Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the year:


is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is not the kind of cat who needs a lot of attention - he prefers to do his own thing. If you're wanting a cat that will be in your face. well, that's not him! He's used to coming and going as he pleases, and may even be happy in a protected barn as long as he gets to come in when the weather gets cold. He doesn't mind a soft pet from time to time, just as long as he can maintain his independence. Come by to see if this is the cat for you!


is an 8 year old female Boxer/Mix who is a sweet older gal who just loves to be around people! She does have a high prey drive, so she can't go home with children or cats, but other than that, she would love to be a part of your life! Come meet her to see what you've been missing!


is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is a retired "neighborhood roamer." He, along with his brother, Jason, are looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!


is a 5 year old female Terrier, American Pit Bull/Retriever, Labrador Mix who will prove to you that her love for you will last much longer than diamonds, gold and fancy cars! She can't go home with children, but you won't need any with her in your life! Race down to the Shelter to meet her today!


is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who, along with his brother, Freddy, is a retired "neighborhood roamer." They are both looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!


is a 2 year old male Border Collie/Mix who came to us from the Panhandle Humane Society. He was a staff favorite there who stole a ton of hearts! Smiles is very energetic and would love an active family. He can't share a home with children or small animals because of his herding tendencies, but trust us when we say he would be the perfect addition to your life!


is a 1 year old female albino ferret who, like most ferrets, is pretty unique. Come meet her - she certainly leaves an impression!


is a 3 year old female Entlebucher Mountain Dog/Mix who is very loyal and protective! She can be a bit skittish when you meet her but warms up quickly with treats! Sassy is very selective of other dogs and extremely barrier and leash reactive. She would benefit greatly from basic obedience training and boundary setting. Sassy must meet everyone she will be going home with - both two and four legged, but would still love nothing more than to go home with you!

Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is Cheyenne’s premiere pet-friendly gala which raises money in support of the animals and programs at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

These funds allow us to maintain critical programs to care for and protect homeless and unwanted animals in our community, ensure that all animals adopted from our shelter are spayed or neutered, investigate animal cruelty and neglect and to provide funding for low-cost spay/neutering through our Big Fix program.

“A little party never killed nobody,” so mark your calendars for our 16th Annual Fur Ball! At “The Great Catsby,” you’ll enjoy libations and a delicious dinner along with our live and silent auction to help the nearly 6,000 animals that will depend on the Cheyenne Animal Shelter this year.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Fur Ball, so reserve your seat soon!  The pets in our care are counting on kind hearts such as yours to provide love and support in their lives because every seat filled means another life saved.

This year is especially exciting, as we are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter! To properly recognize this milestone, we are truly pulling out all of the stops for this year’s Fur Ball – of all the events this year, THIS is the one to be at!

Costumes welcome as we step back (and forward!) into the ’20s… we can’t wait to see you!

1st Annual Dogtoberfest

You read that correctly.. Cheyenne’s 1st Annual DOGTOBERFEST with dogs, beer, and wiener dog races! Join the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and Freedom’s Edge Brewing on the afternoon of Saturday, October 19th from 1-7pm for the 1st Annual Dogtoberfest celebration! There will be BEER! There will be FOOD TRUCKS! There will be a look-a-like contest AND costume contest for dogs and humans alike! Most importantly, there will be a “Running of the Wieners.” If you love dogs, beer, or general fun, THIS is the event for you! Freedom’s Edge is brewing a special beer for the occasion, so come early to grab a glass of the “Hair of the Dog” before it runs out!

We are excited to host the inaugural “Running of the Wieners,” more commonly known as “Wiener Dog Races,” sponsored by Meridian Trust! All wiener dogs are encouraged to enter to vie for the spot as the winner of this year’s race! Registration is $25 per dog and spots are limited, so enter your furry friend today!  Click here to register your dachshund for the wiener race of the year!

Additionally, we will be hosting a human/pet look-a-like contest where there will be two categories: owner and celebrity. If you think your pet looks a little too much like you or a celebrity, this contest was made for you. Registration is $10 per entry and prizes will be given to the best look-a-likes in both categories!

Lastly, humans and animals are encouraged to come dressed in their best Dogtoberfest attire (or Halloween costumes, if your lederhosen is in the laundry) and prizes will be given to the “Best in Show” for both humans and animals!

We will have beer, food trucks and fun galore, so come early and stay late while supporting a great cause! We’ll see you downtown on October 19th!

Dog Jog Color Run 2019

This year’s Dog Jog Color Run was held on Saturday, August 24th, and was filled with colors, running and FUN!  We ended up having 123 registered participants, 15 vendors at the event, and doubled our profits from last year’s Color Run!  Thank you so much to our sponsors, donors and participants who made this event such a smash success!  We are already planning for next year – mark your calendars for Saturday, August 1st for our 2020 Dog Jog Color Run – an especially exciting event, as it is the 50th Anniversary date of the conception of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter!

Thank you to 2019’s presenting sponsor, the Wags & Menace Make a Difference Foundation!

Alpine Dental, the Carlton Family, Janet Marschner, Joe and Cindy Marek and Elevated Home Solutions
Special thanks to: Danielmark’s Brewery and Taproom, Cheyenne Dog Food Company, Freedom’s Edge Brewing Company, Starbucks and Joe-Ed Produce

Discers for Whiskers

Contact us if you would like to sponsor next year’s event!

Email [email protected] for more information.

This year’s Discers for Whiskers event was held on Saturday, July 13th, 2019, and was a fabulous day for everyone involved!  Thanks to our incredible board and Cheyenne Animal Shelter supporters, we had the maximum number of people registered for the frisbee golf tournament, and ended up raising over $14,000 on behalf of the animals in our care.  Aside from the tournament, the day included a fabulous BBQ lunch provided by our board member, Richard Mincer, an adoption booth with available pets from the Shelter, and plenty of laughs and fun in the sun!  We had a great time at this year’s Discers for Whiskers, and we are already looking forward to next year!

Thank you to our sponsors!
Phil and Marsha Kiner
Alpine Dental
Sue Hume and Brent Weigner
Hirst Applegate Law Firm
Wyoming Bank & Trust
Rocky Mountain Capital Agency
RLR Auditors
State Farm – Anthony Ortiz
Joe and Cindy Marek
Thor and Jenileah Hallingbye
Dr. Bob Monger
Hickey and Evans
Mincer Law Firm
Onyx Data Solutions
DT’s Liquors

Special thanks to Andrew with Wild Sky Aerial for making this incredible video of this year’s event! Check it out here:



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



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