Friends for Life
952 W. Melody Ave.
The Best Pet Services award invokes thoughts of groomers and sitters who take wonderful care of your beloved pets. The fact that Friends for Life Animal Rescue is on top here is overwhelming proof that the Gilbert community is firmly aligned with this no-kill shelter’s compassionate mission.
Friends is stronger than ever now that it’s in a brand-new, 8,500-square-foot building near Baseline Road and Stapley Drive, which has plenty of space for boarding, play, education, grooming and administrative tasks performed by the mostly volunteer staff. For 20 years, the shelter operated out of three single family homes on Vaughn Street downtown.
The new facility was made possible through generous bequests from everyday people. “I knew we we’re making an impact on dogs’ and cats’ lives,” said spokesman Barb Savoy. “I didn’t quite realize the impact we were having on people.”
Friends for Life Animal Rescue holds the wildly popular BARKtoberfest every year to fundraise money for its animals.
Happy Tails Barkery
Gilbert Dogs 24/7
868 N. Gilbert Road