Below are some resources we hope you will find helpful.
If you do not find what you need here, please feel free to call our Guest Services Team at (928) 282-4679.
Feral Cats


Questions/concerns about feral cats in your neighborhood?

Learn the basics from Alley Cat Allies

Find out more about Trap, Neuter, Return

Locally, the Verde Valley Humane Society currently has a TNR program that may be able to help. Find out more on their website at

Emergency Veterinary Care

Please note: *We are unable to accept emergency appointments, and do not offer overnight or specialized care*

For Emergencies Please Call:

Or check out this list of nearby 24-hour veterinary clinics (Flagstaff, Phoenix and Cave Creek)


The loss or the anticipation of a loss of your pet to illness, injury, or old age can be emotionally devastating.  The Humane Society of the United States has valuable information for anyone coping with the death of a pet.

Disaster Preparation

Disasters happen. Whether it’s a man-made event, flood, or fire, the key to keeping your pet safe is to be prepared. The ASPCA has essential information you need to be sure you are ready.

Lost Pets

Over the last decade, new research has come to light that changes the way we work toward recovering lost pets and reuniting found pets. Missing Pet Partnership has the information you need to be successful.

Neglect or Abuse

If you observe or suspect animal neglect or abuse, please contact animal control immediately so they can investigate. Be prepared to give as much information as possible about the situation when you call.

Sedona Animal Control:928-282-3100
Yavapai Animal Control:928-567-7710
Coconino Animal Control:928-679-8756

Surrendering Your Pet

Often pet owners find themselves in a situation where they need to relinquish their pet because they feel like they have no other choice, or are unaware of resources available to help them.

If you find yourself in this situation, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has valuable information and resources to assist you in finding a new home for your pet.

If you wish to keep your pet but have temporarily fallen on hard times financially, please contact us at (928) 282-4679 and we will try to help.

If you must surrender your pet, please contact us at (928) 282-4679 to set up an appointment to bring in your pet. HSS is often at capacity and maintains a schedule for owner surrender.

Pets Not Eligible for Adoption:

  • Animals who have been attack-trained.
  • A pet showing very aggressive or unsociable behavior during the admission process.
  • Medical examination determines that the animal is physically unsuitable for adoption.

When surrendering your animal you will need to fill out a Dog or Cat Behavior Background form. If you would like to fill the form out in advance please request a copy be emailed or faxed to you.

Surrender Fees:
Adult Dogs and Cats…………..$75
Puppies, Kittens, and small animals……….$20 each

Please note that ARS 13-2910 makes it illegal to abandon an animal. Do not leave animals abandoned or unattended anywhere.

Dog Licensing - City of Sedona


City Code (6-1-2A) requires all dogs over 4 months of age, who reside within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Sedona, be licensed. You must present a valid “rabies certificate” from your veterinarian when you purchase a license. If your dog has been sterilized you will also need to present a “certificated of sterilization”. The license needs to be worn on the collar at all times, especially when your dog is off of your property. It is suggested that the license be worn along with the rabies tag issued by your veterinarian. If your dog should become lost or “at large”, the license will aid in its identification and safe return to you. Under the city code, you can also be issued a citation for failure to license your dog.

The annual license fee for each currently vaccinated and sterilized dog is $10.00. The annual license fee for each currently vaccinated and unsterilized dog is $30.00.

The three-year license fee for each currently vaccinated and sterilized dog is $25.00. The three-year license fee for each currently vaccinated and unsterilized dog is $72.00.

Licenses can be purchased here at the Humane Society of Sedona. For faster service, please download and bring the completed form below with you.






Dog Licensing - Coconino County


Licensing for the County of Coconino is handled by the Coconino County Public Health District. For more information, visit them online.