Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.
Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.
Tulsi: A sweet lap cat
If you are interested in meeting Tulsi, please call Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246 after 9 a.m.
Tulsi is patiently awaiting a forever home and can now be featured; with a hold on black cats at shelters during October, this endearing 2 ½ year old is eager to move on. She has been a mama to five babies and had been rescued as a stray. Her caregivers can’t say enough about how sweet she is and is truly a lap cat. Although she does have some sort of allergy, it is well under control with her special food. Tulsi is not at all fond of other cats. It would be a happy day for her to find a real home in which to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the other days to follow.
How to adopt: See her at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 11129 Michigan Ave., Youngtown. Adoptions are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10-3 p.m.; phone 623-876-8778 after 10 a.m. Other locations for adoptions are Surprise PetSmart, 13764 Bell Road, and Lake Pleasant Towne Center Parkway PetSmart, 25372 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.
— Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws
Clifford: Curious, loves to explore and see new things
Interested adopters can view available pets, like Clifford, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.
Not to be confused with a certain famous, fictional character, Clifford aka “Cliffy” sure isn’t to be soon confused with the Big Red Dog he shares his namesake with. However, this absolutely adorable nine-year-old Dachshund mix is sure to still turn heads with his unique personality and even more unique good looks.
As handsome as Clifford is, he wants everyone to know that he is not just good looks. This cute doggo is also potty trained and walks well on a leash as he is very curious about exploring and seeing new things. As you might be able to tell by his kind face, Clifford loves to curl up next to his favorite people and always enjoys binge-watching the latest and greatest shows with …….