Animals and Pets

Dog winner of Doggie Dash 2017 with smiling owner

Did you know Oro Valley contracts their animal services through Pima Animal Care Center?

What does this mean for you?

  • 520-724-5900 ext. 4 is your contact for:
    • Reporting animal emergencies,
    • Reporting aggressive or injured stray animals,
    • Reporting cruelty or neglect, and
    • Reporting deceased animals.
    • Waste complaints

  • PACC can also help with:
    • Lost and found animals,
    • Adopting a new best friend,
    • Licensing your pet,
    • Trap-Neuter-Return programs for community cats,
    • Providing resources to help families keep their pets,
    • And more!

Visit to see adoptable pets, find information on volunteering and fostering, and to learn more about how PACC can help you help animals in your area.

If you believe you are experiencing an animal emergency (for example an animal attack, or aggressive animal) please call 911. 

The following information is designed to help guide pet ownership in Oro Valley, as well as provide resources for reporting wild animals, locating shelters, or answering any other questions residents may have regarding their pets and other animals.

Dog Licenses
Dog licenses are required annually and can be obtained at Pima Animal Care Center, (520)243-5900. Rabies vaccinations are required for dogs before licensing.

Dog Leash Law
Oro Valley's leash law requires a dog to be confined within the owner's property unless the animal is on a leash six feet or shorter, with a person on the other end. Tethering your pet is not permitted in Oro Valley.

Heat & Your Pets
Pets need a period of adjustment to this climate. Always make sure your pet has an adequate supply of fresh water and shade when left outside. Never leave your pet in a parked car. The outside temperature, coupled with the car temperature, can reach levels of heat capable of killing your pet within minutes.

Additional Animal and Pet Resource Directory


Animal Rescue

Animal Rescue
For help with pets or wild animals that are stuck, sick or injured

  • Animal Experts (520) 531-1020
  • Tucson Wildlife HelpLine (520) 792-3947
  • Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary - (520) 574-3579


For Assistance with Wildlife

For information and assistance with wild animals
(including coyotes, javelinas, snakes)

For Injured animals

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (520) 792-3947