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Central Arizona Animal Search & Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to bring home lost pets. We will do all humanly possible to help you when your in need of bringing your lost furry family member home. We also rescue and bring dogs here to our facility in Camp Verde AZ and vet them and get them into loving fur ever homes.

Results: As of this year to date we have spent about $30000.00 on getting dogs and cats vetted. We have rescued about 500 dogs

Target demographics: dogs that are lost or needing new homes

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300-350 dogs

Geographic areas served: Camp Verde Az and all of Central Az

Programs: Helping the community with vet bills and dog or cat food. We provide for animals who's owners are facing financial crisis's

Community Stories

30 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Monika Leticia R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue helped me re-home puppies I found heading to California last Thanksgiving, I kept a puppy but after a few months I had to re-home for circumstances I couldn't control, tull' this day I don't like thinking about him, because I cry, he meant and still means so much, but I knew they would make sure he would go to a loving home. Thank you to Mitzie and all the volunteers, fosters etc!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Central Arizona Animal Search and Rescue has compassion for both animals and people. It is an organization that epitomizes everything a rescue should be, from the care and treatment of the animals in their protection to the kindness they show people from all walks of life when helping with animals in need to adoptions. I have the utmost respect for this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is a blessing to our community. The owner Mitzi and her volunteers are devoted and committed to finding lost animals and providing shelter for the strays that are brought to her. It is her desire and intention to give all the dogs a second chance at a beautiful life and along with the search and rescue program, she also has a successful adoption program. CAASR provides a safe, loving and comfortable environment to ensure the well being of all the animals that cross her path.

Angie B.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are the best!!!! We adopted our sweet Sadie from them and they went above and beyond in their care of her and in assisting us with everything! Thank you all for all that you do for the animals!!!!

Dee Marino L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our precious female dog, Blue, from this organization. First, Mitzie who is the leader of this organization, was extremely kind and helpful in facilitating this adoption. Tana, one of the volunteers, drove all the way from Camp Verde to the mountains of Prescott (Highland Pines) to bring our sweet girl to us. She was rescued from Texas as an 8 week old stray. She was skin and bones with a huge belly of worms. We rectified her problems and today she is a very active and loving dog. We are thrilled to have her and are grateful to all that CAASR did for her.

Donor

Rating: 5

Very kind and wonderful non profit. Owner is awesome and compassionate. They deserve being recognized in every and any capacity.

Joan E.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a beyond Amazing group of people that work effortlessly 24/7 to save animals, neglected, abandoned, injured, and lost. They never say no and no situation is impossible. They work with other rescues around Arizona without question. Thank you for All you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Central Arizona Animal Search and Rescue is amazing! The fonder, Mitzie Christian, has built an organization with caring individuals who know how to help animals and people. I've dealt with many rescues over the years, but none have shown the heart and soul CAASR does.

Jamaica B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this rescue. I adopted my sweet silly Layla from them and am happy to help them out financially whenever I can. The fact that they do search and rescue for lost animals as well makes them the best in my book!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was injured and unable to work, this incredible organization helped with dog and cat food, and cat litter, which was a godsend. I am a three-time foster fail and now a search and transport volunteer. CAASR has an impressive track record in searching for, finding and trapping animals that escape their homes or vehicles at accident scenes. The group has housed a multitude of senior, injured, or special needs animals, and the owner dedicates her entire being to the animals which depend on her. Her willingness to assist with vet bills has saved many lives, including a dog with a gunshot to the head this year. CAASR is a priceless asset to our community and so worthy of support. It is a privilege to be associated with it, the owner and its team of dedicated volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Mitzie of Central Arizona Animal Search & Rescue since 2012. The loving care they give to these animals and the way they help in rescuing animals is amazing. It's as if each animal is belongs to them and are their baby until they find a loving home for them.

Heather D O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely the best!! I got my puppy Koda from here and they are very caring and supportive!! They take the very best care of animals. Thank you so much

Donor

Rating: 5


The kindest people, true animal lovers.❤
They will do anything in order to save a 4legged soul.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a small dog from this rescue. Because she was a recent rescue she was not yet spayed and in heat, Mitzi made sure we followed through with all the requirements of spaying and vaccines with the CAASR vet. I stayed in close contact with them letting them know how “Cinder” was doing. This rescue is run well, very much supports not only its community but the surrounding communities as well. I would definitely recommend adopting a dog from CAASR.

Cynthia B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first contact with Central Arizona Animal Search & Rescue (CAASR) was several years ago, after my Rescue Mentor "Mitzie Christian" taught me how to be a dog rescuer in my area. After 3 or 4 days I was amazed at the talent and process it takes to "bring these fur babies home." Since then I've been hooked with so much LOVE to give back to "Bringing Them Home." Seeing how much CAASR, Mitzie's & her teams in each community gave me the encouragement of Love, Support and Admiration to continue with Central Arizona Animal Search & Rescue for this amazing "24 hour/day 7 days/week process. I know Mitzie Christian would ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ANY ANIMAL.

