Preston — beagle mix

Age: 2 years.

Qualities: Preston is a young, happy healthy boy. Sweet and affectionate, he enjoys attention and the occasional belly rub.

Fee: $200.

Contact: Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue, 247-7720 or

Meet: By appointment

Echo — buckskin gelding

Age: 2 years.

Qualities: He leads, loads, loves to be groomed, is very gentle and gets along with other horses.

Needs: He needs an experienced person.

Fee: $750.

Contact: Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary at 398-2814,

Meet: By appointment.

Ritz — Domestic ShortHair Tuxedo

Age: 6½ months.

Qualities: Ritz is a cuddle-bug. He’s very sweet tempered and loves to snuggle.

Fee: $65 (ask about the Buy Happiness Event).

Contact: The Hermitage Cat Shelter, 5278 E. 21st St., 571-7839 or

Meet: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

Gracie — tabby

Age: 2 years.

Qualities: Gracie loves attention, treats and play. She will curl up on your lap by the hour and loves to be stroked. While she loves attention, she can also entertain herself while you are away. Gracie is an all-around fun companion.

Needs: An indoor-only home.

Fee: $65, which includes spay/neuter and current shots.

Contact: Paws Patrol in Green Valley at 207-4024 or

Meet: By appointment.

Danny – Greyhound

Age: 2 years.

Qualities: This medium-size boy is a bit shy when he first meets someone, but once he gets to know you he is friendly. His cat and dog status is not known until he is tested. He is in foster learning the ropes of family living. Danny is spayed, housebroken, microchipped and current with shots.

Fee: $250

Contact: Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, 955-7421. Or fill out an adoption application at

Washington — cat with tabby spots

Age: 12 weeks.

Qualities: This cutie and his siblings would love to go home and entertain you for hours.

Fee: $99 or $150 with his brother or sister.

Contact: PAWsitively Cats at 289-2747 or

Meet: Petco, 4625 N. Oracle Road, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Slugio — Mastiff Mix

ID No: 448341.

Age: 1 year.

Qualities: Having three legs doesn’t slow this boy down at all, a major lap dog despite his size.

Fee: He has donations available for his adoption.

Contact: Pima Animal Care Center, 243-5900.

Meet: PACC, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Aurora — Cat

ID No.: 455869.

Age: 2 years.

Qualities: Aurora is a gorgeous seal point and brown tabby young lady.

Fee: All cats over 6 months are free this month.

Contact: Pima Animal Care Center.

Mosley — Persian mix

ID No.: 766731.

Age: 12 years.

Qualities: Like a fine wine, Mosley gets better with age. This sweet male loves being brushed and cuddled.

Needs: A cozy retirement, enjoyed from the comfort of your lap.

Fee: Waived.

Contact: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, 327-6088, Ext., 106 or visit

Meet: At 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. (just off Fort Lowell Road between North Dodge Boulevard and North Country Club Road) 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

Hero — Pit Bull mix

ID No.: 759821.

Age: 5 months.

Qualities: Saved in a Missouri dogfighting raid, Hero has overcome the odds and demonstrates true courage and resilience.

Needs: A committed dog-free family willing to provide daily exercise and training.

Fee: Waived

Contact: The Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Willy – Staffie mix

Age: 2½ years.

Qualities: Willie is a gorgeous male who embodies the best of his breed. He enjoyed playing with his finders’ other dogs, is well-mannered, loves everyone and wants to be a lap dog.

Needs: To be inside in hot weather.

Fee: $85.

Contact: The Animal League of Green Valley at 625-3170 or

Meet: TALGV, 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

Tegure — orange tabby

Age: 4 years.

Qualities: Everyone calls him “Tigger”, and he is a delight. He has the most striking sea blue eyes — very unusual for a marmalade male.

Fee: $65.

Contact: The Animal League of Green Valley.

Rizzo — Chihuahua Mix

Age: 8 years.

Qualities: This friendly, handsome male is affectionate and gets along with other dogs. Like all seniors, he just wants a loving home to call his own. Rizzo loves sitting in a lap.

Fee: $100.

Contact: Hope Animal Shelter, 2011 E. 12th St., 792-9200 or