Pearl was originally found as a stray in Apache Junction. She’s been waiting a few months for a new home. She would love a home where she can have a regular feeding and exercise routine. Pearl could benefit from dropping a few pounds and now that the weather is nicer a walk here and there would be nice for her. Pearl is estimated to be about 3 years old. She is a real sweetheart of a girl. She seems to get along well with dogs. She is believed to be a Hound/Lab mix? Pearl is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue’s 15th annual BARKtoberfest event is coming up at the Gilbert Town Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. This is a free event, although some activities require a small donation to participate.
Paisley, a 5-year-old boxer/terrier and American pit bull mix, is very treat-motivated and would love to show off her tricks like sit and lay down. She walks really well on a leash. She loves squeaky toys, whether it’s playing with people or by herself.
Hawkeye is a large mixed breed guy that came to Friends for Life Animal Rescue from the Yuma Humane Society. His family turned him in ... they said they had no time for him. He is about 2 years old. He is a very nice boy ... silly as well. Volunteers at the shelter have been working with teaching him commands such as lay down. It has been observed that he is food possessive and because of this he should be an only animal in his new home. Hawkeye is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. He currently lives at Friends for Life’s adoption center, 143 W. Vaughn Ave., in downtown Gilbert. His adoption fee is $125.
Wednesday Catdams — creatively named after Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family — is a beautiful, all black 4-month-old kitten, until you catch her in the sunlight. That’s when you can see faint tabby stripes on her legs and tail. She has pretty eyes and a fun, energetic personality. She is long and lean, and she loves to play and jump and run. Unfortunately, she doesn’t show well at the PetSmart adoption center and is not happy there; as a result she seems like the fiercest, most unfriendly kitten around, when the opposite is the truth. She is a love bug when she is comfortable with her surroundings, she just needs time to get there. She is slow to accept other cats and kittens too, but when she does, she loves them unconditionally. She loves to play with fingers and toes and is always on guard for the under the sheets toys. She has accepted all of the fosters and older cats in her foster home. When tired, she likes to cuddle with her fellow cat friends or stretch out on a comfy bed or blanket. At night she contentedly lays by her human companions. She has impeccable litter box manners, loves her floor scratchers and scratching posts, carpet and sisal (rope). Can you give Wednesday a second chance at a new life?
Shakira is a sweet, female orange tabby, about 4 months old. She is fixed and tested. Shakira is a great lap kitty who is calm, yet playful. She will share a cage with her handsome ebony brother, Lewis, at Cactus Cats adoptions this Saturday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ahwatukee Petco, 5011 E. Ray Road.
Hannah is a beautiful girl, estimated to be a 2-year-old Shepherd blend. She originally was found as a stray in Yuma. She weighs more than 60 pounds. Hannah is a great companion for humans, however, not so much for other animals. She becomes possessive if dogs are around and want her toys or her food. She’ll need to be the only animal in the home because of this. She can and does, however, interact with other dogs when there are no toys or food around. Hannah isn’t too great with her doggy manners upon meeting new dog friends. Volunteers at the shelter say she’s an awesome dog with people and they have no doubt that even though she needs to be the only animal in the home she’ll be enough to fill the role of companion. She’s been spayed, microchipped and is up to date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $125. Hannah calls Friends for Life Animal Rescue in downtown Gilbert home for now until a forever family is found.
Carmel is a 7-year-old sweet, happy Beagle. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner could no longer take care of her. She would make a great family pet. Carmel would do well with older children and gets along well with other dogs.
Cactus Cats rescue of Ahwatukee will be at the local Petco, 5011 E. Ray Road, this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with kittens available for adoption. The rescue also features cats and kittens in the Petco store cages during the week and on petfinder.com/cactuscatsrescue. All Cactus Cats rescues are tested, fixed and have all their shots.
Kermit was originally found as a stray and brought in to the Yuma Humane Society. He is estimated to be about 6 years old. The guess on what he is … Chihuahua mix? All that is known for sure is he’s absolutely adorable. Kermit needs a child-free home as he has a bit of sensitivity when being handled. Don’t let that scare you though … the volunteers that work with Kermit at the shelter can go over/explain what exactly that means. He is a very sweet boy. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Kermit’s adoption fee is $125.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Scott Andersen went to take his Chihuahua, Einstein, on a walk in the evening of Tuesday, July 15, and within minutes of leaving the house, Einstein was dead, in the mouth of a much larger dog. Now Andersen is asking owners of all dogs to be aware of their dog’s instincts and be prepared for the worst.
This beauty’s name is Lafawnda. She’s a Snowshoe cat, about 12 years old. She was returned several months ago due to no fault of her own. This is actually the second time she was returned. The first time she was in her home for nine years, but her owner became ill and could no longer care for her. The second time she was returned because her family was moving and couldn’t take her with them.
Fernando, a 2-year-old Poodle mix, may be a little guy but has a big brain. He already knows a few tricks and loves to play with toys and will cuddle with anyone. He does pretty well with other calm, polite dogs and might even do OK with cats. He is neutered and his adoption price is $175.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. marks the biggest canine adoption event in northern Arizona: The Rescue Roundup. This year, the event will be at the Flagstaff City Hall Front Lawn. The purpose of the event is to educate the public about adopting animals from shelters and rescue organizations. More than 40 different rescues, shelters and vendors will be on hand to explain, promote and demonstrate canine care.