Animal Services

Animal Services LogoAnimal Services provides both animal control and animal sheltering functions for the City of Montrose.

Connect with the Animal Shelter on Facebook.

Animal Control

Animal control enforces city ordinances relating to animals. These ordinances prevent or minimize nuisances caused by the improper or irresponsible care of animals.

Animal control officers are certified by the State of Colorado Animal Control Association. They provide humane care to all animals, birds, and reptiles at large.

Animal control regulations are found in Chapter 6-2 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code

Lost Pets

Looking for a lost pet? View stray animals that are currently housed at the Animal Shelter.

Pet Adoption

Adoption hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Animals will be available to view only during these hours. 

View animals that are up for adoption at the Animal Shelter.

Adoption Fees

  • Dogs 8 weeks to 1 year of age -  $100 per dog
  • Dogs over 1 year of age - $75 per dog
  • Cats 8 weeks to 1 year of age - $50 per cat
  • Cats over 1 year of age - $30 per cat

Pet Relinquishment

Owner relinquishments are taken by appointment only, please call the Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment.

Relinquishment Fees

  • Cats (over 1 year of age) - $20
  • Kitten (under 1 year of age) - $10
  • Dogs (over 1 year of age) - $35
  • Puppy (under 1 year of age) - $25

Spay & Neuter Services 

Spay and neuter services are available from local veterinarians. The Montrose Animal Protection Agency (MAPA) offers vouchers through local veterinarians to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering. Please contact a veterinarian to ask about this service. 

The city sponsors spay and neuter clinics that are advertised well in advance. Call the Animal Shelter for more information or go to our Facebook page for information and links to sign up for the clinics.

The fee for adopting pets from the Animal Shelter includes spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchip.

Contact Us

  1. Animal Services


    3383 N. Townsend Ave.
    P.O. Box 790
    Montrose, CO 81402

    Phone: 970-240-1487
    Fax: 970-240-1418


    Shelter hours: Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Adoption hours: Monday - Fri, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Reclaim hours: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Owner relinquishments by appointment only. Please call the Animal Shelter to schedule an appointment.
    Closed on Sundays and holidays

  2. Animal Control

    Phone: 970-249-9110
    Fax: 970-240-1418


    Animal Control Officer
    Mon - Fri
    7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Animal Control Enforcement