Current Initiatives

Lost Pets Initiative

NKPC provides education and services to prevent pets from getting lost and to assure lost pets are reuntied with their owner as soon as possible. The initiative includes monthly free or low cost microchip events around the county, online guidelines for lost and found pets, and direct support to those who've lost their pets.

Each One Medical Fund

The Each One Medical Fund provides assistance for shelter animals in need of medical services that cannot be completed at the County shelter or may have an extended wait time to treat. NKPC conducts fundraisers and brings animals to community veterinarains for diagnostics, consultations and services from specialists and more complicated surgical procedures.

S.O.S. Owner Retention

The number of animals who are surrendered to shelters by loving and responsible owners who are in crisis is a community challenge. Shelter space ideally should be saved for homeless pets who truly have no other options. NKPC provides support for local families with temporary, short term, low cost services that will keep a pet in their own loving home.

Fosters to the Rescue

The number of animals who can be saved from a county shelter is limited by the ability of rescue partner organizations to take custody of and respnsibility for shelter pets. NKPC sponsors individual animals with special needs or on deadline with funding to support the rescue (or adopter) who pulls the pet and conducts events/outreach to recruit foster homes for the community rescues. is bringing attention to some of the most vulnerable animals at our local shelters and rescue organizations.

As part of our online Resource directory, Support Options and Solutions (S.O.S.) to Keep Pets and Ferals out of shelters, we have compiled a list of verified pet-friendly apartments in Tucson and Pima County.  Some of the information included is max number of pets, breed restrictions, and amount of pet deposit.   Search the pet-friendly apartments below, or click here to browse all listings.

Search Pet-Friendly Apartments in Tucson

Search in radius 5 miles

Upcoming Events

Adopt Love Adopt Local

  • April 13th, 9am to 4pm
  • At 3750 E. Irvington, The Tucson Expo Center
  • Mega Adoption Event with over 40 Rescues, vendors and exhibitors- including No Kill Pima County!

Helping Pets, Helping People: A Panel Discussion

  • April 17, 4pm to 6pm
  • Hosted by The Community Foundation for Southern Az
  • 5049 E. Broadway, CFSA Campus

NKPC Low Cost Mircrochips at Hermitage No Kill Cat Shelter

  • April 20, 2019, from 1pm to 3pm
  • At The Hermitage: 5278 E. 21st St.
  • $10 includes lifetime registration with
  • Dogs and Cats welcome
  • No appt necessary, No limit
  • Cash and credit cards accepted

View all events

Corporate Sponsors: jujocreative, A Tucson Tail, Prototypes, Postnet #119, Beading Divas, The Allstate Foundation, Second Acts Animal Rescue, The Animal House, St Mark's Presbyterian Church, The Benevity Community Impact Fund, Network for Good

Thank you to the employees of the organizations who provided employer matching donations:  Microsoft, Conoco Phillips, Davis Selected Advisors, Bank of America, Aetna Foundation, Sanofi

Special thanks to Bonnie Kay Charitable Fund at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona