If you are unable to find an alternative and must surrender your pet to AHS, we will do all we can to provide your pet with the best possible outcome. Admissions by Appointment will allow us to learn as much as we can about your pet so you can make an informed decision as to what is best for you and your pet.
While the needs of each animal in our care differ, it costs an average of $422 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.
The surrender fee for all single dogs, cats and critters is $60. The fee for litters of puppies or kittens is $75.
We do offer low-income assistance. Please bring proof of the following to your appointment, and we will work with you to discount your surrender fee:
• Food stamps (you must also show a current acceptance letter)
• AHCCCS card (you must also show a current acceptance letter)
• Unemployment check
• Welfare check
Visit our stray animal resource page to determine what to do if you’ve found a stray or wild animal.