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It’s not unusual to hear about individuals looking to get a dog visiting a local pet store or breeder to make their purchase. We believe there’s a better and more humane way to get a dog … get him from one of our local Phoenix Animal Shelters where you’ll have an incredible number of dogs to choose from. And, by getting a dog at one of our shelters, you’re freeing up space for another rescue. Most potential dog owners are surprised when they find out how easy it is to get the pet they’ve been looking for at one of our Phoenix Animal Shelters.
People love pets. They’re cute, cuddly and fun! But having a pet involves much more than just love. There’s a huge commitment involved; pets need food and water, medical care and lots of attention. Unfortunately, with all of these responsibilities, many people find that they are in over their heads. The result is a large number of unwanted pets. That’s where MCACC comes in. We take in more than 46,000 dogs and cats in Maricopa County need us each year! MCACC strives to take care of animals and to be proactive and offer programs to prevent problems before they occur. For example, Maricopa County’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) helps reduce the unwanted pet population through the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs.
We envision a world in which all people regard companion animals as lifelong, valued family members; embrace their responsibility for the welfare of animals; and respect, value and protect the animals with whom we share this earth.
Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
HALO is an acronym that stands for Helping Animals Live On. It is a succinct, four-word definition of what we are here for. It is the reason each and every employee and volunteer puts two feet on the ground. It is a passion that goes beyond just loving dogs and cats. It is a driving force in our lives; to make this community, this world, a safe place for homeless pets.
Located in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, HALO Animal Rescue is a safety net for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year. We are a no-kill facility, which means we never euthanize an animal because we have run out of room, but it also means we are limited in the animals we can take in at any given time. Our specialty is to provide a refuge to those pets who might otherwise be destroyed at other Valley shelters for reasons such as a treatable injury, illness, or those who are too scared or too young to go up for adoption at their time of arrival.
After choosing a dog at one of our Phoenix Animal Shelters, you’ll want to get him trained as soon as possible. To help you in this area we have created a guide for dog training in Phoenix. Many new dog owners decide to get their dog trained in a group environment with classes at local parks or pet stores. Others prefer to have a professional dog trainer train their dog, although the cost can get to be pretty expensive. Most dog owners, however, prefer to train the dog themselves and begin to build their relationship with their new furry friend. We believe you should take your time and do some research before making a decision as to who you want to train your dog.
Our Inside Out Basic Obedience Series feature Jason Rae and his breakthrough positive training methods that produce fantastic results. These videos cover the how-to in dog training and the psychology of working with dogs. Another great series is our Solving Dog Behavior Problems Series, which shows owners how they can solve their dog’s behavior problems themselves, again only using positive methods and without hurting the dog in any way. The programs show how to solve 20 of the most common dog behavior problems.
The number one thing to remember though is this … make sure you go to one of the Phoenix Animal Shelters to get your dog. You’ll know you made the right decision.