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Best Friends Dog Club Links American Dog Trainers SERVICE & ASSISTANCE DOGS
All About Arizona Dog Bite Law
Summary of Maricopa Animal Laws
To license your dog, please CLICK HERE and complete the application or call 602-506-7387 for more information.

Club Webmasters for site help & Computer Questions
Trade Dog Sitting with a club member. Interested? Email Jan
Portals & Groups
The Dog Portal
How to Crate Train a Puppy?
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Ecards Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software thatís completely online and free to use. You can create your own personalized dog greeting ecards using your own photos or with Canva's free stock photos with Canva's greeting cards maker.
123 Greetings Ecards Ecards
Dog Ecards
Crafts Dog Biscuit Recipes
Easy Homemade Dog Toys
Thrifty Homemade Dog Toys



Products & Services





Dog Sitting:

Anne's House Call Grooming. "I come to you, bringing everything I need to groom your dog.  Safe natural shampoos and grooming products. Less stress for both you and your dogs. Reasonable rates, starting at just $28 for small dogs." Call for an appointment: 623.826.9103 or email Anne.
Serving the far NW Valley.
Carpet Repair from Pet Damage - Jerry & Tina - 623.544.9117
Doctors Foster and Smith
Dog hats, protect your dog with dog hats by K9 Kool Hats

Darling Dogs Mobile Dog Grooming - Call Sal 623-910-0522
Dog Tags
J&J Dog Supplies & Equipment
Odor Destroyer
Pet Health Pharmacy
PoopyDo Pet Waste Clean Up & Removal 623.435.1301
Wag Hotels (none in Phoenix -- yet, but check out the plush digs!)
watch video on Wag Hotels
Valley Wide Pet Waste Cleaning Service
PETsMART Charities is a nonprofit organization with a vision of providing a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Since 1994, PETsMART Charities has awarded more than $25 million and saved the lives of more than 1.5 million homeless pets through the PETsMART Charities Adoption Centers. For more information about PETsMART Charities call 1-800-423-PETS(7387) or visit PetsMart Charities
For adoption info please email
For donations: Call (800) 423-PETS. Shop at

PetCo - Welcome to the nationís largest network of loving pet sitters and dog walkers. There are thousands of dog sitters in cities across the U.S., including the Phoenix metropolitan area.  Services include: dog boarding, house sitting, dog walking, doggy day care, drop-in visits to your pet, etc.  Check us out.

All Creatures Pet Sitting Susan Jones 602-404-4185

APPSA Professional Pet Sitters

Arizona Pet Sitter and Service Network

Dog Sitting: Lyndee's Pet Sitting

Fetch! Pet Care of Surprise - Pet Sitting - Angie 623-399-4905

Mama McMains Pet Sitting - Jeri McMains 623.341.1958
Sharon Howarth (our obedience trainer) is doing dog boarding in her home. She has been doing boarding (and fostering) for about 20 years. She currently has 3 specific areas for the dogs to be in at her home. And dogs are in a home setting. Sharon does not use kennel runs. Indeed the third bedroom of her home is where dogs sleep at night. She can take a limited amount of dogs at one time (up to 3). F
or rates and additional information please call her at 623-544-0291 .

Sharon Rattler (BFDC member)
Can sit anytime. I will take care of your dogs in your home or if they are crate trained, in my home. I do not smoke or drink. I am a very clean and neat person. I have 3 references if you need them. Try Me you will Like Me. Call me at 623-466-8139 or Cell 843-861-1658.

Sun City Pet Lodge,
Dr. D. Hauser,  623.972.4995

In home Critter Care
Le Grande Hotel for Dogs (Vacation Pet Sitting)
480.540.0221  or email

West Valley Pet Sitting  your home; bonded & insured 623.214.3536

Your CozyNoses Pet Sitting Service - Honest and compassionate, insured Pet Sitter. Tammy Genty - Peoria, Sun City, Surprise. Your home or my home.  Also available for watching over homes while vacationing. This includes plants, garbage, mail, blinds, etc. Call me for a meet and greet at 602-400-7424.

