Celebrate Arizona Week for the Animals!
December 2-10, 2017
The Arizona Week for the Animals team is actively organizing events and working with shelters, community leaders and organizations daily across the entire state.  Please send any planned events or activities to us. See Contact Us page.
Please contact us if you like to brainstorm or work together  on any events. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week. 
December 1, 2017  - Sunday, December 10, 2017
Thank you to Luke Air Force Base  
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Luke Air Force Base
c/o Public Affairs Ofc
"Developing Airmen for America's Air Force"
14185 W. Falcon Street
Glendale Luke, AFB, AZ  85309

Arizona Week for the Animals is the perfect time to say thank you to Luke AFB and all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers.  

   God Bless Our Troops. We love you and thank you for your service, Luke AFB. 
 Kick Off -Friday, December 1st       7:00 pm- 9:00 pm 
Home for the Howlidays with AZK9
AZK9 Rescue     7615 w Acoma Dr      Peoria, AZ 85381

AZK9 is always in need of in-kind supplies for our paws! From toys to paper towels, from beds to bowls, and everything in between; we can use it or put it back out to the community. With the holidays coming up we thought it would be fun to provide a sponsorship opportunity for all of our wonderful friends and supporters culminating in a holiday party on December 1st at 7:00 pm to get together & celebrate!

2. Shop their wish list items: select one, some or all of the wish list items and shop while you are out and about. Save your items and join us for a fun & festive gathering to kick off the holiday season! If you cannot make it December 1st, donations can be sent to 7615 w Acoma Dr Peoria, AZ 85381.

As for the party! We invite YOU to the Acoma House for holiday entertainment! Meet adoptable AZK9 dogs, stop by the kissing booth & photo booth, and enjoy music, snacks and drinks! Don't forget those holiday sweaters! : )
**We always love meeting and seeing your personal pets but we respectfully request you leave them at home for this event as we want to focus on our adoptable paws for the night!** 

AZK9 is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010 by a group of people who wanted to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in Maricopa County. The members of AZK9 are willing to give their time, passion and knowledge to offer proactive solutions to address the pet overpopulation. The founders realized there are many contributing factors and as a group focus on three main areas; Sterilization, Education and Rescue of the companion animals in need.  http://www.azk9.org/
Saturday, December 2nd                   8:00 am - 9:00 am
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center  3131 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85040

Bring your binoculars and bird book, or borrow ours! Our expert birders will lead you on a guided walk through the Rio Salado habitat, for both experienced and novice birders.
The LEED Platinum certified Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center is a nature center in the heart of Phoenix's Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area--a 600-acre park space in the historic Salt River corridor. Located less than two miles from downtown Phoenix, the Center is a gateway to a lush Sonoran riparian habitat used by over 200 species of birds and other wildlife.  Website http://riosalado.audubon.org/
**Pls check out their monthly calendar for all the cool events! 
Saturday, December 2nd       9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Animal Reiki Class @ Firehorse Ranch 
FireHorse Ranch          38254 N 1st St.       Phoenix, AZ 85086

Do you…• Love animals?   • Consider pets to be an important part of your family?
• Desire to positively connect, support, and understand animals through energy work such as Reiki?
Learning Animal Reiki is a natural fit for you. Immerse yourself in this one day course to build upon your Reiki foundation* and experience a balanced combination of lecture, hands-on practice, and one-on-one mentoring with Diana.​ http://firehorseranch.com/animal-reiki-class/    Phone: 480-720-0676.  Visit http://firehorseranch.com/
Saturday, December 2nd   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Foothills Animal Rescue Adoptoins 
Bonnie’s Barkery  29455 N Cave Creek Rd  Cave Creek, AZ 85331

We hope you discover some faces that you simply must meet in person! Check back often, as we add new adoption-ready dogs and cats frequently. We remove them only when their adoptions are complete. SO if you see an animal who winds up being in the process of finding their new loving home, please consider opening your heart to another one who needs you. Our Scottsdale adoption center is open  Tuesday-Sunday from 12 noon-5 pm. Visit http://www.foothillsanimal.org/pet-adoption/
Saturday, December 2nd                               10:00 am-2:00 pm
Boxer Luv Rescue Adoption Day

PetSmart   2860 E Germann Road    Chandler, AZ 85249      (480) 722-1358

Founded in 1998, Boxer Luv Rescue is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization run entirely on private donations. We are managed and run by volunteers - more than 300 strong - dedicated individuals working together whose Mission is to give new life to homeless Boxers in need. 

We welcome Boxers into Boxer Luv from shelters and humane societies; we take in strays, some hit by cars or injured; others wandering the streets, lost or abandoned. We take in dogs from people who can no longer care for their dogs, are in financial or personal crisis, or simply no longer want their pet.  Visit website at  http://www.boxerluv.org
        Saturday, December 2nd                          10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arizona Small Dog Rescue Adoption Event

Petco      4727 Bell       Phoenix AZ 85032      (602) 923-9814

Arizona Small Dog Rescue is a non profit registered 501(c)3 no kill rescue shelter. We are a group of volunteers who have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused small dogs and cats too. 
Loving Dogs http://arizonasmalldogrescue.rescueme.org/
Loving Cats http://azsmalldogsandcats.rescueme.org/
Saturday, December 2nd                               10:00 am- 5:00 pm       
Adopt and/or Volunteer with Pima Animal Care Center
Animal Care Center  4000 N. Silverbell Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 724-5900

Want to make a difference? Adopt one our sweet beautiful loving adoptables!!  Join us! Volunteers play a vital role in helping the more than 20,000 pets who pass through our doors every year. Our volunteer program is growing, and these amazing individuals contribute an average of 50,000 hours of service per year!The animals need you!   See FB page. 

Volunteers help Pima Animal Care Center rescue, protect and save countless lives. Simply put, the shelter could not accomplish what it does without our amazing volunteers! Please consider joining our team and help make a difference in your community today.  See our loving adoptables.   http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991
Saturday, December 2nd               10:00 am -1:00 pm                  
Save the Cats Arizona 
 Petco         845 N. Dobson      Mesa, 85201    (480) 833-5892

Save the Cats Arizona is a rescue and sanctuary committed to a no-kill philosophy. We believe that cats are sentient, feeling beings who deserve our respect and kindness.

