Who We Are:
In Simone La Bone's honor, and to honor all the doggies we have loved, we accept Cocker Spaniels and other small dogs who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless. We accept doggies turned in by their owners when circumstances don't allow them to keep their pets. We accept strays and doggies from the county shelters and anyone given to us by the AZ Humane Society. We accept doggies from out of state, even though we only adopt within the state of AZ. Finally, since we are now whelping experts, we accept pregnant small breed or small mixed breed dogs.
We will never refuse to accept a dog into our rescue just because the owner cannot afford to give us a surrender donation. That said, our funding comes entirely from adoption donations and our own shallow pockets. Please note that we are not a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation, so any free will donation you might care to make to our dogs will not serve as a tax deduction for you.
Adopting a friend:
Our mission is to be sure that the dogs in our care are never homeless again. Therefore, we exert our best efforts to ensure a perfect match between the dog and the applicants. Home visits are done whenever possible and will be arranged after a completed application has been approved by our Adoption Committee.
In some cases, the dog will accompany our home inspection team to “Meet & Greet” the applicant. We honor any clearly expressed preference the dog may show for one family over another, all other things being equal. If all goes well, an adoption may be awarded at the time of the introduction.
Generally, we do not adopt to families with children under the age of 10, for the sake of all concerned. Exceptions may be made, depending on our knowledge of the dog.
We all work full time, so please be patient and allow us at least 24-48 hours to reply to your email. We're usually quicker, but need your understanding if we can't be.
There is a nonrefundable adoption donation upon adoption of $325.00 in cash for adults and senior dogs, and $425.00 in cash for puppies 14 months and younger. This helps to offset expenses, and represents a substantial savings to you over what you would pay for a dog from wither a pet shop or breeder, PLUS their vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, vet exams, microchip, socialization and training.
We prefer to make instate adoptions and much prefer Maricopa County; however, we have, when it was the most perfect match, adopted some of our most beloved rescued doggies to folks residing in more distant AZ counties.
We will never ship a dog anywhere, so please don't even ask us.
We regret that we cannot "hold" dogs for you. Once your application is submitted, please be prepared to “Meet & Greet” and adopt the dog quickly. Other homeless dogs, who might otherwise be euthanized, are waiting for rescue space. We thank you immensely for your understanding.