Celebrate Arizona Week for the Animals!
September 22-30!
The Arizona Week for the Animals team is actively organizing events and working with shelters, community leaders and organizations daily across the entire state.  Please send any planned events or activities to us. See Contact Us page.
Please contact us if you like to brainstorm or work together  on any events. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week. 
Month of September 
Thank you to Luke Air Force Base  
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Luke Air Force Base
c/o Public Affairs Ofc
"Developing Airmen for America's Air Force"
14185 W. Falcon Street
Glendale Luke, AFB, AZ  85309

Arizona Week for the Animals is the perfect time to say thank you to Luke AFB and all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers.  (See Senator John McCain's photo on Latest News page.)

 God Bless Our Troops. We love you and thank you for your service, Luke AFB. 
Saturday, September 22nd                 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center  3131 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85040

Bring your binoculars and bird book, or borrow ours! Our expert birders will lead you on a guided walk through the Rio Salado habitat, for both experienced and novice birders.
The LEED Platinum certified Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center is a nature center in the heart of Phoenix's Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area--a 600-acre park space in the historic Salt River corridor. Located less than two miles from downtown Phoenix, the Center is a gateway to a lush Sonoran riparian habitat used by over 200 species of birds and other wildlife.  Website http://riosalado.audubon.org/
**Pls check out their monthly calendar for all the cool events! 
Saturday, September 22nd      10:00 am- til 
Vegetarian and Hiking Girlfriends 30s - 40s   
Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch Tubing

Saguaro Lake is the fourth reservoir on the Salt River formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam in the U.S. state of Arizona. The lake is off State Route 87, about halfway between Phoenix and the ghost town of Sunflower, Arizona. 

This is a group for women in their 30s and 40s who would like to meet new like minded veg friends in our own age group who enjoy healthy living, vegetarian eating, and hiking around the valley as well as other fun activities! :) Meetups will include meeting at healthy restaurants, hikes, yoga, walks, kayaking/SUP, healthy events/expos, farmers markets, volunteering, movies, etc. If this sounds like you, please come out and meet your tribe! :) https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-and-Vegetarian-Girlfriends-30s-40s/
        Saturday, September 22nd                     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arizona Small Dog Rescue Adoption Event

Petco      4727 Bell       Phoenix AZ 85032      (602) 923-9814

Arizona Small Dog Rescue is a non profit registered 501(c)3 no kill rescue shelter. We are a group of volunteers who have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused small dogs and cats too. 
Loving Dogs http://arizonasmalldogrescue.rescueme.org/
Loving Cats http://azsmalldogsandcats.rescueme.org/
  Saturday, September 22nd                               10:00 am- 5:00 pm       
Adopt and/or Volunteer with Pima Animal Care Center
Animal Care Center  4000 N. Silverbell Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 724-5900

Want to make a difference? Adopt one our sweet beautiful loving adoptables!!  Join us! Volunteers play a vital role in helping the more than 20,000 pets who pass through our doors every year. Our volunteer program is growing, and these amazing individuals contribute an average of 50,000 hours of service per year! The animals need you!   See FB page. 

Volunteers help Pima Animal Care Center rescue, protect and save countless lives. Simply put, the shelter could not accomplish what it does without our amazing volunteers! Please consider joining our team and help make a difference in your community today.  See our loving adoptables.   http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991
Saturday, September 22nd                10:00 am -1:00 pm                  
Save the Cats Arizona
 Petco         845 N. Dobson      Mesa, 85201    (480) 833-5892

Save the Cats Arizona is a rescue and sanctuary committed to a no-kill philosophy. We believe that cats are sentient, feeling beings who deserve our respect and kindness.

While dedicated to providing a lifetime of health, safety, and happiness to cats living in our sanctuary, we also strive to find solutions for at-risk cats we cannot take in due to limited space.We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization, so 100% of all donations go to the cats. See the cutie pie cats hoping for a forever home!   http://www.savethecatsaz.org/adoptable_cats.html
Saturday, September 22nd      10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pinal County Animal Control Shelter Adoptions 
Casa Grande Shelter
1150 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd.      Casa Grande, AZ 85194

San Manuel Shelter
23790 S. Veteran's Memorial Blvd.   San Manuel, AZ 85631

Walk In shelter hrs at Casa Grande. PLEASE NOTE: to view the animals at the San Manuel Shelter an appointment must be made prior to contacting our department. Phone: 520-509-3555    Toll Free: 1-888-431-1311. Monday and Wednesday: 8 am to 7 pm Tuesday: Thursday, Friday: 8 am to 5 pm  Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

The primary responsibility of Animal Control is animal welfare, making sure that animals in the county are treated humanely and the prospective owners have the means to properly care for adopted pets.
                                   Saturday, September 22nd               10:00 am-8:00 pm 
Humane Society of Sedona Adoptions 

Humane Society Of Sedona  2115 Shelby Dr  Sedona, AZ 86336  (928) 282-4679

Come out and meet the staff and learn how you can make a difference.   https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/
The Humane Society of Sedona cares for and adopts hundreds of pets each year. We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs, and other pets stay at our shelter. HSS is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donations to support our programs. Visit our FB https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofSedona/
Adopt! Loving cats available.    https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/

Loving dogs https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/adopt/adoptable-dogs/
 Saturday, September 22nd    10:00 am- 5:00 pm 
Halo Animal Rescue Adoptions
Check out our offsite adoption opportunities.

Headquarters and Adoption Center of  HALO Animal Rescue
3227 E Bell Rd, Ste D151    Phoenix, AZ 85032 
 Mon - Fri 11a - 6p Sat & Sun 10 am - 5 pm
If you would like to see as many of HALO's adoptable animals in one place as you can, your best bet is to either head over to HALO's building at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control's facility or to check out the beautiful new adoption center at PetSmart Deer Valley.
See Loving Cats available. http://halorescue.org/adoptions/available-pets/cats.aspx

Available Loving Dogs http://halorescue.org/adoptions/available-pets/dogs.aspx
Saturday, September 22nd- 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Arizona Animal Welfare League 
The Kitten Pop Up Adoption Shop is back-Scottsdale Quarter!

Scottsdale Quarter  15059 N Scottsdale Rd 85254  Scottsdale , AZ

For those that don't know what a "Pop Up Shop" is, it is a temporary store with the purpose to attract consumers with something unique, surprising and exciting, and we are doing just that with our Kitten Pop Up Shop. 

On September 22nd and 23rd, we are taking over the Scottsdale Quarter to find homes for the hundreds of kittens currently in our care. Every summer (also known as “Kitten Season”) more than 1,200 kittens come through the Arizona Animal welfare League and now is our time to find them loving homes. Join us to find your purrrrfect kitten match! https://aawl.org/events/september-kitten-pop-adoption-shop
Saturday, September 22nd         11:00 am-5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Promo 
$25.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs, 75.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs. 

