Our pet rescue column is changing. We will be highlighting one rescue from each of the area shelters and/or rescues. This will give you, our readers, a better understanding of the rescue organizations out there and what might be closer to you, while also giving you the opportunity to support a local organization. First up, Pinal Animal Control!

Pinal Animal Control

They currently have 190 dogs listed for adoption on the site and 19 cats available. You can see all of the available pets up for adoption online: pinalcountyaz.gov/AnimalControl

Animal Rescue Highlight: Vidal – ID#A194897

I am a spayed female, white and brown German Shepherd Dog and Australian Shepherd. The shelter staff thinks I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 09, 2018

2nd Chance Dog Rescue

2nd Chance Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Queen Creek, Arizona, dedicated to saving abandoned/abused dogs, and provide them with shelter and a safe environment so they can regain their trust in humanity. 




Animal Rescue Highlight: Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae is just a love – playful, sweet, nurturing, she would make a great addition to someone’s family.  

Daisy Mae was recently diagnosed with liver disease, and although she has been dog-friendly in the past, due to her condition, we’d prefer an only dog home for her.

San Tan Animal Rescue

They believe the most effective and successful way to match families and pets is to foster them in our own homes. Fostering dogs allows them to train the dogs to have good doggie manners and allows them to learn about the dog’s personality and character. If you would like to be a foster please let them know. In order to adopt the dogs that are in their group, they hold adoption events every Saturday at the Petsmart in Queen Creek.

(480) 479-7361



San Tan Animal Rescue Highlight:  Rascal

Lab Mix 

10 Weeks

Weight – 12 lbs


Adoption Fee – $300

Contact – cathystarrescue@gmail.com 

AZ Care Rescue

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 nationwide.




AZ Care Rescue Highlight: Galloway

Galloway is a super friendly, playful, young pup. She would love to go home with her sister, Holstein, but it is not required. Galloway does great with other dogs, kids, people, and cats.

Desert Paws Rescue

Located in Gilbert, Desert Paws Rescue purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate (when necessary) and place domestic animals into stable homes, to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets. 


(480) 380-5214

Desert Paws Rescue: Bailey

Bailey is not sure what happened and is feeling a little sad and unsure right now. While she is a bit shy at first, she is happy to be talked to and pet right from the start. She is a sweet girl that is happy for attention and likes to snuggle with her people.