Perfect Match For Every Personality












It’s another hot day at the shelter. The number of animals we have increases on a daily basis, and the urgency and importance of finding our animals forever homes becomes stronger and stronger. Our puppy and dog huts are full, and every kennel we have is being used.

It’s surprising that some of these animals have been here for months. We can see the wonderful traits and personalities they have, so why can’t anyone else? But we keep the faith. We know the right person will come along at the right time for each animal we have. We know that someone is going to walk through the front door, ready to adopt. It’s our job to help them find the perfect companion, one that connects with them and has the traits they are looking for.

Believe it or not, we have an animal for every kind of personality out there. We have the calm, easy going dog and cat for the quieter households, and the outgoing, energetic cat and dog for the families who like to be active. We have cats and dogs from young to old, small to large, and of every color you can think of. We have animals that are great with other animals and love children. We also have the cat and dog that need to be the only animal.

We encourage you to come down and spend some time with us. Look around and see who catches your eye. Let us know what you like and dislike, and we will help you find your match.

For those of you who would like to help us, but simply can’t by adopting, there are many other ways you can help. We are always accepting monetary donations, gift cards, volunteers and foster parents. There are also items that we use on a daily basis that can be donated, such as: laundry soap, dish soap, metal food bowls, pet carriers, dog houses, cat toys, blankets, etc. If you have something you’d like to donate and aren’t sure if we can use it, just call (928) 474-5590 or stop by the shelter located at 812 S. McLane Road. Mail your monetary donations or gift cards to us at Humane Society of Central Arizona, P.O. Box 242, Payson, AZ 85547.

Protect your pets from the heat 

With summer being in full bloom, we can’t stress enough the importance of keeping your animals cool, and their bowls full with fresh water. Be sure to take plenty of water with you when you go for walks and hikes, and remember, if the ground is too hot for your bare feet, it is too hot for your dog’s feet. Walk your dog in the early morning or late evening hours before it gets too hot. Never leave your dog in a parked car or make it ride in the bed of your truck during the heat of the day.

Adoptable pets

To see all of our adoptable animals you can visit, or come by 812 S. McLane Road.

These are our beautiful babes, all beginning with Bs!


Bandy is an 8-month-old Coonhound mix. He was picked up as a stray at Walmart and, for some reason, never reclaimed. He is neutered and current on his shots. He does need some help with potty training and we do offer one free training class with an adoption. He is a bit shy, but he gets so excited when you spend time with him, he sometimes ends up between your legs. This youngster will make a great family dog, or a hiking companion.


Bear is a 6-month-old Shepherd mix. He was found as a stray in lower Round Valley. We called him Puppy at first, but later found out his real name was Bear. He is a big teddy, and gets along great with children and other dogs. He is playful and outgoing and ready to find his forever home. He is neutered and current on all his shots. Please come meet this adorable, cuddly pup and welcome him into your home and heart today.


Bella is a very special cat and will require a very special home. She has been through alot so far in her short 3 years of life. She came from a house occupied by drug users, was attacked by a dog and experienced the occasional mood swing when first coming to the shelter. She has come a long way and is becoming affectionate and is starting to get along with other cats. Bella has been with us longer than any other animal and more than half the staff. She is close to all of our hearts and we want to make sure she gets the perfect home.


Brody is a 7-month-old pup. He is energetic and very playful. He was turned over with his siblings as an unwanted litter. He was then placed in a foster home, where he learned to mellow out. He still loves to play and is crazy about the water! He gets along great with the other dogs and learned how to walk on a leash and was potty training while in foster. Come meet Brody and let him know that he is welcome in your home and your heart.


Buttercup is a 4-month-old Catahoula pup. She was brought in as a stray, so we don’t know much about her past. We do know that she is so very sweet and such a doll. She gets along great with children and other dogs. She is the easygoing one of the bunch and has a bright, sparkling personality. She will make a wonderful addition to your family. She is spayed and current on her shots.


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