Fun Fund-Raisers Planned To Reach $3.6 Million Goal



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Buster Brown


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Thelma and Louise


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What an exciting time for Payson Humane Society. We’ve made the announcement that we will be building our new facility on the property we bought in 2005. It’s located directly behind and adjacent to our current facility.

So now it’s time to get down to raising the $3.6 million that is needed to accomplish our goal. We would love the opportunity to share our vision with anyone who is willing to listen.

If you know of a group of people, such as a local organization, a church group or even a group of neighbors or friends who might be interested, we would be happy to do a presentation. There is no group too large or too small. We have a wonderful DVD that is just over 6 minutes long we would be happy to loan out if you want to see it, and we’ll bring it along for presentations.

There are some other fun things to mention, too. It’s not too late to get your pet in the 2009 calendar, just bring a photo to the shelter and fill out the form. The cost for this is $20, and the calendars will be $10 each. It’s a fun gift that keeps on giving for the holidays.

The annual Dog Day in the Park is Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Off-leash Dog Park on North McLane Road. We will be there taking photos for the pet calendar. Don’t miss this super-fun day for people and dogs.

Our 12th Annual Chili Supper is on deck for Nov. 3. It will again be held at Payson Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway

The second series of wine tastings will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Jan. 25 at Gerardo’s Italian Bistro, 512 N. Beeline Highway. Tickets are on sale now. They sell out quickly, so get yours soon!

If you’d like more information on any of these events or to schedule a presentation, give us a call at (928) 474-5590. You can see our Web site at or come and see us at 812 S. McLane Road.

Now, meet some of our wonderful adoptable pets.


Buster Brown was dropped off in front of Payson Humane Society. The driver opened the car door, let Buster out and took off down the road. What a loss for them! He is a fun-loving guy. Loves people and other animals. His coat is semi-long and will need some brushing to keep it looking good. Buster likes to play, he just wishes he had some regular playmates. With some training, he will be a great family and companion dog. One free training lesson is offered with each dog adopted from PHS. Come meet Buster Brown, he will be looking for you.


Duke is a 6-year-old Shepherd mix. He was owner-donated and arrived at the shelter via the animal control officer. He is a little shy, but warms up quickly with a gentle hand and sweet talk. He’s a very loving, good-natured guy just looking for a forever home. He would like to be there when you come home from work; he would sit by your chair and give you his undivided attention. Older dogs like Duke make great companions. Please come and meet him, he may just be right for you.


Ms. Jasmine is registered with The Cat Fanciers Association, Inc. She is a Seal Point Himalayan-Persian female born Feb. 16, 2004. She is an indoor cat and likes to have the run of the house. Her previous owner also said she is social with other cats. Ms. Jasmine likes lots of attention and is very loving. She will need regular grooming. Although she is litter box trained, she has urinated on furniture. She has not been around children and is used to a quiet household.


Roxy is foxy! She is a beautiful, stocky 1-year-old Boxer mix. Her red and white coat is smooth and shiny, and her eyes are big and brown. Roxy is very well-behaved and needs a forever home. This is a classy lady who is currently interviewing potential owners. Hurry over and introduce yourself to this beauty!


These beautiful dogs were abandoned by their owners and found their way to Payson Humane Society. They have been together since pups. Thelma and Louise are both 5-month-old spayed blonde Husky/Terrier mixes. Thelma has one blue eye and one brown eye. They both have bonded together and care for each other just as two abandoned pups would do. Their coats are medium length and will need some brushing. They are eager to learn how to be real puppies, living with a family who loves them and includes them in fun activities. Thelma and Louise have been at the shelter since Sept. 19. Please come and meet them. We would like to adopt them together, as they have spent their first five months only trusting and having each other to count on.


Waylon is a beautiful silky coated Chow mix. He came into the shelter as a stray from the Pine area. He loves people, knows some basic commands and definitely will not go potty in his kennel area. He is walked several times a day by our staff and by volunteers. He is gentle, but does feel the need to be energetic. He can be very creative when he feels the need to wander. Waylon is neutered and current on his shots, he would be good for an active family.


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