Short-Term Homes Full of Never-Ending Love

Whether deployed oversees or involved in an accident, our alternative placement department offers unique and special services for those in our community when they are temporarily unable to care for their pets.

For animal fostering assistance, call our Alternative Placement Department at 602.997.7585 Ext. 2156 or email

Temporary Pet Placement Programs

Project Active Duty Program

The Arizona Humane Society is partnering with PetSmart Charities to care for and protect the animals of those who are protecting us around the world through our Project Active Duty Program. Launched as a response to the September 11th attacks, AHS started Project Active Duty as a way to give back to the brave men and women serving our country. This program allows loving pet owners leaving for a tour of duty to entrust their pets with AHS, providing not only a peace of mind during their deployment, but comfort knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting for them.



Project Assist

Life can present many challenges. The goal of Project Assist is to provide foster care for the pets of individuals who are hospitalized or in an emergency situation. By providing compassionate care to those in need, we provide an alternative to surrendering the animal and help more owners keep their pets.

Project Safehouse

Foster care for up to 30 days for the pets of an individual entering a domestic violence shelter.

Next of Kin Assistance

Cares for the pets of violent crime victims while their loved ones grieve and until they decide where to home the animals.

Emergency Services

Cares for displaced animals after a fire, flood or auto accident for up to seven days to allow the owner to recover and get things in order. The program typically has room for two-three pets.