Animal Control

Adoptions

Congratulations!

You have decided to add a new member to your family and provide a loving home to an animal in need. The Gila County Animal Shelter has many friendly dogs and cats that are eager to find a loving home. Adopting a pet is exciting, but it is also a big decision that requires careful thought and consideration.

The primary responsibility of Gila County Animal Control is animal welfare, making sure that animals in the county are treated humanely and the prospective owners have the means to properly care for adopted pets. Our rules are listed in detail below.

  1. Every adopted animal must be spayed or neutered.
  2. All dogs must receive the "4-in-1 vaccine".
  3. All dogs must be microchipped.
  4. All owners must prove that they have the means to properly care for their pets.

To review these rules in more detail, please click here.

Rights of Animal Care and Control to Refuse Adoption

The staff at Gila County Animal Control hope that every adoption is successful. That is why we follow the procedures we do. We take it very seriously and ask for your patience while we go through the process together. If, for any reason, our staff does not believe that a successful adoption can take place, Gila County Animal Control reserves the right to deny the adoption.

Finding the Perfect Match

It is very important that you choose your pet carefully. Your personality and lifestyle should determine which pet would be the best match.

There are many things to consider such as:

  • Are you ready to make a commitment to a pet for its entire life?
  • Is your home and yard large enough to accommodate a pet?
  • Are you financially prepared for the costs of caring for a pet?

We also recommend that you learn a little about animal care and behavior before bringing home your new pet.

Once you’ve decided you are ready to adopt, the first step is to visit our pets at the Gila County Animal Shelter. Please take a look at our adoptable pets from the below links.  If you need further assistance, please contact us at (928) 425-5882.  We are confident that you will find your perfect pet!

Adoptable Dogs   Adoptable Cats

Lost & Found Dogs

 Lost & Found Cats
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