Animal Services

Animal Services

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Animal Services provides care and shelter to stray animals in need while maintaining a safe community where we promote responsible pet ownership through outreach, education and enforcement. Animal Services Officers respond to calls of animals at large, aggressive animals or animal bites, excessive barking, or other animal control issues. 

Animal Complaints

If you have an animal-related emergency please call 911 or Animal Shelter and Services at 970-328-3647. To complete an incident report please use the form below. If you have pictures or supporting documents you can upload them directly to the form.

Once we receive your Citizen Incident Report, the complaint will be assigned to an officer and we will begin making contacts concerning the complaint. Please be as detailed as possible including day, date and time, along with specific descriptions of the incident, dog, etc. By completing the citizen incident report your name and the statements may be considered a public record and open for inspection pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act (C.R.S. 24-72-201)

Citizen Incident Report Form

Dog license

An Eagle County dog license is required for all dogs in Eagle County.
The licensing process can be completed online or by mail.
To license a dog by mail, send a completed license application, a copy of the dog’s rabies certificate and payment to:

Eagle County Dog Licensing
c/o PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014-1929

For licensing questions, contact PetData at or 1-855-585-8156.

Municipal animal codes

Eagle County's Resolution No. 2018-098 provides information about the laws pertaining to pet animals and working dogs in Eagle County and the Town of Red Cliff.

For information on animal control laws specific to the county's incorporated towns, please visit their websites:

Impounded animals

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