by Blake Herzog
We salute everyone who puts their heart, muscle and soul into rescuing homeless or abused pets, giving them the love they so desperately need while helping them find their forever homes. There’s hardly any calling higher.
But it’s tough work.
These heroes need all the support they can get, and we can play our own part through adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating to these Greater Prescott rescue organizations, plus the many others that exist in our area. Every step you take will make life easier for the rescue groups and organizations and especially the sweet companions they’re so devoted to.
AARF Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
A small rescue based in Poland Junction dedicated to saving dogs. It is a 10-acre ranch with Western-style bunkhouses for the dogs and large yards where they can run and play.
Blue Moon Rescue & Sanctuary
Blue Moon Rescue & Sanctuary cares for abused and neglected horses. Some may be rideable, but most are older horses no one wants but are adoptable as great companions. Others are sanctuary animals who finally have a safe place to live out their years in love and comfort with full bellies. Blue Moon sells Bermuda hay, with 100% of proceeds going to caring for horses.
Catty Shack Rescue
Catty Shack, Sweetpea’s Haven for Abandoned Cats & Kittens, focuses on nonferal cats and kittens already on the street and in crisis because of it. Rescues feral moms along with their kittens, trapping/neutering/returning the moms while socializing the kittens to make wonderful pets.
609 S Granite St., Prescott, AZ 86303
Chino Valley Animal Shelter
A small, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter. Keeps all animals until they find their forever homes. It is important to find adopters as soon as possible to open up space to save more animals. All available animals are current on vaccines, altered, and microchipped. The animals are typically abandoned strays from the Chino Valley area.
Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
Located on 30 acres in Prescott Valley, this rescue provides a loving home and promotes adoptions for dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, geese and chickens.
Miss Kitty’s Cat House
Miss Kitty’s is located in a small house where approximately 20 adult cats live and play until they are adopted. The cats roam free in the house and are cared for by a variety of dedicated volunteers who come in daily and get to interact with potential adopters in a neutral space.
302 N. Alarcon, Prescott, AZ 86301
Facebook: Miss Kitty’s Cat House
Instagram: Miss Kitty’s Cat House
Now That I’m Safe Equine Rescue
Dedicated to saving, rehabbing and finding great homes for horses, donkeys and mules that have been starved, abused or whose owners can no longer care for them. Many are brought from “kill pens” where they would be destined for slaughter.
Pearl’s Piggy Rescue
We rescue homeless mini-pigs or pigs in need. We spay/neuter them, love them and find them forever homes.
West Road 2 South, Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Facebook: Pearl’s Piggy Rescue
United Animal Friends
United Animal Friends does not have a shelter facility. It rescues a large number of its animals from euthanasia at high-kill shelters. Most live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted, which allows caregivers to get to know each animal and helps in finding the perfect match for their personality.
Yavapai Humane Society
Serving Yavapai County since 1972, Yavapai Humane Society is an independent nonprofit that shelters, rehabilitates and adopts out cats, dogs and horses.
Yavapai Humane Trappers Animal Search and Rescue
Yavapai Humane Trappers specializes in humanely trapping corralling and tracking pets not easily caught, bringing in sick, injured and high-risk animals. Rescue seeks medical attention to all that brought in when no owners have been found.