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
 -West Valley 2500 South 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 
 -East Valley 2630 West 8th Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 602-506-7387 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide:
Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations,  Shelter for lost and stray animals.   See loving adoptables.   https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cat s receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Our shelters take in nearly 100 animals every single day. If you are looking for a specific breed or type of animal, it is best to visit our shelters in person. See beautiful loving pets for adoption.  https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
Saturday, September 22nd      11:00 am-6:00 pm 
Arizona Humane ADOPT A DOG-Name Your Price 

Arizona Humane 1521 W Dobbins Rd  Phoenix, AZ (602) 997-7585    (602) 997-7585

Name Your Price Adoption Special - EXTENDED TO SATURDAY, 9/22! Pets 6+ months at all locations can be adopted for the price of your choice. Help us clear space for more pets in need & adopt today!  https://www.azhumane.org/adopt/find-a-pet/adopt-a-dog/?nocache=1

Every pet deserves a good life. With a vision to end animal suffering, we rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for sick, injured and abused animals.
 Saturday, September 22nd                                  11:00 am-2:30 pm
Bridging Forever Animal Friends Rescue 

Pet Planet - Village Plaza 12605 North Tatum Blvd Phoenix AZ 85032 (602) 765-2568

Bridging Forever Families  To assist in the relocation/re-homing process for dogs who find themselves in need, when unforeseen circumstances arise in their current homes. Our efforts are specifically focused on; Dogs with owners in failing health who must part with their companions due to health or living situation, dogs whose owners have fallen on hard economic times and can no longer sufficiently provide for them and dogs who for whatever reason have a compatibility issue within their current home and need to be re-homed. See adoptables.  https://www.bffar.org/
Saturday, September 22nd  11:00 am-2:00 pm
   United Animal Friends Dog Adoption Day &
Yavapi Humane Society Adoptoins 

Petco 1931 HWY 69 Prescott, AZ (Frontier Village Shopping Center) 928-708-0212

Please, come visit us at our Adoption Events where you can meet and adopt one of United Animal Friends' wonderful Foster Animals. Bring your dog and a copy of the UAF newsletter for a Pet Pal Discount!

United Animal Friends (UAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group founded in 2003 by a group of avid animal lovers. Since our grassroots beginning, we have continued to grow in size and strength, while continuing to maintain our founding principles of rescue, volunteerism and compassion.

Yavapai Humane Society is passionate about finding forever homes for the 3,000+ animals we rescue each year. Opt to adopt!

Until Dec 23Friday and Saturday Walk In Vaccination Clinics at our shelter locations 
Yavapai Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic
Introducing Friday AND Saturday Walk In Vaccination Clinics! That's right. We are now offering the same great value and service you enjoy at our Friday Walk In Vaccination Clinics on Saturdays too. Vaccines start at just $16! No appointment necessary; first come, first served. For a full list of services offered at the clinic visit https://yavapaihumane.org/services-for-your-pet/wellness-clinic/

https://yavapaihumane.org/   https://www.facebook.com/YavapaiHumaneSociety/
Saturday, September 23rd       11:00 am-4:00 pm 
-Multi Rescue Group & Shelter Adoptions- 
Come join AZ Humane, Pawtown Angels and 
Kits Kittens 

Petsmart   1733 S Stapley Drive    Mesa, AZ 85204      (480) 539-8552

Paw Town Angels Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Paw Town Angels Rescue saves dogs that are abused, abandoned by their owners, and put on the euthanasia list in Maricopa and other surrounding counties. The Angel Army helps these dogs in need find their perfect forever (or should we say furever) home.   Visit http://www.pawtownangels.org/adoptable-dogs/

AZ Humane -- Every pet deserves a good life. With a vision to end animal suffering, we rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for sick, injured and abused animals.Vision- End animal suffering, homelessness and needless euthanasia.  Dogs http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/find-a-pet/adopt-a-dog/?nocache=1
                               Saturday, September 22nd         11:00 am- 2:30 pm   
 Paw Placement "A Helping Hand for Pets" Adoptions 

Petsmart   10030 N 90th St.    Scottsdale, AZ 85258    (480) 391-1647

Cat and dog adoptions. Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a 501(c)(3), no-kill organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship.
Phone 602.712.1599. Website is http://www.pawplacement.org/home

Paw Placement has been saving lives since 2002. We work with adopters to find their perfect animal matches, conducting only quality adoptions. Our Adoptive Difference: Our support does not end when we leave the cat or dog in your home. We provide follow-up guidance and training if needed to make sure relationships between person and pet are successful.
http://www.pawplacement.org/adopt-a-cat     http://www.pawplacement.org/adopt-a-dog
Saturday, September 22nd       11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Desert Paws Rescue Cat Adoptions 
Mesa (E Gilbert) PetSmart        4920 South Power Road     Mesa, AZ 85212

The purpose of Desert Paws Rescue is to rescue, rehabilitate (when necessary) and place domestic animals into stable homes, to educate the public about the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets, and to build public awareness about the human-animal bond and its benefits to society. See our loving adoptables -dogs and cats! http://www.desertpawsrescue.org/all-pets/
Saturday, September 22nd      11:00 am-4:00 pm 
Home Fur Good Adoption Day 

Home Fur Good  10220 N. 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85028     602-971-1334

Home ‘Fur’ Good is a 501(c)3 no-kill animal rescue organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable homeless cats and dogs in Maricopa County
by providing quality medical care and adoption placements, as well as promoting spay/neuter procedures and providing outreach education for pet owners.  FB https://www.facebook.com/homefurgood
Adoptable Dogs http://homefurgood.org/adoptable-pets/dogs/
Adoptable Cats http://homefurgood.org/adoptable-pets/cats/
   Saturday,  September 22nd  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
HALT Adoption Event
 Kingman Petco 3320 Stockton Hill Rd Kingman, AZ 86409 (928) 681-4101

We rescue and shelter unwanted, homeless and abused animals, more than 700 per year; provide them with needed medical treatment; and find them homes locally or transport them to no-kill adoption centers in other areas. When needed, we also rehabilitate them to become eligible for adoption. https://www.haltaz.net/available-pets.html
Saturday, September 22nd                      12:00  noon- 5:00 pm  
Pima Animal Care Center Adoption Day 
Animal Care Center       4000 N. Silverbell Rd.        Tucson, AZ 85745    
(520) 724-5900

Adoption Fees $ 0- $50.00. See loving  adoptables!   http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=991 

As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. You can find your new best friend at our shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Rd., and our five PetSmart stores, too. All our adopted pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit, too. Phone: (520) 724-5900  HOURS:   Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m  Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5.  FB    https://www.facebook.com/PimaAnimalCare/
   Saturday, September 22nd     11:00-4:00 pm 
Your Forever Friend & AZ Care Adoptions 

 Petsmart 21032 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd. (Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse) Queen Creek, AZ 85142         (480) 888-1815 

On Fridays & Saturdays! 
Your Forever Friend a pet rescue and adoption organization. Our focus is on rescuing animals that need assistance, getting them healthy and finding a “Forever” home for them. We believe that every dog is worth the time to save and find the right family to love them. We are a no-kill rescue organization. Your Forever Friend 1167 W. Saddle Butte St. Apache Junction AZ
(480) 982-4273 [email protected]

AZ CARE! One of Arizona's few all-breed dog AND cat rescues with the goal of creating a cage-free facility and reducing the euthanasia rate of Maricopa and Pinal County. http://www.azcarerescue.org/available-cats.html
Saturday, September 22nd        12:00 noon 4:00 pm
AZ Small Dog Rescue Adoptions 

​Petco– 4727 E. Bell Road (Corner of Tatum and Bell Rd in the Walmart Shopping Center) Phoenix, AZ 85032   (602) 923-9814

Arizona Small Dog Rescue (AZSDR), a non profit registered 501(c)3 no kill rescue shelter. We are a group of volunteers that have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. Visit 
Saturday, September 22nd    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Great Spirit Animal Sanctuary Cat Adoptions 

