Pima Animal Care Center is Southern Arizona’s largest pet adoption agency and the only shelter in our community that never turns away a pet in need. We take in over 18,000 pets/yr yet have a save rate exceeding 92%. In addition to providing advanced medical care for shelter animals, we spent COVID launching an Outreach program to provide free veterinary services to needy families in our county. Our foster care program is among the largest in the US.
Tucson was named "most dog friendly city" in 2020 by MSN news. The Univ. of Arizona is based here, and we enjoy a revitalized downtown. Tucson is a culturally diverse and affordable community with lots of history. Our beautiful Sonoran desert and nearby mountain forests are on the bucket list for rock climbers, trekkers, and cyclists. Beaches in Mexico or San Diego are 5 hours away by car.