In an effort to help bring our adoption numbers up, the Humane Society of Central Arizona is running an adoption special. All adult animals, age 1 year and up, are only $25 now through Labor Day. Now that’s a screaming deal!
All of our adoptable animals have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on their vaccines and will be microchipped prior to adoption. Sure, you can find free animals out there, but you won’t get their vaccines, microchip, or spay/neuter for $25. Plus, anyone who has ever adopted a shelter pet will tell you how special they are. Shelter and rescue animals seem to show their love and appreciation in a different, memorable way.
There are a few things you should consider before adopting a new pet. One thing to keep in mind is that your new companion is bound to have an accident in the house. Even if the cat uses the litter box here at the shelter and the dog doesn’t potty in its kennel, accidents are going to happen. Patience and a little bit of training is all it takes. Reward good behavior and you’ll be on the right track.
Another thing to keep in mind is the adjustment period. Some animals may make themselves right at home. Some may be shy or feel out of place. These pets may take some time to really come out of their shell and loosen up.
Every animal is different and not all animals are going to bond with you right away. Some may have trust issues from being in several different homes. Others may be nervous or have anxiety. The best way you can help them transition is to be patient and understanding. A little bit of love and patience goes a long way.
If you’re ready to make the commitment to adopting a new companion, come on down to HSCAZ, located at 812 S. McLane Road. We are open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call us at (928) 474-5590. You can also view our adorable adoptables online at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org.
We will be attending the Rescue Roundup animal adoption event Saturday, July 30 at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff. This outdoor event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
The Rescue Roundup is the biggest event in Northern Arizona to educate the public about adopting animals from shelters and rescue organizations. This event includes various demonstrations and canine activities that focus on alternative interests in canine involvement such as agility, disc dogs and herding. Animal friendly and unique vendors also attend this venue to market and distribute their products. A crowd of 2,500-plus is expected to attend this family friendly event.
To get to Wheeler Park, enter Flagstaff via Lake Mary Road, turn right on Beulah Blvd., right on Forest Meadows St., left on S. Milton Road, stay on Milton until it curves right and becomes Santa Fe, then turn left on N. Humphreys St. and Wheeler Park is just ahead on the left. Hope to see you there!
My name is Abby and I am such an adorable girl. I am full of life and I love to live it to the fullest. I’m the type of dog that needs something to do; something to keep my mind and body busy. I am super smart, of course, and would really like to learn new tricks and commands. My ideal match would be someone who is just like me; someone who is attractive, outgoing and affectionate. I’m looking for that person who loves to be outdoors, hiking in the woods, fishing at the lake, having a good ol’ time.
Bella B is a loyal girl looking for a family to call her own. She would do best as the only dog in the home, but does get along with selected dogs. Bella knows basic commands and is a pretty easygoing girl. She is super affectionate and would love to lay in bed with you. She likes to play with toys and balls, and will occasionally get in the kiddie pool to splash in the water. Bella B will make a great addition to a loving family who is looking for a loyal, affectionate, easygoing companion.
This girl is a water baby at heart! Snickers loves the water so much she will swim in pools, lakes and rivers. She even likes to play in the water hose. Snickers is great with kids and will make a wonderful, loyal, family companion. She can be somewhat selective with other dogs and would do best in a home with one or two dogs that are around her size. She is a staff and volunteer favorite for sure. This little girl deserves to find a loving, forever home that will take care of her and give her all the time, affection and water she deserves.
FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! That is exactly what Skor is! The playful pup is so full of energy and life. He is definitely going to need an active home he can be a part of. If you enjoy hiking and going to the lake, or even jogging and you want a companion to do all these fun activities with, you should consider Skor. Skor can be selective with other dogs, but is COMPLETELY friendly and affectionate with people.
Shadow is currently in a foster home. Please contact Chandra at (928) 474-5590, ext. 104 to arrange a meet and greet. Here is what his foster mom has to say about him: Shadow is a 7-year-old Poodle mix. He is neutered and current on his vaccines. He is very lovable and good with other animals. He needs a lot of attention and may do best in a quieter home. His eyesight may not be the best, but he is still very energetic! He loves his toy baby and loves treats! He is house trained and loves outside!