Petsmart     1858 Signal Butte  Mesa, AZ 85209 (480) 358-0948

Provide a permanent home to dogs and horses on Sanctuary land. Our mission is saving dogs and horses from unnecessary euthanasia and slaughter just because they cannot find them a permanent home. Great Spirit Animal Sanctuary provides them a permanent safe home for life. https://www.greatspiritanimalsanctuary.org/new-gallery/

Saturday, September 22nd                   2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Tombstone Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Tombstone Animal Shelter      1037 S. Landin Park Way   Tombstone, AZ 85638        520-457-2545

The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill facility dedicated to finding homes for lost and abandoned dogs and cats in the area of Tombstone, Arizona. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before going to their forever homes. We are not subsidized by the City of Tombstone and we do not have a corporate sponsor. We maintain our shelter through donations and fundraising events. Our shelter is run primarily by volunteers.   http://tombstoneanimalshelter.org/
Sunday, September 23rd     9:30 am -11:00 pm.
 Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Volunteer Grooming Day 

Wildhorse Ranch Rescue   11811 S Lindsay Road     Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: (866) 926-8007  

Current Volunteer Grooming Day. Current volunteers only.

Due to the Nature of the animals that we work with, ALL volunteers working directly with the animals MUST be at least 18 yrs of age. Wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and closed toed shoes/boots are required (no steel toe). Adoptables  http://www.wildhorseranchrescue.com/available-equines.html

(Please consider joining Fry's community rewards program to help support Wildhorse Ranch Rescue. Each time you shop at Fry's and swipe your rewards card, WHRR receives a benefit.The link to enroll is: https://www.frysfood.com/topic/new-community-rewards-program )
 Sunday, September 23rd  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption

Petco Old Spanish Trail Meet & Greet  Old Spanish Trail Marketplace
9640 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85748    (520) 721-5221

Join our cheery and knowledgeable volunteers at the East side Petco to learn about the best dogs – greyhounds – and meet some of our available hounds.

Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is a dedicated group of veteran greyhound adopters and volunteers, who are committed to seeking the very best forever homes for greyhounds in our care.
Located in the Tucson area, we serve Southern Arizona, and surrounding areas.We are non-profit and totally volunteer run, so every dollar goes to the care, promotion of thedogs. Look at our loving hounds available! https://sagreys.org/our-hounds/available-hounds/

We strive to provide the very best adoption experience and follow-up. Successful integration into Forever Homes is our primary goal. Our volunteers seek to educate the public about the wonderful greyhound breed and what great companions they make after their racing careers are done. Learn how to foster or volunteer! Visit https://sagreys.org/volunteer/
Sunday, September 23rd       Ongoing 
White German Shepherd Rescue 
[email protected]    Phoenix, AZ 85032

All animals adopted through WGSR are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots, and microchipped. All dogs are hands-on evaluated. We are a foster-based rescue and all dogs live in private homes prior to adoption. We do adopt outside of the State of Arizona. If you are willing to travel to Arizona to meet a dog, and a local rescue is available and able to do a home visit on our behalf, out-of-state adoptions to neighboring states are possible. We DO NOT transport (via air or ground) our dogs to their new homes. The adopters are responsible for coming to Phoenix and taking the dog home with them.​
Visit  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/wgsrq.html
Loving adoptables https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=AZ323
Sunday, September 23rd          11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Green Valley Paws Patrol Adoption Fair  

Petco  18785 S I19 Frontage Rd,     Sahuarita, AZ 85614 (520) 625-1648

Join us every Sunday at Petco for our Adoption Fair. Today is the day you can bring a Paws Patrol kitty into your life!  See some of our beauties.    https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=AZ246

Paws Patrol 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. Visit our FB page.    https://www.faceboo k.com/GreenValleyPawsPatrol/
​                        Sunday, September 23rd       11:00-4:00 pm 
Back the Blue Adoptions 

 Petsmart 21032 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd. (Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse)  Queen Creek, AZ 85142      (480) 888-1815

BTBPR members are dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned animals. We strive to find them forever homes and reduce euthanasia. BTBPR also assists Arizona’s retired public safety K9’s with medical needs. http://backthebluepetrescue.org/ 
Dogs http://backthebluepetrescue.org/our-dogs/
Cats http://backthebluepetrescue.org/our-cats/
Sunday, September 23rd          11:00 am-6:00 pm
PAWSH Dog & Cat Adoptions 
PAWSH La Encantada  2905 E Skyline Dr., Suite 208  Tucson, AZ 85718

PAWSH adoption centers are Tucson's first and only nonprofit pet supply stores. Come in and enjoy tax free shopping. All proceeds go back to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. https://hssaz.org/get-involved/shop/pawsh-la-encantada/
PAWSH at La Encantada Mall is a great location to meet your next companion. This site houses small to medium sized dogs and big kennels for our cats. Take your own dogs for walks in this pet-friendly mall. 
Sunday, September 23rd          12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
Humane Society of Southern AZ Adoptions 
"New home. New hope."

Main Campus   3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.   Tucson, AZ 85716 (520) 321-3704

Our new campus is truly designed to fit our humane philosophy. HSSA is here for pets and the people who love them, and with this new home, we will be able to accomplish so much more for our community. We have raised seven million dollars, and you can help us get to the $10,000,000 we need by donating now. Help us build our new campus. See our loving adoptables!   https://hssaz.org/adopt/available-pets/
Monday, September 24th           8:00 am-4:00 pm 
Holbrook Animal Shelter Adoptions 
Holbrook Shelter   105 Airport Rd      Holbrook, AZ   86025 Call (928) 524-6828

The animals are currently available from Holbrook, Arizona Animal Care & Control. Please call 928-524-6928 for more information. Adoption Fees for dogs include: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, and city license. Adoption fees for cats include spay or neuter. Open 8-4 Mon-Fri. 
FB https://www.facebook.com/holbrookanimalcontrol/
Website http://friendsoftheholbrookanimalshelter.org/
Monday, September 24th                   11:00-6:00 pm 
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control
Adoptions -$25.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs. $75.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs. 

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
       West Valley              2500 South 27th Avenue      Phoenix, AZ 85009 
East Valley              2630 West 8th Street           Mesa, AZ 85201 

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide: Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations, Shelter for lost and stray animals. https://www.maricopa.gov/148/Animal-Care-Control-Home

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cats receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Phone (602) 506-7387 (PETS) 
Website: https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
Monday, September 24th                                  School Hours         
Tuscan Wildlife Center Education Outreach Programs

Tuscon Wildlife Ctr     13275 E Speedway Blvd     Tucson, AZ 85748

Tucson Wildlife Center offers educational outreach programs for community groups, schools, and events in the Tucson area. Programs focus on our mission of rescue, rehab, and release, but are tailored to your needs and interests. Programs may include our live animal ambassadors. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Please fill out the form below to contact the Education Director, Joan Cass, to discuss your needs further.

We are Southern Arizona’s only state-of-the-art wildlife hospital running 24/7, 365 days a year. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Southern Arizona’s injured or orphaned wildlife. Please call (520)290-WILD  24/7, 365 days a year for any animal emergencies or questions you have.
Monday, September 24th     All Day 
Arizona Animal Shelters
Adopt, Volunteer, Foster Donate, Say Thank you!



