Surrendering Your Pet
We understand how difficult the decision can be to give up a pet. If you are struggling with your dog or cat, and are at risk of having to surrender, we may be able to help. Please see below for resources that may allow you to keep your pet in your home, or surrender options for your pet.
Contact our Pet Resource Center at 602.997.7585 Ext. 3800 or by email for additional resources that may allow you to keep your pet in your home.
Pet Surrender Application
If you are unable to find an alternative and must surrender your pet to the Arizona Humane Society, we will do all we can to provide your pet with the best possible outcome. We have recently had a significant increase in animal abuse, cruelty and rescue cases that have brought in hundreds of pets in a very short amount of time. Right now we have over 800 animals in our care. Due to our need to fast-track in those animals who are sick, injured and abused, we are often limited on space. Our Pet Surrender Application allows us to assist you as quickly as possible when space is available. Please complete our Pet Surrender Application, which will provide us with important information to help best serve your pet.
While the needs of each animal in our care differ, it costs an average of more than $1,000 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 owned single dogs, cats and critters is $60.
The fee for owned litters of puppies or kittens is $75.
An appointment is required to surrender your pet.
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
Found A Stray Or Wild Animal?
Visit our stray animal resource page to determine what to do if you’ve found a stray or wild animal.