SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Happy Tail: Teddy

Nancy and Tom Flood with Lizzie and Teddy

Romayne Trudo

It was a very happy Memorial Day weekend for Nancy and Tom Flood and their little Lizzie.

Lizzie is a King Charles/Bichon mix who is full of energy. They felt it was time to find a playmate for their energetic little girl. In late April, SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network received a request from a SaddleBrooke resident asking us to help find a new home for Teddy. His current owner has mobility issues and wanted him to be able to have a more active life. Teddy is a five-year-old Maltipoo who is very affectionate and also full of energy. A meet and greet was arranged, and the rest is history. He was officially adopted on Memorial Day, May 29. This was a happy ending for all concerned. Teddy’s original owner loved him enough to let him go, and Nancy and Tom were delighted to have a new playmate for Lizzie.

Millions for Tucson Raffle—It’s a Win-Win

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network is excited to announce that we are participating in the Jim Click Millions for Tucson raffle drive supporting 501(c)(3) organizations based in Southern Arizona. Participating 501(c)(3)s who sell these tickets keep all proceeds raised.

The first prize is a 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. The second prize is two round trip tickets to anywhere in the world (some exceptions apply). The third prize is $5,000 cash. The drawing will take place Dec. 14, and you need not be present to win. Please visit for the details and rules flyer.

To get your tickets, you may contact Carol Merlini at 520-825-0563 or Romayne Trudo at 520-834-5718. Tickets are $25 each. There will be a designated ticket sales place and date to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information.

Help us support the rescue groups and shelters in our area. The pets don’t know that they are not supposed to be hungry, hurt, or mistreated. They need us to help them go on to fulfilling and healthy lives.

Until there are none—save one.

Pill Bottle Brigade Looking for More Bottles, More Volunteers

Each week, a volunteer from SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network picks up hundreds of empty pill bottles from the computer store in the SaddleBrooke shopping center. The cleaned bottles are delivered to the clinics at Pima Animal Care Center and Pinal County Animal Control for use in treating sick and injured animals.

If you are already donating your empty pill bottles, the animals thank you! If you would like to contribute your bottles, here are some pointers:

* Only childproof, empty prescription bottles are accepted. No over-the-counter medication bottles, please!

* Labels should be removed. If they are removed soon after the bottle is emptied, the labels usually peel off completely and easily. Please try to remove any remaining stickiness.

* If there is any powdery residue from the medication left in the bottle, please rinse it out.

* Deposit the clean bottles in the bin at the front of the Mezzabyte Computer Store in SaddleBrooke. Please don’t deposit any pet-related or other items in the bin!

For those interested in offering additional help, the pill bottle brigade is always looking for more volunteers. Depending on the number of active volunteers, you usually have to pick up, inspect, and clean bottles just once a month. Please contact Karen Schickedanz at karen[email protected] or 520-907-7014 if you would like to volunteer.

Monthly Pet Donation Drop-Off Program

Marcy Vernon

Our various pet charities are always in need and are always thankful for your donations. Please consider dropping off any of the items listed below. Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated. The drop-off location is at the SaddleBrooke One bocce ball courts. It is the first Friday of every month.

Caution: Please drive up slowly and watch for volunteers at the cones! Please do not leave items unattended.

May through August drop-off hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

September through April drop-off hours are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

We accept most pet-related items that are in clean and good condition, such as clean towels and clean sheets (both flat and fitted). Pet food is always needed. Pet crates of any size are accepted (please break them down before donating). We cannot accept any Poly-fil items, such as pillows, as they present a choking hazard. Nor can we accept any rugs with rubber backing.

Any items accepted are at the discretion of the volunteers.