Here you can find all the benefits of adopting an animal from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Department, the adoption fees, additional fees, and frequently asked questions and our responses.
It's never easy to give up a family pet, but unexpected life changes sometimes necessitate these hard decisions. Please view our list of resources and options for surrendering a pet.
In addition to helping reduce our community's pet homelessness problem, studies have shown that spayed/neutered pets are typically healthier, less territorial and less aggressive.
Maricopa County law requires you to have a license and rabies vaccination for all dogs over 3 months of age. Licensing your dog also provides ID in case your pet is lost.
If a person keeps, harbors or maintains five or more dogs in an enclosed and controlled area, inaccessible to other animals, that is defined as a kennel and they must have a kennel permit.