Always wanted a pup? Here are 7 delightful dogs ready for adoption now in Phoenix

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Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of darling dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Phoenix, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)

Emma, chihuahua and rat terrier mix

Emma is a winsome female chihuahua and rat terrier mix currently housed at Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona (CABRA).

Emma needs a home free of cats and small children. Fear not: She's already house-trained, leash-trained, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed.

Notes from Emma's caretakers:

Read more about Emma on Petfinder.

Ms. Emma is healthy and ready for action. Her home must have a secure fenced yard for her boundless energy to have space to play. Obedience training would be fun for her. 

Bella, chihuahua mix

Bella is a precious female chihuahua mix staying at Paw Town Angels.

Bella is the life of the party — she gets along great with cats, dogs and kids over the age of 10. She is already spayed, vaccinated and house-trained.

From Bella's current caretaker:

Read more about how to adopt Bella on Petfinder.

Bella is a small seven-year-old chihuahua mix. She likes to play with toys occasionally. She loves to cuddle and take small walks.

Theo, Havanese and Tibetan spaniel mix

Theo is a sweet male Havanese and Tibetan spaniel mix in the care of Paw Town Angels.

Theo is a social butterfly — he loves other dogs. No need to worry: He is already house-trained, vaccinated and neutered.

Apply to adopt Theo today at Petfinder.

Marley, chihuahua mix

Marley is a cheeky male chihuahua mix currently residing at Paw Town Angels.

Marley gets along swimmingly with other dogs, and doesn't mind children. Rest assured, he has already had all his shots, and is neutered and house-trained.

Read more about how to adopt Marley on Petfinder.

Taffy, border collie and Australian shepherd mix

Taffy is an endearing female border collie and Australian shepherd mix currently housed at The Pet Knot.

Taffy enjoys spending time with other dogs, but her ideal forever home would be a cat-free environment. Don't worry: She's vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. She has already mastered her house-training etiquette, too.

About Taffy:

Read more about Taffy on Petfinder.

This cute chunky monkey is about seven years old and is very active. She loves to play frisbee and with balls, and also loves to go on walks.

Bella, Havanese and Maltese mix

Bella is a charming female Havanese and Maltese mix in the care of Ruby Ranch Pet Rescue and Sanctuary.

Bella is happy to keep company with other dogs, and tolerates cats. She is already house-trained, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. Bella is a special-needs pet, so please inquire about her specific care requirements.

A few words from Bella's caretakers:

Read more about Bella on Petfinder.

Sweet Bella is as sweet as they come. She's a bit shy with strangers, but warms up quickly.

Dakota, Cairn terrier mix

Dakota is an adorable male Cairn terrier mix being kept at Paw Town Angels.

Dakota gets along well with other dogs and kids. Dakota is already neutered, vaccinated and house-trained.

A bit more on Dakota:

Read more about how to adopt Dakota on Petfinder.

Dakota is a four-year-old male terrier mix. He loves to cuddle with his people, and is a very sweet boy that just wants to be loved.

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