Our dogs can run free in the large fenced in field in back of the shelter. The dogs just love their freedom, but the playpen would be especially nice if there were some ramps, barrells, or other equipment to climb and play on. If anyone is interested in donating some large doggie play equipment, it would be greatly appreciated by all of our canine residents!
Who We Are
The Ellensburg Animal Shelter in
Ellensburg, Washington, is a city animal care & control agency established in the early 1970s. Our shelter currently handles approximately 1300 animals yearly, with 16 dog kennels and 14 cat cages.
Adopting a Friend
Pets you can generally find at our shelter
Dogs and cats of all ages
Occasionally ferrets, rabbits, birds, rodents, guinea pigs, reptiles and some farm animals!
90% of our dogs and cats will be under
To get started, e-mail us for an adoption
application. Please print and completely fill out both pages of the application. Then mail, fax or deliver it to us. Please note that due to limited staffing and the volume of response we sometimes get, we may not reply personally to each applicant. The animal you are interested in may or may not still be available. We'll try to let you know by e-mail, but please recheck this web page to see the status of our animals. We update this page frequently.
Only applicants who have been approved, following our initial application screening, will receive further e-mail or telephone communication from us. Your application has to be approved to continue the adoption process.
If you are contacted, we ask that you come to our shelter to visit the animal of your choice. This will allow you to choose the right pet for your family. All animals are spayed/neutered before being placed into their new home. Adopters outside of Kittitas County should be prepared to travel to Ellensburg twice to complete their new pet adoption.
We encourage you to bring your other animals and all family members to meet your new friend. Not sure who is right for you? Make a list of all the traits you want and don't want in a pet, and shelter staff will help you find a compatible match!
We cannot ship our animals, and no exceptions can be made to the above adoption procedures.
Dog fee includes spay/neuter, health exam, DHLPP & rabies vaccination
Cat fee includes spay/neuter, health exam, FVR & rabies vaccination
Come Visit Us!
Noon to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, Closed on Holidays
City of Ellensburg Animal Shelter
1007 Industrial Way
mailing address: 100 N Pearl St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
We would deeply appreciate donations of any of the following items:
Pedigree or Alpo canned dog food
Simple Green cleaner
Dry erase markers: red, blue, black, green, brown
Blank 3x5 white index cards
Colored copy paper
Whte copy paper
Friskies or Fancy Feast canned cat food
Dryer sheets (fabric softner)
Swimming pool for dogs
High End dry dog & cat food
Jarred meat baby food (turkey, chicken & beef) (No Vegetables)
Treats (pig ears, cow hooves, greenies, etc...)
Milk bones or other dry dog biscuits
Cat toys (fuzzy mice, balls)
Frontline for Cats
Layer Crumbles (chicken feed) (we use for cat litter)