Mark your calendars for the biggest event of the year:


is a 5 month old male Domestic Longhair/Mix who is very curious about life! He is looking for his forever home - could it be with you?


is a 6 month old male Saint Bernard/Mix puppy who will live up to his given names. While new things are a bit scary to him, he will learn to be fearless against them as he grows older! Come visit this legend today!


is a 3 year old female Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is a friendly little thing looking for her new best friend! She loves to be petted and to eat treats - come let her do that at your house!


is a 2 year old male Border Collie/Mix who is a staff favorite! He loves to run and play, and deserves a wonderful forever family! Due to his herding tendencies, Smiles can't go home with small children under 10 or small animals under 30 lbs. Despite this, we know he is going to make someone's life complete!


is a 14 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is just looking for a quiet home to retire to. Come meet this fellow today!


is a 10 month old female Akita/Mix who is as cute as she is furry! This floof would prefer a home without other dogs, but if you decide she's the one for you, you will quickly realize she is all you need! Come meet her today!

Barn Cat Esmeralda

is a 1 year old female Domestic Longhair/Mix who doesn't want to stay in your house - she would rather protect you from all of the mice outside! Come meet her and let her patrol your property!


is a 1 year old female Retriever, Labrador/Border Collie Mix who is tons of fun! She has lots of energy and love to give, and will give it to basically anyone and everyone but cats (she doesn't like those.) Come meet this sweet girl!

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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