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Dove Mountain Welcomes Ranger Ainsley!

If you love dogs, Dove Mountain is a great place to raise and enjoy your canine friends. This pet-friendly community features groomed walking paths and multiple shaded dog parks (separated by small and large breeds) and 50 plus miles of hiking trails traversing breathtaking Sonoran Desert scenery.

Today we are pleased to welcome a new furry friend to the neighborhood, Ranger Ainsely. Ainsely is an adorable, people-loving two-year-old Labrador retriever and new official Guest Ambassador at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

Ainsely comes to Dove Mountain from Canine Companions for Independence® (CCI), a non-profit which grants highly trained assistance dogs to military veterans and children and adults with disabilities. The organization provides two full years of training for each service canine with just a small percentage of these trainees actually making the cut and receiving assignment to an individual in need.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has partnered with CCI to support the program, including adopting Ainsley who has become a member of the resort’s Kids Ranger team.

He will also participate in Ritz Kids reading sessions and be a key member of the resort team’s Community Footprints program, an initiative supporting area non-profit organizations focusing on assisting at-risk children and families, and those in need of food, shelter and basic human care.  

To the delight of children and adults, Ainsley is now officially welcoming guests and accepting hugs!

To follow Ainsley as he settles into his new job at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, visit their Facebook page or Instagram page.

More about The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain enjoys a spectacularly scenic high Sonoran Desert setting in Marana, Arizona just north of Tucson and south of Phoenix. It is the only Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond property in southern Arizona. Highlights include three swimming pools, one with a 235-foot water slide and splash pad; multiple dining outlets including the top-ranked CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and Cayton’s Burger Bistro; one of the top-ranked spas in the country complete with its own infinity pool and tanning island; adjacency to 63 holes of World Championship Match Play golf terrain on two award-winning courses; a robust menu of recreation and outdoor exploration activities for all ages and ability levels; and the acclaimed Ritz Kids Rangers program presenting adventure, cultural and nature days inspired by the flora, fauna and unparalleled Southwestern heritage of the region.

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