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AZ Small Dog Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona is a volunteer-run, non-profit, no-kill shelter. They're committed to rescuing small stray, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. Most of the rescued dogs are pulled from from Maricopa County Animal Control. A small number are owner surrenders while the rest are injured, ill, or stray animals brought in by the public.
All animals brought to the shelter receive a medical examination, necessary vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery. The rescue also places some animals in foster care if they need either behavior training or socialization before adoption.
Would you like to support the wonderful work AZ Small Dog Rescue does? Consider adopting a new four-legged friend from their shelter today. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from the AZ Small Dog Rescue? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at the Western Arizona Humane Society are on a sliding scale depending on each animal's age, breed, behavior, and length of stay at the shelter. Adoption fees are displayed on each animal's online profile.
Whatever your adoption fee is, it covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, 30 days of free pet insurance, and a complimentary post-adoption vet visit.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.