Detectives from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Animal Crimes Investigations Unit responded to the home near Hawes Road and Southern Avenue as part of an animal abuse investigation.
Investigators said feces and other filth littered the home, and many of the animals appeared to be undernourished.
"The conditions in this house were deplorable," Arpaio said in a news release. "No one animal should be subject to the kind of living disorder the owners provided, let alone the menagerie of animals they collected."
Arpaio said this wasn't a typical hoarding situation. The animals were being kept and raised to sell.
"This is the most unusual animal crimes investigation that I have seen in my tenure as sheriff," Arpaio said at the scene.
Neighbors said they thought the residents were mobile dog groomers.
Veterinarians were examining the animals and said most should be OK.
No arrests have been made at this time.
(Tucson News Now - Nov 30, 2016)