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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 (11am - 2pm) @ PetSmart, North Phoenix, 17035 N 7th Ave. in Phoenix. Go to Map
Sunday (11am - 2pm) @ 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: May 7, 2017

Recent Adoptions!!!

Daisy and Bea (Mommy and baby) together!



Puppy Paco

Norman and Melody together!

Oden (right)


Featured Pet: Princess Polly

Meet Princess Polly!

Princess Polly is truly a gem! And look how she tolerated her Easter outfits!!  This little angel was an owner surrender at the Pound because they ‘had too many dogs’…. so sad, because this one is so sweet and deserves all the love and attention she can get. Princess Polly is possibly an Italian greyhound-Chihuahua mix, spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to go!  She is 12 lbs, 2 years old, with the nicest, whitest teeth!  She loves to run in the yard but also very content to cuddle with her foster mom. Gentle, easy-going…house trained.

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: What does being a dog foster entail?

Our fosters are the heart and soul of our Rescue, and we simply would not exist without them. We do not have a facility, so the more fosters we have the more dogs we can save. Here’s a Q&A on what it means to be a HADS foster parent.

Where do the dogs come from? We get our dogs from all over. They come from the kill shelters, owner surrender, and strays with no owners.

What do foster parents pay for? Nothing. We provide the toys, treats, food and medical treatment.

Who takes my foster dog to the vet? We have vet partners all over the Valley, so there should be one convenient for you to get to. If you need help with vet transport, we have willing volunteers all over the Valley as well.

What are my responsibilities as a foster parent? You help your foster dog get ready for adoption by giving love, structure and discipline. By having the dogs in our homes as opposed to a shelter, they become adjusted to living in a home environment, learn basic rules and commands, and we get to learn more about their personalities. The more we know about their unique needs, the easier it is for us to match them up with adopters who are looking for those same traits. Fosters are asked to bring their dogs to our weekend adoption events from 11am – 2pm…Saturdays at Petsmart 7th Ave and Bell and Sundays at Petsmart Desert Ridge; come to one or both events.

Do I get a say in who adopts my foster dog? Absolutely! We will send you all the applications that we receive for your foster dog and work with you on picking the best match. You are also welcome to stay with your dog at our adoption events to speak with potential adopters first hand.

I’m interested in becoming a foster, what do I do now? Fill out the contact form on our website and one of our volunteers will get back to you within 24 hours.