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  • Need a reason to adopt a pet from PACC? We’ve got several

    It’s a great time to adopt a pet from the Pima Animal Care Center. The shelter is in its busiest time of year, taking in 75 to 100 pets every day. The shelter typically opens with a handful of available kennels every day, and each day PACC gets out some 10 to 20 fewer pets than come into the shelter.pacc play group 

    Therefore, we’d like to offer a few reasons why you should stop by PACC, even if it’s “just to look.”
    1. Adopting a pet is good for your health!
    2. You get a discount at Petco. Petco Love provides discounts for in-store purchases for new adopters at PACC!
    3. Shop at Central Pet and half the proceeds stay right in the shelter by going to Friends of PACC, the shelter's official nonprofit partner
    4. The pets adopted from PACC have already had many potentially expensive services already performed. When you adopt a PACC pet, your new furry friend has already been: spayed/neutered; microchipped; vaccinated; and gets one free vet visit with a participating veterinary clinic.
    5. Many pets have no adoption fees year-round. Pets that have been in the shelter for two weeks or longer and pets that are 5 years or older will always have zero adoption fees. There is a $20 licensing fee per adopted dog.
    6. Kitten and puppy season is here, so if you foster a mother and her babies or a litter of puppies/kittens, you can get first pick! 
    7. Adopting is convenient! No appointment is needed. You can just walk in any time PACC is open.
    8. Can’t adopt, foster or donate? You can always buy something that also helps PACC pets. Check out our Amazon wish list.
    9. Buy something fun for yourself and help our animals at the same time.
      Friends of PACC merch
      Foster shirts
      Finn’s Fund Merch
    10. And if it’s not the right time to have a pet in your life, we understand. You can always support our work with a donation to Friends of PACC.
    If those aren’t enough reasons to get you in the door, just take a look at the available pets online at www.pima.gov/adopt.
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