Lend Your Time

Our volunteers are extremely valued members of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter team. There are tons of opportunities to find your niche as a volunteer at the shelter.


Foster Pets

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is looking for foster caregivers to provide temporary homes for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in need of special care. The shelter receives many animals needing more than the shelter may be able to provide, these animals may be injured, have treatable illnesses, be un-weaned or be even mothers with litters of kittens or puppies. These animals need temporary housing until they are well enough, old enough, or ready to be altered and adopted.

If you are interested in becoming a foster caregiver for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, you must be at least 18 years or older, have the ability to keep foster animals separate from your own pets, and must be available for at least 2 weeks at a time. In order to keep your animals safe, all animals that you currently own must be current on their vaccinations.

The shelter will provide all the materials that you need to be a successful foster parent (except kitty litter) all you need to provide is love and attention!

Many foster parents fall in love with their foster animals, do not worry, if you can not live without your foster baby, you have first option to adopt them.

For more information on fostering for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, call 307-632-6655.

Print and fill out our foster application, bring it to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and speak with our foster coordinator.

Download Foster Care Application


Volunteer at the Shelter

Our volunteers are extremely valued members of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter team. There are tons of opportunities to find your niche as a volunteer at the shelter.

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Volunteer at Events

Critter Camp

Critter Camp is an ultimate summer day-camp adventure for Elementary-age kids who love spending time with animals and learning how to care for them. Activities include games, crafts, presentations and special encounters that will satisfy their interest and increase their compassion for all living things. Camps are offered as all-day (9am-3pm), week-long sessions at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Wag n’ Walk

Wag n’ Walk is held in September each year at Lions Park. This special event presents a great reason to rise and shine on Saturday morning and take a stroll with your best four-footed friend…and it is all for a great cause. Participants collect pledges from friends and family to contribute to the Shelter and they win great gifts in return.

Fur Ball

The Fur Ball is held in March each year and is the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s largest and most crucial fundraiser of the year. Funds raised during the Fur Ball are used to support the shelter’s proactive, life-saving programs that help both animals and the people who care for them. The Fur Ball is a howl-ing fun night including dinner and live and silent auctions, while at the same time allowing guests the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals in Southeastern Wyoming. Each year has a new theme. Donations are collected from generous individuals and corporations in Southeastern Wyoming and are auctioned off at the event. Local businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor for the event by purchasing a table or tickets. For general information about the event, call the Cheyenne Animal Shelter at 307-632-6655.

Hogs for Dogs

Join the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for a tail-waggin’ fun time at the annual Hogs for Dogs, Charity Parade and Poker Run. This late-summer, motorcycle ride allows bikers the opportunity to take in the beauty of Southeastern Wyoming.