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Animal Care & Welfare


The Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare Facility houses domesticated and stray animals, reunites lost pets with owners and enforces City ordinances pertaining to animals.

Animal Care and Welfare Facility
2270 Trane Road
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: (928) 763-6000
Fax: (928) 763-0150

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(Wednesday: open until 8 p.m.)
Saturday: Adoptions by appointment only


How to Adopt

Animals are available for adoption after being held a required length of time. Animals without identification are held four business days and animals with identification are held six business days.

  • Adoption fee is $100, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, preventative vaccines and a health check. If adoptee is a Bullhead City resident, it will also include a free 1 year license!

     The Mohave Valley Daily News, TV2 KLBC's Morning Show and TV4's "Pets in the Neighborhood" features animals available for adoption.

Spay and Neuter 

IMG_3915It is so important to spay or neuter your pets. The only way to reduce euthanasia and the number of stray animals inside the shelter is through spay and neutering. It is estimated that one animal is capable of producing several generations, totaling more than 10,000 offspring! So, spaying or neutering one animal can save 10,000 lives!

The Animal Care and Welfare Facility is passionate about educating the community about responsible pet ownership and proper animal care. National Spay Day is held every February where a number of free spay and neuter certificates are awarded. The shelter’s year-round program called “Helping Paws” can provide qualified pet owners financial assistance toward spaying and neutering services. For more information contact the Bullhead City Animal Control at (928) 763-6000.

License Information
License fees for dogs and cats are the same. 
Cost for a lost pet tag -  $2.
Late fee to renew license- $10 per quarter.

  Animals Spayed/Neutered     1 year license     3 year license     1 year license - Seniors    3 year license - Seniors  
 No  $30  $60  $15  $30
 Yes  $10  $20  $3  $6


Animal Care & Welfare officers respond to many complaints, such as, animal cruelty, bites, abandonment, or animals fighting. To report animal abuse, call (928) 763-6000 or (928) 763-1999 (after hours).

Animal Bites
If you are bitten by an animal:

  • Seek medical attention.
  • Remember where the animal was last seen.
  • Contain the animal if it is safe to do so.
  • Contact Animal Care & Welfare at (928) 763-6000 or (928) 763-1999 (after hours).
  • Animal Care & Welfare will quarantine the animal to check for rabies and write a report.

Lost & Found Animals

Animal Control 2
If your animal is lost:
Call the shelter immediately at (928) 763-6000.
If your animal is found, please call us so we can remove it from our list.

Don't Abandon Your Pets
If you can no longer care for your animals, bring them to the animal shelter so someone else can possibly adopt them. Abandonment is a criminal offense.

To volunteer for the Animal Care & Welfare Facility, please call(928) 763-6000.

 Other Services

TLC (Tender Loving Care) Veterinary Services offers low cost vaccines and health care on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare Facility from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Call (480) 699-9950 for more information. Click HERE for TLC's flyer. 


Boarding Facilities 

A Time to Play Doggie Day Care
5587 Highway 95 #8
Fort Mohave, Arizona 86426
(928) 770-4521

Advanced Animal Care
5842 South Highway 95
Fort Mohave, Arizona 86426
(928) 770-4918

North Valley Animal Clinic
1440 East Hammer Road
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 768-8387 

Risen Star Kennel
985 Airpark Drive
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
(928) 754-3006

TLC Doggie Day Camp
2064 Hwy 95 Ste. 1
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 758-0116


 Advanced Animal Care
5842 South Highway 95
Fort Mohave, AZ 86426
(928) 770-4918

Colorado River Animal Medical
2101 Hwy 95, Suite 1
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 763-7387

Mohave Valley Animal Hospital
10235 South Barrackman Road
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 768-3108 

North Valley Animal Clinic
1440 East Hammer Road
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 768-8387

Spirit Mountain Animal Hospital
1670 Lakeside Drive
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
(928) 758-3979

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