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Thank you to the Tombstone Community

This year has been a very hard year for a lot of non-profits and especially animal shelters. Large numbers of people are out of work and many sick and dying. With the current situation and the CDC guidelines the shelter volunteers have not been participating in the Special Week-end Events with our information/donation table. Tourists and their donations help the shelter immensely. But with that said the local community/merchants has continued helping the shelter. We recently received wonderful donations from the Tombstone Treasures Thrift Store and the local Marine Corp League.

TSAS feels very fortunate to be in a community that takes care of us and believes in what the shelter stands for.

Swimming in Kittens

Thank you for your continued support

This has been a very unusual year for all of us.  As a recent post we read says “can we delete and re-boot 2020?”.  Many of us sure feel that way!  As the City of Tombstone and the merchants gradually re-open and things start to normalize, we want you to know that Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is here.  We are only open by appointment, with no off-site adoptions. Thanks to all of you that call when you see a pet you would like to make part of your family.  Or to drop off donations.  We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unusual times.  

Our supporters have been so generous with donations both monetary and with supplies and we just can’t thank you enough. Momma Amber and her 7 pups were a huge endeavor for us.  Sure not something we are used to.  Amber is adopted and we have a long list of those interested pre-adopting the pups. We still have two adult dogs that are in need of a forever home.  Tori who has been with us since November  and Airport in January.  Airport hasn’t been listed a lot because he has been a work in progress. He is finally out in a play yard and hopefully soon going on walks.  He is quite shy and needs a lot of love, patience and caring.  Tori who loves people just needs to be given a chance to show how wonderful she is.

Now for our next challenge cats/kittens…  We just brought in a mother and 4 kittens.  They will be available for pre-adoption after their vet appointment.  They are at the shelter.  In foster we have 5 adult cats – 1 a senior, 2 who are quite shy and will need a lot of socializing and 7 kittens all about 1 month old.  This is another big challenge for us.  They will not be available for pre-adopt for a while and will gradually come to the shelter as space permits and be available for adoption.

TSAS is a no-kill shelter.  No-kill is defined as saving every dog and cat in a shelter who can be saved. It means healing the animals who can be healed, treating behaviors that can be treated, and prioritizing safety and a high quality of life for both pets and people in our communities. That is what we do. Our jurisdiction (priority) is the greater Tombstone area, but if space allows we have helped Cochise County Animal Control and other shelters that may be over crowded. This is on hold at this time.  We are able to do this because of the donations we receive from our supporters.  And from the generosity and support of the Tombstone Merchants, Service groups  and the visitors/guests that some to our town.

If you have any questions regarding the shelter or our practices please call and ask.  520-457-2545.  All our statics are posted on  We believe in total transparency.  We achieved the gold seal of transparency on for the last three years.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Adopt-a-Pet Rehome Resource

Sometimes when life happens we  have to re-home our pet.  But we prefer not  to surrender it to a shelter or the local shelter is full and cannot help.  Adopt-a-Pet may be able to help you promote your pet and help you find the perfect new home while letting you choose.  Check out this  resource and see if it is the one for you. We have also added a direct link for you on this page foryour convenience at any time.


1 Apple Quilt Front 70x702 Apple Quilt Back 70x70


TSAS Quilt Raffle: This beautiful quilt was donated by Debra Brooks of Shoreline, Washington
Tickets sold at Outlaw T’s & More and Sweet Memories & TSAS Donation tables
This handmade quilt is 70″ x 70″ made with apple motif fabrics
Quilted with an “all over swirl”
It has a crazy pieced back
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5
All proceeds go to Tombstone Small Animal Shelter
Drawing will be in time for Christmas
This beautiful quilt is on display at Outlaw T’s and More
Allen Street, Tombstone

You do not need to be present to win. We will ship to you. If you cannot come over to buy tickets please call 520-457-2545 for information on how to buy.

Please come see this beautiful quilt as the pictures do not do it justice!


DNA Results onFAB 4

DNA RESULTS: TSAS has had DNA done on our Fab 4 as we call the 4 dogs we have that have not been adopted. We thought doing this might help some adopters see what fabulous dogs they are and give them another chance at a loving home. Each dog has his/her unique personalities, and by these results you can see that you cannot judge a dog by their looks.

Dewey, a fun loving super guy is an American Staffordshire Terrier, Flat-Coated Retriever, Bloodhound, Bulldog mix. At the shelter since July 19, 2014

Valentina a super smart dog is a Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Collie, American Staffordshire Terrier, Siberian Husky mix. At the shelter since Feb 21, 2015

Noah a sweet dog needing love and attention is an American Staffordshire Terrier, Dalmatian, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Italian Greyhound mix. At the shelter since Feb 26, 2015

Eddie a senior dog with trust issues but super smart is an American Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog Mix. At the shelter since March 20, 2015

For information on these and others at the shelter call 520-457-2545 or email

Fab 4

Fab 4



Bizarre Bazaar 2015

Bizarre Bazaar 2015