Animal Shelter

The Shelter's goal is to attract responsible pet owners who will provide adopted animals a permanent, loving home.

560 Centralia-Alpha Rd
P.O. Box 367

Chehalis, WA, 98532


The Lewis County Animal Shelter is open to the public 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday. The shelter houses stray, homeless and unwanted animals. The Shelter strives to find all adopotable pets a lifetime home and promote responsible pet ownership through education and outreaches.

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

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


2021 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. The physical address for the Animal Shelter is 560 Centralia Alpha Road, Centralia, 98531 and the mailing address is PO Box 367, Chehalis, WA 98532. Phone number is 360-740-1290.

The Animal Shelter is currently working on constructing a much needed new building on site in 2019. Funds are still needed to proceed with this project. Anyone interested in participating or donating to this project can contact the Shelter Manager at 360-740-1290.

Animal Shelter Adoption Fees

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 16 years of age to apply to be a volunteer. A Volunteer Orientation class is offered twice a month at the Shelter that a new volunteer must complete prior to volunteering. Volunteer handbook. Application.

Community Services

Nuisance animal complaints are handled by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office if 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.

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