Mouse is a Beagle mix with the cutest “cow” spots! About a year or so old, she's up for adoption for $125 at Pima Paws For Life.

Courtesy of Pima Paws for Life

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Pima Paws for Life and Art Attack Promotions is hosting an arts and crafts festival along with an animal food drive Friday through Sunday. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marana Marketplace, at the corner of Orange Grove and Thornydale roads.

Donations of unopened pet food and money will be given to local animal charities.

In addition to unique craft items, there will also be animals who have been rescued and are ready to find their forever homes. You may meet an animal, like Mouse (pictured) that could become a loved member of your family or find an exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Pima Paws for Life is one of the newest in the Tucson area's growing number of animal rescue groups.  

Cindy Hefley, a Paws for Life volunteer. describes the group as "a private animal shelter dedicated to finding loving homes for every treatable and adoptable animal in our care." 

Pima Paws for Life collaborates with Pima Animal Care Center to broaden the safety net for homeless animals in our community by helping the dogs recover from minor medical issues, get them well and adopt them to their forever homes.  "We have approximately 50 dogs in our care that are available for adoption or can be fostered in your home until they are fully recovered and ready for adoption," she said.

Take a look at the animals in their care at:

Paws for Life is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week for adoptions.  Find it  at 2509-2 W Zinnia Ave (that's in the area of Interstate 10 and Ruthrauff Road). Call 867-1193 for more information