Frisky fellow looks for his forever home

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If you're looking for a new four-legged friend to share your home, we might have just the dog for you.

His name is “Pachino,” and he's a beagle-chihuahua mix.

“He is three years old, and he is up and ready for adoption,” says Emilie Sinur with the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

Pachino likes to play, and he likes toys. He is also very curious, and would probably like other dogs and kids.

He had a rough road getting to the AAWL. “He was at the county shelter,” says Sinur, also pointing out a bite scar on Pachino's neck. “But it doesn't seem to bother him.”

For more information please call 602-273-6852 or visit

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We are located at 30 N. 40th Place in Phoenix.

AAWL is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Each animal is pre-screened by a pet behavior specialist and veterinarian. All dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered, are updated on their shots and will go home with a microchip inserted. Adoption fees and pet pictures and profiles are listed at, and all dogs and cats are ready for adoption immediately!

AAWL provides adoption, resource and education programs that improve the quality of life for dogs and cats. AAWL's shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 2,400 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need. Founded in 1971 by Amanda Blake, "Miss Kitty" of TV's "Gunsmoke" fame, AAWL's priority is to take in adoptable animals from other shelters where they might be euthanized and to care for them until each is adopted into a loving, lifetime home. AAWL receives no government funding and is supported solely by donations and memberships.?