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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-10-00199KATIE (female)

Dachshund Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO KATIE ! Katie is a lovely 2 year old Long-Haired Dachshund maybe mixed with Maltese girl. Weighing in at just 13 pounds, Katie is a beautiful girl with a very passive personality. She's quiet and shy and very eager to please. She gets along well with other dogs, is not a barker and is very polite when being handled. We do not know much about her background as she came to us as a stray whose owners were looked for but never found. She walks well on a leash and very much enjoys her outings! Katie behaves well in the car, uses her crate and also when supervised, uses a dog door. Katie is shy when meeting strangers, but ... (Read More)warms up once she sees you mean her no harm. Katie has not been tested with younger kids, so her ideal adoptive family will be adults or adults with older teens who will understand and respect her small size and gentleness. Katie will undoubtedly make someone a wonderful companion and friend! Katie is house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until she learns where she is to go and what she is to do in her new home. She is very bright and eager to please. Katie is a longer coated breed, so she will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 8 to 10 weeks. Katie's adoption fee is $375.00. This fee includes her Veterinarian Wellness visits, spay, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $375.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-10-00174SCARLETT (female)

Poodle    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO SCARLETT! Scarlett is a beautiful snowy white 5 year old Miniature Poodle girl. Weighing in at just 11 pounds, Scarlett is a sweet Minipoo who wants a place to call her own. She's glad to share with a human but would rather not share with other dogs as she can be possessive. She's fine meeting other dogs, but she would be best as the Queen of the Castle! She came to us in need of a dental cleaning as well as with pyometra (a uterine infection), however both have been addressed and she is a happier girl! Scarlett walks very well on a leash, no pulling, and rides quietly in the car. She's quiet but can always be found ... (Read More)nearby. She would like to sleep in bed with you, but will obey if it is not allowed. She's very well mannered and does not jump on people. Scarlett is house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until she learns where she is to go and what she is to do in her new home. She is very bright and eager to please. Scarlett is a longer coated breed, so she will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Scarlett's adoption fee is $350. This fee includes her Veterinarian Wellness visits, spay, complete professional teeth cleaning, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-10-00165OLLIE (male)

Whippet Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adult Women Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO OLLIE! Ollie is a fun loving 1 year old Whippet mix boy. Weighing in at just 25 pounds, Ollie is an incredibly sweet Whippet or similar sight hound mix. He has not had a very good start in life. He found himself frightened and confused at the Pinal County pound with his siblings and others after being removed from a hoarding situation. Ollie was then picked up by Halo Rescue and adopted out as a 3 month old puppy. His new owners had no idea how to deal with a fearful dog and he regressed at their home especially with the male head of household. He sadly lived in this environment, mostly hiding under the bed when the man ... (Read More)was home, for 10 more months. Thankfully, Ollie is currently in a foster home that is only women with a few other dogs and cats. He is coming out of his shell and being introduced to new people, including men, and building up his confidence. Ollie deserves a forever home with someone who understands sight hounds. They are very sensitive dogs and need to be treated with kindness and positive reinforcement. Ollie would thrive in a quieter female adult(s) only home or female adult(s) with older female teens as he has not been around small children. Ollie is smart and likes to ride in the car. He is both house and leash trained, but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until he understands where he is to go and what he is to do. Ollie's coat is a short one, so his grooming needs are as needed baths and of course regular nail trims. Ollie's adoption fee is $225.00 This fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness Check, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-10-00129GEO (male)

Pomeranian Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered 

    SAY HELLO TO GEO! Geo is a simply adorable cuddly silky soft Pomeranian mix 10 month old puppy boy! Weighing in at just 8 pounds, Geo was surrendered through no fault of his own. Geo is a sweet pup who was raised in a family with young children. He was given up due to a move that did not accommodate keeping a dog. He is playful and fun and loves his toys! Geo will cuddle and snuggle and is good on a leash and in the car. He gets along well with other dogs and is not dominant. After a short warm up, he will become your best friend. He's a beautiful boy who deserves a home who will not give him up on a whim. He has so much love to ... (Read More)give! Geo is mostly house trained, but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until he learns where he is to go and what he is to do in his new home. Geo is a longer coated breed, so he will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Geo's adoption fee is $375.00. This fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness visit, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $375.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-10-00108MAX (male)

