Step 1: Below you will find a list of our adoptable pets. All of our adoptable animals live in a foster environment which allows us to truly know their personalities and what kind of home and family will best suit them and their individual needs. Please browse their bios to see if your match is here waiting for you! 


Step 2: If you see a pet you are interested in, please download and fill out our application and email to  This information give us an opportunity to learn about your home, family, and lifestyle to ensure we find you a forever match. 

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Step 3: Because our  pets are housed in a foster home environment,  meet and greets must be scheduled. We will respond to your application submission within 48 hours to schedule a time to meet the pet or pets that could be a good fit for your family.

Step 4: If your application and visitation shows promise of a great match for you and your family, we then schedule a meet and greet with any current pets and/or a follow up visit in your home. 

Step 5: We feel it's important to make sure this is a forever fit for both you and the pet, because of this we do a 1 month trial period. This allows all of us to truly determine if you feel this pet should be a permanent part of your family. You will get to see how the pet fits into your lifestyle, family, and day to day routine. At the end of the trial, we will finalize the adoption and celebrate! 

Does this sound like a long process? We promise we follow these steps in order to best serve you, the potential adopter, and the pets in our care.

We want to make sure you are happy, and they are happy!

Nothing is more difficult than getting a pet home and realizing it's not the right fit, we use this process to prevent that hardship and heartbreak for all involved. 


Asia was without doubt a family pet prior. She is well behaved and knows basic commands, most of all she knows what it is to be loved and accepts the love with open paws. She is amazing. Asia is house and kennel trained, walk well on a leash, and is so playful.


She loves playing with toys and her people but would prefer to be an only pet! She also loves to swim in the kiddie pools (needs a life vest for big pools) and her favorite game is fetch. She will keep the same ball for months without chewing it up and loves to take it with her everywhere! Asia is a lover, and longs for her fur-ever family, could it be you?!


Meet Bella! This gorgeous lab mix is looking for her forever home. Bella is a smart girl and has gone through basic obedience training. Bella gets along great with other larger dogs but has a high small animal prey drive so she would not do well in a home with small dogs. Bella has wonderful leash manners and loves to go on outings with our volunteers who all have nothing but wonderful things to say about her! She has great car manners and is very well behaved out in public areas. Bella is crate trained and up to date on vaccinations

Big Ben

Meet Big Ben - an AZK9 (Lost Paws) favorite! He is a lovable "Big" boy with lots of energy and will require daily exercise. He is very smart and has gone through training with our friends at 'Total Dog' where he learned all his basic commands - and now loves to show them off! He is crate trained and housebroken.


Ben's favorite activities are: belly rubs, "working" for treats or praise, running through the sprinklers, hikes, long walks and laying on the couch. Ben would prefer an adult only home where's he's the only pet. Older children who are experienced with large dogs would be fine, too. Unfortunately, he does not like kitties or other dogs. Ben likes to be part of his people's life, so being home alone for long periods of time would not be an ideal situation for him. Because he is so smart, he would make an excellent 'working' dog.


Bindi joined AZK9 Rescue in September of 2011. She was in county for three months and put on the euthanasia list for deterioration mentally and physically. When Lost Paws came to rescue her she weighed 30lbs and is now a healthy 65 lbs of love!


She has her basic training down and is good with other dogs, but an introduction is required. She is physically fit and will need to be exercised regularly. She loves playing tag, tug of war, and wrestling. Bindi listens well, is house/kennel trained and a total ham!


Meet Bowser! Bowser is a big American Bulldog, Boxer mix who is sweet as can be! Bowser has lots of dog friends but often prefers female to male dogs. He is a big handsome boy, and is a great hiking and walking partner. Since he is such a big boy he would have to go into a home without any small children. He is very smart and working on his basic obedience skills. He is kennel trained and has wonderful house manners. 


Meet Celeste! We received a phone call from another shelter asking for our help with this girl. She started having seizures while at the shelter and because of that she was considered un-adoptable. The only option for her was that a rescue would take her - which is where we stepped in.


