Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Our Featured Pet...

While we love all of our adoptables, we do select one special cat and one special dog as "Pet of the Week." The "Pet of the Week" can be seen in the Ketchikan Daily News, usually in the classifieds section. The adoptables list is usually updated weekly in the newspaper ... we update the website and Petfinder as often as time allows (often daily).

Who We Are

The Department of Animal Protection strives to enhance public safety and the humane treatment of animals through responsible enforcement of animal ordinances and laws, public education programs, and the conscientious monitoring, treatment, and control of animals.

The Animal Shelter is located at 1111 Stedman Street, next to the city cemetary. We are open from 10:00am 5:00pm, seven days a week and closed for lunch on the weekends from 12:00 to 1:00pm.(closed holidays).

Adopting a friend

All cats and dogs adopted from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough must be altered (spayed/neutered) prior to going home with their new families. We have a special arrangement with the local vet, allowing us to alter our adoptables at a reduced rate. The current adoption costs are listed on our website.

Cats and dogs that come to us already altered can be adopted at any time. Cats and dogs that require alteration are transported to the vet onspace availability. All pets for which adoption applications are complete and paid can be picked up by their new family when notified by the veterinarian office. In addition to the adoption/alteration fees, all cats, dogs, and ferrets over the age of four (4) months are required by the State of Alaska to have a current rabies vaccination. Rabies vouchers redeemable at the local vet clinic are available from the Department of Animal Protection at the time of licensing and cost $30. Dogs remaining inside the Ketchikan Gateway Borough must be licensed, at a cost of $15 for altered and $50.00 for unaltered per calendar year.

Local Adoptions
In addition to the above requirements, if you are a local resident you will need to provide landlord approval for your new pet at the time of your application. Landlord approval may be in the form of a phone call from the landlord, or may be in writing. This requirement does not apply to home owners living in their own home. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the Shelter.

Out-of-Area Adoptions
The Ketchikan Animal Shelter does not have a residency requirement for adoption applications. However, those interested in adopting pets from out-of-area are responsible for making all transportation arrangements and paying transportation costs. Pets are available on a first-come first-served basis and adoptions are not final until payment is received. Please call the shelter for more information on our out-of-area adoption requirements. Pets not picked up on the scheduled day and returned to the shelter will result in a $20 per day boarding fee for each additional day at the Shelter. For clarification of our adoption policies, please contact the Shelter.

Come Visit Us!

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Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Shelter
1111 Stedman St.

Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-6660

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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