Who We Are
HOURS & LOCATION
800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007
OPEN Tuesday-Saturday: Noon - 6 P.M.
Public Kennel Walk Thru Hours: 3 PM- 5:30 PM ONLY. MUST have an appointment to adopt.
Currently available by telephone at 632-6655 from Noon - 6 P.M.
Scheduled Adoptions by APPOINTMENT ONLY Noon - 5:30 p.m.
We are accepting owner-surrenders by APPOINTMENT ONLY at 632-6655.
Check out our rehoming program!
Tuesday - Saturday from Noon - 6 P.M.
Main Office: (307) 632-6655
Animal Control: (307) 635-1453 8 A.M. - 6 P.M.
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.
The mission of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is to enhance the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education.
What we do
We help people find new furry family members!
We are proud to share our successes! Click here to learn more! Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to meeting you soon!
CELEBRATING OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
50 years and thousands of lives saved in Cheyenne and Laramie County.
What are the requirements to adopt a pet?
You must be at least 18 years of age with current photo ID, and you cannot have Animal Cruelty charges in your history. Fill out and return an adoption application for a dog, cat or critter online. Once approved, you will receive an email invitation to schedule an appointment to come meet and greet your potential new best friend.
Are adoption fees negotiable?
No. Our adoption fees are set so we can continue to care for all of the animals in the shelter. At times, we have sponsors that cover adoption costs, and we offer discounted adoption fees through promotions from time to time.
Why do I have to do a dog-to-dog meet?
Do I have to get the pet I’m adopting from CAS spayed/neutered?
If you don’t have what I’m looking for, how often should I come in?
Will you let me know if my cat/dog I surrendered gets adopted?
I can’t afford reclaim fees what do I do?
I can’t afford cat litter, will you give me some?
Will you vaccinate my pets?
Are you a No-Kill Shelter?
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is an open-intake facility, which means we take the sick, the aggressive, the exotics – and everything in-between. If someone brings an animal into the shelter, our staff finds a way to provide adequate care and proper placement. We are not no-kill, but we actively continue to strive towards increasing our life-saving efforts. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter does not euthanize for time or space, however we do sometimes have to euthanize animals who are not safe for placement, who are too sick and cannot be treated by our dedicated vet staff, or who are too young and do not have foster placement.
For dogs, our live release rate is over 90 percent! For cats, however, we continue to struggle with the feral cat and neonatal populations during kitten season. Because of this, we are constantly looking for more foster homes to help save the under-aged kittens, as well as funding to expand programs such as our Feral Cat Program, TNR, Barn Cat Program, and other community resources as funding allows. We have seen our live-release rate for cats steadily increase over the years and will continue working to achieve ever-higher live release numbers!
Do I need an appointment to visit with an animal?
To adopt a pet, a person must first fill out and return an adoption for a dog, cat or critter. Once approved, you will receive an email appointment to come visit your potential new best friend. Public walk-through hours are 3 -5:30 p.m. daily. However, our adoptions appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. We are open most every day of the year with the exception of New Year’s Day, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What is included in adoption?
Does the Shelter ever deny an adoption?
While rare, the Shelter does reserve the right to decline an adoption even if the interested adopter meets our adoption criteria, if the Shelter feels strongly it is in the best interest of the animal or adopter to do so.
How often do you get puppies?
We have new animals enter the shelter every day. All animals are posted on the website as they become available, so we recommend that you monitor the website daily as puppies are in high demand.
Can you call me if you get a specific breed?
The Adoptable Animals page on our website is updated in real-time, and we recommend checking there frequently if you have a specific breed you are looking for.
If you elect to euthanize my cat/dog, will you call me to give me the chance to get it back?
We evaluate these requests on a case-by-case basis. You are welcome to ask to speak to a supervisor when you surrender your animal.