4 Dog Rescue Shelters in Tucson

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4 Dog Rescue Shelters in Tucson | Photo by Ben Curry on Unsplash

Looking to adopt a new best friend to bring home and join the family? By adopting a pet from a rescue, you are saving the life of a dog that is in need of care, love and attention.

If you’re located in Tucson or the surrounding area, here are 4 dog rescue and adoption shelters that you should consider checking out.

4 Dog Rescue Shelters in Tucson

Humane Society of Southern Arizona

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is dedicated to helping you,“save your future best friend.”

“When you choose to adopt from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, you get much more than just a pet. You get a new best friend, unconditional love and a peace of mind knowing you saved a life.”

For dogs and puppies, this is how much adoption costs:

  • Puppies (under 6 months): $200
  • Purebred puppies (under 6 months): $250
  • Small dogs (under 25lbs, under 6 years): $150
  • Small dogs (under 25lbs, over 6 years): $100
  • Adult dogs (6 months to 6 years): $200
  • Mature dogs (6 years and older): $50

All dog adoptions include:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Deworming
  • Microchip
  • Initial vaccinations include distemper / parvovirus, bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Free visit to the veterinarian of our choice
  • Rabies vaccinations for dogs 3 months or older

To jumpstart the process, you’ll need to fill out the adoption inquiry form.

And, here is their directory of available pets for adoption.

Here is a review of a happy pet parent who adopted their dog through the Humane Society:

“We just adopted our second dog today. We had our first rescue pet from the HSSA for 15 years. Molly is a sweet, loving girl who is soaking up the love in her new forever home. Kudos to HSSA for the amazing medical care, love and attention given to our new family member in order to prepare her for adoption, which was conducted in a very professional and thorough manner. We have been longtime donors to this organization and will continue to support the precious service they provide to our community.”

To get in touch with the Humane Society, you can call 520-327-6088.

Hope Animal Shelter

Hope Animal Shelter is dedicated to helping pets find their new home.

“Our life-saving no-kill mission is to reduce the suffering of homeless cats and dogs by providing them a compassionate, enriching environment, appropriate medical care and loving, permanent homes.”

They have been in business since 2006 and are a no-kill, cage-free haven for pets as they await adoption.

Here is their current list of dogs that are available for adoption.

And, here is a testimonial from a happy pet parent:

“Today I found my new best friend here. Everyone at the shelter was super kind and helpful. You could tell they really just want what’s best for the animal.”

To get in contact, you can call them at 520-792-9200.

Pima Animal Care Center

Pima Animal Care Center wants to help you find your new best friend.

All of their adopted pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and come with a free vet visit.

These are their adoption fees:

  • Puppies and kittens less than 4 months old: $50
  • Adult dogs and cats: $30
  • $20 dog license
  • Pets who have been waiting for more than 2 weeks for a family and pets over 5 years old, $0 - fee is waived.

Their current list of dogs available for adoption can be found here.

Here is a review from a pet owner who has adopted two dogs from PACC:

“We have two dogs from PACC and donate monthly. They have great facilities and everyone is awesome.”

To get in touch, you can call 520-724-5900.

Smiling Dog Rescue

Smiling Dog Rescue started in 2007 and has since rehabilitated and rehome over 4000 unwanted, stray and abandoned dogs.

“We are committed to reducing the number of homeless, relinquished, abandoned and needlessly destroyed dogs both in Tucson and neighbouring communities.”

Their adoption process is as follows:

  • Application form
  • Home inspection
  • Introduction of the new dog with any current pets
  • Small adoption fee

The adoption fee covers the cost of the care, vaccinations and microchip that come with each dog that is adopted through the rescue. The fee goes back to their Smiling Dog Rescue account which helps with costs such as housing, vet bills, food and preparing the next pet for their adoption.

You can view their current list of available dogs for adoption here.

And, when you’re ready to start the adoption process you can access their application here.

For information and to get in touch, you can call 520-977-8000.


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