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Adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart

Saturday (11am - 4pm) @ 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: December 14, 2014


Oh my goodness, we’ve had a lot of adoptions in the last four weeks. Congrats to Ballerina, Margaret, Poochie, JitterBug, HoneyBee, Calci, Hailey, Ryne and Chessie!!! We are overjoyed that so many of our sweet babies found their furever homes.

In other amazing news, Joss was found three long weeks after he went missing. We spent countless hours posting flyers, walking the streets, making ads for online message boards, checking the stray hold at county, crying and praying. We owe a huge thank you to every person who helped us get him back safely. The network of animal lovers is amazing. Joss came back uninjured, but very skinny. He is being fed, snuggled and kissed by the best people we know.













Featured Pet: Meet Lido

This sweet boy is Lido and he may be little but he has a BIG heart. We found him standing in the middle of a busy street in downtown Phoenix. He was a little nervous, but very happy to get out of the street. Our doctor said he’s about nine years old and he desperately needed some dental work. Today, he has a few less teeth and a foster mommy who loves him very much.

He loves being snuggled at all times and prefers to be carried (it’s a big world for a little guy). Since he’s a mellow senior, we would like to place him in a quiet home with someone who enjoys little lap dogs and warm snuggles. He does enjoy the company of other small, mellow dogs but he wouldn’t mind being the only dog either. Toys don’t interest him very much, but he loves wearing sweaters.

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: Dogs as presents

We believe that dogs are one of the best gifts in this world. They give us the gifts of love, companionship, laughter, stress relief and overall joy. We get to give them all of those things and a place to call home.

That being said, they should never be given as a presents. Choosing a dog is a very big responsibility and all members of the family have to agree that it the best decision for the dog and the family.

The things that you need to think about before going to look at adoptable dogs are: the amount of time you can give the dog, other family members (including animals), your lifestyle and if an active or mellow dog would fit in better, veterinary costs and age of the dog. Dogs can live up to 15 years and adoption means committing to a dog for the rest of his life.

We want you and your pets to have happy lives together so please think long and hard before adopting and never give pets as presents.