Animal Services


Washoe County Regional Animal Services promotes responsible care of animals through education, proactive outreach, and regulation, making Washoe County a safe community.


Lost or found a pet

Washoe County Regional Animal Services is the only lost and found pet shelter in Washoe County.
We focus on reuniting lost pets with their families; returning pets to their families at rate well above the national average. A pet's best chance at getting home begins with Animal Services.

Washoe County Regional Animal Services is here to help!

  • Found a pet and want to help get them back to their family?
  • Lost a pet and are looking to be reunited with them?
  • Want to take steps to ensure your pet gets back to you if they become lost?
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License my dog

Did you know that it is required by law for your dog, if over the age of four months and residing in the congested areas of Washoe County, to be licensed with Washoe County Regional Animal Services? Failure to license your dog may result in a $100 to $400 fine.

Not only does a dog license provide proof of ownership, it also helps get your dog reunited with you if they ever become lost.  Every year hundreds of dogs are reunited with their owners because they were licensed.

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Request for service

You can request Animal Services assistance by clicking on the service request listed below or by calling dispatch at (775) 322-3647 (DOGS)

Submit a non-emergency request for service

Questions can also be sent by email to pets@washoecounty.us   

For immediate assistance, please contact Animal Services Dispatch (775) 322-3647 (DOGS)

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Donate/Volunteer

Support WCRAs by donating time, supplies, or funds to support our work both in shelter and in the community Learn More »

 

Contact Us

Shelter Location
2825 Longley Lane Ste. A
Reno, NV 89502
Mailing Address
Washoe County Regional Animal Services
 2825 Longley Lane, Suite A 
Reno, NV 89502
Office Phone: (775) 353-8900
Field Dispatch: (775) 322-DOGS (3647)
Email: pets@washoecounty.gov
Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »
Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »