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Adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart

Saturday (11am - 3pm) @ PetSmart, 17035 N 7th Ave. in Phoenix. Go to Map
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  • 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

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    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

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    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 31, 2015





Quinton and Quest





Not Pictured: Pumpkin, Stella, Teri, and Sparky!!!

Featured Pet: A Charming Prince

Meet Prince!

Prince is an active 4 year old little boy, with the Jack Russell personality. He is a little timid in new situation, but once he settles in he’s loving and playful. He has been neutered, microchipped, and is up to date on shots. He would love to find a new forever home.

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

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

Education: Walking your dog? Use a leash!

Most of us think it’s kind of silly that we need to remind people how important leashes are, but there are still plenty of people out there who think something bad could never happen to their dog. We have found that the people who don’t leash their dog do so because they believe their dog will never leave their side. The truth is, we have heard way too many sad stories that could have easily been prevented had the dog been on a leash.

Here are the reasons why you should always leash your dog:

1. It’s the law

2. Your dog could get startled by a car horn or ambulance and take off

3. Dogs under 25 lbs. are easy meals for hawks, owls, coyotes, mountain lions, etc. Many of these preditors will try to grab your small dog even if you are standing right next to him. Using a leash will prevent your dog from running away and make it easier for you to pick him up and get him out of harms way.

4. Wreckless drivers are everywhere and your dog my not have enough time to get out of the way before something bad happens.

5. Your neighbors less than friendly dog has gotten out of the yard again, and he’s not looking to play. Once again, scared dogs will run to avoid danger and this will turn him in to bait in the eyes of a dog with a high prey drive. Keeping your dog on a leash will give you more control in a scary situation and help you get your dog to safetly faster.

6. Dogs are natural hunters. It’s in their DNA. Your perfectly trained dog may forget all the rules when he spots a bunny, and in the blink of an eye, he’s gone.

7. Not all people like dogs. Your dog is probably the cutest and most friendly dog there is, but that doesn’t mean everyone wants to meet him. Some people are afraid of dogs and they have the right to walk in their neighborhood and local park without being disturbed.

8. There are “treats” all over the ground. Your dogs nose is a lot better than yours and he will smell the half eaten chocolate bar a child dropped on the ground before you even seen it. If he’s not on a leash, that chocolate bar will be in his belly and you will be on your way to the emergency vet.

9. Who’s the boss??? Your dog needs to know that you are in charge at all times. Using a leash is a good way to remind Fido that you are in control and he needs to remember his manners. Leashes also help dogs with low self confidence be assured that their protector is right at their side and that they are safe.

10. Set a good example for your children and friends. Show them that you respect the law and want to keep your pet safe and your neighbors comfortable.