RAD Dogs

So you have decided on a “RAD” dog. Please complete our adoption application to begin the process.

- Once you have completed the adoption application, we will be in contact with you to determine if the dog you have selected fits your home/lifestyle as well as to discuss previous pet experience.

-We will contact your veterinarian (if applicable) to ensure current pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and routinely cared for.

-If you rent your home, we do require to check with your landlord to ensure dogs are permitted and that there are no size or breed restrictions that will hinder your application.

-We also conduct a yard check. This includes coming to your home to see the environment where the dog will live and ensure the utmost safety. The yard check is typically when you will begin your trial adoption after completing your adoption agreement. We allot 7 days for the dog to live with you in your home; giving you both time to adjust to having a new pet as well as ensuring you have made the right decision.

-Your adoption fee (see fees below) will be held until the 7th day at which point we will finalize the adoption, transfer the county license to your name/address and send all copies of applicable medical records to you, the new owner.

Our adoption fees are:

-Puppies (6 months and under): $250* (*This includes the adoption fee as well as a 6 week Puppy Obedience Class in Tucson to help you and your puppy bond through obedience and ensure everyone is set up for success.)

-Seniors (7 years and older): $95

-Adults (7 months - 7 years): $125

Our adoption fees include spay or neuter of your new pet, a microchip, and current vaccinations applicable to the age of the dog you are adopting.


RAD Rescue is a Tucson-based dog rescue. 
We currently do not adopt dogs out of the state of Arizona.



Meet Hercules! Hercules is an approximately one-year-old Husky who is the truest form of his breed. He is goofy, energetic, mischievous, and too smart for his own good.

Hercules would do best in a home with no small animals (including cats and dogs). He also must be monitored on a leash while he is outdoors (including in an enclosed yard).

Hercules would do best to go with one of his pack mates (maybe Astra), but could also adapt to a home with another dog who matched his energy and play style as long as the adopter gave an appropriate adjustment period.

Hercules adoption fee is: $125 and that includes neuter, microchip, vaccines and full support during an accommodation period including the use of a GPS collar.

If you adopt Hercules with one of his pack mates, a bonded adoption fee will apply or $150 for both dogs.

If you’re interested in meeting Gertie, please submit an application.



Meet Gertie! Gertie is available for foster of adoption. She is a nine-year-old Malamute, who is a little overweight. She is also not overly affectionate, but she is very sweet-natured. She is too heavy to jump most fences, and is probably the least flight risk out of the Huskies from the hoarding case. However, she should still not be outside without a leash or alone. She will escape given the chance. Gertie likes air conditioning, toys, and food (mostly people food, she really likes to beg). She has gotten along with dogs and cats who respect her space. She would be fine with any people who didn’t insist on hanging all over her.

Gertie is very aloof, but we would just love to find her a home that will let her live out the remainder of her days being exactly who she is.

If you’re interested in meeting Gertie, please submit an application.

Adoption fee is $125



Greta is a four-year-old Husky who originally came from a hoarding case. She is timid with new people, but bonds to her “person” fairly quickly.
Greta loves food, walks well on a leash, rides well in the car, and does well in a crate (strongly recommend using an empire or heavy duty brand at first).
Greta likes other dogs, but would do best in a home without smaller animals, children, or lots of people traffic.
Greta’s ideal home would give her time to accommodate to her new surroundings, especially monitoring her outdoor on a leash for the first six weeks. New environments scare her, and she’s likely to attempt to escape at first. She can easily jump an eight-foot wall, so all potty breaks should be on leash (even in an enclosed yard).
Greta has a ton of potential to be someone’s new best friend with a little patience and consistency.
If you’re interested in meeting Greta, please submit an application.