Now Celeste is in a loving foster home and temporarily on medication to control the seizures. So far, we have not had any episodes and hope that she won't have them anymore. We believe they may have been caused by a medication she was given when she was at the previous shelter, but there's no telling for sure.


Celeste is very sweet, soft and smart. She also loves to play with her k9 friends! She is house broken, kennel trained and knows her basic commands! 


Charlotte is such a cutie-patootie! While at the county shelter, we were approached by a staff member who begged for our help. When Charlotte was originally scheduled to be euthanized, they brought her back, looked into her eyes and just couldn't bring themselves to do it. Charlotte was re-evaluated and passed, but soon, became e-listed again for "fear". After meeting this special girl, we just couldn't say no.


She is such a love bug and SO smart!! Charlotte knows sit, stay, down and is perfecting "roll over". She is a very happy girl who loves attention and loves to go on walks with her people. Charlotte will do best in a home where she is the only pet.


China has a sad story: she once had a home and family loved her, but hard times fell upon them and they had to move. China could not come with. The family did the right thing, and instead of taking her to the crowded shelter, they re-homed her to somebody they thought would care for her. Sadly, they were wrong.


After animal control found her roaming multiple times, finally the family decided they did not want to fix their fence to keep China from roaming. County then picked up China and gave the family a chance to come and pick her up, they decided not to come for her. After evaluation, China was placed on the euthanasia list at the pound because of a medical condition  called Entropion. Which means that her eye lids flip inward and rub the eye raw.


After all she has been through, we could not let her story end like that. She has had the surgery to correct this condition and she is doing great and can now see again perfectly! China is a beautiful dog! She is very playful and loves playing with all of her friends! She loves to go on walks, play with toys, swim and get all kinda of loving! China would make a great addition to any family. She is house and kennel trained, walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. If you would like to meet China and give her the home she so desperately deserves please contact AZK9 Rescue at We know you won't regret it!

CoCo & CiCi

The girls, the chichis, the we aren't talking about what you think we are. We are referring to our our chihuahua sisters, Coco and CiCi! 


These two have tons of nicknames and each nickname is referring to both of them since you never see one without the other. These two adorable girls were dumped in the neighborhood that we live in. It took us days to catch them, frightened they ran and hid from us. Owners were never found so they joined our rescue family and now are waiting for a forever home of their very own. They are very shy of new people but once you have won their trust they will love you to the moon. We would love to see them be adopted together. 2 is always better than 1 right?!


We first met Darby when she was a small puppy around 2-3 mos. old in Feb of 2013. Her family brought her to our spay/neuter clinic and she stood out in a crowd and left an impression on us. So much so, that one of our members took her picture and decided to microchip her because it was clear the family was considering giving her away and we didn't want something bad to happen to her.


Fast forward a year later and we get a call that county had picked her up as a stray. The family had been contacted and claimed they had given her away to someone but didn't remember who and were not at all interested in saving her out of county. Well, we remembered this little girl and saw how terrified she was and picked her up and brought her to one of our foster houses where she is getting the love she deserves. S


She is a very sweet, fun girl! Absolutely obsessed with balls! She likes other dogs, but prefers the company of her humans. Her ideal family would take her for walks or hikes, spoil her with games of fetch and have someone to cuddle on the couch with at the end of the day. 


Meet Dino! This big handsome boy is as sweet as he is beautiful! He does have some medical needs that will have to be addressed by his forever family. He is currently on medication for his thyroid as well as for some pretty intense allergies. He also has some separation anxiety but when home with his family has wonderful house manners! Dino gets along with most dogs but prefers friends who aren't too pushy or dominant.


Meet Dominic! He is a very handsome adult pit bull mix. He loves to play with toys and with his foster sister (Harlow). Dominic is house and kennel trained, knows some commands and walks decent on a leash. Dominic is a bit of a shy guy caused by his abusive past but is currently going through a training program to get him socialized and more comfortable with his surroundings! He is a sweet boy at heart and will with time will love you with all of it. An updated bio will come after his training program!


Gator is an Adult American Bulldog/Pit Bull mix. When we first rescued Gator he was very underweight but is back to full health. He's a smart guy, and very sweet. A true charmer!


