Ruff Ruff! My name is Nina
|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Hello there, my name is Nina. I am a sleek and soft black shepherd/cattle dog girl. I have an athletic build and my foster mom says I would be great in agility or fly ball. I am very smart and learn quickly. I am a unique kind of dog. My main goal in life is to make sure that my family is ok. I always watch out for them and I want to stay right by their side. The best place for me to be when you have to leave is in my kennel. I feel safe in there. I enjoy other dogs to play with, but my foster mom won’t let me play with her cats because she says they don’t like to be chased. When AZ Furry Friends rescued me I had just given birth to 9 puppies in the county shelter! Whew, I’m glad that’s over with! I am spayed now so no more puppies for me. All of my little guys have been adopted and I think it’s my turn now. : )
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Rescue Group Info...
The Director started it all by volunteering at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control as an adoption counselor. She then went on to fostering for them as well. After networking with many people and the encouragement of her family, she retired from the teaching field in May 2010 and started AZ Furry Friends Rescue Foundation. Her daughter-in-law jumped on board and the two of them run the Rescue. Over the course of a year and a half, they have taken on volunteers and foster parents, and they couldn't have grown without them!
AZ Furry Friends Rescue is a New Hope Partner with MCACC and a Rescue Partner with Arizona Humane Society. It is a goal in the near future to also be a member of PAC911. Our long term goals include sponsoring a feral colony, set up a community spay/neuter program and have a facility.
We do this for the love of cats and dogs, and to bring people and pets together.
Come visit us at these locations:
The Metrocenter Petco at 2784 W. Peoria Ave. (Peoria and 28th Drive) in Phoenix. We are there every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00.
The Metrocenter Petsmart at the North end of the MetroParkway next to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and near Ross. We are there every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00.
The Scottsdale Pavilions Petco at 8910 E. Indian Bend Rd. We are there every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-3:00.
Occasionally we participate in events with other rescues, so stay tuned for details on our next event!
Whether from the foster's home, or at an adoption event these are the steps we take:
Dogs: If the adopter has a dog and is looking for a companion, we require them to bring their dog for a meet and greet. If the dogs get along, and the people decide this is the dog for them, or they are getting their first dog, there is a two page questionnaire they fill out. If the answers satisfy our criteria, we proceed with the adoption agreement. The fees for dogs is $180 and it includes the sterilization, shots, microchip,one month of pet health insurance.
Cats: We encourage the potential adopter to interact with the cat as long as they want (and as long as the cat permits). During that time, the discussion of declawing versus clipping nails is brought up, and we educate people about declawing and offer alternative methods of keeping kitty from destroying their furniture. If the adopter have decided on adopting a cat, there is a two page questionnaire they fill out. If the answers satisfy our criteria, we proceed with the adoption agreement. The fees for cats are $100. The fee includes sterilization, shots, microchip, one month of pet health insurance, the Felv/FIV/Heartworm test as well as the adoption fee.
Generally, we serve Phoenix and the surrounding towns in Maricopa County. We have had people come visit (and adopt!) from Payson, Prescott and Casa Grande as well as Silver City, New Mexico.