Humane Success Stories

May You and Your Pet Become a Great Success Story. Like These.


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Age: 2-years
Breed: Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix

His new parents, Diana and Jose, write: “He has been the most wonderful addition to our home, blossoming more and more each day. Johnny, as we call him, has brought so much joy into our home and has given us more smiles than we could’ve ever anticipated in the short time he’s been a Garcia. We look forward to all the adventures and kisses we get to share with him. Thank you AHS for introducing us to our baby doggy, Johnny.”

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Age: 6-months
Breed: Chihuahua and Dachshund Mix

His new mom, Anastacio writes: “I went to the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus and I knew exactly what dog I wanted to get. I asked where Yogie was at and they asked me if I wanted to go into a room to meet him and see his reaction. He is very playful. I am so glad that I adopted Yogie at the Arizona Humane Society.”




Age: 1-years
Breed: German Shepherd

Her new parents, Steve and Gail, write: “The morning of Sunday, February 7, 2016, our lives changed forever. A bright and shining angel entered our hearts and we knew we wanted her after having met her. Our other Shepherd took to her just like we did and we knew they would become best buddies forever. Zena is a welcomed member of our family!”


Age: 4-years
Breed: Dogo Argentino

Her new mom, Ruth writes: “Lilly was abused all of her life, living in a cage taking care of her puppies, but no one took care of her. She finally had someone who wanted to take care of her and all we wanted was her happiness and trust. Lilly has come a long way and I can’t imagine our life without her in it.”


Age: 4-years
Breed: Australian Shepherd

His new mom, Faye writes:Mel is also on his way to be a formidable flyball dog and we both enjoy being involved in the sport. He has earned all three of his Canine Good Citizen titles and thrives on trick training. We are hoping to become a therapy dog team soon and continue to experience life to the fullest. I’m so glad I was able to find the perfect adventure buddy at the Arizona Humane Society.”


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Age: 3-months
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer/Chihuahua mix

His new mom, Alice writes:I went to his foster mom’s house to meet him and his siblings. Captain ran right up to me and would only leave my side to play with his siblings. He kept coming back to give me kisses and jump to sit in my lap. I knew right then that not only had I picked him, but he had also picked me. To this day, he needs to play with his toys in my lap and he is the best puppy I have ever had.”


Age: 7-months
Breed: Labrador Retriever mix

Her new mom, Jessica writes: “She loves to run and swim. People flock to her every time we take her out. We made the best decision when we went to the AHS instead of a breeder. The Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus was amazing and now my puppy Cali has her fur-ever home!


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Age: 2-years
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

Her new mom, Stephanie writes: “Our Cocoa baby loves to play fetch, play in the water, and snuggle. She especially likes when we tuck her in at night. I love that she sits and watches me get ready in the morning, it’s as though she’s watching over me. It melts my heart at how excited she gets when we get home. We are so blessed to have this loving, smart, and energetic furry baby in our lives.”

Age: 4-years
Breed: Brown Tabbysparrow

Her new mom, Charlotte writes: “Sparrow has been a member of the family for almost two months now. She is very much a lap cat. She is happy and healthy, and even knows how to play fetch! While she is not 100% keen on my other cat, the two of them are getting along very well.Thank you Arizona Humane Society for letting my partner and me bring Sparrow into our lives!”


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Age: 5-months
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer mix

His new mom, Marcy writes: “Ginger has brought so much love to not just our human family but to all of our pets (cats included). We don’t know what we would do without him. Thank you!”


Age: 5-months
Breed: Sharpei miximage.jpeg12 (1)

Her new mom, Sarah writes: “When I first held  her, she looked up at me and I asked “Do you want to go home with me?” She then reached up and kissed my face. It was done. I was taking her. That moment I sat holding her, I felt better than I had in weeks. She was only 9-weeks-old when I got her. Now, she’s 5 months and getting big! I’m kind of sad I won’t be able to pick her up soon! She’s incredibly playful and loves to give kisses!”


Age: 1-year
Breed: Terrier/Poodle mix

Her new mom, Christina writes: “Teddy had a rough nine months of life. He had been living on the streets and barely survived Parvo. He looked very sick and very sad. I wanted to share all of the love I had to make his life  better. I took him in and changed his name to Kisses. Snuggles and Kisses are two of the happiest, most loving pups and they bring so much joy to my life. Little did I know, by saving them, they saved me.”


