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Pittie-Palooza: $20 pet adoptions, freebies and other fun

Posted at 8:10 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:46:44-04

If you're looking for a new furry best friend or some animal-friendly fun, this weekend is your chance!

Pittie-Palooza is happening on Saturday at Metrocenter Mall.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can get freebies and discounts, bring your dog, and even adopt a pit bull! 

Adoptable dogs are available for adoption at the event for just $20!

Other Pittie-Palooza deals include: 

  • Free spay/neuter surgery vouchers
  • Free vaccinations
  • $10 microchips
  • $5 pet ID tags
  • Kids activities
  • Ask-a-trainer sessions
  • Other pet resources

Get more information about the event here

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is also holding "Pittie Parties" at two shelters this weekend. Starting Friday, October 12 and running through Sunday, October 14, all pit bulls can be adopted for $25. The $25 fee covers the pup's license, vaccinations, alteration surgery, and a microchip. 

Not sure if a pit bull is good for your family? Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is hoping to clear up some of these misconceptions about the pit bull breeds: 

  • They're aggressive: this is an example of nature vs. nurture. Proper socialization and human interaction helps with any dog/breed's behavior. Dogs only show signs of aggression if they are mistreated or not properly socialized.
  • They're not good family pets: Pit bulls were originally designed as nanny dogs because of their sweet disposition and protective nature for the children in their family.

  • They are biters: According to the American Temperament Test Society, 86.8% of pit bulls passed their tests that involve stability, aggressiveness, friendliness and protectiveness -- compare that to 85.2% of Golden Retrievers and only 69.8% of Chihuahuas 

Pittie-Palooza: 9617 North Metro Pkwy W., Phoenix, AZ 85051
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, West Valley: 2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, East Valley: 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ 85201