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.
Jewel is a gorgeous domestic short-haired black cat estimated to be 1-3 years old. She is an active girl with events scheduled throughout the day such as playing with toys and laser lights, but her main goal is to give her humans as much love as possible. She is a great “companion” kitty. She loves to be pet and will “make biscuits” and help you “work.” Jewel CAN be competitive for attention if you have other cats so it probably is best she be the only love of your life. Jewel is also good with children.
Daniel is a 7-month-old black cat with gorgeous gold eyes. He was recently rescued with his brother, Jack, from a backyard while looking for food. The brothers look identical and are very bonded so the “Jack and Daniel boys” will need to be adopted together. Both are extremely playful and affectionate kittens looking for their forever home. They are great around other cats, kids, and maybe dogs. They love to run around chasing toys, running up cat trees, hanging out in a window to watch birds, and sitting on your lap to enjoy some human companionship.
There are tremendous responsibilities and potential liabilities that come with owning a dog. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are approximately 4.7 million dog bites per year, resulting in 800,000 injuries that require medical attention. Half of those injuries are to people under the age of 18.
Eight dogs in Phoenix have been through years of specialty training to find live and deceased people buried in rubble and that training is going to good use as two of the dogs are currently helping in Snohomish County, Wash.
Bud and Dud are 11-month-old orange and white cats who are known to be two peas in a pod. These brothers were facing possible euthanasia because they had ringworm as young kittens. Fortunately, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation was able to rescue and medically treat them — now they are looking for their forever home. Both cats are extremely friendly to humans and cats, love to play with toys while chasing each other up and down a cat tree, and like to sit on your lap. Can you give them a chance at a new life?
On March 15, the Valley Honda Dealers and the Helpful Guys in Blue hosted their first Helpful Honda Pet Adoptions at the Arizona Humane Society. The Guys in Blue were helping some of Arizona’s adoptable pets find forever homes, and provided complimentary leashes, collars, and food bowls to pet parents. In addition, the Valley Honda Dealers donated more than $400 worth of dog food, treats, toys, and other helpful items to the Arizona Humane Society.
Wobbly was born outside and caught a cold as a kitten, which vets say affected his brain so he now has a tremor. Other than that, this short-haired, gray and white kitty enjoys wrestling and playing with its foster’s gentle adult cats. He loves to be held and will purr to thank you. Wobbly is fixed, tested, and has all his shots. If interested in Wobbly, email email@example.com.
The Arizona Humane Society unveiled a new cat isolation area at its Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion. The isolation area is the second of its kind for the Arizona Humane Society after the first one was expanded in 2010. The new space has been open roughly six weeks and has had approximately 40 temporary residents, some of whom are now in foster care and others who have recovered and are now in their forever homes. The space requires those who enter to gown and glove up while also wearing removable show covers. Daily evaluations of these animals include how they are responding to the medications, attitude, appetite and hydration. In addition, the new space gives AHS the ability to get to know the cats even better and provide that information to adopters.
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.
Bug is a mix of perhaps Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua. She is estimated to be about 2 years old. She was found as a stray by volunteers of the shelter, who were out and about on a recreational event. Bug was so tiny sitting on the side of the road and, thankfully, let our volunteers rescue her. It was discovered that she had a stone in her stomach and after it didn’t pass, surgery had to be done. The stone ended up being a sharp piece of quartz, about the size of a quarter. Bug has recovered nicely from the surgery and would love to start her new life in a forever, loving home. Bug has been spayed, microchipped and is up to date on all vaccinations.
Sabrina, a 4-year-old sweet and gentle cat, is looking for her forever home. She has been living with a foster family for over a year. She can be shy at first, preferring to check out anything new from a distance, but warms up quickly to humans and other cats. Her foster family reports that she is very playful and loves to chase toys and objects around the house. She has never been introduced to dogs and would require a slow transition to a house with dogs.
Handsome Louie is a super affectionate and talkative red and white cat. He’s tall with long, white legs. He enjoys napping in a cat tree all day and watching TV or playing poker at night. Louie is fine with friendly, mellow cats and would also be great as king of the castle and your only cat.
LaFawnda is a short-haired Siamese cat mix, senior female. She is a bit shy at first, but given the time to get acquainted she may be the love of your life. If you scratch her ears she’ll purr and squint her eyes with happiness. LaFawnda is a loyal and loving kitty. She’s been FELV/FIV tested negative, altered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and housetrained.
Kora was found in an abandoned house with several other cats. She is a somewhat shy, but quickly warms up after she gets to know you. She is an extremely sweet and calm cat who basically gets along with everyone. She recently lost her “sister” to an illness and could really use some extra love and support. She enjoys sleeping in a cubby within a cat tree and will always come out to greet other cats and people. She is very loving and needs that special person to give the patience and attention she desperately needs. Can you give Kora a chance at a new life?
BeagleFest is the largest gathering of Beagles in Arizona and helps raise awareness of the breed and the rescue organization. This year’s BeagleFest will feature pet services, a DJ, vendors, contests, raffles and a silent auction.
How many dogs are too many? When done properly, integrating a new dog into your current pack should be relatively easy. The keys to successful integration are control and harmony. The most successful integrations typically occur between the same breed and class of dog, but this certainly is not always the case. Be sure that whichever new dog you introduce has comparable energy-drive and size to your current dogs.
Friends for Life Animal Rescue in downtown Gilbert is excited to host and be the beneficiary of an annual special dinner and silent auction from 6 to 10 p.m. on March 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1800 S. San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert.
Adopting a pet is a great thing to do! Giving a dog or cat (puppy or kitten) a second chance can be a wonderfully rewarding experience. Unfortunately sometimes it can be quite frustrating when things don’t go as expected. Here are five things to consider before adopting a pet:
Junipurr is a young adult short-haired black and white kitty with wonderful markings. She purrs and purrs and purrs. She’s not a kitten so isn’t too crazy with energy, but she does like to be silly and play. She’s been defined as “sweet” and enjoys spending her days showing her people how much they are appreciated. Junipurr would do best in a home with another cat that is quiet ... and she seems to enjoy the company of male cats. Junipurr has been tested FELV/FIV negative, altered, microchipped, current on vaccinations and housetrained.