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My pet has been impounded. How do I redeem my pet?
There are fees involved to redeem an impounded pet. You may contact the shelter first at (970)668-3230 to find out the amount owed or you may just come to the shelter during our normal business hours.

You will be asked to show proof of rabies vaccination on a dog, cat, or ferret. If your animal is not vaccinated or proof is not available, you will be issued a citation for Failure to Vaccinate a pet animal. You will be given 20 days to provide the shelter with proof of rabies vaccination and have the citation voided, or you may pay the citation fine or appear in court. If you live in unincorporated Summit County, Dillon, or Silverthorne, you will be required to purchase a dog license if you do not already have a current one. Our fees are as follows:
  • Base Impoundment Fee (Dog) - $45
  • Base Impoundment Fee (Cat) - $17
  • Daily Kennel Charge (Dog) - $20
  • Daily Kennel Charge (Cat) - $17

Animal Control - Adoption Information

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1. What is required to adopt a pet and what does the adoption include?
2. How do I adopt a pet?
3. My pet has been impounded. How do I redeem my pet?
4. I can no longer keep my pet. How do I relinquish it to the shelter?
5. How do I report my lost pet?
6. How do I report a pet that I have found?