Animal Control

Pets available for adoption and event information.

The downloadable Preliminary Adoption Application for Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility can be filled out and brought with you, or filled out at the shelter. If you are renting your place of residence, your landlord's information will be on this form for us to verify you are allowed to have this type of pet at your residence.

We will still reserve the right to conduct yard checks, and also reserve the right to deny any adoption if we feel it is not in the best interest of the pet, but now you are able to apply to adopt any type and size of pet regardless of where you live, as long as your landlord approves.

If you would like to inquire if the animals pictured here or on Petharbor,Henderson Animal Shelter Adoptable Pets Facebook page, or Petfinder are still available, please call The Henderson Animal Control at (702) 267-4970 (have their animal ID number ready). There are many animals available for adoption so please call or come visit us Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Adoptions close at 4:30pm. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and federally recognized holidays.

If you would like more information about adoptions, please see our Adoptions Guidelines page.

817528 Cockatiel
It isn't just dogs and cats at the shelter!!  This handsome young Cockatiel is ready to go home with just the right person.  Would that be you!?  If you have never owned a bird, do a little bit of research before deciding on what type of bird you want. Not all birds are the same and most require specific care and diets. The bird's ID# is 817528.

The Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility attends the annual Bark in the Park sponsored by The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Held the first Saturday of March at Cornerstone Park (1600 Wigwam Parkway).  2015 Bark in the Park will be held March 7th. It runs from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Attendance is free.

The shelter will attend Petapaloosa, April 18th (Sunset Park) and Woofstock, April 26th (Sun City Anthem). We will also be participating in "A No Kill Nation For Just One Day" on June 11th.

For a make-over and spa day, 6 dogs are selected each July to attend the SuperZoo's Rescue Rodeo at Mandalay Bay.  This is not an event opened to the public, but it is a grooming competition with competitors worldwide.  The lucky dogs are given professional grooming make-overs to help them become more adoptable.

Pups at Petsmart is a program where our volunteers take select dogs on Saturdays to our off-site location at Petsmart, located at 286 W. Lake Mead, Henderson, NV.  It is a great program that not only gets the dogs out of their kennels for the day, and given a car ride, but also they are viewed by several other people who may not visit the shelter.  It has proven to be a successful program in getting these dogs more exposure and many are adopted because of their Saturday outing.

We have two off-site Petsmart locations where we have cats for adoption daily. Come check them out! 286 W. Lake Mead and 531 N. Stephanie.

To see all of the available pets for adoption and those that are currently lost/strays, please go to PetHarborEnter your zip code and click on Henderson Animal Care and Control.

You can also view the adoptable pets on PetFinder

You can also view a good many of them on the Henderson Animal Shelter Adoptable Pets Facebook page. Although this site is not directly affiliated with us, it does network our adoptable pets to help get them adopted. This site has saved many lives by finding homes for our harder to adopt pets.
840855 Wirehaired Terrier type dog.
This is a 2 year old, neutered male, tan and white, Boxer mix.  His ID# is 835530. He is a handsome boy waiting patiently for just the right family to come along and fall in love with him.  Do you have room in your heart and home for such a boy!?
 839473 Tortoiseshell and white medium hair cat
This beautiful senior is a 10 year old, female, tortoiseshell and white, medium hair, cat.  Her ID# is 839473.  Don't let her age disuade you from adopting her!  Cats can live up to over 20 years old in the right circumstances.  So this girl could be considered "middle-aged".