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Thank you for considering the Yavapai Humane Society for adopting your pet. When you adopt a homeless animal, you are rewarded with a lifetime of unconditional love and the benefit of knowing you saved a life. Well done, human!


How to Adopt

Please read How to Adopt for important information about what to bring, introducing current dogs prior to adoption and fees.

Adoptable Animals

After you've read How to Adopt, take a gander at our adoptable dogs and cats. Click on an animal's picture to see more photos, view their age/size/breed information, and learn about their personality.

Adoption Locations and Hours

We want to make adoption as easy as possible for members of our community.  Dog and cat adoptions are available every day (except Tuesday) at our main shelter on Sundog Ranch Rd. Our satellite adoption center at PetSmart has cats and kittens seven days a week.


Monsoon Madness Adoption Special

Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) is offering its Monsoon Madness adoption special every day through August 3. The promotion features “pick your price” pet adoptions for all cats, kittens, dogs and puppies—all ages, breeds and sizes. The two-week long event is an effort to relieve YHS from overcrowding resulting from the monsoons.

In order to find these animals great homes, YHS is opening its Pet Adoption Center doors seven days a week until the promotion’s end on August 3. Pets can be visited and adopted from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1625 Sundog Ranch Road. The Pet Adoption Center recently announced reduced summer hours to accommodate  staff training, but the lives of the animals come first and YHS does consider the overcrowding an emergency.

Nearly 40 percent of all the dogs and cats rescued by YHS each year are rescued during the months of June through August. “This summer we’re seeing a consistency in the number of lost pets rescued, but there’s been a decline in the number of adoptions.

We need the community’s help to get these wonderful pets into  loving homes  to sustain YHS’ No Kill Ethic and  prevent issues that overcrowding  could bring—such as disease,” states Executive Director Ed Boks.

The Monsoon Madness adoption special also applies to YHS’ satellite cat adoption center at the Prescott PetSmart store (277 Walker Road, Prescott, Ariz.). Cats available for adoption can be seen at that location from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

All adopters must still adhere to all YHS adoption policies and speak with an adoption counselor prior to being able to adopt. No animal holds will be taken during the Monsoon Madness adoption event. YHS recommends potential adopters to bring a copy of their lease agreement (if applicable), all the members of their household, and/or any dogs in the family to get acquainted with their prospective new family member.


Off-site Adoption Events

YHS volunteers are kind enough to bring animals to off-site adoption events. Check out the calendar on the front page of this website or sign up for the YHS newsletter or Like YHS on Facebook to find out about upcoming off-site adoption events.

Is your business interested in hosting an adoption event? Email our Community Outreach Coordinator at to find out more.

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