Interested in Adopting an Animal?
Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from Rifle Animal Shelter. Our staff is very excited about helping you find the perfect friend! When adopting an animal from Rifle Animal Shelter, the adoption fee includes the cost of the spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and health check. When it comes to cats and dogs, Rifle Animal Shelter has virtually every type, size, age, breed, energy-level and personality you can imagine!
Please plan on spending about one hour at the shelter to find, meet and adopt your new pet. Once you spot a dog, cat or critter that you are interested in meeting, we can discuss its history, personality and care requirements. If the pet seems like a good match for your family and lifestyle, simply fill out a one-page adoption application. After a quick review you will be able to visit with the animal. If you are considering adopting a dog and already have a dog at home, we will have both pooches meet at the shelter to make sure they will get along well.
If the meeting is a success and you decide to adopt, you can pay the adoption fees and take your new pet home. If you need time to consider your decision, you can put the animal “on hold” through close of business the following day.
It may take some time for your new pet to adjust to its new environment. If you have questions or concerns after adopting, please contact us at 970-625-8808.
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What to Bring with You on Your Adoption Visit
Think...before you adopt!
- Time commitment for daily exercise, care, and enrichment for the lifespan of a pet.
- Animal management and control regulations in your area. For example: can you legally own a particular breed of dog or an exotic pet in your city or town? Does your landlord and/or HOA accept pets? Do they have policies on certain breeds?
- Family members and household environment.
- Pet allergies.
- The cost of veterinary care, food, grooming, and other necessities.
Not Ready to Make a Full-Time Commitment But Still Want to Help?
We use PetFinder to keep track all of our adoptable animals. Take a look at all of the animals available for adoption at the Shelter today: