Please Consider A Lonely Hearts Member

Adoption fee just $25 for shelter pets who are often overlooked




Sometimes, here at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, we have dogs or cats who get overlooked. They remain at the shelter for months, always being passed over.

Lonely Hearts pets come in many different forms. Sometimes they’re cats or dogs who cower in the back of their kennels or hide, but who are carefree and friendly out in the play yards or in a quiet room one-on-one. They might be adult cats or dogs, when everybody’s searching for kittens or puppies. And sometimes they have unique personality quirks or physical challenges that require a special family, who will be understanding and accepting of them just as they are. 

Unfortunately, they don’t quickly warm up to potential adopters and demand to be taken home — which greatly reduces their opportunity for adoption. Instead, they patiently wait for their chance with a new family and a new life. 

If you are the kind of person who, above all, wants to help those in need — take a look at our Lonely Hearts Club members. They may not be the pet that everyone else is looking for, but perhaps they will be the love of YOUR life. 

Adoption fees for Lonely Hearts are just $25. So come down and visit us, ask to take a look at these very special animals and, just maybe, you’ll find your new love.

New hours at the shelter

The Humane Society of Central Arizona has new hours! We are now open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Sunday. We are located at 605 W. Wilson Court (just south of Main Street); for more information, please call (928) 474-5590 or visit us online at


Max, a pit/lab mix, is a sweet boy, full of life and energy! He is very well behaved and super smart. He just learned a new trick — he can pick which hand the treat is in. Max can be active, but he also enjoys snuggling up in your lap. Max is gentle and friendly with kids too. With all the fantastic personality traits he has, Max will make a great companion for just about anybody.


Bootsie is a playful girl who likes kitty toys such as feathers and fake mice. Bootsie does OK with some other cats, but does not like dogs. She is good with kids and is affectionate with people.


Bubba, a boxer mix, is a super active boy who loves to play. He gets along well with other dogs who are friendly, tolerant and playful too. He likes to play fetch and will need a home with owners who can give him plenty of exercise. Bubba knows basic commands and is a super happy guy.


Kermit has grown up here at the shelter. He loves other cats, but is a little shy with people. Kermit loves to play and snuggle up for nap time with the other kittens here. His ideal home would be one that has another cat that he can hang out with.


Sammi is one of the sweetest cats we have. She is another cat who came in as a kitten and has grown up here. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle! She gets along great with other cats and loves children. Sammi is playful and energetic too.


The Fuzz has been with us since he was just a tiny little baby. We have watched him mature and grow into the sweet little ball of fur he is now. Fuzz loves to play and enjoys all sorts of kitty toys. He is good with other cats and really loves people.


Driftwood is a goofy pup who is full of life and love. He has spent most of his young life here at the shelter simply because he is a pit mix. This happy boy is playful and loves toys. He is good with kids and enjoys naps and walks.

Other ways to help

If you can’t adopt but still want to help the animals at the shelter, there are plenty of ways to do so. To make a donation by mail, send your check to HSCAZ, P.O. Box 242, Payson, AZ 85547. Drop off donations of pet food for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens; cat litter; treats; collars, leashes and toys; bleach and other cleaning supplies; blankets and towels. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers at the shelter, or you can offer a temporary foster home for kittens and puppies or injured animals.


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