While dedicated to providing a lifetime of health, safety, and happiness to cats living in our sanctuary, we also strive to find solutions for at-risk cats we cannot take in due to limited space.We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, so 100% of all donations go to the cats. See the cutie pie cats hoping for a forever home!   http://www.savethecatsaz.org/adoptable_cats.html
Saturday, December 2nd  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Foothills Animal Rescue Adoptions, Bonnie’s Barkery

Bonnie’s Barkery 29455 N Cave Creek Rd 

Our journey continues with the opening of the Brynne Smith Memorial Campus Adoption Center in December 2016. It is more than a building, it provides a safe haven to homeless dogs and cats awaiting their forever home, and a testament to the important role the companion animals play in our lives. Adopt one our beauties!  http://www.foothillsanimal.org/pet-adoption/
Saturday, December 2nd       10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pinal County Animal Control Shelter Adoptions 
Casa Grande Shelter
1150 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd.      Casa Grande, AZ 85194

San Manuel Shelter
23790 S. Veteran's Memorial Blvd.   San Manuel, AZ 85631

Walk In shelter hrs at Casa Grande. PLEASE NOTE: to view the animals at the San Manuel Shelter an appointment must be made prior to contacting our department. Phone: 520-509-3555    Toll Free: 1-888-431-1311. Monday and Wednesday: 8 am to 7 pm Tuesday: Thursday, Friday: 8 am to 5 pm  Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

The primary responsibility of Animal Control is animal welfare, making sure that animals in the county are treated humanely and the prospective owners have the means to properly care for adopted pets.
                                   Saturday, December 2nd             10:00 am-8:00 pm 
Humane Society of Sedona Adoptions 

Humane Society Of Sedona  2115 Shelby Dr  Sedona, AZ 86336  (928) 282-4679

Come out and meet the staff and learn how you can make a difference.   https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/
The Humane Society of Sedona cares for and adopts hundreds of pets each year. We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs, and other pets stay at our shelter. HSS is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donations to support our programs. Visit our FB https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofSedona/
Adopt! Loving cats available.    https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/

Loving dogs https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/
 Saturday, December 2nd     10:00 am- 5:00 pm 
Halo Animal Rescue Adoptions
Check out our offsite adoption opportunities.

Headquarters and Adoption Center of  HALO Animal Rescue
3227 E Bell Rd, Ste D151 Phoenix, AZ 85032 
 Mon - Fri 11a - 6p Sat & Sun 10a - 5p
If you would like to see as many of HALO's adoptable animals in one place as you can, your best bet is to either head over to HALO's building at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's facility or to check out the beautiful new adoption center at PetSmart Deer Valley.
See Loving Cats available. http://halorescue.org/adoptions/available-pets/cats.aspx

Available Loving Dogs http://halorescue.org/adoptions/available-pets/dogs.aspx
Saturday, December 2nd         11:00 am-5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
-20.00 Adoptions on All dogs over 20 lbs!-

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
 -West Valley 2500 South 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 
-East Valley 2630 West 8th Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 602-506-7387 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide:
Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations, 
Shelter for lost and stray animals.   See loving adoptables.   https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cat s receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Our shelters take in nearly 100 animals every single day. If you are looking for a specific breed or type of animal, it is best to visit our shelters in person. See beautiful loving pets for adoption.  https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
 Saturday, December 2nd          11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Antigone Books   411 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705   Phone: (520) 792-3715

Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a dedicated group of veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers, who are committed to seeking the very best forever homes for greyhounds in our care.
Located in the Tucson area, we serve Southern Arizona, and surrounding areas.We are non-profit and totally volunteer run, so every dollar goes to the care, promotion of thedogs. Look at our loving hounds available!   https://sagreys.org/our-hounds/available-hounds/

We strive to provide the very best adoption experience and follow-up. Successful integration into Forever Homes is our primary goal. Our volunteers seek to educate the public about the wonderful greyhound breed and what great companions they make after their racing careers are done. Learn how to foster or volunteer! Visit https://sagreys.org/volunteer/
Saturday, December 2nd     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mini Mighty Mutts Adoptions ​

Pet Planet      Village Plaza      12605 N Tatum Blvd         Phoenix, AZ   85254
(602) 765-2568

Mini Mighty Mutts is a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), all volunteer, limited admission small dog rescue organization funded by private donations and adoption fees. We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to rescuing small breed dogs who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or left behind by their former owners. Our belief is that companion animals are living beings who are family members. 

We strive to find homes for them who share this view. We are committed to providing them with a temporary home where they receive veterinary care, including spay or neuter, socialization, exercise, love and good nutrition until their forever home can be found. We do not discriminate against small dogs based on breed or physical disability. See loving adoptables. http://www.minimightymutts.com/showrescues.aspx
Saturday, December 2nd       11:00 am-4:00 pm 
-Multi Rescue Group & Shelter Adoptions- 
Come join AZ Humane, Pawtown Angels and 
Kits Kittens 

Petsmart   1733 S Stapley Drive    Mesa, AZ 85204      (480) 539-8552

Paw Town Angels Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Paw Town Angels Rescue saves dogs that are abused, abandoned by their owners, and put on the euthanasia list in Maricopa and other surrounding counties. The Angel Army helps these dogs in need find their perfect forever (or should we say furever) home.   Visit http://www.pawtownangels.org/adoptable-dogs/

AZ Humane -- Every pet deserves a good life. With a vision to end animal suffering, we rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for sick, injured and abused animals.Vision- End animal suffering, homelessness and needless euthanasia.  Dogs http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/find-a-pet/adopt-a-dog/?nocache=1
                               Saturday, December 2nd         11:00 am- 3:00 pm   
 Paw Placement "A Helping Hand for Pets" Adoptions 

Petsmart   10030 N 90th St.    Scottsdale, AZ 85258    (480) 391-1647

Cat and dog adoptions. Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a 501(c)(3), no-kill organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship.
Phone 602.712.1599. Website is http://www.pawplacement.org/home

Paw Placement has been saving lives since 2002. We work with adopters to find their perfect animal matches, conducting only quality adoptions.
Our Adoptive Difference: Our support does not end when we leave the cat or dog in your home. We provide follow-up guidance and training if needed to make sure relationships between person and pet are successful.
http://www.pawplacement.org/adopt-a-cat     http://www.pawplacement.org/adopt-a-dog
Saturday, December 2nd      11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Desert Paws Rescue Cat Adoptions 
Mesa (E Gilbert) PetSmart, 4920 South Power Road Mesa, AZ 85212

The purpose of Desert Paws Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate (when necessary) and place domestic animals into stable homes, to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets, and to build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to society. See our loving adoptables -dogs and cats! http://www.desertpawsrescue.org/all-pets/
Saturday,  December 2nd      11:00 am-4:00 pm 
Home Fur Good Adoption Day 

Home Fur Good  10220 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85028     602-971-1334

Home ‘Fur’ Good is a 501(c)3 no-kill animal rescue organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable homeless cats and dogs in Maricopa County
by providing quality medical care and adoption placements, as well as promoting spay/neuter procedures and providing outreach education for pet owners.  FB https://www.facebook.com/homefurgood
Adoptable Dogs http://homefurgood.org/adoptable-pets/dogs/
Adoptable Cats http://homefurgood.org/adoptable-pets/cats/
Saturday, December 2nd                       12:00  noon- 5:00 pm  
Pima Animal Care Center Adoption Day 
Animal Care Center       4000 N. Silverbell Rd.        Tucson, AZ 85745    
(520) 724-5900

Adoption Fees $ 0- $50.00. See loving  adoptables!   http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991 

As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. You can find your new best friend at our shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., and our five PetSmart stores, too. All our adopted pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit, too. Phone: (520) 724-5900  HOURS:   Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m  Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5.  FB    https://www.facebook.com/PimaAnimalCare/
   Saturday, December 2nd        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saving Orphan Souls-SOS Pet Adoptions w/ Santa 