Monday, September 24th    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Veg Phoenix -Raw Food Class

Total Lifestyle   11209 N Tatum Blvd #140    Phoenix, AZ 85028

Please join Haley, of Living Raw By Grace, for an information explosion of taste at this spectacular RAW class in north Phoenix! At this class, Haley will help you develop a Meal Plan, Grocery List that will enable you to go RAW for an entire WEEK. Reserve your spot ($25) now to savor the flavor at this information-packed event! 

Please RSVP at http://www.livingrawbygrace.com/classes.html (http://www.livingrawbygrace.com/) to secure your spot. An RSVP here at Meetup.com will only let others in our group know you'll be there. You must pre-register to ensure adequate food supplies and to guarantee a space for you at this event.
  Tuesday, September 25th         Call for appt. 
Altered Tails Low Cost Spay & Neuters

Altered Tails          950 W Hatcher Road      Phoenix, AZ    85021 (520)495-5900

 Book your pitbull or pit mix! Comes with a free nail trim! Only valid in the Tucson location of Altered Tails. You must mention special when booking appointment. Call Tucson at (520)495-5900 or book online at www.alteredtails.org. Dog must be at least 3 months and 3 pounds. Visit website at http://www.alteredtails.org/
Tuesday, September 25th                             10:00 am-5:00 pm
Verde Valley Humane Society Adoption Special --- 
Pets for Patriots

Verde Valley Humane    1520 W. Mingus Ave    Cottonwood, AZ  86326

Verde Valley Humane Society offers discounted fees for dog and cat adoptions to Pets for Patriots members and will help them find their new best friends. . https://petsforpatriots.org/

Serving Cottonwood, Arizona and surrounding communities, the “low-kill” shelter, known previously as Adopt for Life Center for Animals, strives to match each animal in need with the right individual or family.   Pls visit to see some loving adoptables.  http://www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/#!adoptions/c6mv
Adoption Fees include Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Rabies shot, Flea/Tick/Worm treatment and free Vet exam.     www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org/
Tuesday, September 25th     &  Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs in Arizona 

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. 
Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). 
Tuesday- Saturday. September  25-29th                       10:00 am -6:00 pm 
 Glendale Public Library Celebrates
" Arizona Week for the Animals"
~An official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Glendale Library         5959 W. Brown Street        Glendale, AZ 85308

The gracious library staff will have a special area set up and a wide variety of animal books for you to stop by and check out to share with all the young ones in your life. They look forward to your visit. 

Very special thanks to Glendale Library's staff and youth services director Meredith! Remember the greatest adventures we can take are between the pages of a great book. www.glendaleaz.com/library/ 
 Tuesday, September 25th           2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
Tucson Animal Shot Clinic

Animal Birth Control Clinic  South Location      1710 W. Valencia Rd.    Tucson, AZ 85746

The Valencia/I-19 (MIDVALE PARK) location announces NEW Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours!   Tuesday thru Saturday by appt. only! NEW Shot-clinic hours are:  Tues, Wed, and Thurs 2 pm-4 pm  and 
Saturday 7am-12pm No appointment necessary. Free exam necessary from our licensed veterinarians. All shots are $10 each. Also on Saturday 7am-12pm . Phone 520-741-SPAY (7729).   http://www.animalbirthcontroltucson.com/
Wednesday, September 26th                 Ongoing        
United Animal Friends Pet Food Bank 

United Animal Friends       P.O. Box 11133       Prescott, Arizona 86304
Offers pet food to those struggling with temporary financial hardships to help them keep their companion animals. In partnership with the UAF low cost spay- neuter program our goal is to end the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in our community. For low cost spay-neuter certificates call 928-778-2924.

United Animal Friends needs help to feed hungry horses. 
To donate to the horse feed fund please contact Warren's Hay "N" More in Chino Valley at 928-636-1303. UAF has set up an account with them to make donating easy. They will credit our account with every donation so we can buy feed for hungry horses in our community. If you need a tax deductible receipt contact the pet food bank at [email protected]
See wonderful programs on Website      http://www.dogcatadoption.com/
Thursday, September 27th                                    8:30 am-10:00 am
Wake up with the Birds at Agua Caliente Park
Agua Caliente Park    12325 E. Roger Road/12325 Agua Caliente Park Road                Tucson, AZ 85749

Take a guided walk through the park and along the ponds to see a variety of resident and migratory birds. Ducks should be arriving for the winter and we expect to see raptors, sparrows, and many other birds. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Online registration - www.pima.gov/nrpr, click Register Now button
Program information - Phone: 520-724-5375 or email: [email protected]
Thursday, September 27th                     12:00  noon-5:00 pm
Jerome Humane Society Low Cost Clinic

Civic Center   600 North Clark Street   Jerome, AZ  86331

The Jerome Humane Society clinic is located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center / Town Hall building  The clinic is open by appointment only on Thursdays, For appts and info please call Marge at (928) 639-1341.    Jerome, Arizona, incorporated in 1899, is located in Yavapai County, approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix and 45 miles southwest of Flagstaff on State Highway 89A. The town sits perched on a hillside at an elevation of over 5,000 feet in the Black Hills of Arizona. Visit  http://www.jeromehumanesociety.com/clinic.php

See who works there! Sally Dryer, as a child, voiced the roles of Lucy, Violet & Patty in the Charlie Brown specials. Little did she know then just how prophetic Lucy's line "Blech. I've been kissed by a dog!" would turn out to be – it happens all the time now! On Thursdays, Sally is a veterinary technician for the Jerome Humane Society. Not only is Sally great with the animals, she's an extremely capable technician -- organized, knowledgeable & eager to learn. She's also a lot of fun, & gives great parties. Sally is also the owner of Soiled Doves Studio in Jerome, is a mixed-media sculptor, & is a master framer. 
                      Thursday, September 27th    (and Friday)                          Walk In 
Arizona Humane Society Low Cost Clinic  
Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule Low-Cost Clinics in Phoenix: 

AHS Phoenix location addresses on link below
It’s important to have your pets vaccinated regularly to protect them from unnecessary illnesses. That’s why our low-cost spay and neuter clinics also offer a various vaccinations for cats and dogs, including rabies, bordetella, feline leukemia, canine 4-in-1 and feline 4-in-1. 

Walk-in Vaccination Clinic Schedule for the Marge Wright and Margaret McAllister Brock Low-Cost Clinics: Tues - Thurs        Afternoons(by appointment - call ahead 602-997-7585) Fridays        8 am - 12pm / 1pm - 5pm (first come, first served)Several tests are also available, including heartworm and feline leukemia.  http://www.azhumane.org/artman2/publish/spw/vaccinations.shtml
                        Thursday, September 27th  & Ongoing 
Animal Defense League of Arizona

The Spay/Neuter Hotline Online refers visitors to low-cost or free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in local regions of Arizona. Some clinics offer discounts to hotline referrals, so remember to mention that you were referred by the Spay/Neuter Hotline when you call to make an appointment.

