Our Animals

We use PetFinder to keep track all of our adoptable animals. Take a look at all of the animals available for adoption at the Shelter today:


Thank you for adopting a shelter pet!!!

 Please don't overlook our adult cats!  They will have a harder time finding homes now that there are cute kittens to chose from.  Adult cats were once cute kittens too.  Be a hero and adopt an adult cat! Black cats and kittens get overlooked and people think they are bad luck.  Always look at the black cats and kittens! They are often the last to find homes!



Click here to see pictures and videos of all our wonderful animals!

Each year around 17 million Americans add a new furry family member to their household.  In the United States around 2.7 million healthy, adoptable shelter animals are killed because they don't  have a home or a foster home to go to or the shelter they ended up in doesn't work hard enough to find them a home.  (Colorado shelters kill around 30,000 homeless pets each year).  If only 2.7 million of the approximately 17 million people who add pets to their lives will adopt a shelter pet, the killing of healthy, adoptable animals will end!   The Rifle Animal Shelter does not euthanize animals for space, but the more shelter pets we can adopt out, the more we can help!  You are making a difference when you adopt a shelter pet and encourage others to do the same! THANK YOU!!!!

Please make sure you have time for a pet, the right living conditions for a pet and the financial resources to take care of a pet.

You are  making a commitment to the animal you adopt.  They will be counting on you to stick by them for the rest of their lives!  Small dogs can live well into their teens, large dogs can live to be 15 years old and cats can live up to 25 years old.  Be sure you are willing and able to commit to them for the long haul.  This includes always living where you can have pets.   All our pets have been homeless at least once and that’s enough.

Large black dogs, older dogs, black cats and older cats have the hardest time finding homes.  Please consider adopting one of these animals.

The adoption fee for dogs is $50.  All our dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on their shots.  The adoption fee for cats is $30 for one or $50 for two.  All our cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on their shots and feline leukemia and FIV negative.

Can’t adopt but still want to enjoy the companionship of an animal every now and then?  Think about fostering!  We often have animals that need to get out of the shelter stress and into a home environment until they can find a forever home.