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Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to theAmerican 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 Republichighlights 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.

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Goob, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.(Photo: Arizona Humane Society)

As if his squishy, kissable face was not cute enough this adorable goober is appropriately named Goob to match his quirky, unique personality. The 4-year-old Sharpei mix was brought to the Arizona Humane Society in April after a Good Samaritan took him to a local emergency animal clinic for treatment when they found him wandering the streets of Phoenix as an injured stray.

Alerted to this pup in need, an AHS Emergency Animal Medical Techniciantransferred this boy to the shelters animal trauma hospital where it was found he had wounds on his legs and discharge from one of his eyes. After about a week and a half of treatment, Goob found himself ready for his forever home and is a great example of the almost 12,000 sick and injured stray pets treated in the facility each year.

Much to the amazement of those who know this handsome pup, Goob continues to be overlooked by potential adopters each day and has found himself as the longest resident of AHS at more than 90 days in the shelter. A staff favorite due to his fun-loving spirit and perfect mixture of energetic and calm, goofy Goob is hoping there is a family out there who would love to give him the forever home he deserves.

Goob is extremely smart, a huge fan of playing soccer and fetch, as well as the most perfect gentleman when taking treats. He does really well with people but may do best in a home with kids who are at least eight years of age due to his energy levels and would be great for a home with no other pups and a big back yard for him to get his wiggles out in.

How to adopt: The Arizona Humane Societys adoption locations remain closed as the shelter continues to heal and rehabilitate pets coming in but its Virtual Matchmaking Adoptions by appointment is available to place pets with their forever families. Interested adopters can view available pets, like Goob, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

If you are interested in meeting Robin and Rosa, please call Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246.(Photo: Sun Cities 4 Paws)

The song How Sweet it is To Be Loved By You" comes to mind when Robin and Rosa snuggle as they so often do. These 5-year-old lovebirds were adopted together as kittens, although not related. Now, unfortunately, their owner is unable to keep them.

Rosa, the tabby, is a bit on the shy side and lets Robin, gray and white, take center stage. They are a sweet friendly pair who enjoy attention in the form of brushing and petting, with a little sweet talk thrown in as well. This twosome will make a great addition to a loving household. Two is always better than one!

How to adopt: Roda and Robin are currently at Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 11129 Michigan Avenue, Youngtown. Please call 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246 after 10 a.m.

Adoptions are Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Other adoptable cats are at Surprise PetSmart, 13764 Bell Road, and Lake Pleasant Towne Center PetSmart, 25372 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.

Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Dude, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.(Photo: Arizona Humane Society)

With such a handsome face and cool attitude, it is no wonder this 3-year-old longhair guy isnt known as The Dude! However, this kitty has not had the best experience recently, as Dude was found by a Good Samaritan after he was abandoned in a crate in an apartment complex. An important and stark reminder that the Arizona Humane Society not only helps pets in need but also people who need resources for their furry family members.

Luckily, Dude was found in time and was relatively healthy but in need of treatment for a kitty cold due to the stress of the situationhe found himself in. Even though he knows what a great looking cat he is, this kitty always stays down to earth and only demands a little less than a lot of attention from anyone who is around him. Always rubbing his cheeks on anything near him, including door frames, his two-legged friends and, well, anything around him really Dude has a lot of affection to give to his future family.

Dude is an absolute cuddle bug who sometimes needs a little too much attention and will definitely let you know when he is not getting enough. However, cat behavior specialists at AHS believe that with plenty of play time, exercise and a healthy amount of attention, it should help Dude get into the swing of living in a new home and adjust to not getting attention 24/7.

How to adopt: The Arizona Humane Societys adoption locations remain closed as the shelter continues to heal and rehabilitate pets coming in but its Virtual Matchmaking Adoptions by appointment is available to place pets with their forever families. Interested adopters can view available pets, like Dude, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt. Additionally, adult cats one year and over like this sweet boy have waived adoption fees during the month of July!

Kelsey Dickerson, Arizona Humane Society

Friends For Life requires an appointment be made for anyone interested in meeting Stevie. Please go to its website at azfriends.org.(Photo: Friends For Life Animal Rescue)

Stevie is a domestic short-haired female grey tabby with white markings. She's about fiveyears old. Stevie is a very sweet girl with a great personality. She loves her people and entertains her loved ones with her cute antics.

Volunteers at the adoption center believe Stevie would prefer to be an only cat because she does enjoy keeping her people all to herself.

How to adopt: Stevie's adoption fee is $125.At Friends for Life Animal Rescue, all animals are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and cats are tested for FELV/FIV. Friends for Life's adoption center is located at 952 W. Melody Avenue in Gilbert.

Since Friends for Life is following COVID-19 guidelines, an appointment would need to be made to meet Stevie. Please visitazfriends.orgwhere you'll see a pop-up appear with instructions on how to make an appointment and fill out a consultation form prior to meeting Stevie.

Jannelle Cosgriff, Friends for Life

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