The Spay/Neuter Hotline is a program of the Animal Defense League of Arizona.he Animal Defense League of Arizona is a statewide animal protection organization that has worked for two decades on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment, and farm animals. Website is http://www.adlaz.org/spay/index.html
Thursday, September 27th (thru 30th)    1:30 am – 4:30 pm
Women's Nature Retreat 

MLY Ranch, Greer, AZ 
Into the Mountains I Go to Lose My Mind and Nourish My Spirit
  Do you . . .Feel a kindred connection with Nature as a partner, teacher and companion?
Hear an inner call that pulls you to be more intertwined and connected with her?
Experience natural insights, wisdom, inspiration and freedom when in Nature?
Thursday, September 27th             6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Arizona Animal Welfare League 
'September Ruff Draft Book Club Meeting'
Arizona Animal Welfare League 25 North 40th St.  Phoenix, AZ 85034   

Do you love animals and reading? Join the only book club that helps homeless pets get adopted! Arizona Animal Welfare League introduces Ruff Draft, where you can read to our shelter pets. There is no cost to join! It's very simple:

1. Borrow one of the monthly book club books from the lobby, graciously donated by Changing Hands Bookstore.
2. Choose a dog or cat of your choice that would love some company.
3. Sit outside one of our dog kennels or inside one of our cat rooms and read as much as you want! P.S. We have pillows you can borrow.
4. Once you're done reading, return the book to the lobby. If you want to pick up your own copy, stop by one of Changing Hands Two locations, then finish the book before our monthly meeting!
5. Attend our once a month Ruff Draft meeting at our main shelter and discuss the book, and your favorite adoptable pets!
Learn more https://aawl.org/events/september-ruff-draft-book-club-meeting
Friday, September 28th   All Day 
World Rabies Day 
World Rabies Day is the 28th of September. It was created to both inspire activism and raise awareness of the disease.

What is Rabies? Rabies is a viral disease that infects the central nervous system of humans and animals and causes inflammation of the brain. It can be deadly to animals and humans, so it’s important for pets to be vaccinated.

In Arizona, Maricopa and Pinal County laws require dogs to be vaccinated against the rabies virus. Typically rabies is spread by other warm-blooded animals infected with the virus. Rabies is most commonly found in bats in Europe, North America, and Australia, and in dogs in Asia and Africa.

A simple vaccine from your vet will help ensure the health of you and your pet. Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and other domestic pets should be vaccinated. 

Arizona law requires dogs to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. http://arizonapetvet.com/blog/world-rabies-day-vaccinations/
       Friday, September 28th       8:00 am-11:30 am / 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
World Rabies Awareness Day
~Free Vaccines from Yavapai Humane Society~

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic 2989 Centerpointe E Dr  Prescott, AZ 86301    928-771-0547 

In honor of World Rabies Awareness Day, we are offering a free* rabies vaccine with the purchase of any wellness service at our Spay & Neuter Clinic on September 28th & 29th
Hours are: 8:00am-11:30am / 1:00pm-4:30pm

Please call 928-771-0547 if you have any questions. *you must purchase a wellness service to get the free vaccine*.  https://yavapaihumane.org/event/free-rabies-vaccinations/

Also see Maricopa website for clinics. https://www.maricopa.gov/215/Adoption-Rabies-Vaccinations-and-Other-F
​Friday, September 28th                       10:00 am til 
Paws Are Warm Support 
Pet Therapy at Yavapai Regional Medical Center

YRMC - East  7700 E. Florentine Road       Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
YRMC - West             1003 Willow Creek Road         Prescott, AZ 86301

Pet therapy is provided to patients and family at both campuses through Delta certified dogs in therapy program of PAWS at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. Up to three visits a day in both centers/hospitals.  The patients in pediatrics, ICU and all the way to seniors benefit from these loving dogs. The effect these wonderful pets have on the patients hsa proven to be noticeable in health and well-being. For more information, contact Lynnel Walters at 928-771-5552. Visit website at http://www.yrmc.org/
Friday, September 28th        Ongoing -Call or email 
 PEACEFUL VALLEY Donkey Rescue -
-Volunteers needed in Arizona and California-

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue 8317 Duckworth Rd. San Angelo, TX 76905 

NEWS ALERT! The PEACEFUL VALLEY DONKEY RESCUE is currently tasked with removing thousands of wild burros from National Park Lands in California. This is a monumental task and one that PVDR is uniquely suited for. Have a donkey Question? 
[email protected]   Please help us #SAVEOURBURROS

Arizona Satellite Locations.     http://www.donkeyrescue.org/satellites.html
Scenic, AZ   Phone 928-347-4506  Williams, AZ Phone: 503-784-9997

See our other issues which the amazing donkeys need us to help them.   http://www.donkeyrescue.org/contact.html
Friday, September 28th        11:00 am-5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Shelters 
25.00 Dog Adoptions for all dogs over 25 lns, 75.00 for dogs over 25 lbs Promo!

Maricopa County Animal Care Center 
 --West Valley 2500 South 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 
--East Valley 2630 West 8th Street Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 602-506-7387 

​Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) operates two full service animal care centers in the Valley. Our animal care centers provide:
Adoption services, Dog licensing, Microchips, Pet surrender, Rabies vaccinations, 
Shelter for lost and stray animals. See so many loving adoptables.   https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet

Our adoption fees range from $0 to $150. Upon entry at our shelters, most dogs are given a 4-in-1 vaccination, Bordetella vaccination and flea/tick treatment. Adopted dogs ages three months of age and older also receive a rabies vaccination and County dog license/tag as part of their adoption fee. Cat s receive a 3-in-1 vaccination when they arrive at our shelters (cats are not required to be rabies vaccinated or licensed in Maricopa County). Open 7 days a week 11-6 pm M-F and 11-5 Sat & Sunday. 

Our shelters take in nearly 100 animals every single day. If you are looking for a specific breed or type of animal, it is best to visit our shelters in person. See beautiful loving pets for adoption.  https://www.maricopa.gov/214/Adopt-a-Pet
               Saturday, September 29th                       8:00 am- 1:00 am
AAWL Walk-In LowCost Vaccination & Microchip 

Pet Match Adoption Center     25 N. 40th St        Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Walk-In Low-Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinics .The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA offers WALK-IN vaccinations and Homeagain microchips to the public generally every 3 weeks.  No appointment is necessary.  Services are provided on a walk in basis.  Vets are not available for consultations to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any ailments during walk-in vaccination clinic times. 

Please call ahead to confirm our vaccine clinic dates and times 602-273-6852 ext 138. All Vaccines are: $14 each or all 3 for *$40 (*same pet)
Homeagain Microchips: *$30.00 each *(includes registration). Vist website at http://aawl.org/vaccination-microchip-clinics
Saturday, September 29th     9:00 am-1:00 pm
 Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary
Brunch, Brews and Bow-wows — Phoenix 

OHSO Brewery Paradise Valley  10810 N Tatum Blvd Ste 126 Phoenix AZ  85028

Bring your four-legged friend to one of the most dog-friendly establishments in the metro Phoenix area, — OHSO Brewery and a portion of your tab will go to Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary. https://www.facebook.com/ForeverLovedPetSanctuary/

Mission To save senior animals who are often overlooked by providing them an opportunity to thrive in a safe and caring environment. 

Maricopa County has the second highest euthanasia rate in the country due to our severely overpopulated animal community. Recent census figures demonstrate that Maricopa County is in transition. For various reasons, including moving, senior pets become disposable and end up at the shelter. Placement is almost impossible for older pets. FLPS was created to make a serious and positive impact on the lives of senior animals.

