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Sioux City Animal Control

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the residents of Sioux City, Iowa, but also adopt out to residents of Nebraska and South Dakota. We are in a tri-state area only minutes away from South Sioux City, Nebraska and North Sioux City, South Dakota. We are a city governed shelter with a building that has been around since the 1950s or 60s and has only limited space to hold the animals we take in. So, the time period they are held is 7 days before the animals are either adopted out, sent out to rescue groups or, unfortunately, euthanized. We take in not only strays, but also abused, neglected and abandoned animals from our city that are in desperate need of loving homes.

About Our Shelter:

We are the animal enforcement and governing agency for the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Not only do we pick up strays running the city's streets, but we enforce city ordinances set forth for the residents of the city who own animals. These include but are not limited to the leash law, barking dogs, animal neglect and cruelty cases. We hold cats and dogs for 7 seven days and if they are not reclaimed by their owners, they are put up for adoption, go to rescue groups or are euthanized. We strive to encourage the residents of our city to be responsible pet owners by enforcing the animal laws set by our city.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are the Sioux City Animal Control shelter at 2121 18th Street in Sioux City, Iowa. You are welcome to come to our shelter anytime during our business hours of Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We also have a website at We do sometimes have adoption events here in town to help adopt some of our dogs and cats that need homes. Our next adoption event is being held at the Southern Hills Mall Theatres on January 17, 2009 for the showing of the movie Hotel for Dogs. We will have dogs there for adoption.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fee is $65.00 for dogs and $100 for Pitbulls. Cats are $25.00 and sometimes we run them for $10.00 when we are running short of room. The adoptee must sign a contract agreeing to get the animal spayed or neutered within 30 days of adoption date or when the animal is old enough. We give the first vaccination and a deworming to the animal which is included in the adoption fee. If for some reason the new owner cannot keep the animal, it needs to come back to our shelter.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.