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How to Adopt

Finding your new best friend is easy

Here's how!

In order to ensure public safety and social distancing in our lobby and kennel areas, clients will be admitted as space safely allows.

We will ask you to sign in on a waitlist on your arrival. Long wait times may be experienced on weekend days due to high demand for our services on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

We ask that you come prepared to complete and finalize adoption, and to take the animal home at the time of your visit, if the right match for you is found at our shelter. 

We are currently unable to accommodate parties that wish to browse only and/or those who do not have the ability to adopt on the same day.

To maintain safe physical distancing, we ask that you limit the members in your party to those who will be directly living with the animal. If you are interested in dogs and have one or more already residing in your home, we do encourage you to bring your dog(s) so that introductions can be done at our facility prior to adoption, ensuring that the dogs will get along at home.

If you are contacting us regarding an animal seen on the Adopt-a-Pet website please note that this is an advertising platform shared by multiple rescues and shelters in the Tucson area. To verify that the pet you are viewing is residing at our facility, please check the upper right-hand corner of the pet’s profile page. If the animal is at our facility it will read “I am being cared for by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.”


PLEASE NOTE: Our adoption listings are updated each day as animals are added or adopted. The availability of individual animals may change at short notice. We are currently unable to place a hold on a specific animal.

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is committed to the health and well-being of the community we serve. To help protect one another, we require face coverings and physical distancing while in our facility.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

How much does it cost?

Adoption fees help us care for the next homeless pet. Here's how much our adoptions cost:

Puppies (under 6 months) $200

Purebred puppies (under 6 months) $250

Small dogs (under 25 lbs., under 6 years) $150

Small dogs (under 25 lbs., over 6 years) $100

Adult dogs (6 months to 6 years) $80

Purebred adult dogs (over 6 months) $200

Mature dogs (6 years and older) $50

All Dog Adoptions Include

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • De-worming
  • Microchip
  • Initial vaccinations include distemper / parvovirus, bordetella (kennel cough)
  • Free visit to a veterinarian of your choice
  • Rabies vaccination for dogs 3 months and older


The Humane Society of Southern Arizona requires all dogs be collared and leashed before leaving our property. You can bring your own, or pick up these items tax-free at our main shelter or our PAWSH stores.

How much does it cost to save a life?

Getting a pet ready for their forever home takes a number of necessary steps:

The average amount spent on each shelter pet is $910.

Every pet that comes into our care receives the proper vaccinations, a spay/neuter surgery, food, shelter, a warm and dry place to sleep, and if they need it, behavioral training and special medical attention.

We also make sure every single pet in our care gets a microchip, so that if they ever get lost, they can find their way back to the people who love them.