Animal Adoptions

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We perform our adoptions through an application process. The application may be found on the city's website for online submission or in either PDF or Word format. To view the animals currently available for adoption, please visit Shelter Manager.

Please read the following:

  • We will only adopt out one animal at a time, with exception to nursing mothers, newborns that have not been weaned, and certain bonded pairs.
  • There is a period of time needed for adoption approval after you submit the application, which can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. If you have been approved for adoption and are able to pick up the animal you will receive a phone call once the animal is available. Please be aware you have until the shelter closes on the same day of contact to claim the animal. If you do not claim the animal or make arrangements with us to claim the animal before the shelter closes you will forfeit the adoption.
  • Submission of an application is not a guarantee of adoption. We have started this application process in order to find the best homes for every animal.
  • The adoption fee will be paid in full and in cash at the time of pick-up and no sooner.
  • We will require a form of picture identification when you submit the application, such as a driver's license or passport.
  • It is required that all animals be given their vaccinations by a licensed veterinarian within three (3) days of adopting from our facility and then the first city license will be provided by Animal Control free of charge. Every subsequent year, a license must be purchased.
  • Applications are only valid for thirty (30) days after date of submission.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask an Animal Control Officer or shelter attendant or you may call us at 307-352-1455.

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850 West Ctr
Rock Springs, WY 82901
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  • Phone: (307) 352-1455
  • Fax: (307) 352-1468
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    Monday thru Friday
    8:00am - 5:00pm