Special Adoption Rates Through May


It's going to be a very busy weekend in the Rim Country, and a very busy weekend at Payson Humane Society, as well. Here's a run down of events!

Some of our dogs will be walking in the Rodeo Parade. This is a great opportunity for them to be a part of the community, and to be seen out of the shelter environment. It's times like these when we see their true personalities shine through.

Also on tap, we will have an information booth at the Aero Fair. There, you will be able to buy tickets for the opportunity to win a 7-day cruise for two to the Mexican Riviera, including $250 for expenses. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. And for that special Dad in your life, we will be selling raffle tickets for a "car basket," which includes 14 different items to clean and shine you car inside and out, as well as a $90 gift certificate to the Payson Golf Club. These tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

You will also be able to view the plans for our new "state of the art" facility! YES, it's finally time! We will be breaking ground in September with hopes of moving into our new shelter in May 2009!!!

Congratulations go out to the two winners of last Saturday's basket drawings. Dianna Lloyd was the winner of the "For the Birds" basket, and Lynette Briggs won the "Romantic Getaway" basket for two.

And last, but not least, this important announcement from Payson Humane Society. Because of the numbers of animals that have been flowing in, we have decided it's time for a "SPECIAL." The following special prices will last until the first of June:

  • Puppies and kittens under 1
  • year old -- $45
  • Adult dogs and cats -- $30
  • "Senior to Senior" -- $25
  • (matching a senior person
  • with a cat or dog age 5+)

Please keep in mind you must be a qualified adopter and that animal adoption isn't something that you jump on just because you think the price is good. It's an opportunity for folks who have a true desire to add a permanent family member to their lives.

We received one of our dogs back last week that had been given away by the folks who adopted him, after less than two weeks, to someone whose name they didn't even know. We got him back after he had been thrown from a moving vehicle on Highway 87. Case in point -- You should only adopt if you intend to give a loving home to the animal for the remainder of their lives. They deserve nothing less.

For more information about PHS, come see us at 812 S. McLane Road, call (928) 474-5590, or visit us on the Web at www.paysonhumanesociety.com, www.petfinders.com or www.planetpayson.com.


Gertie was seen walking down the side of a busy highway. Thankfully, she was picked up by a concerned citizen and brought to the shelter. This act of kindness probably saved her life. Gertie is about two years old, is spayed and current on her shots. She has a good personality and is very outgoing. She demonstrates the free-spirited hound personality. She definitely has the looks of a nice brown and white Walker hound. We can tell she has been kenneled for long periods because of the callouses on her hind legs and hip bones. Gertie would like to be adopted into an active home that understands the needs of a hound. She needs some leash and obedience training to understand she cannot travel at will. Gertie would really like to have a soft dog bed to sleep on at night and a wonderful family to wake up to each morning.


Gypsy is an animated 2-year-old spayed female Catahoula-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. Her short, pale tan coat is dappled with darker, muted brown spots -- very attractive. Gypsy is a real friendly girl and she loves to be part of the action. At her age, she requires mental and physical challenges to keep her fit. She would love to learn more obedience skills and some fun tricks. She would also enjoy a good exercise regime so she can stretch her long legs and stay trim. She'd be proud to accompany you on walks through the forest and on rides in the car. Gypsy would be a great companion for a dog of a similar energy level.


Lily is a 1-year-old spayed female Catahoula mix. She is at the shelter because at her previous home she liked to jump the fence and wander around the neighborhood. Lily is good with children and gets along well with other dogs. The Catahoula Hound is a high-energy dog which needs to have both mental and physical stimulation to keep at a manageable level. Lily needs to have some obedience training and will do best with a person or family who is active outdoors. Lily is somewhat shy when you first meet her at the shelter, but warms up quickly. She needs a secure environment where she can trust and is loved for who she is.


Puffin is a happy-go-lucky, 2-1/2-year-old male Shepherd mix. He was turned over to the shelter because his owners could no longer care for him. His coat is semi-long and is reddish in color. He will need some grooming to keep his coat looking bright and shiny. Puffin is used to being an inside-outside dog. He sleeps inside at night. He is used to living in a quiet home and has been around small children. Puffin would do best in a home with older children; he can be skittish around young children depending on the activities going on around him. He gets along well with other dogs, cats and bunnies. He likes to ride in the car and walks well on a leash. Puffin is house trained and knows some tricks. He likes to sit up on his hind legs to receive his treats. Puffin will need some training; he likes to chew things that don't belong to him. He also has a problem staying in is own yard. Puffin needs to go into an active household; he requires a lot of exercise and would do well with a person or family who has an active, outdoor lifestyle.


Raven is a beautiful 2-year-old spayed female short-haired black kitty. She likes to perch high up on the spiral stairs in her kennel so as to avoid any trouble with the other resident cats. Raven needs a home that will allow her some independence. She likes to be her own boss and will let you know when she wants attention. Raven is so beautiful, it can be quite rewarding just watching her perched on a window or shelf. Raven has been at the shelter since May, 31, 2007.

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