Fosters are one of the main components of what we need to be successful here at Standing Proud. Donations are important, as are community partners, but without fosters we can’t take in dogs, which are arguably the most important component of dog rescue! Summertime is brutal here in Maricopa County, and not just because of the sweltering heat but also because that is when the shelters are the most full. Last week alone the East Valley Care Center of Maricopa County has just un
Pupdate on Daja's Studies
Raise your hand if you've heard of Daja? Daja is a pointer/pittie mix that was in and out of the county shelter for over 12 months. Abandoned by one owner, surrendered by another, and ultimately returned by her last because she barked at other dogs while out for walks in the neighborhood. She was almost immediately put on the euthanasia list upon return for her "dog-dog issues" and given a 7 day deadline to be rescued! Being regular volunteers at the shelter as well as runnin
Inaugural Post of the Bully Blog!
Welcome to our bully blog! Here, we hope to keep everyone aprised of some of our extra special dogs that are undergoing medical treatment or behavioral training! Right now we have little guy Stewie that is awaiting confirmation of a valley fever diagnosis by way of blood results. Our poor guy spent a long day at University Animal Hospital in Tempe, AZ yesterday. After a full examination, X-rays, blood work, fecal, etc., we are under the assumption that he has valley fever. He