I am so excited to introduce you to my latest blog series, “Dog of the Week” featuring a dog from Phoenix, Arizona who is available for adoption. As many of you know, I am an advocate for choosing a family pet through local shelters, and it is a personal goal of mine to one day own a rescue. We adopted our second puppy, King a few months ago and fostered a puppy earlier this year for a week. Due to the fact that our princess Lucy does not play well with others, it keeps me from fostering again at the moment.
I reached out to Arizona Small Dog Rescue ‘s marketing contact a week ago with the idea to incorporate dogs from their shelter into my photo shoots. I was thrilled to hear that they loved the idea and we got to work immediately.
Meet Imara, a 9 month old Field Spaniel mix. She was pulled off the euthanasia list from the county kill shelter where she was turned in as a stray dog. County holds stray animals for 72 hours before evaluating them and putting them on the “e-list”. Imara was on the list for the allergies around her eyes that can easily be treated with a grain-free diet. She is spayed, up to date on shots and licensed through Maricopa County. Her adoption fee is $180. She is good with all other dogs, kids and people.
Bringing this little girl back to the shelter that evening was painful. I really wanted to bring her home with me. If it weren’t for Lucy’s discomfort with an additional pup, there is no doubt that I wouldn’t have. She was so well behaved, sweet, and just an all around happy girl. We made an immediate connection and she was over the moon just feel someone else’s touch. I can’t speak more highly of her and you would be silly to not take her just because of her allergy.
This Pit-bull sugar skull tank from Karma for a Cure is very fitting for this day. Margaux Minutolo, who is the founder and designer; gives back 10% of the proceeds to the specific charity associated with the design. This tank is in support of at-risk animals. I’m obsessed.
If you are unable to rescue my dear Imara, please do me a huge favor and share this post. You never know who could be in the market for an amazing new family member!
For inquiries on Imara, please contact AZ Small Dog Rescue:
1102 West Hatcher
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Photos by: Luela Kaba Photography