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.
Spay/neuter remains the most effective method to reduce animal intake and euthanasia. Please do your part to help decrease the number of dogs and cats entering local shelters.
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.