Surrendering An Animal
Surrendering An Animal

Admissions Department

Surrendering a pet is one of the most difficult and personal decisions a person will have to make. In our commitment to doing what is best for pets and the people in their lives, AHS empathizes with all circumstances and treats each situation with dignity and respect.

Knowing how difficult the decision to give up your pet can be, we do recommend carefully considering all options before surrendering your pet. All surrenders must be made at our Sunnyslope Campus. We can not accept turn-ins at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion location.

Sunnyslope Admissions Department

9226 N. 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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602.997.7585 Ext. 2063
Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on major holidays

AHS is unable to take in healthy stray dogs over three months of age. Instead, you can attempt to reunite a healthy, lost dog with its owner by using these online resources or surrender the healthy stray to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at one of the below locations :

West Valley
2500 S. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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East Valley
2630 W. 8th Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
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While the needs of each animal in our care differ, it costs an average of $327 to care for one animal until he/she finds a forever home. While our surrender fees likely won’t cover the full cost of care for your pet, they will help provide us the necessary resources to keep your pet safe and healthy while we search for a new, loving family. As of September 2, the surrender fee is $60 for all single animals and $75 for litters.

Other Programs

There are several programs available to combat the homeless cat population in our community:

The Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program is also available through Animal Defense League of Arizona. For more information, visit or our Stray Animal Resources page, call 602-265-SPAY or email
Altered Tails AzCATs at 602.216.1160 or
The Foundation for Homeless Cats at

Wild Animals

Wild Animals (bats, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks & bobcats/wildcats)

Wild animals can be surrendered to the Arizona Game & Fish Department at one of the following locations:

Main Office – Phoenix
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ  85086
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Region VI – Mesa
7200 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ  85207
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