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Only safe, loving, permanent homes are sought for the animals and we want adopters to take pet ownership seriously. If you are considering a new pet for life, please consider the homeless animals at Animal Services. If you don't find just the right pet for your family at our shelter, many of our adoptable animals are transferred to CLAWS (Cats League and Assistance of the Western Slope) and Grand Rivers Humane. Grand Rivers Humane has pets available for adoption at PetSmart and Petco in Grand Junction.  

Adoption requirements and fees:

  • Before you can adopt, you must own your own home or have your landlord's permission to bring an animal home. We ask that your present animals be current on shots and be in compliance with the law.
  • Those with history of irresponsible ownership will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Our policy states that we are unable to hold or reserve animals that are up for adoption. You may call or e-mail to request the adoption status of a preferred animal, but you must come in and fill out the Adoption Application in order to adopt. For your convenience, you may complete the Adoption Application Form  and bring it with you to the shelter. Only walk-ins will be allowed to adopt an animal.

Mesa County Residents

The cost to adopt a dog is $95 and a cat is $65. At the time of adoption, you will pick out a local veterinarian from our list of participating veterinarians to provide the following services: Pet physical examination, surgical sterilization, aftercare, rabies vaccination, licensing, a microchip (dogs only) and education related to life-long preventative care. We will make an appointment at the veterinarian you have selected and transport the animal to the veterinarian for care at the prearranged time. After the scheduled appointment and completion of the services outlined, you may take your pet home for a lifetime full of affection and love.

Out of County Adoption Fees

The cost for adoption for out of county residents includes refundable deposits. These fees vary depending on the animal so you must inquire at the front desk for details once you have picked your pet.


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