Gator loves to play and is a high energy bundle of fun! :) He is house-trained, kennel trained, and is perfecting his basic commands. He loves to go on walks, lay in the kiddie pool, run around the yard, play fetch, and play with other dogs. Due to his more rowdy play style, we think he would do best with a dog that is tolerant of this and can keep up! Gator is learning new things every day and is SO eager to please. If you are interested in Gator, please email us at We know Gator is a very special boy and his perfect forever family is out there waiting for him! 


This smart boy is Houston! When we found him sitting in the county shelter, we immediately knew we wanted him. He had graffiti on his head symbolizing "West Side", and we were all shocked that someone was capable of tagging a dog.


Houston is in a loving foster home now, receiving much needed love and nutrition. He has put on a lot of weight since his intake, and is very food motivated. Houston is also one of the smartest and quickest learner's that AZK9 Rescue currently has. He already knows "sit" and "stay", and we are working on other commands with him. Houston is extremely loving and playful. We are so happy to be able to give this special boy a resting place until he finds his furever home.


Meet Ivy! This smushy faced love muffin was very lucky to find her way to AZK9 Rescu. You see, Ivy had an eye condition where her eye-lashes were flipped over and scratching her eyes every time she blinked. This could make a dog blind. AZK9 got Ivy her surgery and now she can see just fine and she is happy as ever.


Ivy is a very sweet girl, loves to have her back scratched and she loves to be talked to. Ivy prefers to be an only dog in the household. She loves people, is a great player, and listens well. Ivy is also house and kennel trained, and she walks well on a leash. Ivy loves to lay with you on the couch (although she never seems to be able to get comfortable and likes to pick a new spot every few minutes!) She just needs practice being part of a family. Ivy will make a great companion dog, and promises to give you control over the remote!


Myrtle was found abandoned at a busy gas station with her fellow AZK9 rescues Sprout and Luna. Myrtle was in the best shape and was assuming the role of protector of her sweet little family. We believe she is about a year old and a chihuahua corgi mix (just look at those ears!). 


She weighs about 13 pounds and it seems she’s full grown. She loves to play with all of her foster friends, ranging from chihuahuas to pit bulls and even felines!  She is a little nervous around new people initially but warms up quickly.  She would also do well in a home with children. After playtime she loves to snuggle up on the couch too. We are working on potty training and basic commands with her which she is learning quickly with guidance from her foster family. Her favorite games are fetch and tug of war.  Myrtle would be a great addition to any family


"Lucy came into my son, Dominic's life in 2007 when he rescued her as a puppy. Lucy is now a 8 1/2 year old white head brindle Pit Bull. The breed was quite a topic of controversy and Dominic was motivated with a passion to care for her. Lucy became like a child to Dom, he worked with her daily on training and behavior. Lucy quickly became a loving and loyal companion with amazing traits. Dom and Lucy enjoyed long afternoons cruising the green belt on his skate board and lazy afternoons on the couch always by his side. The two were connected at the hip and Dom adored his sweet Lucy girl. Lucy was always welcomed by all his friends and she was always everyones favorite.


Tragically, on November 11, 2011, I lost my beloved son Dominic due to a fatal car accident. Devastated and overwhelmed with grief, I knew I had to take care of Lucy, in honor of my son. His roommate offered to take care of her. It was a relief. She is extremely social and loves all Dom's friends. But as time moved on, so did they. A year later, I had to find another home for Lucy. It was very challenging! I was beside myself because due to the breed and the fact that we all had our own dogs we were unable to keep her. It broke my heart. Once again, I had to find another home which I fortunately was able to do, she quickly adapted.


She is so resilient and loving. But recently, her owner at the time moved to Texas 4 months ago without much warning and did not take Lucy with him. My daughter informed me of a wonderful pit bull rescue, "Lost Paws" (Now AZK9 Rescue) and how they would be the best opportunity for Lucy to find her second chance and the forever home she deserves. Lucy never really recovered from the loss of her Dom but we believe the right family is out there for her to feel that love and compassion once again."


