May 1 is National Black Dog Day. Black dogs are more difficult to adopt than other color dogs. For the next few days Tucson Tails will be listing some Southern Arizona black dogs available for adoption. If you are a shelter or rescue and have a black dog you want listed, please send a jpg (don’t embed in the document) plus some text (name/age/traits/contact info/etc.) to email@example.com
Guinevere, aka Gwen is a 1 or 2 year old spayed female German short-haired pointer mix who is vivacious, affectionate, and loves having another high energy dog to romp around & cuddle with. Her favorite thing in the world is water — whether it’s a kiddie pool, the garden hose or a sprinkler! She is a svelte, athletic, and a very leggy 65 pounds. Gwen is current on vaccines, is micro-chipped, housebroken, crate trained, and knows basic commands.
She is available; an adoption fee and home visit apply. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-334-7171
Tony is rising to great heights from his humble beginnings. Found cruising a busy section of Broadway in January, 1 year old Tony, a pit bull mix, was delivered to safety and is now making the most of his second chance. This mild-mannered and eager to please pup is already proving to be a genius in the Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Canine College program. Tony shines as he shows off his instant and precise watch me, sit, down and come. Tony gets along famously with most dogs and would be delighted to meet all of the members of your family today at the HSSA!
Tony – #745960 ADOPTED!
Spunky is a 3 year old Lhasa Apso/Min Poodle mix who spent the first three years of his life locked out in the backyard. Fur was gone around his neck and he scratched his skin raw in some areas. After months of vet visits, baths, and good food his fur is growing back in and Spunky is looking much better. Special needs: Skin allergies controlled with diet.
Spunky is a happy go lucky dog that loves to cuddle in your lap while having belly rubs. He’s a very friendly and affectionate dog. Spunky loves stuffed toys and rolling on the couch. He’s also crate trained and uses the doggy door. Spunky gets along with dogs his size and would make a wonderful companion for senior.
You can meet Spunky on Saturdays at the Petco on Broadway/Craycroft from 11 am -2 pm. For more information, please visit the website at or call 520-349-8637.
Four-year-old Dylan is being fostered with two older greyhounds and enjoys being part of a pack. Dylan brings youthful energy, and the two older greys provide a calming influence. Dylan tolerates kids, although he is not drawn to them. Dylan is house-trained using a doggie door. Dylan is not crated because he doesn’t have behavior issues. He handles grooming without fuss. Dylan loves toys! This gentle, loving greyhound could be a long-time companion as a second or third dog in a pack. No cats or small dogs.
Champ is an 8-9 year old neutered pure breed Labrador Retriever needing a forever home. He is very sweet and loving. He has some arthritis and needs to lose weight which should greatly help his arthritis. He also has thunder storm anxiety which has been controlled with a sedative. General blood work values were all normal including thyroid level. He is heartworm negative as well. He is currently on anti inflammatory medication for his arthritis, as well as science diet r/d for weight loss. Champ gets along great with other dogs. If interested, please contact Tucson Cold Wet Noses.
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