My name is MEMPHIS!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

American Pit Bull Terrier
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
4 years 5 months old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for being the home of Graceland and of The King himself. Well, being named after Elvis’s hometown is fitting because our Memphis may be nothin’ but a hound dog, but he’s also a hunka hunka burning love!! Here’s what some of his volunteer pals have said about him:

“Today Memphis met me at the kennel door, tail wagging. He kept four feet on the floor as I leashed him from outside the door. He went potty right away and enjoyed sniffing lots of smells. A good boy!”

“Memphis is a strong boy but walks nicely once you get out of kennel and get moving. Very treat- motivated and takes treats gently and sits nicely without being asked. He noticed other dogs but didn’t react. He’s a big, squishy lovebug. He rests his head on your lap to get pet behind the ears and likes belly rubs.”

“Memphis is a joyful and social guy who loves to greet everybody happily. He knows sit and shake and has adorable, dappled, freckles on his nose. He explores the yard calmly during his playtime. He’s a handsome blockhead with enough love for everyone.”

“Memphis is so handsome and so sweet! Very treat motivated and sat perfectly for treats many times. He also enjoyed getting neck and face rubs whenever I would offer them. I always love spending time with him - I think he would make a great snuggle buddy.”

“I love Memphis, he’s such a sweet boy. He usually goes to playgroup, but I wanted to walk him today so he could get out and about and explore. He listened well to my commands and was responsive to changes in leash pressure. In the park, I asked him to sit and he did so perfectly. He had the CUTEST smile on his face and was so ready for a treat. He took the treat nicely from my hand like a good boy. He accepted lots of scratches and neck rubs too.”

Memphis spent a few weeks in a foster home where he was a quiet houseguest. He was housebroken, learned to use a doggy door, and enjoyed playing with balls and stuffed toys. His foster described him as friendly and full of energy, and said that he loves belly rubs and flops onto his back when he wants attention.

When meeting other dogs in playgroup Memphis was social, tolerant, and easygoing. He’s looking for a home without small dogs or other small pets like cats. Throw on your blue suede shoes and head to PACC to meet Memphis 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

Mon - Tues: 12-7pm Wed - 1:30-7pm Thurs - Fri: 12-7pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Must be checked in 45 minutes before close


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

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

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

(520) 724-5900

Monday- 12-7pm
Tuesday - 12-7pm
Wednesday - 1:30-7pm
Thursday - 12-7pm
Friday - 12-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Must be checked in 45 mins before close for adoption and admission

More about this shelter

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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.

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