BoyAndBulldog_BWThank you for remembering that pets are part of the family too! When you are suffering in an emergency situation, they are suffering with you.

No Kill Pima County knows that sometimes situations arise that are out of our control. Pets are surrendered to shelters due to many situations such as: foreclosure, military deployment, natural disaster, domestic violence, serious health problems or death of the owner.

These circumstances present additional challenges to pet owners.

Listed below are resources to help locate a temporary and/or emergency placement for your pet.


Military Oriented Resources

• Dogs on Deployment (619) 800-3631 http://www.dogsondeployment.org
Website offers a database of foster homes/boarding facilities willing to take care of a dog/cat/bird/other for active military member on deployment at discounted rates or through incentive programs.
Fees vary


• Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets (254) 248-1818 http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/programs/foster-home/
Temporary foster care for active military and veteran in various situations: deployment, medical hardship, homelessness etc. Apply online. Fees Vary

Assisting Victims of Domestic Violence

• Page Regional Domestic Violence Services (928) 645-5300
Page Regional DV website

Shelter for people to stay with their animals when fleeing abusive situations in Page, AZ


• Wingspan (520) 624-1779 hotline: (520) 624-0348   Wingspan website

Assistance with placing pets of people fleeing domestic violence


• Safe Haven Animal Foster Care Program, Humane Society Southern Arizona       (520) 327-6088

Temporary/emergency animal care for people leaving abusive situations.  The service is arranged through the women’s shelters, Emerge, Not through the Humane Society. See below.


• Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence        (520) 795-4266     hotline            http://www.emergecenter.org/programs/emergency-services/

Emergency Shelters for women and children and assistance with placing pets of people fleeing domestic violence



• Red Rover               (916) 429.2457                                  https://redrover.org/node/1361

RedRover offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through our RedRover Relief program includng: Safe Escape grants which pay for temporary boarding and/or veterinary care to enable domestic violence  victims to remove their pets to safety. For safety reasons, the application must be submitted by a shelter worker.


Assisting the Homeless

Emergency and transitional housing is available for homeless individuals and families with pets who want to stay with their pets. Space is limited, contact the participating agencies which each can provide more information and help with the application process.

Drop in intake hours at 2590 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, Arizona 85712 are:  Tuesdays   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m ;  Wednesdays   1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.;   Thursdays  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Drop in intake hours at 702 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85713 are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  • Salvation Army  Hospitality House   (520)  622-5411        1002 N. Main, Tucson, Arizona 85705

Pet Sitters

• Dog Vacay (855) 364-8222 http://www.dogvacay.com
Searchable local listings for dog sitters in the area. Can take on emergency basis or for planned vacations. $15/night and up

• Pet Sit http://www.petsit.com/locate
Internet site that networks available pet sitters to pet owners. Fees vary


Other Helpful resources/suggestions

Foster care: Some local rescue organizations will try to identify a foster (temporary) home for a pet if the owner is able to contribute to the cost of the animal’s care.

Boarding facilities may also be able to provide an option for temporary boarding at reduced prices,

Locating a foster home by yourself. For tips on finding and screening a temporary or permanent home for your pet check A Guide to Re-homing Your Pet.

Additional information on finding a foster home, including how to write a contract with your chosen foster, can be found at: http://fosterdogs.com/i-need-a-temporary-home-for-my-dog.html  You may set up a foster or adoptive “home wanted” listing on http://ww.petfinder.com.

Planning for your pet in the event of your death or temporary inability to care for them. Many animals wind up in shelters due to a lack of planning for such an event.

Financial Hardships

• Foreclosure Pets NA http://www.foreclosurepets.org
Aiding persons facing foreclosure to get their animal adopted or temporarily fostered.


• Red Rover http://www.redrover.org/program/redrover-relief
Offers grants and financial assistance to help with your pet in emergency and domestic violence situations.