Arizona animal shelter adoptions
You're invited!


When it comes to adoptions, older pets, like children, are often overlooked in favor of younger animals. This habit sadly precludes many dogs, cats — and kids — from ever having a chance of finding a suitable forever home. With that in mind, the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) in Arizona is planning a “senior prom” of sorts for senior animals at the facility in hope of finding them secure, loving families.

Senior Prom

Attendees to the event will consist of dogs age seven and older. The facility wants to bring awareness to the fact that these animals have a lot of life left in them and that they’ll make fine pets, regardless of the fact they’re no longer considered spring chickens. So, who will be their dates? Shelter staff, of course. Like all proms, this one will have a theme, “Happily Ever After,” and refreshments.


adopting older dogs
Adoptable senior prom dog in formal attire (image via MCACC Facebook)

Animal Shelters

“We’re not really looking at it as an adoption event,” said MCACC spokesperson Melissa Gable. “But if nothing else, we can bring attention to the fact that there are some really good dogs in the shelter that are often overlooked because they’re not puppies. “I hope that there’s people out there that are willing to give them a chance, because they are good dogs.”


adopting older pets
A handsome senior with tie  (image via MCACC Facebook)

Animal Adoptions

The event will be held July 15,2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 2500 South 27th Ave location in Phoenix. According to MCACC, there will be at least 20 canines in attendance, and all of them will be dressed to the nines for the big event. If you live in the area and you’re thinking about adopting a pet, throw on your tux or your tiara and head on over and make some animal a lucky dog by providing them with the forever home they’ve always wanted.

Adoption fees will be waived for the event, and there will be a photo booth set up for "prom pix," just like at a real prom. For more information, visit MCACC’s Facebook page.