The Elko Animal Shelter now has three beautiful exercise yards for our furry friends to play in. These yards are also used by potential adopters to play, socialize and get to know a dog prior to adopting. We strongly encourage adopters to take some time to get to know an animal before adopting to be sure that it is a good fit for your family.
All dogs that reside in the City of Elko or Elko County must be licensed yearly. Licenses for dogs that live in Elko City limits can be purchased at the Elko Animal Shelter during regular business hours. Licenses for dogs that live in Elko County can be purchased at the County Clerk's office at the Elko County Court House. You will need a current Rabies Vaccination Certificate to license your dog. Licenses need to be purchased between mid-December thru February 28th. After February 28th a late fee will be charged.
We encourage adopters of our animals to be responsible and consider the commitment and time involved in owning an animal. Most of the animals that come into the shelter have had very little training and will need a committed person to turn them into a well behaved and positive memeber of the family. If you are interested in adopting an animal from our shelter you will need to fill out an adoption application prior to adopting. Please just call or e-mail the shelter and we will be happy to e-mail or fax one to you. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $85.00 and includes the animal being spayed/neutered, a rabies vaccination and a microchip. The adoption fee for a cat or kitten is $65.00 and also includes the being spayed/neutered, a rabies vaccination and a microchip. All incoming dogs under the age of 2 are given Parvo/Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations. All cats receive a feline distemper/feline rhinotracheitis (respiratory) vaccination.