginning. Our citizens are kind, caring, and generous. We love animals. And we deserve an animal shelter that reflects, rather than undermines, our values.

Visit us at to learn about No Kill Maricopa County. Join us on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N 40th Street, Phoenix, to learn how We the People will help make Maricopa County No Kill as fast as humanly possible.

MAY 9, 2012

Sidewalk Sale to benefit the Bunnies of Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary!

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When: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12
Where: Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary
7848 E. Redfield Road,
Ste. 7, Scottsdale, 85260

Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a huge Sidewalk Sale! One hundred percent of the proceeds will help support the bunnies of Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary! You will find an incredible selection of items at amazing prices! Don't miss the fantastic deals!

Check out some of the amazing items: furniture, electronics, designer clothing for women, men and children, exercise equipment, jewelry, artwork, office furniture, pet toys and supplies, books, games, DVDs, appliances, tools and yard ornaments, tons of decorative items and more!

They are also accepting donations of items for the sale. All new and gently used items are accepted and donations are tax deductible!

Thank you for helping to support the bunnies of Tranquility Trail!
For more information: or 480-406-7301. Visit