El Paso Animal Services

El Paso Animal Services El Paso Animal Services is an open-admission shelter caring for 27,000 pets a year. To find out how you can help make El Paso no-kill, visit our website.

This page is not monitored 24/7. To report animal related issues, please call 311! Animal Shelter Adoption City Registration

Mission: Deliver excEPtional services to support a high quality of life for our pets, ensuring their five freedoms.

Online services available; Delivery available

Dozens of lost pets are brought to the shelter or are being cared for by fosters every day. If you've lost your pet rece...
11/19/2020

Dozens of lost pets are brought to the shelter or are being cared for by fosters every day. If you've lost your pet recently, here are some tips to help you in your search:
-File a Lost Pet Report on our website: www.elpasoanimalservices.org/lostpetresources
-Check our Pet Finder Map and Found Pets pages on our website daily
-Post on local lost & found pets pages on social media and Nextdoor
-Call your pet's microchip company to alert them of your missing pet
-If you've found a pet similar to yours on our website, call our Pet Reclaim Line at (915) 212-8741 between 11 am and 6 pm.

For a flyer template and more tips, visit www.elpasoanimalservices.org/lostpetresources

Our Shelter President, Freddy is spreading the word on the importance of FOSTERING! Staying home doesn't need to be bori...
11/18/2020
#ProblemSolved: #foster a shelter pet! 💜 Message us for details. #dogsoftiktok #epaspets #elpaso #fyp #quarantine #fyp

Our Shelter President, Freddy is spreading the word on the importance of FOSTERING!

Staying home doesn't need to be boring—foster a shelter pet! Sign up to foster on our website www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foster

Freddy is still available for adoption or foster. Check him and our other available pets out at www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt

EP Animal Services (@epaspets) has created a short video on TikTok with music Better When I'm Dancin'. | #ProblemSolved: #foster a shelter pet! 💜 Message us for details. #dogsoftiktok #epaspets #elpaso #fyp #quarantine #fyp | Bored at home during COVID? | Foster a shelter pet! | Freddy A43838000 ...

With nearly 500 pets in the shelter, El Paso Animal Services is encouraging the community to help these homeless pets by...
11/16/2020

With nearly 500 pets in the shelter, El Paso Animal Services is encouraging the community to help these homeless pets by FOSTERING for the holidays.
Our foster program is completely FREE. Animal Services provides all the food, supplies, and medical care needed, you just provide the love.
To learn more and to sign up, visit www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foster

11/13/2020
Storytime with Cat-Lady Bertha

Snuggle in for a story with Cat-Lady Bertha! Today we are reading "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang.

If you're an educator or group leader, invite Cat-Lady Bertha into your virtual classroom for storytime, humane education lessons or career presentations! Email us at [email protected] for more info.

We are currently in need of new or gently used blankets and towels for the shelter. You can drop off donations at our fr...
11/09/2020

We are currently in need of new or gently used blankets and towels for the shelter. You can drop off donations at our front doors any day between 10 am and 5 pm.

Thank you, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK for donating some blankets for our shelter pets! These will surely help keep them cozy during their time with us. 💜

Thank you to the BLOXSTARZ riding club, who helped us raise awareness on the importance of adopting a shelter pet! Earli...
11/07/2020

Thank you to the BLOXSTARZ riding club, who helped us raise awareness on the importance of adopting a shelter pet! Earlier this year, they hosted an adoption and bike/car wash event, then donated the proceeds to help support our many lifesaving programs.

Thank you, BLOXSTARZ!

11/06/2020
Meet Crumpet

No matter what, Crumpet is always happy to see you. This pocket pibble sure packs a whole lot of love in a small package, and your day will instantly fill with warm fuzzies with this girl around. Check out Crumpet and our other pets available for foster or adoption on our website www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt.

