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My name is BESSIE (AKA LUNA)!

I'm being cared for by
Pima Animal Care Center
Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog
Black - with White
4 years 5 months old, Adult
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Bessie is a special girl looking for a very special adopter- someone who understands her needs and can keep her safe. She’s an affectionate playful dog who originally came to PACC with a pal in 2020. In her prior home she was housebroken and her owners described her as a very sweet girl who loves hot dogs, playing, and snuggling. Bessie was adopted two more times after her initial return to the shelter but hasn`t found her perfect fit. In her most recent home, she did well with other resident dogs (big and small), was housebroken, and was described as a sweet, playful girl who loves squeaky toys.

“Bessie is a LOVE with her person. Playful. Affectionate. Sweet. She rocks the muzzle. It`s hard to reconcile that dog with the dog she is when meeting people on leash, which she struggles with tremendously. She needs a home where she has guidance every step of the way.”- PACC volunteer

“Bessie takes time to warm up to new people, new dogs, and new situations, but once you are her friend, she will be your friend for life. Bessie will need an experienced partner to help her adjust, but with a little patience she will gain confidence and become a loving, loyal, and trusted companion.”- PACC volunteer

Bessie is struggling in the shelter environment and is looking for an experienced, savvy owner. She`ll do best in a quiet home without constant activity and visitors. She`s done well sharing her kennel with another shelter pup, but she’ll need a proper introduction to any resident dogs. If you can help give Bessie the stability she needs and deserves, and can work with her on building confidence and modifying her behavior in new situations, please ask about her today!

Email to ask about her!

Pima Animal Care Center

Contact info
Pet ID
4000 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

No appointment necessary! HOURS: Monday to Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5 pm


Meet the Pet

Once you have decided which pets you are interested in, sign in for an adoption counselor who will guide you through the adoption process.


Take the Pet Home

Cats must leave in a carrier and dogs must leave in a carrier or on leash. We do have these available for purchase in our lobby store.

Additional adoption info

Year-Round Adoption Fees:
• Puppies and kittens less than 4 months old $50
• Adult dogs and cats $30
• A standard $20 dog license fee may apply
• Pets who have been waiting for more than 2 weeks for a family and pets over 5 years old $0 - Fee Waived!

Every adoption includes:
• Spay or neuter surgery
• First Vaccinations
• Microchip
• Vet visit certificate
• Pet insurance

Go meet their pets

Pima Animal Care Center
4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 724-5900

Monday to Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5 pm

More about this shelter

As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. Learn more and see our pets at

Need help with your pet? Call the Pet Support Center
The Pet Support Center is a phone-based resource for our community that strives to help people keep their pets. In addition to providing resources, information and counseling, support staff will schedule admission appointments for pet owners who decide they need to surrender their pets to PACC. Call us at (520) 724-7222 or visit the Pet Support Center webpage - to learn more.