SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

Happy Tail: Luna

Romayne Trudo

It was love at first sight! Meet Luna, a four-month-old goldendoodle. Her owner contacted SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network (SBPRN) because she received a recent medical diagnosis and realized that she would be unable to care for Luna long-term. Giving up Luna was a difficult decision for her, one that was made from love. Luna is a very sweet and active puppy, filled with energy and playful curiosity.

The SBPRN re-homing volunteer began making calls to individuals who had contacted her previously about wanting to adopt a SaddleBrooke dog that needed a new home. Much to the volunteer’s delight, Pat and Gan Avery asked to meet Luna. When Pat and Gan met with Luna, they brought along their senior goldendoodle named Doodle. The canines hit it off, but Doodle was a little overwhelmed by the playfulness of the puppy. The Averys adopted Luna and have told us that she is doing well, making progress with her training, and has added new life to her new senior canine brother. This little girl will have a full and active life with her new owners and new older brother. Don’t you just love happy endings?

I need a home.

Another Happy Tail: Buddy 

Romayne Trudo

“I started out a little bit sad, but now I have a new lease on life”

Buddy, an Australian cattle dog mix, was rescued on Feb. 22, 2022, by a SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network (SBPRN) volunteer and SB Patrol while running free on Hollywood Way. He had no collar, no tags, and was not microchipped. He was taken to a short-term foster for safe keeping until his owner was found. Hungry, thirsty, and confused, he finally settled down into his new digs.

This sweet, mellow boy was posted on the lost and found websites of Nextdoor, Pawboost, Pima Animal Care Center, and Pinal County Animal Care & Control. Sadly, no one came forward to claim Buddy. Through detective work and persistence, SBPRN was able to locate the owner. He admitted that he could no longer care for Buddy and relinquished ownership to SBPRN. Buddy’s short-term foster, Vikki, agreed to keep him a little while longer until the perfect placement could be found.

This is where the word “network,” from our name, comes into play. SBPRN reached out to several of our rescue partners to try to find him a permanent home. It was a somewhat difficult task, because Buddy was an intact male and was not housebroken. This did not deter our rescue partners and, eventually, Pauline from Cherished Tails was able to secure placement for Buddy at Heeling Heelers Hearts rescue group in Surprise, Ariz. Buddy was transported by two SBPRN volunteers to his new temporary home. As of today, he has been neutered and is now awaiting his permanent home. He is safe, well cared for, and no longer roaming the streets in danger of being attacked by animals or hit by a vehicle.

SBPRN has made a donation to the Heeling Heelers Heart rescue group to help with Buddy’s continued care until he is adopted.

To all of our members/donors, thank you for your continuous support, which allows us to help homeless pets like Buddy find safety and love.

SBPRN Launches Its New Website

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network (SBPRN) has launched its new website! We owe a special thanks to our generous donor Beth Fedor of Realty Executives, Make Your Move Matter, for underwriting the website design costs. The website was created by Heart and Soul Web Design of Tucson. Our local webmaster will be Dale Trudo, a network volunteer.

Please take a few moments to visit the new website The state-of-the-art visual design of the website makes for an engaging environment. The site features up-to-date information about upcoming events, the mission statement, volunteer opportunities, pictures of recent rescues and adoptions, and donation options, to name a few items.

As always, SBPRN thanks you for your continued support.

Monthly Pet Donation Drop-Off Program

Karyle Steele

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.

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

Items we can take:

Crates (no greater than 30 inches and broken down)

Pet beds/crate pads

Pet food/water bowls

Pet toys

Pet treats

Pet food

Pet gates

Pet medication (must not be beyond expiration date)

Pet sweaters/coats


Grooming tools

Cat litter boxes

Cat litter

Cat scratching posts or pads

X-pens (pet playpens)

Puppy pads/doggie diapers


Training tools

Bath towels (no hand towels, washcloths)


All items should be gently used and washed prior to donation. Items should be in working order.

Please, no washcloths, hand towels, or sheets.