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    Quick Tips for Owning a Pet in Pima County

    The state of Arizona requires that all dogs over 3 months of age be licensed. You will need proof of current rabies vaccination before licensing your dog.

    You need to provide a vaccination certificate signed by a licensed Veterinarian containing the following:
    • Vaccine manufacturers name
    • Type of vaccine used (MLV or Killed)
    • Serial or Lot Number
    • Date vaccination was given
    • Veterinarian’s name
    • How long the vaccine is valid
    Go to our Licensing Information or Fee Schedule, by clicking the links.

    Minimum Care Laws

    • Animals must be provided with adequate food, water, shelter, medical care, exercise space and ventilation.
    • Remember, that animals can die in less than 5 minutes if left in a hot vehicle.
    • The shelter requirement does not apply to livestock.

    Liability for your Animal

    • If your animal bites or attempts to bite someone or, destroys property or other animals you are liable for damages.
    • All animal bites must be reported to the Pima Animal Care Center

    Leash Law

    • Your dog must be kept in an enclosed yard when on your property.
    • Tie-outs are prohibited
    • Your dog cannot be off your property unless restrained by a leash.
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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 243-5900

    HOURS:
    Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m.
    Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    Closed the last Sunday of 
    every month

    Ajo Substation:
    1259 Well Road
    Ajo, AZ 85321

    (520) 387-7502

    Ajo Substation Hours:
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. MWF
    4:30-6:30 p.m. W


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