Archive for the ‘PetWork Arizona’ Category

Paws Patrol (Green Valley, Arizona) began in early 2006 with a founding committee of seven qualified animal rescuers, each having at least several years of experience. All committee members had actively participated as volunteers, board members, and/or directors in other animal rescue groups.  We do not service the Tucson area.


Our vision is to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.


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The mission of Altered Tails (Phoenix, Arizona 85021; Mesa, Arizona 85207; Tucson, Arizona 85706) is to provide accessible and affordable spay/neuter solutions for companion animals and free-roaming cats.


Our vision is to eliminate euthanasia as a means of population control for companion animals and free-roaming cats. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality professional veterinary services and are committed to:

  • Provide affordable spay/neuter service to owners who could not afford to do so otherwise.
  • Offer affordable vaccines and other vital services to owners of companion pets and rescue organizations.
  • Reduce the number of feral cats living in our communities through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.
  • Help eliminate euthanasia as a form of population control.

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The Humane Society of Central Arizona (Payson, Arizona 85541) serves Gila County with a geographic area which includes the communities of Pine, Strawberry, Happy Jack, Whispering Pines, Fossil Creek, Rye, Gisela, Star Valley, Christopher Creek, Forest Lakes, and beyond. We also collaborate with animal rescue organizations throughout Arizona and beyond to bring animals together with lost families and to place animals in the best possible forever homes.


Sundance (Pet ID 31834989)

We currently handle more than 1400 animals per year but many more must be turned away due to lack of facilities. Each animal who comes to us is evaluated and when possible, healthy animals are held until adopted. Those animals with special needs that are determined to be treatable are cared for until an appropriate home is identified. We strive to ensure that only animals that are non-rehabilitative (serious illness/injury or aggressive to humans) are euthanized but sadly, conditions at the current facility are often not conducive to meeting those heart-felt intentions.

We respect animals as intelligent beings. We value animals as beings who possess emotions including unconditional love, happiness, joy, fear, sadness and pain. We strive to alleviate suffering of animals. We believe in the abilities of animals to be teachers and healers for their human companions. We consider non-human animals to be partners in our human life journey and strive to develop and implement programs to make our community a more humane place for all.

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Cow Cats Pet Adoption Center (Tempe, Arizona 85284) provides free rescue and adoption listings to the public to help people find homes for cats, dogs, and other pets without using up valuable shelter resources.



This saves lives by reducing the demands on no-kill shelters, allowing them to focus even more of their energy on helping the animals that truly have no other option.

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The mission of the Humane Society of Yuma (Yuma, Arizona 85364) is to ensure the humane treatment of all animals, reduce the number of homeless pets, and promote the value and importance animals contribute to our lives and the community.

Services and programs include low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics and a pet food pantry.

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BARK Tucson (Tucson, Arizona 85740) is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer animal rescue organization whose purpose is to address the problem of overpopulation of companion animals in Pima County in two ways:

  • Provide foster home care and adoption services primarily for pregnant and nursing mothers and young animals.
  • Promote education and provide low-cost spay/neuter subsidy to the public to prevent the birth of so many unwanted pets.

BARK is focused mainly on young rescues. Community animal control facilities often do not have the resources to take care of pregnant animals or mothers with young puppies or kittens. For this reason, they are euthanized. BARK takes these pregnant mothers and young animals into foster homes and provides the care they need until they are old enough for adoption into their forever homes.


BARK is always looking for new volunteers to help at its adoption site. It’s also always looking for foster homes. If you can help in either of these areas, please stop by BARK’s PETCO adoption site on Saturday and they can answer any questions you have and give you an application form. BARK provides training for all foster families and adoption counselors/teen volunteers. Thank you in advance.

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The National Canine Cancer Foundation (Phoenix, Arizona 85032) is a nationwide, contribution-funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments, and accurate, cost-effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine cancer.

The purpose of the Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant support for basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research in high-impact and innovative cancer research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness.

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The mission of Altered Tails (Phoenix, Arizona 85021) is to provide affordable spay/neuter services for companion animals and free-roaming cats. It is only through the generosity of donors and friends like you that Altered Tails is able to exist.

Altered Tails is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality professional veterinary services, and is committed to:

  • Provide affordable spay/neuter service to owners who could not afford to do so otherwise.
  • Offer affordable vaccines and other vital services to owners of companion pets and rescue organizations.
  • Reduce the number of feral cats living in local communities through a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program.
  • Help eliminate euthanasia as a form of population control.

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People love pets. They’re cute, cuddly, and fun! But having a pet involves much more than just love. There’s a huge commitment involved; pets need food and water, medical care, and lots of attention. Unfortunately, with all of these responsibilities, many people find that they are in over their heads. The result is a large number of unwanted pets. That’s where Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (Phoenix, Arizona 85009) comes in. MCACC does what it does because over 55,000 animals in Maricopa County need it each year. MCACC strives to take care of animals and to be proactive and offer programs to prevent problems before they occur. For example, Maricopa County’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) helps reduce the unwanted pet population through the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs.

MCACC’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of people and pets in Maricopa County. MCACC is an open-admission animal shelter. As such, it takes in more than 50,000 dogs and cats each year. Some may be ill or injured. Others may have behavioral issues or be aggressive. MCACC receives pets from people who can no longer care for them, and pets that are no longer wanted. MCACC receives many perfectly healthy dogs and cats that just need a new home.

MCACC believes it is not the animals fault for being at the shelter. It wants every healthy, treatable, and manageable animal to get a second chance at love.

MCACC’s goal is to save the lives of all healthy, treatable, and manageable dogs and cats in the community. To reach that goal, MCACC works with local animal welfare partners in Alliance for Companion Animals and the Maricopa County Maddie’s Project. MCACC is fortunate to have the support of FACC’s (Friends of Animal Care and Control), fundraising on its behalf.

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HOPE Animal Shelter (Tucson Arizona 85719) provides a no-kill haven for abandoned dogs and cats while they await adoption. It offers a clean, loving environment that allows socialization and a smoother transition into a permanent home. HOPE ensures that they are well cared for both emotionally and physically during this trying time in their lives.

HOPE absolutely will not put any animal to sleep unless they are suffering. The sick and injured are nurtured and given veterinary care until they are adoptable. Elderly animals or those with long term illnesses are treated with dignity and are well taken care of until they find good homes.

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