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11 West Valley View, Avondale, Arizona, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pet of the Week

view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

have their mugs shown in this space will be canines and felines that are a little harder to place because of size, age or a special need, but are wonderful pets nonetheless. Each animal has its own character so if you’re smitten by an animal in this column, head down to the shelter and see for yourself. There’s no guarantee it will still be

Most of the animals that will

You wanted pets, we give you pets. With this weekly feature readers can

Chihuahua mix probably didn’t receive the best care from his previous owners, so it’s good he’s at the shelter now so he can find a permanent set of loving owners. This dog would fit best into a home with no children, but other dogs are OK — he would love a canine buddy. Fernando is picky when it comes to what men he allows to hang around him. He growled and barked at yours truly during my entire visit. The shelter said he does like some men, but he has to warm up to them first. Think of this not as a negative selling point,

there, but if it’s not, maybe the shelter has another animal that fits your own needs, your own personality. Here’s this week’s Pet of the Week:

NAME: Fernando SEX: Male, neutered AGE: 1 year old BREED: Chihuahua mix COLOR: White and tan OTHER: Little Fernando, as ferocious and brave as a lion, was abandoned at the shelter by cowards who could not compete with his ultra-big personality. The


so they’re offering his adoption at the low rate of $75 in hopes that it gets him settled

Sun Valley Animal Shelter, the West Valley’s largest no-kill animal shelter, call 623-872-7941 or visit the website The shelter is at 7150 N. 110th Ave., Glendale, one mile west of Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The shelter is closed Mondays.

To adopt Fernando or other pets from Glendale’s

but a positive one: ladies, Fernando will protect you. The shelter really wants to give this pooch a decent home,

Fernando Buckeye education group

will host family activity A free family activity will be hosted in Buckeye by Stillpointe Early Education Services. The offering, which will feature games, exhibits and other attractions, is set for 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at the 6th Street Plaza, 517 E. Monroe Ave., in downtown Buckeye.

Earth Day will celebrate

‘A Walk Through History’ People wishing to celebrate Earth Day may do so this weekend by participating in what organizers are describing as “A Walk Through History.” The offering is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805

W. Vineyard Ave., near Goodyear. The half-mile hike is sponsored by park officials, the Three

Rivers Historical Society and the West Valley Arts Council. It will take place on the “Centennial Trail” that is

being built in honor of the 100th anniversary of Arizona statehood.

There will be 11 places on the trail where hikers can learn about Arizona from ancient geological times until today.

Public-art applications sought by West Valley art group Students, ages 15 to 18, may apply to become part of Gallery 37, a public-art apprenticeship program promoted by the West Valley Arts Council.

Those accepted will train under a master and develop a permanent piece of public art for the West Valley.


for the Arts and other sponsors and is intended to train the next generation of artists. For program information, call 623-935-6384, or

download an application by going online at

Community garage sale set in Litchfield Park

A “Community Garage Sale” has been scheduled for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 in Litchfield Park. Under the program, residents do not need a city-issued garage sale sign permit for the day. Participating residents may sign up to have their address listed on the city’s website. To sign up, contract Tricia Kramer at

Invites You To Life Is Green Saturday, April 21st, 12pm - 4pm

Celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of food and entertainment:

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