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.  

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.

West Valley Care Center: As of July 9, 2021 our Adoptions, Admissions, and Business Office hours have changed at our West Valley location:
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m

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.

Distemper Donations: please visit our Donate page. 

monsoon pet safetyMonsoon Pet Safety Tips:
Keep pets indoors
-Outdoor pets may run off or be harmed by flying debris
-Outdoor pets can be more prone to Valley Fever

Provide a safe haven with food, toys, water
Have radio or TV on
ID ready – make sure pet is microchipped and wears an ID tag and collar that are updated

Address storm phobias with pets by not punishing them for showing fearful or anxious behavior. Instead, create positive associations with storms by giving treats, toys and verbal praise for appropriate behavior during a storm. 



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.