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Pima Animal Care Center
Adoption process

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
Black - with White
7 years 4 months old, Senior
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Pete is a handsome pit-tator tot who spent about six months in a foster home. Here’s what his fosters had to say:

“Pete loves tug of war, chasing after frisbees, loves every stuffed animal you buy him, and loves rough housing. Pete is calm when you`re calm, and ready to expel some energy whenever you are. He will always greet you with a stuffed animal at the door when you come home, and will definitely give you sad looks when you leave. He is amazing with bath time, but of course timid when it comes to nail trimming time.

Commands Pete knows are ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘lay down’, and ‘go into crate’. He is definitely food motivated and we are proud to have recently accomplished his newfound comfort with the crate, as it took months before he would set foot in it or be comfortable with the door closed. We have not felt the need to leave him in the crate for long periods of time, as he`s shown us he`s such a good boy and enjoys his freedom with the dog door while we are at work.”

Pete shares his kennel at PACC with another pup and was tolerant and independent when meeting other dogs in playgroup. He’d like to meet any resident dogs before moving in together to make sure it’s a good fit.

Pete is a friendly boy who loves his volunteer friends and his daily walks. He can sometimes be shy when meeting new people, so needs a family who can help him feel safe and may do best in a low traffic home without constant visitor traffic, as well as one without very young kiddos who haven’t yet learned to interact appropriately with pets. He’d also prefer a home without small dogs, cats or pockets pets as they’re a bit to interesting to Pete. Ask to meet the Pete-tato today!


Pima Animal Care Center

Contact info
Pet ID
4000 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

Their adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

No appointment necessary! HOURS: Monday to Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5 pm


Meet the Pet

Once you have decided which pets you are interested in, sign in for an adoption counselor who will guide you through the adoption process.


Take the Pet Home

Cats must leave in a carrier and dogs must leave in a carrier or on leash. We do have these available for purchase in our lobby store.

Additional adoption info

Year-Round Adoption Fees:
• Puppies and kittens less than 4 months old $50
• Adult dogs and cats $30
• A standard $20 dog license fee may apply
• Pets who have been waiting for more than 2 weeks for a family and pets over 5 years old $0 - Fee Waived!

Every adoption includes:
• Spay or neuter surgery
• First Vaccinations
• Microchip
• Vet visit certificate
• Pet insurance

Go meet their pets

Pima Animal Care Center
4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 724-5900

Monday to Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5 pm

More about this shelter

As our community's only open-admission shelter, we have the largest selection of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens waiting to meet you. Learn more and see our pets at

Need help with your pet? Call the Pet Support Center
The Pet Support Center is a phone-based resource for our community that strives to help people keep their pets. In addition to providing resources, information and counseling, support staff will schedule admission appointments for pet owners who decide they need to surrender their pets to PACC. Call us at (520) 724-7222 or visit the Pet Support Center webpage - to learn more.