Hercules 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 check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Millie: Affectionate and loving cat

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Millie, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Although she may have a “new do,” just in time for summer, this sweet domestic longhair kitty is still as cute as ever. Adorable Millie is a 5-year-old domestic longhair

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Greater Alexandria Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Bb8 & More

Want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in Greater Alexandria and environs are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Virginia, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for your new family pet,

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Houston Pets Up For Adoption: Spark, Stella, Lola & More

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in Texas — and many of them are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for your

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Mercer Island Pets Now Up For Adoption: Sapphire & More

Want to add to your family and give back to the Mercer Island community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Mercer Island are still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider starting at a local shelter like Seattle Humane The Humane Society For Seattle King County, where Petunia the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets

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Edmonds Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Monster, Albie, Winston & More

Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Edmonds community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in Edmonds and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

In the search for an adorable new friend, consider beginning at a local shelter like The Kitty Catfe, where Mark the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year

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