​Petco–  6090 W. Behrend Dr   Glendale  AZ 85308   

Saving Orphan Souls Rescue mission is to empower and educate our community, and to end the cycle of breeding/over population, relinquishing animals, leaving them tethered in the back yard with no social interaction and allowing the pets in Arizona to run free causing un-ending suffering. Visit FB page    https://www.facebook.com/SAVINGORPHANSOULS123/?fref=ts

Saving Orphan Souls Rescue specializes in abused, neglected, strays, injured, senior and overlooked animals in our county shelters. Our main goal is to serve the community by rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing the orphan souls in our care. http://phxsos.org/
Saturday, December 2nd     1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Follow Your Heart Rescue Adoptions 
Petsmart     1858 Signal Butte  Mesa, AZ 85209

Our center is open for adoptions Weds-Sun at the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. We are also at Petsmart on Signal Butte in Mesa on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

We are a foster based rescue. Meaning we do not have a kennel facility to house our dogs. We have foster homes all over the Valley. After rescue some may have a short stay at a veterinarian or boarding facility then they are off to a foster home where they are made comfortable and can receive the best care possible until they find their forever homes. However our adoption center is at Superstition Springs Mall on the second floor between Dillard's and Macy's.See our loving adoptables.   http://www.followyourheartanimalrescue.org/adoptable-dogs
Saturday, December 2nd                      2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tombstone Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Tombstone Animal Shelter      1037 S. Landin Park Way   Tombstone, AZ 85638        520-457-2545

The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill facility dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned dogs and cats in the area of Tombstone, Arizona. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before going to their forever homes. We are not subsidized by the City of Tombstone and we do not have a corporate sponsor. We maintain our shelter through donations and fundraising events. Our shelter is run primarily by volunteers.   http://tombstoneanimalshelter.org/
Saturday, December 2nd    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebration Jubilation! 13th Annual Holiday Party 

24 Carrots 1701 E. Guadalupe Rd (just west of McClintock Rd and Baskin Robbins, south side of the street) · Tempe, AZ 85283    Phone: (480) 753-4411

Hip, hip, hooray, 24 Carrots is rolling out the red carpet for us for our Annual Holiday Party celebration! Where you're invited to tantalize your taste buds and energize your palate at this delightful VEG/RAW restaurant for our official Holiday Party! 24 Carrots has a lip-smacking menu with succulent flavors, and we'll be there for a special evening of terrific VEG/RAW food,  raucous laughter, and scintillating conversation at our official Holiday Party!

This all-VEG restaurant and juice bar has a spacious dining area, a sumptuous menu, and a bakery! Visit  https://www.meetup.com/VEGphx/events/244515088/
Saturday, December 2nd   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Signing With Founders Jim & Alexis
-Hosted by Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary-

Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary 27115 N 45th St,   Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Come learn about Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary from two of the people who shaped it into what it is today! Meet Jim Gath, founder and president of Tierra Madre, and Alexis Roeckner Ferri, its executive director, as they sign copies of their books and talk about the inspiration behind their memoirs: the incredible horses at Tierra Madre. Entry is free, and light refreshments will be served. Additional Tierra Madre merchandise will be available.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/ranchotierramadre/events/?ref=page_internal   

~ I Hear You, Horse by Jim Gath ~I Hear You, Horse is full of meaningful life adventures as shared by an ex-corporate executive who found his calling when he founded the non-profit organization, Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary. Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary, located in Cave Creek, Arizona, is a sanctuary rescue ranch – a “Forever Home” to 31 previously unwanted, neglected, injured or abused horses. Ex-racehorses, ex-show horses, ex-rodeo horses, ex-ranch horses, ex-trail horses – horses of all sizes and breeds have found their way to Tierra Madre. 
100% of the proceeds go directly back to Tierra Madre! See you there!
Sunday, December 3rd      8:30 am -1:00 pm.
 Wildhorse Ranch Rescue New Volunteer Orientation - Open House
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue   11811 S Lindsay Road     Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (866) 926-8007  

Sign up is not required and you may attend any orientation that best fits your schedule. E-mail Sheyenne at VolunteerMgr@whrr.org for details or questions.

Due to the Nature of the animals that we work with, ALL volunteers working directly with the animals MUST be at least 18 yrs of age. Wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and closed toed shoes/boots are required (no steel toe). Adoptables  http://www.wildhorseranchrescue.com/available-equines.html

(Please consider joining Fry's community rewards program to help support Wildhorse Ranch Rescue. Each time you shop at Fry's and swipe your rewards card, WHRR receives a benefit.
The link to enroll is: https://www.frysfood.com/topic/new-community-rewards-program )
Sunday, December 3rd   10:00 am  - 3:00 pm 
Free One Day Open Door Shelter for Horses in Arizona

WestWorld of Scottsdale   16601 N Pima Rd     Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Have a horse you can no longer keep? We can help! Free Surrender,  Free Quality of Life Assessment, Free End of Life Services,  Free Transport for Horse - Limitations apply.

Horse Plus Humane Society offers 1-Day Open Door Shelters across the United States. 1-Day Open Door Shelters give horse owners the option to surrender their horse without any cost to them and no questions asked. 

All horses must have Coggins, out of state horses must also have a health certificate. Reimbursement up to $35 w receipt if done within one month. Please contact us if assistance is needed getting Coggins. - Update! Corral West Horse Adventures has partnered up with us and is donating the use of their facility to accept horses (on 12/3/17) that are being surrendered into our program that do not have current Coggins. 
Sunday, December 3rd      11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
'Santa Paws' White German Shepherd Rescue! 

Doggie District  12801 N Paradise Village Pkwy W      Phoenix, AZ 85032

Mark your calendars for Santa Paws! This dog friendly event will be held from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free.​ Free food & drink, raffles, pet photos with Santa! We are a group of volunteers devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of white German Shepherd Dogs.  FB  https://www.facebook.com/whitegsd.rescue/ 
Visit  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/wgsrq.html
Loving adoptables https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=AZ323
Sunday, December 3rd          11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Green Valley Paws Patrol Adoption Fair  
Petco  18785 S I19 Frontage Rd,     Sahuarita, AZ 85614 (520) 625-1648

Join us every Sunday at Petco for our Adoption Fair. Today is the day you can bring a Paws Patrol kitty into your life!  See some of our beauties. https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=AZ246

Paws Patrol began in early 2006 with a founding committee of seven qualified animal rescuers, each having at least several years of experience. All committee members had actively participated as volunteers, board members, and/or directors in other animal rescue groups. Visit our FB page   https://www.facebook.com/GreenValleyPawsPatrol/
​         Sunday, December 3rd        11:00-4:00 pm 
Desert Paws Dog Adoptions 

 Petsmart 21032 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd. (Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse)  Queen Creek, AZ 85142      (480) 888-1815

The purpose of Desert Paws Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate (when necessary) and place domestic animals into stable homes, to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets, and to build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to society. See our loving adoptables -dogs and cats!   http://www.desertpawsrescue.org/all-pets/
Sunday, December 3rd         11:00 am-6:00 pm
PAWSH Dog & Cat Adoptions 
PAWSH La Encantada  2905 E Skyline Dr., Suite 208  Tucson, AZ 85718

PAWSH adoption centers are Tucson's first and only nonprofit pet supply stores. Come in and enjoy tax free shopping. All proceeds go back to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. https://hssaz.org/get-involved/shop/pawsh-la-encantada/
PAWSH at La Encantada Mall is a great location to meet your next companion. This site houses small to medium sized dogs and big kennels for our cats. Take your own dogs for walks in this pet-friendly mall. 
Sunday, December 3rd   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santa Paws Adoption Event!
Give them a Christmas to remember-- A Home for the Holidays....and forever.

