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National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – Wednesday, April 30

Written by: Kimberly Ring

From mixes and purebreds to large and small, hundreds of homeless animals are hoping to cash in on new families on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on Wednesday, April 30.

  Below are just four of nearly 200 animals currently up for adoption at the Arizona Humane Society’s four adoption locations, open at 11 a.m. daily.   Meet some of the unique breeds who currently call the Arizona Humane Society home.  
ParisCirneco dell’Etna Mix6-year-old/female Available at Petique at The Shops at Norterra – 623.582.2513 Adoption fee $50
Cirneco dell'Etna are medium-sized hunting dogs with an elegant and slender, yet robust, build. Paris is smart as a whip and knows sit, paw, down, high five and leave it. She is also potty, leash trained and familiar with a doggie door.  
Bruiser BruiserScottish Terrier Mix11-week-old/male Available at Petique at Biltmore Fashion Park – 602.957.3113 Adoption fee $200
Terriers are known for being small yet strong as well as fast, alert and playful. The Scottish Terrier is the only breed of dog that has lived in the White House three times, with Presidents Roosevelt, Eisenhower and George W. Bush  
Gracie GracieRussian Blue1-year-old/female Available at Sunnyslope – 602.997.7585 Ext. 2045 Adoption fee $40
Russian Blues are known for their silver-blue coat and are very intelligent and playful, but tend to be shy around strangers.  
Yazhi YazhiPlott Hound Mix5-year-old/female Available at Campus for Compassion – 602.997.7585 Ext. 1045 Adoption fee $50
One of the least known breeds in America (although state dog of North Carolina), the Plott Hound is athletic, muscular and agile in appearance. Yazhi is potty, leash and crate trained and is very affectionate, just be sure to give her a blanket to snuggle on when you are not around!   Please visit AHS' gallery of pets to view all of the pets currently available for adoption.
April 29, 2014