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Adopt With Us. Save Lives.

At Maricopa County Animal Care & Control we know a thing or two about making connections and saving lives. Animal homelessness is a community problem that requires a community solution. Join us in helping the animals of Maricopa County.

Ready for a new BFF? Adopt with us! 

All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccinations. Together, we can save lives.

Locations & Hours Included with Adoption Adoption Fees & Specials



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Check out available pets online and write down the A# for the animal(s) you want to meet. Our population changes every few minutes, so check the website an hour before coming in to view current animal availability.
Didn't find a match? Visit our shelters to preview additional pets that may be available to adopt soon.


A little girl petting a cat inside a shelter

Maximize your visit by knowing which animal(s) you'd like to meet beforehand to help determine if you might be a great match. For health and safety reasons, personal pets are NOT permitted in the shelters.

Get Shelter Information


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Our adoption process is easy and affordable. Whether you’re visiting one of our shelter locations or want to join us at an upcoming event we’re happy to help you meet your new family member.
It's that easy! All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccinations.

See Adoption Fees

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  • Spay/neuter surgery for unaltered pets.
  • Microchip
  • 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)


Puppies and kittens


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
Spay/neuter remains the most effective method to reduce animal intake and euthanasia. Please do your part to help decrease the number of dogs and cats entering local shelters.


Gordon Happy Tail

We love hearing your happy, heartwarming adoption “tails.” Share your adoption, foster, and/or volunteer story here. Your words will inspire others and let our wonderful employees, volunteers and partners know their kind acts make a difference.
 Submit Your Happy Tail


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  1. Mon, Dec 4

    Free Microchipping Event Our East and West shelters are available for this ...
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