Animal Control

Mission Statement

The mission of Navajo County Animal Control is to provide a compassionate, timely, and effective response to domestic animal situations within the unincorporated areas of Navajo County on non-tribal lands, to ensure the safety of all citizens and animal populations through consistent enforcement of state laws and local ordinances relating to the humane treatment and control of animals.

Vision Statement

We envision a time when no animal will suffer abuse, neglect, or lack a loving home, and our citizens are educated on the importance of pet population control, disease prevention, and responsible pet ownership.

Strategic Efforts Toward the Accomplishment of the Vision Statement

  • Increase education and outreach efforts
  • Increase license and vaccination compliance
  • Increase spay/neuter efforts
  • Proactively participate in anti-cruelty efforts
  • Reduce animal bites
  • Reduce euthanasia
  • Reduce the number of animals that need sheltering


  1. Enforcing all laws of the state and all ordinances of the county pertaining to domestic animals
  2. Enforcing all laws pertaining to rabies control
  3. Investigation of all animal bites and enforcement of mandatory quarantines
  4. Investigation of animal abuse and cruelty cases
  5. Investigation of nuisance situations
  6. Investigation of vicious or dangerous dogs
  7. Impoundment of stray or at-large domestic animals

How To Assist During This Time

  1. Resolve issues involving pets with your neighbor to try and reach a solution.
  2. Make sure your pets have food, water, and shelter or are in the care of someone you trust, including friends, family, or a local boarding facility, if you travel.
  3. Keep your dog on a leash in public spaces.
  4. Be civil toward one another. People may be under a heightened amount of stress at this time. Please think before you react and try and be as helpful as possible.
  5. If you have questions, please feel free to send a message to our Animal Care and Control Team or by calling 928-524-4266.

Incoming Calls

All incoming Animal Control calls go directly to Navajo County Sheriff Dispatch. To report a problem to Navajo County Animal Control call 928-524-4266 or email Animal Control.