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To provide education about the joys of caring for dogs while building a community where humans value dogs and treat them with love and kindness, preventing abandonment and keeping more dogs in loving homes for the duration of their lives.

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New Pet Family Education

We offer free classes to all new families of rescued, adopted, or purchased dogs throughout Pima County, discounted training resources, and access to a community of dog lovers to continue the education on how to properly share your life with your dog(s).

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Dog Sanctuary

While we want to keep families and their dogs together, sometimes that isn’t possible. That is where our sanctuary project comes into play. Our goal is to have our sanctuary ready by late 2023. Check back for more information!

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Keeping More Dogs in Homes

We are passionate about keeping families and their dogs together. We understand that sometimes life can throw you a curve ball, bringing unexpected changes. When dogs and their paw-rent need help to stay together, we’re here to support them.

Get Involved

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We realize that everyone has various amounts of time and skills to offer, we try to match up all volunteers with the activities that can make the greatest amount of impact on the lives of dogs that touch throughout Pima County.

Helpful Resources

The Friends of Dogs helpline provides caring, compassionate advice and resources to address whatever dog questions or issues you may be experiencing.

Whether you need help answering a question about daily life with a dog, managing your pet’s behavior, or referrals for veterinary care, pet-friendly housing, low-cost spay/neuter surgery, or other local assistance programs. we are here to help.

Chat now or text us your question:  520-276-7453

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Sponsor a Life Program

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The Friends of Dogs Sponsor a Life Program was created to help dogs that are considered un-adoptable and at high risk for euthanasia. We are working on resources to provide sanctuary, training, and/or rehabilitation to high-risk dogs that are on euthanasia lists or that are not doing well in a shelter environment

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