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Rescue groups

Various organizations on the Navajo Nation play a crucial role in pet rescue by facilitating the adoption process for unclaimed shelter animals. Their primary objective is to find loving homes for these pets and provide them with a second chance at life. Through their dedicated efforts, these groups ensure that abandoned or stray animals receive the care, attention, and opportunity to be part of a nurturing family environment.


Turquoise Paw exists with the mission to rescue animals within the borders of the Navajo Nation to support efforts in population control and education, and most importantly, to provide the humane choice of no kill sheltering.


Western Agency Spay/Neuter and Pet Resource Center is a collaborative program of Nuzzles & Co and Soul Dog that serves the people and pets of the Navajo Nation by providing accessible and affordable spay and neuter surgeries, life-saving medical care, and essential resources.


Best Friends is collaborating with Navajo Nation Animal Control and the Navajo Nation Veterinary Program, as well as other organizations focused on spaying/neutering and rescuing animals, to help save more animal lives. Our goal is also to address the overpopulation of dogs that roam freely and to raise public awareness about issues related to animals. Together, we hope to make a positive impact on the lives of animals in the Navajo Nation community.


Blackhat works to rescue the over 200,000 abandoned and stray animals on the Navajo Nation and to spay/neuter the animals currently being kept as pets. Blackhat is supported by a network of volunteer foster families in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado who re-socialize and find forever homes for our rescued dogs and cats. Blackhat provides food, vaccinations, spay/neuter services, and veterinary support for our fostered animals and for animals being kept as pets when the owners cannot afford veterinary care.


Soul Dog is on a mission to help dogs and cats on Tribal Lands in the Four Corners region. We noticed that there weren't enough resources to address the overpopulation of pets, leading to unwanted litters and a high rate of euthanasia by animal control. We believe that spaying and neutering is the best way to solve this problem, and we're committed to bringing these services directly to your community. Our goal is to offer one to two clinics per month in different locations, making it affordable and accessible for everyone (no one will ever be turned away because they can't pay). We understand that transportation can be a barrier, especially on the vast Navajo Reservation, so we're bringing the clinics to you. By working together, we can reduce the number of unwanted litters and improve the lives of pets in the Four Corners region.


Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare works to better the lives of animals, including humans. Fostering, helping people find the right dog or cat, providing spay/neuter services, working with other organizations — we believe all our efforts will mean better lives for many. Education is the key to better care for animals and a more rewarding experience for their people.


Tuba City Humane Society is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Navajo Nation. We operate as a rescue and foster group, providing essential care to companion animals in need. While we don't have a physical shelter, our network of compassionate volunteers extends throughout Tuba City and Flagstaff, AZ.


The Reservation Rescue Program, launched in 2016, has had a significant impact on our Navajo Nation community. We acknowledge that there is a large population of homeless animals, estimated to be in the tens of thousands, and limited resources and animal control officers result in high euthanization rates. Despite these challenges, our team is determined to save as many lives as possible. We search tirelessly, leaving no place unexplored, from dumpsters to small cracks, to rescue and provide a better future for these animals. Our mission is to continue making a positive change for the animals in need.


High Country Humane is located in Flagstaff Arizona & takes in strays from Coconino County to include areas of Navajo Nation such as Leupp, Tonalea, Tuba City, Cameron, Colemine Canyon and Gray Mountain. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter at 11665 N Highway 89, Email, CALL OR TEXT #928-221-5050, See Strays @:

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