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Part-time kennel cleaning position available

The Lewis County Animal Shelter has a part time kennel cleaning position open.  Duties are cleaning kennels, cages, laundry and yard work, including mowing. The work hours would be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, including some Saturdays. Applicants must be over 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Please contact the shelter with any questions regarding this position at 740-1290.

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2013 Animal Shelter Fee Schedule

The 5000 sq. ft. Animal Shelter facility was constructed in 1980 and provides indoor/outdoor kennels for dogs and cages for cats, a quarantine area and a surgery room. A stable/corral area (for large animals and livestock) was constructed in 1991.

Animal Shelter Adoption Fees

  • Dogs $75 - $105
  • Cats $65
  • Kittens $70
  • County resident discount $5 off

The Shelter's goal is to attract responsible pet owners and help them provide permanent, loving homes. A person adopting an animal must be 18 years of age or older, or have a parent or guardian present to sign all adoption forms and agreements. All animals are adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • All adopted animals are sterilized (spayed or neutered).
  • All pets receive an initial vaccination and de-worming.
  • All pets receive a collar, identification tag, leash or pet carrier to promote responsible pet ownership.

Want to walk some dogs, socialize some puppies, brush some cats and do the fun things at the shelter...Why not become a volunteer?

The Lewis County Shelter always welcomes persons with at least one hour a month to donate to helping animals in need of new homes. You must be at least 12 years of age to be able to volunteer. Stop by the shelter for a Volunteer sign-up form.

Community Services

Nuisance animal complaints are handled by the Lewis County Sherriff’s Office it the owner of the animal is known.

Animal abuse, neglect, and/or cruelty are handled by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Call (360) 748-9286 Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm or Central Dispatch at (360) 740-1105. In an emergency call 9-1-1.

Lost or Found pets please contact the Lewis County Animal Shelter at (360) 740-1290.

The Lewis County Animal Shelter is open to the public 10am-4pm Mon. through Sat. The shelter houses stray, homeless and unwanted animals. Animals are placed for adoption or humanely destroyed.

The Shelter does offer a disposal service of deceased cats and dogs for a small fee. The shelter will not pick-up deceased animals.

Pet Safety

Interested in learning about common household hazards for pets, food safety, pet-proofing, natural disaster preparation for pet owners and many other informative items? Visit this pet safety link to help you make better decisions with guides written by industry experts.

Pet Population Control

Pet owners should be aware of the "Pet Overpopulation" problems faced by most all areas of the country. It should be noted that there is financial assistance available for those who qualify. The numbers to call are:

Pet Connection: (360) 748-6236
SPAY/USA: (800) 248-7729
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center: (253) 627-7729 x217
Cat's Meow: (360) 623-0820