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My name is HURRICANE!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 9 months ago

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
Black - with White
10 years 5 months old, Senior
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

While Tucson has plenty of monsoon storms, we don’t typically get a lot of hurricanes- but here we are with a Hurricane in our midst! And while he may have a whirling dervish of a name, this senior fella is more like a gentle breeze- calm, mellow and easygoing.

Hurricane has returned to the shelter after a much- needed three month foster break. He was a total gentleman while in his foster home- very housebroken, well- behaved even when left alone, and a smarty pants who knows ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘wait’. Hurricane is comfortable in a cate, and, ironically, he’d prefer not to go outside in the rain. He loves food and his foster said that he gets playful just before dinner time but is otherwise very mellow. Here’s what they said about his routine:

“Hurricane will be happy in a quiet place with a comfy spot to lay on. He enjoys a morning walk, and that’s enough for him!”

Hurricane has been a volunteer favorite for a long time now- here’s what a couple of his shelter pals had to say:

“Hurricane is a darling senior who is a total pleasure to spend time with. He’s housebroken and will take care of business right away, then walks very gently and easily to the park as he loves to roll in the grass and get belly rubs. This boy is a sweet, deserving senior who has been nothing but lovely to spend time with. He really needs to get out of the shelter and into a soft landing place.”

“Hurricane and I had a very good walk today. He was very calm and walked right next to me. As other dogs approached he was not too concerned about them and continued on the walk nicely. He was very receptive to stopping occasionally for some on-on -one time and affection. After the walk, he took his treats in his kennel very gently. He is a loving dog that only needs a loving family to care for him.”

Hurricane needs to meet any resident dogs before heading home to make sure it’s a good fit or would thrive as your one and only. If you`re looking to change up the weather patterns in your life, Hurricane is your guy!

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.