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Adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart

Saturday (11am - 3pm) @ PetSmart, North Phoenix, 17035 N 7th Ave. in Phoenix. Go to Map
Sunday (12pm - 4pm) @ 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: March 22, 2016

Recent Adoptions!!!



Wayne (Now Wesson)









Winnie & Wynona



Featured Pet: Big Lil

Meet Big Lil!

This darling min pin is a sweet girl who has found herself without a home!  Spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, she is just waiting to become part of a home again. She is learning to play with toys and gets along with other dogs in her foster home.  She enjoys walks and just loves being with people!  Please help her find her forever home.

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: Tips to keep Fido safe and happy this summer

The warm weather is upon us and the triple digit temperatures are rapidly approaching. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy this summer:

1. Get your A/C checked. It’s better to spend a little bit of money up front to make sure your A/C is running properly, than spending a lot of money to get it fixed in an emergency. You don’t want to spend hours trapped in a hot house waiting for a repair man, and neither does your dog.

2. Keep walks short. Those of us without backyards have to walk our dogs multiple times a day for potty breaks. Keep the walks short and watch your dog closely for signs of overheating (excessive panting, slowing down, drooling). The ground gets very hot, so protective socks or shoes are a must. If the ground is too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your dogs paws.

3. Start a flea and tick preventative treatment. Your dog loves hanging out on the cool grass on a hot day, and so do fleas and ticks. Preventative medication is affordable and easy to administer.

4. Start doggie swim lessons. Most dogs love being in the pool, but you need to make sure they can swim from one end of the pool to the other and get out on their own to be sure they are safe. If you don’t have a pool, you can buy a small plastic one for a few dollars. Your dog will love lounging in the water to cool off on a hot day. Just like children, never leave your dog unattended near water.

5. NEVER leave your dog in a car without the A/C running. Your car can quickly reach 140 degrees inside, and this will cause heatstroke or death. Your dog may love car rides, but on hot days where you have to make multiple stops, it’s best to leave your furry friend at home. If you see a dog locked in car that isn’t running, call 911 immediately.

6. Give your dog frozen treats that won’t add extra weight. Freeze berries, bananas, apple slices, carrots, and green beans for a fun and cool treat. Do not give your dogs grapes or raisins, they are poisonous.