Animal Control Facility

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide a quality service to the county of Graham for their animal needs, whether it is for a stray pet, or to give you advice about your pet. We are here to educate, and help the public on the importance of pet sterilization, and responsible pet ownership. With your help and proper care for the animals in Graham County we believe we can make our community a wonderful and great place for all of us here.

Animal Shelter Building
We are on call for dog bites

Contact Us

Please contact us for any of your animal problems big or small.  Thank you for giving us the chance to make a better community for both you and your family.

Tag or Chip Your Pet

We want to express the importance of Tagging or Micro Chipping (PDF) dogs and cats or even writing your phone number on their collar with a marker and get them registered so that the Graham County Animal Control Facility can get your pets back home with you. If your pet does go missing, please stop by our facility and check if we have your pet instead of calling. It is hard by a phone call to determine if we have your pet as we may have a few at that time that match your description. Reminder to Tag or Chip Your Pet.


We would like to remind the community that the Graham County Animal Control Facility is not a rescue facility. We are getting too many strays. The wonderful Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Arizona Animal Welfare League that comes from out of town into our Facility cannot save them all.


We have a lot of wonderful sweet animals looking for their "Furever Home" and to be loved. Come by the Graham County Animal Control Facility before considering buying your pet from a pet store. You will find your best friend and companion, that will show you endless amounts of love, right here in our facility:

  • 300 W Old Country Club Road
    Safford, AZ 85546

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees are also less than the cost of an animal from an overpriced pet store. Adoption fees are: 

  • Dogs - $95 for Males and $105 for Females
  • Cats - $55 for Males and $75 for Females

The fee covers spay and neuter plus their rabies shot.

All adoption fees must be paid directly to Desert Cross Veterinary Hospital located at :

  • 651 S. Dusty Trail, Thatcher AZ
  • 928-348-0026


The Board of Supervisors and Graham County Animal Control Facility would like to thank Sharon Hathaway from St. Vincent De Paul for her donation!

Dog Holding a Thanks Sign