Adopting a Pet
When you adopt a pet from Anchorage Animal Care and Control you are making a lifelong friend as well as giving an animal a new start on life.
We have a variety of animals for adoption, including:
How do these pets come to us?
- Stray animals rescued by an Animal Control Officer or citizen and not claimed by their family.
- Animals surrendered by their family.
What can we tell you about our adoptable animals:
- If the animal was surrendered by its family, we obtain as much information as possible about their behavior.
- If the animals was a stray we rely on information from our volunteers and staff as they interact with the animal on a daily basis.
- All adoptable animals have passed a health and behavioral evaluation.
If you adopt from us:
- All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered and microchipped.
- Dogs and cats will have received appropriate vaccinations.
- Dogs will receive a Municipality of Anchorage license.
Before you adopt:
Making the decision to bring a pet into your family is a serious commitment. Please consider the decision carefully. To help you out, please see the below articles:
Hill's Food, Shelter & Love Program
The Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center participates in the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program. You can learn about the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love Program here: