Our COVID-19 Guidelines
For the health and safety of all pets and people, we are implementing the following guidelines until further notice.
- Visits to the shelter are strictly by appointment only.
- Only one member of the household may enter the shelter. For adoption meet and greets, virtual introductions will be conducted for all other household members.
- Please reschedule any appointment if any household members are feeling ill.
- All visitors are required to wear a face mask for the duration of their appointment.
We appreciate your understanding as we do our best to keep everyone healthy and comfortable when visiting our shelter!
Helping People. Saving Pets.
People love their pets, but sometimes hardship forces them apart. That’s where we come in.
As the only organization in the Valley focused on both pets and people in crisis, we are dedicated to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness. We provide pet care when people find themselves
in challenging life situations.
Paving the Pathway of Hope
Donate a Brick and Share the Love
Leave a legacy on the Pathway of Hope—the walkway that guides pet lovers through Lost Our Home’s adoption and temporary care areas. Fetch your purr-manent place in the shelter, a lasting impression showing your commitment to helping pets and people in crisis. Reserve your brick on the Pathway of Hope today!
$250 (4” x 4” recognition brick)
$500 (8” x 4” recognition brick)
$1,000 (12” x 8” recognition brick)
When people are facing times of crisis that jeopardize their ability to care and provide for their pets, we are here to help.
Domestic violence affects both people and their pets and prompts many victims to remain in abusive situations for fear of having nowhere to escape to with their pet. Lost Our Home is committed to changing that uncertainty into assurance through our life-saving partnership with the largest domestic violence shelter in Arizona.
Homeless individuals often rely on their pets for comfort and companionship. To remain together, many choose to forgo shelters or job training opportunities for fear of being separated from their companions. Lost Our Home makes it possible for people to receive job training without leaving their pet behind.
Having no one to care for a precious pet when unexpected medical emergencies, surgeries or illness force people and their pets apart, can leave many uncertain of how to not only care for themselves, but for their pet as well. Lost Our Home supports families suffering from these medical emergencies.
Financial Hardships wreak havoc on people’s lives and the wellbeing of their pets. Eviction, foreclosure, fires, floods…all these force people and pets into unknown territory. We can help in this period of uncertainty by caring for pets and assuring they are in good hands—easing some of the pressure on pet owners.
Learn about the many ways to donate and help us continue to impact thousands of people and pets around the Valley!
Find out how to volunteer at Lost Our Home. Whatever your skills, you can find an impactful way to help us help people and save pets!
Johanna is ready for her fur-ever home! This sweet three year-old tabby cat is the purr-fect addition to any calm and quiet house. She does well with or without feline friends, and enjoys curling up next to her people and getting head rubs. Don’t let her timid demeanor fool you, Johanna enjoys playtime and exploring her surroundings. If Johanna sounds like the one for you, complete your pet questionnaire today!
View Johanna’s adoption profile here.
Since 2008, Lost Our Home has helped over 23,000 pets!
More than 6,500 pets have been placed in new loving homes.
More than 17,500 hungry pets have been fed through our Pet Food Bank.
More than 800 pets have been reunited with their families after a crisis.
Now people don’t have to choose between helping their pets and getting the help they need.
Help us find pets their forever homes!
Pets are family members. That’s what drives our vision. Lost Our Home is dedicated to bridging the care gap between people who find themselves in crisis and the pets who often have no place to go during these challenging circumstances.
We are focused on finding long-term solutions and making long-lasting impact. Our mission is community-focused; our approach, unique. We envision a caring community without barriers or divides between human crisis response and pet crisis response because we recognize that what impacts people directly impacts their pets.
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue is the only non-profit, no-kill pet rescue based in Tempe whose mission is dedicated to providing compassionate services to pets and pet parents in crisis. Whether it be foreclosure, homelessness, job loss, illness, domestic violence or any other hardship, we are there to serve pets and pet parents in the Valley who don’t know where to turn. Often, we are their very last hope. For many pet owners with few resources, the only other option is surrendering their pet(s) to overcrowded shelters where they face an uncertain future, and even death. Lost our Home is committed to helping pets and people and ensuring that our pets face a different future—a certain future that’s fulfilling, happy, healthy, and with a loving family.
Stories of Hope
For over ten years Lost Our Home has been changing the fate of pets who otherwise would have no future. Read our stories and see how in even the most dire of circumstances, there’s always hope.
“When we run into situations with pets that need extra TLC, we know the team at Lost Our Home will make sure they get it. We also know they’ll make sure the pets are kept safe while waiting for their owner to return, or that they will be adopted into loving new homes when needed. It’s a win-win for pets and people.”
Commander, Field Operations at City of Tempe Police Department
Arizona Pet Friendly License Plates
Purchase a plate and support Arizona’s homeless pet population
Help battle pet homelessness by purchasing an Arizona Pet Friendly license plate today! A portion of each Pet Friendly license plate purchased is donated to the Spay and Neuter Fund which provides low or no-cost surgical sterilization for cats and dogs throughout Arizona.
With your purchase, you help lower the homeless pet population and give all Arizona pets a chance at a happy and healthy life.