ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL

UPDATE FOR ALL SHELTER VISITORS: Effective Wednesday, August 4 - Masks will be required for all employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, inside all county buildings. This aligns with the CDC and ADHS guidance which recommends mask use for all people in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high transmission of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.  

PLEASE NOTE:  For the health and safety of your pets and ours, personal pets are NOT permitted inside the County shelter.

Mission Statement: Working together to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Vision Statement: We envision a community in which all pets are part of a family, provided with compassionate care and companionship. We strive to be an innovative and trusted resource for the community.

Supporting pets and people during Covid-19: Pets are family, and MCACC is committed to helping both our four- and two-legged friends who have been impacted by COVID-19. We have partnered with the top animal welfare organizations in the Valley to provide information, resources and a community rehoming/temporary foster network for struggling pet owners impacted by the COVID-19 housing crisis. Visit Pet Housing Help AZ for more information.

Adoptions: Our regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends at the West Valley Shelter and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday at our East Valley Shelter. Visit our adoption page for details. Appointments are no longer needed. 

TreatsInterested in helping our shelter pets this holiday season? Please visit our Donation page for our most needed items and to view our Amazon Wish List. 

Thank you for understanding that we cannot accept used items, nor dog and cat food. Please visit our donation page for additional resources for used items.

COMMON REQUESTS


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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team, either at our West or East Valley Animal Care Centers. As one of the nation’s largest open-admission shelters, we work with our community to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Our adoptions, foster, kennel, behavior and animal control teams learn first-hand about proper care of homeless, stray and neglected animals and work hard to find them new homes.