Have Questions? These are our most frequently asked

  • Adopter may return the dog for EXCHANGE of another AZSDR dog of equal value within 10 days of receiving the dog.
  • If no other dog meets Adopter’s requirements at the time of return, a credit in the amount of the original adoption fee will be available for one month.
  • If the credit is not used within one month, the fee will be considered a donation to AZSDR. NO REFUNDS.

  • No. We do not place holds dogs, as that dog may lose out on its opportunity to leave the shelter earlier if another potential adopter is interested.

  • If Adopter is unable to keep adopted dog, AZSDR will make all feasible attempts to acquire the dog back into its care depending on space availability and temperament.
  • Adopter can contact us to inquire about returning the dog to us.

  • No, we do not do out-of-state adoptions. However, individuals and families who live in Arizona for at least half of the year are eligible to adopt from AZSDR. Please note that we require all adopters meet with a trained adoption counselor and the potential animal to ensure a great match for both parties.

  • Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable adoption counselors are available to answer any questions you have, and help match you with your next new family member.

  • Yes! We accept all major credit cards. To help offset processing fees, payments made by credit card will be charged an additional $5.00 processing fee at the shelter or $10.00 fee if the payment occurs at an event outside the shelter

  • The minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. For liability purposes, all minors under the age of 18 must have a legal parent or guardian volunteer alongside them.
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