If They Could Talk, Shelter Dogs Would Say ‘Choose Me


Another week has passed at the Humane Society. As with every week that comes and goes, things have changed. This week has seen several adoptions as well as many strays, impounds and owner surrenders.

Looking around the shelter, the lyrics of an interesting country song come to mind. The name is “Choose Me” by The Song Trust. Its lyrics (from the dog’s point of view) talk about a stray named Lucky who lived on the streets and was brought in to a shelter. He tells of his struggles and how shelter staff cared for him in his quest for his forever home. As many shelter dogs are, he is sweet and loving.

For example, here at the shelter we have Sammie, who just wants someone to scratch her belly. We have Bubbles and Sugar, who just want someone to lean on. Goofy and Derby would love someone to go on walks or hikes with. These are just a few of our wonderful dogs that are available for adoption.

The end of “Choose Me” says what most of our dogs tell passersby with their eyes. “Choose me. I’m a good dog, I don’t bite. I’d love to fall asleep beside your bed every night. Choose me; I’m looking for my forever home. I’ll be the best friend you’ve ever known; wait and see, choose me.”

So come on down to the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 812 S. McLane Road, and see all our amazing animals. Our adoption specials are still going on: $50 for our youngsters, $35 for adults and $25 for all Senior to Seniors and Lonely Hearts Club members. Don’t forget the Low-Cost Rabies Clinic on Sept. 25. You can call the shelter at (928) 474-5590 or Main Street Animal Clinic at (928) 474-9292 for more information.

Happy Tails: Those of you who have been following our articles know Araceli and Clara. We are proud to report that they have been adopted together into their forever, loving home!




Goofy is a 7-month-old black and tan hound mix. He was brought in as a stray by a police officer from Whispering Pines. He is a sweet boy with a typical hound dog bay. He is very friendly and gets along with everyone. He is walking well on a leash and is neutered and up to date on his shots. Goofy may need some help with some basic training, but nothing too hard. Goofy is a sweet boy who would make a great addition to an active family that enjoys the outdoors.

Another week has passed at the Humane Society. As with every week that comes and goes, things have changed.




July is a 2-year-old Shepherd mix. She was abandoned by her owner and brought in to be placed for adoption. She is a sweet girl who can be a little shy at first. She needs a home where she can feel safe and secure. She was abused in the past and will really need to feel that she is part of the family. She is friendly with other dogs and children and appears to be housebroken and leash trained. July is a doll and is a favorite here at the shelter. Please come meet this sweetheart, we know you’ll fall in love.




Sugar is a 1-year-old Lab mix. She and her best friend were brought to us after being alone for 12 days because their owner went to jail. Sugar was already spayed and is now up to date on her vaccinations. She is a sweet girl who can be a little shy at times. She gets along with most other dogs and children. She is housebroken and leash trained and will make a wonderful addition to an amazing family that will love her forever.




Bubbles is a 2-year-old Shepherd mix who was found on Airport Road after the 4th of July. But after a few days, no one had come looking for her, so we spayed her and got her up to date on shots. Bubbles is an easygoing girl with a lot of love to give. She is well behaved and listens well. She appears to be housebroken and leash trained. She is OK with other dogs and children, and would make a great addition to a loving, outgoing family.




Sammie is a 6-month-old Cocker/Beagle mix. She was actually rescued from the Maricopa County pound by the Arizona Animal Welfare League and brought to us for a second chance at life. She is extremely sweet and very playful. She gets along with other dogs and children, but not cats. She is learning some manners and would benefit from further training. She is spayed, current on shots and will be microchipped prior to adoption.




Derby is a 1-year-old Pit mix. He was turned over by his owner, along with his brother in March 2010 due to financial issues. Derby has been around other dogs and children his entire life and is very outgoing and friendly. He does need some help potty training, and has learned to walk on a leash like a gentleman. Like all of our adoptable animals, he has been neutered and is current on his vaccinations. Derby will make a great addition to an active, loving family that he can call his own for the rest of his life.


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