Lucy is a beautiful, strong, loyal and sweet dog. She gets along terrific with children and people however, we would caution her with other pets. She would do BEST as the only pet! She is happy and healthy. She awaits for a forever home to give her all the love and companionship she so deserves. 


Meet Sula! She is a Pit Bull who came to us from the County shelter after spending over a year there due to a “Court Hold”. Her owner did not receive rights to get her back, so the shelter contacted us to see if we could help. At the time of her rescue, Sula had been rapidly losing weight and had little to no interest in interacting with humans after spending over one year in a kennel. She was diagnosed by our vet with something called Shadow Chasing; a form of OCD in dogs where they become obsessed with a certain behavior and repeat it over and over – in Sula’s case it was watching shadows and lights. Sula was also diagnosed with moderate heartworm a few months after she came into our care, but was treated successfully, is healthy now, and has been able to return to normal exercise and activity.


She is an adult dog, spayed, crate-trained, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and walks well on a leash (with a little pulling). She does okay with other dogs her size but like all of our paws, she requires a dog introduction with any new potential four-legged family members. Since she has been in our care in her foster home she has made a complete 180 from when we first got her- she rarely displays the shadow chasing behavior anymore and has become much more attached to humans- she likes to interact, listen, receive treats, and get pets.


Meet this cute boy named Toro. He is a special needs pup. He has Megaesophagus, which is a condition where Toro's esophagus does not function properly. Due to this condition Toro has to eat in a bailey chair, which sits him upright while he eats, and he remains sitting upward in the chair for 30 mins after eating to allow gravity to do the work of a functioning esophagus. Because of this condition Toro cannot eat treats or drink water as a normal dog would and gets his water intake with his food in his bailey chair.


Other than his special eating and drinking needs Toro is a happy, healthy, playful dog! He has many dog friends and in cooler temperatures can even go on short hikes and walks. Toro is a young adult and being born with megaesophagus, he will have the condition for the rest of his life. For more information on Toro send us an email at


Meet Sedona – this beautiful brown eyed girl was adopted from AZK9 a few years ago and unfortunately was recently returned, through no fault of her own. Sedona is good with dogs of her size or larger and currently plays with two other dogs at her foster home. She listens amazingly well, walks well on a leash, and does not jump.


Sedona is a smart girl who loves to please - she knows “sit” and “down” and a few other commands. This girl loves being pet and likes attention from people. She is crate-trained and house-trained. Sedona can’t wait to find her forever family who will give her lots of love and attention. She has a bit of a prey drive so she would do best in a home with no smaller animals.


We found this sweet girl lying alone in a dirt lot while flyering in South Phoenix for our weekly free spay and neuter clinic. We feared the worst and were so relieved when she lifted her head as we approach. 

This poor chihuahua was skin and bones and absolutely filthy. We called her over and she crawled to us and submissively rolled on her back. She was lethargic and noticeably dehydrated. We picked her up and began to ask the surrounding neighbors who she belonged to. Each person recognized her as the little stray that runs around the neighborhood but that she isn't owned and nobody is caring for her. This was very clear to us. It only would be a matter of time before she would be hit by a car or literally starve or freeze to death. This poor girl had no one looking out for her until we came strolling down the street.

We do want to make something very clear before we continue her story. We do not go into this community looking to take people's dogs. We have worked in this community long enough to understand how it works. Many dogs are allowed to run free and though we don't believe dogs should run free for many reasons, we also believe in education and law enforcement. The best we can do is try to talk with owners about leash laws and the dangers and liability of allowing your pet to run loose in hopes of strengthening the human-animal bond and the benefits of a pet being part of the family.


Back to Juniper's story, as you may have guessed we rescued this sweet girl. As we we found Juniper, sadly, AZK9 founder Jessica was losing her beloved best friend Presley. Presley was Jessica's best friend for many years and our hearts are with her and her husband Ben. We asked that they give our special little rescue a name in honor of Presley. They named her Juniper after Juniper Park in Chicago where Jessica used to take Presley when she was a puppy to play. We think it's perfect.

