Let Us Spice Up Your Life With A Pet


The holidays are filled with excitement. The weather is crisp, and holiday music is in full swing. With so much to be thankful for this time of year, people can ironically be a little stressed during the holidays. Whether it be the pressure of entertaining, finding the perfect holiday gifts, or cooking for a full house, tension can occur this time of year.

HSCAZ has the answer to your “holiday pains,” though. Simply sit down and enjoy the company of a furry friend.

Animals can offer an enormous amount of joy to your life. The sheer fact that companion animal’s guardians have lower blood pressure is astonishing, putting them at a reduced risk of heart disease. Animals are not only beautiful and entertaining to be around, but they know when you’re upset or in a time of need. I can’t count how many times my dogs have been the “first responders” when I’m upset or simply in a gloomy mood.

Another fun fact to throw around is that people with companion animals report having fewer headaches and less difficulties sleeping. Yes! Rover hogging the bed does have a purpose!

Did you know that animals actually assist with human social development? Dog parks and dog gatherings have become the new “hip spot” to be a part of, and many times strangers are brought into conversation due to the topic of their “non-human” best friend.

Now I’m going to mention an important tidbit of information that I firmly believe to be true. Children benefit from being raised with animals. I grew up with a household of animals, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the experience. Having animals as my companions equipped me with responsibilities, and their companionship was like no other. I actually learned how to read by sounding out words and reading aloud to my cat, Tommy.

Many people have heard that animals can improve their lives, but I feel the need to repeat it. Animals are a healthy addition to any person’s life. HSCAZ is here to help match you with the right companion you’re searching for. The staff at HSCAZ finds joy in matching people with new best friends. We like to call it “spicing up someone’s life!”

If you are interested in meeting an animal at HSCAZ, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (928) 474-5590 or shoot an email over to hs@humanesocietycentralaz.org. You can meet these and other great adoptable pets at the animal shelter located at 812 S. McLane Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, excluding holidays.




Winnie is a 7-year-old spayed female American domestic medium-hair cat who came to be at the shelter because her owner died.




Toby is a 5-year-old neutered male lab mix. He was surrendered to the humane society because his owner was moving and could not take him along.




Swiss is a 7-month-old neutered male pit mix who was picked up as a stray near the Swiss Village.




Slushy is a 1-year-old spayed female coon hound mix who was picked up as a stray near the Sonic drive-in.




Riley is a 2-year-old neutered male American domestic short-hair cat. He was surrendered because his owner was moving and couldn’t take him with her.


Pretty Girl


Pretty Girl is a 3-year-old spayed female shepherd mix.


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