How Many Pets (Dogs/Cats) Can You Own in Arizona?

An Australian Shepherd and a cat

Arizona has no state-wide law limiting the number of pets you can have. However, that doesn't mean you should pack your home to the brim with dogs and cats. In fact, many Arizona municipalities have their own rules when it comes to pet ownership. So the maximum number of pets you can own depends on where you live and the laws there. Below are some Arizona cities that restrict the number of dogs and cats residents can own.


The city of Goodyear limits each household to four pets. That means you may own four dogs or four cats or any combination of both not exceeding four. According to the city's website, too many pets often lead to unsanitary conditions. In Goodyear, AZ, dogs are not permitted to be off-leash on public streets, public parks, or public property.


In Flagstaff, AZ, a maximum of 4 dogs and cats may be kept on property up to one acre in size, as per the Coconino County Zoning Ordinance. Then one additional animal for each additional 1/2 acre, up to a maximum of ten animals. The City Code requires that dogs be under the control of a competent person and restrained by a leash when off their owner's premises.

Casa Grande

The city of Casa Grande limits each household to 4 pets. According to the city's website, Casa Grande does not issue kennel licenses, meaning you can't legally own more than 4 pets in the city. The city of Casa Grande requires all dog and cat owners to have their pets vaccinated and licensed.

Bullhead City

Bullhead City restricts each household to 3 dogs and 3 cats. However, with a "Pet Fancier" permit, you can own more than the number of pets allowed. Dogs are required by law to be on a leash, no longer than 6 feet when in public places. However, Bullhead City has two beautiful dog parks where dogs are allowed to run off-leash. 

Both of these dog parks are fully enclosed and located at Community Park, 1251 Highway 95, and Rotary Park, 2315 Balboa Drive. All Bullhead City dog owners are required to have their dogs licensed and the license be worn by the dogs at all times.

Apache Junction

In Apache Junction, AZ, you can own as many cats as you can care for. However, owning more than three dogs in the city requires a personal dog kennel permit. This permit comes in two classes: Class 1 and Class 2. Under the Class 1 permit, you can own from 4 to 5 dogs, and from 6 to 8 dogs under the Class 2 permit. Under both permits, all dogs shall be your exclusive property and must not be used for trade, business, profit, or gain.

San Luis

The city of San Luis in Yuma County, Arizona, requires that residents apply for a kennel license to own four or more dogs. The city does not restrict the number of cats residents can have. However, it does require all cats and dogs to be licensed annually.


In Kingman, AZ, 3 dogs or 3 cats are allowed per residence on residential lots under 40,000 square feet. The total number of dogs, cats, or any combination thereof must not exceed 3. On residential lots of 40,000 square feet or greater, 4 dogs or 4 cats are allowed per residence or any combination of both animals not exceeding 4. All Kingman cat and dog owners must not permit their pets to be a public nuisance.

Top Most Popular Dog Breeds in Arizona

According to Dogster, the following seven dog breeds are the most popular in Arizona in 2024:
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • German Shepherd
  • American Pitbull Terrier
  • French Bulldog
  • Poodle
  • Cane Corso
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