The decision to adopt a pet companion is very important and should not be regretted in the future.  Keep in mind you will bring into your family a new member and it will be with you for life.  When you are considering adoption of a companion animal you might want to ask yourself the following questions:


  • Am I ready to adopt a dog or cat and keep it for all its life?
  • Will I be able to take my dog or cat for wellness checks and to get veterinarian care when needed?
  • Do I understand I will have to make sure my dog or cat get a rabies and health vaccination as needed and to purchase a license tag each year?
  • Do I understand I have to take into account my personality and lifestyle when choosing a companion animal?
  • Will I be able to spend the time and money needed to care for a dog or cat?


If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat from the Gila River Animal Control Shelter, you may visit our shelter located in District 5 or you can call our office at 520-562-5177 and ask the receptionist what type of animals are currently up for adoption. 


Below are some animals we had up for adoption in the Shelter.


If you decide to adopt a dog or cat, the adoption fee needs to be paid prior to taking the animal home.  The fee for adopting a dog or cat includes the adoption, rabies vaccination and license tag (if the animal is 3 months of age or older), health vaccination, and a refundable portion of the fee when you have your dog spayed or neutered.