Poodle    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO MAX! Max is an adorable 5 year old snowy white Miniature Poodle boy. Weighing in at 18 pounds, this handsome boy has had too many homes in his short life. When he was surrendered to our rescue, he had been to 4 homes in 2 months including our rescue. It seemed to be no fault of his own, just careless people taking a dog without investigating if the entire family agreed. Max enjoys and walks well on his leash, likes to ride in the car and snuggles in bed with you. He needs to be in a family where he can have some stability and bond with his person/people. He will thrive with a family of adults only, as he is not ... (Read More)comfortable around small children. He is timid upon meeting strangers, however once he sees you mean him no harm, he is happy to see you. Max is not needy and is a low maintenance dog with his easy going personality. Max is mostly house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until he learns where he is to go and what he is to do in his new home. He is a very smart little boy! Max is a longer coated breed, so he will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Max's adoption fee is $350.00. This fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness visit, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00262DAISY (female)

Chihuahua    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Male Dogs Only, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO DAISY! Daisy is an adorable 3 year old Chihuahua girl. Weighing in at just 8 pounds, Daisy is timid when meeting new people, however is very sweet and would love a family of her own. She has had a difficult life but she has not let it get the best of her. She would love to be the only dog or possibly with another male as she is very selective when meeting other females. She is content to be near you and does not require lots of exercise. She's loyal and very protective of her master. Daisy would thrive in a quieter home with adults or adults with older teens. Daisy rides quietly in the car and walks well on a ... (Read More)leash. She is housetrained, however like all rescues. she will need gentle guidance until she understands where to go and what to do in her new family's home. She is eager to be forever loved in a new family of her own. Daisy's coat is a shorter one, so her grooming needs are as needed baths and of course regular nail trims. Daisy's adoption fee is 175.00 This fee includes her Veterinarian Wellness Check, spay, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00247HANNAH (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO HANNAH! Hannah is beautiful 7 years young Shih Tzu girl. Weighing in at just 8 pounds, this white and gold dynamo will be a wonderful addition to your family. Both adorable and sweet, this little lady found herself homeless and on the streets for reasons we can not even imagine. She may have been used for breeding and had several litters prior to a kind stranger who saw her and her probable sister wandering frightened and lost. Thankfully, they were rescued and then came to this rescue. All avenues were exhausted in locating Hannah's owner, however no one has come forward. Hannah is now spayed and her neglected teeth have ... (Read More)been cleaned and the rotted ones were extracted. Hannah is quiet and easy going and will jump on your lap if you are sitting down. She loves attention and has probably not had much of it in her life. She is quiet in the car and walks nicely on a leash. She is a very small Shih Tzu and will be a great companion. Hannah will thrive in a quieter home with adults only. It is not recommended she be in a family with small kids, so those families please do not apply. Hannah is mostly house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until she learns where she is to go and what she is to do in her new home. She is very bright and eager to please. Hannah is a longer coated breed, so she will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Hannah's adoption fee is $375.00 This fee includes her Veterinarian Wellness visits, spay, complete professional teeth cleaning with extractions, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $375.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00226GUS (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO GUS! Gus is a 3 year old handsome and sweet Shih Tzu boy. Gus came to our rescue through no fault of his own. This little boy found himself at our local pound after he was whisked out of hoarding situation. He was not used to getting much attention and was shy but he is quickly becoming more friendly, happy to see you and seeking out attention. Gus is quiet and easy going and will lay at your feet. Once he gets to know you he may try to jump on your lap if you are sitting down. He craves attention even though he will tell you differently! Gus has not been tested with young children,. so only families with adults or ... (Read More)adults with older teens will be considered. Gus will thrive in a quieter household. Gus is quiet in the car and walks very nicely on a leash. Gus is mostly house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until he learns where he is to go and what he is to do in his new home. He is very bright and eager to please. Gus is a longer coated breed, so he will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Gus's adoption fee is 450.00 This fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness visit, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 450.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00215EINSTEIN (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO EINSTEIN! Einstein is an 8 years young smart, sweet, well trained Shih Tzu / Yorkie mix boy who may even have a little bit of Poodle and Maltese mixed in as well. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, Einstein is very well behaved, knows his manners and is a pleasure to be around. He came to us through no fault of his own. Because his previous owners travelled for work, this left him in boarding to0 much of the time. He gets along with other dogs and is easy to be around. He does great with al the adults that he meets and has not been tested with children. Only home with adults only or adults with older teens will be considered. ... (Read More)He rides very well in a car, crates if necessary and walks extremely well on a leash. Einstein is house trained but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until he learns where he is to go and what he is to do in his new home. Einstein is a longer coated breed, so he will require weekly brushing as well as regular professional grooming very 6 to 8 weeks. Einstein's adoption fee is 325.00. This adoption fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness visit, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00211CLEO (female)

