It was a hectic and emotional day in the admissions department at the Arizona Humane Society, as is often the case, when a 7-year-old Akita mix came in with his previous owner. A landlord/tenant dispute over the loyal canine companion ended in a trip to the shelter and soon Pancho and his owner were saying their heart-wrenching goodbyes.



Despite the confusion, Pancho displayed a sweet and affectionate personality, a wagging curly tail, and a wrinkled brow … which is where the problem began.

Pancho’s eye wrinkles prohibited him from seeing clearly and living life to the fullest. Committed to giving him the great life that he deserved, veterinarians in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital™ began scheduling the much-needed and long overdue eye surgery. For Pancho, the entropion surgery, or eye surgery, was more than just a “face-lift” and soon he was exploring the world with his eyes wide open.

Thousands of dollars later with stitches along his eyelids, Pancho spent a few days recovering in AHS’ trauma center and now he’s finally ready for adoption. He is housetrained via dog door and walks perfectly on a leash. Being a faithful friend, Pancho will sit beside you or lie at your feet while you watch the sun set, read a good book or watch a movie. He enjoys the simple things in life like car rides, casual strolls through the park, good belly scratches and peanut butter flavored dog treats.

Pancho is available at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. and his adoption fee is only $50 because he has been waiting for a home for over a month. For more information, call 602-997-7585, ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A478425.

Pancho may have been adopted by the time you reach the shelter, however, there are dozens of animals waiting for their forever homes. To see all of the adoptable pets available, visit


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