Angelo and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

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 […]

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.

Angelo: A very special dog 

If you are interested in Angelo, please go to azfriends.org, fill out a consultation form, and head to the adoption center.

Angelo is a sweet 5-year-old, 10 pound Chihuahua that joined Friends for Life recently from the county as a stray.  He is a special dog looking for a special home.

He has some hair loss due to a previous trauma – possibly from another animal, but he won’t tell anyone what happened. His skin should recover with good nutrition and time. He has a bone spur near his lumbar L7 and mild spinal arthritis. No surgery needed, but he may require pain management as he ages. For now, he is on Vetri-disk, which is a supplement to aid spinal conditions. Blood work for his dental all came back within normal ranges and his dental will be scheduled soon.  

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