Ames Animal Shelter & Animal Control

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Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the Ames Animal Shelter will have special operating procedures to ensure proper social distancing.

Entrance to the Ames Animal Shelter's facility is by appointment only. Appointments are available:

Tuesday-Friday: Noon - 5:00 PM
Saturday & Monday: Noon - 3:30 PM
Closed Sundays & Holidays

Please call us at 515-239-5530 to schedule an appointment.

Want to make a donation to help the homeless animals at our shelter?
Click the button below to make a donation through our USAePay portal!

Donate Now Button

 Interested in adopting? Click the button below to get started!

 Apply to Adopt Click Button






Animals Available for Adoption

Cats Available for Adoption
Request for Specific Breed

Dogs Available for Adoption
Request for Specific Breed

Small Animals for Adoption
Request for Specific Animal

 Cat Adoption Fee: $80.00  Dog Adoption Fee: $80.00

 Rabbit/Ferret Adoption Fee:$40.00

Small Animal Adoption Fee:$10.00
(May vary in special exotic species)

Lost Animals

Lost Cats at Ames Shelter
Cats Found by the Public
Report your Missing Cat

Lost Dogs at Ames Shelter
Dogs Found by the Public
Report Your Missing Dog

 Lost Small Animals at Ames Shelter
Small Animals Found by the Public

Report Missing Small Animal

Found Animals

Cats Reported Missing
Report a Cat You Found

Dogs Reported Missing
Report a Dog You Found

Small Animals Reported Missing
Report Small Animals You Found




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