Animal Control

Covid Valdez Adoption Flyer

As of Monday November 23, 2020 the Valdez Animal Shelter will be reopening it's doors with some stipulations.  First, anyone entering the building MUST wear face coverings (no exceptions).  Second only one person/family will be allowed inside the store at a time.  Third there can be no animals brought into the shelter unless they are a surrender or a found animal.  Fourth visitors will only be allowed in the store area.  Finally if you are interested in a meet and greet with an animal the meet and greet has to be prearranged. Our store hours are Monday - Friday 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM, and closed on Sundays due to staff shortage.  Should you have adoption or pet related questions, please contact us via the telephone.  Once again MASKS ARE MANDATORY per city mandate.

Our Mission

Provide Outstanding Service while placing Animal Welfare and Safety as our Top Priority.  This will be accomplished by partnering with our Support Organizations, Volunteers, and Community.

animalcontrolbadgeThe City of Valdez Animal Control Division provides animal control and animal shelter services to the Valdez area.  This encompasses approximately 270 Square miles.  The department provides patrol services, investigative services, safety services, and assists state and local agencies with their duties and projects. Some of the more common services we provide include:

Animal Control Services - (907) 835-4560 or email us at

  • Stray Animals
  • Injured and/or aggressive animals
  • Nuisance animals
  • Animal Bite Investigations
  • Animal Welfare Investigations (including cruelty and negligence)
  • Kennel and Cattery Licensing
  • Majority of all fish and game calls (within Valdez City limits)

Animal Shelter Services - (907) 835-2286 or email us at

  • Animal Adoptions
  • Animal Surrenders
  • Lost/Found Animal Inquiries
  • Dog Licensing
  • Custom Animal Tags
  • Animal Cremation Services

Additional Information

To report lost or missing pets or to obtain information on volunteering please call the Animal Shelter at (907) 835-2286 or contact us at

For more information on the Low Cost Spay/Neuter program provided by the nonprofit group, Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter, please call (907) 835-2286.

Please have your pets Spayed or Neutered

  1. Michael Clupper

    Animal Control Officer

  2. Animal Control / Shelter

    Physical Address
    276 E. Egan
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Animal Shelter Calls: 907-835-2286
    Animal Control Calls: 907-835-4560

    Monday - Friday
    11:00 am - 4:30 pm

    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


  3. Rebecca Chase

    Animal Control Officer

  4. Alissa Schaeffer

    Shelter Attendant
    Phone: (907) 835-2286