Members of RAGofAZ have done gift-wrapping at Barnes & Noble
Bookstores during the holidays. This is a fun and profitable event with
many opportunities for public education. In addition, members with their
dogs are co-ambassadors for RAGofAZ during Meet and Greet events at
Phoenix and Tucson Petsmart stores.
We have regularly participated in Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol, the Glendale
Firemen’s Parade, the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire and in
the 2010 Fiesta Bowl Parade. We‘ve sponsored educational booths at
numerous all-breed dog shows, at AJ’s Fine Foods, at the Paws in the Park
event in Fountain Hills, and at the AZ Family Women’s Expo and Big Boys
& Their Toys events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Westworld. We
have also had information booths at the Flagstaff Show and the AZ Animal
Fair. The Dogtober Fest is held on the Court House Square every Fall in
downtown Prescott. We also participate in PACC911 adopt-a-thons and in
their annual Bowla-Rama.
In January, we host an annual members picnic (with dogs, of course!) and
fun day called Bark in the Park; our Tucson contingent hosts a similar
event in November. We have sponsored special raffles to raise money to
pay for the significant medical costs of several of our rescue dogs. We
have appeared at Chase Field and US Airways Plaza. Some of our
members have even appeared on TV discussing an upcoming RAGofAZ
event or educating the public about Rescue. All in all, there is a little bit of
everything for everyone and every dog.