Animal Control/ Animal Shelter

The Grand County Animal Shelter promotes and protects public safety and animal care through sheltering, pet placement programs, education, and animal law enforcement. Our purpose is to provide responsive, efficient, and high-quality animal care and control services that preserves and protects public and animal safety.

Animal Pickups
The animal pickup lists are posted Wednesday through Saturday. It is very important that you search for your lost pet in person.  Our shelter’s holding time is five days, which include holidays and weekends.

Call the shelter at 970-887-2988 for more information or if you believe your lost pet is listed.

County Dog Tags
A friendly reminder from the Grand County Animal Shelter: Please remember to purchase your annual County Tag in January.  All dogs in Grand County must be registered and wear at all times their current rabies and county tag.  The county tags need to be renewed every January. The cost for the tags are $5.00 for a fixed dog and $10.00 for an intact dog.  You can purchase county tags at all the town halls, all of the local veterinarians except for Colburn and at the Grand County Animal Shelter.  Owners need to show proof of current rabies in order to be able to purchase a county tag. Please call the shelter at 970-887-2988, if you have any questions.

Adoption Program

The main goal of the shelter is to attempt to find each unique animal a home. All animals will have been spayed or neutered.

Adoption Fees
Adoption fees range from $30 to $75, and include rabies vaccine and county tags. The difference in the fees charged depends upon whether an animal comes in with current rabies and/or county tags. If the animal has tags, the cost is less.

Adoption Requirements
If you are interested in adopting an animal, there are two requirements that must be met.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID.
  • If you are a renter, we must have a letter of permission from the property owner indicating that it is okay for you to adopt and keep a pet on the premises.
For information on the adoptable animals in Grand County, visit Grand County Pet Pals.