The Jackson - Teton County Animal Shelter provides humane care to, and finds homes for, lost and abandoned companion animals.
The Shelter is available to educate the public on responsible animal ownership, and serves the community by educating and enforcing animal regulations, including licensing requirements.
You can also borrow equipment, including live traps, crates, electronic training collars, and electronic or citronella no-bark collars.
Annually we will have 500 - 600 dogs pass through the Shelter; about 65% of them are reclaimed by their owners, and we are proud of the fact that nearly all of the rest find new homes. More than 90% of the 200+ cats that come through the Shelter also find new homes.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR PET….
If, despite proper precautions, you and your pet somehow manage to part ways, a call to the Shelter may help you to become quickly reunited. Please be prepared to: describe your pet - breed, coloration, sex, collar & tags (if any); tell where and when you had it last; and leave your name and phone number for future contact.
If your pet is picked up by either law enforcement or a concerned citizen, it will more than likely be brought to the Shelter for safekeeping. The Shelter also keeps track of lost and found pets that are not brought in - you can phone in information about your pet and how you can be reached, and if someone calls saying that they found that animal, the Shelter will assist in bringing the two of you together.
There are fees associated with any impoundment; to release any impounded dog will cost $25.00, and after the first night there is a $15/night charge for board. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit card service is available.
IF YOU WANT TO ADOPT….
There are always animals available for adoption at the Shelter. Sometimes, as when an animal is surrendered, quite a bit will be known about the animal and its habits, training, etc. Othertimes, with strays, guesses will be made as to age, temperament, training, etc.
The adoption fee is $45 for dogs, $25 for cats. The Shelter may also require pre-payment for the rabies vaccination ($15). Be prepared to visit the vet soon after adopting your pet.
Please be sure that you are ready for the responsibility of pet ownership, and have permission to house the pet in your residence. Many of the animals in the Shelter have been abandoned or surrendered because of their owner’s change in living situation. Before considering adopting an animal, be sure you are ready for the commitment.
You can look at the animals for adoption at Petfinder.com – do a search of the 83001 zip code and you’ll see what we have available. Remember, nothing is the same as seeing the adoptable animals up close and personal.
FINDING THE SHELTER…..
Please feel free to come by the Shelter - it is quite easy to find. Head south out of Jackson (as if you're head to Hoback Junction). After you pass through the traffic light at High School Road (where Smith's is), you only have to go 1 1/2 miles. Adams Canyon is the first left hand turn you can make - you'll see signs on the highway for the Recycling Center and Animal Shelter. After you're off the highway make another left and head up the hill, where you'll see the Animal Shelter sign and hear the dogs welcoming you.