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 email@example.com. This information give us an opportunity to learn about your home, family, and lifestyle to ensure we find you a forever match.
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 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.
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!
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 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 AZK9org@gmail.com. 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!