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October 2023

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Free Microchips All October

There is nothing scarier than losing a pet! Now is the time to take advantage of getting your pet microchipped for FREE!

Pinal County Animal Care & Control is holding appointments for free microchips through October! Yes, we mean free, no fees whatsoever! Simply schedule an appointment, bring your pet in costume, or donate an unopened bag of candy. Schedule your appointment today by calling 520-509-3555 or emailing [email protected].

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Save the Date

Second Annual Dogs, Cats, and Cowboy Hats Fundraiser

The second Annual Dogs, Cats, and Cowboys Hats Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 21st, hosted by the apparel brand Girl with a Black Dog, benefitting the Pinal County Animal Care and Control Shelter.  

The event will include an evening of fun, food, live music, a silent auction, and raffles. PCACC Director Audra Michael will speak on behalf of the shelter and present shelter dogs available for adoption. Learn more

A Fall Favorite Event is Back


The shelter's annual fall event is back! Celebrating the fifth annual Pup-or-Treat, the event will include free microchips, waived pet adoptions, a haunted house, and many more spook-tacular activities! Learn more

Playgroup Rockstars Event

Playgroups Open to the Public

The shelter invites the public to visit the shelter on October 7th to watch doggie playgroups throughout the day. Doggie playgroup is the practice of letting the dogs at the shelter out for yard time to interact and play with the other dogs at the shelter. From the teachings of the animal welfare organization Dogs Playing for Life, the shelter has been utilizing daily playgroups to provide physical and mental enrichment for the dogs at the shelter. 

Thanks to Dogs Playing for Life, Petco Love, and BOBS by Sketchers, our shelter has been selected to participate in the National Playgroup Rockstar Adoption Event on October 7th, 2023. Learn more

Happy Tails

Adoption Success Story

Johnny Cash was found as a stray and lived at the shelter for three months before being diagnosed with heartworm. After his diagnosis, his chances of being adopted were even slimmer as he required medical care. Johnny Cash was placed with the perfect foster family, who eventually fell in love with him. With help from friends of Pinal County Animal Shelters and great fosters, we can help medical cases like Johnny Cash. You can learn more about Johnny Cash's story here.

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Pinal Pet of the Month

Meet Shelter Favorite, Max!

Max came into our care in 2020 as a young dog, only about a year old. Due to being a rambunctious young adult, Max had a hard time finding a home and was repeatedly brought back from foster. After being at the shelter for over a year, Max was finally adopted in 2021. Recently, Max was found as a stray and is once again looking for a forever home. Max is a lovable boy whose energy has naturally calmed over the years. He loves going for walks and playing with other dogs, to schedule a meet and greet please call 520-509-3555.

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Did You Guess Correctly Last Month?

Drumroll Please, Gizmo's Primary Breed is...🥁

Last month we asked you to guess Gizmo's breed. Did you guess correctly? Gizmo is made up of so many breeds it's almost impossible to guess wrong! Gizmo's top five breeds are:

25% American Bulldog

25% American Staffordshire Terrier

17% Australian Cattle Dog

10% American Pit Bull Terrier

4% Chinese Shar-Pei

Gizmo is 100% adorable and available for foster or adoption at Pinal County Animal Care & Control. Learn more

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