Four tips to consider before hitting the road with your furry friend

Traveling with Your Pet Four tips to consider before hitting the road with your furry friend. By Figo Pet Insurance    Plan ahead Travel, especially in the car, is stressful for many pets. They can become easily confused and frightened in the pooch caboose. This means you, at the wheel, spend your time being both pet parent and taxi driver, dividing your focus between the road and your fur baby. To prevent ...

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Prescott is the location of Kuma’s latest adventure

Woodchute Trail Prescott is the location of Kuma’s latest adventure. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Even though we enjoy such mild winter weather here in the Valley of the Sun, snow can still be found in the high country. My family and I were on an S.O.S. (search of snow) mission recently, and we found it on the Woodchute Trail in Prescott. Prescott is northwest of Phoenix about an hour or ...

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The Hoeft family introduces a friendly feline into the fold

Purrie  The Hoeft family introduces a friendly feline into the fold. By Tiffany Hoeft Fritz and I are extreme animal lovers and rescuers, so it’s no surprise that our daughter, Hadley, is too. We’ve been volunteering with animals for a long time. Fritz is allergic to cats, however, so we could only go visit, give love, and play with the cats at Daisy Mountain Veterinary Hospital, rather than bring one into ...

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Kuma heads to Colorado for some mountainous adventures

Maroon Bells  Kuma heads to Colorado for some mountainous adventures. Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith   This summer, my family started packing the car with all sorts of stuff. I knew it meant a big adventure; I just didn’t know where. Road trip! How excited I was when we pulled into the state of Colorado, my old stomping grounds where I lived for four years. Woof! My humans said we wer ...

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Mother and daughter canine duo get a second chance at love

All In The Family Mother and daughter canine duo get a second chance at love. By Matt Frank and Susie Plager Joy and Hazel came into our lives after the mother and daughter canine duo were found abandoned near Joy Ranch Road. The dogs were starving and in poor health and, given that they were found in Anthem, they were immediately taken to Anthem Pets, which saved their lives. With the help of Daisy Mountai ...

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Cat Tales: Karin Ikesaki opens up her heart and home to three adorable feline rescues

Cat Tales Karin Ikesaki opens up her heart and home to three adorable feline rescues.   I love cats! I mean, I really love cats. When my husband and I started dating, I had three cats and I took it as a very good sign that this did not scare him away. For the last 18 years we’ve always had at least one cat in our lives. A couple of years ago, a Facebook post by Anthem Pets caught my eye. The organizati ...

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Local attorney Alexus Hirsh talks planning for your furry friends

Pet Trusts  Local attorney Alexus Hirsh talks planning for your furry friends.   When planning for your loved ones, don’t forget to plan for your beloved furry friends. Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” As the love for pets becomes stronger, having an estate plan for your pets is becoming more popular. After an owner passes away or is no ...

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An unwanted canine gets a second chance thanks to the unwavering efforts of Anthem Pets volunteers

Homer  An unwanted canine gets a second chance thanks to the unwavering efforts of Anthem Pets volunteers. By Mary Ann Bowen Whenever I return home, I receive a warm welcome: a 60-plus pound black lab mix launches himself towards me, tail rotating in a perfect circle; he then runs awkwardly through the house, returning to me for reassurance that I’m really home. We have this wonderful pet because a network ...

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These lovable pets are ready for their fur-ever homes

Adopt-a-Pet These lovable companions are ready for their furr-ever homes.     Buddie Buddie is a 4-year old terrier mix. This sweet little guy will never leave your side. He loves to give you kisses and cuddles. Buddie is a very gentle, affectionate dog and enjoys curling up in your lap but also loves to play with his toys. This sweet little heartbreaker is a definite ladies’ man but does well wit ...

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Kuma heads to Cardiff Beach for a beach adventure

Cali Bound Kuma heads to Cardiff Beach for a beach adventure. Apparently my family used to live in what they call California. My brother has told me stories of his glory days of living outside, catching rabbits, and fighting off coyotes. He was a pretty tough kitty back in the day. I believe him, as he is one oversized cat. Anyway, when my folks told me we were visiting, I was excited to see this place for ...

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