Furever Friends Rescue Furever Friends Rescue
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

The information below provides additional resources that may be of interest to our visitors. If you'd like to recommend a resource not listed here, please email us at info@fureverfriendsrescue.org.

General Information

I've Lost My Pet
As soon as you realize your pet is missing, we recommend that you immediately take as many of the following steps as possible:
  1. After receiving permission from the proper authorities (HOA, apartment management, etc.) put up posters in and around your neighborhood, or the area where your pet was lost. Include the following information:
    • An easy-to-read title, such as "LOST DOG"
    • A brief and simple description of your pet (i.e., female black and white short-haired cat, approximately 10 pounds)
    • Your name and phone number
    • Do not give a very detailed description-by leaving out one or several of your pet's unique identifying marks (i.e., black nose, white paws, etc.) you can determine when someone calls you if they truly have your pet
    • You may want to include a "REWARD" on the flyer. Please be careful of scams and make sure that you have your animal back BEFORE you pay. ("Your pet is in an animal hospital - send me $200 to pay the bill and I'll bring your pet to you".)
  2. Head to the Valley's public intake facilities as soon as possible. All stray dogs older than 3 months of age are required by law to be impounded at Maricopa Animal Care and Control. Call 602-506-PETS for information on County locations and hours. Visit these places IN PERSON regularly and do not assume that because you live on the East side that the only place your pet will be is at the East side facility. Lost pets are often picked up by good Samaritans on their way to work and they may take your pet to the location closest to their destination.
  3. You can register your lost pet on PETS 911 by phone at (888)PETS911 or on the Internet at www.pets911.com or www.petfinder.com
  4. Consider placing a small "LOST PET" ad in the newspaper.
DO NOT GIVE UP and enlist family and friends to help with your search.

I Found a Lost Pet
DOG: If you have found a stray dog that does not appear to be injured and is older than 3 months of age with no form of identification, by law the dog must be impounded by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. Please take stray dogs to one of the following county locations:
  1. West/Central Valley: 2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ (602) 506-PETS (7387)
  2. East Valley: 2630 W. 8th Street, Mesa, AZ (602) 506-PETS (7387)
Stray dogs with some form of identification may be turned into the Arizona Humane Society, and they will attempt to notify the owner and facilitate the pet's safe return home. If the stray dog is a puppy younger than 3 months of age or is injured, you may also turn the dog into the Arizona Humane Society at (602) 997-7585 ext. 2073.

CAT: Cats may be turned into the Arizona Humane Society's Sunnyslope facility Admissions Department (602) 997-7585, or to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (602)506-PETS, but please remember that the County facility now charges a fee of $96 to turn in a stray cat.
More information with regard to found animals may be obtained by logging into the websites for either organization: www.azhumane.org and www.maricopa.gov/pets.

Other Organizations

Wildhorse Ranch Rescue (WHRR)
P.O. Box 415, Gilbert, AZ 85299
(866) 926-8007

Healing Hearts Rescue
3263 South Ponderosa Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 279-5135

Altered Tails
950 West Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 943-7729

Arizona Animal Wellness Center
3317 S. Higley Road #101, Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 988-3660

Spay Neuter Hotline
Multiple locations across Arizona
Phoenix: (602) 265-SPAY (7729)
Tucson: (520) 624-SPAY (7729)
Statewide: (866) 952-SPAY (7729)

10645 N Tatum Blvd Suite 200-516, Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 992-4779
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Furever Friends Rescue
1015 E. Baseline Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233


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