Dog Days of Summer 1

Everyone loves kids and pets, right? I’m sure most of you have either one or both in your home. As for my family, we have two tiny humans and one adorably curmudgeonly schnoodle in our household. Baxter is 13 years old but our young, highly energetic daughters sure know how to keep him on his toes!

Our children and “fur-ever” friends are what completes our homes, so we decided to devote our entire issue to them.

Inside, you’ll read stories that run the gamut. We’re featuring a new cooking school that’s offering kids’ cooking classes and parties. We’re highlighting AZ Goat Yoga, a super trendy workout that’s all the rage right now. We’re honoring two local teens who are fighting global injustices by doing their part to help make the world a better place. We’re hoping you’ll love Snacky Dogs, a new Chandler-based business that’s making homemade dog treats and delivering them right to your house. And don’t forget to check out our rundown of local eateries that cater to kids and families. Another great story is the feature on youth volunteer programs at the Arizona Animal Welfare League. This heartwarming opportunity allows children to give their time, love and affection to much-deserving shelter animals. For instance, did you know they can sit and read to the dogs? Swoon!

There’s something in this issue for everyone. Happy reading!