Age: 8-months
Breed: Irish Terrier mix

Her new mom, Valerie writes: “She has quickly become the love of my life and a great consolation to the loss I feel for my Heeler, Journee. I have friends who have lost a loved animal and swear they will never have another one because of the great sadness of losing their pet. I can understand those feelings, but when I consider all the poor lost animals that need a forever home, I can’t turn away from thinking of them first. Thank you for rescuing my new friend, Pixie so that I can share my life and my home with her.”


Age: 6-months
Breed: Chihuahua mix

His new mom, Nicole writes: “Captain is the best first dog for my 11-year-old son! He is full of energy and is so much fun, but also the sweetest, most snuggliest little guy. The moment he picked my son at the shelter to be his was the start of a friendship that will never be broken. They are amazing together. It seems like we have had him in our family for years and not just a few short months. Such a blessing he is!”


Holly Holmholly
Age: 14-weeks
Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Her new mom, Robin writes: “We visited 3 different locations until we found Mona Lisa (renamed Holly Holm). She fits right into our home with her fiesty and playful personality. I am grateful for everything the Arizona Humane Society does to re-home and care for  animals. I love my Holly!”

springer spanielMateo
Age: 5-months
Breed: Springer Spaniel Mix

His new mom, Sharon writes: “He is the perfect little traveler. I have had several parties and he was slightly shy at first, but quickly became friendly, almost too friendly, with everyone while trying to crawl into their laps. He is a great dog. I am so happy he chose me.”
Age: 5-months
Breed: Shiba Inu

His new mom, Pebbles writes: “Peanut is such a good boy! He seems genuinely happy. He hasn’t gone potty inside of the house. He seems to be pretty much house trained as far as that goes. He knows how to play catch and enjoys lots of cuddles!”


gabbyGabby and Babette
Age: 6-months
Breed: Main Coon

Their new mom, Windy writes: “We love them so much. They are doing really good and getting so big already! Believe it or not, they still suckle sometimes, but are getting better at not doing it all the time.Thank you so much for letting us take them home .“


Age: 7-years
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

Her new mom, Kelly writes: “I cannot express how much we love her and have  enjoyed her company for the past 7 years. She has a tiger-size  personality, sense of humor, and could still “play all day,” which is  how she was advertised way back in 2008. She is happy, healthy, and  so, so loved by all who know her. “


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Age: 1-years
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

His new mom, Richelle writes: “We are the lucky ones! This guy (now named Tux) has been the perfect addition to our family! He enjoys daily walks and car rides, snoozing belly-up in the sun in our backyard, and playing with all his new toys. Our kids adore him and he’s full of love for us all! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing a couple of the volunteers who knew Tux (Enoch) at the Dog Day in the Garden! Thank you for bringing this wonderful guy to us!“



Scooter and Daisy
Age: 1-years
Breed: Chihuahuas

Their new mom, Carolyn writes: “ Scooter and Daisy came as a pair and still are usually glued together in all that they do. Scooter is like a teenager and Daisy is his tag along.  Luckily both got along with our other two rescue dogs and my husband, although apprehensive he loves them all as much as I do. Thank you for all that you do, AZ Humane Society!“



Age: 4-years
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

His new mom, Bev writes: Snoopy has settled right in. He is playing well with Kali off leash! He loves his new home! George is a runner and Snoopy LOVES to run with his Daddy! We wanted to tell everyone at the Arizona Humane Society that you are very special people to care so much! We feel very blessed to have the fortune to be able to adopt Snoopy. “




Age: 8-months
Breed: Maine Coon

Her new mom, Karolina writes: “Tufts is happy, energetic, and cuddly. He has also started eating everything and got up to a normal weight – which is a complete 180 from when we first got him. He knew he was part of our family for good when we showed him the Shutterfly stocking we got him (that’s his tail photobombing the picture!). Thank you for all that you do AHS, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt Tufts. “




Age: 2-years

Breed: Pointer/Pit Bull mix

Her new mom, Melissa writes: “I knew the moment I locked eyes with her that she’s the one that’s been calling me. She has come out of her shell so much and it breaks my heart to think about her prior life. She is now spoiled and receives so much attention from my boyfriend and me. She has filled that empty feeling I’ve had that no human can fill.”



