2024 Animal Care & Rescue Resource Directory

2024 Animal Care & Rescue Resource Directory

After the Homestretch Arizona Horse Rescue

Our mission is to give ex-racehorses a second chance.

We rescue retired racehorses. These athletic stars, bred for heart and intelligence, deserve a second chance. Help them find their new home “after the homestretch.”

1328 E. Maddock Road 
Phoenix, AZ 85086​
(623) 205-8528

Arizona Humane Society

Established in 1957, the Arizona Humane Society is dedicated to saving the most vulnerable animals and enriching the lives of pets and people.

With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we provide expert medical care, shelter and love to thousands of animals each year, working tirelessly to give them a second chance at life. Our mission is to end animal suffering by keeping pets in homes, advocating for the voiceless through legislation, educating the next generation and working with local partners. Our new state-of-the-art Rob & Melani Walton Papago Park Campus anchors our multiple-campus System of Care joined by our South Mountain Campus, Sunnyslope Campus’ veterinary clinic, as well as our mobile veterinary unit and PetSmart adoption center. Together, they enable us to transform animal welfare in the Valley and beyond.

5501 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 997-7595

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary

Our mission: Help overlooked senior dogs find their forever homes.

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary has been rescuing and adopting out senior dogs who are 7+ years old since 2013, and the success stories are powerful! Unfortunately, euthanizing senior dogs at county shelters is common due to a lack of space and a focus on younger, “more adoptable” dogs. Once in our safe haven, we aim to provide them with proper medical care and then place them into appropriate forever homes that will provide a high quality of life, love and care in their remaining years. 

P.O. Box 12142
Scottsdale, AZ 85267

Gabriel’s Angels

Through the life-changing power of pet therapy, Gabriel’s Angels enhances the social and emotional development of vulnerable children.

Our work is driven by a passionate belief that the unconditional love of a pet can heal a child. We provide goal-related visits that improve the quality of children’s lives through the power of the human-animal bond, teaching core behaviors that children might not learn through traditional channels. We deliver pet therapy programs to children in schools and nonprofits for no charge, because every child should receive the unconditional love of a pet to help them learn, grow and heal.

727 E. Bethany Home Road, Suite C-100
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 266-0875

Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley’s pet therapy teams bring joy to everyone they meet. As soon as they walk into a room, our patients and families feel better. There is something very comforting about the unconditional love that pets freely give – not to mention all of the precious cuddles, tail wags and wet kisses! Our cheerful teams visit our patients in homes, group homes, independent and assisted living communities, inpatient care homes, nursing facilities, trade shows and expos. Suitable pets include dogs, cats, bunnies and miniature horses with a current pet therapy certification.

1510 E. Flower St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 636-6336

Liberty Wildlife

A 42-year-old volunteer-driven wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization with a national impact, Liberty Wildlife extends our expertise with native wildlife beyond furry animals to feathered and scaled species. We strive to provide high-quality environmental education, conservation projects for the community, expert medical rehabilitation of ill and injured wildlife, and demonstrate best sustainability practices – preventing human-wildlife conflict, promoting appreciation of nature, and preserving Native American and Southwest cultural heritage. Ongoing activities support this mission and also provide a beautiful setting for hosting personal and corporate events.

2600 E. Elwood St.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(480) 998-5550


Filling a vital community need, PACC911 brings together 140 animal welfare organizations throughout Arizona to create a potent animal rescue community that works together under a unified umbrella. 

Working Together to Save Animals – PACC911 and our 140 Proud Partners helped save over 23,000 animals in 2023. Our programs include large-scale adoptathons in the spring and fall, Chuck Waggin’ Pet Food Pantry, Mercy Paws, and our largest program, Critical Care Program, which provides medical funds to our rescue partners to save abused, neglected and injured animals. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @PACC911 and please save the date for our annual signature fundraiser, “Glimmer of Hope,” this year celebrating our 25th Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Visit our website for more information. 

10645 N Tatum Blvd., Ste. 200-516
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Pawsitive Friendships

We help individuals with special needs who are not engaging, complying or progressing in their therapy by providing Animal Assisted Therapy.

Pawsitive Friendships was established in 2014 by Tosha Tharp-Gaitanis, a mother of a son with autism. She discovered that his progress improved by incorporating her French bulldog, Zoe, into his therapy. This became the model of our organization. Our mission is to use the unique bond between individuals with special needs and pets to help them achieve their goals through adaptive activities. We collaborate with special education schools and adult day programs. Contact us to learn how your pet could make a pawsitive impact, whether it’s a dog, cat, pig, mini horse, alpaca, bird, reptile or another pet.

3317 S. Higley Road, Suite 114-778
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 353-7833

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Saving our wildlife, one life at a time.

Southwest Wildlife rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back into the wild.

8711 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, PMB 115
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 471-9109

Two Pups Wellness Fund

Two Pups Wellness Fund was launched in 2017 with a mission to help save the lives of ill, injured, abandoned and neglected animals through animal shelters and rescue organizations. Our vision is to stop the unnecessary suffering and euthanasia of treatable animals by helping to alleviate the financial burden on the rescue community and allow pets to receive the care they need to return to a healthy, pain-free life. To date, Two Pups has proudly helped more than 10,000 animals. Through its dedication to funding medical care and microchips, we are saving lives.

4130 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 490-7136

Whispering Hope Ranch, a Program of Child Crisis Arizona

Offering transformational all-ability camp services as part of the extended services of Child Crisis Arizona.

Whispering Hope Ranch, a program of Child Crisis Arizona, is a 45-acre all-ability facility located in the cool pines of Payson, Arizona, designed from the ground up to accommodate children and youth with physical, mental and sensory disabilities and welcoming groups for uniquely adapted camp sessions. The heart of the Ranch experience is the healing that happens between campers and our gentle animal residents, many of whom also live with disabilities. These powerful experiences allow campers to experience the joys of camp, the human-animal connection, building strength in difficult times, improving medical compliance and showing them they are not alone.

817 N. Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 834-9424

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