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My name is AJAX (AKA POWERS)!

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 Staffordshire Terrier
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
3 years 3 months old, Adult
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Ajax is a handsome, shy guy who has spent a long time in the shelter waiting for a family of his own. When you aren’t comfortable with people right off the bat, it’s that much harder to convince a family that you’re the one for them. In fact, Ajax often spends much of his time on the back side of his kennel where the public can’t even see him, because it’s quieter and less overwhelming for him there. This long stay resident needs a special family who can see that he’s deserving of a loving home.

Ajax has spent time in both a foster home and, briefly, an adoptive home. He was housebroken and would wait by the door to let his people know he needed a bio break and slept near his person at night. He was also reportedly crate trained and was working on being comfortable walking on leash with a Gentle Leader. That home didn’t turn out to be the right fit, so Ajax returned to the shelter where he’s been waiting… and waiting… and… you got it. Waiting.

An ideal home for this special guy will be one with people who will be patient as he settles in and who will continue to work with him on training and socialization. He’ll do best in a quiet environment without constant visitor traffic (or one where he has a safe space of his own to relax when people come over). Will he be the snuggliest, cuddliest dog you could ever imagine the first night you bring him home? Nope- and that’s ok!!! Let him be himself and come around in his own time.

“When I first met Ajax, I gave him a few treats in his kennel to get to know him. Once out, he is a good boy to walk. As time has passed, he is more comfortable with me. I often walk him to the picnic table in the shade and he enjoys a head massage and pets. He enjoys treats too. We go on different routes and he likes to stop and sniff along the way.”- PACC volunteer

`Ajax is a nervous boy, but he allows petting. He`s easy to leash up and overall is a very sweet boy.` – PACC volunteer

When meeting other dogs in playgroup, Ajax was nervous and preferred to keep to himself. He`d like to meet any resident dogs before heading home to make sure it`s a good fit. Please ask about how you can help Ajax today!

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.