There's a new sound inside Glendale's Arrowhead mall that's getting a lot of attention.
"We were downstairs and we heard them barking so we're like we should go take a look," said
"It's coming from this new pet shop that opened on Friday and is being run by the Ohana Animal Rescue group.
"We were just walking by and saw adoptions and I said let me look and they had the Basset that I've been looking for a really, really long time. I definitely am going to adopt today," said Rhonda Brookshire.
Brookshire came to the mall to repair her cell phone but all it took was those puppy dog eyes for Brookshire to become the new store's very first adoption.
"Very unexpected! It's the best impulse purchase I could have ever made," said Brookshire.
Ohana Animal Rescue founder, Deanna Arroyo, said her rescue group has saved nearly 800 dogs from various county euthanasia lists.
She hopes the new adoption center at the mall will allow the organization to save many more.
"Every dog that gets adopted is another life saved allows us another spot to head back to the shelter and pull another life to save," said Arroyo.
Ohana Animal Rescue claims to be the only independent animal rescue organization in the Valley that now has a storefront inside a Valley mall.
"It's such a better situation for the dogs to be in, to find someone who can love them and bring them into their families," said Brookshire.
The store is open on Friday from 4 P.M to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
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