How to Adopt

Stop by the shelter and speak to one of our staff members about the things you are looking for in a pet.  The Adoption Center at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is open more days than 95% of other shelters in the country.  We’re open 361 days a year!

One of our adoption counselors will fill out an Adoption Application for you by asking questions about your home environment, family members and pets in the home to determine if a particular breed or adoptable animal at the Shelter might suit you.

You can take a pet into a “Get Acquainted Room” to spend some time with it or possibly bring it outdoors (usually dogs on a leash). Please listen carefully to our staff for tips and advice as well as recommendations while you are getting acquainted with some of the animals.

If you feel there is a match, you can take your new pet home.  Costs vary from $5-$150 depending on the type of pet and the age of the animal.

We also advise that you check with your landlord before adopting a pet, because although you are allowed to return a pet to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, we do hope that the pet is allowed to stay in your home.

Remember, because all of our animals are already neutered before they are adopted, you can’t get a nice pet any less expensive AND you can take pride in the fact that you are providing a home for an orphaned animal.

Ready to get started?  Click on the link below to print and fill out the Adoption Survey prior to coming to the shelter, bring it with you when you come to visit your animal of interest. Please remember that filling out this form does not guarantee a hold for any animal, all holds must be placed in person.

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Click here for the Canine Pre-Approval Application

Click here for the Feline Pre-Approval Application

Call the Shelter if you have any specific questions. 307-632-6655.