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.
Mark Spitz is a 2-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Rottweiler who is smart and loves treats. He already knows sit and would really benefit from more training. He can be a bit shy, but he loves being pet gently and it helps him warm up to you. He really loves attention. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $150.
Charlie, a 2-year-old Pug mix, is looking for his fur-ever home. He is full of energy and ready to play with toys, most of all tug-o-war! He is full of energy and would benefit having an active family. Charlie really enjoys treats, which can motivate him to learn new things. He is neutered and his adoption fee was $180, but since he’s the dog of the week it has been reduced to $90.
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.
Emmy, a 3-year-old Boxer mix, is a laid back gal looking for an easy going, quiet home. She loves to lounge around all day and hang out with her people and go for an occasional walk. Emmy gets along with other easy going dogs as well as cats. If you have a nice quiet home and are looking for an easy going dog well then Emmy is your gal. She is spayed and has her shots. Her adoption fee is $100.
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.
Maverick, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu mix looks like a tough guy, but is actually just a shy guy looking for love. His life in a puppy mill before coming to Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA was not very nice, so he’s still trying to figure out how wonderful life and people can be. Maverick is learning to like affection, even though he flinches when people reach down to pet him. His favorite things are toys, especially squeaky toys. He should do well with most other dogs and maybe even cats.
Each year in Maricopa County, tens of thousands of animals are euthanized. The shelters fill up, the programs that aid animals with medical and behavioral problems can only take so many cases, and, unfortunately, the whole system can only care for so many.
This weekend, 12 Valley animal rescue organizations will set up shop in 40 locations across Maricopa County to try to get more than 1,500 cats and dogs adopted — and all of those pets can be adopted entirely for free.
Sienna’s favorite thing to do is to lean on you and give you kisses. This spayed, gentle sweetheart is a 5-year-old retriever/Chesapeake Bay mix with a playful side. She loves to play with other dogs and let her silly side loose.
Until recently, if a pet owner needed to give up their pet the only option was to send the pet to an “open-intake” shelter where it could potentially end up on the euthanasia list. Now, the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL) is giving pet owners a new option by opening an owner surrender program.
Brooke, a 2-year-old Terrier/soft coated Wheaten mix loves to play, and especially loves to be petted while she wiggles and snuggles on you. She is a great student and a fast learner. Brooke is strong willed and would do great in activities that would stimulate her mentally and physically. Most dogs and Brooke don’t get along because she’s just too smart for them. If you think you can keep up with her, come meet Brook today. She is sponsored by Janice Laduca and her adoption fee is 50 percent off $125 because she has been in the shelter too long.
Reggie is a 1-year-old Terrier mix. This sweet boy was found as a stray on the streets of Phoenix. He loves other dogs and may be good with cats. Initially, he’s shy, but is such a sweet boy. Reggie warms up with yummy treats. He’s neutered and has all his shots.
Duke, a 4-year-old Terrier/American Pit Bull mix, loves tennis balls and playing fetch. He is very sweet and affectionate. Duke is great with kids of all ages and other dogs, too. He is neutered and up to date on all his shots. His adoption fee is $135.
With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
Ariel, a 4-year-old purebred yellow Labrador Retriever, would love to be your lifetime hiking and exercise buddy. She is a super affectionate, high energy dog who is truly happy to be alive and taking advantage of every minute to enjoy it. She is extremely playful and curious, and loves to be active. If you are seeking a true athletic and loyal lab, then Ariel might be your girl. She is spayed, microchipped and has all her shots. Her adoption fee is $150.
Make a Chihuahua your best buddy and save $50 at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA). The Best Buddy program provides extra help for any questions or medical or behavior issues the animal may have, during the first 30 days after adoption. Adopters also have lifetime support from the organization with low-cost veterinary services, classes and more. As part of the adoption guarantee, each adopter will receive free pet health insurance for 30 days, a free medical helpline that is monitored 24 hours/seven days per week and a free behavior helpline for the first 30 days after the adoption. If a medical issue is identified, AAWL has a low-cost clinic that works with the adopter and the pet to solve the problem. If it is a behavior issue, the behavior experts at AAWL give advice, or they may recommend one of the many training classes offered by the organization.
Scooby, a 5-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei/Mix, already knows the “sit” and “down” commands and would love to learn more, especially if there are treats involved. Scooby is a pretty big guy right now so lots of daily exercise would be good so that he can be ready for any adventure that comes along. He loves everyone he meets, but some dogs can overwhelm him so please bring any dogs in the home down to meet Scooby. He is neutered and is adoption price is $175.
Brooke, a 1-year-old Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten/Mix, loves to play in a yard. When she gets excited she likes to run fast in circles — commonly known as “the zoomies.” Brooke is a great student and a fast learner. Come see her and she will show you in person how smart she is. Oh, and if she barks when she’s in the kennel it is only because she is excited to see you.
Gabbana, like her name suggests, is a special and limited edition pup worthy of lots of love and affection. She’s very smart and already know “sit, “down,” “stay” and “come” commands. She loves to learn new things and has great focus for further training. Gabbana loves to play fetch, tug-of-war, and would do well with a semi-active family who would like to run and play with her.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald