How does “free” sound as the price for adopting a pet from the Pima Animal Care Center?

The overfull shelter is offering animals for a zero adoption fee — aside from the $15 cost to license a dog — through New Year’s Day.

Animals all receive spay or neuter surgery, are microchipped and vaccinated, and come with a free visit to a participating veterinarian clinic. The usual cost for adoption is $60.

The shelter has well over 100 dogs and dozens of cats available for adoption, and most have spent more than two weeks at the care center, according to a news release.

The county-run shelter, 4000 N. Silverbell Road, is open seven days a week — noon to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except the last Sunday of the month.

For more information, go to or call 243-5900.

About this feature

These photos and descriptions of animals for adoption at the Pima Animal Care Center are submitted by PACC Pets, a volunteer group.

All the pets featured here have been spayed/neutered and have had their shots.

Be sure to take the pet ID number listed with the animal if you go to PACC to see a particular cat or dog.