Best Friends Animal Society

Serving the needs of the Navajo Nation and its pets

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Spay/neuter and vaccination: upcoming clinics near you

Getting your pets spayed or neutered and vaccinated is essential to their health and our community’s health.

We know it can be challenging to find veterinary resources when and where you need them, but there are many organizations offering these services near you that you may not know about. Here’s a schedule of upcoming spay/neuter and vaccination clinics across the Navajo Nation.


April 2023 - Navajo Housing Authority Pet Vaccination Sites

Animal Rez-Q Inc has partnered with NHA to provide low cost pet vaccinations, deworming & microchips within twelve clustered housing communities. Our efforts are to encourage healthy animals, healthy families, healthy communities. Come get your pets vaccinated at one of the NHA drive-through vaccination sites.

Vaccines offered from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

April 3: Dilkon HMO (928) 657-3353 
April 5: Thoreau HMO (505) 905-7000 
April 7: Pinehill HMO (505) 775-1120 
April 10: Ojo Amarillo HMO (505) 960-7300 
April 12: Shiprock HMO (505) 368-2030 
April 14: Ft Defiance HMO (928) 729-6310 
April 17: Kayenta HMO (928) 697-3100 
April 19: Tohajiilee HMO (505) 908-2400 
April 21: Chinle HMO (928) 674-8500 
April 24: Navajo HMO (505) 777-2770 
April 26: Tohatchi HMO (505) 733-3001 
April 28: Tuba City HMO (928) 283-5500


Microchip, Distemper, Rabies, Deworm: $30 combo package 
Kennel Cough: $20 
Animal Record: $5 
Correct change for services /Credit cards accepted with a $5.00 processing fee

Pets begin vaccinations at 6-8 weeks of age / All pets should have annual vaccinations / Parasite loads should be reduced. Please have pets leashed or in carriers / COVID protocol includes wearing a mask, staying in your vehicle— ARQ Team comes to you.

May 20 - 21: Spay/Neuter Clinic at Indian Wells Chapter House

Pets receive:
Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Microchip, and Flea and Tick Medication. These services are free.

Pets must be 2 months to 5 years old, weigh under 60 lbs and reside within the Navajo Nation.

Registration is required. To register:
Visit or call (503) 451-0765

Services and grants provided by Midwestern University and coordinated by First Nations Vet in partnership with the Indian Wells Chapter House.


Full Calendar of Upcoming Clinics

New clinics are being added all the time, so please check back frequently for the most up to date schedule.
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Best Friends is working with Navajo Nation Animal Control and the Navajo Nation Veterinary Program, along with spay/neuter and rescue organizations, to save the lives of more cats and dogs in the Navajo Nation animal control facilities.

We’re also working to address the overpopulation of free-roaming dogs and to increase public awareness around animal-related issues. And we need your help.

You can make a difference and save lives right here in the Navajo Nation by taking advantage of local spay and neuter clinics, and by volunteering, fostering an animal or adopting.

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Local veterinary and pet wellness services

In addition to the spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, there are several veterinary offices in the Navajo Nation that offer pet services.

Desert View Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Carol Holgate | Tuba City, Arizona

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 283-6184.

Navajo Nation Veterinary Program

Clinics in Tse Bonito, Chinle, and Shiprock

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please visit the Navajo Nation Veterinary Management Facebook page.

Rez Vet

Dr. Adrienne Ruby | Dilkon, Arizona

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 521-6241.


Western Agency Spay/Neuter & Pet Resource Center

For information about services offered, hours of operation, and scheduling an appointment please call (928) 235-6345 or Visit the Navajo Nation Pet Resources website. Or Email:

Pet Care Resources

Healthy pets live longer and contribute to a safer community.
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Volunteer to help save the lives of cats and dogs

You can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets by volunteering to support our lifesaving programs in the Navajo Nation.

There are so many ways to get involved. You can help out at a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic, give lifts to pets from shelters to rescue groups for adoption, or foster a dog or cat until the animal can be transported.

When you're ready to get started, click the link below.

Help at a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic

There are a range of tasks you can help with at the spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, such as checking in pets, cleaning kennels, assisting with surgery recovery and helping with paperwork. No experience? No problem. We will provide training and support.

Become a transport driver

Do you love animals? Do you love to drive? If your answers are yes, we have a great volunteer opportunity for you. We are always looking for people to help get animals from shelters to rescue groups where they can be adopted.

Open your home to a foster pet

Because of the high volume of animals entering the shelters, we often receive urgent calls from the kennel officers asking us to find homes for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to make space for more. Rescue groups often need a bit of time to arrange for incoming animals. That’s where you come in.

By fostering a pet — providing love and care while an animal waits to be transferred to a rescue group and adopted — you’re helping to prepare that animal for life in a home, while freeing up space in shelters to help more pets.

To foster a pet in the Navajo Nation, you'll need to be in compliance with the Navajo Nation Animal Control ordinance.

Questions about any of the volunteer opportunities listed above? Email our outreach team at

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Volunteer to save lives

Ready to start helping out with one of the volunteer opportunities above? Great! To get started, click the button below.

Uplifting tales from the Navajo

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these pets and their stories of hope, love and resilience.
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