📞 (915) 212-8705
✉️ [email protected]

The shelter is a scary place for pets, even more so for a 10 year old chihuahua. Luckily this family gave him a safe, lo...
11/06/2020

The shelter is a scary place for pets, even more so for a 10 year old chihuahua. Luckily this family gave him a safe, loving space to hang out in while they looked for his family! After taking him to get checked for a microchip with no luck, they filled out a Found Pet Report on our website and posted him on social media. It didn't take long until Tike's owners found him and they were reunited the next day!

Thanks to awesome families like this one, and many others, the shelter doesn't have to be the only place lost pets can go. A loving foster home is much more comfortable than we can ever make the shelter, and chances are, that lost pet you found is probably not too far from home. Helping reunite pets in their neighborhood with the help of our amazing community and fosters has helped us save so much more lives!

Our Community & Pet Support team is here to help if you've found a lost pet. Visit us at www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foundpetresources for more information. And if you'd like to become a Home Base Foster to help a lost pet in your neighborhood, email us at [email protected].

#thehasslife #animalshelteringreimagined

11/05/2020
Enrichment Time with Cat-Lady Bertha

Thank you to students who donated these fun shoebox toys that they made! Check out how we prep them so our kitties can have hours of fun.

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to a pending diagnosis, our Pet Pantry program is acceptin...
11/04/2020

If you've tested positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to a pending diagnosis, our Pet Pantry program is accepting applications to receive 2 weeks worth of emergency pet food delivered straight to your house. Supplies are limited and delivery is reserved only for families that have positive or pending COVID-19 results. To submit a home delivery request, visit our website https://bit.ly/2TNWYRM

Remember, if you test positive for COVID-19 do not leave your home except to get medical care.

COMING UP: Virtual Community Meetings on New Grooming OrdinanceIf you're an El Paso Groomer or Grooming Shop owner, sign...
11/04/2020
Grooming Ordinance Community Meetings

COMING UP: Virtual Community Meetings on New Grooming Ordinance

If you're an El Paso Groomer or Grooming Shop owner, sign up for one of our upcoming virtual community meetings where we will discuss the ordinance changes passed by City Council in August that will be going into effect January 1, 2021. For more information and to register ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kPHmZK

El Paso Animal Services to host community meetings for groomers and grooming shops to review ordinance amendments.

11/04/2020
Mojo Concedes

Mojo Whiskerfritz wants to thank all of his voters for their support during the 'Race to the Right House' election. He has conceded gracefully to Freddy Barkton, and hopes to work paw-in-paw with Freddy on adoption and foster pawlitics.

Mojo is also still available for adoption or foster, to learn more about him and our other available pets, visit our website www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt.

11/03/2020
Meet our Shelter President...Freddy Barkton!

It was tail-to-tail there for awhile, but the final votes were counted and FREDDY BARKTON is our new shelter president! 🎉

Freddy 415 🗳 Mojo 251

Freddy is very honored, and hopes the Race to the Right House election encourages many more pets to find their forever homes...including him! Once he heard the news, he decided to take a stroll around the shelter to thank his constituents directly, giving paw-shakes to all.

Thank you to all who voted, and if you're ready to adopt or foster a shelter pet of your own, visit us at www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt.

11/03/2020
Race to the Right House Voting

Our shelter pets are casting their votes! Voting ends at 2 pm.

😆 for Frederick "Freddy" Barkton with the 'Adoption Party'
❤️ for Mojo Whiskerfritz with the 'Foster Party'

11/03/2020
El Paso Animal Services - Good Morning America

Did you catch our pawsidential candidates on Good Morning America this morning? It's going to be a close race between Freddy Barkton and Mojo Whiskerfritz! Voting ends today at 2 pm.

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW🗳
😆 for Frederick "Freddy" Barkton with the 'Adoption Party'
❤️ for Mojo Whiskerfritz with the 'Foster Party'

If you're feeling extra PETriotic and want to foster or adopt a shelter pet of your own, visit www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt

Video Credit: ABC News

11/03/2020
Vote for Freddy!

