Maximus – Mr. Play Group

Maximus is such a fun-loving 2-year old! We had the chance to meet him at One Love’s event this past weekend at Go AZ, and I must say that he stole my heart for many reasons.


First, this guy is such a handsome fella… and he knows it. I mean just look at that face. He looks like such a happy dude and who doesn’t love an oversized head haha!! People were drawn to him because of his cuteness but they stayed because of his infectious personality. He is always ready to play and seems to love any and all attention (he’s a ham for sure). Maximus has a lot of energy, but One Love is working on rewarding his calm behavior and has already seen progress!

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Maximus not only loves to interact with humans, but also pups! One Love says he is a play group SUPERSTAR. He loves playing with other dogs and gets along well with them. Maximus would be perfect in a home where he would have a sibling or two, but a doggy intro is recommended prior to adoption.


Overall, if you’re looking for a dog who will make you smile at the end of a long day, Maximus is your guy. He seems to light up any room he enters and always has a smile on his adorable (oversized ;)) face. We just ❤ him and know you will too!


Maximus is at MCACC East in Mesa and his ID is A3888110. His microchip has already been paid for and you will receive free post-adoption training classes!


The Belle of the ball.

There is something about this beautiful, sweet, loving, chocolate mama that has our hearts beating out of our chests…
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This three-year-old girl came to our attention through a situation that is not typical of our day-to-day efforts.  A concerned citizen called one of our friends at One Love about a mama dog and her puppies that were in need of care.  Although we do not have the resources to support these types of situations, when this one came to our attention we remembered an organization we have been watching, and admiring, Almost There Foster Care.  One of our Project PAL volunteers, Annie, works with ATFC regularly.  This organization specializes in providing care and shelter to mamas and their puppies, and then adopts them all out to loving homes. So, we reached out to Annie to see if Almost There Foster Care might have room to house Belle and her babies. This is one of those instances where the stars literally aligned. It just so happened that they were able to make it work to take this mama and her pups in. The puppies have all since been adopted (within just a couple weeks).  Now, it’s Belle’s turn to find the perfect home.
Belle boasts all the best qualities, she’s stunning, people LOVE her coloring.  She is sweet, affectionate, lives for belly rubs, and just wants to be with her people all the time. We had her out at an event on Saturday and she did really well.  She had a bit of trauma to her back hip before landing at ATFC, but has been checked out by the vet and we have been told it will heal on its own.  Belle will be spayed on March 30 and will be ready to go home forever any time after that.  If you are interested in this perfect lady, email ! We are all head over heals for her and are eager for her to find her happily ever after!

Most descriptive name award goes to…TWO FACE

Introducing this weeks guy….Two Face (I’d be interested to know where his name came from, wouldn’t you?).


This lovable guy is about 1 year old and has been in search of his forever home since JANUARY.  When you first meet Two Face, he won’t come on too strong…he kinda plays the whole hard to get thing.


Eventually his soft, sweet charming side will come out and you will fall in LOVE forever.  Kisses galore coming your way….


The shelter and some new situations are a lot for him to take in, this guy would pretty much do anything for a treat (who wouldn’t)!  When he made his first debut in play groups he kept to himself…second day at playgroups he had a new buddy & was running around enjoying himself. With the right family we think Two Face will continue to come out of his shell and be the playful pittie we know he can be.

Shelters are FULL and Two Face has waited long enough for his new PIC or FIC.  He is currently in building D at the MCACC West Valley shelter in Phoenix (2500 S. 27th Ave.) ID number: A3839982.  He is part of the One Love Shelter Dog Program so he will receive free post-adoption training classes, paid microchip & post-adoption support.

Oracle can see the future!

For this week’s PAL we chose Oracle. There’s just something about that cute little black nose that makes you want to boop him so bad!


Im not going to lie, that’s definitely one factor that helped me pick Oracle 😬

This handsome fella is 3 years old, knows how to sit, and takes treats gently. We’ve noticed this adorable guy gets overlooked at the MCACC East Shelter. How you can overlook this face is beyond me!


He doesn’t do too well being in the shelter environment (honestly who would?!) BUT… once you get him outside he’s a completely different pup! He did beautifully on his day foster trip and we found out that he loves a good puppaccino  no whipped cream left behind! ☕️


Oracle also behaves well on a leash and in the car which makes him a great travel companion for hiking or camping! So if you are an active person or love some doggie playing time, Oracle is a great fit for you.

He is non-reactive  towards other dogs but please, if you have another furry friend at home we highly encourage a doggie intro prior to adoption! We just want the transition to be smooth as possible for everyone.


Oh did we mention that Oracle is part of the Shelter Dog Program with One Love?!! That means he goes home with a microchip AND post adoption training… for free! Oracle can see the future.. and his future is in his forever home with you!

Miracle is located at the MCACC East Shelter– 2630 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201 his ID is A3766403 go and Adopt Oracle today!