Rosie May
Age: 8-months
Breed: Tortie

Her new parents, Elaine and Dan write: ” Rosie joined 10-year-old Nicky and 6-year-old Cinnamon (both also adopted from AHS). The older girls were starting to slow down a bit, but no longer! These three rock! Rosie weighed four pounds at adoption, thin, and obviously came from a difficult situation. Everyone “plays well together” and we are so thrilled to have her unique personality on board. She is such a sweet, playful, happy cat! You can really sense her gratitude to have such cool playmates. Nicky washes her face and ears and Cinnamon likes to chase and play, all in a good way. Rosie has gained over a pound and is such a cutie! She is loved!”


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Age: 8-months
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

His new mom, Katherine writes: “This little guy has stolen our hearts.  Adopting him has to be one of the best days of my life; holding him in my arms, knowing I was a new pup-mom for the first time. He has brought so much joy to my small family. Watching him grow up and experience new things is the cutest (well except for my flip flops he destroyed). I am so glad we decided to make that drive and find our newest family member. I cannot imagine my life without him.”


Age: 2-year
Breed: Poodle Mix

Her new mom, Sharon writes: “She has the best manners and I feel like I have hit the lottery with this sweet little dog. She is energetic, learning new tricks and enjoys her neighborhood walks. I met with a friend for coffee at a dog friendly restaurant and LuLu likes other dogs as well. So another adoption may be in order so that LuLu has a buddy. I was very impressed with AHS and the wonderful volunteers there. I am absolutely crazy about this wonderful little dog and plan on spoiling her rotten!”



Age: 1-year
Breed: Ferret

His new mom, Ella writes: “When I saw him he was all skin and bones, but it was still love at first sight. Now, he is huge and happy. He was shy and didn’t play much the first couple of days due to his trauma, but now he rules the house. He has a beautiful cage, plenty of toys, and has free roam of my ferret proof house. He recently got a little sister to play with too! I am blessed to have him.



Age: 10-months
Breed: Alaskan Husky

His new mom, kim writes: “We fell in love, we found our new family member, “Max”. He had very little training before we adopted him but he is extremely smart. He has made HUGE progress and still has a ways to go. I LOVE this dog and would do it all over again.Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility so be sure you are ready to make that commitment.




Age: 6 -years
Breed: Siberian Husky Mix

His new mom, Lisa writes: “When we came across Mocha, she had these amazing eyes, a heart of gold and was as sweet as can be. We knew she belonged with us! It’s been over 5 years and she has blossomed into a beautiful butterfly! She enjoys cuddling, going on walks, hiking, playing with her friends at the dog park and so much more! Without a doubt, best decision we ever made! We can’t imagine life without her!” 




Age: 2 -years
Breed: Silky Terrier Mix

His new mom, Paula writes: “She is a true blessing. We believe she was sent to us by our angel, Josie, who had recently passed from heart failure. They are very similar in many ways. This is a true love story. She’s the perfect fit for us and is very happy here.” 





Age: 4-years
Breed: Lab/ German Shepherd

His new dad, Luis writes: “We’re so happy we found him when we did. He was a bit shy and timid at first, but we fell in love immediately and adopted him on the spot. Diesel is an amazing addition to our family! It has been over three years since we adopted him and during this time, he has grown and matured into an amazing dog! He loves his daily walks, running with his mommy and chewing tons of bones. He loves to play with his daddy by running around the house, fetching toys or trying to find a toy that his daddy will hide. We consider him our son and he goes wherever we go.



Coopercooper-300x225Age: 6-months
Breed: Orange Tabby

His new mom, Connie writes: “Cooper is doing great. I fell in love with him right away. He loves his new house. He has many toys to play with. His favorite is a fish toy he carries around with him. He is best friends with my other cat, Hunter. They do everything together. Cooper is also very sweet and loves to cuddle. He purrs very loud. He is a perfect little kitty and a perfect fit for my family. Thank you to everyone at the Arizona Humane Society for all you did for Cooper.



Age: 4-years
Breed: Chihuahua

Her new mom, Cathy writes: “I originally fostered Suzie and her two puppies until the puppies were old enough to go up for adoption. When it was time for them to go back to the shelter, the puppies were adopted right away. Suzie however, due to fearfulness, was at the shelter for a month before being adopted. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out with her new family and she was returned a week later. At that point I knew she belonged with me. She has such a cute personality and I just love her more than I ever thought I could love a chihuahua!




Age: 4-years
Breed: Chihuahua

His new mom, Annie write: “I’m so unbelievably in love with Clifford. He’s like my son and I will be sure to always adopt from here on out. Don’t pass up on an animal because of their behavior or what’s written on the paper. The animal can surprise you and become your best friend.”




