PAH Community Events- Contributions- Rescue Organizations- Adoption Exams



    • Chamber of Commerce Mixers (monthly)–Designated Chamber of Commerce members host the monthly mixer at a pre-determined location.
    • YHS Walk (early spring)- PAH typically hosts a booth and a team to walk in the event.
    • Woofstock (early spring)- PAH hosts a booth to support the event.
    • Horses with HEART Bowl-a-thon (early spring)- PAH hosts team members to bowl in teams. Always fun and lots of laughs!
    • Woofdown Lunch (Summer)- PAH hosts a booth.
    • World’s Oldest Rodeo (July- Vet Services)- PAH provides veterinary services for the entire duration of the event.
    • Equifest – booth/speakers (late September)- PAH hosts a booth. PAH also provides speakers both equine and companion animal.
    • 4H/FFA Sale – (late September, PAH Vet/Buyer)- PAH provides veterinary care to several of the 4H clubs in the area. Dr. Raenell Killian and Dr. Bryan Nolte are supporters along with PAH’s annual participation in the sale.
    • YHS Gala (PAH Sponsor Table)- PAH purchases a table for team attendance annually.
    • Dogtoberfest – booth (early October)- PAH hosts a booth.
    • Taste of the Wild HPZS (PAH Sponsor Table)- PAH purchases a table for team attendance annually.

Rescue Organizations/Animal Organization Relationships

Prescotts Pet Project
A nonprofit dedicated to making the impossible, PAHsible.As long existing members of the pet community we have seen firsthand the struggles that average families get put into in when an emergency occurs. We have seen a families first dog, to whom they’ve taken the best possible care of get a hold of a stray sock and need exploratory surgery. We have seen the elderly woman whose children have grown and her last ounce of companionship comes from a cat who was diagnosed as a diabetic and her social security check is stretched so thin that an additional expense like that isn’t an option. Being able to create a nonprofit organization that can help members of our community keep their family whole is our mission. Pure and Simple. Many of our community members who have been faced with such struggle have reached out, asking how they can give back, wanting to pay it forward in a sense. By starting Prescott Pet Project we can provide them with an appropriate, legal and local way to do so.


Dr. Skinner is the primary veterinarian overseeing the medical care of the HPZS residents.
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, formerly known as Heritage Park Zoo, is a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, dedicated to the conservation and protection of native and exotic animals. Located in scenic Prescott, Arizona, the sanctuary provides a source of recreation, education and entertainment for all ages. With the mission of “Conservation through Education,” Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary provides a unique and up-close experience with animals visitors may see nowhere else. Animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary all have a story and lesson to teach.

Situated on ten acres north of Prescott and overlooking Willow Lake, the sanctuary has many opportunities for visitors including a covered picnic pavilion, a children’s playground, and large, naturally landscaped enclosures for the animals with paths that allow visitors the opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of them. One of the most interesting exhibits, and one which is unique to the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, is the Tarantula Grotto. There are also two interactive enclosures: Wallaby Walk-About and Kiwanis Korner Animal Encounter.

Out of Africa

Dr. Skinner provides veterinary care to the Out of Africa residents.
“Call us wild, Call us crazy…Just don’t call us a zoo!”

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is an opportunity to see hundreds of wild-by-nature animals from all over the world, especially Africa. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it’s a place where visitors enjoy an authentic replica of a real African Bush Safari. Besides the entertaining shows and animal presentations throughout the day, all of our animals are cared for with passion and respect, roaming in spacious habitats that give you the chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. Our staff lives and works with them in a relaxed environment that encourages human/animal relationships. Out of Africa is more than a preserve. We are dedicated to raising awareness of our exotic neighbors and promoting understanding through in-person contact. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Black Hills of Camp Verde, Out of Africa Wildlife Park truly is an awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, year-round.

Soldier’s Best Friend

Soldier’s Best Friend provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others.

Our Goal: To help our war heroes improve in their symptoms of PTSD, adjust back into civilian life, lead a more productive life and help them build self esteem. We also want to help the pet overpopulation problem by helping place shelter or rescue dogs into good homes.