OHSO-Lively brewery with a hip, dog-friendly patio serving drinks, burgers & other American bites.
Saturday, September 29th   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Anthem Pets Cat Adoptions 
​Bonnie’s Barkery 29455 N Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek, AZ 85331 
(480) 502-7973

We hope you discover some faces that you simply must meet in person! Check back often, as we add new adoption-ready dogs and cats frequently. We remove them only when their adoptions are complete. SO if you see an animal who winds up being in the process of finding their new loving home, please consider opening your heart to another one who needs you. https://www.anthempets.org/
​                Saturday, September 29th                  10:00 am-11:30 am
Southwest Wildlife  Horse & Burro Program 
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 27026 N. 156th St
 Scottsdale, AZ 85262    480-471-9109

Horse and Burro Program
Southwest Wildlife rescues domestic horses in need of a helping hand. Southwest Wildlife has stepped in and offered sanctuary to wild horses and burros who have had to be removed through the National Wild Horse and Burro Program. Our Horse and Burro Program also saves neglected, abused, and slaughter-bound equines by rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding new homes for them.

Some of these equines are dumped in the desert after their owners can no longer afford to care for them, others are owner turn-ins, and still others are rescued from abusive situations. Many of the horses that are dumped are old, lame, or injured with little or no possibility of being rehomed. These animals will live their lives out peacefully at Southwest Wildlife. https://www.southwestwildlife.org/conservation/horse-and-burro-program.html
Saturday, September 29th    10:00am – 2:00 pm
 Yavapai Humane Society 
Adopt a Dog and get Free Oil Changes from Liberty KIA

Yavapai Humane Society 1625 Sundog Ranch Rd Prescott, AZ 86301   (928) 445-2666

Adopt a fur-ever friend at the Yavapai Humane Society Dog Adoption Event at Liberty KIA and get free oil changes for a year courtesy of Liberty KIA!   https://www.libertykia.com/

Yavapai Humane Society is passionate about finding forever homes for the 3,000+ animals we rescue each year. Opt to adopt!  https://yavapaihumane.org/

Also on on Sept SAT 29 Clayton Homes Adoption Event https://yavapaihumane.org/
   Saturday, September 29th            11:00 am-1:00 pm
 AZ Happy Tails Pet Adoption Day

PetSmart  2860 E Germann Road  Chandler, AZ 85249  (480) 722-1358

In July of 2009 AZ Happy Tails joined together with fellow rescuers on a mission to save a pack of approximately 30 dogs from the Fort McDowell Casino area. By the end of the year AZ Happy Tails had rescued over 80 dogs from there! These are amazing dogs that have had to endure brutal conditions and horrible treatment. Some are slow to trust and fearful of humans but with rehabilitation they have made loyal and loving additions to many families. http://happytailsaz.org/adoptable-dogs/

Boxer Rescue is there on on some weekends. Founded in 1998, Boxer Luv Rescue is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization run entirely on private donations. We are managed and run by volunteers - more than 300 strong - dedicated individuals working together whose Mission is to give new life to homeless Boxers in need. 

We welcome Boxers into Boxer Luv from shelters and humane societies; we take in strays, some hit by cars or injured; others wandering the streets, lost or abandoned. We take in dogs from people who can no longer care for their dogs, are in financial or personal crisis, or simply no longer want their pet. Visit website at http://www.boxerluv.org
Saturday, September 29th    11:00-3:00 pm
Adoption Day with  Paws for the  Cause  

Petco        5011 East Ray Rd    Ahwatukee, AZ 85044   (480) 893-3383

Pound Animals Worth Saving is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation. We are dedicated to saving the lives of as many dogs and cats as we can from the county pounds, abusive environments, and owner surrenders.

P.A.W.S. (Pound Animals Worth Saving) Fur the Cause was founded in June, 2009 with volunteers from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC). 
Saturday, September 29th Ongoing!
PACC911  10645 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 200-516  Phoenix, AZ 85028  602.992.4779

Wonderful organization!  Help them to help unite the groups to save shelter and rescued pets. From PAC9111We aid our our partners by lifting their burden with some of the challenging behind-the-scenes work that comes with animal rescue so they can do what they do best: save and rehome displaced pets in need. We provide four key resources: large outdoor adoption events; ongoing fundraising; educational outreach and our ever vital medical assistance to soften the high cost veterinary care that our four footed friends require. 
Filling a vital community need, PACC911 brings together over 100 animal welfare organizations throughout Arizona to create a potent animal rescue community that valiantly works together under a unified umbrella.

PACC911 provides a range of opportunities for our animal welfare partners for the benefit of the animals, but primarily assists coalition members in five distinct ways.
September  22-30th      10:00 am -5:00 pm 
Dogs’ Adoption Fees Cut in Half: PIMA Animal Care
Pima Animal Care Center.

Pima ACC  4000 N Silverbell Rd    Tucson, Arizona 85745

The price to bring home a dog from Pima Animal Care Center has been reduced Sept. 23-Oct 7.. This is celebrated in the fourth week of September every year.


People can celebrate National Dog Week in a variety of ways at Pima Animal Care Center:

Adopt: For dogs six months and older, the price is now $15. The price for under six months is $25. In addition to the adoption fee, there is a $19 licensing fee for dogs. The total price includes spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and a free vet visit. Adopt. 

   Saturday, September 29th    11:00 am-6:00 pm
Arizona Humane Society 
Arizona Humane 1521 W Dobbins Rd   Phoenix, AZ 85041  (602) 997-7585
See all Locations http://www.azhumane.org/locations/

To celebrate the season of giving, we would like to help you give a home to a rescue dog! Thanks to our amazing friends and partners at Best Friends Animal Society, we are able to lower adoption fees to $25 for dogs one one year and older! This special is available  at each of our adoptions locations.  Loving adoptables! http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/find-a-pet/adopt-a-dog/?nocache=1
Saturday, September 29th    11:00-12:00 noon 
Arizona Animal Welfare League Foster Orientation

Arizona Animal Welfare League   25 North 40th St. ( upstairs in the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center) Phoenix, AZ 85034    Phone: 602-273-6852

Our foster orientation class will provide you with information on our foster program, how you can become a foster, and what being a foster for AAWL entails. We ask that fosters be at least 18 years old.

Please make sure you complete the online foster application and register for this class prior to attending Foster orientation.

Foster orientation will be held upstairs in the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center, located at 25 N. 40th Street. Parking is available on 40th St. in front of the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center.** https://aawl.org/events/foster-orientation-0
 Saturday, September 29th                                   11:00 am-2:30 pm
Bridging Forever Animal Friends Rescue 

Pet Planet - Village Plaza   12605 North Tatum Blvd     Phoenix AZ 85032                                      (602) 765-2568

Bridging Forever Families 
To assist in the relocation/re-homing process for dogs who find themselves in need, when unforeseen circumstances arise in their current homes. Our efforts are specifically focused on; Dogs with owners in failing health who must part with their companions due to health or living situation, dogs whose owners have fallen on hard economic times and can no longer sufficiently provide for them and dogs who for whatever reason have a compatibility issue within their current home and need to be re-homed. See adoptables.   https://www.bffar.org/

​3rd Saturdays each month 
Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue, Inc. (AZBTR) is an Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted Boston Terriers, education of owners on responsible dog ownership, and education of the public on the Boston Terrier breed.  See loving adoptables!  Visit  http://www.azbtrescue.org/animals/
                      Saturday, September 29th                  11:00 am-2:00 pm
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Day

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Adoption Center
14644 North Cave Creek Road       Phoenix, AZ 85022

We are not-for-profit, 501c3, all-volunteer domestic rabbit rescue organization and no-kill shelter.  Learn how to help the rabbits with this wonderful org. 602-482-3990

Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue exists solely through the generosity and contributions of its friends and supporters. We accept no government funding of any kind. Monetary donations are critical to our mission and are always needed and appreciated. But did you know there are lots of other ways to help Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue besides giving money?  Ways to help page has great ideas. http://www.bhrabbitrescue.org/links/fundraise.htm
                    Saturday, September 29th            11:00 am – 3:30 pm 
Arizona Small Dog Rescue Adoptions 

Bell & Tatum Petco 4727 East Bell Road  Phoenix, AZ 85032  (602) 923-9814

Wonderful dogs available for adoption. Big and small! All have been vet-checked, have their shots and have been spayed/neutered. . We are a group of volunteers that have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. Most of the animals in our shelter come from the euthanasia list from Maricopa County Animal Control and other shelters in the area. See loving adoptables. 
Saturday, September 29th       & ongoing                11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control Pet Project 
& Adoptions -Ask about our Adoption special fees! 
25.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs, 75.00 for all dogs over 25 lbs!

