SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

New Board Member, Lisa John

Lisa John with Jake and Toby

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network (SBPRN) would like to introduce our newest board member, Lisa John. Lisa hails from Ridgecrest, Calif., and moved to SaddleBrooke in spring 2021. Before relocating to sunny Arizona, Lisa was a kindergarten and first grade teacher for 30 years. She jokes that this is why her hair went gray at an early age.

Lisa and her husband, Larry, were college sweethearts at the University of Arizona and have been married for 34 years. Almost as soon as they moved to SaddleBrooke, Lisa became involved with the SBPRN rescue team, helping to reunite lost or found pets with their owners. She also enjoys volunteering at the library. Much of her free time is spent with her two beloved dogs, Jake and Toby. Jake is a sweet, calm 7-year-old Golden Retriever and, at only 16 months old, Toby, a Havanese, has been spending time with a trainer to become a good puppy citizen. Lisa’s ultimate goal for Toby is for him to become a therapy dog. SBPRN is very excited to have Lisa join the board, she will be a wonderful addition to a hard-working team.

As we welcome a new member, we say goodbye to Karyle Steele, who will be retiring from the board in May. We want to thank her for her 10 years of service to the Network. In honor of her service, the Network will make a donation in her name to the rescue group of her choice. It has been a privilege to work with Karyle.

Millions for Tucson Raffle—It’s a Win-Win

SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network is excited to announce that they are participating in the Jim Click Millions for Tucson raffle supporting 501(c)(3) organizations based in Southern Arizona. Participating 501(c)(3)s who sell these tickets keep all proceeds raised.

The first prize is a 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor. Second prize is two round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some exceptions apply). And third prize is $5,000 cash. The drawing will take place December 14, 2023, and you need not be present to win. Please visit for the details and rules flyer.

To purchase your tickets you may contact Romayne Trudo at 520-834-5718, Karyle Steele at 520-548-7861, or Carol Merlini at 520-825-0563. Or purchase your tickets at the desk in the SaddleBrooke HOA One lobby on April 11, 18, and 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.

Help us support the rescue groups and shelters in our area. The pets don’t know that they are not supposed to be hungry, hurt, or mistreated; they need us to help them go on to fulfilling and healthy lives.

Until there are none—save one.

Monthly Pet Donation Drop-Off Program

Karyle Steele

Our various pet charities are always in need and are always thankful for your donations. Please consider dropping off any of the items listed below. Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated. The drop-off location is at the SaddleBrooke One bocce ball courts. It is the first Friday of every month.

Please do not leave items unattended.

May through August drop-off hours are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. September through April drop-off hours are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

We accept most pet-related items that are in clean and good condition. We also accept clean towels, which are used in our shelter’s clinic. Food is always needed.

We are now accepting sheets, which will be used by Arizona Vet Santa Cruz. They serve low-income families in Southern Arizona and the Copper Corridor with spay and neuter services at a low cost.

We cannot accept any poly-filled items such as pillows, as they present a choking hazard. Nor can we accept any rugs with rubber backing. Any items accepted are at the discretion of the volunteers.