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Rescues & Sanctuaries Animal Rescue Site (your daily click helps animals survive!)
Adoption through Petco
Adoption through PetsMart
Arizona Adopt a Greyhound
Arizona Animal Welfare League
Arizona Humane Society
Arizona Pet Cycle Find a pet; find a home for your pet
Arizona Schnauzer Rescue. Inc  480-917-4710
2173 W. Enfield Way, Chandler, AZ 85248 
Gail Greeley, Director, e mail:

CABRA Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona
Canine Companions for Independence
(provides assistance dogs - needs volunteers)
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue- A Phoenix-based Rescue Group Dedicated to finding loving, life-long homes
for displaced Labrador Retrievers.
Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind needs volunteers
Feed an Animal in Need - Click for Free Food
Friends of Arizona's Shelter Animals - (FASA) is a group of volunteers who take photos of and get information about animals on the euthanasia list in local shelters. We volunteer our time to network the animals scheduled to be euthanized and make their photos/information available to the public and rescue groups in order to find alternative outlets for them.
Golden Retriever Foster Homes Needed
   or call 602.404.9663
Maddie's Fund
Maricopa County Animal Control & Shelter
Paws With a Cause  (Disabled Assistance Dogs)
Petfinder (Adopt a Homeless Pet)
Pet Harbor - find a friend save a life
Phoenix Animal Care Coalition 911 (PACC911)
Rescue Me - Stop the needless euthanasia of millions of animals each year by helping more people adopt purebred & mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency.
Sun Cities Animal Rescue
Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue
Best Friends Animal Society (Utah)
Weimaraner Rescue of Arizona

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Humor Best Friends (click on Animal Bonds)
Working Dog Web Cartoons
Agility Sites Best Friends Dog Club of Sun City (Beginning, Advanced and CompetitionTraining Classes)
Beardie Agility Diehards
North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC)
Jumping Chollas Agility Club (equipment)
North American Dog Agility Council, Inc. (NADAC)
NADAC Sanctioned Clubs - Alphabetical
Champion Agility Tunnels

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Flyball Sites Flyball Dogs
HeatWaveFlyball - Phx
Missing/Lost Pet Contact all local Vet Hospitals and Groomers:

Veterinary Clinics
Sun City Animal Hospital 10026 W Santa Fe Dr Sun City AZ (623) 688-5119
Emergency Animal Clinic 9875 W Peoria Ave Peoria AZ (623) 974-1520
Peoria Animal Hospital 9460 W Peoria Avenue Peoria AZ (623) 979-3288
Grand Paws Animal Clinic 11310 W Bell Road Ste 103 Surprise AZ (623) 322-3919
West Olive Animal Hospital 9069 W Olive Ave Peoria AZ (623) 334-4121
Mobile Veterinary Service 8380 W Emile Zola Ave Peoria AZ (623) 979-8000
Petsvet Clinic 15808 N El Mirage Rd Surprise AZ (623) 910-3242

Glamour Pets 10001 W Bell Rd, Sun City, AZ (623) 875-7387
Precious Paws  10749 Grand Ave Sun City AZ (623) 875-3424
Bubbles & Bows 10404 W Coggins Dr Ste 119, SC (623) 523-0375
Best Buddies  12405 N 128th Dr, El Mirage, AZ  (623) 687-4986

Keep a log of all sites you contact!

Online Sites to Notify/Check:

Missing Pet Network (AZ)
No lost pets Maricopa County:
Help Me Find My Pet:
Petline Lost and Found Service:
Pets Missing in Action:
Phoenix Craigslist

Pet Harbor

Maricopa County Strays/Injured Animals 1.888.pets911

If animal is purebred, contact that breed's local rescue.

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Health & Welfare Coping With Pet Separation
Fewer resources are readily available to help older adults care for their pets, and this sometimes results in an older person needing to give up their four-legged companion. Pet separation is an issue that will affect your entire family.  Click here to learn more about the causes of separation anxiety and how families and the elderly can work to eliminate it.

Report Animal Abuse: Call the Maricopa County Sheriff's
Office Hotline:  602.256.1681   Animal Abuse is a Crime.

Grand Paws Animal Clinic, Dr. Charlie Sink,
11310 W Bell Rd, Ste 103 Surprise 85378
623.322.3919  Free first visit: wellness, sickness, second opinion, office
visit, or annual exam.  Also, drop off your pet in the morning of their
appointment, they stay the day free.  Ask about discount offers for
microchip, spay/neuter, dental cleaning. Open M-F 6 am to 6 pm, Sat 8 am
to Noon. Closed Sunday.  40 years experience with dogs and cats.

Vet Discount (5%)   No Saturdays, Please
Dr. John Montana, Fry's Shopping Center
91st Avenue & Olive, South of McDonalds
Must call for late am/midday appt. 623.334.4121
Must bring BFDC membership badge

Arrow Animal Hospital            10% Senior Discount
5144 W Thunderbird Road
Glendale  85306  Tel 602.938.2707
5 Vets, including 1 chemotherapy specialist
(Stuart Sherrell)   Open Sat & Sun,  8 am - 7 pm

Sister Vet Service:
Westbrook Animal Hospital      10% Senior Discount
8996 W Union Hills Drive
Peoria 85382    Tel 623.825.9170 
Open Sat & Sun, 8 am - 3 pm

