Pet Safety Tips

Lost Dogs

If your dog is picked up by the Surprise Police Department’s Animal Care and Control Unit, they will typically be transferred to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control within 24 hours. For lost pets, contact the Surprise Police Department at 623.222.4000 or visit a Maricopa County Animal Care Center - click for locations.

Dog Licensing

All dogs over the age of 3 months old must be vaccinated and licensed with Maricopa County*. The license must be displayed on a collar or harness. Visit the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control website for information about Dog Licensing and Vaccinations.

Maricopa County
Animal Care and Control
2500 South 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009


* (State Law A.R.S. Vaccination 11-1010), (City Code Dog License 10-24A), (State Law A.R.S. License must be worn 11-1102)

Pet Care

Responsible pet ownership starts with basic needs such as clean water, food and shelter.

Keep your pet safe. Never leave your pet in a warm car. Temperatures can reach 140 degrees inside your car. Never leave your pet outside without proper shade and clean water.

If you need your pet vaccinated, you can take your pet to your local veterinarian or to Maricopa County Rabies Animal Care and Control.

Learn more about responsible pet ownership.