We serve 100s of pets each month. Every donation you make helps take care of a person’s new companion to be.


Yavapai Humane Society is passionate about finding forever homes for the 3,000+ animals we rescue each year. Opt to adopt!


Did you know that you can schedule your own appointment to adopt a dog or a cat? Click here to schedule a visit to see all the wonderful pets at YHS!


The threat of COVID-19 has generated understandable concern within Yavapai County. The health and well-being of Yavapai Humane Society’s customers, donors, community partners, staff, volunteers, and our animals is a top priority! We are continuing to monitor new developments daily, even hourly, and making adjustments in our plan to protect our clients and staff against the spread of COVID-19.

Yavapai Humane Society Adoptions
Available by appointment only.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,  Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
Saturday & Sunday 11:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

We are closed to the public on Wednesdays

  • Our Lost & Found Department is open by appointment only. Please call us at 928-445-2666 or Click here to schedule an appointment.
  • Our Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic surgery service is temporarily closed until further notice. Our Friday vaccine clinic is open every other Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Before going in, please call 928-445-2666 to see if the clinic is open on the day you wish to come in or click here on our Spay/Neuter Facebook page link.
  • Our Thrift Store is open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Donations are taken in on the WEST side of the building. If you need a large donation pickup from your home or work, please call the Thrift Store truck at 928-765-5392.
  • Masks are suggested to be worn indoors while visiting any YHS facility. Anyone that is ill will NOT be allowed within Yavapai Humane Society.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We care about the health and safety of our community and our animals.

Yavapai Humane Society now has an online Pet Prescription store!

Our online store deals are comparable to Chewy, PetRx and PetMeds but with the HUGE difference that all profits from the sale go directly to the animals at YHS!! What could be better!?!? You get what you need and the animals at YHS get help for what they need!!


What to do when you find newborn kittens

Each spring the Yavapai Humane Society receives many kittens too young to survive more than an hour or two without a mother. These kittens are called “neonates.” Sadly, most of the neonate kittens YHS takes in are orphans. People find these babies in their garage,...

Is your pet suffering?

The New York Times recently (May 7) ran a piece by Jessica Pierce asking the provocative question “Is your pet lonely and bored?” Today there are as many pets in the United States as there are people; and in most homes pets are family — and not just dogs and cats, but...

You can prevent dog bites

A recent study conducted jointly from Monash University in Australia and Pedigree Petfoods found that the bond between a human and a dog may actually cause their heartbeats to sync with one another. The researchers connected three pairs of dogs and their owners to...

Your dog and the great outdoors

The sun is shining, the temps are rising, and it’s time to put on our hiking boots and appreciate the beautiful outdoors of Prescott. Don’t head out without your four-legged friend; they’re itching to enjoy the spring air with you! Outdoor opportunities you can enjoy...

Do cats need us?

It appears Rudyard Kipling was correct when he suggested cats walk by themselves and don’t need us to feel secure. Sarah Knapton, Science Editor for the Telegraph, has reported on a study released by the University of Lincoln in which researchers concluded that cats,...


Your dog and the great outdoors

The sun is shining, the temps are rising, and it’s time to put on our hiking boots and appreciate the beautiful outdoors of Prescott. Don’t head out without your four-legged friend; they’re itching to enjoy the spring air with you! Outdoor opportunities you can enjoy...

YHS Foster Parents Save Lives

Have you longed to raise puppies or kittens but couldn't bring yourself to do so because of all the healthy dogs and cats dying in shelters each year? What if you could help reduce the killing and enjoy raising a litter at the same time? The Yavapai Humane Society...

2016 Winter Critter Chatter

Check out our newest Critter Chatter online featuring handsome Remington as our cover dog.

Pet Tips

How dogs identify friend and foe

According to a recent study reported in the journal Current Biology, dogs can pick up emotional cues from another dog by watching the direction of its wagging tail. In a series of lab experiments, dogs became anxious when they saw an image of a dog wagging its tail to...

Benefits to exercising with your four-legged best friend

Are you having trouble sticking to your new year's resolution of exercising more? Maybe you need a good physical trainer to help you meet your fitness goals: your best friend! Research shows that dogs are actually nature's perfect personal trainers. Dogs are naturally...

Winter Weather Pet Tips

On average, Prescott enjoys a diverse, mild four-season climate that we can sometimes take for granted. However, we are also home to active weather patterns that bring a variety of weather conditions from spectacular monsoon thunderstorms to the occasional heavy...

Beat the Heat

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness month. Awareness can sometimes be uncomfortable. For instance, are you aware that 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed in American animal shelters every year? Are you aware that many of these deaths are unnecessary? Are you...

12 Ways you can help YHS

As the Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) celebrates its 50th anniversary many ask how they can help support our mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of our community's homeless pets. YHS appreciates the kindness and generosity of our community to help fund our...

Pets for the Elderly

Arizona Pet Plates

Animal homelessness in Arizona is a serious problem. You can help! Get your Arizona Pet Friendly license plate today!  Visit Also, please consider adopting a shelter animal next time you are ready for a new furry addition to your household. Visit your local animal shelter today. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats are waiting to find loving, forever homes.

Main Campus
(928) 445-2666
1625 Sundog Ranch Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Spay and Neuter vaccine clinic
Closed on
Fri 21st

We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Thank you!