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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The economic hard times affect not only people but also pets, and when Lycan’s family was forced to downsize to an apartment they soon discovered that their new landlord wouldn’t allow even the smallest four-legged roommates. So with a tearful goodbye, this pint-size Chihuahua was dropped off at the Arizona Humane Society.

With age comes wisdom and at the mature age of seven Lycan is well past the rowdy puppy stage. Instead of chewing shoes and seeking mischievous adventures, Lycan would much rather sleep in on the weekends or cuddle on the couch. He has proven himself to be a perfect gentleman and in addition to mastering all the basic commands he is house, leash and crate trained.

He likes short strolls around the park early in the morning and during the afternoons he likes to take long naps on a cozy dog bed. This pampered pooch has become accustomed to living a “cushy lifestyle” and hopes to be spoiled by his new family.

Lycan seems to really enjoy the company of kids but a family meet-and-greet is recommended so bring the whole family, including your current canine, to the shelter to meet him.

He is available NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion located at 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee is just $35 since is a Prime Time dog. This fee includes his neuter 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 A307269 or log on to

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,