Animal Control

Covid Valdez Adoption Flyer

The Valdez Animal Shelter is now open again without mask restrictions.  Our building hours are 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM seven days a week.  The groom room is open again for your use, but we ask you make a reservation by calling the animal shelter in advance and as a reminder your dog must have a license.  There have been many changes at the shelter during the COVID shutdown and the biggest is we no longer have the Ed Room and we are limiting meeting the dogs and cats to approved adopters only as this reduces the stress on the animals.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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.

animal control badgeThe 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


    11:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)

  3. Rebecca Chase

    Animal Control Officer

  4. Alissa Schaeffer

    Shelter Attendant
    Phone: (907) 835-2286