Rachel Stegall C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were wonderful when we were looking for another rescue dog this summer. Very responsive, very timely and accommodating to us meeting Peanut, the lovable dog we ended up adopting! Mitzie and her crew does amazing work for these animals and we are so grateful to have our princess Peanut!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted our most recent rescue dog Benny from CAASAR. They are an amazing organization!

Caree M C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After our two senior beagles passed away within a week of each other our house felt so lonely. One day I was looking through rescues to see if a dog caught my eye that may fit in with our family. I came across photos of puppies and their mama who had been rescued from a kill shelter and were being fostered and cared for. One of the puppies photos had really spoken to me and I knew we had to meet him. I contacted the rescue and was put in touch with the foster moms. When I heard the story about these dogs my heart ached for them and I wish we could have taken more into our home. We had to wait a few weeks to bring him home since all the puppies were being treated for various things. When we were finally able to bring Banner home our house finally felt happy again. He has brought so much joy to us and he adores ours kids. They are who he wants to be with all day.

Jody D.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization!! MITZIE AND HER CREW WORK TIRELESSLY TO HELP LOST AND DISPLACED CRITTERS!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Central Arizona search and rescue is the best!!! They asked me to foster a little doggo until she recovered from surgery. I fell in love and adopted her. Mitzi was so helpful with the transition from foster to adoption. Again..they are the BEST!!!

Geri B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing organization that always goes above and beyond to help their pets, adopters and fosters. I loved them so much after volunteering we fostered and failed! Here’s a picture our greatest failure, Monkey!

Jackie F.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are amazing and help every animal that comes their way. Dogs are with foster families so that they feel safe and lived until adoption day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mitzie has taken in and cared for my friends furbabies after she passed. The love and comitment mitzie gives to each and every dog she saves is beyond amazing. This rescue goes above and beyond for all animals and animal owners.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CAASR is a great search and rescue they do so much to help people and their animals I am so glad that they are around to be able to help people and help low-income people when they need it with dog food and office visits for their pets and other things there a god-sent to all and I want to personally say thank you to Mitzie Owner for helping me with a little Chihuahua that I just took in and for all she does God bless all of you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A selfless group of people with a focus of total care and love for animals. Phenomenal dedication with tireless hours. Offering education of the abandoned that are rehomed after being dumped. Medical care, fostering, search and rescue. From bottle feeding to end of life, they are all loved. This rescue is amazing!

2 GeminiGemini01

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm absolutely honored to volunteer with such a loving and dedicated rescue!!
Mitzie has high integrity and always goes above and beyond to help every furbaby. She has an amazing impact on the community by working with residents and networking with other organizations to ensure the highest quality care in every situation. Little souls in need are not turned away due to age, medical needs, or special care requirements. I have witnessed her assisting critters that others had declined to help. So grateful for CAASR!!

2 ShelleyWilliams

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m so honored to be a Volunteer Helping with the FurBabies Mitzie Christian rescues at Central Arizona Animal Search and Rescue. She has so much Love to give them caring for them to find their Furever homes. She also takes care of Seniors & some Handicap FurBabies to give them a safe place with so much Love. After being rescued Mitzie makes sure the Vet gives them a checkup, shots & spayed or neutered before being adopted, after having a home check. Some Volunteers go out and search & rescue lost pets to Bring Them Home or to the rescue, if they don’t have a home. I Love being a part of this rescue & have, still am, learning so much.

1 Brandy S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The rescue is amazing.. they take in animals that have been lost abandoned tossed away or owners surrendered... The give their animals love/medical and a safe haven until ready for adoption... Thanks Mitzie and volunteers for all your hard work and dedication..

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with many rescue groups over the years, and I have found few that measure up to Central Arizona Animal Search and Rescue. Mitzie Christian, alone, is the reason for my admiration for this organization. I have seen her handle hard situations with great compassion and determination. CAASR not only helps find good homes for dogs, but is a hospice for older dogs as well. They provide food for people for their dogs. They provide medical care for all their animals. They will even help humans in need! It would be very hard to find someone with a heart as big as Mitzie's.

4 Karla Marie Banks S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a volunteer of this rescue group. They go beyond any effort to help any pet in need such as in searching , medical or any other need.
Mitzie Christian even keeps the elderly or sick ones as her own family and gives them so much love and care ❤️
She also help the pet owner in need of food, medical and any other need ❤️
The dedication of these group is unbelievable ❤️