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Adoptions Saturday @ Happy Tails Pet Services

Join us Saturday to see a selection of our adoptable pets at Happy Tails Pet Services, 2211 West Shangri La Road, Phoenix, AZ 85029. 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 28, 2014


Two lucky doggies got adopted on Sunday, 10/26/2014!


Kale moved into a full house with teenagers and two fluffy dogs. He’s going to have so much fun playing with his new pack! Before his new family left the store, one of our volunteers overheard the two boys fighting over who’s bed he was going to sleep in. He’s such a lucky guy!



Junior found a new active mommy who just adores him. She’s so excited to take him hiking and running. He will also have a 5 year old human sister who will play dress up with him and give him all the hugs and kisses he wants! We did a post adoption follow up and his new mommy said he’s doing great and hasn’t had any accidents. She described him as “perfect”!

Featured Pet: Meet Hailey

Hailey is one of a litter of six and has been in rescue since she was born. She is a little chunky gal who is ALL puppy! She is about seven months old so her new family must be really ready to commit to the needs of a puppy. She lives with large and small dogs and she plays wonderfully with 10 pound chihuahua’s. The little ones love bossing her around and she loves having them crawl all over her.

Once the play time slows down, she’s just a big snugly lap dog. She loves to be carried, yes carried, and she is used to sleeping in the bed with her foster mommy. She may be a little spoiled, but she deserves it!

If you want to meet her please fill out an on-line application at and we will contact you so that you can meet her.


Education: Buying Pets Online

Know how to recognize a puppy and kitten mill when adopting a pet. A mill focuses on increasing profit while the welfare of the animals is not a priority. A puppy or kitten mill can exist in a single home — it need not be a large commercial facility. In these mills, animals typically spend most of their lives in cramped cages, unprotected from the elements and not fed properly. It is a miserable existence.

Usually animals that are being sold for an amount greater than the cost incurred by the owner to vaccinate and spay/neuter them indicates the animals are being bred for profit. We encourage you to avoid for-profit breeders that put their pocketbooks above the welfare of the animals. While people may think the puppy, kitten or other pet they want to buy is adorable, help them think about the mom that was left behind possibly in horrific conditions! By purchasing from puppy mills and irresponsible backyard breeders, you are creating a demand for their “products”.

You can help stop this cruelty by adopting from a reputable rescue and encouraging your friends and family members to do the same.