Arizona

WHERE TO GET HELP IN FINDING A NEW HOME FOR YOUR PET

It is never appropriate to release a pet to the wild. However, you may feel uncertain about how to find a new home for your pet. Here are some resources in Arizona that can help you re-home your pet.

 

Arizona Game & Fish Department manages the program and can provide a lot of helpful advice about pets and invasive species.

Contact:
Erin Raney
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086
623-236-7271
eraney@azgfd.gov

Statewide Resources

This statewide directory provides information about many different shelters and organizations that can help you:

http://www.animalrescuedirectory.net/arizona

If you have a pet bird check with:

AZ Exotic Bird Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit avian rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, retirement, and placement of companion parrots.

The Oasis Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and life time sanctuary care of parrots living in captivity.

The Tucson Parrot Rescue mission is to rescue parrots in need of new homes, no matter the reason, and to improve the lives of companion birds.

Arizona Bird Rescue is part of a national project that allows pet owners to post pets available for adoption.

For reptiles and amphibians that need new homes contact:

Southern Arizona Reptile Rescue & Education is devoted to the safety and well-being of Reptiles. We provide Rescue & Relocate, Surrender, Boarding and Educational opportunities.

Arizona Reptile/Amphibian Rescue provides a service where pet owners can post their pets that are available for adoption

Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary If you or someone you know has a reptile pet that they can no longer take care of, you can make an appointment and surrender it to us.

Ray’s Reptile Rescue can often take in your reptile that needs a new home.

Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs

The Arizona Sugar Glider Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded for the purpose of helping pet sugar gliders and hedgehogs have happy healthy lives

Check with your local pet store

Most of Arizona’s independent pet stores are part of the Don’t Let It Loose community. If you have a pet that needs a new home your first place to check is with one of these fine stores.

Tucson Area

Desert Pet
4810 E 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 745-5158
http://desertpet.com
https://www.facebook.com/desertpet/?rf=283977578445560

Desert Pet wants every pet to have a good home and, when appropriate, they may be able to take in your pet that needs a new home. They are always willing to offer advice.

Fishy Bizness
5319 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-1123
https://fishy-bizness.com
https://www.facebook.com/FishyBizness.Tucson

If you have a saltwater fish or invertebrate that needs a new home Fishy Bizness is always happy to provide advice.

Ever Evolving Exotics
4444 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 326-0114
http://everevolvingexotics.com
https://www.facebook.com/EEETucson

In some cases when it is appropriate, Ever Evolving Exotics may be able to take in your reptile, amphibian or invertebrate that needs a new home. The staff is always available to provide suggestions for alternatives.

Ken The Bug Guy
3115 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 203-8300
http://www.tucsonreptileshop.com
https://www.facebook.com/kenthebugguy

Ken The Bug Guy wants to make sure that all pets have a proper home. If you have a reptile, amphibian or invertebrate that needs a new home they may be able to take in your pet. They are always available to offer suggestions for ways to find a new home for your pet.

Tropical Kingdom
1761 E Prince Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 326-1218
http://www.tropicalkingdom.com
https://www.facebook.com/TropicalKingdom

Tropical Kingdom believes that every pet deserves to have a great home. When appropriate they may be able to accept an unwanted pet and they are always willing to advise you on how to rehome your pet.

Arizona Nature Aquatics
3518 N Country Club Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 321-9000
http://www.arizonanatureaquatics.com
https://www.facebook.com/loveyourtank

Be sure to check with Arizona Nature Aquatics if you have fish that need a new home. The staff is always willing to provide suggestions for what you might be able to do.

Phoenix Area

Artistic Aquariums
3350 N Arizona Ave, Ste 9
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 375-8868
https://www.facebook.com/artisticaquariumsinc

Artistic Aquariums knows fish and fish keepers. If you have a fish that needs a new home be sure to check with the store for advice.

The Pet Shop
2235 S Power Rd #107
Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 807-7840
http://thepetshopaz.com
https://www.facebook.com/thepetshopaz

The pet shop serves all types of pet owners and wants every pet to have a good home. They are always happy to advise you if you find yourself with a pet that you cannot care for.

Wildside Pets
1042 N Higley Rd #105
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 985-3121
https://www.facebook.com/wildside.pets
http://www.wildsidepetsaz.com

Wildside Pets believes that every pet deserves a great home and they are always happy to provide suggestions for owners who need to find a new home for a pet.

Aquarium Arts
1810 W Baseline Rd #1
Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: (480) 820-8688
http://aquariumarts.net
https://www.facebook.com/AquariumArts

Aquarium Arts puts the fish first and wants every fish to have a great home. If you have fish you cannot care for they will be happy to provide advice.

