Donate

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

Adopt

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

Volunteer

Volunteers are critical to the work we do and they help YHS make a difference in the lives of animals and the people of Yavapai County.

,COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

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 and Walk In Vaccine Clinic are only open on certain days, for now. Please call before going in or check for updates on our website popups or click here on our Spay/Neuter Facebook page link.
  • Our Thrift Store is open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Masks are required to be worn 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 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!!

Pets

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,...

News

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...

Ever Wonder Why Cats Purr?

Veterinarian Bruce Fogle, author of The Cat's Mind, opines that the original purpose of purring was to communicate a sense of wellbeing. This helps explain why kittens are able to purr the second day of life. The purring assures the mama cat that her offspring are in...

Fantastic Spay/Neuter Infographic

There are lots of urban legends about how many dog or cats can be born from two unsterilized animals. This infographic is a great source of correct information along with benefits of spay/neuter. We love it! Thanks to Tails, Inc. for posting it!

Think twice before taking your pet with you this summer.

Every year hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. On a 78°F day, temperatures in a parked car can hit anywhere from 110-160° in a matter of minutes. Leaving the windows cracked has little effect. The temperature in your...

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...

Ever Wonder Why Cats Purr?

Veterinarian Bruce Fogle, author of The Cat's Mind, opines that the original purpose of purring was to communicate a sense of wellbeing. This helps explain why kittens are able to purr the second day of life. The purring assures the mama cat that her offspring are in...

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...

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 www.servicearizona.com. 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.

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1625 Sundog Ranch Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Spay Neuter clinic walk- in vaccine clinic special hours: Fridays in april