Maricopa County | 301 W. Jefferson St. | Phoenix, AZ 85003 | 602-506-3011 ​

MCACC's Maricopa County Animal Care & Control's Pet Project program focuses on big and little (Petite Pet Projects) animals to help make them more adoptable. We have our Project Pal program at both our West Valley (Phx) and East Valley (Mesa) shelters. Our Petite Pet Project program is located inside, just through the lobby at our West Valley shelter in Phx.  https://www.facebook.com/PetProjectsMCACC/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

Volunteers and staff work closely with any fearful shelter dogs to help them overcome these obstacles and go on to find forever homes. These dogs overcome so much and there are some AMAZING stories to share. We hope you will help us promote this program and share our dogs looking for forever! ​ 602-506-7387 http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/
                      Saturday, September 29th         11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Salt River Rescue Pet Adoptions & Cool Cats Rescue  
Tempe Marketplace  1900 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 303-7262

Come and meet the animals available for adoption. The newest addition to your family could be a trip to PetSmart away! Saving the loving animals from the local shelters. Our phone (928) 231-4241.

We are a foster based, 501c3 animal rescue located in the East Valley dedicated to helping stray or abandoned dogs and cats in need.

View all of our adoptable animals at: http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/AZ616.html
FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/saltriveranimalrescue/
Cool Cats Rescue will have kitties there too! http://coolcatsrescue-az.org/
Saturday, September 29th                        11:00 am- 3:00 pm   
 Paw Placement "A Helping Hand for Pets" Adoptions 

Petsmart      10030 N 90th St.        Scottsdale, AZ  85258   (480) 391-1647

Cat and dog adoptions.   Paw Placement: A Helping Hand for Pets is a 501(c)(3), no-kill organization. Our mission is to reduce euthanasia of homeless cats and dogs through rescue, adoption and education about responsible pet guardianship.
Phone 602.712.1599. Website is http://www.pawplacement.org/home
Saturday, September 29th                   11:00 am -1:00 pm
Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption 

 Petsmart             7727 E Broadway Blvd   Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 290-0776

Join us at the Petsmart on Grant and Swan to meet our cheery volunteers, learn about life with Greyhounds, learn about Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption, and of course to meet some hounds http://sagreyhoundadoption.org/
Saturday, September 29th                                               11:00 am-2:00 pm
                     United Animal Friends Dog Adoption Day &
Yavapi Humane Society 

Petco   1931 HWY 69  Prescott, AZ  (Frontier Village Shopping Center)   928-708-0212

Please, come visit us at our Adoption Events where you can meet and adopt one of United Animal Friends' wonderful Foster Animals.   Bring your dog and a copy of the UAF newsletter for a Pet Pal Discount!

United Animal Friends (UAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group founded in 2003 by a group of avid animal lovers. Since our grassroots beginning, we have continued to grow in size and strength, while continuing to maintain our founding principles of rescue, volunteerism and compassion.
Saturday, September 29th       12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
AZ Dog Offsite Adoptions   

Choice Pet Market     10810 Tatum Blvd     Phoenix, AZ 85028 (602) 652-9000

Come adopt of of our beautiful babies! We will have adorable, happy, sweet doggies ready to go home with you. All dogs are spayed/neutered/vaccinated/vet checked! http://azdogadoptions.rescueme.org/
 See our new facility! phone+1 480-500-9620  [email protected]
2201 S 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA

Welcome to AZ Dog Adoptions. We are an adoption center for dogs we have rescued from the county shelter, owner surrenders, or strays. We strive to make sure all of our dogs are well loved, healthy, and behaviorally assessed before getting adopted. we want to make sure that you have a great experience adopting a dog and that your new best friend is the right match for you.
Saturday, September 29th  1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Follow Your Heart Rescue Adoptions 
Petsmart      1858 Signal Butte    Mesa, AZ 85209  (480) 358-0948

Our center is open for adoptions Weds-Sun at the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. We are also at Petsmart on Signal Butte in Mesa on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

We are a foster based rescue. Meaning we do not have a kennel facility to house our dogs. We have foster homes all over the Valley. After rescue some may have a short stay at a veterinarian or boarding facility then they are off to a foster home where they are made comfortable and can receive the best care possible until they find their forever homes. However our adoption center is at Superstition Springs Mall on the second floor between Dillard's and Macy's.See our loving adoptables. ​http://www.followyourheartanimalrescue.org/adoptable-dogs
Saturday, September 28th     1:00 pm -6:00 pm
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Beastro

Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Johnson Lane  Chino Valley, AZ 86323 Phone: (866) 926-8007 

  Email  [email protected] 
Mission: To save animals from abuse, neglect, slaughter and premature death and provide a safe place for them to live for the remainder of their lives. Our Programs:
Equine Rescue – Wild Mustangs, All domestic equines, Retired US Forest Service Equines, US Cavalry Horses and any equine in need of help. 
HavasuPup – This program started in 2007. We rescue the unwanted puppies, dogs and kittens from Havasupai Grand Canyon,
HavasuHorse Rescue Program - As of Oct. 2014, we began taking horses and mules in need out of Havasupai. 
KittyCity consists of our cat sanctuary. All cats are spayed/neutered.
See adoptable horses! http://www.wildhorseranchrescue.com/available-equines.html
Saturday, September 29th   Ongoing 
Gabriel's Angels 

Gabriel's Angels 727 E. Bethany Home Rd., Suite C-100 Phoenix, AZ 85014 602.266.0875
Our mission is…to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever. See our upcoming October events on our webiste!

Our vision is…we envision a compassionate community. Our guiding philosophy is…Our work is driven by a passionate belief that the unconditional love of a dog can heal a child.​ https://www.gabrielsangels.org/calendar/

Become a volunteer! https://www.gabrielsangels.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/
Saturday, September 29th         3:00 – 6:00 pm
Arizona Greyhound Rescue Fundraiser
Hosted by Lovin' Spoonfuls and Arizona Greyhound Rescue

Lovin' Spoonfuls   2990 N Campbell Ave, Ste 120, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Join us at Lovin' Spoonfuls and have a late lunch or early dinner. Eat-in or take-out, a portion of ALL food sales will go to Arizona Greyhound Rescue-Mission Statement
Enriching our community and the lives of sighthounds through adoption, companion programs and education. http://azgreyhoundrescue.org/

Holiday WINE SALE has started!

