Rescue Roundup

By Tom Reardon, August 2019
Photos courtesy of venues

Lucky Dog Rescue
4400 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 9-319, in Scottsdale (mail only)

Petey-pete from lucky dogs.

This all-volunteer,

non-profit facility specializes in rescuing dogs off of euthanasia lists and

providing them with any needed medical care while looking for foster or forever

homes. Any and all funds raised go directly to the dogs and their care which makes

Lucky Dog Rescue an excellent option for those looking to support an amazing

operation. Dr. Darren Wright of Kaibab Animal Hospital is a veterinarian

partner to Lucky Dog and provides his care pro bono.

2nd Chance Dog Rescue

Queen Creek, AZ

Toola from 2nd chance.

2nd Chance Dog

Rescue saves dogs that otherwise would be left on the streets to fend for

themselves or brought to the pound and most likely placed on their euthanasia

list. On their website they share that their “dogs are extremely loving and

deserve a place to call home.” 2nd Chance is a non-profit shelter that helps

dogs restore their faith in humanity.

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA

25 N. 40th St., in


Anthony from homefurgood.

The largest and

oldest “no kill” shelter in the state, Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) has

been faithfully serving animals in Maricopa County since 1971, when it was

founded by a group led by Amanda Blake (“Miss Kitty” on TV’s Gunsmoke).

AAWL provides shelter to cats and dogs until they are adopted to a forever family.

All pets are spayed and/or neutered and have been provided with medical care

while sheltered.

Home Fur Good

10220 N. 32nd St.,


The staff and

volunteers at North Valley non-profit Home ‘Fur’ Good provide cats and dogs

with a clean and comfortable place to sleep, nutritious food to eat, excellent

medical care, daily exercise, and an overdose of love and affection. They work

very hard to find each animal a ‘fur’ever home that best meets the animal’s

needs, as well as the prospective adopter’s needs. Home Fur Good has dental and

vaccination clinics available to pet owners at reasonable rates to meet any pet

parent’s budget.

Arizona Small Dog Rescue

1102 W. Hatcher

Road, Phoenix

Arizona Small Dog

Rescue (ASDR) provides shelter to dogs under 20 lbs. who are being surrendered

by their owners, as well as on euthanasia lists from other shelters when space

is available. The non-profit organization is supported completely by volunteers

and provides medical care for all animals prior to re-homing. Adoption fees are

on a sliding scale at ASDR due to the care involved with sheltering the dogs.

4 Paws Rescue Inc.

10807 N. 96th Ave.

#1, Peoria

Established in 1996 in Youngtown, 4 Paws Rescue Inc. is a cat-only shelter

serving the Northwest valley. There are multiple locations, which are easily

available on the website, for this non-profit, volunteer-led shelter whose

mission is to find a home for unwanted kittens and cats. The adoption fees are

set at $125, but this includes any applicable medical services that have been

provided to your new kitty before adoption.

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

323 S. Hardy Drive,


Founded in 2008

during the housing crisis, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue was created to provide some

help and relief to cats and dogs impacted by thousands of Phoenix area citizens

who lost their homes. The shelter has been able to find homes for 99% of the

animals they have served over the past two years and offer families who may be

in transition between homes a place to house their pets until they get


Healing Hearts Animal Rescue

6715 E. Peak View

Road, Cave Creek

Healing Hearts

Animal Rescue takes in unwanted and abused animals of all shapes and sizes. Horses,

pigs, goats, llamas, sheep, and cows can all find a home at Healing Hearts

until they are adopted from this “no kill” shelter. This unique shelter has

educational programs for children and opportunities to volunteer, sponsor

animals, and donate unwanted cars, boats, and trailers, as well.

Fearless Kitty Cat Rescue

16832 E. Avenue of

the Fountains, Fountain Hills

Fearless Kitty Cat Rescue was founded because of a fearless kitty and

their mission revolves around the idea that all cats deserve to hold their

heads up high. They strive to place cats in loving, responsible homes and each

of their cats up for adoption have received all of the medical treatment they

need while in the shelter’s care. Created by two friends in 2012, Fearless

Kitty is truly fearless when it comes to achieving their goals.

Sun Valley Animal Shelter

7150 N. 110th Ave.,


Foxy brown from Sun Valley.

Founded in 1991 by a group of Sun City residents, Sun Valley Animal Shelter was formed to give cats and dogs who were abandoned or at risk of being euthanized a new chance at having a loving family. The organization provides shelter to these animals, medical care, and helps create a win-win adoption process. Sun Valley is able to home over 70 cats and dogs at any given time.

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