Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.
Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.
Ghost Bear: A loveable large lap dog
As handsome and cuddly as they come, Ghost Bear most certainly has earned his name as he is often described as a big ‘ole teddy bear. The 7-year-old