Animal Control

The Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, December 16th, open December 23rd, then closed on all Saturdays until further notice.

History & Service
Through our gates pass some of the most wonderful animals in the world! The City of Ellensburg Animal Shelter was built in 1973. It is a municipal shelter giving refuge for up to 900 dogs and cats per year. We are the only Animal Shelter in Kittitas County which has a population of approximately 39,000.


Staff is responsible for the following services in Ellensburg city limits:
  • Animal control in Ellensburg city limits
  • Dog and cat licensing within the city limits
  • Education
  • Referrals
  • Sheltering services
The City of Ellensburg Animal Shelter has a very dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to making the lives of animals better!


Animal Shelter
1007 S. Industrial Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Municipal Code Title 5
Sanitation, Health and Animals
Washington State Legislature
Title 16 RCW
Animals and Livestock
Mailing Address: 100 N Pearl St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Ph: (509) 962-7246
Fx: (509) 962-7119

Lost a Pet?
Alley Cats and Feral Cats
Kittitas County Friends of Animals


12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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