Age: 1-years
Breed: Russian Blue

His new family, the Mackows, write: “We adopted 8-month-old Grayson, now Purrogi, as an additional fur-family member to keep our 2-year-old Aussie company during the day. For the first month or so, he found hiding spots around the house and would hiss if the dog came near him. Then one morning, we awoke to find them playing. They have been an inseparable pair since! He is continuing to grow to have the kindest, sweetest, most gentle and hilarious little personality. We couldn’t imagine not having him in our fur-family! He fits perfectly into our little family.”



Age: 10-years
Breed: Chihuahua

Her new owner Nikki writes: “We saw Minky on the Pet Telethon last year and we fell in love with her right away. Her story of being an older dog melted my heart.  She came home with us and has been the best addition to our home. She loves to torment her sister but you can see the love they have for each other. Everyone was so pleased that she got her forever home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, we love the Arizona Humane Society.”




Age: 3-years

Breed: Border Collie/ Lab Mix

Her new owner Farryl writes: “Bella joined our family 2.5 years ago and she has brought so much joy and happiness to us since. Our “doggie daughter” has moved with us to Vermont where she is kicking up her heels with my 2 boys on 3 acres of country-side. She enjoys going for long walks, chasing squirrels, eating snow, doggie play dates and watching soccer games. Every morning she is so glad to see us that her tail starts spinning around like a propeller, we call her “Belli-Propelli” when that happens. As our boys always say, ‘Bella is the best dog ever.'”



Age: 6-months
Breed: Brown Tabby

Her new owner Natalie writes: “It only took our family one second to decide Tippy was the one for us. She was cuddly and playful and despite difficulties walking on her back leg, we fell in love immediately.  She now has a mom, dad, three doggie brothers, one kitty sister, a human brother and a human sister. She loves to run around, play with the other animals and demand scratches from her humans. With her adorable face and special limp, she fits right in our rescue family perfectly.”



Age: 9-months
Breed: Orange Tabby

His new owner  Sladjana writes: “Raja completely changed my life. . He keeps me entertained all day long, but most of all, he makes me feel super loved. During the day he is all energy, but during the night he is all cuddles.  Adopting Raja was the best decision I have made since moving to Arizona. I can not imagine my life without him. He is my child, my best friend and my source of happiness. I love my baby so much!”



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Breed: Dogo Argentino

His new owners, Frank and Linda write: “As you can see from Bubba’s pictures, he has settled in nicely to his ‘first’ home. I am calling this his first home because I don’t think he’s ever had one. He loves his big backyard and an occasional dip in the pond. He has had his first big shopping trip to PetSmart and of course he was given anything he wanted. He so deserves it! He stole our hearts immediately! If you can believe it- he SMILES! Thank you AHS for giving us the chance to adopt this little angel!”




Age: 8-years
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier

His new owner Kathy writes: “He is the most laid-back dog we have ever met. He is a fantastic snuggler and is such a happy boy! He is always wagging his tail and he loves to lick our faces. He gets so excited in the morning to see us that he “talks” (a cross between a burr and a growl with his cheeks all puffed out) and will sometimes grab a shoe and strut around with it, wagging his tail the whole time. He fits into our home and family so well and we are so in love with him.”



Age: 6-months
Breed: Brown Tabby

Her new owner Stephanie writes: “She loves her crinkle tunnels, cat tree, scratching post and many, many toys. At night she snuggles with me in my bed. She is very bright, has learned her name and will “sit” on command for a treat. She enjoys her harness and leash walks outside to explore rocks, twigs, grass, and watch hummingbirds zip past us. I have truly enjoyed every single moment since I adopted Jemma.


Age: 7-years
Breed: Labrador

His new owner Laura writes: “We were told Delilah was once a stray who was found with puppies, had lifesaving surgery through the Second Chance Animal Hospital and benefited from a foster home. She’s a beautiful, loving dog that we are so lucky to have been able to adopt. “


Age: 6-years
Breed: Basset Hound/Terrier

His new owner Aaron writes: “This was an amazing decision for us. Even though he’s amazingly friendly and calm, he’s still playful at times. When we come home we chase him around the house. Stopping intermittently for belly rubs. In-between he’s quite content to lie around. He’s stubborn, but doesn’t misbehave. We walk him twice a day and he adores that. Still more content to sniff everything around him than listen to us, yet we wouldn’t have it any other way.”