The holidays are coming so order your wine now and support the hounds!
Arizona Greyhound Rescue continues to offer our wine collection through Benefit Wines 
There is a new wine purchse program, so stock up for the HolidaysS!
Now you can order a package of wines with the exact wines you want in the package. In addition, all orders, regardless of size, ship for one flat shipping fee of $15
FB page https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGreyhoundRescue/
Saturday,  September 29th      6:00 pm- 9:00 pm 
AZK9 Special Event "Loss and Found" Film Premiere  
featuring Jon Mancinetti, Smokey and AZK9 Rescue 

AZK9 Rescue   7615 w Acoma Dr    Peoria, AZ 85381

Join filmmaker, Jon Mancinetti, Smokey and AZK9 Rescue for a fun filled evening at the red carpet AZ premier showcasing his short film “Loss and Found” and helping AZK9 raise funds and awareness about fostering shelter pets and rescue.

Jon is a filmmaker and Pit Bull foster dad living in LA. He’s been featured on The Dodo, Hallmark Channel and Spin Magazine. Jon recently directed “Loss and Found”, a comedy about how he got into rescuing dogs.

The story is about a young man that is devastated after losing his best friend, his dog Russell. Eventually he finds purpose in his life through saving the lives of more rescue dogs. “Loss and Found” is a heartfelt comedy based on a true story that addresses issues surrounding rescue dogs.

Join us Saturday September 29th at 7615 w Acoma Dr, Peoria, Arizona 85381. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the screening will start promptly at 6:30pm. The screening will be followed by an afterparty in the area, more details to come. https://www.azk9.org/events

AZK9 is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2010 by a group of people who wanted to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in Maricopa County. The members of AZK9 are willing to give their time, passion and knowledge to offer proactive solutions to address the pet overpopulation. The founders realized there are many contributing factors and as a group focus on three main areas; Sterilization, Education and Rescue of the companion animals in need.  http://www.azk9.org/
Sunday, September 30th        1:00--3:00 pm   
Arizona Small Dog Rescue 
~BarkHappy Phoenix: Pamper Your Pup Pawty​~

Lugari Pet Salon, LLC 7901 E Thomas Rd, Suite 105, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

 Calling all Phoenix dog lovers! What better way is there to spoil your pup than a little pampering? Join us for a Pamper Your Pup Pawty! Included with your ticket is a mani/pedi for your furry friend, over $350 in freebies, a fun photo scavenger hunt, treats and a little fashion! There will be light refreshments provided and entry into the raffle for a chance to win fantastic prizes. So grab your ticket and join the fun while benefiting our charity partner, Arizona Small Dog Rescue! 
Public · Hosted by Lugari Pet Salon, LLC and BarkHappy
Tickets · Free - $22.79  https://www.facebook.com/LugariPet/
    September  Ongoing 
Rasically Rabbit Rescue and Critter Haven of Arizona 

Rascally Rabbit Rescue  and Critter Haven of Arizona  Mesa, Arizona

If you want to meet a certain rabbit at any of our adoption events, please email us and let us know which pet and which event so we can take him/her to that event. Feel free to take a second to get to know all our adoptables on our adoption page or through Bunspace. Adoptions and events take place across the state.   https://www.facebook.com/RascallyRabbitRescue/

We rescue rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and mice. We then provide vet care, food, shelter, love, while searching for the pet's forever home.
Note that we're looking for volunteers for fundraisers and foster homes, it would be a big help.  We don't have money for a shelter, so we only use foster homes and need more homes to save more animals. More info, visit http://www.rascallyrabbitrescue.org/
Sunday, September 30th       (Ongoing )
Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary Donation -Help the Horses 
Journey's End Sanctuary E Prairie Hill Rd, Kingman, AZ 86409  (928) 757-7182
 Your donation to feed the rescued horses and Burros at Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary , for any amount will be appreciated. Please click on this link

Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary is home to animals large and small which were abused, neglected, unwanted, at the risk of euthanasia or slaughter. Here, they get the care and love they need to heal and live out their lives in peace and comfort. We are located in Arizona's high desert. The sole caretaker is a disabled Veterinary Technician who, despite her health challenges, has been caring for these animals for years with her own disability income until becoming a non-profit in 2009. http://www.jersanctuary.org
September and Ongoing 
Community Cats Program

Paw Placement of Northern AZ        Flagstaff AZ 86002  928.699.7586 

The Community Cats Program provides alternatives to euthanasia through the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) and working cats initiatives. In this program, PPNAZ collaborates with Main Street Strays and ADLA in their TNR efforts. . If you are interested in "hiring" one or more cats for your business, warehouse, barn, or other property, please review our brochure (see website) for detailed info. Then call 928-699-7586 for an application to protect your property and save the life of a homeless cat.   Pls visit  http://www.ppnaz.org/communitycats
Sunday, December 10th                                  12:00 noon- 6:00 pm
Puppy Party Socialization - Sunnyslope
 -Hosted by Arizona Humane Society-

Arizona Humane Society 1311 W Hatcher Rd    Phoenix, AZ 85021

Socializing your puppy is one of the most important steps in raising a happy, well-behaved dog. AHS’ Puppy Parties provide a safe, secure and clean environment for your puppy to practice important social skills with other puppies and people. Our Puppy Parties are held Sundays at our Sunnyslope Campus (SS) and Saturdays at our Campus for Compassion (CC) and are open to pups 8-weeks up to 5-months-old. Remember space is limited, please reserve your spot for each puppy party you would like to attend.

Please bring proof of your dog’s current vaccinations to the first class and update us when they receive new vaccines. All dogs must have at least one Da2PP and one Bordetella. Register here: http://bit.ly/2irad8P
Our mission is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. We safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need, while inspiring community action and compassion on their behalf.
Pls adopt one of our loving animals! http://www.azhumane.org/adopt/
Sunday, September 30th           See hours -Schedule
Arizona Equine Rescue Organization

AERO      28150 N. Alma School Parkway 103-523 (mailing address) 
Scottsdale, AZ 85266   (623) 465-1519

AERO is dedicated to providing community outreach and we've tailored many programs to reach out to a diverse population for education, awareness, and service. Some of our programs include Youth Volunteer Day, Education Workshops, and a host for other equine community service and education programs. We feel each of these programs offer a unique experience for the participants to increase their awareness of horses, as well as themselves. Most of our programs, though directly involved with horses, can be applied in many situations in our day-to-day lives whether at home, at school, at work, or in the community.Sponsor a Horse.    https://www.azequinerescue.org/sponsor_a_horse.html

The need for rescue and rehab is evident. The Maricopa County Sheriff's office and the AZ Livestock Board see thousands of abuse cases each year but state laws do not allow easy seizure. And only through collaborative partnerships with law enforcement, equine health care providers, and community awareness, is AERO able to make a difference one horse and child at a time!Learn more about how you can help us make a difference!
September 30th    and Ongoing 
International Museum Wildlife Outreach Programs

Intern'l Wildlife Museum  4800 W Gates Pass Rd       Tucson, AZ 85745

Interested in a more in-depth educational experience?  Outreach programs are a great way for your group to learn more about a particular topic as Museum Educators share knowledge, touchable wildlife items, and live animals.  Programs are cross-curricular and based on the Arizona Academic Standards for grades EC-8.  Programs can be held at the museum or at your site in the greater Tucson area.  To schedule a program, or for info on programs for larger audiences, call 629-0100 ext 311   http://www.thewildlifemuseum.org/static/?contentid=1874
     Sunday, September 30th        6:00 pm-7:00 pm 
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Arizona Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm local time on Sunday, December 10th. This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are and light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. Please visit:
For ideas or to create & brainstorm on events, please
see Contact Us page and Become Involved page. 
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