City of Ellensburg Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

Click here to see our Happy Tails! (Already Adopted Pets)


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 1000 animals yearly, with 16 dog kennels and 14 cat cages.

Adopting a Friend

Pets you can generally find at our shelter include:

  • Dogs and cats of all ages
  • 80% of our dogs and cats will be under 1-year-old

    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!

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot ship our animals, and no exceptions can be made to the above adoption procedures.

    Adoption Fees

  • Dogs: $80
  • Dog fee includes spay/neuter, health exam, DHLPP & rabies vaccination
  • Cats: $50
  • Cat fee includes spay/neuter, health exam, FVR & rabies vaccination

    Come Visit Us!

    Shelter Hours: Noon to 5:00 p.m on Monday; 11:00am to 5:00pm Tues - Friday; Noon to 4:30 on Saturday; Closed on Sundays and Holidays

    City of Ellensburg Animal Shelter
    1007 Industrial Way
    mailing address: 100 N Pearl St
    Ellensburg, WA 98926
    Phone: 509-962-7246
    Fax: 509-962-7119


    Wish List

    We would deeply appreciate donations of any of the following items:

  • 13 gal tall kitchen garbage bags
  • Bleach
  • Simple Green cleaner
  • Dish Soap
  • Liquid Laundry Soap
  • Blank 3x5 white index cards
  • Heavy duty dog leashes &/or leather leashes
  • Whte copy paper
  • Ground canned cat food
  • >
  • Dryer sheets (fabric softner)
  • Swimming pool for dogs
  • Monetary donations
  • Dry dog & cat food, better quality
  • Jarred meat baby food (turkey, chicken & beef) (No Vegetables)
  • Treats (pig ears, cow hooves, greenies, etc...)
  • Milk bones or other dry dog biscuits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cat toys (fuzzy mice, balls)
  • Frontline for Cats
  • Paper towels
  • Layer Crumbles (chicken feed) (we use for cat litter)
  • Dry puppy and kitten food
  • Doggy pooh clean up bags
  • All purpose broom & dust pan

    Click here for a list of pets at this shelter