Arizona Small Dog Rescue


Until further notice, to adhere to CDC’s recommended sanitation guidelines and to promote social distancing, the shelter will be open from Tuesday-Sunday from 11am to 6pm with a maximum occupancy of 15 guest. We kindly ask that anyone arriving during regular business hours and the door is locked, please provide your name and phone number on the sign in sheet located at the front door and remain in your car until a staff member contacts you for admittance. If you have any questions regarding this policy or for any other questions please email or call 602-944-2440.

Welcome to Arizona Small Dog Rescue (AZSDR), a non profit registered 501(c)3 no kill rescue shelter.  We are a group of volunteers that have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs.

When space is available, we accept owner surrenders of all breeds under 20 pounds for no fee or a small fee.  We spay/neuter, vaccinate, and medically examine ALL DOGS that come into our rescue.  We have many dogs turned in every week and always have a wide variety of available dogs that would fit into all families and homes.

Most of the animals in our shelter come from the euthanasia list from Maricopa County Animal Control and other shelters in the area.  Some are dogs who are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for their pets, and some are injured, ill, or stray dogs brought in by good Samaritans.

Please check our available dogs page to see if there’s a dog  you’d like to meet.  Please read the bio for any dog of interest and the location the dog will be listed as either the shelter or foster home.  You may meet any of our shelter dogs Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm, or contact the foster to set up an appointment for a dog in foster.  Please continue to check the available dogs page daily for newly rescued dogs.

CLICK HERE to read our 2019 Annual Impact Report
2019 Lifesaving percentage of AZSDR = 98.3%
This percentage is calculated by taking the adoptions+return to owners+rescue transfers, then dividing by the total outtake number

Contact us

1102 West Hatcher
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 944-2440

Events and Fundraising

Dr. Kim Smith

Foster Coordinator

Dr. Kim Smith

Destiny Taylor