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Summer Adoption Schedule

We have adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart at the following times. If you are interested in a specific pet, please fill out an application. Thank you!
Saturday (except every third Saturday of each month) (12pm - 3pm) @ PetSmart, North Phoenix, 17035 N 7th Ave. in Phoenix. Go to Map
Sunday (12pm - 3pm) @ PetSmart, Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd in Phoenix. 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: December 29, 2017

Recent Adoptions!!!

Watson (Left)

Sophia (Left)

Hazel (Right)



Featured Pet: Shakira

Meet Shakira!

Shakira is an adorable little 3-year-old Chihuahua mix. She came to our rescue because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a bit shy at first but she warms up quickly. She loves to  to sit on laps, play with toys and run around the yard chasing birds. All she really wants is a  a home where she can be loved and cherished as a family member.

Shakira loves to please her people and that makes her super easy to train. She already comes when called and knows the stay command.  While outside she will bark occasionally at strange noises but will stop when upon command.  She loves to sleep at the foot of her foster mom’s bed, but will sleep in a dog bed if she is told to.

Shakira will be an excellent only dog. Once she warms up she is totally devoted to her person. She also loves to sit and watch TV and snuggle. She is cautious when meeting new people and shy around children so we do not think she should be adopted to a home with young children.

The adoption fee of $175 helps with medical expenses incurred by the Rescue.

If you want to meet her, please fill out an online application at and we will contact you so that you can meet this beautiful girl.

Education: Donation

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017 one word comes to mind, gratitude. We are so grateful for every person that has adopted, fostered, volunteered, donated and shared our Facebook posts. Our little Rescue would not be able to help animals without all of you.

Many people are curious about where their donation dollars really go when they generously give, and we are proud to report that we are 100% volunteer based. No one in our group receives a salary; that means that your donation dollars go to our animals, not our people. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped before they are ready for adoption, and those are our small expenses. Many of our dogs also need to have their teeth cleaned and extractions done because they have been neglected, and poor oral health can lead to poor overall health if it is not addressed. Lastly, some of our dogs require major surgery, like Charleigh who ate a screw and Stripe who needed to have his back leg amputated. These dogs may not be alive had we not been able to step in and help them, so THANK YOU for donating. No amount is too small, our hearts are overjoyed by every dollar that we receive.

If you would like to donate to help even more dogs smile, please click this link: