Adopt a Pet

"Back to School Buddies" written on chalkboard, a dog is next to the text with a kitten on her

Back to school Buddies

How can the dog eat your homework if you don't have one? 

Until further notice, adoption fees are only $25 for all animals older than five months, and $150 for puppies and kittens five months and younger!  

PLEASE NOTE:  For the health and safety of your pets and ours, personal pets are NOT permitted inside the County shelter.

Adoptions are currently offered seven days a week and at our West and East Shelter. Location and hours.
We have suspended dog-to-dog introductions until further notice. 

Make the most of your visit - follow these steps in advance:

  1. Check out our available pets online. Our population changes every few minutes, so for best results, check the website an hour before coming in to view current animal availability.
  2. Write down the A# for the animal(s) you want to meet. To maximize our life saving efforts and ensure animals spend as little time as possible at the shelter, we cannot hold any pets. Please review all requirements and recommendations on the pets you have selected. For instance, some dogs require that the entire family be present for a meet and greet, or no small pets in the home.
  3. Review our additional adoption information and options below. There are several ways to bring a shelter pet into your family and these resources will help you to find your perfect fit.
  1. Included with your Adoption
  2. Pre-Selection Program
  3. Pets for Heroes Program

Your adoption fee includes the following:

  • Spay/neuter surgery for unaltered pets.
  • 4-in-1 canine vaccination (distemper, hepatitis, parvo virus, and parinfluenza)
  • Bordatella canine vaccination
  • Cats receive a 3-in-1 vaccination (feline distemper, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus). Maricopa County does not require cats to be rabies vaccinated or licensed.
  • Flea/tick treatment
  • Rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. (For dogs 3 months and older)

Regular Adoption Fees

Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccinations.

Large dogs$50
Small dogs (under 30lbs)$150
Puppies (under five months)$300
Adult cats $25
Kittens (under five months)$150
Senior pets (6 years and older)$25
30+ day stay pets$25
Pets with immediate needs$25