About Us

Mission & History

Foothills Animal rescue began its mission to save lives in Cave Creek, Arizona in 1995 as a foster based organization dedicated to saving lives of homeless dogs and cats. Through hard work and resounding dedication by staff and volunteers, Foothills Animal Rescue was able to grow and open a standing adoption center in 2010. The Resale Boutique was a much valued addition to support our efforts and provide resources to make an impact.

Our journey continued with the opening of the Brynne Smith Memorial Campus Adoption Center in December 2016. It is more than a building, it provides a safe haven to homeless dogs and cats awaiting their forever home, and a testament to the important role the companion animals play in our lives.

Foothills Animal Rescue is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that advances our mission through fiscal responsibility and that our rescue is in line with best practices in animal welfare.

5 Freedoms:

The welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state and we consider that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being. Any animal kept by man, must at least, be protected from unnecessary suffering.

Freedom from hunger and thirst.

 By ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor

Freedom from discomfort

By providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area

Freedom from pain, injury or disease

By prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment

Freedom to express normal behavior

By providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

Freedom from fear and distress

By ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.


Foothills Resale Boutique
23030 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Monday - Saturday 10 to 5
Brynne Smith Memorial Campus
10197 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Tuesday - Sunday 11 to 5