Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Phoenix, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Big Jim, pit bull terrier mix
Big Jim is a male pit bull terrier mix currently housed at Freedom Brothers Recovery and Rescue.
Have no fear: He's already house-trained. He is neutered, and he has had all his shots. Big Jim is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.
From Big Jim's current caretaker:
Big Jim loves to give big kisses! He's a happy, gentle guy whose tail never stops wagging! He'll benefit from continued training but already knows how give high fives and use the doggy door. He loves to sun himself outside, go for short walks and get some serious belly rubs.
Apply to adopt Big Jim today at Petfinder.
Bertha, pit bull terrier mix
Bertha is a lovable female pit bull terrier mix staying at Freedom Brothers Recovery and Rescue.
Bertha needs special time to bond with you: She'll need a home free of other dogs. Bertha is spayed and has had all her shots. She is already house-trained.
From Bertha's current caretaker:
This three-year-old pocket pittie mix is a cuddle bug and loves to give kisses. Also, she enjoys walks with her peeps and is always happy to snuggle on the couch. She is currently undergoing training, which will help her co exist with other dogs on her walks. If you would like to learn more about Bertha, please contact us.
Read more about how to adopt Bertha on Petfinder.
Emeril, pit bull terrier mix
Emeril is a male pit bull terrier mix currently residing at Freedom Brothers Recovery and Rescue.
No other dogs, please: Emeril is looking for a dog-free home. He is already house-trained. Emeril is neutered, and he has had all his shots.
Here's what Emeril's friends at Freedom Brothers Recovery and Rescue think of him:
He is a happy, playful and goofy boy and gets along well with older children. He loves to play with his toys and splash around in his kiddie pool. He will smother you with kisses. He is looking for his furever home where he can snuggle at your feet and catch up on his belly rubs.
Apply to adopt Emeril today at Petfinder.
Valerie, Labrador retriever and pointer mix
Valerie is a female Labrador retriever and pointer mix currently residing at AZ Prussian Snailhound Dog Rescue.
Valerie will get along great with your other dogs. She's already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated. Valerie is a special needs pet, so please inquire about her specific care requirements.
Here's what Valerie's friends at AZ Prussian Snailhound Dog Rescue think of her:
Valerie is the sweetest girl in the whole world! She is a black lab mix weighing about 40 pounds. When a rescuer found her, her front right leg was injured. While it had to be amputated, that hasn't slowed her down one bit. In fact, she can still run around and jump on furniture. She needs an owner who will ensure she gets the right amount of exercise and maintains a slim physique. Could that be you?
Read more about how to adopt Valerie on Petfinder.
Howie, pit bull terrier mix
Howie is a handsome male pit bull terrier mix being cared for at Home Fur Good Animal Rescue.
He is already neutered, and he has had all his shots.
Notes from Howie's caretakers:
This gentle giant—weighing in at 73 pounds—he will soften the hardest of hearts. He was founded severely neglected with wounds on his face, neck and limbs. He's content just sitting near you and chilling. He knows how to sit like a good boy, hoping for treats and affectionate rubs. You are going to fall in love with this meaty old blockhead as soon as you meet him.
Read more about Howie on Petfinder.
Graham, chihuahua mix
Graham is a lovable female chihuahua mix currently residing at Home Fur Good Animal Rescue.
She is already spayed and has had all her shots.
Graham's current caretakers say:
Graham was spotted wandering around a neighborhood with her doggie girlfriend, Helen. Graham is five years old and weighs eight pounds; check lap dog in the dictionary, and you'll find an image of her. This gal is happiest curled up on your lap. Graham is a member of the small-dog playgroup.
Read more about how to adopt Graham on Petfinder.
Buffy, chihuahua mix
Buffy is a female chihuahua mix currently residing at Home Fur Good Animal Rescue.
She's already vaccinated and spayed.
Buffy's current caretakers say:
Buffy looks like a Chihuahua mix, but she has shown that her spirit animal is a parrot. Buffy is happiest up on your shoulder where she can watch all the action. One day, she hopped into the car of A Good Samaritan, ended up at a county shelter, and finally arrived at our rescue site. Now, she is a happy member of the Small-Dog Playgroup and ready for a forever home.
Read more about how to adopt Buffy on Petfinder.
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