is a 2 month old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix kitten who is a strong boy looking for adventures! He loves attention, toys and affection. If you want a lover-boy, he's available!


is a 5 year old female Terrier/Retriever/Labrador Mix who deserves an amazing forever home. She has had two litters in her past and was a wonderful mother but her previous owners chose to keep one of her offspring instead of her. Please give this sweet lady a chance!

Big Dipper

is a 5 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is looking for his forever home! He is very sweet and loves cuddles, treats and loving on his person. Ask to see him today!


is a 6 year old male Retriever/Labrador Mix who is a very sweet boy with all the energy to take you hiking! Nick would benefit from basic training and working on manners - he is a very smart boy! Ask to meet him today!


is a 2 year old male Domestic Medium Hair/Mix who is a timid loving boy that needs some time to warm up to his person. He loves his hidey places and would love a tall cat tree to people watch. Come meet this cool dude!


is a 2 year old male Australian Shepherd/Mix who is a very active boy that loves to jump, play and run! He would do very well with an active family. He is a herding dog, so we think he would do better with older children who know body language and be respectful of his boundaries. Come meet this sweet boy!


is a 8 year old female Russian Blue/Mix who is an old lady couch potato that just wants a sunny window ledge, peace and quiet! She would rather not be picked up and will only tolerate touching on her terms. Her hobbies include people watching and eating treats. If Tatianna sounds like the girl for you, ask the front desk about her today!


is a 2 year old male Retriever/Labrador Mix who is a total goofball! This fun loving guy enjoys walks, runs and LOTS of playtime! His favorite game is fetch and he loves to learn new tricks. He already knows sit, down, come, and shake and can't wait to learn more! Jax loves kids but he can be a little rough around them - he may do best in a home without young children (0-5) until he can learn a few more manners. Jax would also love a dog sibling that he can play with. Come check out this silly boy!

Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

How do I adopt a pet?
As Wyoming’s largest animal adoption agency, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has the widest selections of cats and dogs, rabbits, small mammals and more in Wyoming. Visit  our Shelter today or log on to our website to view available animals. We have three large dog adoption rooms, “cat alley” and critter space. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask.  Sometimes animals just haven’t undergone their initial examinations or received their vaccinations to make them available.

While visiting the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, a pet adoption counselor will help you find the pet that is the best match for your family and lifestyle. After you select a pet, you’ll complete an adoption application and, once approved, a Cheyenne Animal Shelter staff person will begin the adoption process, which often takes as little as an hour. Once you have reviewed all adoption paperwork, you’ll pay the adoption fee. Then, you’re ready to take your new furry family member home. 

Why do I have to pay an adoption fee?
Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, food and medical care for the thousands of animals that come through our doors.  The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization.  Donations close the gap between the cost of pet care and the adoption fee. It is only through the generosity of our donors that we have the resources to help so many animals and we so appreciate you!

Adoption Package Includes (worth roughly $370):
Neuter/Spay: $250
Microchip and national registration: $50
One month of pet health insurance for $1
At least one set of vaccinations: $40
De-worming: $30
Pet information
A certificate for a free veterinary exam

Why do you have different adoption fees for the animals?
We determine each pet’s adoption fee based upon their age, breed and suitability with children and other pets, as well as other factors. Dogs and cats with a higher adoption fee leave a financial legacy for those animals who need extra help – whether they need extensive medical care or just a little more time to find a loving home.

Can I put a pet on hold?
We are more than happy to place a 24-hour hold on a cat or dog you’re interested in adopting but this must be done in person. The hold fee is only $25 and can be paid by credit card or cash. If you decide to adopt that pet, the $25 will be applied directly to his/her adoption fee.

If you choose not to adopt, the $25 fee becomes a donation to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter!

I already have a dog at home. Can I bring him to meet the dog that I want to adopt?
Absolutely! We strongly encourage “meet-and-greets” where you bring your resident dog to meet the dog you plan to adopt. An adoption counselor will assist you with the dog-to-dog introduction. Your dog MUST be up-to-date on immunizations before we can allow an introduction with one of our adoptable pets. Unfortunately, we cannot do any off-site “meet-and-greets.”

How many pets do you adopt out each year?
In 2017, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter found homes for more than 2,671 dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other small animals. We are proud to be the state’s oldest and largest pet adoption agency, thanks in no small part to our generous sponsors and donors.

How long do pets remain up for adoption?
At the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, there is no “time limit” for cats and dogs that are up for adoption and we find homes for every adoptable pet under our care. Some pets are adopted within a few hours, while other pets remain in our care for months!

Do you adopt out purebred cats and dogs?
Absolutely! Many of our adoptable pets are purebreds. Since new pets are made available for adoption every day, we encourage you to check our adoptable dogs and adoptable cats pages often.

Can I adopt a pet as a gift for someone?
We do not adopt out pets as surprise gifts to family and friends. At the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, we believe it is very important for individuals to choose their own pet so they can find the perfect match for their family, lifestyle and expectations. However, we do offer Cheyenne Animal Shelter gift certificates. To order, contact (307) 632-6655 or [email protected].


800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007


Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Until 6 p.m.*

Intakes and Reclaims:
Open at 8 a.m.

Adoption Consultation
and Meet & Greet Hours:

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*(except New Years, Cheyenne Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Contact Us

Main Office: (307) 632-6655 Animal Control: (307) 635-1453 After Hours Lost & Found:
(307) 214-5779


Critter Camp & Medical Fund Sponsor:









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