Health and Emergency Services

Animal Care & Control

Welcome to Gila County Animal Care & Control!

We provide rescue and humane care to protect the health, safety and welfare of animals and people in Gila County and enforce State laws that pertain to domestic animals.

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Lost Pet

If you lose a pet, please call the Gila County Animal Shelter to report it. If we have impounded your dog or cat, you can get it back right away. You may also search online for your lost pet: 

Lost Dog   Lost Cat

Adopt a Pet

The Gila County Animal Shelter has a variety of wonderful animals for adoption. There may be one here that is just right for you!   

You may also search online for your new best friend at


Surrender a Pet

The Gila County Animal Shelter is an “open
admission” shelter and must accept every animal in need regardless of age, breed, temperament, appearance or medical condition.

More information…

Renew License

To purchase a new license, contact the Gila County Animal Shelter at (928) 425-5882.

You may also renew your license online.


Gila County supports Arizona's Pet Friendly License Plate program. A portion of every Pet Friendly license plate purchased is deposited in the “Spay and Neuter Fund”.  These monies provide funding for no-cost or low-cost surgical sterilization of dogs and cats throughout Arizona.

Watch this short video on September 2004 Election that introduces House Bill 2323.

AZ Pet Plates 

For more information please visit AZPETPLATES.ORG



Click below for Ordinances adopted by the Gila County Board of Supervisors.
Please note: Due to their file size, some Ordinances may take a  bit longer to
appear on your computer screen.

Ordinance No. 01-1 - Animal Control, Bear Contact
Ordinance No. 01-3 - Animal Control, Dogs Running at Large
Ordinance No. 01-4 - Animal Control, Barking Dogs

Visit our all new Animal Care & Control Facebook page!


Gila County Animal Shelter
Hours of Operation

700 W. Hackney
Globe, AZ 85501
PH: (928) 425-5882
Fax: (928) 425-8150
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
107 W. Frontier St., Suite A
Payson, AZ 85541
PH: (928) 474-1210
Fax: (928) 474-7069
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00
Mailing Address: 1400 E. Ash St. Globe, AZ 85501