Lola and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters

Table of Contents Lola: A very special ChihuahuaIsabell: A long, brown-haired girlArtem: A loving and affectionate cat …

Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of those, about 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats.

Each week, The Arizona Republic highlights a handful of the many pets up for adoption at Valley shelters. To check the status of a specific animal, please contact the shelter directly.

Lola: A very special Chihuahua

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Lola, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt.

Cute little Lola is hoping there is a Chihuahua lover who will fall in love with her on her journey to finding a special forever home! This 9-year-old senior pup has been in the care of the Arizona Humane Society since July after her previous owner fell ill and was no longer able to care for her. An important reminder to talk with friends and family about a plan for your furry friends should something arise that does not allow you to be their caretaker.