Low cost pet vaccines - 1st and 3rd Sat each month
Call Value Pet Care for dates and prices

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic Day - CABRA:
University of Arizona
Maricopa Co. Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway in Phoenix

Directions: I-10 to 40th St., South to Broadway
and then east on Broadway to 43rd Place
Building is on the S side of Broadway at 43rd Place

Caring Canines - Therapeutic Comfort and Contact
Visits to Boswell, Sun Health Care Center, Hospice & others.
To Train/Volunteer you & your dog, call 623.580.4944

Sun City PETS Program - Emergency Temporary Solutions
for Sun City area pets, to help EMT and Fire Department
personnel find emergency temporary shelter until family
members may be contacted, when loved ones in our
community need to be transported to the hospital.

Pet Education
All About Coyotes

Pet Poison Helpline 800.213.6680  (Bones & Raw Food/Biologically Appropriate Raw Food)

For Pets' Sake
How to Do Things - Dogs
Doctor  (pet health)   (American Kennel Club)

Smoking and Animals: Healthy Habits for Healthy Pets
Healthy  (pet health info)
Emergency Animal Clinic -
      98th & W Peoria Avenue;  Now open 24/7   623.974.1520
Pet Education
Whole Dog Journal

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Dog Parks
Glendale:   Foothills Park: 58th Avenue & Utopia, behind the Glendale Public Library
    Saguaro Ranch Park: 63rd Avenue & Mt. View Road
    Northern Horizon Park:63rd Avenue & Northern Avenue
Peoria:   51st Avenue off the 101 (N of Union Hills)
    63rd Avenue between Peoria & Dunlap
    Alta Vista Park: 107th Avenue, between Deer Valley Rd & W. Williams Road
    Parkridge Park, W of 95th Avenue, on the N side of Beardsley Road
    Sunnyslope Park, N of Olive Avenue, and W of 71st Avenue
Phoenix:   PetsMart Dog Park: 6655 N 23rd Avenue
Sun City:   Duffyland Dog Park (fenced): W side of Del Webb Blvd. nr Washington Federal Savings. Parking on Thunderbird.
Sun City West:   R. H. Johnson Recreation Center (Residents & their Pets)
Surprise:   Surprise Park: 15953 N. Bullard Avenue, east of the MC NW Valley Branch Library

Phoenix Area Dog Events and News


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Dog Friendly Hotels,
Airlines & Restaurants





[Socially- trained dogs are allowed outside,
on leash]

Official Pet Hotels. This site contains all information
about Pet Friendly Hotels that you love to experience.

People with Pets - Fountains Apartments Sun City
rents to folks with dogs less than ~25 pounds.
Also lists local hotels that allow dogs
Pets and Animals
Pets Welcome


Pet Friendly Hotels  
Trips With Pets
Companion Airlines
Airborne Animals

Spirit Air Pet Policy

Aunt Chilada's -Phoenix
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill - Camelback Rd, Phoenix
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill - East Bell Rd, Phoenix
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill - N Central Ave, Phoenix
Duck and Decanter - Phoenix
Quizno's on 88th ave and Bell rd
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill -Phoenix
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill -Phoenix
Salty Senorita -
8011 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382
(83rd ave. east on Paradise Lane)

Sam's Cafe -Phoenix
The Capital Grille -Phoenix
The Farm at South Mountain -Phoenix
Three Dog Bakery at Biltmore Fashion Park - Phx
 ("Yappy Hour:" 7 pm on Thursday nights)

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Letting Go &
Grief Support



   "The one best place to bury
   a good dog is in the heart
   of his master."
       --Ben Hur Lampman


Rainbow Bridge
In Memory of Pets

Pet Bereavement: Dealing with the Death of a Pet
Like humans, animals can fall victim to injury or illness that could end their lives. In some cases, a pet's death can be an unexpected and heartbreaking surprise. At other times, a pet may suffer from a terminal disease or condition that causes it to linger for months or even years. Regardless of how a pet dies, this loss can leave both adults and children filled with grief, anger, and even guilt. During this difficult time, families must not only deal with a range of emotions associated with their loss, but they also face a number of important decisions....

Pet Loss

Perfect Memorials Pet Urns (Internet Order)
Pet Urns (Internet Catalog Order)
Also local PetSmart and PetCo have pet urns (check to see if in stock)
Gone to Dog Star
Sun Health Grandview Support Group 
Call 623.975.8100 for info

Sunland Pet Rest Cemetery  623.933.0161
AZ Pet Cemeteries, Cremation and Burial Services

All Pets Great and Small Cremation Service (24/7 Removal Service)

"For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned 'Paradise.' Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity."  --Stanley Coren, dog psychologist   

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