Predators Reptile Center
1816 W Baseline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 668-6369
http://predatorsreptile.com
https://www.facebook.com/ReptilesAZ

Be sure to check with Predators Reptile Center if you ever have a reptile that needs a new home. They are happy to provide advice.

Reptile Mogul Exotics
2155 E University Dr #110
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 307-6330
https://www.facebook.com/ReptileMogul

Reptile Mogul wants to insure that every pet reptile has a good home and is properly cared for. They operate a rescue for some types of reptiles and are always available to offer suggestions about rehoming pets.

Phoenix Tropical Fish Inc
3148 N 37th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 955-4180
https://www.facebook.com/phoenixtropicalfish

Phoenix Tropical Fish sells all types of aquatic pets and wants them all to have a good home. If you have unwanted fish be sure to check with them for advice.

The Ocean Floor
2347 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 254-8252
http://www.oceanfloorstore.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheOceanFloor

The Ocean Floor is always happy to talk with you about any fish that needs a new home. In many cases the store is able to accept your fish and will always provide quality advice.

Kona Reef AZ – Phoenix
3217 E Shea Blvd #4
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(480) 451-5440
https://www.konareefaz.com
https://www.facebook.com/konareefaz

Both Kona Reef stores provide a wide variety of aquatics and want to make sure that every pet is in a proper home. They are always available to answer any questions you may have and will always provide advice about how to find a new home for a pet.

Kona Reef AZ – Surprise
13370 W Foxfire Dr #103
Surprise, AZ 85378
(623) 398-8954
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Aquatic-Pet-Store/Kona-Reef-Az-Surprise-1991742824280267

Both Kona Reef stores provide a wide variety of aquatics and want to make sure that every pet is in a proper home. They are always available to answer any questions you may have and will always provide advice about how to find a new home for a pet.

Birds, and Then Some!
16012 N 32nd ST
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 548-0133
https://www.facebook.com/birdsandthensome

If you ever find yourself with a bird that needs a new home contact Birds and Then Some. They are always willing to provide advice on options for bird owners.

Tropic Zone Exotic Birds
820 E Greenway Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 493-7387
http://www.tropiczoneparrots.com
https://www.facebook.com/TropicZoneParrots

Tropic Zone Exotic Birds knows that birds are great companions that deserve great homes. If you have a bird you cannot care for contact them for advice.

Birdz & Beyond
3519 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Located in: Thunderbird Square
(602) 993-4700
https://www.instagram.com/birdzandbeyond

Birds are great pets but sometimes people end up with a bird they cannot care for. If this happens to you contact Birdz and Beyond for advice on how to find it a new home.

Pratt’s Pets – El Mirage
11717 NW Grand Ave
El Mirage, AZ 85335
623-544-1544
http://www.prattspets.com
https://www.facebook.com/prattspets2

Both Pratt’s Pets locations want all pets to have proper homes and they are always available to provide suggestions if you have a pet that needs a new home.

Pratt’s Pets – Glendale
5237 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 939-3326
http://www.prattspets.com
https://www.facebook.com/prattspets

Both Pratt’s Pets locations want all pets to have proper homes and they are always available to provide suggestions if you have a pet that needs a new home.

Custom Creatures Pet Shop
10727 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 674-8002
http://customcreaturespetshop.com
https://www.facebook.com/CustomCreaturesPetShop/?rf=409296869271382

Custom Creatures Pet Shop loves all pets and wants them all to have a good home. When it is appropriate, Custom Creatures Pet Shop may be able to take in your pet that needs a new home. When the store is unable to accept your pet they will always provide suggestions for other options.

Arizona Reptile Center
2025 W Broadway Rd #1
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 835-6244
https://arizonareptilecenter.co
https://www.facebook.com/Arizona-Reptile-Center-120988091258088

Arizona Reptile Center doesn’t want anyone to ever release a pet to the wild. Check with the store if you have a reptile or amphibian you can no longer care for. They are always happy to provide suggestions to pet owners.

Tropical Treasures
3502 W Greenway Rd #7
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 993-8000
https://www.tropicaltreasuresphoenix.com
https://www.facebook.com/tropicaltreasuresaz

When it is appropriate, Tropical Treasures may be able to take in a pet that you can no longer care for. In all cases they are happy to provide advice on how to find a new home for a pet.

Prescott Valley

The Happy Parrot Inc
8156 AZ-69
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 775-4764
https://www.facebook.com/The-Happy-Parrot-Inc-196426297053097

The Happy Parrot is always available to offer advice on how to find a new home if you have a bird that you cannot care for.

Kingman

Feathered Friends
2845 Airway Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409
(928) 692-2473
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feathered-Friends/122284977828203

Feathered Friends wants every bird to have a safe and loving home. If you own a bird you can no longer care for, Feathered Friends may be able to accept it from you. If they are not able to take in your pet bird they are always happy to provide advice.