Animal Services

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Hours of Operation:
The shelter is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday-Saturday. Please call 435-627-4350 to schedule an appointment.


Monday - 10:00am to 5:00pm 

Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday - 9:00am to 4:00pm

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You can also visit us on our Facebook page here

The St. George Animal Shelter is a city-owned and city-operated animal shelter in St. George, Utah. We try to find good homes for animals that are brought into the shelter.  Our employees are city employees and part of the St. George Police Department.  Animal Service Officers patrol our city and respond to calls for service while our Shelter Technicians tend to the needs of the animals in the shelter. 

St. George Animal Shelter has many wonderful cats, kittens, dogs and pups. All animals adopted are already spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations. Dog adoption fees include a mandatory microchip fee. The animals who are adopted from the shelter receive a free health exam from participating veterinarians in our area within 5 working days of adoption.

The adoption fee for any of the shelter animals is $60 for dogs and $50 for cats, contact us for other animal adoption fees and specials.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the St. George City Animal Shelter is to provide a safe, clean environment to humanely oversee the care and custody of seized, stray, homeless, quarantined, abandoned or unwanted domestic animals. The Shelter belongs to all citizens, and as such we will strive always to encourage responsible pet ownership by spaying, neutering, vaccinating, licensing and by providing education in appropriate care and environment for pets. 

Dog Licensing Online

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Dogs that are four (4) months or older are required to be licensed by the City. Dog license tags go on sale annually on January 1st and expire on December 31st of each year: however, dogs newly acquired during the year need to be licensed within ten (10) days of acquisition. Only two (2) dogs per residence are permitted in St. George. Temporary-resident dogs with current license tags issued by another city or county do not need a St. George license. Owners of unlicensed dogs are subject to citation and a fine.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Animal Services

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Contact your local animal services. For St. George residence, contact St. George Animal Services at 605 E Waterworks Dr. St. George Ut. 84770, Phone: (435)627-4350 during hours of operation, for after hours, call dispatch at (435) 627-4300. You can post the information on social media such as nextdoor, social media groups for lost/found animals, post flyers, contact neighbors. 

Persons can choose to hold the found animal at home, but only after contacting the SGCAS with the information, including photos if available, of the found animal.

Rabbits, ferrets, birds, and other pets are often available. Please contact us @ (435) 627-4350 for more information on what is available. Visit our Facebook page for a list of current animals available for adoption. 

By having your dog or cat spayed/neutered, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevents unwanted litters, helps protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with unaltered animals.

To find out whether your animal has been brought in, visit, or call us at (435) 627-4350. After hours, call dispatch at (435) 627-4300.

We do not accept prescription medication regardless of whether it is opened or unopened/used. We can however accept vitamins, supplements, and other over the counter medications.


Call your local animal services department, any animal rescue’s in your area, check social media sites, distribute fliers in your area. St. George Animal Shelter can be reached at (435) 627-4350 during the hours of Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday - 9:00am to 4:00pm,  Monday - Please call-Appointment Only.

Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) @  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources 

Washington County Field Office

451 N SR-318, Hurricane, UT 84737

Phone: 435-879-8694


Division of Natural Resources (DNR) @ Utah Department of Natural Resources


You may also contact St. George Animal Services at (435) 627-4350 during hours of operation, or for after hours, call dispatch at (435) 627-4300.

St. George has one local emergency room (ER) veterinarian.  Southwest Animal Emergency Clinic is located at 1067 E Tabernacle St, St. George, UT 84770. Phone number is (435) 673-3191.

ID tags can be purchased and printed at local pet stores like Petsmart and Petco. They can also be ordered online. Microchipping can be done at local vets, and the Humane Society of Utah.

Thank you for considering donating to the SGCAS. We accept donations of all kinds, puppy/kitten and dog/cat dry food, even if the bags are open. Any dog/cat canned food, toys, treats, blankets, beds, and towels. If you are not sure about an item you would like to donate, please give us a call at (435) 627-4350. We accept debit and credit card donations or by phone at (435) 627-4350, checks accepted in person or by mail @  605 E Waterworks Dr. St. George Ut. 84770. Thank you for your support!

Pet vaccinations play an essential role in keeping your pet healthy. Vaccinating your pet can also prevent the spread of certain diseases, such as rabies, to your family. Vaccinations protect your pet from many of the diseases that affect wildlife, particularly rabies and distemper.

Rabies vaccinations are important for your pet to have. Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal.

To view animals available for adoption, phone number, hours, location, information on lost animals brought to the SGCAS, and other helpful information, please visit us @

Mail or in person @ 605 E Waterworks Dr. St. George Ut. 84770. You may also call us at (435) 627-4350. Thank you for your support! Money donated to SGCAS is used to provide medical treatment including spaying/neutering, and enrichment which includes toys, bedding, and other items to comfort the animals during their stay.

  • Monday - By Appointment Only. 
  • Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday - 09:00am to 4:00pm

Please contact the St. George Police Dispatch by calling 435-627-4300.