AHS Pet of the Week - Sweetie

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Sweetie is a one-year-old dog who has never experienced companionship, love or the joys of a family lifestyle. Sadly, this gentle Pit bull terrier has spent her entire life outdoors and as a result from the extreme Arizona weather conditions, she arrived at AHS with a terrible sunburn down her back.

After being treated in the Second Chance Animal Hospital™ she has made a full recovery and she is now fit as a fiddle. Although life has been hard thus far, Sweetie hangs on to hope and with a determined spirit she insists carry on. This sensational dog is looking for a sensational home with a family who will keep her indoors the majority of the time and shower her with an endless amount of love.

Sweetie has a very outgoing and bubbly personality, and she is always ready to romp in the yard with other lighthearted dogs while playing with stuffed toys - her favorite! After a few hours of fun, she likes to relax inside with the family and chew on Kong toys or bones and nap on the couch. She loves hanging out children, and in exchange for a belly rub she will cover the kids’ cheeks with soft kisses.

Sweetie is very close to being housetrained and during her stay at the shelter she has learned the “sit” command. A family introduction is required to ensure a perfect match.

She is available at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope facility located at 9226 N 13th Ave. in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $110. This fee includes her spay surgery, vaccines, a colorful collar and leash, an AHS I.D. tag and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about this pet, please call (602) 997-7586 ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A298540 or log on to www.azhumane.org.

Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has many more wonderful pets that also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other homeless dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all our adoptable animals right now, www.azhumane.org/findapet.