our animal control division has three full-time animal control oFFICers (ACO's) to respond to animal issues within the marana TOWN LIMITS.


Stray Dogs that are contained can be picked up by an ACO during business hours. It is not unlawful for cats to roam freely, therefore healthy stray cats will not be picked up for transport to the shelter.

For owner surrender of an animal please contact the Humane Society at (520) 327-6088 ext. 111 to make an appointment. You can also visit the HSSA site at A $45 fee will apply to owner surrenders. 

Please note, animals adopted from Pima Animal Care (PACC) can only be returned to PACC within the first 30-days. After that they must go to HSSA and are subject to the owner surrender fee.

Ways to contact Marana ACOs:

Emergencies: 911
General questions: 520-382-8020
Dispatch line: 520-682-4032


Dogs over the age of 3 months must be vaccinated for rabies. A dog vaccinated outside the state of Arizona must retain its vaccination certificate signed by a duly licensed veterinarian. 

All rabies vaccination certificates must include owner name and address, description of dog, date and type of vaccination, the manufacturer and serial number of the vaccine used, and the expiration or date of revaccination.


Dogs over the age of 3 months must be licensed within 30-days of residing in Marana. A vaccination certificate is required in order to obtain a license, and no license shall be issued by the town until the owner has paid a license fee.

A dog license tag provided by the Town should be affixed to a collar and worn at all times

Service dogs and active or retired working dogs for police, fire, military, and search and rescue dogs shall be licensed without paying a license fee. 


Owners/custodians of any dogs must immediately remove and dispose in a sanitary manner any solid waste deposited by the dog on public property or on private property without the consent of the person in control of the property. 

It is unlawful for the owner/custodian to allow to accumulate any solid wastes from dogs in such a manner that the waste creates an unsanitary condition. 



No owner/custodian of an animal shall place or confine the  animal or allow the animal to be placed or confined or to remain in a motor vehicle for such period of time as may endanger the health or wellbeing of the animal due to heat, lack of food or drink, or such other circumstances.


No owner/custodian shall own, possess or maintain ten or more animals under circumstances injurious to the health or welfare of any animal or person. 

Feral cats that are not domesticated shall not be considered owned, possessed, or maintained. 


It is unlawful for any person to keep, control, harbor, or otherwise have under control any animal which is vicious or destructive. 

This section does not apply to zoos, wild animal parks or animal shelters. It is also permissible to keep vicious/destructive animals if they are kept in compliance with the conditions of a court order.


dogs at large

Any dog owned, possessed, harbored, kept or maintained on public streets, sidewalks, alleys, parks or other public property shall be restrained by a leash, chain, rope, cord or similar device.

Injury to any person or damage to any property by a dog while at large shall be the full responsibility of the dog owner or person or persons responsible for the dog when such damages were inflicted.


It is unlawful to own, possess, harbor or control any animal or bird which frequently or for continuous duration howls, barks, meows, squawks, or makes other sounds, without provocation, if the sounds are clearly audible beyond the property line. 




Animal Services
(520) 382-8020
11555 W. Civic Center Drive
Marana, AZ 85653