Sadly Juniper had to be hospitalized at Vetmed. Juni had what looked like a ruptured gallbladder, an infection, her liver values were high and she was jaundice. She underwent surgery that was successful and she is now back home with us! Juniper was a lucky recipient of PACC911's Lulu's Angel Fund and we are sincerely grateful for their support in her urgent time of need. It was also recently discovered that she has Tick Fever and is currently being treated. 

We are so lucky we found her when we did. Juniper is a total lap dog and loves to be held and snuggled. She would be fine with calm dogs and children as long as they are gentle as she is very tiny and fragile. She would be the perfect companion for someone who is home all the time and needs a friend as she is happiest when she is snuggled up near you!


Morty found himself at the county pound and his volunteer friends went into overdrive when he wound up on the e-List. We were so thrilled to take in this gorgeous hunk! He had the most adorable underbite and would give "Grumpy Cat" a run for his money, but here's the thing: he's not grumpy! At all! He is such a sweet boy and a total love, happy to sit near you playing with toys or giving you lots of sloppy kisses. He is crate trained, potty trained, takes treats like a pro and will sit on command. He loves going on car rides and would make a great rode trip pawtner. Morty is great on a leash and loves his walks and meeting new people. He'd probably be best with older kids, as younger kids and their energy overwhelm him. He loves playing with his playmates at the rescue. He is a total ham, everyone that meets him falls in love with him writhing minutes. He's just that special. Come to meet him and you'll see why!


Meet Naomi! Naomi was recently returned to the rescue with her daughter Ella, for no fault of their own. Their human dad became very ill and his health was compromised having the dogs in the home. Their mom, who loved them both very much had to make the very tough decision to bring them back to the rescue. It was a hard decision but in the end it will be the best thing for all involved. Many may remember when Naomi and her two daughters joined the rescue. One day when we were hosting a free spay and neuter clinic in Sunnyslope, a man on a bike road up and dropped a box right in front of the spay and neuter van and drove away. Inside the box was Naomi and her hour old babies. Naomi was the best mom and we absolutely adored her two little babies, Ashley and Wynonna. Ashley and her mom were adopted to their forever home together and sadly we never thought we would be looking for a forever home for them again but here we are. The girls are both good with dogs and could possibly live with cats. Both girls love people. Naomi can be a little standoffish at first but warms up quickly. When out playing with other dogs in the yard they are both very independent from each other. They could be adopted together or separately. We would be happy with either, we just want them to be loved and cherished in a forever home. Naomi is a bit chunky and we are now helping her lose the weight. She is going on daily walks and smaller portions. She loves to lay by your side on the sofa and get belly rubs. This girl is a great size for a smaller pet, not too small or too large, she is perfect.


Stevie joined AZK9 after she was put on the euthanasia list at county due to a limp from soft tissue damage, and for her mange. AZK9 couldn’t resist her cute face, so they scooped her up and started treatment right away. Unfortunately, Stevie was a rare case and the standard mange treatment not only didn’t work for her, but actually caused damage to her brain, affecting her behaviorally and physically.


Despite this challenge, they found a treatment that worked and her mange was ultimately cured. Stevie is healthy now, but needs a special diet and vitamins to help with her allergies and to help maintain a healthy coat. Her favorite hobbies include tug-o-war, playing fetch, watching birds at the park, and coffee dates with her human buddies.


Stevie is always showing off her goofy personality, and always ends up as the life of the party when she’s out in public. She loves people of all ages (supervised belly rubs from kids are her favorite). However, she would do best in a home with no children or older children that understand her behavioral quirks and can avoid behaviors that might spook her. Stevie would prefer not to share her humans with other four-legged family members, so a pet-free home would fit her best. Stevie is crate trained and ready to find her new family.


A full bio on Burton is coming soon!

If you would like more information on him now, please email us at


Meet Rocky! Rocky was found wandering alone and confused in downtown Phoenix. When he was found he had a purple paint substance, sprayed all over his body, he was skinny and dirty, just a completely neglected young pup. Rocky was found outside the Hard Rock Cafe, hence the name Rocky and luckily the awesome workers of HRC took him in and contacted us.


