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.

All dogs coming in for surrender MUST be pre-approved for intake and are by appointment only. 

We recognize that circumstances change and hardships arise and surrendering your pet is sometimes the only option available.  Knowing how difficult the decision to give up your pet can be, we recommend carefully considering all options, and the following, before surrendering your pet.

If you need to surrender a dog, please complete the Owner Surrender Form for our manager to review.

Arizona Small Dog Rescue is currently on a CAT Intake Freeze.  No exceptions. Sorry for the inconvenience

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What types of animals does Arizona Small Dog Rescue take in?
We accept small breed companion animals regardless of age or medical condition.

What does “surrendering” an animal mean?
By surrendering your pet to AZSDR, you are giving up ownership of and responsibility for that pet to the Arizona Small Dog Rescue so we can complete medical care and get the dog adopted to another family.

What happens to the pet I bring to AZSDR?
Animals will undergo medical examinations and behavior evaluations to determine what kind of adopter would be best for the dog.

Can you guarantee the animal I bring to AZSDR will be adopted?
Please know that we are committed to providing all AZSDR dogs with the best care possible, as our goal is to place your pet in a loving and safe home.

Is Arizona Small Dog Rescue a “no-kill” shelter?
Yes, we are a NO KILL shelter.

Complete Dog Surrender Form