Bethany’s Gait

Bethany’s Gait is a 501(c)3 non-profit ranch in Prescott, Arizona dedicated to “Rescuing Horses, Restoring Lives.” Our programs were created specifically for active duty, reserve and veteran military personnel and their families. Our ranch is nestled in Williamson Valley with spectacular views of Granite Mountain and the surrounding area, providing for a peaceful, private environment. One of the things that makes our program unique is that we are also a horse rescue. We have found bringing the rescue horses together with the people offers a dynamic situation where horse and human heal through a bond that is developed based on unconditional love, unwavering trust and a keen understanding of what the other has been through.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm

PAH Provides veterinary care to the Grand Canyon Deer Farm residents. For over 40 years, the Deer Farm has been enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages. Getting “hands on” close to such beautiful creatures is a rare opportunity. Only by raising them from babies allows for such intimate human contact. We work around the clock taking care of the animals so you can have a memory that will last a lifetime.

Horses with HEART


Horses with H.E.A.R.T., Inc. was founded in 1993 by Vickie Stuart to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in therapeutic and recreational horseback riding. The inspiration came from Vickie’s work as a speech therapist working with Special Education students at Del Rio Elementary School in Chino Valley, Arizona. One day, she brought her daughter’s pony to work with the students. The children loved “Star” and they responded so much better than the traditional “four walls and balls” therapies.

Based on that experience, Horses with H.E.A.R.T. was incorporated and sessions were held on weekends and school breaks at the S Bar & J Ranch in Chino Valley. “Buddy”, a Quarter Horse was the first donated horse in the program. Vickie and her family would travel for 15 miles from their home in Paulden, hauling the horses and picking up volunteers and riders along the way to the Ranch. In 1993, there were about 25 riders, 12 volunteers and a 5 member Board of Directors.

It was in 1996 that Trudy Chapman restructured the nonprofit and moved operations to her Ranch on Cherry Circle in Dewey. In 2000, Horses with H.E.A.R.T. moved to the Whistle Stop Ranch in Dewey and remained there through 2008. From those humble beginnings, Horses with H.E.A.R.T. has served the quad-city communities (Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey) for 16 years. In 2008, we served 236 participants with the assistance of 218 volunteers, 15 equines and 12 Board of Directors. An Executive Director was hired in November 2007, prior to this date the nonprofit had been run solely by volunteers.

Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. Our task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets.

To accomplish this task, we have four unique programs that provides free pet food, free emergency veterinary care, we sponsor wellness clinics and ship sleeping crates to homeless shelters.

Miss Kittys Cat House

Miss Kitty’s is located in a small house at 302 N Alarcon Street in Prescott, Arizona, where approximately 20 adult cats live and play until they are adopted. The cats roam free in the house and are cared for by a variety of dedicated volunteers who come in daily. When you visit Miss Kitty’s, you will meet all of our cats on neutral ground, in an environment where they feel safe. You will be able to better observe their personalities and traits to find a perfect fit for you and your household.


Started in 2018, the history of AARF may be short but the experience of those creating it and its core volunteers have over 7 years of experience in animal rescue. Our mission, “Saving One By One, Until There Are None” is also not new but we are committed to making that happen. The donation of ten acres with a beautiful barn and pastures with fencing gave us a vision. It should have a western town theme so we built doggie “bunkhouses” where they have lots of freedom and playmates. Our barn has a meet/greet room, a volunteer room, an office and much more. It has all worked and we continue to build on that theme.Our residents come from owner-surrenders, strays found by good Samaritans, overcrowded shelters, neglected or abusive situations, wherever we can help. We also have a foster program which has cared for many puppies, some as young as five days old. We always do home visits before adoption.

Rescues share a common mission and the sad fact is there are too many animals needing us. We believe in spay-neuter and education. We believe there should be more consequences for abuse and neglect. AARF is needed for many reasons and we must depend on the public for support.

United Animal Friends

Mission: United Animal Friends (UAF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group founded in 2003 by a group of avid animal lovers. Since our grassroots beginning, we have continued to grow in size and strength, while continuing to maintain our founding principles of rescue, volunteerism and compassion.

AZ Basset Hound Rescue

As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization, Arizona Basset Hound Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, food, support, and shelter to Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes needing assistance in Arizona. We treat these animals as our own, with the utmost care and respect and make decisions based on compassion for the quality of life these Basset Hounds, Bloodhounds and Basset Hound mixes will enjoy while in our care. We provide necessary support for the dogs while in the care of the foster home using the dogs’ personalities, behaviors, and special needs as a guide. We work in cooperation with local and state shelters to reduce euthanasia of Basset Hounds, Blood Hounds, and Basset Hound mixes.

Adoption Exams

Prescott Animal Hospital provides a courtesy adoption exam for all newly adopted pets. Clients are asked to present fully executed adoption paperwork at the time of the courtesy visit.

All pets adopted from a rescue organization, regardless of location, are eligible for a courtesy adoption examination, within two weeks of adoption.