Lost & Found

Pet Reclaim Fees

Day1:  Animals reclaimed the same day they are impounded will not be charged any impound or boarding fees. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required to avoid a $25 rabies vaccine deposit (refundable upon provision of proof). All impounded dogs receive two vaccinations upon intake and cats receive one. Each individual vaccine is $5 per animal. Owners can expect same day reclaims to incur a minimum vaccine cost and a rabies vaccine deposit in the absence of proof of current rabies vaccine.

First Overnight: Impounded animals who stay in the shelter overnight will incur, in addition to the vaccine charges, a one time impound fee of $35 per altered animal and $55 per unaltered animal, per city ordinance. A $5 discount is applied to animals with a valid form of ID (ID tag, rabies tag, or microchip with current registration). Animals who are impounded more than once in a twelve month period will incur an increased impound fee of $105 per animal. Additionally, the shelter charges $45 per animal per night in boarding expenses. Owners whose animals stay in the shelter overnight can expect to be charged for vaccines, impound fees, and boarding expenses.

Subsequent Overnights: Impounded animals will continue to accrue additional boarding fees of $45 per animal per night during their stray holds.

Pets on this page are not available for adoption.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is actively looking to reunite them with their families. 

  • Pets having NO ID —  rabies tag, owners tag or microchip will be held for 3 days once they are picked up per our city/county ordinances, after which they become the property of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
  • Pets having an ID —  a current rabies tag, current owners tag, or a current microchip will be held for 5 days once they are picked up per our city/county ordinances, after which they become the property the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

If one of these pets belongs to you, please call 307-632-6655 to schedule a reclaim appointment.  You will need to bring a current driver license, proof of ownership of the pet i.e. a rabies certificate or veterinary records in your name and a photo of the pet.

 Lost Pet Tips

  1. Check with neighbors, mail carriers, neighborhood watch captains, and other individuals familiar with your area. Let them know your pet is lost so they can keep an eye out. 
  2. If you don’t find your pet immediately, take a break and try again later. Pets often return to familiar areas. If you see your pet, bend down into a squatting position and call the pet’s name. Remember to keep your voice light and happy, and to praise your pet for coming back. Do not punish your pet as this will teach him or her to ignore your calls.
  3. Check local shelters. Visit the Cheyenne Animal Shelter every day. Pets are held for three-five days once they are picked up, after which they become the property of the shelter.
  4. Check Facebook. We have a Cheyenne Animal Shelter lost and found page run by some very amazing volunteers.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LostandFoundCAS/?ref=bookmarks

Here are a few other local lost and found Facebook pages we are not affiliated with to check for and post your pet on. 





  1. Newspaper ads: When placing a newspaper ad remember that the ad will not appear until the next newspaper cycle.
  2. Posting Notices: When posting a notice, include a picture of the pet and description including color and size. If you have a purebred pet and no photo, look at the library for a picture of a similar pet. Place notices in neighborhood gathering places such as grocery stores, laundry mats, veterinary offices, libraries and schools.



800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Monday -Saturday: noon to 6 P.M.


Monday-Saturday: 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. 

We are accepting owner-surrenders by APPOINTMENT ONLY at 632-6655.

Check out our rehoming program!


Main Office: (307) 632-6655

Animal Control: (307) 637-6206

After Hours Animal Control: (307) 637-6524  (Law Enforcement Non-Emergency Number)

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides intake, reclaim and owner surrender services to Cheyenne and Laramie County residents only.