Maricopa County Animal Care and Control continues free dog and puppy adoptions

Jun 11, 2024, 9:00 AM

Split panel image, with a woman holding a dog and a sign about free Maricopa County dog adoptions o...

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is offering free dog adoptions through Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Facebook Photos/Maricopa County Animal Care & Control)

(Facebook Photos/Maricopa County Animal Care & Control)

PHOENIX – Facing overcrowding, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is extending a free dog adoption special until Sunday.

The Empty the Shelters event had been scheduled to run from last Wednesday to Sunday, but sponsor Bissell Pet Foundation offered to keep it going for another week.

MCACC is waiving fees for dogs of all ages, making this week a good time to bring home a new furry friend. County adoption fees are regularly $150 for puppies under 5 months old, $50 for adult dogs at the shelter for under 30 days and $25 for senior dogs (6 years and older) and dogs at the shelter for 30 or more days.

On Thursday, MCACC said it was caring for 884 dogs, nearly 250 more than capacity. More than 225 puppers found new homes during the first part of the Empty the Shelters event, MCACC said Monday.

MCACC offers adoptions at three facilities: county shelters in west Phoenix and Mesa and Heidi’s Village in east Phoenix.

All MCACC dog adoptions include spay/neuter surgery for unaltered pets, microchip, vaccines, flea/tick treatment county license/tag.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Mugshot courtesy of Tempe PD, file photo from Tempe PD Facebook)...

Officers shoot suspect who allegedly rammed police vehicle at Tempe parking garage entrance

Two Tempe police officers fired at a suspect who allegedly rammed his car into theirs at a parking garage late Thursday night.

5 hours ago

Six people have died from heat-related causes in metro Phoenix this year. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, F...

Associated Press

At least 6 heat-related deaths reported in metro Phoenix so far this year as high hits 115 degrees

At least six people have died from heat-related causes this year so far in metro Phoenix, where the temperatures this week hit 115 degrees.

6 hours ago

Deleon Haynes, 19, was arrested in connection with two investigations after he was sentenced earlie...

Court seeks to revoke Gilbert teen’s probation following new arrests

Deleon Haynes, the first adult sentenced in connection with East Valley youth violence, was arrested again by Gilbert Police on Friday.

6 hours ago

A Border Patrol agent leads a group of migrants seeking asylum towards a van to be transported and ...

Associated Press

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions

Border Patrol agents saw the third-fewest arrests of people illegally crossing into the U.S. in May of any month during the Biden presidency.

7 hours ago

A shelter in place in Buckeye was lifted after about two and a half hours. (@BuckeyeAZPD photo)...

Shelter in place lifted in Buckeye after crews clean nitric acid spill

A shelter in place was lifted after about two and a half hours Friday evening after officials worked to contain a chemical leak in Buckeye.

8 hours ago


KTAR Video

Video: How giving to area food banks has a direct impact on Arizona children

Food Bank Fridays continues with Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos. The guys up their goal, receive a donation from the Tunderbirds and hear the direct impact donations have on children in Arizona. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control continues free dog and puppy adoptions