Start The New Year With A New Pet


The Humane Society of Central Arizona still has high hopes that we can break adoption records this year. Even when the house is full, we still maintain a positive attitude. Even though some of our dogs are doubled up in kennels to keep warm and our cat houses are full, the animals are happy, healthy and staying warm thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers.

The number of blanket donations is at an all-time high and our animals are staying warm and snug. Despite what hardships the winter storm and the cold weather have brought upon us, we are blessed to have highly adoptable animals and dedicated people on our side. We know next winter things will be easier in the new shelter. A big thanks to all our supporters and blanket donors, we appreciate you, and the animals do too!

Since we have so many dogs and cats right now, we have a perfect match for everyone. Whatever type of new companion animal you are looking for, I bet you we have it. Come on down and take a look around and let us play matchmaker. It’s a great way to start the New Year with a new companion. A dog needs exercise and maybe you need a jogging partner? A cat loves to cuddle; do you need to spend more time relaxing? Whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it at the animal shelter at 812 S. McLane Road.

HSCAZ will be partnering with the Fountain Hills PETCO on Sunday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help promote the “Think Adoption First” program. Please see the PETCO website or our website for more details and to view our adoptable animals.

Sweet Adelines to perform in Payson 

Put Saturday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. on your calendar! That is the date when the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Champions will perform in Payson at the High School Auditorium in a show to benefit the animals of the Humane Society of Central Arizona. The familiar melodies blended in four-part, barber-shop style close harmony, innovative choreography and glittering costumes make for a toe-tapping dazzling show by the incomparable Scottsdale Chorus! 

The chorus, composed of 100 singers ages 15 to 80, won their fourth international competition in October, competing against 32 regions from around the globe. They had competed against 500 other choruses before getting to the finals.

 The concert will be a prelude to Valentine’s Day and the chorus plans to include many favorite love songs in the program. Additionally, each attendee will receive a special Valentine gift. This is an opportunity to enjoy a fabulous show while making a difference for the animals who share our journey. The funds raised will be used to carry out the Humane Society’s mission to rescue, shelter and seek loving homes for the lost, abandoned and homeless animals we serve. 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and children 12 and under and are available at Postnet, Rim Country Chamber of Commerce, Senior Center, HSCAZ Thrift Shop, from HSCAZ board members and through volunteer ticket captains. For information about purchasing tickets, call the shelter at (928) 474-5590, ext. 100 or 102.




Mr. Dillon is one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet. He was adopted as a kitten and sadly returned now that he is almost 2 years old. Dillon, however, is not sad. He is quite happy, even though he sometimes hides under his blankie when he is a little scared. He is neutered and current on his shots, like all of our adoptables. He uses the litter box and a scratching post, so you don’t have to worry about your furniture getting torn up. Dillon is friendly with the kittens he shares a cat house with and is learning how to play. He is an affectionate guy, who is easygoing and laid back, just looking to find his forever home.




Nix is a 14-week-old Ragdoll mix. She and her three siblings, her mother and aunt were brought in as strays that someone had left behind when they moved. She has passed her health tests and is now ready for adoption. She is very playful, but can be a little shy around people. She will need someone who has the patience to coax her out of her shell. She has been spayed and is current on her shots. This little beauty is ready to find her forever home.




Annika is a 1-year-old domestic shorthaired mix. She is mother to Nix. This beautiful girl was abandoned by her owners and left behind. Fortunately someone found her and her babies and her sister and brought them to us. She is very affectionate and easygoing. She may take a few days to warm up to her new owner, but once she does, she’ll give lots of attention and kisses to you. She is spayed and current on her shots.




Aimes was turned over by his past owners because they became ill and were unable to care for him anymore. Aimes is a very sweet boy who is gentle and affectionate, gets along great with other dogs and is walking like a gentleman on a leash. He does appear to be house trained and we feel he will fit in perfectly with an outgoing family. He can sometimes seem a little shy at first, but with a little sweet persistence from you, he’ll be waggin’ and wigglin’ to meet you.




Buddy is a 3-year-old Shepherd mix. He was adopted and brought back as a stray nearly a year later. We could not locate his previous owners so he is ready to find his forever home now. He will need a home with a tall fence and a secure yard. Exercise and activity are good things to help keep a dog active and busy. This is the dog for you if you like to go on nightly strolls, or just being outdoors. He is good with other dogs, house trained, neutered and current on his shots.




Hope is an 8-year-old lab mix. She was brought in by Animal Control in November. She had horrible fly bites on her ears and a broken rope around her neck. We named her Hope because she has hope that there is the perfect home out there for her. She is an easygoing gal who is house and leash trained. She has manners and would be ideal for a quiet household. A meet and greet is required with other pets prior to her adoption. She is spayed and up to date on her vaccines.


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