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Summer Adoption Schedule

We have adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart at the following times. If summer temperatures are over 110 degrees, we will not hold adoptions. If you are interested in a specific pet, please fill out an application. Thank you!
Saturday (10am - 1pm) @ 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: October 8, 2016

Recent Adoptions!!!







Featured Pet: Jayda

Meet Jayda!

Jayda’s owner has contacted our Rescue to help find a home for her as the owner has health issues own and can no longer care for this girl.  How sad to live 8 years in a home and then be thrust into rescue. We are trying to make the transition as easy as possible and hope a kind, quiet, loving home can be found quickly for this girl.  She is loving and obedient, an  Italian greyhound/chihuahua mix who has been used to sleeping on her owner’s bed at night.  She prances on the leash when she walks right by your side and knows several commands. Jayda loves her peanut-butter filled Kong toy and has visited the local dog park on many occasions.  She gets along great with other small dogs. If you have room in your heart and home to give her the forever home she deserves, please consider her for your family. Jayda is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Although she is an adult/senior gal, she still has lots of energy and love to share!

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: Meet our Pet of the Year!

It has been said that Rescuers are a different breed of human. This is very true when it comes to our volunteer Angie and her little niece Ava. Their “never give up” attitude has helped many animals, and saved the life of a sweet little kitten named Dutchess.

Here’s Dutchess’ story:

“I picked Dutchess up in late spring  from people who rescued her from the trash and had been feeding her in their backyard. She weighed only 8 ounces and would stomp her little feet when she was hungry. Dutchess has had a history of seizures and unexplained neurological issues since she arrived. Volunteer Angie has been a true angel for this little kitty, as when Dutchess was seizing she needed to be kept safe and when she was tiny she required IV fluids to keep her going. She is now bigger and has not seized for a whole week! Dutchess still suffers from neurological issues and usually has her tongue sticking out of her mouth. Through all of this she has been a super sweet and loving little girl. She does require extra care as she seems to have little depth perception and always needs her face cleaned up after eating as she literally shoves her face into her food. She depends on Angie and her niece Ava to keep her long white fur brushed and her little face clean. Ava has truly been worried about her and has been very involved in the care of this little treasure. She has had several close calls where we did not think she would make it but she keeps growing. The duo of Angie and Ava have kept up with all the love, care and support and little one is now weaned off seizure meds and is no longer seizing!”

People like Angie and Ava inspire us and warm our hearts. Animals like Dutchess would not survive without the love and constant care of people like them. We are so grateful to have Angie and Ava as volunteers and lucky to be able to call them friends. Here are a few pictures of Dutchess, including one that Ava drew.