Sandy <3

Some dogs come with stipulations, “must be an only dog”, “no kids” etc…it can oftentimes present a challenge when it comes to finding a dog a home. BUT, that is definitely NOT the case with this week’s featured dog, Sandy.  If there was an award for being pretty much perfect all-around…it would go to Sandy.

She is super friendly with people, and is as solid as they come with other dogs. We recently heard two of the most heart-warming stories about Sandy.  The first was about a dog-intro that she had last weekend with a chihuahua! Turns out, the little rascal had a bit of an attitude and when Sandy solicited play (very appropriately, play bowing with her bum in the air), the chihuahua bit her face….and Sandy just looked around like um? What just happened here? The handler doing the intro was so impressed with her disposition that he text us all and basically said, “Sandy is perfect, we need to find her a home.” So, alas…that’s what we are doing!

Sandy not only loves the company of other dogs, she also loves people. She is always seeking attention, and happy to meet new people with a perma-wag! Sandy actually ended up at Almost There Foster Care via Maricopa County Animal Care.  She showed up at the shelter pregnant, and since ATFC and MCAC are pals, ATFC took Sandy in, helped her through her delivery, and gave her a safe, clean, and quiet place to raise her babies.  Now that her babes are all gone, it’s time for Sandy to find a home of her own. Puppy season is literally upon us, and it’s so important that we find homes for the mamas at ATFC who no longer have babies to care for so that we can help free up kennel space for all the incoming mamas with brand new babies.

Sandy is currently sharing a suite at ATFC with fellow mama, Helga! Helga is a little shy and gains confidence from Sandy…we were told that Helga and Sandy had separate kennels next to each other, but the caretakers would wake up in the morning, and they’d find that Helga would somehow climb into Sandy’s kennel so they could be together, happy as little clams… ❤

What we said at the beginning of this blog is true….Sandy is as good as it gets. She is sweet as pie, and is essentially a just-add-water type dog.  And since Richard at One Love has fallen hard for Sandy, he offered to extend free post-adoption training and support to Sandy as well!

So, if you are in the market for the perfect dog…we have found her. You can meet her by emailing

Meet Miss Cleo!

This week is set aside for miss Cleo! She is a long timer at the shelter which breaks our hearts, and one reason we chose her to highlight this week. Every pup is important in the shelter, but this gem deserves the spotlight!

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Cleo has been at the shelter since Christmas Eve.. it is time she found her forever home to live her best life!

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Cleo is listed at 6 years young as  Pit/Shar Pei mix which says a lot about her unique coloring! Ugh, I am obsessed with her white socks and freckled nose.. don’t judge me.

Cleo is rather calm in her kennel at the sheler, and certainly catches a lot of fans stopping by her! Don’t let her personality in the kennel fool you, while she is a rather calm pup, she enjoys play time just as much as the next dog. Cleo does well with other dogs in her play group and similar size, but we do require a doggie intro prior to adoption to ensure it will be a smooth transition for all!

Once she is out of her kennel she lets her personality shine! She is spunky, happy, cuddly and active. Cleo plays it cool in her kennel, but given a chance she will have you rolling with laughter once you take her out.

Miss Cleo knows “sit” and is continuing to advance her command skills thanks to One Love’s shelter enrichment program! This lovable gal is full of love and affection. Since she is sponsored by our friends at One Love she will come home microchipped and FREE post adoption training!! I mean, what is better than that?!? Miss Cleo can see your life.. and it has her a part of it!

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Adopt Cleo today! She is located at MCACC East and her ID is A4029571