 Kingman Petco     3320 Stockton Hill Rd      Kingman, AZ 86409

In 2005, Cherie DaLynn established For the Luv of Paws II, Inc. (FLP), a domestic animal rescue and sanctuary, after seeing the tremendous need to have a “no kill” sanctuary for domestic animals that had been neglected, abused and abandoned in Mohave County, Arizona.

The rescue/sanctuary, which is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Kingman, AZ on ten (10) acres of land in Golden Valley, Arizona, The rescue/sanctuary houses on average 175 dogs and cats each month, some who have special needs. All animals receive professional veterinarian care and required immunizations.
Loving cats http://www.fortheluvofpaws.org/cat-adoptions 
Loving dogs http://www.fortheluvofpaws.org/dog-adoptions
Sunday, December 3rd       12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
Humane Society of Southern AZ Adoptions 
"New home. New hope."

Main Campus   3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.   Tucson, AZ 85716 (520) 321-3704

Our new campus is truly designed to fit our humane philosophy. HSSA is here for pets and the people who love them, and with this new home, we will be able to accomplish so much more for our community. We have raised seven million dollars, and you can help us get to the $10,000,000 we need by donating now.
Help us build our new campus. See our loving adoptables!  https://hssaz.org/adopt/available-pets/
Monday, December 4th       8:00 am-4:00 pm 
Holbrook Animal Shelter Adoptions 
Holbrook Shelter   105 Airport Rd      Holbrook, AZ   86025 Call (928) 524-6828

The animals are currently available from Holbrook, Arizona Animal Care & Control. Please call 928-524-6928 for more information. Adoption Fees for dogs include: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and city license. Adoption fees for cats include spay or neuter. Open 8-4 Mon-Fri. 
FB https://www.facebook.com/holbrookanimalcontrol/
Website http://friendsoftheholbrookanimalshelter.org/
Monday, December 4th                 11:00-6:00 pm 
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Adoptions-20.00 adoptions for all dogs over 20 lbs! 

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
       West Valley              2500 South 27th Avenue      Phoenix, AZ 85009 
East Valley              2630 West 8th Street           Mesa, AZ 85201 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide:
Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations, 
Shelter for lost and stray animals.

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cats receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Phone (602) 506-7387 (PETS) 
Website: https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
Monday, December 4th                            School Hours         
Tuscan Wildlife Center Education Outreach Programs

Tuscon Wildlife Ctr     13275 E Speedway Blvd     Tucson, AZ 85748

Tucson Wildlife Center offers educational outreach programs for community groups, schools, and events in the Tucson area. Programs focus on our mission of rescue, rehab, and release, but are tailored to your needs and interests. Programs may include our live animal ambassadors. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Please fill out the form below to contact the Education Director, Joan Cass, to discuss your needs further.

We are Southern Arizona’s only state-of-the-art wildlife hospital running 24/7, 365 days a year. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Southern Arizona’s injured or orphaned wildlife. Please call (520)290-WILD  24/7, 365 days a year for any animal emergencies or questions you have.
Monday, December 4th  All Day 
Arizona Animal Shelters
Adopt, Volunteer, Foster Donate, Say Thank you!



  Tuesday, December 5th       Call for appt. 
Altered Tails Low Cost Spay & Neuters

Altered Tails          950 West Hatcher Road             Phoenix, AZ    85021

 Book your pitbull or pit mix for just $20 in AUG! Comes with a free nail trim! Only valid in the Tucson location of Altered Tails. You must mention special when booking appointment. Call Tucson at (520)495-5900 or book online at www.alteredtails.org. Dog must be at least 3 months and 3 pounds. Visit website at http://www.alteredtails.org/
Tuesday, December 5th                          10:00 am-5:00 pm
Verde Valley Humane Society Adoption Special --- 
Pets for Patriots

Verde Valley Humane    1520 W. Mingus Ave,   Cottonwood, AZ  86326

Verde Valley Humane Society offers discounted fees for dog and cat adoptions to Pets for Patriots members and will help them find their new best friends . https://petsforpatriots.org/

Serving Cottonwood, Arizona and surrounding communities, the “low-kill” shelter, known previously as Adopt for Life Center for Animals, strives to match each animal in need with the right individual or family.   Pls visit to see some loving adoptables.  http://www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/#!adoptions/c6mv
Adoption Fees include Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Rabies shot, Flea/Tick/Worm treatment and free Vet exam.     www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/
Tuesday, December 5th &  Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs in Arizona 

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. 
Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 
Tuesday, Saturday. December 5th                            10:00 am -6:00 pm 
 Glendale Public Library Celebrates
" Arizona Week for the Animals"
~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Glendale Library         5959 W. Brown Street        Glendale, AZ 85308

The gracious library staff will have a special area set up and a wide variety of animal books for you to stop by and check out to share with all the young ones in your life. They look forward to your visit. 

Very special thanks to Glendale Library's staff and youth services director Meredith! Remember the greatest adventures we can take are between the pages of a great book. www.glendaleaz.com/library/ 
 Tuesday, December 5th        2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Tucson Animal Shot Clinic

Animal Birth Control Clinic  South Location      1710 W. Valencia Rd.    Tucson, AZ 85746

The Valencia/I-19 (MIDVALE PARK) location announces NEW Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours!   Tuesday thru Saturday by appt. only! NEW Shot-clinic hours are:  Tues, Wed, and Thurs 2 pm-4 pm  and 
Saturday 7am-12pm No appointment necessary. Free exam necessary from our licensed veterinarians. All shots are $10 each. Also on Saturday 7am-12pm . Phone 520-741-SPAY (7729).   http://www.animalbirthcontroltucson.com/
Tuesday, December 5th and all week thru Dec 11th spotlite! 
Name Scottsdale PD's New Pup -Cast Your Vote! 

Scottsdale Police Department  
8401 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: (480) 312-5000

Scottsdale #CASTYOURVOTE: Scottsdale PD seek help naming new puppy #K9 #ChocolateLab they are stuck between Churchill, Chase, Charlie, Chip and Copper.
#Vote          Contest til Dec 11
Wednesday, December 6th               Ongoing        
United Animal Friends Pet Food Bank 

United Animal Friends       P.O. Box 11133       Prescott, Arizona 86304
Offers pet food to those struggling with temporary financial hardships to help them keep their companion animals. In partnership with the UAF low cost spay- neuter program our goal is to end the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in our community. For low cost spay-neuter certificates call 928-778-2924.

