Animal Control & Shelter

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is a division of the Summit County Sheriff's Office. We enforce the animal control regulations for unincorporated Summit County. The shelter is utilized by citizens and visitors of all Summit County.

Mission Statement
To enforce laws pertaining to the care and control of domestic animals with an emphasis on public education.  To uphold the tenets of Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering by providing the best outcome to the animals in our care, safe adoption placement, and post adoption support to our adopters. To provide responsive, respectful, and compassionate service to the community.

Make a Donation

The Summit County Animal Shelter depends upon the generosity of our community to fund animals' medical treatments, spay/neuter surgeries, and the humane education program. Make a donation today.

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2023 Annual Report

Annual Report

The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter Annual Report (pdf) provides information and data on intakes and outcomes  for all our shelter animals.

Our shelter live release rate for dogs and cats is 98%. *

* Shelter Live Release Rate =  (Adoption+Return to Owner+Transfer+ Owner Requested Euthanasia)/(Adoption+Return to Owner+Transfer+Owner Requested Euthanasia+Shelter Euthanasia)



Contact Us


Animal Control and Shelter
0058 Nancy's Place
P.O. Box 5225
Frisco, CO 80443

Ph: (970) 668-3230
Fx: (970) 668-4117

To reach an Animal Control Officer or to reclaim your stray pet: (970) 668-8600


1/4 mile South of Frisco Main St. off Hwy 9, turn right onto SCR 1004, we are the 2nd building on the left.

Shelter Hours

Monday - Saturday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Animal Visitation

Monday - Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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