Due to many factors, including the recent economic downturn, occasionally members of the public feel they must surrender their dog or cat to Yavapai Humane Society. If you are considering relinquishment, we encourage you to take advantage of our Animal Behavior Consultants, who are members of our staff here to give advice on animal behavior, and other resources we can provide. Many times behavior issues can be corrected with a small amount of work. If you find that you must relinquish your pet, please consider giving a donation in addition to the relinquishment fee so that we can continue to provide high quality care to each animal in the shelter.


Although Yavapai Humane Society has a No Kill Ethic, we are not a no-kill facility (learn more information here). If you are surrendering your animal or turning in a stray animal, there is always a chance that the animal may be euthanized. Yavapai Humane Society cannot contact you prior to the animal's disposition being decided. We implore you to seek resources and solutions that will allow you to keep your pet so that we may keep our kennels open to stray and injured animals. We have a list of rescue organizations that may be able to assist you if you choose not to surrender the animals to us.


Please note, Yavapai Humane Society is often at full capacity and maintains a waiting list.
Please call ahead to save your time. (928) 445-2666 ext. 300.


Anyone observed abandoning an animal is in violation of ARS 13-2910.

Relinquishment Minimum Donation

Dogs- $40
Cats- $40

Please keep in mind when making your donation that Yavapai Humane Society invests an average of $400 into each animal that enters our shelter in addition to $15/day for general care. We are a non-profit that is dependent on the community for funding. Thank you for your donation to support our lifesaving work.