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Pet Adoption

Dog Adoption Days – 2nd and 4th Saturday in front of City Market from 10-12
Cat Adoption Days – 1st and 3rd Saturday inside Moab Barkery from 11-1

*** Call for details & schedule changes due to weather or holidays ***

However, you don’t have to wait for an Adoption Day to adopt a pet… if you are interested in adopting, please call 259-4862 for an appointment to meet any of our pets.

If you are interested in adopting any of our pets:

  1. Be sure you are ready to adopt a new pet and that you will you be a responsible pet owner.
  2. Download and read the Adoption Application and Adoption Contract.
  3. Fill in the Adoption Application Form.
  4. Contact HSMV by calling 435-259-4862, e-mail or stop by our office located inside the Moab Animal Shelter 956 Sand Flats Rd.
  5. HSMV will give you more information about the pet you are interested in & discuss any special needs involved with the pet and your ability/willingness to provide them.
  6. HSMV will arrange for you to meet the pet.
  7. If all goes well, HSMV will assist you with the Adoption Process and completion of the Adoption Agreement.
  8. We appreciate donations to help care for dog and cats in foster care, too.
  9. Click here to see previously adopted animal stories.

Responsible Pet Ownership

Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.

Be a Responsible Pet Owner:


  • Avoid impulsive decisions when choosing a pet.
  • Choose a pet that is suited to your home and lifestyle.
  • Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.
  • Commit to the relationship for the life of you pet(s).
  • Provide appropriate exercise and mental stimulation.
  • Properly socialize and train your pet.
  • Don’t contribute to our nation’s pet overpopulation problem: limit your pet’s reproduction through spay/neuter.


  • Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.
  • Make sure you pet receives preventive health care (vaccinations, parasite control, etc.) as well as care for any illnesses or injuries.
  • Budget for potential emergencies.


  • Clean up after your pet.
  • Obey all local ordinances, including licensing, leash requirements and noise control.
  • Don’t allow your pet to stray or become feral.
  • Make sure your pet is properly identified (i.e., tags, microchips, or tattoos) and keep its registration up to date.


  • Prepare for an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit.
  • Make alternative arrangements if you can no longer care for your pet such as contacting your local rescue. Plan ahead, the average adoption placement may take up to 6 weeks or longer.
  • Recognize any decline in your pet’s quality of life and make timely decisions in consultation with a veterinarian.