THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES AND MCACC: We have reduced our services at our shelter locations and now offer only Adoptions, Return to Owners, Stray Dog Intakes, Stray Dog Bite and Stray Cat Bite  Intakes. All other services have been temporarily suspended. For more information, click here.

Mission Statement: Working together to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Vision Statement: We envision a community in which all pets are part of a family, provided with compassionate care and companionship. We strive to be an innovative and trusted resource for the community.


  1. MCACC hosts Bissell Pet Foundation fee-waived adoption event to #EmptyTheShelter

    Adult dogs and cats at both our West and East Valley Animal Care Centers will be available for fee-waived adoption, which includes licensing for dogs. Read on...
  2. MCACC announces appointment-only adoptions

    On Monday, March 23, the shelter will start adoptions and foster placements by appointment only. Read on...
  3. Keeping our shelters safe, our pets healthy during the pandemic

  4. MCACC seeks more ways to save lives during pandemic


Maricopa County Animal Care and Control employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team, either at our West or East Valley Animal Care Centers. As one of the nation’s largest open-admission shelters, we work with our community to serve the animals and people of Maricopa County. Our adoptions, foster, kennel, behavior and animal control teams learn first-hand about proper care of homeless, stray and neglected animals and work hard to find them new homes.