Animal Services

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3647
    Fax: 970-328-2442

    Animal Services
    P.O. Box 57
    1400 Fairgrounds Road
    Eagle, Colorado 81631 

    animalservices@eaglecounty.us

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Surrendering a Pet

Eagle County Animal Shelter and Services is an open admission shelter that accepts animals as space permits. Sometimes it may take up to 2 weeks for us to take an animal so please plan accordingly. We ask that you call us before you arrive so we can discuss the surrender beforehand.

All surrenders require a fee of $50 and any medical records. We will have you fill out a surrender application that explains the reason for surrender and information about that animal’s behavior. Anyone surrendering a pet must be over 18 years of age and able to show proof of I.D. The surrender process may take up to 30 minutes as we want to find out as much information as we can about your pet to help find a suitable home.

If we determine that your pet is not adoptable, please note that we may transfer it to a different facility or choose to euthanize. All animals we adopt out must be safe for our community and we take this very seriously.

Before surrendering a pet, we ask that you explore other options as a shelter environment can be stressful to many animals. Reaching out to family, friends, and social media can be a big help with rehoming as well as breed-specific rescues. If you have questions about behavior issues, please reach out to us as we may be able to assist with answers. We know that surrendering a pet can be a very emotional experience so we want to do whatever we can to assist.