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Furever Home for the Holidays: Waived Adoption Fees for All Pets!

Written by: Kimberly Ring

Grant a Shelter Pet's Holiday Wish & Adopt, Courtesy of the Tufty Family!

Longtime supporters of AHS, Stuart and Ted Tufty, have generously underwritten the adoption fees for all adoptable pets during a very special Furever Home for the Holidays two-day event on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21! Pets of all ages will participate at all AHS adoption locations. Adoption fees will be waived on both Friday and Saturday, with a little extra magic on Saturday, December 21 at AHS’ Campus for Compassion. In addition to waived adoptions, we will offer a Winter Wonderland complete with furry family photo opps with Santa and his Elves, hot chocolate and apple cider, Short Leash Hot Dogs food truck, free pet ID tags courtesy of Arizona Animal Rescue Mission, DIY dog treats and cat toys for shelter pets thanks to Day & Night HVAC, kid's crafts with Arizona Federal Credit Union, and more! Things to know beforehand:
  • Be prepared to wait in line, possibly outside. Remember to bundle up!
  • Please leave your four-legged friends at home. 
  • Check pet requirements and location. If you have a specific pet in mind, please check their requirements regarding child or whole family introductions before coming to meet them. All adoptable pets can be found here and can be filtered by location.
  • Visit our shelter in person. To find out if an animal is still available, it is best to visit the pet's location in person during the event. Our website is updated hourly but it does take some time to process adoption paperwork during adoption specials, and our call volume is also very high. In addition, adoption locations may change early in the morning.
  • Limit two meet n' greets per household. We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to meet our adoptable pets! If interested in more, we kindly ask that you go to the end of the line.
  • Limit two adoptions per household.
  • We cannot hold pets. Adoptions are first come, first served.
  • For dogs: Must have or purchase appropriate leash and collar at time of adoption.
  • For cats: Must have or purchase appropriate carrier at time of adoption. $5 cat boxes are available for purchase.
  • Campus for Compassion (1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunnyslope Campus (9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021): 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • PetSmart Scottsdale (4380 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251): 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • PetSmart Mesa (1733 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85204): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • This location will only have cats and kittens available for adoption.
Why adopt from the Arizona Humane Society? All of the cats and dogs on our adoption floor have been spayed/neutered and microchipped, and are up to date on all current vaccinations. They are also sent home with a bag of Hills Science Diet food, a free follow-up veterinary exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, free pet insurance coverage for 30 days, and special adopter discounts on programs and services. Because AHS cares for the Valley’s most vulnerable sick, injured and abused pets, the average cost of care per AHS pet is more than $1,000. Any additional contribution towards your new family member’s adoption is greatly appreciated and will help save the lives of more furry friends just like them!

See AHS' Adoptable Pets!

December 19, 2019