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Summer Adoption Schedule

We have adoptions Saturday & Sunday at PetSmart at the following times. If you are interested in a specific pet, please fill out an application. Thank you!
Saturday (11am - 2pm) @ 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: January 1, 2017

Recent Adoptions!!!

Jenna (left) adopted by the same family that adopted Honeybear!


Mommy Annie and her baby Jimbo adopted together!


Kix (left)

Joy and Jolly




Jersey Boy


Featured Pet: Gunner

Meet Gunner!

Little Gunner is a spunky guy who was found by a good samaritan  huddled in a corner of a shopping plaza in the hot Phoenix sun!  When no owner could be found, we welcomed him into our Rescue and provided him a safe, warm bed with lots of good food and other doggies and kitties to play with.  And he loves to play!  He also has a great singing voice and he loves to show off his skills. Although he can be a bit shy at first, he warms up quickly and loves to give big kisses!  He has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and he is crate and housetrained.  His foster mom is teaching him how to use the doggy door as well.  This little guy is under a year old and would love to find his forever home with someone who will treasure him for many, many years.  He would love daily walks, a yard to run in and another furry companion to play with in his 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 online application at and we will contact you so that you can meet this handsome guy.

Education: A Year in Review

Wowzers! Where did 2016 go? Rescue is a 24/7 job and time flies when you’re saving lives!

We finished the year with 94 successful adoptions! 85 dogs and 9 cats are thriving in their furever homes thanks to our amazing volunteers, fosters, adopters, and supporters.

Speaking of our supporters, we would like to extend a super special ‘thank you’ to everyone who made monetary donations to us. Last year, we took in several dogs that needed hip surgery, a little Champ who got hit by a car, and several litters of puppies. We wouldn’t have been able to help these doggies without your financial support.

If you’re looking to make a tax-deductible monetary donation to a charity, please consider a small, volunteer based charity in your community like Help A Dog Smile. We are a small group of guys and gals on a mission to help animals get healthy, happy and find their furever homes. The best part of our group is that we are 100% volunteer based. That’s right, no salaries here! Our volunteers have careers, children, spouses and pets, and they selflessly open their hearts and homes to help those that can’t help themselves.

We are super excited to help more animals smile in 2017!