Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, celebrated the 10,000th adoption at its Chandler Adoption Center. The Muniz family, who adopted their puppy from the storefront, chose to support a rescue instead of buying one from a breeder.
In 2012, AAWL’s Chandler Adoption Center replaced a retail pet store. Since AAWL took over the location, dogs and cats rescued from the local community and the organization’s Rural Rescue partners have been provided with care by staff, volunteers and the medical team before being adopted into loving forever homes.
Over the past seven years, AAWL has rescued more than 200 puppy mill survivors from across the country, requiring extensive medical and behavioral rehabilitation paid for by AAWL’s Medical Miracle Fund. As recently as last month, the organization rescued 30 dogs from commercial breeding facilities.
Like all animals adopted from the organization, these cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and behaviorally and medically evaluated to give pets the best shot at life with their new family.
In addition to adoptions, the Chandler Adoption Center offers all the necessities for new pet owners to keep their new cat or dog happy, including veterinarian-recommended food and treats, trending toys and fashionable finds from local partners. Proceeds from retail sales benefit AAWL.
Adoptions also occur at AAWL’s main campus at 25 N. 40th St. in Phoenix, as well as select PetSmart locations around the Valley.