Oliver and other pets for adoption from Phoenix-area shelters

Every year, about 6.5 million pets enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of these, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets available for adoption at shelters across the valley. To check the status of a particular animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Oliver: Young at heart, and still a gentleman

Interested adopters can view available animals, like Oliver, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

At around half a pound by seven pounds, little Oliver is a small pup with a big personality. Abandoned at the Arizona Humane Society in mid-January after the other pets in the household did not get along well with him, the 7-year-old Chihuahua hopes there is a family that loves senior puppies.

Oliver is an extremely friendly and loving baby once he has time to get to know new people. Allowing all handling and pets while in AHS care, this cute boy was an excellent patient as he received medical treatment at the AHS Animal Trauma Hospital when he died. turned out he needed dental treatment.

With February being Pet Dental Health Awareness Month, Oliver is a great example of the importance of keeping our pets’ mouths as healthy as the rest of their bodies. Pet dental health not only helps protect their teeth and gums, but is also imperative for their overall health, as the bacteria in plaque can damage other organs.

Full of energy, very playful and who even zooms in from time to time, Oliver definitely has a puppy mindset. And while he may be young at heart, this high-spirited dog has all the experience of an older gentleman, including being clean and loving being held.

How to adopt: Arizona Humane Humane Society Virtual Priority Adoptions by Appointment are available to place pets with their families forever. Interested adopters can also view available pets, like OLIVER OLIVER PERKYE and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Toffee:

If you would like to meet Toffee, please call Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246 after 9 a.m.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to think about lovers. In the cat world, Toffee tops the list. She’s a 2 and a half year old tabby who couldn’t be more loving. Although she does not tolerate other cats, she gives people a lot of affection. It’s a kitty that will follow you just to be close; she loves to be picked up and held and certainly loves a good brushing. Toffee has never met a dog, so he’s a stranger. As for appearance, everyone can see how beautiful she is.

How to adopt: Visit him at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 11129 Michigan Ave., Youngtown. Call 623-876-8778 after 10 a.m. Adoption takes place Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws

Lolie: Ready to add softness to your interior

Interested adopters can view available animals, like Lolie, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Lolie definitely delivers a “pop” of sweetness wherever she goes! The sweet-hearted 2-year-old domestic short-haired kitty was originally brought to the Arizona Humane Society in December of this year because an owner turned himself in when they were no longer able to care for him. ‘she.

Once this beautiful girl was at the AHS Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, it was found that Lolie needed dental work because some of her teeth were in poor condition. After recovering from a few extractions, it’s no wonder she found an adopter pretty quickly, but sadly found her way back to AHS after her new family was allergic to her.

Extremely affectionate, active, and playful, Lolie is a big fan of wand toys that she can chase while bonding with her favorite humans. Plus, allowing your kittens to tap into their natural urges by allowing them to recreate and hone their hunting instincts throughout playtime. It helps your feline friends be healthier and happier physically and mentally. Naps and head scratches are also a great way to get into this gorgeous girl’s heart when playtime is over.

How to adopt: Arizona Humane Society Matchmaking Virtual Adoptions by Appointment are available to place pets with their families forever. Interested adopters can view available pets, like the adorable Lolie, and book an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

—Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Eva and Riley: a pair of besties

If you're interested in Eva and Riley, go to azfriends.org to fill out a consultation form, then head to the adoption center at 952 W. Melody Ave.  to Gilbert.

Eva and Riley are a bonded pair of 8-year-old Chihuahuas. Their human had to go to the hospice and they found themselves in a situation with nowhere to go. Both are very sweet and love to cuddle next to each other. A home, where they can be together, will be ideal for this close-knit couple. They’ve lost so much and all they have is each other now. They live in foster care with one of the Friends for Life Animal Rescue volunteers.

How to adopt: To meet them, please contact Friends for Life at [email protected], call 480-497-8296, or visit the adoption center in person. Friends for Life is located at 952 W. Melody Ave. to Gilbert. These two darlings are modified, licensed, microchipped and vaccinated – all they need is you! Their adoption fee is $250 for the pair. To learn more about Friends for Life, you can also visit their website at www.azfriends.org.

— Jannelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life

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