COVID-19 Information & Resources


Info for Pet-Owners

Due to the risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 some veterinary clinics have closed and others are focusing all efforts on urgent and emergency situations for pets. As such, The Arizona Pet Project is unable to provide assistance for routine medical care such as vaccines or spay/neuter at this time.

If your pets are due for routine, non-urgent medical care, you will need to wait until conditions are safe enough that veterinary clinics re-open for normal operations.

If your pet becomes injured, ill, or has some other urgent or emergency situation please call your veterinarian immediately.

The Governor of Arizona has issued an Executive Order allowing for expanded use of “telemedicine” for pets, which may make it possible for your veterinarian to provide some treatment over the phone.

The Arizona Pet Project helps families with pets in crisis. If you need assistance for your pets, for veterinary care, pet food, or to cover a pet housing deposit, please contact us. We will do our best to support you. Please fill out this short form to request assistance.


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If you are experiencing a crisis or know someone who might be, or if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services visit the 2-1-1 website or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.

How You Can Help

Hospitalization, Closures, Shortages: What happens to pets and the people who love them?

With updates regarding protection measures, changes in workplace protocols, and closures of schools and businesses, we will all feel the effects of the current global events.

Many community members have lost childcare coverage and/or the ability to go to work, resulting in loss of income and additional resources. The Arizona Pet Project has already seen a surge in requests for assistance including, but not limited to:

  • Temporary boarding for those needing hospitalization
  • Financial support during widespread loss of income for emergency pet care
  • Pet food during grocery stock shortages

The Arizona Pet Project remains committed to providing support for as many pets and families as possible.

Will you provide a helping hand to our community members most at risk with a generous donation? We believe every family deserves the right to do what’s best for their beloved pets–especially in a time of crisis. Make an impact today and help families and their pets across the valley by providing them with critical, and oftentimes life-saving, pet care services.

Other Ways to Help

  • Foster for a rescue or shelter. *Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is at full capacity and needs immediate support.
  • Donate money and pet supplies to local nonprofit organizations.
  • Offer to buy groceries and pet supplies for at-risk family, friends, and neighbors.
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Be Part Of The Long-Term Solution.

Join The Arizona Pet Project in supporting families and saving lives!