Lately, one of Jesus’ more cryptic phrases has been making laps inside my head. I came back across his words while reading the Passion accounts in the Gospels, this year quickly speeding toward the Lenten season as it is. These words were spoken on the last night Jesus was with his disciples: “Abide in me, and I will abide in you.”
Jax is a big beautiful boy, about 3 years old. He’s very playful and sweet. Thus far he’s gotten along with most cats he’s met. It isn’t sure if he’d be happy living with dogs. Jax has been at the shelter for quite some time so when he does get adopted the family should understand it might take him some time to adjust to a home environment. His last person ended up having to return him due to allergies. Jax would like to be brushed sometimes to keep that wonderful mane of his looking it’s best. He seems to understand there’s a price to pay for being so handsome so he doesn’t mind it.
A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.
Baxter, a 1-year-old, black and tan, Chihuahua/short coat mix is all puppy, still. He loves to play and goof around. However, he also has a serious side, and knows sit and is treat motivated. You can teach him a lot, as he would do anything for a treat. Come and visit Baxter at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, 25 N. 40th St., Building 6. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $125.
Beasley, a 1-year-old Chihuahua short coat mix, is a happy-go-lucky guy looking for his forever home. His favorite thing is cuddling up with people. Beasley does well with some other dogs and maybe even cats.
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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.
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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.
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