Adopt a Pet

We are open to walk-in traffic Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m.

How to add a new pet to your family

  • Visit to browse adoptable animals and write down a couple of animal ID#s before you arrive.
  • Adoptions take place on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in traffic, beginning at 11 AM.  Depending on the volume of patrons each day, adoption services may close before 7 PM once our capacity is reached.
  • When you arrive, you may browse the adoption area for a pet, or if you have an animal in mind, please note the animal ID# and you'll be able to speak with an adoption counselor.
  • Please note, patrons sometimes line up early outside before we open to meet a pet, especially during fee-waived adoption events. 
  • We do not place holds on pets.
  • Please do not bring your current pets with you to the shelter. We do not allow in-shelter dog-to-dog introductions. The shelter is a strange and stressful place for most pets and does not provide an accurate indication of how the animals will act in a home environment. The most successful dog-to-dog introductions are properly staged outside the shelter environment. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly introduce your new pet to resident pet(s).

Adopters Welcome

Here at The Animal Foundation, our Adoptions Department approaches adopting our homeless pets in need with an open end approach philosophy inspired by the coined term 'Adopters Welcome' by The Humane Society of the United States. Some ways that The Animal Foundation embodies this philosophy is by removing outdated barriers for our community to adopt such as but not limited to:

  • No landlord checks/HOA checks
  • Apartment and condo friendly
  • No house checks

Adoption Counselors are educators first, and we strive to provide proper education on responsible pet ownership rather than turning away the uneducated. We strive to help place more pets in need into loving homes with Adopters Welcome by welcoming all members of our community and eliminating unnecessary barriers that deter adopters come into shelters to adopt.

While we strive for every interested adopter that comes into our organization to adopt, we still do implement our right to deny an adoption if after conversations are had, it does not seem the adoption would be best suitable for the pet and/or adopter and will attempt to find the best course of action applicable to turn around this decision if it is found in the best interest of the adopter/pet.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions after viewing our FAQ page, for the quickest reply, please email our adoptions team at You can also call the adoptions department at 702-955-5901

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The Animal Foundation at 655 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas is conveniently located off US-95 and Eastern. The Animal Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part. Tax ID: 88-0144253. Contact us by phone or email using the contact information found here.

Hours of Operation

Adoptions Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm
Lost & Found Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic By Appointment Only
Spay & Neuter Temporarily Closed

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