Mellow Kiko needs for a forever family

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- The realization of being homeless sank in quickly when this boxer mix arrived at the Arizona Humane Society and moments after saying goodbye to the only owner he’s ever known, Kiko timidly crawled through the shelter to his assigned kennel.

It was Wednesday, and if he were at home he would’ve spent the morning mingling with other dogs at the dog park and the afternoon on the couch napping. However, this particular Wednesday his entire world was turned upside down and the life he once knew had vanished just as quickly as his owner, who moved out of state.

At the age of five, this mellow dog simply wants to sleep at the foot of a loving owner’s bed, go for a walk around the neighborhood each morning, chew on rawhides, lay in the sunshine on a cool day, roll in the cool grass and receive a good belly rub every now and then from any available dog lover. Being a middle-aged dog means he is experienced and well-mannered. He knows the house rules, is leash and housetrained and has a firm grip on all of the basic commands.

Easygoing and mellow, his only request is no felines. He is good with kids and other mellow dogs but a family meet and greet is required to ensure a good match.

He is available NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope facility located at 9226 North 13th Avenue in Phoenix. His adoption fee is just $35 since he is a Prime Time dog. This adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccines, a colorful leash and collar with 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 A362598 or log on to www.azhumane.org.