Elko Animal Shelter

The City of Elko Animal Shelter is a small shelter in Elko County, Nevada - one of the largest counties in the United States. The shelter is responsible for the care and housing of animals from most of this large county.  There are 35 dog kennels and 36 cat kennels. In 2008, The Elko Animal Shelter took in 3,022 animals; the average daily intake of animals was 8.3.  In early 2010, the Elko Animal Shelter opened The Dumke-Weeks Spay/Neuter Clinic.  Now, all animals adopted from the shelter will already be spayed/neutered before they leave for their new adoptive homes. We believe that is the only solution to reducing the huge population of unwanted animals in Elko County.  As a results in 2014, the shelter took in 2074 animals and 712 were spayed/neutered before they left for their new adoptive homes.

Available Pets

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All Dogs All Cats Other Pets

Adoption Process

Currently: Adoption application must be submitted. Stray animals are kept 7 days giving the owner a chance to redeem them. They are adoptable on the 8th day. All Dogs are a $75.00 adoption and Cats are a $55.00 adoption and this includes spay/neuter, micro chip and rabies vaccination.

Begin the Adoption Process
Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

Are you looking to adopt a pet in the Elko area? We have a number of lovable pets waiting for adoption in Elko. Petango.com is one of the largest pet adoption sites with animal rescue groups all over the United States and Canada. Petango.com can give you access to a number of adoptable pets in Elko looking for a kind, loving owner to take them home. This page is dedicated to our pet adoption shelter in Elko where you will find plenty of adoptable pets waiting for a loving owner to take them home.

Elko Animal Shelter

Contact Information

1751 College Avenue ELKO, NV, 89801

(775) 777-7333

(775) 777-7339



Working Hours

Sun: 10am - 2am
Mon: 10am - 4am
Tues: 10am - 4am
Wed: 10am - 4am
Thu: 10am - 4am
Fri: 10am - 4am
Sat: 11am - 3am


Adoptable Pets

Small Animals

Available Services

Owner Surrender
Dog Licensing

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