There's a lot going on this time of year at Payson Humane Society.s always, there are many animals to care for on a daily basis. This keeps us busy each and every day.
But there are several special events in the works that we want everyone to keep in mind. Remember, all proceeds benefit the homeless animals of Rim Country.
There is the 2009 pet calendar -- if you have a great picture of your pet that you'd like to share, we are in the process of putting together the photos now.
Bring your pet's high-resolution photo to the shelter, pick your calendar date and fill out a registration form. The cost is $20 to add your pet's photo to the calendar (calendar dates are sold on a first-come, first-served basis). The calendars are $10 each. If you don't have a photo, we would be happy to take one for you.
Another exciting event coming up is the big dance on Sept. 19 at the casino. Junction 87 will be providing the excellent entertainment again this year. It will be here that we raffle off the cover of the calendar, so if you want your pet to be a "cover girl" or boy, you'll need to be there.
There are two more wine tastings also this fall. Aug. 30 and Sept 27 are the dates for these. This is a great chance to taste wonderful wines from different places and sample some of the great appetizers that are available at the Main Street Grille.
There is the 12th annual chili supper Nov. 3 at the Elks Lodge. This is always a lot of fun.
Plateau Land will be doing another low-cost mobile spay and neuter clinic Nov. 18 at the shelter.
National Feral Cat Day is Oct. 16 and we will be celebrating the TNR (trap, neuter, release) of 1,000 cats this year.
As you can tell, there is never a dull moment at PHS. If you would like to participate or just come and have a great time at any of these events give us a call at (928) 474-5590 and we'll give you the details. As always, we invite you to come by the shelter and meet the many wonderful pets that are available for adoption. We are located at 812 S. McLane Road.
On July 25, I was picked up by the Police Department for running around without my owner. Since my owner never came for me, I have been placed up for adoption and so far I have won the hearts of all the staff. I am currently kenneled with my new friend, Sophie, who seems to really like me. My loving and docile nature is sure to please your entire household. I am still young, though, at only about 13 months, so I will need your help teaching me the ropes. How about taking me on a quick walk and we can talk about things? Did I mention I'm a great listener?
A nice lady found me on McLane Road and cared for me for three weeks until she was forced to bring me to the shelter on August 4. She said she couldn't find my owners. I am a Hound/Terrier mix, I get along great with other dogs and also do fine with kids. I am only about a year old, so I will need someone who can help me learn some manners and basic obedience. I catch on quickly, and will be a great buddy to someone who has time for me. Please don't take me home and leave me in the back yard. I need you in my life!
This sweet Lady was brought in as a stray from outside of town and very malnourished. Underweight and not feeling well, she still seemed to be goodnatured and ready to please you. Her fragile body has not been well cared for and we sure are glad we got her when we did. The vet thinks she is a Doberman mix and about 2-3 years old. She is medium in size, walks well on a leash and seems to be fine with other dogs. She needs a patient, loving and stable home. Do you have room for her?
Hi everyone! My name is Pinto and I am about 9 months old, with the American Bulldog look. I was brought here with my pal Firu because my owners were moving and unable to take us along. I am a very nice young man with lots of energy -- so much energy, that I could probably provide power to all of Payson. The shelter staff thinks as I get a little older and learn some obedience training, I will calm down and become more of a well-behaved young man. I am great with kids and other dogs, I am healthy, happy and ready to become part of your family. Can you take me?
I am an 11-month-old happy-go-lucky kind of guy who is spilling over with great energy. I was turned over to the shelter with my best pal Pinto because my owner was moving and unable to let me come along. I love to run, jump and play with other dogs and I even like kids. I do need lots of training, though, so please plan on having patience with me. Once given the chance, I can provide you unconditional love. Come on, what do ya say?
Chewey was brought to us because his owner wasn't able to spend time with him. Being all alone, he was becoming bored with his yard and starting to plan his escape routes. He seems to be very smart and obeys basic commands. His owner informed us he is good with kids over 10, other dogs and OK with cats.
Chewey will need an active family that is able to include him in their lives. He should not be kept as a yard dog, but rather a family dog. Chewy is very good on the leash when when volunteers take him for walks. He doesn't tug, pull or drag behind. What a champ! Please plan on being loyal to him as this is what he plans for you.