In such a short life Rocky had already experienced, abuse, neglect and abandonment. Someone had tried to do a home crop job on his tail by tying a rubber band on his tail. This is not only terrible, but  outright abuse. The purple all over him was equine antibiotic spray that had been sprayed all over him after he was injured and never taken to a vet. We can't imagine what the beginning of his life was like but we are so happy that our lives crossed paths and that we were able to give him a second chance! He is a wonderful boy who truly deserves it!


Nya was found as a stray in Central Phoenix, and turned in to an animal hospital where (at that time) one of our volunteers worked. She had decided to take Nya home, foster her and find her a forever family.


Nya is a very sweet docile animal, and has a very gentle disposition. She is an adult dog, spayed, and microchipped. Nya has been socialized with dogs and cats, and would do well with a family with children ages 5 and up.


Nya knows all of her commands, is house/crate trained, walks well on a leash and loves run beside a bike! Her only drawback is that she does have slight anxiety and suffers from what is known as "storm phobia" which is where whenever a storm moves in, she gets very distraught and feels unsafe. She has medication for her anxiety during these times but will need someone who is able to work with her.


Nya's everyday anxiety is easily treated with a Thunder Vest! She is truly a wonderful family dog, and would love nothing more than to be a part of a family with other dogs and kids. Nya loves a good snuggle, and her favorite thing in the world is a good long belly rub.


Meet Vienna! This little girl was put on the e-list at county for a URI. We could not let this lovable girl die for something that is so simple to treat. Vienna is very playful and loves other dogs. However, she does get a little rough when playing so she will need a companion that can keep up!


Vienna is house broken and kennel trained (although she can not hold her potty for LONG periods of time). She is also working on perfecting her basic commands. She is very food and toy motivated. Vienna will do best in a home with no cats and older children. She loves to go on walks, eat bully sticks, chase birds, play tug-o-war, fetch and swim in the kitty pool. (Vienna loves water and the kitty pool but has not learned to swim in a deep pool yet). If you would like to meet Vienna please contact AZK9 Rescue at She is a ball of fun and any family will be so lucky to be loved by her!


Meet Iris...again. Today’s forecast: Cloudy with a chance of new beginnings ? We rescued this sweet girl as a ‘Christmas Save’ back in 2011 so she wouldn’t have to spend the holidays alone.  She was a youngster then, maybe about 10 months old and she quickly found a home, I mean how could you not scoop her up? Look at that face right?! ? All roads looked to be heading for a happy ending, however unbeknownst to us, circumstances in her house changed and she was rehomed without our knowledge. Fast forward to now, where we got a call that she was found as a stray so we contacted the owner who stated he did not want her back so we hopped in the car and picked her up and oh how that smile has gotten bigger and better with age girly ? We decided that with this new start, a new name is in order as well, one that symbolizes and represents who she is now, a beautiful girl who doesn’t deserve to be passed around, she deserves to be treated like the loving family member she is. During this whole experience the number 7 kept popping up, it was 7 years ago we rescued her, she is now back with us in July, the 7th month, and as we were driving away from county, we passed under a rainbow, there are 7 colors of the rainbow, then it all clicked, just like when a storm passes and everything becomes clear, just like her story, the rain and dark clouds are gone, and what’s ahead will equal the beauty of a rainbow. So everybody please welcome Iris, our sweet smiley goddess of the rainbow.

Iris is good with male dogs her size. She is well-behaved and loves to be where you are. Iris loves children and would be a great companion for a family or a single person in need of a very best friend.


