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Financials and Policies

We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization.

We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law, and because we believe in transparency. Specific questions can be addressed to Pet Allies Director at 928-532-1602 or by e-mail at  If you would like to make a donation, please click Donate above.  

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project


Please read Pet Allies "Year in Review" for more information.  Pet Allies believes in transparency and our shelter statistics are shared on the Guidestar website and on the Shelter Animals Count website.  

Our mission:  To provide non-lethal solutions to pet over-population.

Pet Allies -- Year in Review 2017

1091 animals came into Pet Allies care.  What does that mean?  Those animals who were surrendered by their owners to Pet Allies or were transferred directly to Pet Allies from another shelter or rescue group.

753 pets were adopted to loving homes

Let’s look at adoption numbers:

136 cats were adopted

179 kittens (under 6 months of age) were adopted

9 small animals were adopted

282 dogs were adopted

147 puppies (under 6 months of age) were adopted

Technically, if you are interested in that, Pet Allies has a ‘live release’ rate of 96% (or 96% of the animals that enter Pet Allies’ care were adopted or otherwise placed.  We arrive at that number by taking the number of animals that leave the shelter alive, either adopted, transferred or returned to their owners, and dividing it by the number of animals that arrived at the shelter.  We include all animals that were euthanized for all reasons in our count.)

In addition, Pet Allies cared for 185 animals who were returned to their owners while being held as strays on behalf of the City of Show Low Animal Control. 

4946 patients were seen at Pet Allies spay/neuter clinic, 2109 were spay or neuter surgeries.


How about sending animals to other shelters and rescue groups. 

173 dogs went to rescue groups or shelters (thank you dear friends)

8 cats went to rescue groups or shelters (special thanks to those who took cats!)

There is more room for dogs and especially puppies with the shelters and rescue groups that help Pet Allies.  We have to work harder to find homes for cats, because we have fewer opportunities for them other than adoption. 


Where do those animals come from (technically called intake)

647 came from Show Low Animal Control (mostly strays), Snowflake/Taylor Animal Control, Holbrook Animal control, and local rescue group

234 came from owners

80 were strays that came from areas other than the City of Show Low such as Vernon and Snowflake/Taylor



How long do those animals live at the shelter?  (technically called LOS Length of Stay)

Average Dog LOS 34 days

Average Puppy LOS 16.75 days

Average Cat LOS 21 days

Average Kitten LOS 31 days

Why do kittens stay longer than cats?  They come to the shelter too young to be spayed or neutered and so they stay, waiting for surgery.  Our goal is for these kittens to spend their waiting time in a loving foster home.  Can you foster a kitten?  Puppies too young to be spayed or neutered typically are transferred to a rescue group, so they don’t stay at the shelter. 


Foster Program

Another way to save lives is having a vibrant foster care program, with loving volunteers who care for animals that are too young to be put up for adoption, that are sick or injured, or when the shelter is just too full. 



Let’s solve this over-population problem:

Spay/neuter clinic – 2109 surgeries

Let’s break that down: 

. 951 dogs for clients

. 712 cats for clients

. 248 feral cats

. 152 dogs from the shelter

. 136 cats from the shelter



73 active volunteers (those who volunteered over 20 hours in 2017) assisted with ALL aspects of operation!  Thank you volunteers!  You rock. 

Close to 4925 hours of service was donated, that’s about the same as having 2 full time employees!



Policies and Procedures