Adopting From the Shelter

Big Spring Animal Shelter

3605 East 11th Place

Big Spring, Texas 79720

Phone:  432-263-4958

Dakota Stotyn, Adoption Coordinator

Email the Animal Adoption Coordinator

The shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

The Big Spring animal shelter is your best resource when looking for a pet.  We strongly encourage individuals to find their next pet at our shelter!  Another advantage to shelter adoptions is that the fees are usually much less than the purchase price of an animal from a pet store or breeder.  See available animals in our Adoptable Animals Photo Gallery.

Don't be discouraged if, when you first visit the shelter, there are no animals of the breed or type that you want.  The shelter receives new animals every day. 

Adoption Fee

$45-$75 this includes the city registration fee, rabies vaccination, and micro-chipping of your pet.   Complete the adoption application and return it to the Records Department at the Big Spring Police Department.  For application questions, please call 432-264-2563.

Download an Adoption Application

Depending on the age of the animal, adopted animals must be sterilized within 30 days of adoption.  Proof of sterilization is required.

Don't Litter Affordable Spay and Neuter Clinic

Rescue Groups

There is a hold placed on animals that are picked up by Animal Control to give an opportunity for the animal to be claimed by its owner(s).  After the holding period has expired, the animal is available for adoption.  The animal shelter works with various rescue groups to find homes for the animals.

Happy Day Humane Society
Humane Society of the United States
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Fostering a Shelter Pet

When you become a foster parent, you volunteer to keep a homeless pet in your home temporarily until they go to a forever home or can be taken in by an animal rescue agency or shelter.   Fosters help save more lives by taking in more animals than we can actually house at our facilities. When fosters open up their homes to our animals in need, they provide them with adequate food, shelter, and much needed socialization. Fosters give us more opportunities to save more lives.   

To foster a pet from our shelter, please complete the Shelter Foster Agreement.  Return to the agreement to the Records Department at the Big Spring Police Department or email to