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Adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart

Saturday (11am - 3pm) @ PetSmart, 17035 N 7th Ave. in Phoenix. Go to Map
Sunday (11am - 3pm) @ PetSmart, 10030 N. 90th St. in Scottsdale. Go to Map

  • Adopt

    If you are in need of a loving, furry family member, look no further. Help A Dog Smile has several dogs looking to transition from homeless dogs to happy dogs. Meet your match today! More

  • Donate

    We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non profit organization. Every dollar you can spare helps save dogs' lives by funding vet care, food, and boarding. The dogs appreciate your support. More

  • About Us

    Help A Dog Smile officially incorporated in September 2012. We are a group of dedicated volunteers that have been working together for years to find forever homes for stray dogs. More

  • Partners

    Without our veterinary, boarding, and adoption partners, we could not do this life-saving work. Please support their businesses so we can keep rescuing dogs and finding homes. More

Pupdates Hot Off The Press: January 18, 2015


2015 is off to a wonderful start! We’ve had some great adoptions to kick start the year.













Featured Pet: Meet Maxwell

This sweet boy is Maxwell. He was found cold, hungry and lonely living on the streets of Phoenix. We have filled his belly and given him lots of snuggles; now it’s time to find his furever family. He is a perfect 18lbs and just as sweet as can be. We think he is a delightful mix of pug, chihuahua and beagle; Chipuggle. We think he is about 5-7 years old and has many happy years left in him.

Maxwell will be fine as an only dog or with a mellow friend to play with. He has wonderful doggie manners, and enjoys gentle play and lots of snuggles.

If you want to meet him please fill out an on-line application at and we will contact you so that you can meet him.


Education: Adopting an adult/senior dog

We know everyone loves puppies. The big warm belly, the puppy breath and the all over cuteness is hard to resist. Puppies are precious and wonderful, but they aren’t for everyone. They require a great deal of time, energy and patience that a lot of us just don’t have.

A great way to welcome a dog into your busy life is by adopting an adult or senior dog. Yes, they still require a great deal of work and attention, but they are far less work than bringing home a puppy. Dogs over the age of three have less crazy energy, are less likely to chew on forbidden objects, can be left home alone for 4-6 hour stretches and have better bladder control.

All of the adults and seniors that we have still have plenty of years left in them. Small dogs can live up to 16 years old and medium to large dogs can live up to 13 years old. Before adopting a dog, we ask that you really consider how much time you have to train, play and exercise. Also, think about what behaviors you willing to work with your dog on. Our goal is to place each of our dogs in homes where they will thrive and live out the rest of their days as valued family members.