Adoption fee is $125



Astra is a four-year-old female Husky, looking for her perfect forever home.
Like most Husky breeds, her favorite hobbies are jumping walls and chasing cats. She would do best in a home that would not leave her outside unleashed (she can clear a 10-foot wall) or have any other small animals.
Astra is very mellow for a Husky, and prefers to spend most of her time hanging out on the couch or dog beds. She isn’t excessively noisy, and has the potential to be a great family member with some consistency.
She isn’t the most affectionate, but is generally friendly with almost all other people and same sized dogs .
Astra's ideal home is one with kids over the age of 6 who will interact with her appropriately (no pulling, climbing, etc), no small animals, and no unmonitored outdoor time.
She is a great hiking partner, very playful, and incredibly food motivated.
If you’re interested in meeting Astra, please submit an application.

Adoption fee is $125



Axel is looking for a forever or new foster home. He is 10 year old Husky with valley fever that is being maintained by a pill wrapped in lunch meat twice a day.

Axel is originally from a hoarding case, but has accommodated well to home life. He is not the most affectionate, in true Husky fashion, but he is very endearing and sweet. He loves to carry around his toys, dip his feet in his pool, and take long naps on beds.

He does well in a crate, loves dinner time, and gets along with most dogs and cats. He strongly prefers dogs that stay out of his face, but overall he is pretty tolerant.

Axel's ideal home is one with older children who respect his space, a patient person who will understand his past, and someone who will let him take all the naps he wants.

If you’re interested in fostering or adopting Axel, please submit an application or reach out to us directly.

Adoption fee is $125



Meet Dash! He is a four-year-old, 69lb puppy. His foster mom says he is a good boy in the house who can be left alone in a room or house without doing anything naughty as long as he has some toys and tunes. He has crate experience but would rather be on the sofa or floor. He has not met a person he hasn’t liked and he’s an excellent lunch buddy when it’s not 110 degrees out. He does need daily exercise to keep him fit and mentally happy, but he walks fabulously on a leash and even loves to take some slower runs.

Dash does well with other dogs when he can be introduced slowly. He’s a perfect gentleman who shares his treats and toys with his foster sister. Dash has been around some cats and horses but would need some supervision and an intro. He needs a secure yard and supervision outside (at least to start).

Dash is learning fun training stuff like learning about place, touch, sit/down/shake, settle, stay, leave it and impulse control. His foster mom calls him a star student!

If you would like to meet Dash, please submit an application

Adoption fee is $125



Zodiac is a four-year-old Husky mix who has come a long way and has the potential to be a great dog. Zodiac prefers dog friends that respect her space, but we don't know how she is with cats.

Zodiac rides well in a car, is respectful in the house and can be trusted alone. She is a great hiking buddy and extremely playful when she gets to know you.

Zodiac's ideal home would have only older children that fully respect her space, dogs that are polite and stay out of her face, and a human who will monitor her outside time (she has hopped the wall in the past, but has made no attempts at her human's house as long as she is monitored out doors).

Zodiac is available for foster or adoption. To meet Zodiac, please fill out an application

Adoption fee is $125



This is a potato with legs but we call her Clarity and tell people she’s a dog. Her favorite thing in the world is to snore on the sofa in the presence of her people. She goes into “power saving mode” during the day to make sure she has the energy to WIGGLE WITH THE FORCE OF A HURRICANE when you come home from work in the evening. She will then go promptly back into power saving mode for the rest of the night – preferably while being spooned by you on the bed.

Her second favorite thing to do is to take a lap around the house and then roll in the dirt immediately following a bath. We do not think she does this out of spite but sometimes it is hard not to take it personally.

Her third favorite thing to do is make you feel guilty for ignoring her but it’s okay because her whines are hilarious and warbly and she gives up after 30 seconds to default back to power saving mode.

Clarity arrived at PACC in May as a stray with hot pink painted toe nails. Her previous owner fell on hard times and wasn’t able to take her back but he DID call to tell us about some of the SWEET commands she knows.

  • Clarity will sit when you say “Kick it”
  • She’ll stay when you say “Chillin”
  • And she’ll shake when you say “Gimme the drugs and money!”

We are not making this up. It’s true. She will literally only respond to those commands. She has no idea what you’re talking about if you try “sit” or “stay.” She also will ALWAYS sit for her meals without prompting and wait for you to release her. When you say “Okay!” she will do the doofiest play bow in the world and then run to her food bowl.