Age: 2- months
Breed: Domestic Shorthair

His new owner April writes:”We saw Mads with his bright green eyes and could feel ourselves getting attached. He was reaching out his little pink paws as if he wanted to be held. We left the store, but drove back five minutes later, because Mads left such an impression on us. Mads is so loving, playful and is unlike any other kitty you could ever imagine! We feel so blessed to have stumbled across Mads and have him in our arms now.”



Age: 1-year
Breed: Norfolk terrier mix

His new owner Victoria writes:“When Oliver isn’t snuggling, he loves to play fetch, tug of war with his squeaky toy and splash around in running water. I didn’t think it was possible to love a dog as much as I loved my childhood dog but Oliver has stolen my heart. We could not imagine our lives without him. He brings a smile to my face as soon as I see him.”


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Age: 1- year
Breed: Lion head and Netherlands Dwarf

Their new owner Mr. and Mrs. King write:”Tribble and Lulu live together in their indoor condo and enjoy bouncing around their indoor play area and occasionally their fenced yard when the weather is nice. They love their veggies. They make a great pair!”



Age: 2-years
Breed: Chihuahua

His new owner Donna writes:“Joey loves to play fetch with his chew toys. We go on walks, play tag around the house, and do a lot of cuddling. He quickly learned how to go in and out his doggie door. Joey is a sweet dog and we are all very happy!”


Age: 19-months
Breed: Pointer mix

His new owner Dirk writes:“He enjoys daily bike rides to the dog park, morning walks in the park, going for rides in the truck, and camping in the mountains. He was brought in as a stray so I was a bit nervous about having him off leash but after much time and effort, is now perfectly fine. He has become the perfect companion and fur ever family member. Thank you for introducing us.”


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Age: 8-years
Breed: Tortie Point

Her new owners Donna and Jeri write:“We wanted to adopt a senior pet as a new sister to our 7 year old calico “Cat-a-Lina”. We saw “Push” on Pets on Parade and knew immediately she was to be part of our family. She’s a true love bug, sleeps under the covers, gives kisses, is very playful & active and is a purrfect fit to our family. She is a spoiled strictly indoor kitty who can go anyplace she so chooses, except the kitchen counters. Our other kitty “Cat-a-Lina” has already become friends with her. We are all completely in love and Pushkee WILL be with us forever!”


Age: 10-years
Breed: Tabby cat

Her new owner Toni writes:“I wanted an older kitty for my other 8 year old cat. After only a couple of minutes to meet and greet, I knew she would be mine. She is a wonderful plump kitty who “chirps” and paws at me for attention. She and my other chubby girl get along fine! So grateful for everything that the Humane Society does for homeless pets!”



Age: 9-years
Breed: Sharpei/Lab

Her new owner Shannon writes:“We have been together for 9 years now and going strong. She is the most amazing little person that I have ever met! She is super smart and is so full of love. Her soul runs deep and she loves life!  I love her with all of my being and am thankful each day that you provided us the opportunity to find one another.


Age: 14-weeks
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier

Her new owner Ashley writes:“Adopting Mia was truly “love at first sight.” My first dog, a white Pit Bull Terrier, passed away and after a year I was in search for a new best friend. I adopted her at 9-weeks-old and at 14-weeks-old we are already potty trained and she sits on command. She’s such an amazing dog and I’m so happy I found her.”




Age: 2- years
Breed: Pit bull terrier mix

His new owner Scott writes:”Kane is a pit bull and all the neighbors and people he meets are surprised at how friendly he is. He plays with the cat and likes to sleep near him. Our neighbors love to have him visit and introduce their kids to him. His favorite thing to do is chase the sprinkler on a hot day.”


10363989_1415164212098752_3482552949209127154_nPino (Gracie)
Age: 2  Years
Breed: Russian Blue

Her new owner Kris writes:“Pino (Gracie) is such a fun and lovable cat! She makes me so happy and I’m glad we found each other. I think she knows I rescued her because she loves me the most and I’m the only one who gets “love bites”! She was very skinny when I first got her, now she’s at a healthy normal weight. Her favorite toy is a yellow golf ball that rattles and has a white feather attached. Pino certainly found her furr-ever home with me!


Age: 5- years
Breed: Orange and white tabby

His new owner Denise writes:”Jax took to me the minute we met through the window and once we could meet each other, he jumped in my lap and I knew he was mine. Jax loves to lay on dresser top, coffee table & end table. He opens cabinet doors with his paw and sleeps with me at night.