Chihuahua    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO CLEO! Cleo is an adorable 12 month old Chihuahua girl. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, Cleo is the sweetest Chihuahua or mix who is unique in color and stunningly pretty in her white, silver and gray coat and gorgeous black masked eyes! Cleo was found as a stray and according to neighbors, had been living throughout the neighborhood for months on end. Finally a kind stranger took her in to keep her safe. We have exhausted all avenues to locate a possible owner, but no one has come forward. We do not believe she has ever had a family to call her own. Given her rough start in life, Cleo loves all she meets and will make a ... (Read More)great family member even with younger children who understand and will respect her small size. She gets along with other dogs and cats and simply loves everyone. Cleo is as smart as she is beautiful and likes to ride in the car. She is both house and leash trained, but as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance until she understands where she is to go and what she is to do. Cleo's coat is a velvety short one, so her grooming needs are as needed baths and of course regular nail trims. Cleo's adoption fee is 225.00. This adoption fee includes her spay, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-09-00199JADE (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO JADE! Jade is a beautiful white and tan colored 5 year old pretty Pittie girl who will make an easy and fun addition to family. Weighing in at just 45 pounds, Jade is very low key but enjoys chasing a ball and playing. She has lived in an environment with many little dogs at once and does very well. She enjoys snuggles with cats and puppies! She would thrive in a home with smaller dogs and/or cats .. she can have at time some issues without larger female dogs. Jade is very smart, loyal and affectionate. She was found in deplorable condition possibly having been dumped after her usefulness as a breeder had expired. But ... (Read More)even in her darkest days, this girl has always been loving and grateful to all who meet her. She is the first one to greet you with a smile and a wag of the tail! For Jade, no one is a stranger and all are her friend. Lovingly known as out 'Pit-Tzu', Jade has come a long way and deserves only the very best life from here on out. Jade is a special dog in our rescue (not known for big dogs!) and will make someone a fabulous lifetime friend. Jade is both house and leash trained. She rides very well in the car and enjoys her walks. She is a shorter coated breed and will only require as needed bathing to keep her velvety coat soft and beautiful as well as regular nail trims. Jade's adoption fee is $ 300.00. This fee includes her spay, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 300.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-11-05-00202MISHA (female)

Poodle    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adult Women Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO MISHA! Misha is an adorable 8 year old Miniture Poodle girl. Weighing in at just 15 pounds, Misha's new family will be an experienced adopter. Misha is a very sweet poodle who lost her home because her prior family had a baby and Misha doesn't like children. Misha is always happy to greet you and excited when you are home. She loves attention, and will love to sit on your lap all day. Her ideal home would be without another dog as she is selective of which dogs she likes and doesn't like, but really just prefers to be the only dog that receives all your attention! Misha would do best with a single person or a couple ... (Read More)in a quieter home. Though sweet when once she is comfortable, Misha is very fearful of strangers and precautions should be taken when she is around new people so there is not a biting incident. She is more likely to bite a male stranger than a female. Misha is housetrained, but like all rescues, she will need gentle guidance until she becomes accustomed to her new families routine as to where to go and what to do. She enjoys her rides in the car and walks politely on her leash. Misha is a longer coated breed that will require weekly brushing as well as professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks to keep her looking pretty! Misha's adoption fee is $ 300.00 This fee includes her Veterinarian Wellness check, spay, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 300.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-23-00214KITTY (female)

