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How You Can Help

Tuba City Humane Society does not have an animal shelter. We are a foster home based rescue. We take in and help animals through a small network of kind individuals who are willing to rescue, foster, and transport animals, based in and near Tuba City, on the western Navajo Nation, and we also have foster homes in Flagstaff. Animals are generally moved to Flagstaff foster homes prior to becoming available for adoption.

We also partner with other rescue organizations in Phoenix, and some animals are moved to those groups for adoption. A larger network of supporters and donors helps to fund the costs of rescue and to support subsidized spay/neuter services by our veterinary partner in Tuba City, Dr. Carol Holgate, of Desert View Veterinary Clinic. In 2021, we began working with a mobile spay/neuter provider, The Parker Project, and we sponsor and fund very low-cost spay and neuter and vaccination clinics in Tuba City, with the aid of grants and donations for that purpose.

We rely on your support to be able to continue rescuing animals, and to provide access to very low-cost spay and neuter and vaccination services.

Here are the ways you can help:


PayPal your donation directly to or click on the donate button, or mail us a check to Tuba City Humane Society, P.O. Box 1016, Tuba City, AZ 86045. Venmo @TubaCity-HumaneSociety. Your donations literally allow us to continue to rescue. We are an all-volunteer group. 95%+ of our expenses are the veterinary costs of rescue. All of the animals who come into our care receive veterinary treatment, through our main service provider, Desert View Veterinary Clinic, or veterinary clinics in Flagstaff.

Be a Foster Hero – Foster a Pet
We rely on volunteers to foster rescued pets in their homes or in a secure location on their property. Foster homes help prepare rescued pets for adoption, while they are getting healthy and receive necessary veterinary care including vaccinations and spay or neuter surgery.

We need all kinds of fosters including medical fosters, temporary fosters, relief fosters, etc. If you live on the western Navajo Nation, we would love your help. You can foster animals in a secure location on your property. If you live in Flagstaff, foster pets in your home, where they can learn about living inside as part of a family.

Tuba City Humane:

  • pays for all veterinary care
  • provides all supplies and equipment
  • provides support
  • will respond quickly to any issues you encounter

When a stray is first rescued, fostering may look like this:

  • Hold the animal in a secure location. (Tuba City Humane will provide equipment, supplies, and food.)
  • Bring the animal for scheduled veterinary care. (Tuba City Humane will pay for and direct all veterinary care.)

In general, a foster will help to:

  • choose which animals work for their situation
  • supply love and care
  • help your foster pet learn how to live in a home
  • house train a puppy using a crate
  • prepare the animal for adoption

Fosters in Flagstaff, and on the Navajo Nation:

  • will provide information and photos to the foster and adoption coordinators, and let them know any issues, medical or behavioral, while fostering
  • write a bio and take photos and send to foster and adoption coordinators for listing online

Fosters in Flagstaff:

  • help to screen potential adopters and choose the best fit for your foster
  • help answer questions of potential adopters
  • bring your foster pet to adoption meet and greets with potential adopters
  • provide the potential adopter with an adoption application and let them know the adoption fee and adoption process

We require:

  • that you be 18 or older
  • have access to a car
  • live in a situation where you have permission to have pets
  • be able to safely contain and care for your foster pet
  • Follow agreements and protocols, respond quickly to medical issues that may arise, and stay in close communication with us regarding your foster pet
  • Help socialize your foster pet to living in a home

Providing foster care helps save lives, provides the immense satisfaction of helping our community, and creating longlasting bonds. Fostering is an expression of love and care. You have a big impact on many lives by fostering. You literally are saving lives.

Please fill out the online Volunteer Dog Foster Home form or Volunteer Cat Foster Home and submit it to us, and we will contact you shortly. Once you have been approved, please fill out this Foster Agreement form.

Transfer of a foster animal to another foster checklist.


We have a variety of ways you can help, including virtual and skill based opportunities. You can find out more on the Volunteer With Us page.

Volunteer to transport animals. We need to transport animals several times a week from Tuba City to Flagstaff, and sometimes to the Phoenix area. We are always looking for more volunteers who travel regularly between Tuba City and Flagstaff or Phoenix, or anywhere on the western Navajo Nation, between Kayenta/Shonto/Cowsprings and Flagstaff.

We sometimes need transport help by someone with a truck who can pick up a truckload of donated dog food at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT, and bring it to Tuba City, AZ.

You never know where help will come from. Please help spread the word about Tuba City Humane Society and increase awareness of the situation for Rez animals by sharing our posts on Facebook.