On his last day of the campaign tail, Freddy got some TV time with KTSM 9 News to promote adoption, and even fostering for his opponent, Mojo. It'll be a close race as both candidates are for bi-pawtisanship and want to bring equal pawportunities to both cats and dogs! Give Freddy a 😆 to cast your vote for the Adoption party!

If you're wanting to adopt a shelter pet of your own, view our adoptable pets on our website www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt

11/03/2020

Mojo is ready to POUNCE on the competition! He was making his rounds in our Cat Adoption room, promoting his platform with potential voters. Your vote for Mojo Whiskerfritz with the 'Foster Party' will guarantee free and equal access to naps all day with a foster pet. Cast your vote by giving Mojo a ❤️

Sign up to become a foster today! www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foster

The 'Race to the Right House' is on! In this race, every pet wins when they find a home! CAST YOUR VOTE NOW🗳😆 for Freder...
11/02/2020

The 'Race to the Right House' is on! In this race, every pet wins when they find a home!

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW🗳
😆 for Frederick "Freddy" Barkton with the 'Adoption Party'
❤️ for Mojo Whiskerfritz with the 'Foster Party'

Voting ends Tuesday, November 3rd at 2 pm.

Tonight when you're setting your clocks back for #daylightsavings, it's also a good time to ✅ check the batteries in you...
11/01/2020

Tonight when you're setting your clocks back for #daylightsavings, it's also a good time to ✅ check the batteries in your smoke detector and ✅ update your pet's microchip with your current contact information! Reach out to your pet's microchip company to make sure your information is current, or you can register it for free on Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Visit our website for more tips on what to do if you lose or find a pet.

Lost Pet Resources: www.elpasoanimalservices.org/lostpetresources
Found Pet Resources: www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foundpetresources

HeARTs Speak

10/31/2020
Fangs Out 🧛🏻‍♂️

Fangs out! 🧛🏻‍♂️ Happy Halloween! Make it a safe one for you and your furry friends with these Halloween pet tips:

🎃 Keep candy out of reach from your pets
🎃 Make sure your pets are wearing their collar and tags in case they get lost
🎃 Update your pet's microchip with your current contact information, or register it for free on www.foundanimals.org
🎃 Don't force your pets to wear costumes if they seem anxious about wearing it

These vampire cuties are available for adoption—reach out to our adoption team for more info at [email protected] or (915) 212-8705.

10/31/2020
Our shelter pets are #voting, are you? 🗳 #elpaso #epaspets #animalsdoingthings #animalshelter #adoptme #adopt #elpasotexas #vote #dogsoftiktok #cat

Our shelter pets started casting their votes today in the 'Race to the Right House' Pawsidential Election! It's gonna be a close race, as both candidates are committed to bi-pawtisan pawlitics, and bringing pawportunities to all shelter pets.

If you're feeling really PETriotic, adopt or foster a shelter pet today! View our available pets at www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt.

EP Animal Services (@epaspets) has created a short video on TikTok with music Blue Blood. | Our shelter pets are #voting, are you? 🗳 #elpaso #epaspets #animalsdoingthings #animalshelter #adoptme #adopt #elpasotexas #vote #dogsoftiktok #cat | Pawsidential Election | Race to the Right House

10/30/2020
Dog Is My CoPilot, Inc.

We thought last week was our final rescue flight of the season, but Dog Is My CoPilot, Inc. came through one final time this year to get another plane full of pets to new beginnings—what a happy surprise! They've already landed safely in Wyoming and we hear they are settling in nicely. Thank you, DIMCP and Animal Adoption Center!

