This popped up in my memories today. I miss Cooper so much!! I’m sure he is with my dad...maybe they are at the bridge together with all of our dogs and cats waiting for our whole family...feeling emotional seeing this much can change in 9 years!! He had the biggest softest ears!! Love you Coopie!!

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AARTA - Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona

Update: funeral services set:
January 13, 11am
Heritage Funeral Chapel
6830 W. Thunderbird Road
Peoria Arizona...

We have seen many things circulating social media since Carol's passing that are hurtful to her memory, especially to those who knew her best. People are making assumptions because details were not provided and some misinformation was provided on news media. We want people to know the truth about Carol to preserve her memory.

This post is being shared with the permission of her husband and this picture is being shared at his request. This picture was taken a month and a half ago while Izanaghi was getting scratches from Carol. It was still approximately 95 degrees outside when this photo was taken.

First, Carol Harris was not simply a volunteer at AARTA as news media has portrayed. She was an officer and the backbone of the rescue as well as the current President of the local breed club. We are reeling without her which will continue for the foreseeable future. We would need dozens of devoted volunteers, just as passionate as Carol was, to pick up the work she accomplished with ease. It will take some time for us to figure out how to do that.

Second, Izanaghi was not a new dog to AARTA. He also was not surrendered as an aggressive dog. He had been in AARTA's care for many months and Carol handled him countless times without incident. Izanaghi deteriorated in the kennel environment after living his first six years in a home. That is why he was not available for adoption as AARTA must stand behind the temperament of every dog placed in a home. Izanaghi turned on Carol and no one will ever know why.

Last, Carol was not a reckless person. She had decades of experience with Akitas and all decisions she made about them were calculated. She handled Akitas very well. Please don't make assumptions about someone who devoted their life to the breed. The misinformation circulating is hurtful to those of us that love her.

