Arizona Humane Society and Animal Shelters

by Jonni

Find your local Humane Society or private animal shelter in Arizona.

This page is devoted to helping you find your local Arizona Humane Society shelter. Most of these websites give you pictures and descriptions of their dogs and cats, so you can see if they have the dog or cat you’re looking for. However, most websites are not kept up-to-date, so there may be more dogs available for adoption than you see in the pictures. And the picture you fall in love with may already be adopted by someone else. Please call ahead if you want to avoid disappointment.

How to Add Your Shelter to the List…

If your Humane Society or Animal Shelter is not listed below, use the form at the bottom of this page to add your listing.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Dedicated to the general welfare, sheltering and placement of animals, prevention of cruelty to animals and animal over-population, education concerning humane treatment of animals.

Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary

No-kill cageless animal sanctuary. Pictures of animals available for adoption and listings of volunteer and opportunities.

Arizona Humane Society

Cat and dog adoptions in the Phoenix area. Shelter news and statistics, rescue stories, online donation form, and volunteer information.

Foundation for Animals in Risk

Tucson organization saving animals from the Pima County Animal Control. Events calendar, volunteer and foster needs, frequently asked questions, information on animal cruelty, and profiles of pets in need of homes.

Noah's Ark

Pet adoptions in Glendale, including information on how to turn in animals who need homes.

Arizona Animal Welfare League

Reputed to be the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. Site includes a partial list of animals available for adoption. The shelter is accompanied by a thrift store that supports shelter operations.

Coconino Humane Association

Shelter history, list of services they provide, explanation of adoption fees, donation form, and a map to the shelter.


Pet adoptions in Tempe and the surrounding area. Site includes complete animal listings.

Arizona Animal Rescues

Directory of Arizona rescue organizations.

Animals Benefit Club

Cageless shelter with many pet related services. Rescue stories, list of upcoming events, ways to help, volunteer needs, tips for parenting a pet, and photographs of available animals.

Foothills Animal Rescue

Cat and dog adoptions in Cave Creek. Listing of animals available for adoption, calendar of events, newsletter, tips for finding a lost pet, pet safety tips for new residents, and volunteer needs.

Morning Starr Animal Sanctuary

Animal rescue and sanctuary in Cottonwood. A no-kill shelter, adoption and resource center. Available ferrets, potbellied pigs, horses, goats, rabbits, and others. Newsletter archive, wish list, testimonials, and memorials.

Sun City Animal Rescue

Pet adoptions in Sun City, including partial animal listing and directions to the shelter, as well as a thrift store that supports the shelter.

Arizona Homeless Animals Rescue Team

No-kill, cageless shelter for cats and dogs in Glendale. Lost and found pet listings, rescue stories, in-depth descriptions of available animals, foster needs, newsletter, pet health tips, and memorial listings.

Humane Society of Sedona

Animal listings, directions to the shelter, and a thrift store that benefits the shelter.

Citizens for Scottsdale Strays

All-volunteer, privately funded charitable organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless cats and other companion animals. Descriptions of available pets and volunteer opportunities.

Center for Animal Rescue and Education

Rescue and sanctuary featuring a home-like setting for dogs and cats. Information on upcoming events, membership opportunities, and future goals.

Western Arizona Humane Society

Pet adoptions in Lake Havasu City. Photographs of available pets, volunteer needs, pet care tips, information on Lions Dog Park including rules and etiquette, and membership opportunities.

Pet Protection Organization of Arizona

No-kill animal shelter dedicated to the protection of animals that have been abused or abandoned. Pet of the month, list of dogs and cats for adoption, upcoming fundraisers, adoption application, and ways to help. Located in Kingman.

VCA Animal Medical Center

Emergency vet clinic in Tucson, offering stray animals for adoption. List of available animals, pet care tips, and contact information.

Santa Cruz Humane Society

Pet adoptions in Nogales, Arizona, including animal listings and low-cost spay/neuter services.

X-S RANCH Livestock Rescue and Sanctuary

An alternative to livestock auctions and slaughter, this facility offers livestock adoptions and long-term sanctuary to horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and any other livestock.

Helping Animals Live On

Pet adoptions in northeast Phoenix metro area. Includes partial animal listings.

Border Animal Rescue

Pet adoption in Bisbee. Photographs and descriptions of available animals including those in foster homes, adoption hours, and wish list.

Arizona Animal and Wildlife League of the White Mountains

Pet adoptions in Show Low, including partial animal listings. Events calendar, donation form, postings for lost, found and adoptable pets, adoption guidelines, and contact information for local rescues.

Paw Placement: A Helping Hand For Pets

Cat and dog adoptions in Scottsdale and surrounding area.

Add Your Shelter or Kennel

How to Use the Form

Put the name of your organization in the "Name" box. If you have a website, include the full URL (including http://). Email is required, but will not appear in your listing.

All listings are moderated, so it will take a few hours before your listing shows up on the site. If you need to change or delete a current listing, please contact me.

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