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Their Mission: "The mission of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is to enhance the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education."
For nearly 50 years, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter has opened its doors to every neglected, lost, and abused companion animal in the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County. Every year, more than 6,000 animals are admitted to the shelter, 3,000 of which are lucky enough to be adopted.
The shelter's goal is to be able find a loving home for every single animal in need of a forever family. They're committed to reducing the number of pets admitted while increasing the number that get adopted. They achieve these goals through ongoing community outreach programs, humane education, and off-site adoptions.
The shelter is a non-profit organization and relies heavily on generous donations and public funding. Part of their income is generated by operating the Animal Control department in the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County.
At Cheyenne Animal Shelter, there's no time limit on how long an animal can stay in their care. They'll help find homes for cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, reptiles, fish, and a number of other small critters in need. If you adopt an animal from Cheyenne Animal Shelter, you'll not only save a life but find a new best friend at the same time.
If you're interested in adopting a pet from the shelter, then feel free to browse their website for the lucky animals available for adoption. If you spot a pet you connect with, call the shelter directly to find out more.
You can visit their facility in person to find your new forever friend during opening hours. We recommend checking the website or calling in advance to confirm their “Meet & Greet” hours.
Once at the shelter, a helpful Adoption Counselor will be more than happy to guide you through the adoption process and find the perfect match for you. Normally, their staff recommends bringing current pets in to meet the new member of your family to see how they get on.
Animals can be placed on hold for 24 hours for a small fee, just in case you need more time to make a decision or get your home in order. Once the adoption process has begun, you could be taking your new furry family member home in under 1 hour!
Adoption fees at Cheyenne Animal Shelter vary from $5-$150 depending on the type of pet and the age of the animal. Adoption fees are displayed alongside each pet's listing on their website.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, at least one set of vaccinations, microchipping and national registration, deworming, one month’s complimentary pet health insurance, and a certificate for a free post-adoption veterinary examination.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.