This summer, local no-kill animal shelter, HALO Animal Rescue, is celebrating 27 years in the North Valley.

To honor the occasion, and help their full shelter send animals to their forever home, dogs are $27 at the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, located at 2901 W. Agua Fria Freeway, and their main shelter, located at 3227 E. Bell Road, Ste. D151.

“We have select pets for $27 or less until they are adopted,” says Erin Denmark, Outreach Manager. “All of our shelter pets are vaccinated, micro-chipped and sterilized before going home.”

HALO’s specialty is to partner with other shelters that are overwhelmed with the volume of pets needing new families to relieve the burden and help find them families. At HALO, these animals are lovingly cared for while they are prepared for adoption. Each pet adopted from HALO is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and dewormed.

“The best way to celebrate 27 years is by helping even more pets find homes,” says Heather Allen, President and CEO. “We also know that not everyone is ready to adopt but some may want to join in the celebration. We have a wish list on our website if you’d like to send our pets a birthday gift.”

HALO has a printable PDF on their website or people can visit their Amazon wish list as well.

HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Michel Herstam and Heather Allen in Phoenix. HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned cats and dogs until they can be adopted into permanent homes. HALO is a limited admission or “no-kill” facility. HALO, believing that their strategy serves the animals in greatest need, selects animals from “open admission” shelters. Since its creation, HALO Animal Rescue has saved the lives of more than 75,000 cats and dogs. Learn more at