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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Phoneix


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Phoenix

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Phoenix area? Phoenix offers five off-leash dog parks, all of which are fully fenced and have separate areas for small and large dogs. These dog parks are Echo Mountain Off Leash Arena at Grovers Basin, PETsMART Dog Park at Washington Park, RJ Dog Park at Pecos Park, Rose Mofford Sports Complex, and Steele Indian School Park.

Leashed dogs are also welcome to join you on the many hiking trails in and around Phoenix. Hike up Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills, Lookout Mountain, North Mountain, Shaw Butte, or South Mountain with your furry friends. Less strenuous pet friendly hiking locations are Papago Park and the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area. Hikers with dogs are asked to respect the wildlife around them by keeping dogs on a leash at all times and picking up pet waste immediately.

If hiking is not your cup of tea, check out the Movie and a Dog Nights at Urban Beans. Once a month, Short Leash Dogs brings their hot dog food truck to the parking lot of Urban Beans and dog owners are welcome to sit on the patio and enjoy a hot dog and movie with their own leashed dogs. For baseball-loving humans and dogs, the Arizona Diamondbacks host a Bark in the Park game once a year, where leashed dogs are welcome to join the human fans at a baseball game. No matter your tastes, Phoenix offers many options for humans to enjoy time outside of the house with their dogs! For more ideas, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Phoenix on

A Map of Phoenix Dog & Puppy Rescues & Shelters Active at

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppuy for Sale in Phoenix.


  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Phoenix, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Phoenix, and right here on Adopt-a-

  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.

  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.

  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Phoenix. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Phoenix Puppy & Dog Rescues

Below you'll find many Phoenix focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Phoenix focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • RESCUE - 4747 E. Elliot #29-415, Phoenix AZ 85044
  • Akbash Dogs International Rescue - Phoenix AZ 85050
  • Animals Benefit Club of Arizona Inc. - 3111 E. St. John Road, Phoenix AZ 85032
  • Arizona Doberman Rescue - New River AZ 85087
  • Arizona English Springer Spaniel Rescue - P. O. Box 583, Gilbert AZ 85299
  • Arizona Purebreed Rescue - New River AZ 85087
  • Aussielads Lethal White Aussie Rescue - 550 W. Baseline Rd., Ste 102-117, Mesa AZ 85201
  • AZ Center for Animal Rescue and Education - Phoenix AZ 85028
  • AZPyrs-Arizona Great Pyrenees Rescue - P.O. Box 85422, Gilbert AZ 85283
  • Boston Terrier Rescue of AZ - Fountain Hills AZ 85268
  • Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona (CABRA) - P.O. Box 7264, Phoenix AZ 85011
  • Dachshund Rescue of Arizona - Phoenix AZ 85015
  • E.V.C.O.R.--East Valley Coalition of Rescues - P.O. Box 25706, Tempe AZ 85285
  • East Valley Coalition of Rescues-Stray Dogs - P.O. Box 27506, Tempe AZ 85281
  • Four Paws Rescue - Phoenix AZ 85345
  • Grand Canyon State Great Pyrenees Club. Inc. - 4120 E. Pinnacle Vista Dr, Cave Creek AZ 85331
  • MASH (MCSO Animal Safe Hospice) - 102 W. Madison, Phoenix AZ 85003
  • Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary - P.O. Box 91404, Phoenix AZ 85066
  • PetFinders - 2051 S. Dobson Rd. #11-341, Mesa AZ 85202
  • Pinal County Animal Care and Control - 764 S. 11 Mile Corner Rd., P.O. Box 3061RS, Casa Grande AZ 85122
  • Red Mountain Senior Dog Rescue - Mesa AZ 85207
  • Small Paws Of Arizona - Mesa AZ 85201
  • Sonora Veterinary Specialists - Phoenix AZ 85032
  • St. Francis All Creature Rescue & Sanctuary - Glendale AZ 85301
  • Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue - P. O. Box 426, Youngtown AZ 85363
  • Sun Valley Animal Shelter - 7150 N. 110th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85307
  • Valley Keeshond Rescue - Scottsdale AZ 85255
  • VJ Ranch - 45629 N. 6th St., New River AZ 85087

The Top 50 Dog Breeds & Breed Mixes

Are you unsure about what dog you want to adopt? Here are the top 50 breeds, and mixed breeds most often searched.

  • Labrador
  • Pit Bull
  • German Shepherd
  • Boxer
  • Yorkie
  • Bulldog
  • Pomeranian
  • Rottweiler
  • Maltese
  • Chihuahua
  • Shih Tzu
  • Golden Retriever
  • Dachshund
  • Pug
  • Beagle
  • Mastiff
  • Corgi
  • Siberian Husky
  • Doberman
  • Great Dane
  • Goldendoodle
  • French Bulldog
  • Boston Terrier
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Schnauzer
  • English Bulldog
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • Vizsla
  • Havanese
  • Cockapoo
  • Poodle
  • Border Collie
  • Basset Hound
  • Labradoodle
  • Akita
  • Shiba Inu
  • Newfoundland
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Cane Corso
  • Shar Pei
  • Blue Heeler
  • Bull Terrier
  • Collie
  • Samoyed
  • Sheltie
  • Weimaraner
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Bichon Frise