Friends (Not Rescues)

About These Groups

The following organizations offer vital animal services but do not adopt out pets.

Altered Tails 

Provides accessible and affordable spay/neuter solutions for companion animals and free-roaming cats with the goal to eliminate euthanasia as a means of population control.

Animal Defense League of Arizona & Spay Neuter Hotline 

A statewide animal protection organization that works on behalf of companion animals, wildlife, animals in laboratories, animals in entertainment and farm animals.

Annie’s Rescue Ride

A nonprofit that transports Phoenix area small dogs at risk of euthanasia to nonkill shelters in other states, where they are more highly sought after and have a greater chance of adoption.


AZK9 provides outreach, education and services to keep pets out of AZ shelters and in their homes…right where they belong.

Barking Cats

A magazine that offers an array of information for valley pet owners.

Empty Bowl

Empty Bowl is a pet food pantry that helps people experiencing difficulty because of a job or home loss, catastrophic illness or a home/ community wide disaster.

Gabriel’s Angels 

Delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives.

Hospice of the Valley Pet Connections

Pets and their owners can qualify to become a part of pet therapy teams that visit with hospice patients from one to two hours per week in many different settings, including inpatient hospice homes, skilled nursing facilities, group homes and patients’ private homes.

Humane Society of the United States 

The nation’s largest animal protection organization advocates for better laws to protect animals; conducts campaigns to reform industries; provides animal rescue and emergency response; investigates cases of animal cruelty and cares for animals through sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Nagi Foundation

Supporting developing and strengthening Native American communities and improving the lives of children and young adults  through the use of animals.

PALS- Pet & Animal Lovers Service

In business since 1987, PALS provides caring end of life pet cremation, memorial services and grief support to help you say your final farewells.

Service Dogs In Arizona

Located in northern Arizona, they provide adults and children throughout the United States  with trained service dogs.