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Currently we provide this service to the public by appointment only. This service is for sick or injured animals only. Please call the shelter at 480-983-4405 to schedule an appointment.
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We are located at 725 E. Baseline Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. (East of Idaho Road and West of Tomahawk Road on the South side of Baseline). Our office is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. The kennel is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. We are closed Sundays and Mondays.
You can call our office during business hours 9:00am to 3:00pm at (480) 983-4405. After hours you can call the Police Department at (480) 982-8260.
Animal Control does not provide rabies vaccinations at our facility. There are several options in Apache Junction for getting your dog vaccinated:
Dr. Kelly's Surgical Unit 602-909-5383 www.drkellysvet.com
Az Vet Direct 408-712-3600 www.azvet.direct
VIP PetCare (At Shoppers Supply every Saturday 4:00 - 5:30pm) 800-427-7973
Arizona Spay & Neuter Clinic 480-354-9635 CALL FOR WALK IN VACCINE HOURS
Apache Junction Animal Control provides licensing at the shelter for city residents, any time during business hours. Please bring your ID, and a current rabies vaccination certificate for your dog.
If you reside in Maricopa County, please call 602-506-7387. If you reside in Pinal County outside our city limits, please call Pinal County Animal Care and Control at 888-431-1311.
The shelter does not offer spay or neuter services for the public. However, there are many options available in Apache Junction or in the nearby east valley for low cost spay and neuter.
Here are just a few options, please contact each business directly for more information:
Dr Kelly’s Surgical Unit
AZ Vet Direct
Spay Neuter Clinic
Arizona Humane Society
P.I.N.A.L (Pets In Need Action League)
For informational purposes only. Apache Junction Animal Control does not recommend or endorse any specific veterinarian.
Animal Control does not have an on-site veterinarian and cannot give advice of any medical treatment.
If you have lost a pet, please call your microchip company and report your dog or cat as missing. Visit 24PetConnect.com and register your missing pet; you can also view found animals on this website. Be sure to visit the shelter often, to see if your animal has come in as a stray. Post your missing pet on local social media pages such as Nextdoor or Facebook.
If you have found a pet, please bring it into a shelter or veterinarian to be scanned for a microchip. Remember to check local community social media pages and post if you have found a pet.
Horses are considered livestock and are not required to have shade, however, if you feel the horse is in distress, please contact the Arizona Livestock at (602) 542-0872.
We accept animals from within the Apache Junction incorporated city limits only. AJAC is a municipal shelter, and we accept dogs and cats for surrender. However, our facility is run with a "capacity for care" protocol meaning we may have to limit the number of surrendered animals per day when the shelter is at capacity.
If an owner lives in a jurisdiction that has its own animal control agency, they must surrender the pet to that shelter. We will not accept an animal from outside our jurisdiction.
Cats are considered free roaming animals in the state of Arizona. Animal Control does not pick up cats. Please click on the Community Cat Resources tab for more information on feral and community cats.