AZCR
P.O. Box 52713
Mesa, AZ 85208
ph: 480-844-CHIs
(480-844-2447)


Adoptables

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We are an all volunteer rescue and we do not have any paid staff. We do not have a shelter as all of our dogs live in foster homes throughout the Valley, Flagstaff and Tucson. If you are interested in any of our fosters, please get in touch with their foster mom. We also have adoption events every weekend in the East and West Valley.

Please be patient with us and we will do our best to answer all e-mails within 48 hours. If you haven't received a response in 48 hours, please feel free to email the website and/or call our hotline number. Thank you.


We only adopt to Arizona residents.



All dogs currently residing in your home must be fixed and up-to-date on all vaccines. AZCR will determine the best home for each dog based on the application process and interview. The application and/or interview does not guarantee an approval. It also does not guarantee the adoption of a particular dog you may be interested in. AZCR may recommend a different dog more suitable to your household. AZCR is a privately run, non-profit organization and reserves the right to refuse any adoption that is not in the best interest of the dog based on our policies and standards.


COCO and CHINA (MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER)

















Coco and China are a bonded pair of girls 4&5 years old, and 7 and 8lbs who must be adopted together.

China is the mostly white girl and although shy she warms and is very much a lap dog, her little partner Coco had never had much human contact until she came to foster care, and although she is a very happy girl, loves blankets and her dog bed, she will need a special adopter that understands her shyness.
Both girls are potty trained for outside and on puppy pad, love going for walks playing with toys and get along well with other dogs and cats.

They do not do well with children.

Contact their foster mom Elizabeth at ekpierce411@gmail.com



Please email Elizabeth (ekpierce411@gmail.com) for information about Coco and China.

Posted May 2020

COOKIE (MEDICAL HOLD)










Hi, I’m Cookie. I didn’t have a name, but the first thing I ate at my foster mom’s house was her biscotti. I just had surgery on my dislocated hip, so it will still be a few weeks before I’m ready to be adopted. In the meantime, my foster mom gives me an A+ for being a lap dog. I do get along with my foster siblings (big and little dogs) but I also like my own space and if I want to be alone, I appropriately let them know. I like to go for walks and I walk nicely on a leash. I occasionally like to stop and have you tell me how pretty I am and give me a scratch before we move on. I have seen kitties on my walks and I don’t seem interested in them. However, I would really like to get the guinea pigs, so it would probably be best if I found a house with no small pets, or keep me separate from them. I’m also housebroken and know how to use a dog door. I look forward to having a meet and greet with you in a few weeks!

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Cookie.

Posted July 2020

DODGER





Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to introduce the artful Dodger. He is a sweet boy, who currently prefers the area underneath the bedroom sofa, to socializing with dogs or people; however, he does venture out, and is currently using the doggy door. He is house trained, has an excellent appetite, and does not suffer fools gladly (this might be why he’s so stand-offish with me 🙄).

Dodger does seem to get along with the dogs here, and there are many, but his two best mates went home last week, so that’s been a bummer for him. He is a bit food aggressive, so I suggest feeding him alone.

All silliness aside, I think Dodger has been through a rough patch prior to coming into rescue care, and needs a quiet setting, and a gentle demeanor to bring him back to his happy place. He’s a scrappy, little survivor, and does not like to be picked up; however, if you can catch him, he is willing to be touched and caressed. I have been letting him do his own thing here, and he’s gotten to the point where he comes out from under the sofa on his own terms. He likes snack time, and will come to the edge of the kitchen, and wait for me to toss him a snack. He goes outside on his own, and periodically comes into the living room to see what’s going on, and if I make eye contact, he high tails it back to the bedroom.

Dodger could be an awesome dog, for the right owner. He’s bright, and self motivated, and gets along well with other dogs. My house is a bit overwhelming for him because there are always people and dogs coming and going. Nonetheless, Dodger is negotiating our chaos like a champ.


Please email Liz (lizshallenberger@gmail.com) for information about Dodger.





















Posted August 2018

DOLLY (SPECIAL NEEDS)




**Dolly is a special needs dog and must be adopted by a behaviorally savvy adopter. Her adopter must agree to sign a bite waiver and be committed to providing her with a safe and structured home. She has a low bite threshold and has snapped at and bitten people when in situations that make her anxious. Her foster states that she is very affectionate and loving once she becomes comfortable and feels safe. Due to her unpredictable behavior, she should be the only pet and in a home with no children. **


Dolly has had a ruff time finding a perfect furever home. She is 9 years old and has been in and out of the shelter several times in the last 4 years. She is your typical chi, loving, needy, friendly lap dog, on her terms! she does not care to be man handled or to have her space invaded. I met her at the shelter and she let me scoop her up and take her for a walk, she loves to go for walks! And boy does she need it, she is VERY over weight! She probably weighs 11 lbs and should weigh 8lbs. She will need someone who understands her quirks and a home with no children or visiting children under the age of 13 to ensure they are old enough to respect her space. Today her new life starts! Also her new diet.

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Dolly.












