Lady and more pets for adoption from 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.

Lady: A delicate personality

Truly a lady in every sense of the word, the 3-year-old lady is a stunning Calico Point Siamese Ragdoll mix that was donated to the Arizona Humane Society in March. Unable to relocate her to a family member or friend, this cute girl went to AHS because the other pet in the house didn’t like having a new kitty sibling.

Assessed by veterinarians at AHS Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital upon arrival, Lady had a few fractured teeth that needed to be extracted. Plus, this unique beauty battled an upper respiratory infection and needed time with a foster hero while her sutures and sniffles healed.

Now that Lady feels like herself, she hopes there’s someone out there who appreciates her delicate personality and rewards her kindness with a daily brushing of her luxurious coat. Throughout her time at AHS, this friendly feline has been as sweet as pie and incredibly social with everyone she meets – even during medical checkups, which is quite an achievement! When not pampered, Lady prefers to spend her free time lounging by a window where she can sunbathe and watch the birds chirp all day.

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 the adorable little lady, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Divot: Arizona Hill Chihuahua

Divot is a happy little guy! He is a four-year-old, 13-pound Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix who recently joined Friends for Life Animal Rescue from a facility in the county, where he was originally found wandering. He walks well on a leash and loves walks, and he is very motivated! Divot’s story is not known and he does not say it. He is ready to create new memories and write a new story with you, as a new friend forever.

How to adopt: The Divot adoption fee is $350. At Friends for Life Animal Rescue, animals are modified, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and cats are tested for FELV/FIV.

Divot and his adorable underbite are hoping you’ll come meet him at the Friends for Life Adoption Center at 952 W. Melody Avenue in Gilbert! If you’re looking for an easy-going little guy, he might be the one. For more information about Divot, please contact Friends for Life at 480-497-8296, [email protected], or visit http://www.azfriends.org.

— Jannelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life

Edgar: the most adorable puppy

With one of the sweetest demeanors and even sweeter eyes, Edgar is an absolute lover of a pup that has stolen the hearts of everyone who knows him. This adorable 7-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix found his way to the Arizona Humane Society in March when his former owner sadly lost his home. With nowhere to go or anyone to care for him, there was no choice but to put the adorable Edgar back in the shelter.

Once cared for by the facility, this smiling baby received dental treatment at AHS’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and was under observation for a while as he battled tummy issues . AHS veterinarians and behavioral team members determined that her stomach ailments were related to the stress of such a major change in her life, which have since been alleviated.

Edgar enjoys interacting with others, has been shown to be extremely sociable, is an expert at giving kisses, and will even scream to show his happiness. Although this cuddly pup mixes well with other dogs, AHS recommends that he meets the whole family to make sure everyone’s energy and play levels match.

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 the effervescent Edgar, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Zigger: A cute cat

Zigger is hoping for a new home before Easter, as this beautiful nine-year-old brown tabby cat recently lost his own when his longtime owner was unable to care for him due to health issues. He’s an adorable kitty who would rather be the only cat in the house…very likely he was an only boy. He loves having his belly gently rubbed, but like most cats, he doesn’t like being petted.

How to adopt: Zigger is declawed on his front paws, microchipped and has had all his vaccinations and a recent vet exam. Being in his prime at nine years old, he is considered a senior and therefore has a special adoption fee of only $30.

Visit Zigger at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 11129 Michigan Avenue, Youngtown. Adoptions take place Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 623-876-8778 after 10 a.m. Other cats can be seen at Surprise PetSmart, 13764 Bell Road, and Lake Pleasant Towne Center PetSmart, 25372 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.

—Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws

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