Pet Emergency Information

Know your local rescues in case you need them.
If you lose a pet:

  • Search your home and property – your pet could be injured or stuck somewhere.
  • Check with your neighbors – speak with as many people as you can. Search the neighborhood.
  • Get online. Post on websites. Some sites let you create your Lost Pet flyer, so have a picture of your pet and phone number ready. Other sites to post on are: Craigslist, Lost Dogs Arizona Facebook page, and/or Straydar Facebook page. Post your flyer on the County mapping website, other sites can then see it and help find your Post your flyer online and around the neighborhood.
  • Contact your local rescues and report your missing dog.
  • Visit the two County locations quickly and every 24-48 hours. By law, the shelters are only required to hold a lost or stray animal for 72 hours. After that, the animal becomes the county’s property. You can also call Maricopa County at 602.506.PETS or visit their website and utilize their interactive mapping tool to see if animals were picked up in your area and to post your flyer.
  • Visit the Arizona Humane Society Sunnyslope campus. Take a picture of your pet and his medical records. Ask to check the lost pets in the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital and check their adoption floor. The 72-hour hold for strays applies here too.
    If you find a stray with no tags:

  • Ask around the neighborhood in case the dog lives nearby.
  • Contact your local rescue. They will try to help and can often scan the pet for a micro-chip and may be able to find a foster to take the dog if you cannot host it. A veterinarian can also scan the dog for a microchip and check for a tattoo.
  • Stray dogs that are sick, injured, or abused, and healthy puppies under three months old, can go to the Arizona Humane Society. You can bring them to the Sunnyslope campus or call their EAMT Dispatch Center at 602-997-7585 Ext. 2073 from 8 to 6 PM daily.
  • Try to list the dog online, there are many sites who will do this.
  • You may also surrender a healthy stray dog to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

    24 Hour Emergency Veterinarian Care


    1st Pet Veterinary Centers
    520 W Union Hills Dr Ste 105
    Phoenix 85027
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    2260 W Glendale Ave
    Phoenix 85021
    Phoenix Veterinary Referral & Emergency
    4015 E Cactus Rd
    Phoenix 85032
    Vet Med
    20610 N Cave Creek Rd
    Phoenix 85024
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    22595 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 110
    Scottsdale 85255
    The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic
    7311 E Thomas Rd
    Scottsdale 85251
    VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital
    6969 E Shea Blvd Ste 150
    Scottsdale 85254


    1st Pet Veterinary Centers
    1233 W Warner Rd
    Chandler 85224
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    86 W Juniper Ave
    Gilbert 85233
    1st Pet Veterinary Centers
    1423 S Higley Rd #102
    Mesa 85206
    VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona
    1648 N Country Club Dr
    Mesa 85201
    Ironwood Animal Hospital
    85 W Combs Rd #116
    Queen Creek 85142


    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    13034 W Rancho Santa Fe Blvd
    Avondale 85392
    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    9875 W Peoria Ave
    Peoria 85345


    Pet Poison Helpline