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Andy Blackledge
· November 15, 2017
We have furry family members, and have had to put down four dogs and a couple of cats over the years. We've had the veterinarian clinic experience in the past, them learned about this caring, compassi...onate, and comfortable experience. When your animal companion is in pain and in its last days of its life, putting it in a vehicle and bringing it to the vet is causes the pet more pain and anxiety. Dr. Fixler and his caring staff helped make the heartbreaking process peaceful and loving. The rest of the family's pets have the opportunity to say goodbye. We recently had to call Happy Endings again for our cat, Ginger. Heartbreaking, but highly recommended. See More
Sue C Nova
· October 11, 2017
My chocolate Lab, Rosie, declined very quickly. I needed someone to come out as soon as possible. I called right when the office opens at 7am and, through tears, made an appt for Dr Fixler to come out... that afternoon.
Dr and his tech got there and we discussed Rosie’s condition and he definitely agreed that this was the best course of action.
Paperwork �..Dr explained th process to me and assured me she wouldn’t feel anything.
Rosie was beyond ready to go. She didn’t react to the shot in her butt nor the IV.
Before he pushed in the final meds, he asked me if I needed any time with her and I let him know we were ready. I laid down with her and talked to her while Dr did his part.
It was silent and beautiful. She just floated away.
I appreciate how gentle they were with Rosie as they carried her out to the van. I appreciate their empathy towards me as I said goodbye to one of my beautiful Labs.
This cannot be an easy job,but I appreciate what they do.
I have an aging pack, so, sadly, I am sure I will be seeing them again.
As promised, Rosie was brought home to me. Complete with footprint and a lovely poem.
Thank you!
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Raena Maheu
· December 21, 2017
I lost my Misty girl on June 26th, 2017. I felt rushed and it felt a lot like the doctor was second guessing my decision. It was hard enough as it was, and my baby was starting to suffer, how bad does... it have to get? I felt judged by them for making the decision. I took her to the vet earlier that day, it was not a decision I took lightly. Not sure if I will ever do this again with this company. See More
Steve Edling
· August 28, 2017
It is a difficult time when you have to say goodbye to your best friend but it was much easier doing so at home where he could be comfortable. Happy Endings made it as pleasant as possible and waited ...until we were ready, we did not ever feel rushed See More
Woody Joyner
· November 20, 2017
Our second interaction with Dr Fixler and Happy Endings. The only way to have your pet euthanized when the time comes. Caring, personal and professional. Thank you.
Corinne C Yusi
· August 18, 2017
Dr. Fixler was so kind. He and his assistant gave us the time we needed to say goodbye to our beloved Molly and took her many meds to recycle. Can't recommend him higher than the moon!!
Patricia Nelson
· June 22, 2017
It's been a year since we had to let our Fuzzy dog go. Happy Endings was the best, compassionate and understanding and we are so glad we made the choice to go with them. They made a difficult time for... us just a little bit easier and our dog HATED to go to the vet so I'm glad that she could stay in the comfort of her home as we said goodbye. See More
Vicki Claggett
· July 11, 2017
It's been 2 months since they came to my home . I must say we felt a little rushed that evening . Was expecting it to happen upon our request , that's not exactly how it happened . We were never asked... if we were ready, he simple stated I'm going to get started. After a brief history of my baby girl It wasn't the compassionate experience we had been told about that others had experienced. The sheet that would have kept my girl from potting on my carpet wasn't put under her so once she was gone I then had to clean up urine out of my carpet . Not something I wanted to do crying my eyes out .Nice enough people but I will not refer anyone to them based on the experience we had. See More
Alejandra Bailon
· September 13, 2016
It took me a while to write down a review because it wasn't easy to let go of our dog that had been for ever since he was a puppy and mohamed was our first dog ever. I just want to say that i am so th...ankful that i found Happy Endings to help my family and I to find a better way to make it easy on our beloved fur baby. It was one of the hardest decisions to make to have our dog to be putdown due to his tumors constantly growing and knowing that he was going through so much pain we just couldn't bare to continue watching him suffer like that. lucky Dr. Fixer and his assistant came over and helped us with the tuff decision. He and his assistant where so caring and help us go through the whole process and gave us assurance that our dog was gonna go in peace which we forever appreciate. We wouldn't had it any other way and we just could think of just leaving our baby at some veterinarian and just be put down with out our preccianse there it was important for us that our baby knew we where not abandoning him and that it was our faces the last thing he saw before closing his beautiful eyes. thank you Happy Endings and Dr. Fixer for everything. we just got our babies ashes back today and now he is back with us. I truly will recommend Happy Endings to our friends and family. truly professional and most important they knew how important a pet is for every person and thats what makes them care of helping with a so hard decision. our baby is now in heaven watching over us. See More
Liz Slater
· August 15, 2016
I'm not sure that someone could say they'loved' this experience, but I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that Dr. Fixler and his assistant truly love animals and want them to leave this world in co...mplete peace. I happened upon Dr. Fixler from an article in the Phoenix Dog. I was faced with the difficult decision of how where and when I should say goodbye to my beloved 11 year old Rottweiler Hades. While reading the article about celebration of life I found that Dr Fixler also had a Rottweiler named Hades. I believe that was my sign as to what to do. If I would have known about Dr. Fixler and his caring empathetic and true love of animals I would have not hesitated at all. Dr. Fixler is a one-of-a-kind person. He made me feel better about my decision by giving me his professional opinion. Not only that I also have Hades son, Thor. I was concerned about Thor and his well-being. Dr. Fixler explained that it was best for Thor to have time with Hades after he passed and that we didn't need to put him in another room and lock him away from this celebration. I will never take one of my furbabies to a cold veterinarian office to leave this earth. The care and consideration the Dr. Fixler took for my fur family as well as my human family was unequaled. Dr.. Fixler truly loves animals. He will treat your fur baby as well as he treated mine, with the respect and love they deserve. There is no other way to say goodbye to your for baby. Happy Endings in-home pet euthanasia is the only way. See More
