Animal Care & Control

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:
  • Mixed breed and purebred dogs and cats

  • Kittens and puppies

  • Small animals such as guinea pigs, hamsters and mice 

  • Birds

  • Reptiles

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:

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