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Friends for Life has a dedicated team of volunteers who do presentations to schools and miscellaneous groups regarding animal safety, spay and neuter, and a variety of other topics.  If you are interested in a group presentation, and/or tour of our shelter, please email education@azfriends.org for more information.  Together we can make a difference to our furry friends!

WE LOVE TO GIVE TOURS, BUT WE WILL NOT BE BOOKING TOURS FROM MAY 18TH DAY UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY DUE TO THE HOT WEATHER!  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

Friends for Life respectfully requests that a MINIMUM two-week notice be given for tour requests, and preferably a 30-day time frame.  We will make every effort to grant every tour request possible, but we are all volunteers and there might be times when we do not have volunteer staff available at the time you submit your request!


From Troop #2630, 3 girls achieved their Bronze Award with Friends for Life! The trio each took on a project of their own.  One made a creative scrapbook of dog and cat names.  Another hosted a kitten "shower" at a WalMart--getting bags and bags of food, kitten replacement milk, toys, beds, scratch posts, and much more!  And another hand crafted bandannas for our pooches.  All three girls took a sewing class and also learned how to embroider.  Way to go girls!!!

  

 Did You Know…
 
 ..some cats and dogs hit it off purrfectly. 

 

Making assumptions about animals is like making assumptions about people: you never know until you get to know them.  Take the time to get to know dogs and cats before presuming anything about them.  As an organization who rescues both, it is important for us to teach young children and adults the importance of compassion for animals.  Indeed, all animals deserve our kindness.  Cats and dogs are companion animals and as such they rely on us for their well being.  To say you hate dogs or that you hate cats creates a terrible injustice to the animals, and is corrosive to those around you.  Regardless of one’s preference (e.g., Labs vs. Poodles, Siamese vs. Tabbies, or more broadly—dogs vs. cats), it is not humane to abuse with our words those whom we claim to not favor.  When you hear someone make a derogatory remark, speak up.  We need to remind each other that we are the voice for these animals, and that our words have power. 

 

 

“To say nothing, to do nothing, stops nothing.” –Roni McCall, Founder, Through Their Eyes.

Helpful Information

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Friends for Life wants to provide you with as much information as we can to help you keep your furry friends safe all year long.  Check out the links below for valuable information that every cat and dog adopter should know.

 

There are some foods (for example, chocolate) that are yummy to humans but toxic to cats and dogs. Click here for a list of helpful articles, including articles on foods to avoid giving to your furry friends.

Are bones safe for dogs? Read the attached and decide for yourself!

Do you have both kitties and plants in your home?  Click on this link for a list of poisonous house plants.