Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!
SBF is now an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO)
Soldier's Best Friend is now an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO)! This means you will receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your AZ state return, up to $400 for individuals and $800 when filing jointly. Just use QCO code 22497.
When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!
Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.
Just because it’s the middle of the year doesn’t mean it’s too late to set and achieve big things yet this year. While reevaluating your existing goals, throw in some hard-to-reach newer goals and set your sights high.
Happy 4th of July!
Wishing you a safe and fun 4th of July!
Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!
Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.
All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.
June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!
Remember & Honor this Memorial Day
Join us this Memorial Day as we honor our fallen heroes who gave their lives for our country. We have the deepest gratitude and appreciation for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is all about honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This is the perfect holiday to exercise taking a day “on” instead of a day off.
Celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 21st, 2022
Armed Forces Day is a time for people to come together to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Armed Forces Day is a single day joint celebration of all five branches of the U.S. military: the Army, the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Marine Corps and the Air Force. This day honors all people currently serving.
SBF in the news! Did you catch us on FOX 10 Phoenix Arizona Morning? If you missed it, click above to watch.
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness. Nearly 1 in 5 adults in any given year suffer from mental illness, but only 40% receive treatment. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be difficult, and can include isolation, blame and secrecy. Learning how to cope is important. Hospitals and health systems play an important role in providing behavioral health care and helping patients find resources available in their community.
If you or someone you know needs help, do not hesitate to reach out to a local healthcare provider for recommendations.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!
We recently introduced you to Hadley Gray. She is the amazing 7th grader behind the fundraiser "Duel on the Diamond" in support of SBF. Hadley has released tickets for purchase by clicking the link above.
We hope to see you out there!
Exciting things are afoot at Soldier's Best Friend! Please read our press release to find out our latest update.
This is amazing! 12-year old Hadley is fundraising for Soldier's Best Friend and we couldn't be more excited. Her goal is to earn $15,000 to put two veteran/dog teams through the training program.
Way to go Hadley! Your big heart and generous spirit are an inspiration to us all.
Today is the day, Arizona Gives Day that is! Don't forget to donate to your favorite non-profit (we hope it's us).
Help us in our mission of touching 2 lives at once while inspiring countless others.
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Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve!
Please join us in wishing a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve!
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This year, instead of simply focusing on your loved ones, consider using February as a time to spread love all over your community. From small acts of kindness to lasting community connections, there are so many ways you can show love this month.
How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!
Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.
Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.
Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.
This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.
Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle.
Click to read The Tucson Dog's cover story about Soldier's Best Friend.
Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!
Happy birthday to the U.S. National Guard!
How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
On December 7, 1941 service members and civilians lost their lives on the Pearl Harbor Naval Station. Today we honor and remember them, their families and the survivors.
Did you know that numerous states have service animal laws that make it illegal to fraudulently misrepresent any animal as a service animal to businesses or other public places?
In Arizona, for example, the law carries a civil penalty of up to $250 for each violation. Fake service animals can harm the reputation of a highly trained service dog (or miniature horse) if they exhibit negative behavior in public or show signs of aggression toward people and other animals. Research your state's laws for specific details on this violation.