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.
For nearly 40 years, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has extended the hand of kindness to neglected and abused companion animals in Cheyenne and Laramie County. Today, we are involved in an ever-expanding effort to accomplish a mission that goes beyond sheltering the homeless and unwanted pet population. Our goal is to find a home for every adoptable companion animal brought to our door. To reach this goal, we must increase the number of pets we place and decrease the number of pets relinquished. We hope to achieve this goal through ongoing community relations programs, such as humane education, offsite adoptions and outreach.
We are open from 11 AM - 6 PM every day of the week and weekend!
We are closed on the following holidays:
One of our adoption counselors will fill out an Adoption Application for you by asking questions about your home environment, family members and pets in the home to determine if a particular breed or adoptable animal at the Shelter might suit you.
You can take a pet into a “Get Acquainted Room” to spend some time with it or possibly bring it outdoors (usually dogs on a leash). Please listen carefully to our staff for tips and advice as well as recommendations while you are getting acquainted with some of the animals.
If you feel there is a match, you can take your new pet home. Costs vary from $5-$150 depending on the type of pet and the age of the animal.
We also advise that you check with your landlord before adopting a pet, because although you are allowed to return a pet to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, we do hope that the pet is allowed to stay in your home.
Remember, because all of our animals are already neutered before they are adopted, you can't get a nice pet any less expensive AND you can take pride in the fact that you are providing a home for an orphaned animal.
It is the highest priority of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals to our caring community. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals that need our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for adoptable animals until we can place them in a loving home. Because we are a nonprofit organization, donations subsidize the gap between the cost for care and the adoption fee. It is only through the generosity of our donors that we have the resources to help so many animals.
Our cat adoption fees range from $35 to $65 and our dog adoption fees range from $75 to $150. If any sponsored animals are available, their adoption fese will be noted at the shelter. You'll find that the adoption package at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is a great value.
Adoption Package Includes:
Microchip and national registration
One month of pet health insurance for free
At least one set of vaccinations
A certificate for a free veterinary exam
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.