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.


  1. Police and Paws Adoption Event

    The City of Phoenix Police Department is teaming up again with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to help get dogs adopted and raise awareness about homeless animals in the community. Read on...
  2. Caturday Adoption Event

    We're celebrating all things feline with Caturday - a special adoption opportunity at both shelters, Saturday, Oct. 19. Read on...
  3. Meet Shelter Dogs During Wag ‘N Walk

    Meet your new best friend during the first Saturday hiking program at Usery Mountain Regional Park that runs from October to March Read on...


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.