Animals Available for Adoption

We know offer low cost vaccines, microchips and spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Call for pricing! If you have outside or barn cats, call us and let's work on getting them spayed/netuered and vaccinated. 970-625-8808

Donations Needed: Purina Naturals Cat Food, Purina Kitten Chow, Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food, Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food, Pedigree County Stew Dog Food, Pedigree Canned Puppy Food, Bags of Plain Clay Cat Litter THANK YOU!

569 County Road 265 Rifle, Colorado
Mailing Address for Donations: Rifle Animal Shelter
PO Box 1375
Rifle, CO 81650
Open Every Day from 8-5. Closed Major Holidays

Who We Are

The Rifle Animal Shelter is a non-profit dedicated to caring for homeless animals in our area. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, provide medical care and offer a safe, nurturing environment until a permanent home is found. We pay for medical bills for the Rifle Animal Shelter and for animals in need our community. We offer spay/neuter assistance and offer vaccine clinics.

You might notice that many of our pets are in foster care and are not at the shelter. We are so fortunate to have such a caring community of foster homes. Cats and dogs in foster care get to be part of their foster family while they wait for their forever homes. Their foster families can tell adopters all about how they behave at their home and adopters can get a picture of what the cat or dog will probably be like at their home. Also, a space at the shelter is opened up for us to save another life with each pet placed in foster care. Please give us a call or the foster parent a call if you are interested in a pet in foster care so we can be sure they are at the shelter when you come or we can make arrangements for the foster family to meet you.

We had a record breaking year in 2014 and helped over 1400 animals get back to their homes or find new ones. We were able to save many lives from overcrowded shelters through our Operation Out Reach Program. We also helped spay/neuter over 500 community owned pets with our Spay and Neuter Makes Them Cuter campaign. In addition, our Trap, Neuter and Return program for free roaming cats is making progress in the Rifle area. All of this takes community support and money! Please keep donating and volunteering! All donations are used wisely and volunteers are greatly appreciated!

Ways You Can Help!

You can help our shelter pets by shopping at businesses that support us and by purchasing our tags, collars, greeting cards leashes, pet beds, apparel and coffee!

Wish List!

-Canned food (cat, kitten- Fancy Feast,dog and puppy-Pedigree)
-Dog treats (pig ears, raw hides, soft treats)
-Dry kitten and cat food- Purina Kitten Chow and Purina Naturals
-Peanut butter and hotdogs for stuffing Kongs and giving meds
Large Rawhide Chews
-Heavy duty trash bags
-Laundry detergent
-Paper towels
-Dish soap
-Hand soap
-Hand sanitizer
-White copy paper
-Postage stamps
-Volunteers to walk dogs. A walked dog is way more adoptable and well behaved! Walks me the WORLD so shelter dogs! Come walk a dog!
-Volunteers to help clean, run to the vet and generally help out in the mornings. A couple hours once a week would do wonders for us!
-Cat and dog foster homes- Call to volunteer!

Adopting a friend

Thank you for making the decision to adopt a pet! Adopting makes a difference and saves lives! Thank you for adopting and please encourage others to do the same! THANK YOU!

We have so many wonderful companions just waiting for the perfect home. Keeping the animals in our care safe and comfortable is our primary goal. Adoptions require a meeting with one of our staff members or volunteers and an interview/questionnaire process. Current adoption fees are $50 per dog or $30 per cat. All adoptable dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped and are current on their vaccinations. We've had so many beautiful cats and kittens in our care this year! If you choose to adopt one of our kitties, the adoption fee is just $30, or take a pair for $50! Our cats are current on vaccines, microchipped, FIV and FeLV negative and spayed/neutered. What a wonderful opportunity to bring a new kitty into your family! We can micro-chip dogs or cats for an additional $20. Our adoption fees are very reasonable and with our volunteer group taking over the running of the shelter, every dollar donated goes to running the shelter! Please consider donating on top of your adoption fee. All our medical bills are paid by donations and fund raising. An extra $10 or $20 would be greatly appreciated.

Remember to support the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund on your Tax Return. We receive much needed grant money from this fund!

Come Visit Us!

We are open daily 8-5. We are closed for major holidays. No appointment necessary, but please call if you can to let us know you are coming so we can schedule vet appointments around your visit. Our phone number is 970-625-8808.

Our facility is located just across the street from the Rifle High School on Prefontaine Avenue in Rifle, Colorado. Rifle is on the western slope of Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. There are shorter ways to get to the shelter, but this is the easiest way if you don't know Rifle. If you are coming into Rifle from Interstate 70, take the 90 exit and drive north into town. You will be on Railroad Avenue. Stay on Railroad most of the way through town. You will pass City Market and will see a Wells Fargo Bank and Jean's Printing where 16th Street crosses Railroad Avenue. Turn left on 16th Street and follow that road up a hill and around. You will see the bus barn for Rifle High School. We are on the right side of the road right after you see the buses and the football bleachers. We have signs out front and you will see lots of chain link fencing.

We are open every day 8-5.. We always appreciate someone letting us know they are coming to look if at all possible. It's always a bright spot in our day when someone calls about a dog or a cat! Map to our shelter

Rifle Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1375
Rifle, CO 81650
Phone: 970-625-8808
Contact: Heather Mullen, Shelter Director
Email: Email does not get checked on the weekends! Please call!
Facebook: We have more pictures and videos up on Facebook too! Take a look! Please don't contact us via Facebook. Calling is the best way to contact us!
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