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

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.

Sashay: A beauty with emerald-green eyes and a loving personality

If you are interested in meeting Sashay, please call Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue, 623-876-8778 or 623-773-2246 after 9 a.m.

Sashay, a 1-year-old gray and white kitty, is a real beauty, especially with her dazzling emerald-green eyes. Not only is she good-looking, but she also has all of the best qualities a pet owner is looking for: a sweet and loving personality, doesn’t fuss when picked up and held, and even looks forward to a nice brushing to keep her in tip-top shape. Sashay does not like the company of other cats or dogs, however. Unfortunately, her owner passed away, so this lovely girl is available for adoption and will welcome you for a visit at Sun Cities 4 Paws, 11129 Michigan Ave., Youngtown.  

How to adopt: Call 623-876-8778 after 9 a.m.; adoptions are Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9-3 p.m. Other adoption locations are the shelter at 10807 N. 96th Ave., Peoria; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10-3 p.m.; call 623-773-2246 after 10 a.m.  Also visit the Surprise PetSmart, 13764 Bell Road, and Lake Pleasant Towne Center PetSmart, 25372 Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.

— Beverly Bormann, Sun Cities 4 Paws