our Mission

AZ Center for Animal Rescue and Education (AZ CARE) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit all breed dog and cat rescue in Arizona. We are dedicated to reducing the euthanasia rate in our state through education, spay/neuter programs and adoption events. Our future facility will provide a safe haven for dogs/cats while they wait for their forever home, in the comfort of a home-like setting. Our education programs will include youth programs to get the next generation involved in the pet overpopulation epidemic and strive to find a way to end the suffering in our shelters, state and nation wide.

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

Our Sponsors

Our history may be short, but we are humbled by the amount of support we have had during this growth process. 


July 2014  - With the help and encouragement of our volunteers, we started AZ CARE out of San Tan Valley. Liberty, the pregnant pup pictured to the left with our founder was the straw that broke the camels back, and pushed Nicole into getting started again. 

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Revolution, Nexgard, Heartgard, Bravecto, Drontal, Stronghold and Avocate.


Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!



our history