Change in License Renewal Notices
Due to current budget restraints, the City of Prescott will no longer be sending out license and vaccination reminders, so it's up to you to remember to renew your dog's license each and every year (license year runs from Jan 1st - Dec 31st).
The Yavapai Humane Society maintains the kennels, located at 1605 Sundog Ranch Road, for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Department, the Prescott Valley Police Department and the Prescott Police Department. The Animal Control officers respond to calls for service involving a wide variety of animal concerns.
The Prescott Animal Control only has jurisdiction within the city limits of Prescott. If you live within the city limits of Prescott Valley you would need to contact their animal control at 928-772-9267, which is a police dispatch number. If you live within the city limits of Chino Valley you would need to contact their animal control at 928-636-4223, which is their police number. If you live outside of these cities then Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has their own animal control unit and the main number for the Sheriff’s Office is 928-771-3260.
The Prescott Animal Control Center spay and neuter operations are now partially funded by a $5000 grant awarded by the AZ Companion Animal Spay and Neuter Committee. The funds, authorized through the sale of Arizona’s new “pet-friendly” license plate, are used toward a program seeking to reduce the pet population by offering low cost sterilization of dogs & cats. To become a volunteer, contact the City of Prescott Human Resources Department at 928-777-1347. To order a pet-friendly license plate, visit Service Arizona website and click on "Personalized/Specialized Plates", or call the ADOT Motor Vehicles Division at 800-251-5866.
The Yavapai Humane Society Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic offer low-cost and free spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs to our community. The clinic also offers a Friday Walk-in Vaccination Clinic to help reduce animal diseases such as Parvo in our community. Visit www.yavapaihumane.org/clinic for more information. YHS is a proud partner of the City of Prescott.
All dog owners are required to license their dogs within 60 days of moving to the city. Licenses are $6 per year for each dog that has been spayed or neutered, $30 per year for dogs that have not been spayed or neutered. Payments for licenses are due on or before January 1 of each year. A late fee penalty of $8 shall be added to the license fee in the event that application is made subsequent to the date on which the dog is to be licensed. Licenses will be prorated as follows for people moving here mid-year.
|Paid before 4/30||$6||$30|
|5/1 - 8/31||$4||$20|
|9/1 - 12/31||$2||$10|
City of Prescott dog licensing may also be obtained at the Yavapai Humane Society, almost any veterinarian office located in the city plus veterinarians located in Chino Valley and Prescott Valley; see the list below for contact information. Please note that Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Yavapai County do have their own licensing for the areas they service.
|Participating Licensing Sites||Phone|
|The Yavapai Humane Society||445-2666|
|The Yavapai Humane Society Wellness Clinic||771-0547|
|Granite Mountain Veterinary Clinic||771-1340|
|Prescott Animal Hospital||445-2190|
|PV Pet Clinic||772-6069|
|Circle L Animal Clinic||636-4421|
|Chino Valley Animal Hospital||636-4382|
|Bradshaw Mountain Animal Hospital||772-7775|
|High Country Pet Clinic||772-9292|
|Prescott City Hall||777-1291|
The Yavapai Humane Society, as well as local rescue groups, do adopt out dogs and cats. There are fees involved in the adoption process and these fees include the spaying or neutering of the adoptions as required by law.
You can find a listing of the pets available for adoption by any local groups, to include the Humane Society, using the links below:
- Pets at Prescott Area Animal Lifesavers (Petfinder.com)
- Pets at United Animal Friends (UAF) (Petfinder.com)
- Pets at Lucky Club (Petfinder.com)
- Pets at Yavapai Humane Society
- Miss Kitty’s Cat House