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Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter accepts donations of food, treats, collars, and leashes. Please contact us for more information at (360) 427-7503 or by email at animal.shelter@sheltonwa.gov

Dogs living within the City of Shelton limits must also be licensed and vaccinated against rabies.

Our animal shelter works in partnership with Adopt-A-Pet in Shelton, Washington to adopt out as many dogs as possible throughout the year.  If you have questions regarding possible shelter adoption, please contact the Shelton Animal Shelter at (360) 427-7503.


Monday through Friday
Open 10:00AM-3:00PM - Please contact (360) 427-7503 during business hours or after hours (360) 426-4441.



902 W. Pine Street
Shelton, Washington 98584
(360) 427-7503 - Animal Shelter
(360) 426-4441 - Dispatch
animal.shelter@sheltonwa.gov - Email

Animal Shelter Fees:
Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022:

Adoption Fee


Adoption Fee with Rabies Vaccine


Animal License*


Rabies Vaccination


Surrender of Dog (City residents only)


Animal Impound (City residents)

First impoundment: $50.00

Second impoundment: $75.00

Third and subsequent impoundment: $150.00

All impound fees shall also be charged unpaid animal license fees.

Boarding Fee (over 48 hours)

$15.00 per day ($30.00 per day after 48 hours)

Lost License or (Transfer of License)

$5.00 ($10.00)

Non-Resident Animal Impound Fee

First impoundment: $150.00

Second impoundment: $200.00

Third and subsequent impoundment: $250.00

Dog License Application
$30.00 per calendar year ($5.00 discount for spayed/neutered dogs, no fee for service dogs, senior citizens 65+ or older 50% off licensing)
Every dog over 6 months residing in the City of Shelton limits must be licensed and have current rabies shots.  
Apply for a dog license at the Shelton Police Department, 525 W Cota St, Shelton, WA
Dog Adoption Application 

Facebook City of Shelton Dog Pound
Mason County Adopt-A-Pet
City of Shelton Municipal Code - Animals

Here are a couple happy dogs who have found forever homes:
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Sebastian                                    Healy

Shelton Police Department
525 W Cota St
Shelton, WA 98584
Police emergencies dial 9-1-1 
Non-emergencies dial (360) 426-4441
Business Number (360) 432-5145
Fax (360) 432-0537