Happy Tails - Adoption Success Story


by Jason Carey, Humane Society of Central Arizona

It has been 395 days since “The Boys,” bonded brothers Big Teddy and Stud Muffin, came to HSCAZ. In addition to being pit bulls, they were large, black, and loud in their kennels. Compounding the difficulty was their close bond to one another — we felt it would be best for them to go to a home together.


Stud Muffin and Big Teddy

None of these traits were going to help them find a home! But out in the yard or in the front lobby, they were a dream — calm, friendly and relaxed with visitors of every sort. We knew that somewhere, someone was looking for a perfect pair of buddies.

In August, we got a referral from the great folks at Big Bully Rescue. Derek and Zeena came out to see The Boys and fell in love. They have been fostering for three weeks to be sure everything would work out. And today, the answer was a definite “Yes!”

“Words could never express how grateful we are to HSCAZ and Jason. Thank you for all you have done. We are absolutely crazy in love with Big Teddy and Stud Muffin.”

Good luck in your new home, Boys. We couldn’t be happier for you!



Thrift Store

Cooler nights have arrived and so has the great selection of jackets and coats here at the Humane Society Thrift Shop and Vintage Boutique.

Choose from casual to dress, rain to wool, short to full length trench!

We’re located at 810 W. Main St.; open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Adoption Options

Featured on this page are just a few of the many wonderful pets available for adoption at the Humane Society of Central Arizona, located at 602 W. Wilson Court, just south of Main Street. Hours are 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 and holidays. Adoptable pets are already spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. For more information, call (928) 474-5590 or visit our Web site at www.humanesocietycentralaz.org.


Gretchen is a 2-year-old female Dachshund mix. “Hi, Gretchen here! This kennel is kind of scary, so forgive me if I bark. I promise I’ll be much quieter outside! Since I’m scared, I am still learning to trust people, but give me a little time and I’ll wag my tail softly for you. I like gentle petting a lot, and might just burrow into your lap for it! I do startle pretty easily, so a quiet home with older kids would be best.”




Tater is a 2-year-old male Shepherd mix. “I am a gentle boy who came from a rough situation. I am a little shy, but like attention. Can you help me build some confidence? I would love to go to a calm home where I can have some training and structure. Other dogs are okay. I like having them around, but don’t play much.”




Shelly is a 3-year-old female American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Shelly is an active, energetic girl who is eager to please! She greets people with a wagging tail and a big pittie smile. She enjoys playing with other dogs, but can be a bit rough, so dog friends with a lot of energy and a good sense of humor are best. Shelly is working on basic commands and loves to get out and exercise. She pulls a bit on her leash, but is learning manners quickly. She’d make a great companion in an active home.




Marble is a 1-year-old female Domestic Medium Hair. Marble came in as a stray and VERY pregnant, so pregnant in fact that she gave birth just a few days later! She is the sweetest cat you’ll ever meet. She’s very friendly and loves a good cuddle. She’s sweet as pie with other cats and you can usually find her snuggling with someone.




Shane is a 10-year-old male Domestic Long Hair. He is a 3-legged senior cat who is looking for someone to love. He came to us as a stray with a leg already amputated in the front. He gets around just fine, and is content to hang out and get some affection. He seems very interested in kids as long as they understand they have to be gentle with him.


Independence is a 3-month-old male Domestic Medium Hair. This adorable bundle of fluff is one of Marble’s kittens born here at the shelter. Like all kittens, he is exuberant, full of curiosity, and ready to explore. You can usually find him running around the kitten room playing and wrestling with the others or sleeping in huge kitten piles.


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