Ahwatukee Foothills residents looking to add a furry member to their family will have a great opportunity to do so tomorrow when PACC911 will host an adopt-a-thon in the Ahwatukee Petco parking lot, at 5011 E. Ray Road.
I am a retired Ahwatukee resident and worked as the business office manager at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) for 18 years. During that time I had a wonderful working relationship and regular interaction with the Ahwatukee Board of Management (ABM), and occasionally staff, in the capacity of my job.
One look in the sweet soulful eyes of this brown tabby, Kiki, and she melts and rolls over to have her belly rubbed. Kiki gave birth to kittens outside a nursing home last summer, and Cactus Cats Rescue saved her and the kittens, found them homes, and now it’s Kiki’s turn. She will politely sleep on a dresser top or the foot of your bed, is quiet and gets along quite well with other cats, not being a dominant cat. Kiki would probably do best in a quiet household. She is tested, fixed, and has all her shots.
Bear is an 8-week-old Beagle mix puppy. His mother, Sonora, was rescued from the shelter by Arizona Beagle Rescue. Bear is one of three puppies up for adoption. Arizona Beagle Rescue is not quite sure of the mix of these puppies, but some think they may be a Beagle/Terrier mix. They get along well with other dogs and children, but will need lots of puppy training.
Cher is a gorgeous long-haired girl, about 5 years old. She was rescued as a stray in the East Valley, but it was obvious she used to belong to someone and had been in a home environment. Cher is a lap cat, so whomever adopts her must also let her adopt a lap or two in the home.
Sookie, a 6-month-old Ragdoll/Siamese kitten, is seeking a forever home. She, along with her brothers, Cy and Henry, were found as very young kittens behind a washing machine in an apartment laundry room. Sookie is an extremely friendly kitten with striking blue eyes, who transitions to new situations with ease. She enjoys kneading your belly and then falling asleep on your chest cheek to cheek. She is very playful, loves all types of toys and hanging out with her brothers and rescued cat friends.
Gauge was found as a stray, and with no one coming forward to claim him, he is now up for adoption. Gauge is estimated to be about 1-1/2 years old. He is in the prime of his goofy puppy stage. It doesn’t seem like anyone taught him any manners, so our volunteers have been working with him and he’s made some great improvements. He is going to make someone an awesome dog, but he probably won’t be the best “first dog” for someone. He’s a pretty cool guy, and is definitely worth meeting. He would be a great jogging/hiking activity buddy for someone. His adoption fee is $150. He is vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.
Gorgeous and very sweet striped tabby Kiki gave birth to kittens outside a nursing home last summer, and Cactus Cats rescued her. All the kittens have homes, and now it is Kiki’s turn! She is a small and quiet kitty who gets along well with other cats. She will politely sleep on a dresser top or the foot of your bed, and loves to roll and have her belly rubbed. Kiki is tested, fixed, and has all her shots.
Hamlet is a sweet 9-year-old little Beagle boy. He is very quiet and is dog door trained. He is great with kids and other dogs. Hamlet even gets along with cats. He would make a great addition to any family.
Bruce is a very handsome pit blend, about 3 years old. He was recently returned, after being adopted from Friends for Life Animal Rescue for a while, when his humans split up. The boyfriend held onto him as long as he could, but realized it wasn’t fair to Bruce to bounce him around to different places. Bruce is what we call a Pit Bull Ambassador — he is the best of the breed. He came back to us a little overweight so he needs his new family to help him shed a few pounds. He’d be happy to have a fit partner for the new year and go on long walks with you to help everyone stay in shape.