From the article: Pet Adoption in Phoenix
Tell us about how and where you adopted your pet in Arizona. Was it from the Arizona Humane Society? From another dog or cat shelter in the Phoenix area? Was it a good experience? Tell us about your pet adoption! Arizona pets only, please! Share Your Experience
- We foster for Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary. What a great experience. We have had old and blind,young and disabled, each has been mistreated in some way but with love and patience has become a loving adoptable pet. Now we have a "hoarder/breeders" chi that has deformed legs and only 3.What a great boy ,when he came out of his shell, he can keep up with the best of them. We encourage everyone to foster and/or adopt.
- —Guest Ellen
- I adopted Molly after seeing her on the internet through a rescue group here in Phoenix. She was a breeder at a puppy mill and now she is queen of the house. She is such a delight and we love her. She is not house broken and we have had challenges with that but overall she is definitely worth the effort. I will never buy a dog from a private breeder again and of course never from a pet store or puppy mill.
- —Guest Happy in Gilbert
- I was in a PetSmart looking to adopt a brother or sister for my Princess. We walked around the corner to the back of the store and my eyes met those of my Frankie in a crate waiting for someone to adopt him. The volunteer took him out of the crate and Princess and I fell in love with him. Frankie was timid at first having been badly abused by his previous owner. He was skin and bones and didn't play for a long time after he came home with us. But now, 2 years later, he is fat, happy and smiling. Really, he smiles. And he plays now and runs too. He still has some "issues" with strangers but he is very happy now with us.
- —Guest Philly CB
Arizona Humane Society
- We adopted our Dog Jessie back in April of this year.She is a one year old border collie mix and tries hard to please-even us as strangers.She is so cute!
- —Guest Theresa Pimm
Arizona Animal Welfare League
- I have adoped three cats from the AAWL and they are a great place. They are Arizona's Largest and oldest no-kill shelter and all the times I have adopted there it has been a great experience. The last kitten I got there bad been neutered, had his shots, was microchipped and they also include a collar and tag. I could just take him home and start playing with him. They will only let you adopt animals that are in good health. I would recommend them for anyone thinking of adoption. One of the nicest things is their huge selection of dogs and cats from which to choose. You are sure to find a critter that you will fall in love with.
- I literally stole my buddy, after 2 years of watching him be horribly abused. His owner didn't apparently notice him gone either. He has been living a dogs life for the last 3 years. He has what I call a wicked toenail that never hits the pavement. He has been sedated and the nail cut back by a vet a zillion times only to return. He is miserable and limps. I lost my job in Nov and I desparately need to, I believe have his toe removed. I am willing to volunteer, I am an accountant, to offset this cost. My heart is breaking because he is so miserable. This nail is 5 times thicker than his others, he won't let you near it, and when cut back by a vet, known to bleed profusely. Please help me and my buddy, I will work very hard in exchange and my dog will be so happy. Call Katherine at 928-595-0605 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in downtown Phoenix Thank you, Katherine and Brigadere Souix He is a healer, 50 pounds 6 yrs old.
- One thing to check on is with your homeowners insurance. If someone has a dog that is known for violance or known to be aggressive and bites someone or hurts them, your home owners ins. may not cover the inciedent. Some breeds of dogs are worse than others. Just something to think about or maybe even check out before the situation comes up. Dave
- —Guest dbhedtke
My little man
- My 1 year old dachshund, Princess Buttercup, and I were walking through PetSmart at Tatum & Shea and we turned the corner and saw Frankie in a cage. Our eyes met Frankie's and it was love at first sight. Frankie is a 5 year old dapple mini doxie who had been abused. You could see very bone in his little body and every verterbrae on his spine. He has put on 2 pounds - that's a 20% increase for him - and he looks wonderful. He's a darling dog who loves both of us. We couldn't be happier. He's a wonderful pet.
- —Guest Cathy Bonner
- We adopted a dog that was estimated at 1 - 1 1/2 years old. The label on his pen said "German Short-Haired Pointer - Mix" When we decided to adopt, the breed name changed to German Short-Haired Pointer/Pit Bull Mix. Apparently, a lot of people shun a pit bull mixed breed, so they don't advertise if if they don't have to. Dexter weighed 40 lbs. when we got him - he's at least 70 lbs now, and is a wonderful, cuddly, lap dog!