Smitty “no ears”…a true Silver Fox Studmuffin.

Most of the time, when a dog ends up at the Shelter we all feel sad and want to cry. But for some pups, the Shelter ends up being a place where they blossom.  They are fed, provided shade and shelter, and are shown love for the first time by the wonderful MCACC volunteers.  This is the case for Smitty.

First and foremost, we will state the obvious: Smitty is handsome AF. But what you don’t know is that he has a personality to match.  He is so sweet and our friends at One Love just rave about his easy-going personality.

Smitty is the perfect gentleman which let’s be honest is hard to find these days. And just like any true gentleman friend, as soon as you sit down with him, he’ll make you feel like you’ve known him your whole life. AND, since he is now an esteemed member of the Shelter Dog Program, he completed his first training class.

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I am actually laughing out loud at this meme. But, seriously Smitty is the man so he prob knows everything already. (disclosure: I did not see Smitty at training so I don’t know his skill level, but I feel like it’s impressive–I mean at the end of the day at least he went to a training class!)

OK, back to the actual point of this blog post. I was watching a video that one of the volunteers took of Smitty when he first arrived at MCACC. He was laying on his bed just facing the sun. Smitty wasn’t jumping up and down in his kennel or barking, he was just laying there quietly. That is still the case for his current kennel manners….they are impeccable and Ms. Manners would be proud (true story I went to Ms. Manners class with my Girl Scout troop decades ago, it’s a thing.).

The perfect family for Smitty would be one that just enjoys time together, maybe it’s a good Netflix marathon, watching Sunday football, OR even watching both Saturday college football AND Sunday NFL games. He’s truly just looking for his forever couch.  This guy walks well on his leash and at the end of the day, it has been said that Smitty probably enjoys the outing more than the activity.  Meaning, he doesn’t need a lot. And he certainly doesn’t need to be the center of attention. All Smitty really wants is to be wherever his people are just soaking in the scenery.

Smitty is non-reactive to other dogs, so there is definitely potential for him to have dog siblings, but do us all a favor and bring your dog in for an intro before adopting.
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Last, but not least, I wanted to take a second to address Smitty’s ears (or lack thereof). This morning, I did some research on why people do this.  Turns out, there’s literally an article titled “Why People Cut Their Dog’s Ears”…how convenient.  There seem to be a few reasons people do this, one being that the American Kennel Club supports ear cropping in order to maintain the standards of appearance for certain breeds (personally I’d like to tell the AKC to get F’d for a lot of reasons, but I also ❤ mutts which I understand is not everyone’s cup o’ tea…to each her own! So, don’t worry….if you love the AKC that’s cool, we can still be friends. Just know IDGAF about your dog’s papers/bloodlineImage result for emojis ).

I also saw that there are certain people who want their dogs to look more intimidating, so they do a little snip snip to their pup’s ears. (This makes literally zero sense to me since I will wait for hours until my two dogs look as pitiful and pansy-esque as possible to take a good snapchat). Anyways, the above-listed two reasons do very little to justify ear-cropping for me…I’m just reporting what I read from the article.

What I do want to say is that Smitty didn’t choose to have his ears cropped…so let’s not hold it against him. Personally, I find Smitty to be quite the hunk…no ears and all.  Also, because I’m already up on my soapbox so why stop now–I’d like to take this moment to remind you not to judge a book by its cover.

In summary, (I feel like my 6th grade teacher would appreciate that start to my “concluding paragraph”) Smitty + his ears are low-key and lovable.  He’s listed as a four year old, but his demeanor is that of a seven + year old….which officially makes him a Silver Fox. So, swing by MCACC East and meet Smitty today. We feel like it might be the best decision you’ve made in a while. His ID is A3799778.


David, Mr. Wonderful

This week’s PAL is David <3. Sweet David has tons of potential, but has had a rough beginning. He was brought into the shelter after being found roaming around the streets with a couple of dogs. He and the other dogs had been injured by another dog, but received veterinary care when they arrived at the shelter (shoutout to Dr. Besemer from Scottsdale Hills Animal Hospital… You and your team are the best!!).

As expected, David has been a little shy and apprehensive… he’s been warming up slowly but surely :). As he starts to feel safe, more of his amazing personality shines through. He’s been smiling and even greeting people at his kennel with a little tail wag! Everyone who has met him has fallen in love and says he is just the sweetest… and who is surprised with that face?!

One Love Pit Bull Foundation added David to their Shelter Dog Program and he has passed all behavioral evaluations. They even think that being around other dogs will help him boost his confidence… just look at him in the below picture hanging out with his pal. He sure looks like he’s coming out of his shell to me!


One of One Love’s fosters has recently decided to foster David to give him an environment where he can blossom and grow into the wonderful dog that we know he is! David needs an owner and family that he can trust and who can help nurture him. He just needs someone he can depend on. He may be slow to open up and feel comfortable, but we know that this fella has so much love to give and joy to bring! Whoever gets to spend furever with this guy sure is lucky. We can already tell this will be one of those “Who saved who?” stories!

If you want to learn more about David or meet him, email us at and we can put you into contact with David’s foster. David’s adopters will receive free training classes to help David adjust to his new life. This adorable pup has so much to give and we are SO grateful to One Love for providing him with the resources to live a happy and wonderful life <3. Let’s help give David the life he deserves and find him his forever home this week!

Ronald can haz cheeseburger!

This week’s PAL is for Ronald! He is a fun loving fella with an outgoing personality! When we saw his face, we thought our eyes were deceiving us when we saw that he has been at the MCACC East shelter since APRIL! So naturally, I had to pick him after reading about his adorable poised personality for his day foster outing!

Ronald is a red and white American Pit Bull Terrier mix about a year and a half old. Don’t let his young age fool you…he knows how to impress guests once he is out of the shelter environment.  His day foster took him everywhere with them and said did very well in the car everywhere they went.  He patiently “sat in the back seat and watched quietly wherever we drove.” I imagine he had his head out the window with his tongue and ears flapping in the wind…much like Chance from Homeward Bound…did someone say “nanananaaaa Bat Dog!”

During his outing, Ronald got to enjoy a long walk on the beach at the park (hey a dog can dream right?).  There was lots of excitement at the park, people, children, other dogs and Ronald was interested, but calm. Sir Ronald walks well on a leash, “by the end he was walking close to me with a slack lead. Great for a 1 year old guy!”

The last stop on his wonderful day trip was a stop by PetCo; Ronald got to pick out his own toy, and was calm and relaxed in the store. Pretty impressive for a younger fella! He was handsomely rewarded with a Starbucks Puppaccino and a nice cold bath. Needless to say, Ronald has it all. He is eager to please and definitely tries to impress you when you take him out! So why not swing by the MCACC East shelter to arrange a meet and greet to see if Ronald is the pup for you? His ID# A3750815