HERMAN









This sweet sweet boy is Herman. He loves to be held and nap on the couch. He gets excited about rides in the car and short walks. He gets along with other animals and loves people. His foster home has a few other Chihuahua’s and he gets along with everyone. He’s like the friendly guy at the party! Even the male bullies like him!
I believe Herman was turned in by his owner to Phoenix MACC. There was no owner information but he knows the name Herman. He’s 12 years old and should weigh 5lbs or less. He was obese and is on a diet to get the extra weight off. It’s important his adopter keeps him on a healthy diet and doesn’t let him over eat. He’s got a healthy heart and good blood work; he could live many more years if he isn’t carrying around extra weight. June 16 he will have his dental and a thyroid test. He will be ready for adoption soon.






Please email Liesl (kolodisner_8@hotmail.com) for information about Herman.

Posted June 2020

JACK




My name is Jack (Bauer).

I am a healthy 10 year old male, weight 8lbs, neutered, microchipped and up to date on all shots.

I have some fear issues with collars and leashes and may bite if I feel threatened. I would like to have a quiet home with no children or cats.

I love to sit in your lap but will need a loving person that understands my issues.

I came to the rescue because my family was moving and couldn't take me with them.

If you are interested in meeting me, please email Shelley (shelley@nusourceonline.com) for information.



LUCKY (MEDICAL HOLD)





Please welcome Lucky to AZCR! The vet says he is a 12 week old puppy, which is obvious by his non stop antics. As you can see his eyes are a little crossed. It's called lateral stabismus, the vet said he can see fine, he does have a large head so they are concerned it's being caused by hydrocephalus. He is the sweetest guy, he is currently on medical hold while we have him evaluated. But I already know, whoever adopts him will be LUCKY!

Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Lucky.

Posted February 2019



PINO




















1. Cute
2. Sweet
3. Young
4. Gentle
5. Joyful

Pino is ALL those things and more!! The shelter thought Pino is under a year but his teeth make his foster mom think he’s more like 4/5 yrs old. In any case, he’s quite the charming and sweet little fellow. His favorite past time is being snuggled up under a blanket on his foster parents lap. Currently, Pino has a significant amount of hair loss which is likely due to his previous living conditions and lack of nutrition. His foster mom thinks he will be a lovely blue/grey color with tan markings. His foster mom does believe he will have a full coat as he continues to eat healthy and grow stronger. He may be about 7 lbs when filled out, he is tall & lanky. He is social with both large and small dogs. He would be perfectly happy living with or without fur siblings. He will need an owner that provides consistent potty instruction when he gets his new home. He has done well in his training but it was clearly a change from his previous environment. Pino hopes for a home where he can spend his days and nights beside his human. He gives hugs to anyone that will hold him. Talk gently to this sweet boy, he’s earned your kindness & devotion!

Pino has been neutered and his up to date on his vaccinations.











Please email Nicole (nicoltharp@gmail.com) for information about Pino.

Posted November 2019

SANDERSON SISTERS










Winnie is the older of the three, approximately 4/5 yrs old. She is sweet, loves to held like a baby and is approximately 7 lbs. She is the most social of the 3 and loves people! She also loves to run & wrestle with the other dogs in the house. She’s also started grabbing toys and playing with them! I suspect she had a nice relationship with her owner prior to their passing.

Mary is the smaller and darker of the two girls. She weighs approximately 5lbs and is very sweet. She is likely around a 1.5 -2 yrs old. She is still nervous about being picked up but once she is held she relaxes for kisses and sweet nothings. She’s likes to play and often chatters with her sister Sarah. The two of them sound like chipmunks/mini Chewbaccas .

Sarah is the most cautious of the three. She doesn’t mind being held and loved on but doesn’t volunteer for a pick up. She is light in color and also approximately 1.5-2 yrs old. She weighs about 6/7 lbs. She is also very sweet and the ultimate sunbather.
All three are available for adoption together or separately. All three have done very well with potty training. I think that because they lived outside , they simply prefer to “go” outside.

Adopters should expect accidents due to new environments and life changes. I do not know if they have experience with doggy doors, I really doubt the younger ones have been exposed to them.
The two younger girls will need a home where the owner is patient and willing to let the girls come to them. I don’t know how they are with children or cats. They are very amenable and not aggressive so I can only speculate they will do fine with both.





If you are interested in finding out more, please fill out an application on our website. The application is not a commitment, simply a information gathering tool. Click Here for the application.





Posted July 2020

SNOOPY





Meet Snoopy, he's new to AZCR and we are still getting to know him, he's is a cuddly lap dog and would prefer an adult only home. He's 6yrs old and weighs 5lbs.


Please email Joyce (jmercer8780@gmail.com) for information about Snoopy.


Posted April 2019

TITAN





Please welcome Titan to AZCR we are just getting to know him. He is 10 years old, healthy, 9 lbs and has a beautiful thick fluffy coat. He walks great on a leash, he is a total lap dog and doesn't like to be kenneled, but he is a good boy and doesn't really need to be kenneled. He pees like a girl, so no leg lifting. He is friendly and happy. He would prefer an adult only home with maybe just one other mellow dog around. If he sounds like a great fit, email Angela




Please email Angela (areeves13@hotmail.com) for information about Titan.


Posted September 2019






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