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Ahwatukee Businesses Partner to Help Lost Our Home Pet Rescue Restock Pet Food Bank
By Lindsay Hansen - Thursday Sep 01, 2022
Mountainside Martial Arts dojo, the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business, Print Smart, and as many as 40 other businesses are partnering to help Lost our Home Pet Rescue restock their pet food pantry during the month of September. Beginning Sept. 1, individuals can drop off their pet food, blankets, and pet toys at participating locations. To find a location, visit:

“We’re so honored that the Ahwatukee business community is coming together to support us,” said Jodi Polanski, executive director of Lost Our Home Pet Rescue. “Their goal is to collect enough food and supplies to fill the shelves for our Food Bank, as well as for those pets in the shelter who are looking for a home.”

On Sept. 30 all the donations will be delivered to Mountainside Martial Arts dojo and everything will be tallied up. Then, on Oct. 1, Rick Savagian, owner of Mountainside Martial Arts, will hold a self-defense class for the Women in Business who participated in the donation drive. The class will take place at the Mountainside Martial Arts dojo, located at 3173 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 8504, you need to register in advance to participate. Call for more details.

Lost our Home’s Pet Food Bank feeds approximately 1000 pets per year. Families can get help through the pet food bank by applying at

About Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
Lost Our Home was founded in 2008 in response to the thousands of pets in need as a result of the economic downturn in general, and the Phoenix-area foreclosure crisis in particular. They are the only shelter in Maricopa County dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness due to pet parents’ life crises: eviction, domestic violence, job loss, and illness. They have saved the lives of over 28,900 pets, reunited more than 1,750 pets with families through their Temporary Care Program, and fed 17,000 pets through their Pet-Food Bank Program. LOH also has a partnership with the Sojourner Domestic Violence Center, where we operate a pet shelter on their campus to provide trained, daily care for pets so that women escaping domestic violence can have their pet with them. To learn more about Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, visit, or call (602) 445-7387 (PETS).