Piper is a sweet spayed female who is around 6 years old. She was found abandoned in a trailer when she was originally rescued by Lost Paws/AZK9, that was the beginning of Piper’s journey with us. Since then Piper has been in and out of the rescue several times, her adopters have let her down. Her AZK9 family loves her and will never give up on her. Piper likes to walk and go on hikes, rides well in the car, and loves people. She would do best as the only pet but could possible live with a submissive male dog that is just looking to co-exist with a friend. She could also possibly live with a dog savvy cat. She would do best with older children. She bonds quickly to people and would love nothing more than to find her forever home soon! Piper is crate-trained, house-trained, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. She is an affectionate girl who would love a  chance at a real family! For more information or to meet Piper, email us at


Meet Hope! Hope is a very sweet loving girl who had a rough start to life. This girl was taking in by a lady who saw Hope being beat up in the street by a group of kids. When she took her in she contacted Azk9 she had told us she was unable to foster because she already had three dogs. When we showed up to pick up Hope she had cigarette burns all over he and was pregnant. When we got her to the vet we the found out that she was past due and had complications with her babies and they died inside her. After we got Hope back to full health she was adopted by a family that promised to love her forever, but sadly they adopted another dog that didn’t get along with Hope. And in the end Hope was the one that had to go. Hope was lucky though because her rescue family had her back and opened our arms to her promising we would do our best that next time would be forever and ever.



Hope is a joy to be around and the definition of a clown dog. Hope is house and kennel trained, loves people, walks well on a leash, loves to play with toys and may do well with submissive male dogs. She would also love to be a four legged sister to a home with kids. If you are interested in meeting Hope or would like more information about her and her story please contact us at


Zuko is a fun and playful mid-aged pup and around 40 lbs. He loves running and playing with his doggie friends and can't resist taking a dip in the kiddie pools! He is a very smart boy who is potty trained, and picked up using the doggie door in just minutes! He is working on proper leash manners as well as basic commands. He is a quick learner and will do just about anything for a cookie which makes training with him a lot of fun! Zuko would do best in a calm home with adults only. Please contact AZK9 at for more information on this sweet boy.


Our sweet Lola. Lola was one of our original rescues back in 2010. She has been adopted twice, and through no fault of her own she has lost her home both times. Poor Lola. She wants nothing more in her senior years than a family that will commit to her, offering her all the love and companionship that she has to give in return.

Lola loves water and happily swims and plays in it any chance she gets. She’s a beautiful girl, loves walks and just being with her people. She’d be happy spending the weekend taking a road trip across town or snuggled up on the couch for your favorite series marathon. Lola LOVES kids! She would be best as an only dog, but with all the love she has to give, she’s all you will need. Interested in knowing more about Lola, contact her rescue family for more info at


This is little Luna, she is available for adoption through AZK9 rescue! Luna was found abandoned at a busy gas station with her fellow AZK9 rescues Sprout and Myrtle.  Luna was in very rough shape when she was found; she was underweight and visibly experiencing a lot of pain in her joints. After lots of love, food, and medical care, this girl is now a healthy weight and on her road to recovery. After rounds of antibiotics and steroids Luna is the happiest pup. While we still don’t know the exact cause of her issues, we are making sure to provide the medical care she needs for follow up bloodwork and examinations. She does have an old fracture in her front left leg that is not repairable but she gets around just fine regardless. She is about 2-3 years old and a chihuahua terrier mix and full grown at a now healthy weight of about 12 pounds. Luna LOVES to play with all of her foster friends which includes multiple dogs ranging in size and cats. She is so happy to run around the yard and chase her sister Myrtle and play with toys.  She is a little nervous around new people initially but warms up quickly.  We are working on potty training and basic commands with her which she is learning quickly with guidance from her foster family.  If you are looking for a little dog with a big, loving personality Luna is it! 


Meet Linus, this goofy shepherd mix boy originally came to us with his litter as a newborn puppy, you may remember the litter as the “Peanut’s Puppies," along with his mom Peppermint Patty. He was adopted as a puppy but after having some problems with their dog, it was decided a different environment for Linus would be best. He is now looking for a new home. Linus takes a little while to warm up to new people, but once he gets comfortable he is one of the most fun and silly dogs you could meet. His happiness is contagious and he runs around the yard with a spring in his step. 


Linus is working on his basic obedience and is a superstar! He is extremely treat motivated and has excelled in his positive reinforcement class. Linus does well around dogs on leash and is building his confidence around them off leash. Linus currently goes out with 2 canine friends and does well with dogs who are playful but not too pushy or dominant in their play style. Because Linus is shy we recommend older children or a less busy home with patient family who understands his need for time to get to know new people. 

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