Animal Control


Adopt an Animal!

In 2018, we placed 2,611 animals in new homes.

Find your new friend here!

Missing Pets

In 2018,  we reunited 1,211 lost animals with their families.

If your pet is missing or if you’ve found someone’s pet,  visit this page for information.

Shelter Stories

Follow the stories of our shelter here:


Stories from our Shelter (blog)

Open: Stories from an Open-admission Animal Shelter
(audio stories)


Location / Contact / Hours

4711 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK 99507
Customer Service: 343-8122 /
Animal Control Dispatch: 343-8119 /*

*As of 9/25/19: we have been experiencing difficulty with the voice mail function on the Animal Control Dispatch line. If you are unable to reach the dispatcher, please send an emila to or call Customer Service at 343-8122.

Monday through Friday 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Christmas and New Year's Eve:11:00 A.M to 3 P.M if M - F.
10 A.M. - 2 P.M. if  S - S.

Closed: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day,  Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Anchorage Animal Care and Control serves the entire Municipality of Anchorage, from Girdwood to Eklutna.



The Department of Health and Human Services contracts with Animal Licensing and Placement Services, a subsidiary of Denali Universal Services, JV, to provide domestic animal care and control services to the entire municipality