Abbot and More Pets Going Up for Adoption at Phoenix-Area Animal Shelters This Week – The Arizona Republic | Wonder Mind Kids

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 6.5 million pets enter animal shelters each year nationwide. Of these, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic features a handful of the many pets put up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Abbot: A dashing dog

Interested adopters can view available pets like Abbot and make an appointment online at

Always elegant in his naturally chic tuxedo, Abbot is sure to turn heads wherever he goes. Even when he was found badly matted as a stray in early September, his cuteness still shone through.

Rescued by a veterinarian from the Arizona Humane Society in early September, it was clear that this 10-year-old Shih Tzu had miraculously managed to seemingly survive on the streets for quite a while. A true testament to Abbot’s spirit and drive.

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