She’s a low-maintenance lady with all the snuggles and snores to share. See more of her at www.instagram.com/prancersfosterpibbles

or submit an application to meet her.

Adoption fee is $125



Chuck is a young 7.5 year old purebred Cairn Terrier. He is a bundle of energy and joy and is finally learning how to be a dog. He is not fully house trained yet, but is getting better and wears a belly band like a gentleman. He is crate-trained with reasonable hours. He is looking for someone to spoil him rotten for his remaining days!

Chuck does well with other dogs but we have not seen him with cats, he would need a meet and greet. If you think Chuck could be your new best friend, please contact us or fill out an application.

Adoption fee is $125



UD is an approximately 12-year-old Shitzu who went into the county shelter with a lot of pressure in his eyes and his mouth was one of the worst we had ever seen. One eye couldn't be saved, due to an ulcer, and a lot of his teeth were pulled during his dental. However, he perked up and acted like a new dog once his surgery was done. He obviously felt a lot better, and is letting us know he has a lot of life still left in him.

Currently he is not on medication, but he does have a heart murmur that is not affecting his overall health and quality of life at this time.

UD does great with other animals (cats and dogs) but prefers animals that are not constantly in his face (he doesn’t appreciate puppies who constantly want to play with him). He is extremely affectionate with his people and is the epitome of a lap dog. UD would love to find a foster or adopter who would want a snuggle buddy and TV partner.

Adoption fee is $95



Smokey comes from a hoarding case and has had a really hard time being socialized with people. However, he has made impressive strides! Smokey's goofy, curious, and sweet personality is coming alive in his foster home. He especially loves to play with other dogs and in the kiddie pool. He is learning humans can be fun too when they bring out the toys. Smokey has picked up all the daily routines of the house, including sleeping on the bed at night. And he inquisitively greets any guest with a good sniff.Smokey continues to be shy and cautious out in public with lots of strangers. But he loves car rides, hikes, and even makes a great jogging partner. If you’d like Ike to meet Smokey, please submit an application today!

Adoption fee $125





Stick is a four-year-old Pit Mix. He is lovable with people and kids, and loves nothing more than snuggling and spending his days with his humans. Stick has done well with some dogs but definitely needs a meet and greet. We would recommend no smaller dogs or other animals.

Adoption fee $125





Feldman is a five-month-old Chihuahua mix who weighs approximately 7lbs. He came into the shelter with an Injury to his eye and needed emergency surgery to remove it. After he healed, he became a fun, energetic puppy. Feldman does well with kids, dogs, and cats. Feldman would do best in a home that understands he is just a puppy, and will require some work and patience with basic obedience training. Feldmans adoption fee is $250, it includes six weeks of puppy classes with a reputable trainer, and his first year of vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Apply to meet Feldman and make him the next love of your life!





Ramen is a three-year-old poodle mix and weighs 16 lbs.  He is a ball of energy, likes to chase his tail, play with his toys, is vocal and wants to be by your side.   Ramen nips/bites when in unfamiliar situations and is looking for that special person who will be able to give him plenty of time and space to build trust and get comfortable.  He is coming around and improves daily.  Ramen gets along with other dogs, mainly observes but recently has started to initiate play.  If you are interested in this little lamb, please complete an application.



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Chicken Little

Chicken Little is a six-month-old Chihuahua Puppy. She weighs approximately 7lbs, but packs an attitude as big as a St. Bernard. She gets along with dogs and cats, but really just wants to be with her person. She loves to sleep under blankets, play with toys, and attack her own tail. Chicken would do best with respectful kids who understand that even though she is small, she still needs to be handled carefully. Chicken's adoption fee is $125 and it includes all her puppy shots, spay, and microchip. Apply to meet Chicken today!





Bella is an approximately four-year-old, purebred St Bernard. She is goofy and sweet, and has most of the qualities you’d find in a St Bernard. Except, she doesn’t drool! Bella loves most people, but isn’t a huge fan of other animals. Bella is seeking a home with no other dogs and cats, she prefers to be the center of your universe. Bella’s adoption fee is $125 and she comes fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped.

