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Arizona Animal Welfare League

25 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Contact
Email adoptions1@aawl.org
Phone (602) 273-6852
cats & dogs at Arizona Animal Welfare League

Areas Arizona Animal Welfare League serves

Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, San Tan Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Avondale, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Ahwatukee, Maricopa. Maricopa County

Arizona Animal Welfare League's adoption process

1.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

We do not require appointments. You are welcome to visit any time during our normal adoption hours.

2.

Meet the Pet

Spend time with the animal and receive all the medical, health and behavior information with an adoption counselor.

3.

Sign Adoption Contract

4.

Pay Fee

5.

Take the Pet Home

We do require all dogs go home with a leash and collar. You are welcome to bring your own or purchase a set in our retail store.

Additional adoption info

Dogs and cats available for adoption at the Arizona Animal Welfare League are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, behaviorally and medically evaluated, flea/tick preventative and 30-days free pet health insurance.

The following steps outline how the adoption process works at Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA.

* Bring the whole family – even the dog(s). We encourage dog-to-dog introductions as a part of the match-making process and may require it in most cases. We do not require the same introductions for cats.

* Upon arriving at the Pet Match Adoption Center, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and/or volunteers and asked to fill out a short Adopter Profile. This is not an application. It is a match-making tool used to help you find the best match for you and the adoptable animals.

* You will be introduced to the available dogs and/or cats with some tips for narrowing down your search to the most appropriate pets.

* Visitors can meet one-on-one with pets in our play yards. Dogs will be introduced, too.

* If your pet meet is a success, you will spend a few minutes completing some paperwork and learning about the many "extras" included with each adoption. then you and your new family member can go home and begin your "Happy Tails" life.

* We have a variable adoption fee policy based on an animal's age, breed, temperament, behavioral issues, and physical condition. Please feel free to contact us at 602-273-6852

About Arizona Animal Welfare League

AAWL is Arizona's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. We have been in the same spot since 1971! Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs, cats, puppies and kittens throughout the State of Arizona that have been surrendered, abandoned, lost or neglected. To help reduce shelter population and the relinquishment of animals by offering affordable veterinary care and dog training to the public. To educate the next generation of animal advocates while teaching compassion for all living things to people of all ages.

Arizona Animal Welfare League's adopted pets

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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.