At 10 months old, Cupcake still has kitten energy to spare. The folks at AZ RESCUE say she LOVES to play, whether it’s chasing a tossed ball or toy mouse or capturing a wand toy. But this sweetie is just as enthusiastic about cuddling up to a human and enjoying lap warming, brushing, petting, ear rubs, chin scratches and head massages. They say if you pick her up, she’ll snuggle up as close as possible – and may even drape herself around the back of your neck.
Divorce affects every member of the family — even the pets. Such is the case with Boomer, a 12-year-old male cattledog mix who was adopted many years ago, but is now homeless due to a divorce in the family. The folks from Friends for Life animal rescue say Boomer is a sweet, gentle guy with a very waggily tail. He loves being with people, but does not like cats. He thinks cats are there simply for him to chase.
One-year-old Contessa, “Tessa” for short, is experiencing things now she should have experienced when she was a puppy. But as a pup, Tessa lived in the backyard instead of being part of a family. As a result, she now needs the training she should have had from the beginning.
Butterfly, described by Arizona Friends for Life as "an absolute sweetheart of a dog," needs a special, loving home while she recovers from tick fever. This adult American bulldog mix was also suffering from a skin condition and untreated allergies when she was found as a stray.
When Maxie, a 2-year-old dachshund mix was rescued, she had already been a mom to several litters of puppies, was skinny, hairless, and scheduled to be euthanized. But the folks at AZ RESCUE took her in and today, Maxie is back on her feet, full of energy — and full of love to share. Referred to as the “kissing bandit,” Maxie loves other dogs and people, jumping into your arms to give you a kiss.
Like too many pets in the Valley, Mischief, a 6-year-old rottie/hound mix, is a victim of the economy and housing crisis. He was adopted as a puppy six years ago – at the time, his name was “Ian” – but was returned to Friends for Life animal rescue in August when his family lost their home. Sad and confused, this big, but gentle dog needs to live in a home again instead of an animal shelter.
Timmy, a 7-year-old cream-colored long-haired flame point Siamese cat, has had a such a tough time. Rescued at the beginning of this year, he was in horrible shape with an extreme ear infection with mites. A nice lady rescued him from some bad boys that were mistreating Timmy who was just trying to survive on his own, according to Friends for Life.
If you like Maine Coon cats, you’ll love Big Papi, a 7-year-old incredibly affectionate big guy who will follow you everywhere. He loves when you pet him and rewards your efforts by nuzzling your ear, snuggling close and revving up his purr motor.
Like Snoopy? You’ll love Jake Putman. This 8-year-old male beagle, turned over to Arizona Beagle Rescue when his Chino Valley owner passed away, is very easy to please. He’s content to simply keep his human company, but will enjoy a good belly rub or ear scratch too. Jake is very well-behaved and never jumps on furniture or the bed. He was a little chunky when he came to Arizona Beagle Rescue, and is working hard to lose weight through regular walks and a good diet.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 1: Why are you running for office and why would you be a good Attorney General for Arizona?