About The Arizona Pet Project

who we are

Together. For Life.

Don’t let our name fool you. While there is no question our work saves the lives of dogs and cats in our community, we are so much more than an animal welfare organization. Our unique approach and revolutionary programs are focused on improving (and saving) the lives of both people and pets in our community.

The Arizona Pet Project keeps pets with the people who love and need them most by connecting our vulnerable community members and families in crisis with services and resources to prevent the unnecessary surrender of their beloved companions. We support families while also reducing the number of dogs and cats in our Valley shelters.

Join us in supporting families and saving pets.

Our Vision,
Mission And Values

Our primary goal is to create and promote a safer and healthier community for all people and pets. Learn more about our mission to achieve this, as well as our values, by clicking the button below.

We’ve Been Making
History Since 2001

The Arizona Pet Project, formerly Friends of Animal Care & Control, was formed in 2001 to provide funding and support for Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC). In 2005 we transitioned to a shelter prevention model to most effectively meet the ongoing needs of both local shelters and our communities. We’ve provided support for nearly 140,000 pets since then.

Annual Reports

Thanks to you, we’re celebrating our 19th year in existence and our 15th year in shelter prevention for our spay and neuter services. Download our most recent annual report, and review past reports, to see how your generous support has helped us reach our goals.

Meet The Arizona
Pet Project Team

Meet the small but mighty staff as well as the Executive Board of The Arizona Pet Project.

Read Their Stories

The Arizona Pet Project is committed to protecting and supporting bonded families to ensure pet owners do not have to choose between helping their pets and getting the help they need. Each photo here is an example of the human-animal bond, and are actual clients we’ve helped thanks to the generosity of our donors.

read their stories

Our Supporters

Petco Foundation Logo
petsmart charities
lulus fund
ACF
maddies fund logo
az pet plates
bissell logo
best friends logo
humane society us logo
titos vodka logo
lost pet usa logo
better cities for pets logo

Be Part Of The Long-Term Solution.

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