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Have you ever seen a dog running down the street with its tongue hanging out, its body too skinny, and its paws battered? We have too. And we couldn’t turn away. Which is why we started Help A Dog Smile.

Help A Dog Smile (HADS as we fondly call it) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Arizona corporation. We find loving homes for stray dogs and dogs on euthanasia lists at kill shelters throughout the state. At this time we do not take owner turn ins. We are simply too small and do not have the resources. Once we determine that the animal has no owner (if it is a stray) we place the dog in a boarding facility or foster home where the dog can receive the tender loving care he or she desperately needs. This always requires a veterinary check up, vaccinations, and usually a spay or neuter surgery. Once the animal is healthy, we seek a loving home where he or she can live out their life in happiness.

Help A Dog Smile is a small organization. The board members manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation as well as rescue intake, veterinary care, and adoption placement. We all have full-time jobs and run this organization voluntarily because we are passionate about companion animals. We can’t stand to see them suffer or to be killed for no fault of their own.

If you feel the same way we do, please support our efforts by adopting or donating. All donations are tax deductible. We are a non-government organization (NGO) which means we receive no state or federal monies. We are funded mainly by our own pocketbooks and those of compassionate donors.

Our Board

Josie Morris
President
She’s good at paperwork.

Jackie Contreras
Treasurer
She’s good with money.

Susan Janke
Secretary
She’s organized.

Mary Berg
Board Member
Front-line rescuer.

Lisa Cathcart
Board Member
PACC911 Liaison.