Animal Care & Control

We are a public animal shelter committed to finding good outcomes (current 95.6% save rate) for lost, surrendered, and stray dogs and cats.

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    BISSELL Pet Foundation Brings Holiday Hope to Shelter Pets Across the Country

    Maricopa County Animal Care & Control joins 275+ shelters participating in “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event Read on...
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    MCACC East Shelter Temporarily Closing Amid Potential Disease Outbreak

    Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC) is currently going through what no shelter or rescue wants to go through. Read on...


Maricopa County Animal Care & Control employees are committed to animal welfare and strengthening the human-animal bond in our community, 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, shelter, clinic, and animal services officer teams learn first-hand about proper care of homeless and stray animals and work hard to help find them new homes.