Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Iron County Animal Shelter is a “No Kill” shelter. We rely heavily on volunteers to help us find good homes for the animals that end up in our shelter. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Best Friends Animal Society, Pet Finder and several other animal rescues in the area to help us find good homes for animals that have been abandoned by their owners. We encourage animal owners to spay and neuter their pets so we can avoid dealing with the large numbers of stray and unwanted animals that end up in our shelter.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Iron County Animal Shelter please call us at 435-867-7500 or use the volunteer information provided on this web page.
Please call 435-238-7675 before arriving to make sure there is volunteer to let you in!
We try and hold adoption events one Saturday a month at local stores, such as Petsense, Lins, Cal Ranch, and IFA in Cedar City.
Check out of Facebook page for updates!
We currently have a $25 adoption fee. Anyone renting or leasing must have written permission from their landlord before an adoption can be approved. Any restrictions regarding type or size of animal must be noted. We do allow you to take a pet home and try them out for a few days to see if they will work for you. Other conditions may appy.
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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.