Animal Control & Shelter

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

The Shelter is a small facility, with 3 full-time animal care and control officers, that falls under the jurisdiction of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. There are 12 outdoor dog runs, 12 indoor dog kennels and two cat rooms with a maximum capacity for 12 dogs and 18 cats.

Grand County Pet Pals is the supportive arm of the Grand County Animal Shelter. It is the local organization dedicated to responsible pet ownership, animal health and spay/neuter of pets in the County. 

Learn more about Grand County Pet Pals


Lost Pets

Animal Control does post animal pickup lists Wednesday through Saturday. However, it is very important that you search for your lost pet in person. The shelter’s holding time is five days, which does include holidays and weekends.

Please 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 as well as wear current rabies and county tag at all times. The county tags need to be renewed every January. 

The cost for tags is $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 with the exception of 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.