Shy and sweet Tamara may need a little time to adjust to her new family, but when she does, she will let her goofy, playful side shine (submitted photo).

After losing their home, Tamara was surrendered to the Arizona Humane Society by her previous family when they had no other options. At just 2-and-a-half years old, the adorable Sharpei mix has had a hard time adjusting while waiting for her future forever family.

Although she lived with other dogs and young children before, Tamara’s experience with other pets and people has been very limited. Because of this, she tends to be timid and can get scared with fast movements and loud noises. The sweet girl has made great strides thanks to the Behavior Team of AHS, but will need a family who is understanding of her need to adjust and go slow.

Tamara can clearly rock a bow headband like no one’s business but can do so much more than that. House and crate-trained, this smart pup also knows sit, stay and will shake your hand. Additionally, once she opens and starts trusting her human friends she is a very goofy girl who loves to play with tennis balls, Frisbees, squeaky toys and the whole lot–basically, if you can throw it, she will play with it.

Meet beautiful Tamara at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus at 9226 N. 13th Ave. Her adoption fee includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number 603291, or visit to see all animals available for adoption right now.


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