Our Programs

New in 2018!
SALT RIVER K9 YOUTH PROGRAM

The Nagi Foundation is excited to partner with the Salt River Community Children’s Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale to offer a new specialized program for youth. The Salt River K9 Youth Program is a 5-week curriculum designed for children aged 13-18. Youth participants will learn and develop important life skills through training a dog from a local shelter to become more caring, responsible and empathetic members of their community. Key focus areas of this program include: Empathy, self-concept, mindfulness, self-control, communication, stress management, motivation, positive reinforcement, patience, goal setting, discrimination, resiliency, and recognizing strengths. Students will also learn life skills that will help them be more successful, overcome adversity and teach them skills needed to handle personal challenges all while helping local shelter dogs get adopted.

Program Supplies Needed

  • Kirkland (Costco brand) grain free adult dog and puppy food
  • Martingale style collars, Example here
  • Six-foot leashes
  • Soft harnesses for small dogs, Example here
  • ID tags
  • Dog Treats – brands such as Natural Balance are best
  • Crates, in various sizes
  • Gas card for Foster Families to help offset the cost of transporting dogs to training
  • Canine water bottles (similar to a guinea pig or hamster water bottle)
  • Monetary donation to help us create program t-shirts and have a graduation celebration for participating kids and pups. Donate here (link to donations page)

The Salt River K9 Youth Program ‪begins August 27, 2018‬. To get more information about how your child, age 13-18, can participate in the Salt River K9 Youth Program please contact the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.

For information on how you can help with fostering, or volunteering, please contact us at Getinvolved@nagifoundation.org

Can’t foster or volunteer? Please consider supporting this essential program with a financial donation!

Program sponsored in part by One Love Pitbull.

ANIMAL HEALTH CLINIC

In October 2015, we launched our cornerstone program, the Animal Health Clinic initiative, in partnership with the SRPMIC Environmental Services Department and Midwestern College of Veterinary Medicine. We provide free of charge community based animal health services including: Spay/Neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, and comprehensive medical treatment for dogs and cats.

Since the Nagi Foundation began its SRPMIC operations in October 2015 we have:

  • Held numerous animal health clinics
  • Provided medical treatment to over 1000 animals in the community
  • Treated 650 dogs
  • Treated 200 cats
  • Treated 6 rabbits and other animals
  • Provided over 500 animal surgeries

SPAY / NEUTER / VACCINATE / MEDICAL TREATMENT

We meet the most immediate medical needs of the community’s animals with free of charge high volume spay and neuter services. By reducing animal overpopulation we can save more lives and work to enrich the lives of the animals that come through our program.

In addition to providing spay and neuter services, we provide free vaccinations, microchips, and medical treatments to the animals that come to our clinics. By offering these services we can prevent disease and increase the lifespan of animals living in Tribal Land. We treat animals suffering from disease, broken bones and other injuries. We offer our mobile services monthly to be able to reach all members.

Please search our calendar for upcoming events.

BEHAVIOR TRAINING

There are a number of pet behavior issues that face our community members. We are committed to helping to improve the human animal bond and enrich the lives of the people who own them. We offer dog training classes free of charge at our monthly Animal Health Clinics.

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GROOMING

At our monthly Animal Health Clinics we offer a wide range of discounted grooming services through AZ Pet Stylist, our mobile grooming partner.

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WHY OUR WORK MATTERS

Statistics indicate that areas with high percentages of free roaming dogs, the rates of illness and disease are significantly higher. These illnesses pose a threat not only to the animal population but to the health and well being of the people who care for them. We have begun tracking and studying the packs of free roaming dogs in the community so that we can document the diseases they may carry. This will allow us to provide treatment to those animals and determine the appropriate steps necessary to limit the spread of these illnesses to other animals and people in the community.