Adopting A Pet Is Pawsitively Pawsome


by Sarah Hock

Humane Society of Central Arizona

Here at the Humane Society of Central Arizona we are so excited about our Valentine’s Special that we ran last week, we have decided to continue the special till the end of February! What a great time to bring a new member of the family home. If you need us to convince you why adopting a pet is Pawsitively Pawsome, here are our Top 10 reasons why:

  1. Think of all the awesome internet videos you could make with a new feline companion.
  2. Jogging is not nearly as lonely when you have a friend to keep you company.
  3. Ladies love a man who loves animals!
  4. Cat food is cheaper than date night.
  5. Your dog or cat will never judge... wait, let me rephrase... a dog will never judge you.
  6. Who needs the whole bed to sleep in anyway?
  7. You’ll always have an alarm clock.
  8. Now you have a reason to bow out of that really boring party without hurting any feelings! “I’m sorry Dave, but I have to leave a little early to let Mr. Pickles out to go potty.”
  9. Cats are like potato chips, you can’t have just one!
  10. Unconditional love.

Special through the end of February

Personal Ads $14

Lonely Hearts $14

Senior to Senior $14

Special Bond 2-for-1 $25

All other adoptions 50 percent off

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located at 605 W. Wilson Ct. in Payson. For more information, call (928) 474-5590.

Join the vibrant volunteer team at the Humane Society Thrift Shop & Vintage Boutique. Several positions are available and need immediate filling. The store is located at 501 W. Main St. Proceeds benefit the abandoned, abused and orphaned cats and dogs of Central Arizona. We’re looking for compassionate people who want to make a positive difference. For more information, please call Bobby at 468-6419.

Following are this week’s featured pets currently available for adoption. All are already spayed or neutered and current on vaccines.










I am a friendly boy! I can be a little shy in my kennel, but watch me warm up in the yard! I am energetic and fun-loving! I’d make a great hiking companion. I am a smart pup, and would love to learn some tricks. I am friendly with most dogs, even pushy ones! I’d make a great addition if your dog needs a buddy!


Berlioz is outgoing and affectionate. He loves to play and is vocal when he wants attention. He likes to play around with his siblings and is a happy go lucky guy. He is available at our local Payson PetSmart.


I am a big, cuddly guy with lots of energy! I am very smart! I know how to sit and shake with both paws. I have lived with children and other dogs. I don’t have much experience in a house, so please be patient while I learn the rules! I’d do best in an active home where I get to spend lots of time outside romping and exploring. I like most other dogs, but I sometimes play rough and don’t like to be pushed around. Tolerant dog friends are best, especially if they are girls!


Keeko is a beautiful girl who enjoys spending quiet time with people. She gets along fine with other cats and has been around children and smaller sized dogs. Keeko loves to be pet, but prefers to not be picked up. She could go to a home with other animals or children, as long as they are easygoing and friendly.


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