Another Unwanted Litter Arrives At The Shelter


Well, we have a winner! It’s the winner of the best cared for unwanted litter of the season. They are a gorgeous litter of seven. Their names are (and yes, they were already named when they arrived) Sweetie, Cutie, Shyla, Garth, Ozzy, Blake and Isaac. Their mother is a purebred Rottweiler and their father a purebred Australian Shepherd.

They even received their first set of shots before they got here, and have been lovingly cared for every day of their lives. They are about 14 weeks old and are ready to begin their new lives in their forever, loving homes. They will require a home study which is something we do for all our so-called Bully breeds. This is to ensure that each of these loving kids are going into safe homes for all the right reasons.

This week, we are also featuring two other girls. They have a lot in common, but are not related. They are Piper and Jade. They are both Shar-Pei crosses. Piper had a sister when she arrived, but Luna was quickly adopted. They too will require a home study.

It’s good that we can compliment someone on the care of their unwanted litter. But the bottom line is that it was an unwanted litter. And even though they were all very well cared for and loved, they were not the purebred litter that the folks had wanted and therefore they chose to give them away.

Thank heavens they brought them here, so that when they do go to their new homes, all will have been spayed or neutered. This way they will not be adding to the overwhelming issue of unwanted animals in this country. Each year, many thousands of these animals are brought to shelters across the country.

The facts of the future of these animals are not always pleasant to think about. Many will never get the opportunity to find new homes. As an example, if every cat had a home, every home would have 47 cats. The statistics for dogs are very similar. So please keep this in mind the next time you make the decision to forego having your dog or cat fixed. You may be making a life or death decision.

If you would like to meet the wonderful animals mentioned in this article or need information about low-cost spay and neuter, or if you are interested in becoming an important volunteer who makes a difference each day in the lives of the animals here who call our little shelter their temporary home, please come to see us at 812 S. McLane Road, give us a call at (928) 474-5590 or you can find us on the web at www.humane




Jade is an adorable 6-month-old Shar-Pei mix. She was brought in as a stray this month. She is a sweet little girl who likes to play and wants lots of your attention and love. She has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations. She gets along with most other dogs and is well behaved with children. She is doing well with her basic training and will to have more once she is adopted.




Piper is a 6-month-old Shar-Pei mix. She and her sister were found running loose in a neighborhood here in Payson. She is spayed and current on her shots, including rabies. She is a loving little girl who can be a little shy at times. She is learning to walk on a leash and to not potty in her kennel. She would love to find a  family who will continue to train her and give her all the love and time she deserves.










Sweetie, Shyla, Garth, Blake, Cutie, Ozzy and Isaac are all siblings. They are 3 months old. Their mother was a purebred Rottweiler and dad was a purebred Aussie. Three have short tails and the rest have long tails.

This litter of pups has received two of the three initial puppy shots, are spayed and neutered and have received their rabies vaccination. Like all puppies, they need help with basic training, walking on a leash and learning to potty outside. They all LOVE the water, are good with other dogs and children and love to play with toys.


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