Dog of the Day: Sophie from Arizona Humane Society!


Sophie, an Australian cattle dog mix, was found by one of our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians as an injured stray. At the age of one, Sophie was forced to live a “ruff” life on the streets, and somehow she fractured her pelvis and right rear leg.

She was rushed to our Second Chance Animal Hospital where she received immediate treatment, and then she was sent to a foster home to recover for three months. Taking one step at a time, she has made a complete recovery, but our vet says that she may have a low degree of lameness in her right end. She is free to live an active lifestyle, and she should be encouraged to set her own limits.

The sky is the limit for this young and exuberant pooch and she LOVES to play. She has tons of pep to her step, and she seems to enjoy living life on the edge. This enthusiastic adventurer is searching for an active human companion who enjoys exploring the great outdoors as much as she does.

She is always up for climbing mountains, jogging around the block and romping in the yard. She will need a very large, secure and grassy yard to play her favorite game… FETCH! Sophie is passionate about playing fetch, and she will retrieve any toy that her human pal tosses, chucks, or flings across the yard.

She could play the game for hours on end so a human buddy with a good throwing arm is essential. She also loves water, and although she doesn’t have webbed paws she swims fairly well and is always eager to make a splash. A large play pool is a must during the summer months for this water-loving doggie.

Sophie is already house-trained and crate-trained, and she doesn’t mind being in a dog kennel for than a few hours each day as long as she has a soft bed, toys, and a bone to keep her busy. If she is left alone outside of a crate for more than a few hours she tends to get into mischief.

Plenty of attention, exercise and challenging toys should keep her out of trouble. Sophie is very eager to please and although she already knows “sit” and “drop it” she is always eager to learn more commands.

Sophie is very anxious to sniff dogs and cats, and she tends to bark at them with excitement when she sees them from far away. A dog introduction is required to ensure that your canine comrade is comfortable with an energetic and boundless pooch. All children must meet Sophie before she can go home.

You can adopt this fun-loving dog named Sophie NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 West Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is just $100. This fee includes her spay surgery, vaccinations, a colorful collar and leash, an AHS I.D. tag, and a free follow-up veterinary examination.

For more information about Sophie, please call (602) 997-7586 Ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A244782 or log on to

Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter!

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