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Adopt a pet during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend

Photo courtesy of PetsMart Charities.

Looking to add a pet to your family this spring? PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend starts today and runs through Sunday, May 6.

Thousands of healthy pets are up for adoption by more than 2,000 local animal welfare organizations in all PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Your pet adoption will benefit these local shelters and rescue agencies, including Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC), which operates an adoption center inside the PetSmart store at 4380 N. Miller Road in Scottsdale. MCACC will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt during the event.

“Adoption is one of the key ways to save pets and end pet homelessness, not to mention enrich our own lives with a loving companion,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc., in a press release.

“We are excited to be part of PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend and have the opportunity to showcase our wonderful adoptable pets looking for their forever home,” added Dr. Rodrigo Silva of MCACC.

Animal-welfare organizations in all 1,210 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will participate in National Adoption Weekend. The events are sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats®.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, May 5; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. To learn about the adoption center’s fees and guidelines, visit PetSmartCharities.org/adoption or call 877-473-8762.


Date nights for a cause

Date nights may have become a little more rare since your family has grown but have no fear! During the coming weeks there are several events going on that will give you the chance to spend alone time together while beer tasting, golfing and rocking out for a cause.

The certified therapy dogs at PCH comfort kids and families and often play an integral role in motivating kids to heal. Photo courtesy of Swing Fore Kids.

Sixth Annual Swing Fore Kids Golf Classic

Wake up bright and early and pack the clubs in the car. While enjoying your golf came at Monument Course at Troon North Golf Club, you’ll also be helping to bring fuzzy friends to visit young patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  All proceeds will go to benefit the hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program.

Sponsored by the Southwest Section of the PGA and Petsmart, golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch program, silent auction and raffle.

You’ll go home feeling much more connected, and, should you be the lucky golfer to make a hole-in-one, you might also bring home $50, 000.

The shotgun start is at 8:30am on Friday, April 22 at Monument Course,  10320 E Dynamite Blvd in Scottsdale. Learn more.

Rock the Zoo

For this trip to the zoo, couples will definitely be leaving the kids at home. The beverages will be abundant as guests get the chance to sample beer, wine and liquor from more than 30 local breweries, wineries and distributors.

While sipping cocktails, the music of several ’80s-style rock bands will be floating through the air. The Motels, Dramarama, Tommy Tutone, Animotion, The Promise and comedian Barry Sobel will all be performing to help raise money for the zoo animals and educational programs.

Your chance to give is through buying 50/50 tickets, where one winner will bring home half of the cash, while the other half is given to the zoo.

The event takes place from 7pm-11pm on Friday, April 29, at the Phoenix Zoo.

Karaoke day at the STARS programs new Cholla Campus.

Fiesta de las Madrinas

Fiesta de las Madrinas benefits STARS, an organization that helps adults with conditions like autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Alongside a silent auction featuring paintings and photography from some of STARS’ own artists, guests will be able to taste tequila from Senor Rio, enjoy the music of Mariachi Pasion and dance to Main Street Swing.

The evening begins at 6pm on Saturday, May 7, at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale.

Earlier this year, STARS added services for teens transitioning from local high schools at a new Cholla Community Campus. The Cholla Campus is the result of a partnership with the Scottsdale Unified School District and is also home to the Miracle League of Arizona.

Coming this fall, the campus will add a PANDA Program for preschoolers with special needs and a medical clinic for individuals with special needs. STARS’ participants learn life skills, cooking and baking, become award-winning artists, and can realize their dream of increased independence through on-site work centers or competitive employment in our community. Learn more about STARS.Veronica Jones