Bella is also looking for a new foster.




Daffy is a six-year-old, neutered male purebred American Bulldog (Wisdom Panel DNA completed). Daffy is completely housebroken and crate-trained. He walks well on a leash and rides great in the car. He is your typical bulldog in that he can be extremely stubborn at times as well as a complete goof. Daffy requires a no-other-dog home as he prefers to be the center of your world. He is not a fan of cats or small children. In true bulldog form, Daffy is on a special limited-ingredient diet due his sensitive belly.

Daffy's adoption fee ($125) includes all shots and microchip as well as a large crate, chew proof crate pad, and XL bully bed. If you're interested in meeting Daffy, complete an application.




Hi, I’m Leo! I’m a 1.5 year old large Australian Shepard mix. I know sit, down, shake, stay, crate, place, and leave it. I walk well on the leash and am cat and dog friendly (intro required though). I am kind of shy at first but once I feel comfortable with you, expect tons of kisses! Given that food, chews, and balls are my favorites, I think they’re mine and don’t like them being taken away. My foster mom is going to be working on this with me. Since I’m so food and treat motivated, she believes I will learn to share and give things up.

I would do best in an adult-only home that can provide structure to my life. They would have to understand that given my breed, I need to work for everything I get. Otherwise I find other outlets to let out my energy. If you believe that we are a match made in heaven, please submit an application through RAD Rescue!

Adoption fee: $125




Lily is a four-year-old shepherd mix. She came into PACC incredibly shy and scared. Lily was found to have Distemper and had to spend several months in isolation. Every day she constantly improved but remains incredibly shy and fearful around new people and new situations. The past several months she has started to blossom into an incredibly sweet and happy dog. Every day she learns to trust her foster humans even more. If you would like to meet Lily, please submit an application.

Adoption fee: $125




Jack is a one and a half year-old neutered Heeler mix.He is crate-trained and LOVES toys. He is a big, goofy boy who gets along well with other dogs. Because of some head trauma due to  being hit by a car, he is not too steady on his feet but he is nonetheless learning Sit and Stay. He's very smart and eager to please his people.

Adoption fee: $125




DeeDee is a 3 yr old spayed female Golden/Shepherd mix who gets along with some other dogs - she will require a dog intro if going to a home with another dog. She needs a home with no cats or small animals. DeeDee has a tendency to guard her toys; however, she loves people. She is also very protective of her family and her home. DeeDee is crate-trained, house broken and knows sit. DeeDee was brought in as a stray after being hit by a car; she has healed from her accident; however, due to this, she will likely require joint management in the future.

Adoption fee: $125




Odin is a 4 year old neutered, male Pit mix. This chunky monkey is a silky-eared love bully. He's looking for his love connection - his forever companion. He just wants to be with you and he's into whatever you're into. He's house-broken, crate-trained and obedient. He knows sit, stay, come, heel, get your ball, where's your ball, bring me your ball, and go to bed. (Bonus - he's learning all the commands in Spanish, tambien.)

He needs some time and care to warm up to new people, especially men, but once he trusts you, you have a friend and companion for life. Mostly, he just wants to goof off and cuddle, and be your best friend. Odin previously lived with cats and other dogs, but a meet-and-greet is always required. He also does exceptionally well with kids.

Adoption Fee: $125



Clara - Looking for a new foster

Clara is a young (2 year old) sweet, spayed female Pit mix who loves to cuddle and "smiles" when she is happy. She looks lovingly at you as she sits and waits for her treats. She is still working on co-existing with other dogs and will need either a confident pack leader to ensure successful integration or an only-dog home. She does not like being left in a crate while you are away, so a secure yard with a doggy door would be ideal. Clara is also currently undergoing obedience training,  and her adopters will receive training upon her transition to adoption as well. Clara needs a new foster while she waits to find her forever home.

Adoption Fee: $125