The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas

An animal shelter or pound is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and cats, and sometimes sick or wounded wildlife are brought.

Not all animal shelters are the same.

Fortunate homeless and unwanted animals end up in the hundreds of open-admission animal shelters that are staffed by professional, caring people.

At these facilities, frightened animals are reassured, sick and injured animals receive treatment or a peaceful end to their suffering, and the animals’ living quarters are kept clean and dry. 

Workers at these facilities never turn away needy animals and give careful consideration to each animal’s special emotional and physical needs.

To be able to offer refuge to every animal in need, open-admission shelters must euthanize unadopted and unadoptable animals. The alternative—turning them away—is cruel and leaves the animals in grave danger.

The Animal Foundation has reduced their adoption fees and like many shelters across the country, they use variable adoption pricing.

Some animals are considered more desirable and easier to adopt.

Their higher adoption fees leave a financial legacy for other animals needing extensive medical care or more time to find a forever home.

What Does Your Adoption Fee Include?

Adoption fees include: 
  • a spay/neuter surgery
  • all current vaccinations
  • a microchip
Additionally, adopters at the Campus Adoption Center will receive:
  • a transition bag of Hills Science Diet pet food (dogs and cats only), 
  • a coupon for $5 off Hills Science Diet, 
  • a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospital partners. 
Patrons who adopt from from PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center receive an adoption package from PetSmart.

Adoption Fees

New Lower Adoption Fees:

Puppies (under 6 mo. old) $200
Adult Dogs (6 mo. and older) $50
Kittens (under 6 mo. old) $50
Adult Cats (6 mo. and older) $25
Rabbits $25
Ferrets $75
Chickens and Ducks $5
Snakes $25 – $50
Guinea Pigs $10
Hamsters, Rats, Gerbils $5

*Prices vary depending on size, age and breed. Please see one of their adoption counselors for more information.


Main Campus

The Animal Foundation operates an 8-acre campus at:
655 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas, 89101 conveniently located off US-95 and Eastern. 
P: (702)384-3333

The Campus location houses adoptable pets, all lost and found animals, our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, and all administrative services.

PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) – 
Daily, 11:00am-7:00pm
286 W. Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
P: (702) 558-9326 (option 5)

The PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center is an adoption facility only. They can only accept stray and surrendered animals at the Campus location.

Hours of Operation

Main Campus Public Hours:

11am-7pm daily
Lost & Found: 10am-7pm daily
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic:
Monday-Friday, 3-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm
Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (appointments suggested)

The Animal Foundation regularly offers discounted adoption fees for select pets. 

Click here to see a current list of adoption promotions.

Seniors 4 Seniors Adoption Discount Program (ongoing)

Adopters 60 years and older can take $25 off the adoption fee of any cat 1 year and older or $50 off any dog 3 years and older! 

To read > The Amazing Benefits 
of Seniors Adopting Pets click here

This adoption promotion is valid year-round, and photo ID must be provided at the time of adoption. Licensing fees still apply where required.


The Animal Foundation provides vital services for pets and the people who love them.

The Animal Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. 

In addition to adoption and lost pet services, AF offers services for residents who already own a pet.

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic and Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic

The Animal Foundation’s clinics are led by teams of highly-skilled, compassionate medical professionals who care about your pets’ health.

To read > The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering 
Your Pet Click Here
From spaying and neutering to vaccinations, microchipping and more, our veterinary team is committed to the well-being of your pet.

Our caring staff, combined with our low-cost services and state-of-the-art equipment, provide your pets with the best value in Las Vegas.

•Surrender a Pet or Litter

Feel like you have no choice but to give up your pet? AF has resources to help you keep your pet in your home and out of the shelter.

To read > 10 Top "Must Know" Tips 
Before Surrendering Your Pet Click Here

Deciding when to let your pet go is a difficult decision. AF provides affordable, compassionate care to the community.

•Community Cats Program

In an effort to manage the overwhelming number of free-roaming or feral cats in the community, The Animal Foundation has launched a pilot program called Community Cats.


Animal shelters are your best source for a new pet. Did you know that shelters (and rescues) - large and small - always have a great selection of animals looking for new homes.

You can find cats and dogs, birds, small animals and even pure bred pets that are looking for their furever home.
  • To search for your new furry forever friend click here

655 North Mojave Road,
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-384-3333 Extension #131 for Adoptions

They are a "KILL" Shelter

The Animal Foundation is a Kill shelter so by adopting a pet at AF, you'll be saving a life.

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