It's a very important time at Payson Humane Society right now.
We spent all day Tuesday with Bill from Shelter Planners of America. This is a man who has participated in the construction or remodel of more than 600 animal shelters in the United States over the last 30 years. We have hired him to design our new facility.
We are truly poised on the edge of the future for the lost and abandoned animals of Rim Country. As we move into the future, we do so on faith that this community is with us. As the population grows, so does the issue of unwanted animals. We need to be prepared to handle this issue in way that makes us, as a community, proud.
PHS has been working hard to bring low-cost spay and neuter programs to the community. We promote education to help people understand the lifelong commitment they must make when becoming a pet owner.
Our long-term goal is to alleviate the problem of animal overpopulation in our area. By doing so, it is hoped we will not require a "bigger, better PHS" for many years. Our vision to build a facility that will carry us far into the future -- a facility that is a vital part of this community
If you would like to be a part of this vision, or would like to know us better, come see us at 812 S. Mc Lane Road, call (928) 474-5590 or look us up on the Web at one of these sites: paysonhumanesociety.com, Petfinders.com or PlanetPayson.com.
Now, meet a few of our wonderful animals in need of loving homes.
Rocky is 2-year-old neutered male Shepherd mix. His coat is tan and will require regular brushing.
Rocky was brought to our shelter as a stray, and no one has claimed him.
Rocky loves to play and likes plenty of attention from humans. He is good with people and would make a fun, family dog.
He is somewhat shy when you first meet him, and will need to be introduced to your animals before you take him home.
Rocky is the kind of dog you want to take with you on family camping trips or a nice hike down to the river to play.
Rocky will need to have some obedience training and leash training. The training will help him to become a good friend and great companion.
Lover Boy is a handsome, 3-year-old neutered male Plott Hound with a brown and brindle mix coat.
He will need a minimal amount of grooming to keep him looking good.
Lover Boy is as gentle as he is big. He would love to live the country life just picking up scents with his nose and finding what adventure they lead him to.
He'd also be content curled up at your feet on the porch or by the fireplace.
Lollipop is a beautiful, black and white Hound mix. She is 6 months old, has been spayed, and is current with her shots.
Lollipop came into the shelter as a stray, but no one came to claim her.
She is such a picture perfect girl, an excellent example of a healthy young pup.
Because she came in without any identification tags or a microchip, we were not able to find her family. She is now up for adoption and looking for a new family.
She has a wonderful personality and is quite spunky and loving.
Lollipop will need some basic obedience and leash training and lots of exercise.
Please come and take a look at her.
Winston is a handsome, 7-year-old Boxer mix.
Animal Control brought him into the shelter because he was abandoned by his family.
He is neutered and current with his shots.
Winston loves to play in the water. He really like the water hose when it wiggles like a snake and shoots water out.
Winston knows some commands and walks politely on leash.
This pup has lots of potential and is definitely a keeper.
Buddy is a 2-year-old neutered Lab/Border Collie mix.
His family gave him up to our shelter because they did not have time for him.
He is crate-trained, housebroken and has basic obedience training. He will sit, stay and loves to shake your hand. He loves to fetch and retrieve, and lies down on command. Buddy loves hiking and camping.
He is great with kids and other animals.
He is good to take to the dog park, and he's crazy about water.
Come take a look at him; he is ready to go.
The shelter is currently overcrowded with dozens of beautiful dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. Please consider opening your heart and home to one or more of these great pets. Take advantage of these sale prices that will be in effect through the month of July:
- Cats over 1 year old, $25
- Cats over 1 year old, $10 when adopted by senior citizens age 60 and over
- Cats that have been at the shelter for 6 months or more, $25
- 2 cats that came in together, $40 for both
- Kittens, $70 each, or adopt two and get one for half price -- $105
- Dogs over 5 years old, $30
- Adults dogs $25 when adopted by senior citizens age 60 and over
- Dogs that have been at the shelter for 2 months or more, $40
- 2 dogs that came in together, adopt one and get the other for half price
- Puppies, $70 each, or adopt two and get one for half price -- $105