United Animal Friends needs help to feed hungry horses. 
To donate to the horse feed fund please contact Warren's Hay "N" More in Chino Valley at 928-636-1303. UAF has set up an account with them to make donating easy. They will credit our account with every donation so we can buy feed for hungry horses in our community. If you need a tax deductible receipt contact the pet food bank at uafpetfoodbank@gmail.com
See wonderful programs on Website      http://www.dogcatadoption.com/
Thursday, December 7th                                     8:30 am-10:00 am
Wake up with the Birds at Agua Caliente Park
Agua Caliente Park    12325 E. Roger Road/12325 Agua Caliente Park Road                Tucson, AZ 85749

Take a guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see a variety of resident and migratory birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter and we expect to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Online registration - www.pima.gov/nrpr, click Register Now button
Program information - Phone: 520-724-5375 or email: eeducation@pima.gov
Thursday, December 7th                   12:00  noon-5:00 pm
Jerome Humane Society Low Cost Clinic

Civic Center   600 North Clark Street   Jerome, AZ  86331

The Jerome Humane Society clinic is located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center / Town Hall building  The clinic is open by appointment only on Thursdays, For appts and info please call Marge at (928) 639-1341.    Jerome, Arizona, incorporated in 1899, is located in Yavapai County, approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix and 45 miles southwest of Flagstaff on State Highway 89A. The town sits perched on a hillside at an elevation of over 5,000 feet in the Black Hills of Arizona. Visit  http://www.jeromehumanesociety.com/clinic.php

See who works there! Sally Dryer, as a child, voiced the roles of Lucy, Violet & Patty in the Charlie Brown specials. Little did she know then just how prophetic Lucy's line "Blech. I've been kissed by a dog!" would turn out to be – it happens all the time now! On Thursdays, Sally is a veterinary technician for the Jerome Humane Society. Not only is Sally great with the animals, she's an extremely capable technician -- organized, knowledgeable & eager to learn. She's also a lot of fun, & gives great parties. Sally is also the owner of Soiled Doves Studio in Jerome, is a mixed-media sculptor, & is a master framer. 
                      Thursday, December 7th  (and Friday)                          Walk In 
Arizona Humane Society Low Cost Clinic  
Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule Low-Cost Clinics in Phoenix: 

AHS Phoenix location addresses on link below
It’s important to have your pets vaccinated regularly to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That’s why our low-cost spay and neuter clinics also offer a various vaccinations for cats and dogs, including rabies, bordetella, feline leukemia, canine 4-in-1 and feline 4-in-1. 

Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule for the Marge Wright and Margaret McAllister Brock Low-Cost Clinics: Tues - Thurs        Afternoons(by appointment - call ahead 602-997-7585) Fridays        8 am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm (first come, first served)Several tests are also available, including heartworm and feline leukemia.  http://www.azhumane.org/artman2/publish/spw/vaccinations.shtml
                                               Thursday, December 7th & Ongoing 
Animal Defense League of Arizona

The Spay/Neuter Hotline Online refers visitors to low-cost or free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in local regions of Arizona. Some clinics offer discounts to hotline referrals, so remember to mention that you were referred by the Spay/Neuter Hotline when you call to make an appointment.

The Spay/Neuter Hotline is a program of the Animal Defense League of Arizona.he Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for two decades on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals. Website is http://www.adlaz.org/spay/index.html
Thursday, December 7th                      10:00 am til 
Paws Are Warm Support 
Pet Therapy at Yavapai Regional Medical Center

YRMC - East  7700 E. Florentine Road       Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
YRMC - West             1003 Willow Creek Road         Prescott, AZ 86301

Pet therapy is provided to patients and family at both campuses through Delta certified dogs in therapy program of PAWS at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Up to three visits a day in both centers/hospitals.  The patients in pediatrics, ICU and all the way to seniors benefit from these loving dogs. The effect these wonderful pets have on the patients hsa proven to be noticeable in health and well-being. For more information, contact Lynnel Walters at 928-771-5552. Visit website at http://www.yrmc.org/
Friday, December 8th     Ongoing Call or email 
-Volunteers needed in Arizona and California-

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue 8317 Duckworth Rd. San Angelo, TX 76905 

NEWS ALERT!!! The PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE is currently tasked with removing thousands of wild burros from National Park Lands in California. This is a monumental task and one that PVDR is uniquely suited for. Have a donkey Question? 
info@pvdr.org   Please help us #SAVEOURBURROS

Arizona Satellite Locations.     http://www.donkeyrescue.org/satellites.html
Scenic, AZ   Phone 928-347-4506
Williams, AZ Phone: 503-784-9997

See our other issues which the amazing donkeys need us to help them.   http://www.donkeyrescue.org/contact.html
Friday, December 8th      11:00 am-5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Shelters 
-20.00 Adoptions on All dogs over 20 lbs!-

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
 --West Valley 2500 South 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 
--East Valley 2630 West 8th Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 602-506-7387 

​Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide:
Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations, 
Shelter for lost and stray animals. See so many loving adoptables. https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cat s receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Our shelters take in nearly 100 animals every single day. If you are looking for a specific breed or type of animal, it is best to visit our shelters in person. See beautiful loving pets for adoption.  https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
Friday, December 8th     6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Arizona Humane & Four Peaks Special Brew for the Homeless Animals of AHS! 
Four Peaks   2401 S Wilson St,  Tempe, AZ 85282 ​(480) 634-2976

Join us this evening at Four Peaks Brewing Co.'s 8th Street location for the release of "Holmberg Bound," a special brew crafted by John Holmberg of Holmberg's Morning Sickness on 98 KUPD that will benefit AHS' homeless pets!

There is not an entry fee for this event, but for just $25, the first 250 attendees will receive special-edition growlers of Holmberg Bound, a logo-ed bandanna and spent grain dog treats. Best of all, $10 of this will be donated to AHS! See loving dogs!

Through the holiday season, $1 from every pint sold of Holmberg Bound will be donated to the pups. Learn more: bit.ly/2AVCRK0
Two more Dec dates! http://www.azhumane.org/2017/12/01/holmberg-bound/
Saturday, December  9th    7:00 am - 11:00 am
12K’s of Christmas and Santa's Pet Village — Gilbert

Freestone Park   1045 E Juniper Ave   Gilbert, AZ 85234   (480) 503-6200

Your best friend (the dog) is welcome to come run with you at the 12k’s of Christmas® in Gilbert — the craziest of all holiday festivals.
There will be awards for the fastest runners in the 12k and 6k run/walk events (1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age category), and Santa Paws has a doggie bag full of Christmas gifts that we’ll be giving out as prizes for the Most Christmas Spirit, Best Christmas-themed Running Outfit, and Cutest Pet.

That’s right – .Along with a 12k and 6k run/walk, there will also be a 1.2k activity for families and kids.Wear Santa Hats, dress up the kids as Elves, put costumes on your pets, and decorate your bikes, wagons and strollers. Santa Paws has lots of prizes!!! Join us for this unique family festival celebrating health, fitness and the joy of Christmas. Visit 
               Saturday, December 9th                           8:00 am- 1:00 am
AAWL Walk-In LowCost Vaccination & Microchip 

Pet Match Adoption Center     25 N. 40th St        Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Walk-In Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinics .The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA offers WALK-IN vaccinations and Homeagain microchips to the public generally every 3 weeks.  No appointment is necessary.  Services are provided on a walk in basis.  Vets are not available for consultations to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any ailments during walk-in vaccination clinic times. 