This crew is Wheels Up! Thank you El Paso Animal Services for taking such good care of all the animals in your community! These three will be arriving to Animal Adoption Center in just a few hours! Thank you to the Petco Foundation and all our supporters who help keep the Big Dog wheels up saving lives! And thank you to all our incredible shelter and rescue partners who work tirelessly to make sure each animal has the chance to find a home, we love you all! #petcofoundation #flyingthemhome

The 'Race to the Right House' is on! In this race, every pet wins when they find a home! CAST YOUR VOTE NOW🗳😆 for Freder...
10/30/2020

The 'Race to the Right House' is on! In this race, every pet wins when they find a home!

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW🗳

😆 for Frederick "Freddy" Barkton with the 'Adoption Party'
❤️ for Mojo Whiskerfritz with the 'Foster Party'

Voting ends Tuesday, November 3rd at 2 pm.

This spooky season, don't add extra spooks for your pet! Here are some tips on how to safely dress your pet up (or not) ...
10/30/2020
Mutt Mondays: How to safely dress your pet for Halloween

This spooky season, don't add extra spooks for your pet! Here are some tips on how to safely dress your pet up (or not) for Halloween 🎃

On this episode of Mutt Mondays, Ramon Herrera with El Paso Animal Services talks to KTSM 9 News’ J Russell about dressing up your pet for Halloween and how to make the process as easy and stress f…

If you're an El Paso Groomer or Grooming Shop owner, sign up for one of our upcoming virtual community meetings where we...
10/29/2020
Grooming Ordinance Community Meetings

If you're an El Paso Groomer or Grooming Shop owner, sign up for one of our upcoming virtual community meetings where we will discuss the ordinance changes passed by City Council in August that will be going into effect January 1, 2021. For more information and to register ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kPHmZK

El Paso Animal Services to host community meetings for groomers and grooming shops to review ordinance amendments.

Snuggle weather is officially here—are you looking for someone to cuddle up with?Our resident Cuddle Queen, Pebbles is h...
10/28/2020

Snuggle weather is officially here—are you looking for someone to cuddle up with?

Our resident Cuddle Queen, Pebbles is here for you! No matter where she's at, we always catch her cuddling up with someone—news stations, events, even going on a walk it's not long before she flops down for some love.

If you're looking for a snuggle buddy for the winter, sign up to foster! Fostering is free and we provide the food, supplies and medical care you'd need, you just provide the love 💜 For more info on fostering and to get started ➡️ www.elpasoanimalservices.org/foster

Just like humans, no dog is perfect. When bringing in a new pet into the family, whether it's a puppy or an adult dog th...
10/28/2020
8 Ways to Manage Unruly Dogs

Just like humans, no dog is perfect. When bringing in a new pet into the family, whether it's a puppy or an adult dog that you're fostering or have adopted, it's all about managing behaviors and setting them up for success. In other words, not letting them get themselves into trouble! Check out this article from Fear Free Happy Homes on how to manage those common "unruly" behaviors. #WagginWednesday

Behaviors such as jumping, stealing, and chewing can be challenging to live with, but you can learn how to set your dog up for success.

We couldn't do it without our volunteers! A couple of weeks ago we had a group from the National Guard come and assist u...
10/28/2020

We couldn't do it without our volunteers! A couple of weeks ago we had a group from the National Guard come and assist us with bagging pet food for our Pet Pantry program. They helped us bag over 1 TON of food that will be given to families that need a little help. Thank you!

If you'd like to learn more about our Pet Food Pantry, email us at [email protected].

Our program is also always in need of pet food and supply donations! Donate conveniently from our Amazon Wishlist amzn.to/2KAaWFg or make a monetary donation on our website.

Don't leave your pets outside without proper shelter! Better yet, bring them inside away from the elements into a laundr...
10/28/2020

Don't leave your pets outside without proper shelter! Better yet, bring them inside away from the elements into a laundry room, bathroom or garage.

To report animals in distress or without shelter, call 311. Provide as much detail as possible, and while calls can be anonymous, leaving contact information to the dispatcher will allow officers to reach out for follow up information.

Low temperatures are expected to continue until tomorrow morning.

