Animal Control


The Cats of Summer are just $27
starting 7/12/19 at 11a.m.

Just $27 for select cats (plus, $5 for a carrier or bring your own). When does it end? When the Cats of Summer have all found homes. $27 includes microchip, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery if needed. 
Thanks to The Friends of Anchorage Animal Care and Control for covering vaccination costs and The Friends of Pets for covering spay/neuter costs.

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 /

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