Please call ahead to confirm our vaccine clinic dates and times 602-273-6852 ext 138. All Vaccines are: $14 each or all 3 for *$40 (*same pet)
Homeagain Microchips: *$30.00 each *(includes registration). Vist website at http://aawl.org/vaccination-microchip-clinics
Saturday, December 9th     9:00 am-10:00 am 
Arizona Animal Welfare League Holiday Kitten Yoga!

Scottsdale Quarter   15059 N Scottsdale Rd         Scottsdale , AZ  85254 

naMEOWste! Join us for a one hour Holiday kitten yoga class, while adorable adoptable kittens wander around and stretch with you -wear your favorite ugly Christmas Sweater or Kitty themed outfits! This class will be taught by a certified yoga instructor Lauren Doyle in partnership with the Scottsdale Quarter lululemon. Tickets are $20, with 100% of your class fee going directly to the Arizona Animal Welfare League to help rescue more than 1,200 baby kittens in need this summer season. Space is limited so sign up today!

This class will be located at the Scottsdale Quarter in the former Make Meaning space, across from Sorso Wine Room and diagonally across from Kona Grill. Bring your mat and water, and come ready to snuggle kittens! https://aawl.org/content/meet-your-match-adopt-dog-or-cat
​                  Saturday, December 9th       9:00 am-1:00 pm
Santa Paws 2017 by Arizona Small Dog Rescue

OHSO Distillery  15681 N Hayden Rd, Ste 112    Scottsdale, AZ  85260

Ho! Ho! Ho! Bring on the Holiday Cheer with Santa Paws 2017-North Scottsdale! Bring your four legged fur-babies to OHSO Brewery- North Scottsdale, and have their photo taken with Santa Paws!

On Saturday December 9, we will be at OHSO Brewery-North Scottsdale, having a charity fundraising event for Arizona Small Dog Rescue. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at OHSO Brewery and they will donate 20% of your dining bill, when you mention AZSDR to your server :)!

Santa Paw's AZSDR elves will be on hand collecting items on our shelter Christmas Gift Wishlist to help our homeless dogs and cats during the holiday season. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/arizonasmalldogrescue/
 Saturday, December 9th                  10:00 am-11:30 am
Walk With Wildlife & Horse & Burro Program 
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 27026 N. 156th St
 Scottsdale, AZ 85262    480-471-9109

Join us at Southwest Wildlife for a unique Walk With Wildlife! Come take a guided tour of our sanctuary where you'll get to meet some of our wild animal ambassadors. You may see mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, Mexican gray wolves, bobcats, coatis, foxes, deer and more. 

Preregistration is required. Register now, space is limited! The donation is $25/person which goes directly towards the care of the animals at our center. Children 2 and younger are free. Tours and Programs go on rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather conditions. Please come prepared for the elements whether it is raining or in the heat of summer. https://www.southwestwildlife.org/

Horse and Burro Program
Southwest Wildlife rescues domestic horses in need of a helping hand. Southwest Wildlife has stepped in and offered sanctuary to wild horses and burros who have had to be removed through the National Wild Horse and Burro Program. Our Horse and Burro Program also saves neglected, abused, and slaughter-bound equines by rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding new homes for them.

Some of these equines are dumped in the desert after their owners can no longer afford to care for them, others are owner turn-ins, and still others are rescued from abusive situations. Many of the horses that are dumped are old, lame, or injured with little or no possibility of being rehomed. These animals will live their lives out peacefully at Southwest Wildlife. https://www.southwestwildlife.org/conservation/horse-and-burro-program.html
   Saturday, December 9th           11:00 am-5:00 pm
PACC911 Mega 45 Rescue Group Adoption Day!

Petco        5011 East Ray Rd    Ahwatukee, AZ 85044   (480) 893-3383

Pet photos with Santa , good bags, over 45 groups will be there. Wow. Our animal welfare community is unified by a simple common denominator: we love the animals and realize we can do more for them together than apart. http://pacc911.org/

We aid our our partners by lifting their burden with some of the challenging behind-the-scenes work that comes with animal rescue so they can do what they do best: save and rehome displaced pets in need. We provide four key resources: large outdoor adoption events; ongoing fundraising; educational outreach and our ever vital medical assistance to soften the high cost veterinary care that our four footed friends require. 
   Saturday, December 9th  11:00 am-6:00 pm
Feliz Navidog-
Adopt an Adult Dog for $25 This Saturday & Sunday!

Arizona Humane 1521 W Dobbins Rd   Phoenix, AZ 85041  (602) 997-7585
See all Locations http://www.azhumane.org/locations/

Give a Hound a Home for the Holidays for Just $25!
To celebrate the season of giving, we would like to help you give a home to a rescue dog! Thanks to our amazing friends and partners at Best Friends Animal Society, we are able to lower adoption fees to $25 for dogs one one year and older! This special is available  at each of our adoptions locations.  Loving adoptables! http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/find-a-pet/adopt-a-dog/?nocache=1
 Saturday, December 9th                                      11:00 am-2:30 pm
Bridging Forever Animal Friends Rescue 

Pet Planet - Village Plaza   12605 North Tatum Blvd     Phoenix AZ 85032                                             (602) 765-2568

Bridging Forever Families 
To assist in the relocation/re-homing process for dogs who find themselves in need, when unforeseen circumstances arise in their current homes. Our efforts are specifically focused on; Dogs with owners in failing health who must part with their companions due to health or living situation, dogs whose owners have fallen on hard economic times and can no longer sufficiently provide for them and dogs who for whatever reason have a compatibility issue within their current home and need to be re-homed. See adoptables.   https://www.bffar.org/

​3rd Saturdays each month 
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. (AZBTR) is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted Boston Terriers, education of owners on responsible dog ownership, and education of the public on the Boston Terrier breed.  See loving adoptables!  Visit  http://www.azbtrescue.org/animals/
                      Saturday, December 9th              10:00 am-2:00 pm
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Day

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Center
14644 North Cave Creek Road       Phoenix, AZ 85022

We are not-for-profit, 501c3, all-volunteer domestic rabbit rescue organization and no-kill shelter.  Learn how to help the rabbits with this wonderful org. 602-482-3990

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue exists solely through the generosity and contributions of its friends and supporters. We accept no government funding of any kind. Monetary donations are critical to our mission and are always needed and appreciated. But did you know there are lots of other ways to help Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue besides giving money?  Ways to help page has great ideas. http://www.bhrabbitrescue.org/links/fundraise.htm
Saturday, December 9th     10:00 am - 2:00  pm
Duffeeland Doggie Days Pet Expo & Adoptions
Hosted by Greyhound Pets of Arizona

Duffeeland Dog Park      14610 N Del Webb Blvd     Sun City, AZ 85351

Adoption Van from MAricopa County, Multi Rescue Groups Vendors, Pet Gifts, Samples, Raffles, Music, Food & Fun!  https://www.facebook.com/events/132552147506605/

