The new year is a good time to be thankful for the good in our lives, and to look to change the things that are not. We are thankful for the opportunity to share PDM with you, and are always amazed at…
The new year is a good time to be thankful for the good in our lives, and to look to change the things that are not. We are thankful for the opportunity to share PDM with you, and are always amazed at the good people in our community who do so much to help animals and people.
PACC911 leads us into 2018 with their story of helping the pet community in a significant way. They touch very many lives and are made up of a devoted crew who create the many successful events they put on each year.
You’ll read about the Urban Search and Rescue Team. When you hear about disasters in other parts of the country, and Phoenix canine teams are deployed to help, these are the teams!! They also work day to day in our community helping with local search duties.
We are happy to share another story of community and help in disasters. Our Volunteer this issue is CJ Anderson of the Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry. CJ and the EBPFP volunteers help to feed hungry pets, and jump into action to help animals when we have disasters around the State.
We have been working behind the scenes to make the magazine and the online PDM resources easier to use! Our redesigned website will launch in January, many stories are available online now, and we have additional resource information for helping our pets. You’ll see our new look online and at events coming this Winter and Spring! A big thank you to DigitalWire360 and Local First AZ for helping us make this big change!
2018 will also bring PDM-sponsored contests, like our Cover Dog Search and our new monthly online contests! We are cranking up our social media a few notches and can’t wait to see your pictures!
If you’ve ever wanted to volunteer but time is limited, take a look at the PDM Mutt Mob! We are a group of readers who want to help in dog-related ways, but can’t make an ongoing schedule commitment. Sign up for the Mutt Mob, and we’ll post events and things that need volunteers for just a few hours. The first will be to help Veterans and their pets at the Phoenix Veterans Stand Down in January. Strong bodies are needed to help set up. Then, others can help distribute toys, collars and pet food during the event. The next day strong bodies will be needed to help tear down. We have more information online!
Roxie likes the new PDM logo, but says since we took her picture off our new home pages to make room, we need to make sure she gets in more of the social pictures! Rox looks forward to coming to more events this Spring too!
Happy New Year!
Cathy and Roxie