Amanda Chilcher
· June 27, 2017
I can't tell you how relieved I was from the beginning of the visit to the end when I had to lay my sweet dog to rest. Dr. Fixler knows what he's doing and my pup went as peacefully as I could have h...oped for. Thank you so much. See More
Pam Springer Napodano
· September 29, 2016
You don't want to ever need Dr. Fixler's services, but when the time comes, you'll be glad that he was there to help you through such a difficult process. My husband didn't think I would be up for present when we said goodbye to our nearly 15 year old Sheltie, Maggie, but Dr. Fixler has such a compassionate and sensitive process that I wouldn't have had it any other way. Maggie stayed on our bed and I was able to hold her head in my lap, whisper to her and pet her as she was relieved of all her pain. It's a difficult process for us humans, but Dr. Fixler and his team made it very special and as comfortable as possible. With five other dogs at home, I know we will be seeing him again, but hopefully it will be a long time from now. See More
Marissa Nicks
· March 5, 2016
I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 20 years yesterday and I'm so glad it took place on my bed where she laid next to me her whole life. Dr Fixler and his assistant were so compassionate and gen...tle with my baby and with me. I was a mess and they understood and walked me through the whole experience. It was devastating to see her go but it was beautiful and peaceful that she passed in caring hands. I'll never forget this experience and I'm so thankful I didn't have to take her to some sterile office. Thank you, Dr F See More
Tim Homer
· July 17, 2017
Our Chocolate Lab had Lymphoma and was not doing too well. We called Michael and Alicia who were responsive, caring and professional. The process of putting our best friend to sleep was handled with c...ompassion. I would highly recommend Happy Endings to anyone. See More
Donna Karr Christensen
· April 7, 2016
We had to say goodbye to my cat Butch on March 17th. Several people we knew had used Happy Endings, so we've known for some time that we would choose them when the time came. We called Happy Endings ...and Dr. Fixler and his assistant came to our home a couple of hours later. I can't say enough about how compassionate they were. Each step was gently explained to us. I was able to cuddle Butch up to the very end. Butch was able to pass to the Rainbow Bridge in the comfort of his own home. We chose to have him cremated and Happy Endings handled everything. They treat you and your pet with the utmost respect. Butch was returned to us via courier on the exact day they said he would be. Anyone who has furbabies will have to go through this at some point in their lives. Using Happy Endings will give you far more peace of mind than taking your pet on a stressful trip to the vet to be put to sleep. Thank you Dr. Fixler. See More
Leo Summers
· July 31, 2016
My husband and I knew the day was coming because our little girl was sick. Happy endings helped with not putting any of our babies stresses from traveling to a vet clinic. They talk you through what... they are doing and let you have alone time with your pup. We would recommend this to anyone that would have to put their pup down. Our little girl crossed the rainbow yesterday and she was happy the whole time cause she was at home surrounded by us and her playmates. Thank you Happy Endings! See More
Josh Thomas
· July 12, 2017
Thank you Dr. Fixler for making an incredibly difficult situation much easier for our family. I appreciate the time you spent with us explaining the process and the compassion that you and your tech s...howed throughout our time together. Thank you so much!!! See More
Jessica Hintz
· January 22, 2016
We just had to put our Mandy girl down yesterday due to lymphoma and after a horrible experience at the vet with our last dog we didn't know what to do, until we were referred to Happy Endings. Dr. Fi...xler came over yesterday and from the moment he walked into the backyard to the moment he left the whole experience was full of love, care, and compassion. Not only did he make sure that our Mandy girl was comfortable and being treated with medical professionalism, but he also explained everything step-by-step to prepare us for her passing. He also advised us on how to have our other dogs see her after she had passed so that they wouldn't worry or stress about where Mandy went. I will forever use Happy Endings with my pets, as well as refer them to other family members and friends when it's time for their pets to pass. It feels weird to say that it was a wonderful experience but it really was the perfect scenario of how to lose a loved one. And it was all because of Happy Endings! We are sad and miss our Mandy girl but at least our hearts have closure knowing that she was relaxed and peaceful in the end. Thank you!! See More
Rosalyn Kleiman
· October 22, 2015
The loss of my sweet Frenchie, my best friend of over 12 years, Rylee, was the hardest thing I've ever been through. There would have been no better way to go through this than with Happy Endings. I'm... so fortunate to have known about this company ahead of time. Otherwise, I would have been using my last few days with her searching for anything that would make this difficult situation as peaceful, special and beautiful as possible rather than quality time with her. The entire process from the minute they walked in my door to the delivery of my sweet baby in the most beautiful urn I've ever seen, was intimate, personal, patient, compassionate and graceful. Thank you so much. What a wonderful company. See More
Marissa LuvsFitness
· May 22, 2017
Just last week we had to put our beloved Labrador Jazz down. We knew when the time came to put him down that we wanted it to be done in the comfort of our home. When Dr. Fixler and his staff member arrived, they were nothing but truly compassionate. He explained the entire process and allowed us as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes. It was a very hard thing to watch my Jazzy boy take his last breath, but Dr. Fixler helped tremendously by having such a caring and compassionate heart. See More
With great sadness, we share the loss of our beloved Carol Harris. She passed away today while helping rehab an orphaned Akita in the hopes of him becoming adoptable. She is missed by her husband, Ken, and all of us at AARTA. Please say a prayer for Carol’s family. Out of respect for Carol and her...

Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone at AARTA - Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona. The community lost a wonderful woman today who touched so many lives and did so much for so many rescues. May she rest in peace.

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Every dog deserves a loving home, and all of these got just that after they were rescued. The transformations are incredible. 🐶❤️

Hope For Paws

This amazing group and Julie Laux and everyone who works for the East Side Elves need your help!! They works their butts off to help our shelter dogs with laundry, toys, things they need while waiting for their forever homes. They donate their time, own money, time away from their families...please share and donate! We are all so thankful for the wonderful work they do!!!

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Julie Laux

UPDATE: November 234
Donations received - $305 - Can we get $445 more please? $750 will go a long way with helping to supply collars. Donations are tax deduct...ible
Thank you for helping us help our shelter animals.

Maggie Luffman Paula Apodaca Evie McGuire Dahlgren
300 large collars will be coming on Friday.
Community support would be greatly appreciated to purchase more as we are also running out.of medium collars and Martingales for the play yards. Would love to raise another $750 as Martingales average $4.00 a piece.
Donations are tax deductible:. for PayPal or transfer to our checking.
Thank you for helping us help our shelter animals.

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I always feel soooo bad measuring out the portion for when our dogs are on a diet!! We do ice cube treats 🤣

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We are still in desperate need of help in Saving and Relocating our Sanctuary, please share.

Second Chance Dog Rescue is a sanctuary for 19 animals south of the San Tan Mountains in Queen Creek with people who will love them no matter their backgrounds or demeanors.

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Please share this message! An old friend of mine had only but a few moments to leave her home with her family from the fires in Santa Rosa. They left at night and in their pajamas and it was a very fast and sudden evacuation. They have 3 kitties, one they were able to take with but the other two were in hiding (as many of us cat lovers know kitties have their secret hiding spaces) they had to leave for their safety with their young ...son and it was impossible for them to stay any longer to search for them as the fire was moving so quickly. They are also not allowed to go back to the site as it is all blocked off. They have confirmation that their home sadly was consumed by the fire. They are devastated and heartbroken and have lost everything they have. Please share the photos of their two very loved and very missed kitties...we are hoping and praying they were able to seek shelter! My heart aches for them! The kitties names are Mishka and Oliver.
They will be coming back to Arizona next week and will need basically everything, clothing, household items, toys for their dear son Owen. If you are able to donate anything at all please let me know! Please comment or message me and I will be sure to set something up to get items to them. Thank you so much!

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So Dr. Fixler is currently stuck in traffic...and it got me thinking ..why can't he use emergency lights? I called azdot and spoke to a pet lover who agreed...and her supervisor agreed! It isn't up to them though so I have another number to call. Technically we are an emergency service and there are times where we need to get to a client as fast as we can. Of course its not something he would always use, and I certainly can't imagine him using it at red lights, but in certain situations it would help him get to people and their beloved pets faster. Thoughts???

Please help this pup find his way home!!! He has been missing since May 31st. Last seen on FLW & 100th st in Scottsdale around middle of June. He is a sweet friendly, DEAF dog and his owners miss him terribly!! Please help MAX find his way home! Please share this post!!!

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This dogs name is Santan and he is in need of a home! He is an adorable 6 year old bichon/poodle mix. Healthy and super sweet and loving. This is an updated post, Santan is getting along wonderfully with each of our 3 rottweliers. He is following us all over the house and seems to really like my husband. Our kids have played with him quite a bit and he seems to be enjoying them petting him. He is playful and energetic. We are not certain exactly the reason why it did not work in his home. We were told he should be the only dog, however that may not be the case. We were also told to be careful around kids...however so far he has been great with our 6 and 4 year old. Anyone interested please email me!! Thank you!

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Real Housewives of North Scottsdale

This is what awaits you when you get to Heaven.

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Toy story part 2. Thank you so much for the last round of donations. 85 more toys at 48 pounds. Will be delivered to East on Saturday.
Now, who can help us p...urchase some medium and large.collars.for the play groups? Who's in?
Either purchase some or.send me donations, I will purchase and share video/pictures of the items.
Can you all help me.get.another $400? I would love to wake up to donations to help with this purchase. . The dogs would be.forever.grateful and so would the staff and volunteers.

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Fixler!! The best dad, husband, son and veterinarian in the world!!! XOXOX

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This made me cry!!! Missing my baby Cooper so much after watching this!!!

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Red and Howling

For all the dogs (and fur babies) we've loved so deeply and lost. This video is for you. (Music by the incomparable Bryan Aspey).