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. 



Meet Chevy! This adorable boy is ready for a home of his very own. We have enjoyed having Chevy in our foster home and watching him grow into the big, strong boy he is today. At 6 months old he is ready to leave the nest on his next adventure, a forever home. Chevy is extremely smart and will need a family dedicated to training, structure and exercise. He’s a happy boy, loves playing with toys and wrestling with other dogs. He is crate trained and potty trained. He is learning basic commands and loves to work for treats. Chevy is great on a leash and loves to go for daily walks. He would also love a family that is active, one who might like to take him along for a hike when the weather is nice. Also this boy is such a water dog. Playing in the puppy pool is his absolute favorite. Though we aren’t 100% sure of his breed he’s got sweet soulful eyes, a thick coat, bouncy ears and 100% adorable.


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.

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Meet Levi!

Just a beautiful smile on a beautiful dog. Levi recently rejoined this rescue family after being surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society, thank goodness her microchip lead her back to her rescue family. We rescued Levi as a pup and 7 years later she is now looking to find a forever home. What we have learned about Levi since she came back to the rescue is that she is an incredibly sweet, well-behaved girl looking for her new people to shower her with love. She wants more than anything to be part of a family again.

Levi loves everyone she meets. She knows basic commands and does well on a leash. She would love a family who would take her with them on walks and road trips. By your side is where she is happy to be. Levi likes the company of other polite dogs. 

If you are interested in meeting Levi, please contact


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. 

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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! 

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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.

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Meet Nakita!

Beautiful Natita recently returned to the rescue after spending years in a loving forever home. Things have changed in the home and they were no longer able to keep Nakita so she found her way back to her rescue family beginning a new search for a forever home. 


Nakita is a sweet senior girl full of personality. She loves to play with toys and have movie nights with her people. She is well adjusted to living in a home and is very well behaved. She loves children and being part of a family that has children to play with her. She needs to be the only pet in the home. Nakita would love to found by forever people that are looking to give a beautiful vintage puppy a place to call home forever. Look at that beautiful smoky and big goofy ears. She is a total doll.


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.

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Meet Burton, a goofy hound mix! Burton needs slow introductions when meeting new people, but once he gets to know you he is your best friend and a ball of love! We are continually working with him and helping him gain confidence around other dogs but Burton would do best in a home without any other pets and no small children. He needs an adopter with the patience and commitment to help him along and become the companion we all know he can be!

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Who remembers the Raggedy Andy doll? Well you could have your very own  Waggedy Andy dog. This vintage puppy is twice as cute and will provide endless entertainment and love. Andy has a long history here with his rescue family but we are holding out hope that a wonderful family, with no other pets will come along to provide him a forever home... at 11 years old he is still active and would love a family that would take him on walks. He would be best with older children. He’s well behaved and well adjusted to living in a home.  He’s a pure clown dog and ready to make his way into the hearts of a wonderful family. For more information or to meet Andy, email 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.

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