Animal control



Abuse or neglect

Please report any cases of suspected abuse or neglect to the animal control officer for investigation. Provide as much information as you can. If you feel that a pet owner may benefit from education contact SPD Animal Control or the Humane Society for literature or videos.

Animal bites

If you are bitten by a dog, cat, or wild animal it is very important to contact SPD Animal Control. You may need to receive the rabies vaccine, which must be administered before symptoms appear. Once symptoms appear, rabies is always fatal. Arizona state law requires that an animal bite be reported. ARS code 11-1014 D. When you call please provide as much information as you can, including the animal's location and the name and/or address of the owner.

Barking and roaming dogs

Dogs bark naturally to alert their owner. If your pet barks too much contact a pet supply store or your veterinarian for humane correcting devices. For a problem with a chronic barker in your neighborhood call the Police Department. If you are calling about a roaming dog or a barking dog, it is best to call while the activity is occurring. 


Sedona Police Department
100 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-3100

Sedona Humane Society
2115 Shelby Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4679

Arizona Game & Fish, Region 2
3500 South Lake Mary Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-5045

Licenses and rabies

All dogs in the Sedona city limits are required to have a current rabies vaccine given by a licensed veterinarian and a current city license (City Code 6-1-2 A).  Get information about city animal licensing requirements.

Get information about rabies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Tips to prevent animal bites. Do not approach animals you do not know, including domestic. Do not handle injured wildlife. Do not get in the middle of an animal fight. Don't bother an animal when it is eating. Don't allow your pet to run free and become prey for wild predators.

Removal of feces

City code requires pet owners to pick up after their animal. City code 6-1-3 E

Restraint of dogs

All dogs must be contained/restrained at all times by a fence that your animal cannot escape, a functioning underground electronic fence, chain or cable tie, or secured inside your home. When you walk your dog it must be kept on a leash and voice control does not satisfy this requirement. There is no containment or leash law for cats. (City Code 6-1-3 A)

Stray animals

If you find a lost animal, or lose yours, contact the Sedona Humane Society (928) 282-4679 to help reunite pet and owner. Always license, collar and ID tag on your dog or cat. 

Wild animals

Contact Arizona Game and Fish at (928) 774-5045. Never feed wildlife.  The Sedona Police Department does perform snake removals and does respond to domestic and wildlife emergencies. For more information on reptiles visit the Arizona Herpetological Association.