Sophie 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.

Sophie: A feline diva

Interested adopters can view available pets, like Sopie, and schedule an appointment online at

Proof that you are only as old as you feel, Sophie is an absolutely gorgeous 12-year-old longhair kitty who was brought to the Arizona Humane Society as an owner surrender. Unfortunately, this was due to her and the other pets in the home not getting along. As it turns out, this diva wants all the attention to herself.

Due to having a few teeth that needed to be fixed, this sweet girl received a dental in AHS ‘Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and is now looking for the perfect forever home. For Sophie, her idea of ​​a great home is one that will give her lots of chin scratches and brush her luxurious fur. After all, it is not easy keeping up with that long, gorgeous coat.

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