Age: 5- years
Breed: Australian shepherd mix

His new owner Lezlee writes:”It’s been almost a year since I brought my boy home. Koda inspires me to be active! We go on sunrise hikes, camp, play in the sprinklers at the park on hot summer mornings, and I love watching him explore the world. He is the sweetest dog ever!



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Age: 4-months
Breed: Domestic Shorthair

His new owner Nicole writes:”From the moment I brought him home I knew I’d made the right choice. He greets everyone as they walk in the door and loves lots of play time with plenty of cuddles and love in between. We both could not be happier!


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Age: 2 Years
Breed: Domestic Shorthair

Her new owner Sharon writes:“The day I got her home, she jumped up in my lap, cuddled up and went to sleep with her back feet straight up in the air.  She jumps up on my chest every morning at 6:00 a.m., makes biscuits then gives me kitty kisses on the end of my nose. This is a picture of Candy patiently waiting on the kitchen counter for me to serve dinner. I absolutely adore her.”


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Age: 20-weeks
Breed: Chihuahua mix

His new owner Jennifer writes:”Hank (the blond pup) was warmly welcomed by our whole family and fellow pup, Brownie. Brownie is a pup we adopted almost two years ago and she is happy to have Hank as her puppy brother. Brownie has been teaching Hank how to play games like, “steal a sock when the humans aren’t looking.” Hank gets walked with Brownie and has been introduced to the neighbor kids. Hank is about 17 pounds but growing each day. He is a big hit in a little body. Hank even helped sell Girl Scout cookies. “



Sweet Pea
Age: 14 Months
Breed: Cairn terrier mix

His new owner Diane writes:“More than one person has said she looks as cute and as a Disney Character. I love her to Death! She has changed my life completely and even in this very short period of time (1 month) many aspects of my health have improved. She is absolutely perfect at everything. The perfect fetcher, playmate, love muffin and friend!


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Age: 3 Years
Breed: Tuxedo cat

Her new owner Sarah writes:“Diamond is the sweetest cat ever! Every morning when I wake up she’s cuddled up as close as she can be and then proceeds to lick my face until I get up out of bed. She’s a great cat, and the whole family loves her.



Age: 2 Years
Breed: Chow mix

His new owner Jenn writes:“He’s been amazing. We have two small kids and he protects them. He’s learned how to walk up the stairs, wants to go everywhere in the car with us and is finally settled in! We feel blessed to have this special dog and give him his forever home. “


TJ Smith

Age: 1 Year
Breed: Pug/ Mastiff

His new owner Brad writes:“TJ is spoiled rotten with love and attention, and makes friends wherever he goes. He is well behaved and only ever wants to play. Dogs, cats, kids, even rabbits – no matter, he just wants to play and be friends with everyone. Loves going to the dog park as much as going for the ride in the car. The only thing he loves more than chasing a laser is taking time to give back his boundless capacity for love, loyalty, and gratitude. ”


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Evan Jr.
Age: 3 Years
Breed: Guinea Pig

Her new owner Amber writes:“My daughter looked at every single small animal but kept returning to Evan Jr. I do believe it was love at first sight. once Evan was in her lap we knew that those two belonged together. Now  Evan is a fat, happy, very vocal full-fledged member of the family. She gets fresh salads, timmy hay, and gets tons of affection. She has even learned to ring her bell for dinner. She has brought a lot of entertainment and we all love her very much.”



Age: 12 Years
Breed: Golden retriever mix

His new owner Crystal writes:“Harley had a very rough start in life and was abused and mistreated. A new life, a new family and a forever home-now he is loved immensely.



Age: 10 Months
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Tommy’s Story:  Tommy was abandoned by his owner one night and left in a box out front of the AHS admissions lobby.

His new owner Janet writes:“When we first got Tommy it was apparent that he had a big personality. He was so cuddly, cute, and loved to curl up on my pillow at night. He likes to find dirty socks from the laundry basket and play with them in his water bowl, as well as, try to climb up into the refrigerator every time it is opened. He likes to lay in the sink and doesn’t mind if you happen to turn on the water and get him wet. He actually enjoys it! I have never had a cat that actually liked water! 


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Age: 1 Year
Breed: Chihuahua
Belle’s Story:  Her owner was moving out of state and couldn’t take Belle with them. She was very fearful when she first arrived at AHS but benefited from AHS’ Behavior Modification Program.