Chihuahua    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO KITTY! Miss Kitty is an adorable 3 year old golden Chihuahua girl. Weighing in at just 7 pounds, Miss Kitty is is a very happy, friendly girl who loves everyone she meets! She has had a difficult life but she has not let it get the best of her. Kitty enjoys her rides in the car and sits quietly and takes in all the sites and smells. She also enjoys her walks and does so well on a leash. Kitty is eager to be forever loved in a new family of her own. Initially shy when meeting new people, she would be a great family dog or a loving companion to a single person or couple. She enjoys children, however kids over the age of 9 ... (Read More)who will understand and respect her small size will be considered .. no toddlers, infants or little kids. She gets along well with her foster mates, and would likely enjoy another 4 legged family that is of similar size and low key personality. Kitty is not completely housetrained, but is eager to please. She will need some gentle guidance until she understands the routine of her new family. Kitty is a shorter coated breed, so her grooming needs are easy .. just baths as needed and regular nail trims. Kitty's adoption fee is 175.00 This adoption fee includes her spay, Veterinarian wellness checks, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional grooming. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-06-00389TESS (female)

Pug    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO TESS! Tess is an absolutely adorable 2 year old Pug girl. Weighing in at a sturdy 19 pounds, this fawn colored little is a very sweet Pug who, true to her breed, loves everyone! A favorite here at the rescue, Tess is as adorable as she is delightful. She's very much a people dog and does not like to be alone for long periods of time. Tess gets on well with all her foster mates both big and small and is very happy to play with people or other dogs. She also loves to tussle and play with kids, however she will only go to a family with adults or adults with kids over the age of 9.. no families with toddlers or infants will be ... (Read More)considered. Tess is an indoor only dog. True to her breed, Pugs can never be kept outside due to their poor ability to cool themselves. They also are typically not good swimmers so she can never be left unattended outside if her potential adopter has pool without a fence...Tess will drown. Tess walks well on a leash and enjoys her rides in the car. She has had experience with housetraining, however will need gentle guidance and praise until she understands the routine of her new family and surroundings. Tess has a short coat which is easy to keep. Baths as needed and regular nail trims are a must. Tess' adoption fee is $475.00 This fee includes her Veterinarian visits, spay, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, some house and leash training, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $475.00 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-06-00339BENSON (male)

Bichon Frise    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Arthritis 

    SAY HELLO TO BENSON! Benson is a beautiful 5 year old purebred male Bichon Frise. Weighing in at just 14 pounds, Benson was surrendered to our rescue by another rescue for aggression. He was going to be euthanized. Benson probably has had some mistreatment in his past. Benson was picky about how he was touched or held and wary of strangers and men. With one on one training and compassion, we are so happy to report that Benson has improved significantly and is ready for his forever family! He has rarely offered to bite while he has been with our rescue and his foster family. He is a very loyal and sweet boy who is also affectionate ... (Read More)and likes to be on your lap. He will take some time to warm up to a man as he prefers women. He is cautious when meeting strangers and new people, but once he realizes they mean him no harm, he warms up well. He seems to be more comfortable around women than men, so it will take him a little time to be trusting of a man. We suspect that he may have been abused by a man. Benson would so best in a quiet family without children. No families with infants, toddlers or little kids will be considered. Benson has no health issues, however he limps on his front leg as a result of an untreated injury that is now completely healed. Our Veterinarian, through examination and X-rays, has determined that he will not require further treatment other than an anti inflammatory that could be given as needed if he seems uncomfortable. Benson walks well on his leash and enjoys his rides in the car. Benson has had experience with housetraining, however will need gentle guidance and praise until he understands the routine of his new family and surroundings. Benson is a longer coated breed that will require regular weekly brushing as well as a professional grooming every 4 to 6 weeks. Benson's adoption fee is $400.00 This fee includes his Veterinarian visit, neuter, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, some house and leash training, microchip and professional groom (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-13-00205GRETZKY (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO GRETZKY! Gretzky is a very handsome 6 year old Shih Tzu / Jack Russell mix boy. Weighing in at just 13 pounds, this little sweetheart was surrendered through no fault of his own. Gretzky's elderly owner became ill and was no longer able to provide care for him. Gretzky has been a woman's dog and was raised in a quite household with other dogs. He has been rather sheltered and has not had a great deal of experience in the big wide world. He's protective, eager to please, loves to be on your lap an behaves well in the car. When meeting strangers, he is wary of them ~ again, because of his sheltered life that consisted of his ... (Read More)owner and his housemates. He will need a family who will provide him gentle guidance and patience as he will need to be taken out frequently until he learns a housetraining routine as he had little structure in his former home due to the illness of his owner. Gretzky's ideal adopter would be an adults only home or adults with older teens that live a laid back quiet lifestyle. Gretzky's white with red coat is of a medium length and is low maintenance. He would require regular brushing and grooming every 8 to 12 weeks and of course regular nail trims. This fun little guy would make a wonderful addition to your family! Gretzy's adoption fee is $ 275.00. This fee includes his Veterinarian visits, neuter, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 275.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-13-00174TORI (female)

