Juno and other pets for adoption at Phoenix-area shelters

Every year, about 6.5 million pets enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of these, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets available for adoption at shelters across the valley. To check the status of a particular animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Juno: a love bug

Interested adopters can view available animals, like Juno, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Extremely affectionate, loyal and kind, Juno is all that and a bag of chips! At two years old, the adorable Labrador Retriever mix has been through quite a bit in its short time on earth, but continues to have an unparalleled love of life!

Juno was originally brought to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in early January of this year as a stray. Within days, it was quickly discovered that she was pregnant and needed to be transferred to the Arizona Humane Society so that the mom-to-be and her future puppies could receive the best care possible. Once at AHS, Juno and her puppies were cared for in the shelter’s Mutternity Suites, a quiet, medically supervised area for nursing and pregnant dogs.

This pretty girl has been described as a love bug who absolutely adores her human friends, is a big fan of playing fetch, splashing around in water and would do just about anything to get her attention. people. During the treatment, it was also discovered that Juno had the canine herpes virus and was to be the only dog ​​in the house. Although she has this it is not contagious to humans or other types of animals and she has shown excellent health during her time at AHS and still has excellent quality of life.

How to adopt: Arizona Humane Society Matchmaking Virtual Adoptions by Appointment are available to place pets with their families forever. Interested adopters can view available pets, like Jubilant Juno, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt. Plus, all AHS pets have waived adoption fees through June 7 thanks to the Tufty family!

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Reagan: an active cat

If you would like to meet Reagan, please call Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246 after 10 a.m.

Hoping for a happy ending for Reagan, a beautiful 2-year-old tabby cat. She and three other cats were left in crates and carriers outside a building with no litter, food or water. But cats being the resilient creatures that they are, all of them survived. Now she is well cared for at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, where she was examined by a vet and received all of her necessary vaccinations and microchips.

Reagan is full of youthful energy and especially enjoys playing with little mice. She will love a home with someone who will take care of her and appreciate her squeaky little “meow”.

How to adopt: Visit him at 11129 Michigan Avenue, Youngtown. Call 623-876-8778 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on adoption days. Other adoption locations are 10807 N. 96th Avenue, Peoria, 623-773-2246, same hours and days of adoption; Surprise PetSmart, 13764 Bell Road; and Lake Pleasant Towne Center PetSmart, 25372 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.

—Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws

Credo: Most likely to brighten your day

Interested adopters can view available animals, like Creed, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Creed is an absolutely adorable 6-year-old Bullmastiff Mix who was donated to the Arizona Humane Society in March after his former owner, unfortunately, didn’t have time for him. An unfortunate situation that is happening is a reminder that the AHS Pet Resource Center is here to help keep pets and people together in their loving homes and out of the shelter when possible.

Voted AHS’ most likely pet to brighten your day, there’s hardly ever a time you see Creed when he doesn’t have a HUGE smile on his face! This sweet boy’s friends would describe him as a big plushie and a love bug who absolutely loves his human friends. It’s never too far to give a big kiss!

The only thing Creed loves more than giving his humans kisses is getting a belly massage. This big-headed boy also loves going for walks when it’s cool outside, spending quality time with his family, and playing with stuffed toys. Creed is potty trained and knows many tricks including sitting and pawing – Creed is also very strong so he will need someone who is used to big puppies. Because he loves his humans so much, Creed better be the only pet in the house so he can draw all the attention to himself!

How to adopt: Arizona Humane Society Matchmaking Virtual Adoptions by Appointment are available to place pets with their families forever. Interested adopters can view available animals, like Creed the Casanova, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt. Plus, all AHS pets have waived adoption fees through June 7 thanks to the Tufty family!

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Daisy: A darling who steals socks

If you're interested in Daisy, head over to azfriends.org to fill out a consultation form.

Daisy is an adorable 4 year old girl and listed as a mixed shepherd breed. She’s about 40 pounds love!

Daisy lives with a foster family and is only available by appointment as she can be stressed when she comes to the adoption centre. Daisy would prefer to be your only canine companion and she would love to meet you. Her adoptive mom says she’s adorable, clean and takes care of the house when they’re not home, but she loves the socks!

Daisy sleeps in bed with her adoptive mother, she loves all her toys and she is very trainable as she loves treats. She likes to carry her squeaky toys with her. She’s a little scared of men, so she might prefer a women-only house. She’s not aggressive, just avoidant. Overall, the foster mom says she’s extremely sweet and loves affection, and her favorite place is right next to you!

How to adopt: Email Friends for Life Animal Rescue at [email protected] to meet this beauty. Daisy is neutered, licensed, microchipped and vaccinated. Her adoption fee is $150. Friends for Life is located at 952 W. Melody Avenue in Gilbert. Visit azfriends.org to see other animals looking for homes and hours of operation.

— Jannelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life

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