About Us


"With each new day, we have new hope!"

Our shelter hours have recently been expanded to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For information on special events and promotions, please visit our website:


and our Facebook page:


Adopting A Friend

The companion animals we shelter are waiting to be adopted! 

Adoption fees will include the cost of spay or neuter, a certificate of rabies vaccination, license (for dogs), and checkup by a licensed veterinarian.

Please call the shelter for more information and the current cost of these services (928) 634-7387.

We are a Pets For Patriots shelter! Read more here: http://petsforpatriots.org 

Can't adopt a pet? Read about opportunities to Volunteer:


Or find out more about our Foster and Sponsor programs:

A foster home provides a temporary home for an animal in need. This not only provides space at the shelter, but gives the animal a better chance of being adopted. Once a pet has observed in a home environment, we are able provide a better description of the its behaviors, habits, and needs, so that it can be placed in the most suitable permanent home!

If you want to know more about fostering an animal or have questions regarding the program please call the shelter at (928) 634-7387.

If you are interested in helping a pet at the shelter, but can't adopt or foster, you can help any animal of your choice with a financial donation to help defray the full adoption costs. If you would like to sponsor a pet, or if you wish to volunteer to help in another way, please call the shelter at (928) 634-7387.

Please visit our GoFundMe and Amazon Wishlist pages if you would like to donate online or do a little shopping for the animals :)




Who We Are

The Verde Valley Humane Society is a non-profit shelter located in Cottonwood, Arizona. We are the holding facility for five different animal control offices in the Verde Valley. Our Shelter has limited space, but most of the stray or abandoned dogs and cats from the Verde Valley are housed here and processed though our system. Please call or visit the shelter if you have lost or are missing a pet.

The shelter is located at 1520 W. Mingus Avenue, just off of Highway 89A, in Cottonwood. (See directions in "Visit Us" section.)

The shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our phone number is (928) 634-7387.

Come Visit Us

Verde Valley Humane Society

PO Box 1429, 1520 West Mingus Avenue
Cottonwood AZ 86326
(928) 634-7387 - sheltermanager@v-vhs.org
We are located in Cottonwood, just off of HWY 89A. Cottonwood is 14 miles from I-17 on HWY 260.
Follow the signs to HWY 89A towards Jerome. Continue on 89A towards Jerome until W. Mingus Ave. (There is a sign on 89A by the Maverick gas station that says Shelter, 1/2 mile.) Turn left on Mingus Ave. We are 1/2 mile south on W. Mingus.  We are the last building past the airport.

Available Animals

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