Bequests and Planned Giving

Your sponsorship donation of $25 or more helps care for one of the animals at Tucson Cold Wet Noses.

A bequest to Tucson Cold Wet Noses will ensure the gift of life for abused and abandoned animals. Please include the work of Tucson Cold Wet Noses in your will.

There are many other options for planned giving. They can provide you with tax benefits while they help the animals. Through a planned gift, you may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes. Some types of gifts virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others greatly reduce the amount of tax you are responsible for during your lifetime. It is important to explore your options so that both you and the animals receive the full benefit of any considered gift. Our representatives will be happy to discuss opportunities with you at your convenience.

Some options include:
Bequests through your will
Charitable Gift Annuities: Provide numerous tax benefits to you, and you are guaranteed income for the rest of your life
Life Insurance Gifts: Make Best Friends Animal Sanctuary the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy
Retirement Plans: Donate your interest in an IRA or other qualified savings plan

Contact Info

Tucson Cold Wet Noses

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Tucson, Arizona

Media and Events

The Best Friend of Man's Best Friend
is what the the Tucson Weekly recently named us and we couldn't be prouder. To read their article please click here.

Welcome !

Butters is a Special Pet who needs a Special Home:


Butters is about 7 years old and a Chihuahua mix

She's about 10 pounds.

Butters can only go to an all female human home as she is fearful of men.

Once she knows you she is your best friend and will cuddle with you, be your lap partner or sit next to you.

She is happy either way.

Walks well on a leash Crate trained likes a blanket in there to crawl under.

Gets along with other dogs all sizes but prefers the small dogs over the big ones.

Treat motivated

*Sorry NO Children home*

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Tucson Cold Wet Noses is a non-profit dog rescue and adoption organization founded by a group of local dog lovers whose goal is to rescue dogs from the local pound (Pima Animal Care Center or PACC) and find them their perfect homes through successful adoptions.

Read the Desert Leaf article about Tucson Cold Wet Noses here !!!! Go to page 62.



images and biographies in our adoptable dog section

ALL of our adoptable dogs come from the "rescue" line at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and would otherwise be euthanized.

Our ultimate goal is to have successful adoptions, a perfect match between the dog and its new owner. All of our dogs live inside with outside access for play and "business". We do not allow our dogs to be adopted out as "yard dogs".

Tucson Cold Wet Noses is not a breed-specific rescue, but we do get our share of purebreds, especially pit bulls and pit bull mixes; Tucson as well as all of Pima County has many pit bulls and pit bull mixes, many of whom find themselves at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) for adoption. The bulk of the dogs we rescue and later adopt out are larger sized, furry mutts and senior rescue dogs because they have a tougher time finding adoptive homes. Click here to read more about us.

We are sorry, but we have our hands full taking in dogs from Pima County Animal Care Center and there are always more waiting for rescue. We cannot take in dogs or cats from the general public. We only have room in our foster care system for rescued pets.


By fostering rescue dogs in our homes, the fosters of Tucson Cold Wet Noses get to know each dog's personality, likes, dislikes, and little quirks so you don't go home with a cat chaser if you have 10 cats at home, or an ankle biter if you babysit your grandchildren every day! Fostering our rescue dogs helps to ensure a successful adoption based on your lifestyle and situation. A successful adoption is a perfect match for both the new family and the dog.

Please contact Terri to foster a wonderful rescued dog from Pima County Animal Care Center. Health dogs are just waiting for their forever homes. Email Terri and ask about our foster to adopt program. If you are ready to start fostering now, please fill out our Foster Care Application and we will contact you right away

We always have a need for volunteers to help with special events, setting up and tearing down adoptions weekends, transporting dogs to and from PACC and the vet, and working with behaviorally challenged dogs at behavior class. If you are ready to start volunteering now, please fill out our Volunteer Application and we will contact you right away

Featured Pets


Many, Many Thanks to Silverado Plumbing for providing our dogs with