COVID-19 Program Updates and Status
On behalf of the animals awaiting their forever homes at Pet Allies Animal Shelter, thank you for your continued support in stopping pet over-population through non-lethal means.
These are confusing, anxiety-filled, and uncertain times for all of us. But this doesn't mean our mission to furnish professional, affordable spay/neuter programs and to place pets in caring homes has stopped. Our services just look a little different during this time of uneasiness and uncertainty. Here's what we're doing currently:
Effective Monday April 13 ALL ADOPTIONS and other visits to the shelter WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. A list of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption are listed on this website. Call the shelter at 928-537-8009 for an appointment to visit. Appointments will be spaced out so that there is a minimum number of people at the shelter at any one time. All “meet and greet” and many other adoption procedures will be conducted outdoors in one of our play areas. Animals will be adopted on a first come/first served basis and no animals will be held under any circumstances. You must follow our normal adoption procedure to adopt an animal. If you do not have an appointment you will not be allowed to view or meet any animals and will be turned away. We anticipate only having a limited number of animals available so please make your appointments asap and do not come to the shelter without a confirmed appointment.
NOTE: Please do not visit the shelter if you or anyone you have interacted with is ill. Our staff is taking personal risks in continuing to serve the public. You must wear a mask to enter the shelter.
PS: Please develop an emergency backup plan for your pets, ideally, a loved one or family member, rather than rely on the sheltering system.
Effective Monday, May 4 the clinic will be able to again provide much needed and requested spay/neuter services! Call the clinic for details as changes are frequent. 928-532-1602 Monday thru Thursday 10-4.
Please do not visit the clinic if you or anyone you have interacted with is ill. Our staff is taking personal risks in continuing to serve the public. You must wear a mask to enter the clinic.
Currently, the food pantry is by appointment. Call 928-243-0695 during the weekdays between 8-3:30 for an appointment. You may have to leave a message and wait for a return call. Donations are appreciated. Food assistance has been limited recently due to a lack of supplies.
We are proceeding with our annual White Mountain Rubber Duck Pluck event scheduled for July 4, 2020. If the Stay At Home and Social Distancing orders are still in place at that time, the duck pluck (for a chance to win $2,500) will be streamed online. Details will be available at www.PetAlliesAZ.org/duck
These program changes have not been easy, and our staff and volunteers have been incredible at adapting. We have had to get creative and will continue to help homeless animals and low-income pet owners in our community. Your support is essential during this time of uncertainty.
Changes are happening frequently so all these programs are subject to change.
Pet Allies Saves Lives with Your Help
Pet Allies operates a no kill animal shelter and a low cost high volume spay/neuter clinic.
The clinic spays or neuters about 2,500 animals each year and also provides other services to clients who are unable to afford full service veterinary services on a case-by-case basis. The shelter accepts stray animals from the City of Show Low and also accepts pets that people wish to surrender as space allows. Stray animals are accepted from other areas as space allows. Approximately 1,000 animals enter the shelter each year. Pet Allies also operates the Barkin' Basement Thrift Store, as a source of income, to help fund these programs.