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Chino Valley Animal Shelter

1904 N Voss Dr.
Chino Valley, AZ 86323

Our Mission

The Chino Valley Animal Shelter (CVAS) is part of the Chino Valley Police Department. It is where dogs are impounded by Chino Valley Animal Control Officers (ACOs). These dogs are usually brought in for being at large or being involved in a bite to a human. To report an animal-at-large or other animal problems please call our Dispatch number at 928-771-3260.

The shelter pursues a no-kill policy. To assist in this policy the shelter does not accept owner-surrendered dogs, dogs not found within the Chino Valley Town limits or any other animals, including cats, as the shelter has very limited space.

Adoption Policy


After the "Stray Hold" most unclaimed dogs will be available for adoption. Dogs that display behavioral issues will be trained by our volunteers and/or placed into rescue. Arizona State law requires all adoptable dogs to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies and licensed. The associated charges plus the cost of a microchip and DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations are included in our adoption fees.

Canine Adoption Fee:  Up to 6 months - $200.00
7 months to 1 year - $175.00
1 year & older - $150.00

License Fee:  For residents of Chino Valley only
$8.00 altered dogs
$36.00 unaltered dogs

Adoption Steps & Requirements

Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and have photo identification.

Entire families, including children, are encouraged to meet the animal prior to adoption.

A Meet and Greet with any resident dog(s) is mandatory.

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