Many organizations rescue and adopt out free or low-cost puppies and dogs in and around Tucson, Arizona, including the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, the Pima Animal Care Center and Your Forever Friend Inc. Such organizations work to give the best care to homeless pets, and find homes that care for and love them for the rest of their lives. Other services include low-cost spay and neuter services, low-cost vaccinations, and ongoing outreach and education.
Animal shelters and rescue agencies in Tucson and across the United States have stray and abandoned dogs for adoption. Many organizations, such as the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Your Forever Friend Inc., have online databases to search on their official websites. Sometimes shelter and rescue puppies are free, but there may be an adoption fee to cover vaccinations, spays and neuters, and operating expenses, which are services a puppy needs regardless of its inherent cost.
Some animal shelters lower or eliminate the cost of adoption on special days to make room for more animals. Call or email a local animal shelter to request more information. Many shelters honor a return policy if the puppy is not a good fit. Always interact with a new puppy before adopting, and seek advice, training materials and veterinary care information from the shelter.