Arizona Humane Society Celebrates Grand Opening of Petopia

For animal lovers, looking over a furry, wagging, purring, yipping, meowing collection of adorable, ready-to-be adopted pets – all brushed, bathed and ready to go home with new owners – is an irresistible temptation. And that’s just what the Arizona Humane Society is banking on this Saturday, September 25th, when they open Petopia: a brand new adoption and retail center located in Desert Sky Mall.

The Grand Opening is Saturday, September 25 from 11am-6pm; stop by and see all the adoptable animals, take pictures with Humane Eddie and you’ll get a complimentary bag of treats for your dog or cat!

Petopia is the organization’s second off-site adoption and retail center housed in a Westcor mall. The first location, called Petique, opened at Biltmore Fashion Park in November, 2009. The overwhelming success of the first location — which has led to forever homes for 454 dogs and cats since its opening day, prompted the opening of a second location in a different part of the Valley.

The new Desert Sky Mall facility will house mostly cats and dogs, offering a few other critters for adoption, as well as pet products to take care of the new adoptees. 100% of proceeds from both adoptions and retail sales will go toward feeding and caring for animals in the care of AHS.

AHS Executive Director Guy Collison says, “This new West Valley location will be a huge asset to the West Valley community looking to give a good home to many cats and dogs in need.”

AHS is hoping the new facility will not only help find new homes for pets but also bring awareness to the community regarding pet overpopulation. Many dogs and cats will be available to go to a good home on Saturday as well as every other day of the week.

Regular adoption hours are from 11am-6pm daily. In addition to adoptions, the store will offer pet-friendly merchandise including leashes, collars, food, toys, supplies and gifts for the animal or animal-lover in your life! Since all purchases support our lifesaving programs and services, you can feel good about shopping for all your pet-related needs at Petopia! For more information about Arizona Humane Society and updates on the new Desert Sky Mall adoption center, please visit


Petopia, Desert Sky Mall
7611 W Thomas Rd
Suite F008
Phoenix, AZ 85033
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Founded in 1957, the Arizona Humane Society is the state’s largest, nonprofit animal-welfare and protection agency. In 2009, AHS cared for nearly 45,000 unwanted, sick, abused and injured animals. The mission of AHS is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. Learn more at