His new owner Nicole writes:“Went to the Humane Society just to look around and found this baby! She’s come so far from her shy, anxious self in just a few months. We couldn’t be happier and I can’t imagine my life without her! “


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Age: 8 Years
Breed: Beagle
Bailey’s Story: Life gets busy and Bailey’s previous owner didn’t have time for a dog anymore. After 8-years she was dropped off at AHS.

His new owner Linda writes:“Our dog, Dumpsey, was very lonely after losing his canine buddy. We were looking for an older dog that could be a companion for him AND us! Our daughter saw Bailey on AHS’ Facebook page and we knew she would be a good fit for us. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we couldn’t be happier.” 


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Oreo Cookie
Age: 1 Year
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Oreo’s Story: Wounded on the streets, Oreo was in desperate need of help and was rescued by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians. His injuries were treated in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital.

His new owner Paul writes: Oreo spends most of the day watching birds from a screened in porch. He loves cat treats, chasing bugs, cuddling under blankets at night and hanging out with his feline roommate Gatto. 


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Age: 2 Years
Breed: Terrier Mix
Maxx’s Story: Maxx was rescued off the streets by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians.

His new owner Katrina writes: “Sometimes you don’t know what you need until you find it… Everyone who knows me can agree with the following statement “Maxx rescued me”. Maxx has a very strong personality to say the least. Loves to sleep (especially on my pillow) and loves to eat (mom cooks for him and his favorite is grilled chicken). In the last 8 months I have seen him become comfortable in his own paws and he is happy little fellow. Those “human eyes” are his best quality and he knows it (oh! He takes advantage of it when he wants something!)Not one day goes by without me saying that adopting him was the best thing I have ever done!”


cats for adoptionBean
Age: 6 Years
Breed: Domestic Longhair
Bean’s Story: Bean struggled to survive on the streets but was finally rescued by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians.

Her new owner Michele writes:“I saw Bean six years ago on the humane society weekly television show Pets on Parade when she was just 2 months old. Bean is happy to have all of her new four-legged siblings. She still likes her alone time in the garage and for some reason she likes to cool off in the refrigerator when I open the refrigerator door.”


Arizona Rescue CatsPica
Age: 3 Years
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Pica’s  Story: Pica spent weeks on the streets struggling to care for not only herself but also her kittens until she finally crossed paths with a Good Samaritan who brought the cat family to AHS.

Her new owner Jennifer writes:“When I adopted Pica from the Campus for Compassion shelter, she was a shy timid little girl who had been found on the streets with her litter.  Fast forward a year-now she rules the house! I can’t imagine life without her. She cuddles my feet at night and rushes to greet me when I get home from work. She even likes hanging out on the balcony and helping with my homework!”


Arizona dog adoptionSnoopy
Age: 6 Years
Breed: Vizsla Mix
Snoopy’s Story: Snoopy was brought to AHS because the new landlord didn’t allow dogs.

His new owner Richard writes:“We saw Snoopy featured on Pets on Parade and he was a perfect gentleman on camera. Even though Snoopy is 6-years-old he has lots of energy and loves his morning and afternoon walks! He’s gets along well with his new “cousins”.  All and all it has been a great experience and had to share his story. I know he waited a long time at the shelter but he has finally found his forever home!
Thank you Pets on Parade for all your hard work and helping find homes for these great animals.”


adopt a dogSasha
Age: 3 Years
Breed:Pit bull Terrier Mix
Sasha’s Story: Sasha was adopted and returned three times. The fourth time was a charm!

Her new owner Serena writes:“While volunteering with AHS as a foster I had many dogs and cats come in and out as needed. It was time to take back 3 puppies I’d had for a month and when they handed me the new foster list, “Sasha” was pointed out as being extremely sweet and listed as a SAFE alert due to kennel stress. She was quite popular around AHS-Sunnyslope after being adopted and returned THREE times! I met “Sasha” and fell in love with her unique nose and easy going nature. Two weeks into fostering her I couldn’t take it anymore; I went down and filled out her adoption paperwork. This Pittie is a great ambassador to the breed. She has stood by with countless foster dogs and cats and loves every minute of it. Since being adopted, she’s had the opportunity to travel a bit. Be it road trips to California, the dog beaches, the snow in Sedona, the lakes, and numerous hiking trails she now lives a life she loves. I think her favorite part however, is knowing she will always have a home no matter the obstacles life brings.”


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