Pug Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO TORI! Tori is an adorable 18 month old Pug / Chihuahua mix girl. This little 'Chug' doll weighs in at just 14 pounds. Surrendered to our rescue, Tori is a very sweet girl who is eager to please, always happy to see you and VERY loyal. She is fearful of strange people and new situations, but we are working on that daily. She might bark upon meeting new people as she is very timid, but once she sees they mean no harm and are welcome guests, she welcomes them as well. If you want a companion who is completely devoted to you, Tori is your girl! She is as cute as she is sweet and would love a home with possibly one other dog ... (Read More)that is both close to her size and age as well as her personality. Tori gets on well with her foster mates and would do very well in a quieter home with adults or adults with older teens ~ no toddlers or kids under the age of 12. Tori's coat is a beautiful golden color with black mask. It's a shorter coat, so it will be easy to maintain. She will require baths as needed and regular nail trims. Tori walks like a lady on her leash and rides well in the car. She is housetrained, however will require gentle guidance and patience as she adjusts to her new family's home and routine. This beautiful angel will be such a wonderful family addition for years to come! Tori's adoption fee is $ 300.00. This fee includes her Veterinarian visits, spay, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 300.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-13-00022JAX (male)

Yorkie Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO JAX! Jax is a very sweet and mellow 4 year old Yorkie / Papillon mix boy. Weighing just 10 pounds, Jax was surrendered through no fault of his own. His prior owner had a baby and was uncertain as to whether or not he'd be safe around the baby. Jax is a very loyal and loving little guy. He loves to be with his family. Whether you're watching TV or reading a book, Jax enjoys being by your side. He is housetrained, however will require gentle guidance in his hew home until he gets used to the new family routine. Jax is leash trained and rides well in the car. Jax would do well in a quiet home with a family of adults only or ... (Read More)adults with older teens... no toddlers or little kids. He has not been tested with little kids. Ideally, he would enjoy having another that is both his size and laid back personality. Jax's reddish and black coat is easy to maintain. He will require baths and brushing as needed and regular nail trimming. Jax's adoption fee is 375.00. This fee includes his Veterinarian visit, neuter, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-17-00017GRETCHEN (female)

Chihuahua    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO GRETCHEN! Gretchen is a an adorable 2 year old red Chihuahua girl. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, this brave little lady was surrendered to our rescue with her 4 little puppies in critical shape. Severely neglected, they were all emaciated, full of worms, frightened and in very poor condition. Gretchen and her puppies struggled to recover. Her puppies being weaned and adopted, Gretchen is ready for her very own forever home! She is an unusually level headed Chihuahua and not the shaking, timid type you may often see. She has a pretty apple shaped head but most of all her temperament is exceptional! Gretchen rides well ... (Read More)in the car, walks on a leash and sits on command. She gets along with other dogs but would love to be your one and only princess! She gets on well with adults and kids that she has met at her foster's home. She has no issue with strangers, however needs a slow introduction until she gets to know them. She will do great in an adult family or adults with older kids and teens who understand and respect her small size ... no infants, toddlers or little kids. Gretchen is a shorter coated breed who has a low maintenance grooming schedule. Baths as needed and of course, nail trims and ear cleanings. Gretchen's adoption fee is $160.00. This fee includes her spay, all Veterinarian Wellness visits, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional grooming. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $160.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-20-00058KNIGHT (male)

Miniature Pinscher Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO KNIGHT! Knight is a stunning jet-black Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix boy. Knight was found possible abandoned in a private dog park. He was with another Chihuahua who was picked up by a bystander and his location is unknown. This rescue searched for his owner just in case he was a missing dog, however his owners have never been found. Knight is simply the sweetest boy and loves to play. Just so so very happy! He enjoys his housemates at the foster. He walks well on a leash and is housetrained, however as all rescues do, will need gentle guidance in his new forever home. Knight will do very well with adults and adults ... (Read More)who have older kids who are respectful of his size. Knight has an easy to care for coat and should be bathed as needed. Knight's adoption fee is $175.00. This fee includes his neuter, vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, micro-chip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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