What Makes Us Unique
The Arizona Pet Project believes everyone should have the option to enjoy pet ownership. They provide comfort, companionship, and improve the overall well-being of their family members. Sadly, it’s often the people who need their pets the most who are forced to surrender them to shelters, where the pets face an increased risk of euthanasia.
Many families seeking support are members of the community who greatly benefit from the human-animal bond they share with their pets. In some cases, pets are the only family these individuals have.
Our unique approach and revolutionary programs are focused on improving and saving, the lives of both people and pets by keeping pets with the families who love them.
We meet people where they are in life, with no judgment. We honor the tremendous commitment of pet parents who strive to provide the best care for their pets, despite their own limited resources. When presented with financial assistance and resources as a way to keep their pets in their homes, over 98% of pet owners agreed to talk to a counselor to explore their options.
Through our mobile Community Wellness Clinics each year, we provide thousands of free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccines, post-op pain medication and e-collars for pets. Mobile clinics remove barriers that low-income pet owners face in accessing life-saving resources while reducing the number of homeless pets.
Collaboration With The Community
Our Community Wellness program ensures free spay & neuter surgeries and vaccines are reaching pet owners in regions of the Valley with the highest need. It is designed to be cost-effective and further increase the program’s impact by utilizing a network of mobile veterinary partners. The result? More lives saved! The clients who attend our free clinics are, like us, committed to helping reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia, as well as keeping their pets healthy and happy. Our clients are our partners in lifesaving!
We believe every family should have access to the critical care and services they need to provide the best care for their beloved animal companions. In caring for both the families in our community and their pets, we further our mission of reducing the number of dogs and cats entering Valley shelters where they face an uncertain fate.
Sending Pets Home
It’s hard to believe but in Maricopa County, only 2 out of 10 lost dogs are returned to their owner once they enter a shelter. For cats, that number is even lower. There are a lot of reasons why. Some pets are found by their families, only to be left behind because they can’t afford the fees to bring them home. A critical component of our work is helping families reunite with their lost pets by providing the financial support they need. In so doing, we reduce the burden on our shelters and reunite pets with the people they love.