Volunteers Needed: Saturday, December 9th     from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Duffeeland Dog Park located on the Southwest corner of Del Webb (107th Ave) and Thunderbird Road, Sun City, AZ 85351. 
Contact Ives Potrafka if you can help out. 248 207-1575 or ives.potrafka@gmail.com   
                    Saturday, December 9th     10:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Arizona Small Dog Rescue Adoptions 

Bell & Tatum Petco 4727 East Bell Road  Phoenix, AZ 85032  (602) 923-9814

Wonderful dogs available for adoption. Big and small! All have been vet-checked, have their shots and have been spayed/neutered. . We are a group of volunteers that have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. Most of the animals in our shelter come from the euthanasia list from Maricopa County Animal Control and other shelters in the area. See loving adoptables. 
Saturday, December 9th       & ongoing                11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Pet Project 
& Adoptions -Ask about our Adoption special fees! 
Maricopa County | 301 W. Jefferson St. | Phoenix, AZ 85003 | 602-506-3011 ​

MCACC's Maricopa County Animal Care & Control's Pet Project program focuses on big and little (Petite Pet Projects) animals to help make them more adoptable. We have our Project Pal program at both our West Valley (Phx) and East Valley (Mesa) shelters. Our Petite Pet Project program is located inside, just through the lobby at our West Valley shelter in Phx.  https://www.facebook.com/PetProjectsMCACC/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

Volunteers and staff work closely with any fearful shelter dogs to help them overcome these obstacles and go on to find forever homes. These dogs overcome so much and there are some AMAZING stories to share. We hope you will help us promote this program and share our dogs looking for forever! ​ 602-506-7387 http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/
                          Saturday, December 9th    11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Salt River Rescue Pet Adoptions & Cool Cats Rescue  
Tempe Marketplace  1900 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 303-7262

Come and meet the animals available for adoption. The newest addition to your family could be a trip to PetSmart away! Saving the loving animals from the local shelters. Our phone (928) 231-4241.

We are a foster based, 501c3 animal rescue located in the East Valley dedicated to helping stray or abandoned dogs and cats in need.

View all of our adoptable animals at: http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ616.html
FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/saltriveranimalrescue/
Cool Cats Rescue will have kitties there too! http://coolcatsrescue-az.org/
Saturday, December 9th                          11:00 am- 3:00 pm   
 Paw Placement "A Helping Hand for Pets" Adoptions 

Petsmart      10030 N 90th St.        Scottsdale, AZ  85258   (480) 391-1647

Cat and dog adoptions.   Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a 501(c)(3), no-kill organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship.
Phone 602.712.1599. Website is http://www.pawplacement.org/home
Saturday, December 9th                      11:00 am -1:00 pm
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption 

 Petsmart             7727 E Broadway Blvd  Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 290-0776

Join us at the Petsmart on Grant and Swan to meet our cheery volunteers, learn about life with Greyhounds, learn about Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, and of course to meet some hounds http://sagreyhoundadoption.org/
Saturday, December 9th                                        11:00 am-2:00 pm
                     United Animal Friends Dog Adoption Day

Petco 1931 HWY 69      Prescott, AZ  (Frontier Village Shopping Center)   928-708-0212

Please, come visit us at our Adoption Events where you can meet and adopt one of United Animal Friends' wonderful Foster Animals.   Bring your dog and a copy of the UAF newsletter for a Pet Pal Discount!

United Animal Friends (UAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group founded in 2003 by a group of avid animal lovers. Since our grassroots beginning, we have continued to grow in size and strength, while continuing to maintain our founding principles of rescue, volunteerism and compassion.
Saturday, December 9th  12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
AZ Dog Offsite Adoptions   

Choice Pet Market     10810 Tatum Blvd     Phoenix, AZ 85028

Come adopt of of our beautiful babies! We will have adorable, happy, sweet doggies ready to go home with you. All dogs are spayed/neutered/vaccinated/vet checked! http://azdogadoptions.rescueme.org/
 See our new facility! phone+1 480-500-9620  azdogadoptions@gmail.com
2201 S 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA

Welcome to AZ Dog Adoptions. We are an adoption center for dogs we have rescued from the county shelter, owner surrenders, or strays. We strive to make sure all of our dogs are well loved, healthy, and behaviorally assessed before getting adopted. we want to make sure that you have a great experience adopting a dog and that your new best friend is the right match for you.
Saturday, December 9th  1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Follow Your Heart Rescue Adoptions 
Petsmart      1858 Signal Butte    Mesa, AZ 85209  (480) 358-0948

Our center is open for adoptions Weds-Sun at the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. We are also at Petsmart on Signal Butte in Mesa on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

We are a foster based rescue. Meaning we do not have a kennel facility to house our dogs. We have foster homes all over the Valley. After rescue some may have a short stay at a veterinarian or boarding facility then they are off to a foster home where they are made comfortable and can receive the best care possible until they find their forever homes. However our adoption center is at Superstition Springs Mall on the second floor between Dillard's and Macy's.See our loving adoptables. ​http://www.followyourheartanimalrescue.org/adoptable-dogs
Saturday, December 9th     2:00 pm -8:00 pm
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Beastro FarmYard Grand Opening!
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Johnson Lane  Chino Valley, AZ 86323 Phone: (866) 926-8007 

Join us Sat Dec 9th.  Raffle prizes, animals, horseshoe games, beverages, snacks, firepit.  Fun-filled day  for all!   Email  info@whrr.org

Mission: To save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death and provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives. Our Programs:
Equine Rescue – Wild Mustangs, All domestic equines, Retired US Forest Service Equines, US Cavalry Horses and any equine in need of help. 
HavasuPup – This program started in 2007. We rescue the unwanted puppies, dogs and kittens from Havasupai Grand Canyon,
HavasuHorse Rescue Program - As of Oct. 2014, we began taking horses and mules in need out of Havasupai. 
KittyCity consists of our cat sanctuary. All cats are spayed/neutered.
See adoptable horses! http://www.wildhorseranchrescue.com/available-equines.html
Saturday, December 9th        5:00 pm-8:00 pm  
Plant Based/Vegan Dining Club-West Side
Pita Jungle Arrowhead Private Dinner Party Al Fresco 

Pita Jungle 7530 W Bell Rd #106, Glendale, AZ 85308   (623) 486-2615

Calling all compassionate, Plant Based/Vegans; Forkers (Forks Over Knives fans); Plant Pure Nation enthusiasts; What The Healther's; individuals; couples; and families, to get together for pot-lucks and meals out at local vegan and veg friendly restaurants here on the West Side. Whether you are just starting out on your plant-based/vegan journey; are a lifelong vegetarian transitioning to vegan; or are 100% vegan, we welcome you! Join us and connect with like-minded people who care about Mother Earth and All of her inhabitants.   https://www.meetup.com/Plant-Based-Vegan-Dining-Club-West-Side/events/245191358/
Saturday, December 9th      5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HALO Shelter Fest-Music & Fun 
 FiftyoneWest 51 W Southern Ave  Tempe, AZ 85282
A benefit show for HALO Animal Rescue . Bring an item from the wish list or $5 for entry. All proceeds going to benefit the shelter pets at HALO. See flyer for band lineup.

Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time. Our animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption, and then they are adopted into loving homes.

See loving adoptables. http://halorescue.org/events/calendar/fiftyonewest.aspx
Saturday,  December 9th       4:30 pm-6:00 pm 
Gabriel's Angels... Paint Your Pet FUNraiser 
Life on Canvas 5350 W. Bell Rd,, Suite B101, Glendale, Arizona, 85308

See all the details on our site for the event-also happening on Sunday night Dec 10th . Our mission is…to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.

Our vision is…we envision a compassionate community. Our guiding philosophy is…Our work is driven by a passionate belief that the unconditional love of a dog can heal a child.​ https://www.gabrielsangels.org/calendar/

Become a volunteer! https://www.gabrielsangels.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/
Sunday, December 10th    11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Arizona Small Dog Rescue Santa Paws 2017

State 48 Brewery  13823 W. Bell Rd  Surprise, AZ 85374

Santa Paws is headed to Surprise, AZ!! Come out and welcome him, and bring your four legged friend to take a photo with Santa Paws during our Santa Paws 2017-Surprise event at State 48 Brewery!  https://www.facebook.com/events/841329879367781/

 This is a charity fundraising event for Arizona Small Dog Rescue. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at State 48 Brewery and they will donate 20% of your dining bill, when you mention AZSDR to your server :)This is great  event to help the animals.. 
Santa Paw's AZSDR elves will be on hand collecting items on our shelter Christmas Gift Wishlist to help our homeless dogs and cats during the holiday season.
          December 10th Ongoing 
Rasically Rabbit Rescue and Critter Haven of Arizona 

Rascally Rabbit Rescue  and Critter Haven of Arizona  Mesa, Arizona

If you want to meet a certain rabbit at any of our adoption events, please email us and let us know which pet and which event so we can take him/her to that event. Feel free to take a second to get to know all our adoptables on our adoption page or through Bunspace. Adoptions and events take place across the state.   https://www.facebook.com/RascallyRabbitRescue/

We rescue rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and mice. We then provide vet care, food, shelter, love, while searching for the pet's forever home.
Note that we're looking for volunteers for fundraisers and foster homes, it would be a big help.  We don't have money for a shelter, so we only use foster homes and need more homes to save more animals. More info, visit http://www.rascallyrabbitrescue.org/
Sunday, December 10th   (Ongoing til Jan.)
Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Donation Match-Help the Horses 
Journey's End Sanctuary E Prairie Hill Rd, Kingman, AZ 86409  (928) 757-7182
A very generous supporter has offered to match donated funds up to $5000 through January!  Your donation to feed the rescued horses and Burros at Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary , for any amount will be appreciated. Please click on this link

Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary is home to animals large and small which were abused, neglected, unwanted, at the risk of euthanasia or slaughter. Here, they get the care and love they need to heal and live out their lives in peace and comfort. We are located in Arizona's high desert. The sole caretaker is a disabled Veterinary Technician who, despite her health challenges, has been caring for these animals for years with her own disability income until becoming a non-profit in 2009. http://www.jersanctuary.org
December and Ongoing 
Community Cats Program

Paw Placement of Northern AZ        Flagstaff AZ 86002  928.699.7586 

The Community Cats Program provides alternatives to euthanasia through the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and working cats initiatives. In this program, PPNAZ collaborates with Main Street Strays and ADLA in their TNR efforts. . If you are interested in "hiring" one or more cats for your business, warehouse, barn, or other property, please review our brochure (see website) for detailed info. Then call 928-699-7586 for an application to protect your property and save the life of a homeless cat.   Pls visit  http://www.ppnaz.org/communitycats
Sunday, December 10th                                  12:00 noon- 6:00 pm
Puppy Party Socialization - Sunnyslope
 -Hosted by Arizona Humane Society-

Arizona Humane Society 1311 W Hatcher Rd    Phoenix, AZ 85021

Socializing your puppy is one of the most important steps in raising a happy, well-behaved dog. AHS’ Puppy Parties provide a safe, secure and clean environment for your puppy to practice important social skills with other puppies and people. Our Puppy Parties are held Sundays at our Sunnyslope Campus (SS) and Saturdays at our Campus for Compassion (CC) and are open to pups 8-weeks up to 5-months-old. Remember space is limited, please reserve your spot for each puppy party you would like to attend.

Please bring proof of your dog’s current vaccinations to the first class and update us when they receive new vaccines. All dogs must have at least one Da2PP and one Bordetella. Register here: http://bit.ly/2irad8P
Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
Pls adopt one of our loving animals! http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/
 Sunday, December 10th  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Heritage Park 1403 Heritage Park Road,   Prescott, Arizona 86301   Phone  928.778.4242

Santa brings presents to the animal residents here at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary! Join Santa as he roams the park handing out gifts and treats to our very deserving animal residents. Earlier that day you can stop by the Event Center Lawn and help decorate the boxes that he'll be giving out. And later that day, Santa will also be available to meet with children, hear their holiday wishes, and pose for pictures. For more information, please call us. http://www.heritageparkzoo.org/index.php/events/santa-with-the-animals
Sunday, December 10th         See hours -Schedule
Arizona Equine Rescue Organization

AERO      28150 N. Alma School Parkway 103-523 (mailing address) 
Scottsdale, AZ 85266   (623) 465-1519

AERO is dedicated to providing community outreach and we've tailored many programs to reach out to a diverse population for education, awareness, and service. Some of our programs include Youth Volunteer Day, Education Workshops, and a host for other equine community service and education programs. We feel each of these programs offer a unique experience for the participants to increase their awareness of horses, as well as themselves. Most of our programs, though directly involved with horses, can be applied in many situations in our day-to-day lives whether at home, at school, at work, or in the community.Sponsor a Horse.    https://www.azequinerescue.org/sponsor_a_horse.html

The need for rescue and rehab is evident. The Maricopa County Sheriff's office and the AZ Livestock Board see thousands of abuse cases each year but state laws do not allow easy seizure. And only through collaborative partnerships with law enforcement, equine health care providers, and community awareness, is AERO able to make a difference one horse and child at a time!Learn more about how you can help us make a difference!
December and Ongoing 
International Museum Wildlife Outreach Programs

Intern'l Wildlife Museum  4800 W Gates Pass Rd       Tucson, AZ 85745

Interested in a more in-depth educational experience?  Outreach programs are a great way for your group to learn more about a particular topic as Museum Educators share knowledge, touchable wildlife items, and live animals.  Programs are cross-curricular and based on the Arizona Academic Standards for grades EC-8.  Programs can be held at the museum or at your site in the greater Tucson area.  To schedule a program, or for info on programs for larger audiences, call 629-0100 ext 311   http://www.thewildlifemuseum.org/static/?contentid=1874
     Sunday, December 10th            6:00 pm-7:00 pm 
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm local time on Sunday, December 10th. This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are and light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. Please visit:
For ideas or to create & brainstorm on events, please
see Contact Us page and Become Involved page. 
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