These Pets Are Eager To Please












This week’s column features a group of some of the sweetest pets we have. These are the kinds of animals that when you get to know them, you can’t help but ask, “Why would anyone not want this guy?”

They are easy to be with. They just want to please. They are happy just being by you, walking with you, sitting with you.

These are true examples of “companion” animals. They enjoy the companionship of people. They enjoy being petted and hearing your voice. They want to be where you are.

Their energy is calming. These are the kinds of pets who could be used as a therapy animals.

The stories that go with these animals about why they are ending up at Payson Humane Society vary widely. Some of them are picked up as strays and no one ever comes to get them. Some are turned over by their owners due to some kind of hardship. The one constant that can be counted on is, here at Payson Humane Society, these animals have a place to be until their loving forever home comes along. Here they will be loved and nurtured by a very caring and dedicated group of people — the staff and volunteers.

If you would like the chance to meet one these wonderful pets, or would like to be one of the loving volunteers who helps care for them, come and see us at 812 S. Mc Lane Road. Or give us a call at (928) 474-5590. We also have a Web site,


Duke is a 6-year-old Shepherd mix. He was turned over by his owners because they didn’t have time for him anymore. He is housebroken, knows basic commands and walks like a true gentleman on a leash. He is mellow and affectionate and enjoys going on walks and spending time with you. Please give Duke some of your time. You may decide to take him home today!


This 5-month-old cutie is Jello. She got her name because she gets so excited that she shakes her butt. She is a Rottweiler/ Chow mix. She was picked up as a stray off of Roundup Road. The family who picked her up has an infant and she did great with him. She also gets along with all the other dogs. She is still young enough to get the training she needs. Take a few minutes to get to know Jello. She is a sweetheart.


Sunny is a 4-year-old yellow Lab mix. She does exceptional on a leash, is housebroken and knows her basic commands. She has a short, smooth coat that will only require minimal grooming. She came in as a stray and no one ever came for her. She does well with other dogs, but has shown that she isn’t too enthused with puppies. Sunny may do better with a quiet family, who enjoys taking walks. Please take a moment with Sunny and discover her cheerful, warm personality.


Ryder is a striking 2-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (Queensland Heeler). He was brought to us by Animal Control and never reclaimed. We can’t understand why no one

would come for him because he is so sweet and affectionate. He is very laid back and loves to climb into your lap for hugs. He walks great on leash, is housebroken and knows basic commands. He is a little shy, but just needs the right family to come along and make him part of theirs. Are you the one for Ryder? Is Ryder the one for you?


Elvis is such a talker. Give him a minute and he will tell you all about it. He is a little older, but very mature. This sweet guy came in as a neutered stray. We were all surprised that no one ever came for him. He is current on all his shots. He is very affectionate and will lie in your lap forever if you let him. He has found a place in all our hearts. Please let him find a way into yours.


Tanner, a 5-year-old domestic short-haired male, has captivating blue eyes. He, too, is current and up-to-date on all shots and has been neutered. He is very affectionate, yet still a bit shy at first. Once you have started to love on him, you wouldn’t even know he was shy at first. He is very mellow and laid back and will probably need a calm, quiet environment. If he sounds like the guy for you, swing by and see him. You’ll be glad you did.

Reduced adoption rates

We are filled to capacity at the animal shelter, so we are offering reduced adoption rates to qualified applicants.

Adult dogs and cats (age 1 year and older) are available for only $25; puppies and kittens can be adopted for just $35.

Adoption applications must be completed and a home visit may be necessary.

Come in now and choose your new best friend!

Adopt a senior pet

We also want to mention that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. For more information on this and our “senior to senior” program, give us a call at (928) 474-5590.

Shelter in need of foster homes

The Payson Humane Society is looking for temporary foster homes to help with the overcrowding situation at the shelter.

Foster animals come to you with food, treats, a crate and other necessary items.

Check out our fostering program and give a wonderful animal a second chance for a happy life.

For more information, please contact Ellie or Patti at (928) 474-5590.


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