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Founded in 1957, Arizona Humane Society began as a small shelter established by a compassionate group of volunteers. It's grown to become the state’s largest animal welfare and protection agency, as well as the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters with locations in and around Phoenix:
Throughout the years, their commitment to thinking differently about animal welfare has led to countless first-of-their-kind programs, services, education, and communication techniques that have been emulated by organizations all over the world.
Their lifesaving programs, including the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, Mutternity Suites, Kitten Nursery, Bottle Baby Kitten ICU, and Parvo Puppy ICU, save the lives of pets routinely euthanized in shelters. Arizona Humane Society’s comprehensive medical, behavioral rehabilitation, surrender intervention, and spay/neuter initiatives have helped save an additional 100,000 lives over 6 years, offering a safety net for vulnerable pets.
As an open-admissions shelter, their no-kill philosophy ensures they never euthanize a pet for space or length of time. While realizing that they can’t save all animals, there isn't a day that goes by where they don’t try.
Adopting a pet improves your life as well as theirs. Not only are you adding to your family, you’re saving a life. Arizona Humane Society will help you pick out the perfect furry family member. The adoption process is simple:
Like many shelters across the country, Arizona Humane Society uses variable adoption pricing. A pet with a higher adoption fee leaves a financial legacy for other pets in need of extensive medical care or additional time to find their forever family. A pet’s adoption fee can be found on their online profile as well as on their kennel.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchippin, all current vaccinations, a bag of Hill's Science Diet food, a free follow-up veterinary exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, and special adopter discounts on programs and services.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.