Tucson’s dog adoption industry is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, with a surge in the number of people willing to take on the furry friends of their own.
The Arizona Dog Adoption Society, or ADAS, is a nonprofit that helps adoptable dogs with medical issues.
In the past year, more than 4,000 dogs have been adopted by ADAS.
In addition to its mission, ADAS also has a social media presence, with more than 2 million followers on Facebook and more than 7 million followers online.
The group’s Facebook page boasts a photo of a dog that the organization says was rescued from a pit in New York and has been adopted to a family in Phoenix.
While most of its dogs are dogs with special needs, ADOS says it also offers other dogs for adoption.
The dogs are all adopted through the Arizona Dog Board of Adoption, which is a state-run agency that helps rescue and rehabilitate dogs, and the Arizona Humane Society, which offers free spay/neuter services.
Dogs adopted through ADAS have an average age of 4 years old and are typically about 6 to 8 pounds.
The ADOS website has a page dedicated to dogs that have been abused, including a photo that shows a man who died of a heroin overdose.
It says he had been a stray, but had been adopted because he had “a beautiful coat, large head, large feet, a good appetite and could be a sweet pet.”
It also shows an ad for a dog named Rumpelstiltskin.
The ad states that the dog is the only person in the world to have lived for 30 years without being killed.
A post on the ADAS Facebook page also shows photos of the man who passed away.
“We have found a way to keep our animals in the state we love, and to not have to kill them to keep them safe,” ADOS founder and CEO Lisa McAllister said in an email to The Associated Press.
“It is a bittersweet moment for our community, as it has been so long since we have had to put a dog down, but the dogs are a blessing and we are thankful.”
McAllisters website says that the group offers spay and neuter services, a program for families to take dogs home and homeschool them.
She says the group’s adoption program is also able to provide shelter to the animals it receives from other groups.
The organization said it receives money from the Arizona Department of Animal Services, which provides services to rescue groups and shelters.
Adoptions through ADOS are not limited to dogs with disabilities.
McAlliers group has more than 700 dogs, which it calls “orphans,” and she says they are adopted in “larger numbers” than other adoption agencies.
ADOS is now accepting applications for its next wave of dogs.
The agency has received more than 3,300 applications, including about 1,500 from the past week.
“I’m hoping that we can find one or two to take the dogs home for a while,” McAllers said.
“The next wave is very exciting for us because it’s a big influx of dogs, so hopefully we can get a couple of our dogs home.”