This time of year, a few things are certain: the days get shorter, leaves change color, and kids return to school. But, did you know September may also be the perfect time of year to add a new companion to your home? You can do just that by adopting at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 13-15 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store in Payson, located at 400 E. Highway 260. Not only will you gain a loving friend through adoption, but you’ll also save the life of a deserving pet.
More than 2,000 adoption partners will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you fall head over paws with a new furry friend, whether you’re a feline fanatic or devoted to dogs.
Not only will you save a life by adopting this fall, but PetSmart Charities will also reward all participating local adoption partners, including the Humane Society of Central Arizona; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at this event.
“Collaborating with our adoption partners throughout North America allows us help find homes for thousands of deserving pets each National Adoption Weekend,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. “By focusing our efforts in local communities to achieve the greatest impact, PetSmart Charities has become a leader in pet adoptions — finding homes for more than 5.5 million dogs and cats since 1994.”
How to adopt
In addition to the PetSmart store in Payson, you can visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. To learn more about the event visit http://pets.petsmart.com/adoptions or call 1-877-473-8762.
Follow for live updates
For weekend updates and photos, follow along with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and www.facebook.com/PetSmart. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PetSmartChariTs and https://twitter.com/PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.
About Humane Society of Central Arizona
Founded in 1972, the mission of the Humane Society of Central Arizona is to provide shelter and compassionate care for animals who are lost, abandoned or homeless; to place animals into loving homes through adoption; to improve the lives of animals through education and example; to promote spay and neuter of companion animals; and to provide a shelter where animals are nurtured in a loving space while healing from fear, physical or emotional trauma, mistreatment or loss of a caregiver. HSCAZ considers non-human animals to be partners in the human life journey and strives to develop and implement programs to make the community a more humane place for all.
The Humane Society of Central Arizona is non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located at 605 W. Wilson Ct, Payson, AZ 85541. The telephone number is (928) 474-5590.
Rabies vaccination clinic
There will be a rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St.
The cost for a rabies vaccine will be $10 (cash only).
Licensing for dogs must be purchased at the time of vaccination. Town of Payson licensing fee is $7 if altered, $20 if unaltered. Gila County licensing fee is $7 if altered, $15 if unaltered. Star Valley licensing fee is $5 if altered, $7 if unaltered.
No other vaccines are available. All animals must be contained on leash or in a carrier.
Please call (928)474-9292 for more information.
Following are just a few of the wonderful pets currently available for adoption at the HSCAZ shelter. All have been spayed or neutered and are current on vaccines.
I may be a little shy at first, but I warm up quickly. I like other dogs and love to play. I am crate trained and partially potty trained. I am working on leash manners and basic commands and am eager to learn new things. I am fairly active and will do best with someone who has time to spend with me teaching me basic commands and playing.
Kelsey is outgoing and playful. She gets along well with other dogs that love to romp and play. She is loyal and affectionate. Kelsey is crate trained, partially potty trained and is learning basic commands like sitting before she eats. She will do best with an active family who will continue to teach her manners and basic commands, and will give her plenty of exercise and love.
Zeppelin is a sweet boy who loves to get your attention. Whether you’re playing with him, walking him, or giving him belly rubs, he is happily content just being with people. He gets along best with female dogs that are playful, yet easygoing.
Blue is an extremely affectionate girl who gets along with everyone. She has lived with other cats, dogs and older kids. She is still playful and loves cat nip! She is not afraid to ask for attention and will gladly jump into your lap for some.
Chrissy is an easygoing girl who loves to explore in a safe, outdoor enclosure. She has lived with dogs and kids. Chrissy is a sweet girl who likes to do her own thing, but still loves to get attention from people. She would do best in a home where she can go in and out, safely.
Sockatee is a big boy with an even bigger heart. He is very affectionate and loves people of all ages. He has lived with other cats and dogs, and actually prefers the company of dogs over cats. Sockatee likes to meow and talk to you. He isn’t afraid to let you know that he wants a tasty treat or a nice ear scratch. He is another one of our cats who would prefer to be able to go in and out safely.