Arizona Animal Welfare League

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is the largest and oldest “no-kill” shelter in Arizona. Our mission is to provide excellent care, protection and loving compassion for the life of the animals entrusted to us and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals and people. The AAWL was started in 1971 by Amanda Blake, who played Miss Kitty on TV’s “Gunsmoke”, and other animal lovers who were concerned about the number of stray animals at the local pound. For over 30 years, the AAWL has rescued many of the Valley’s homeless animals and provided important humane services to animals and people. The League has a “no-kill” policy, meaning that every adoptable animal is guaranteed a home.

Address: 30 North 40th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85034