Hi there! My name is Sandie. I’m approximately 2 years old and I’ve been a mom for quite a while. I am spayed, microchipped, UTD on all my vaccines, and ready to start my new life as #yournewbestfriend! 

I am shy at first, but my foster family is working on getting better with this. I need a home where I can have a lot of 1:1 time. 

Overall, I am very friendly and very good with dogs, kids, and cats. 

Once we become friends, I will love to lay by you and hang out with you. I’m still getting used to being in a house, so some things are new to me, but I am very curious about everything. 


I was starved, so food is something I can never get enough of. This means that I cannot be free fed, and my family will need to make sure that any food is not left out on the counters or stove unattended. I don’t like to share my food with other animals, so it’s best that I eat separately from them, but there has never been any show of aggression over food with people.

I am not trying to be a “bad dog” I just don’t understand that food is not something I have to scavenge or steal to make sure that I get to eat. I am looking for my forever home, and just know that the right family is out there for me!

Hi there! My name is Bandita! I am a 14 week old Shepherd Mix puppy. I am smart, sweet, and ready to be loved! I can be a little shy at first, but once I get to know you, I’m super loving! I just need a patient forever person. I am spayed, UTD on vaccines, Microchipped, leash trained, and crate trained! I am working on my potty training, and doing REALLY WELL!

I do like to chase cats with my litter mates, but with gentle coaching and training, I will get better with learning it is not okay to chase.

Hi there! I’m Spike! I’m a super cute heeler mix puppy that the rescue took in from a shelter in Wilcox. I know my name, I’m learning to walk on a leash, and I’m trying to be a good boy with potty training! My foster mom tells me how smart I am all the time, and I am pretty adorable if I say so myself! I’m neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to be loved! I’m good with kids and other dogs. I chase cats, so I will need correction and training if you have them in your home.

Our History

Our history may be short, but we are humbled by the amount of support we have had during this growth process. 

July 2014 – With the help and encouragement of our volunteers, we started AZ CARE out of San Tan Valley. Liberty, the pregnant pup pictured to the left with our founder was the straw that broke the camels back, and pushed Nicole into getting started again.

Our Mission

AZ Center for Animal Rescue and Education (AZ CARE) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit all breed dog and cat rescue in Arizona. We are dedicated to reducing the euthanasia rate in our state through education, spay/neuter programs and adoption events. Our future facility will provide a safe haven for dogs/cats while they wait for their forever home, in the comfort of a home-like setting. Our education programs will include youth programs to get the next generation involved in the pet overpopulation epidemic and strive to find a way to end the suffering in our shelters, state and nation wide.

Become A Foster 

Because AZ CARE does not have a facility in which to provide protection for these animals – yet – we rely on fosters to take the cats and dogs in. Becoming a foster can provide a learning environment for your children, a chance to help these pets find their forever home in a caring home , and allowing the dog or cat to socialize with other people and pets.

For more information abour AZ Care Center for Animal Rescue & Education please visit them online at: 


Or give them a call at 480-749-6898