Pima Animal Care Center is committed to helping pet owners redeem their pets.
In fact, our No. 1 goal is reuniting you with your pet. We will always work with you to accomplish that goal.
Equally important, we want to help our constituents be responsible owners and take steps to protect their pet. When an animal strays from a home, there are many hazards it might confront from automobile injuries, exposure to harsh weather conditions and just the simple fear of being lost.
Fees are based in large part on whether a pet is unaltered or has been spayed or neutered. Making sure pets can no longer have new litters is the most important step community members can take to reduce the numbers of animals coming to our shelter needing homes.
Please consider the following categories:
- I have a service animal: Your license fee may be waived. You will need to sign a certification that you have a service animal as defined by ARS Section 11-1024.
- I have an altered, licensed pet that was picked up running loose for the first time: Pima Animal Care Center will generally waive all impound and boarding fees. The most that the pet owner may have to pay for is a microchip.
- I have an unaltered, licensed pet that was picked up running loose for the first time: If an owner agrees to spay or neuter the animal before taking it back home, we will provide the alteration at no cost and also will waive all boarding and impound fees for the first time we’ve taken the pet into our shelter. The most the pet owner may have to pay for is a microchip.
- I have an unaltered, unlicensed pet and do not want Pima Animal Care Center to provide alteration of the pet: In this case, impound and boarding fees will not be waived. Redemption fees for those owners, or for pets that have been impounded more than once, may include some of the fees as outlined in the charts below:
Pima County, City of Tucson, Oro Valley and Sahuarita licensing fees have increased by $1.00 as of July 1, 2015.
Marana licensing fees will increase by $1.00 effective July 16, 2015.