Animal Control

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. 


Responsibilities 

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!