Mercury hosts Dog Days of Summer

Mercury forward Candice Dupree.

The Phoenix Mercury is hosting its 5th annual Dog Days of Summer game on Sunday, July 10. The team takes on the Tulsa Shock at US Airways Center with tipoff set for 3 p.m.

A canine-focused festival will take place prior to the game, beginning at 1 p.m., in the Casino Arizona Pavilion, with 27 animal-friendly vendors and rescue organizations on-hand.

Participating businesses include:

43rd Ave Animal Hospital

Dermatology for Animals

Eye Care for Animals

Furbabies Delectable Delights

Hands on Dog Training

Howland Studios

Hug N Pups Pet Grooming Salon

Natural Paws


Pete and Mac’s Recreational Resort for Pets

The Spectrum Group

The Pet Club – Tolleson

The Synthetic Grass Store and

Villa La PAWS Resort and Spa

Last year's Dog Days of Summer event.

Participating animal rescue and non-profit organizations include:

Dogs even ended up courtside at last year's Dog Days of Summer event.

Arizona Adopt-a-Greyhound

Arizona Golden Rescue

Arizona Jack Russell Rescue

AZ Saint Bernard Rescue

Banner Good Samaritan Paws 4 Hope Dog Therapy Program

Canine Companions for Independence

Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry

Fallen Feathers

Gabriel’s Angels

Lost Paws Sterilization, Education, and Rescue

MinPin Haven Rescue

Arizona R.E.S.C.U.E. and

Toy Fox Terrier Rescue

Fans can stay cool during the Dog Days of Summer while taking in Mercury basketball for as little at $10. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 602-252-WNBA.

UP NEXT: The Mercury celebrates Season 15 on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. against the Washington Mystics. Cheryl Miller, the Mercury’s first head coach, will be in attendance and will address fans at halftime. Fans are also encouraged to bring bottled water to donate to the annual Salvation Army Water Drive, which benefits the Extreme Heat Emergency Plan.


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