Protect your pets! Bring them inside and keep them warm!

Temperatures are dropping tonight! Bring your pets indoors overnight, and if they are outside, ensure they have access t...
10/27/2020

Temperatures are dropping tonight! Bring your pets indoors overnight, and if they are outside, ensure they have access to warm shelter from the elements.

If you see an animal in distress, call 311 and provide as much detail to the dispatcher as possible. While calls can be anonymous, leaving a return number will allow officers to reach out to you with any follow up questions they may have.

The NWS has advised that El Paso Region is facing a Winter Weather Advisory beginning 6 PM today through Wednesday 6 AM.

Potential impacts include travel interruptions, wind, power outages, and extreme cold temperatures.

Sub freezing temperatures with possible snow/rain are possible tonight.

Stay safe:
Stay indoors and off the roads.
Dress in layers, and use blankets to stay warm.
Bring pets into a warm place.
Never heat a home with a cooktop or oven.

Staying home doesn't mean you have to be bored—our Humane Education program has gone completely digital! This week a cla...
10/24/2020

Staying home doesn't mean you have to be bored—our Humane Education program has gone completely digital! This week a class from UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso joined us for a virtual cat-toy making workshop, and learned a little bit about pet responsibility, our programs and services, and how they can help save lives right here in El Paso.

If you're a teacher, educator, or group leader and you'd like to host a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter, workshop or presentation, let us know! Email us at ➡️ [email protected] for more information.

10/23/2020

It doesn't take much to make Freddy happy—give him a tennis ball and he'll zoom and prance around the yard to keep himself entertained! Then a jump in the pool, some pets and butt scratches as a cool-down.

Despite his happy-go-lucky attitude in the play yard, Freddy is really starting to decline in his kennel. But who wouldn't being cooped up for 8 months. Help us find this happy boy a foster or forever home to relax and rejuvenate! He needs a break ASAP. For more info, email us at [email protected].

THE EARS! You've got Goku's full attention—he's curious to hear any and everything you have to say. This young pup is ea...
10/23/2020

THE EARS!

You've got Goku's full attention—he's curious to hear any and everything you have to say. This young pup is eager to learn new tricks and loves to play. You can check him and our other available pets, and schedule an adoption appointment, on our website www.elpasoanimalservices.org/adopt.

Address

5001 Fred Wilson Ave
El Paso, TX
79906

General information

Our staff provides information and/or services on pet vaccinations, registration, adoptions, as well as, spaying and neutering opportunities. Follow us on Twitter at @ElPasoAnimalSvc and on Instagram at @EPAnimalSVC. Our adoption office is open to the public for adoptions from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(915) 212-7297

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Found 10-21-2020 at Edgemere and Lee Trevino. Sweet demeanor and well cared for. Must provide proof of ownership. 201-983-7556
THEIVES!!! MURDERERS!!!
Why do you hold chipping and vaccination events where the owners aren't required to register??? How much annually does it cost taxpayers and donors? 24PetWatch is the vendor for the microchips and it's free through them for registration as owners so why do you not make it mandatory to register? How much money has been spent? Then we don't hold owners liable? How is their info not a prerequisite to getting their animal chipped? Reclamation according to your website is at 16%. Why are we not holding this owners accountable???? Where is this money going?
Buenas tardes algien sabra en donde puedo aperar a mi perrita para que no quede peñada? Gracias de ante mano en las veterinarias esta carisimo 😓
Found Yorkie around north loop and pendale or pebble hills and zaragoza montwood
Is this true Animal services?????
My 17 year old medium-long gray haired cat Shilo left our yard and is missing. This is unlike her. If you see her, please let me know. We are really worried and I’m heartbroken. Thank you! We live on Fort Bliss.
I have been trying to contact you for the last 3 days by email, several phone numbers, and FB messenger. I would like to look at your labs for adoption.
Has Wylie been adopted?