Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Animal Shelter

COVID 19: We are operating by appointment only for any service in shelter. Please call to schedule an appointment.

If dropping off a stray animal you may access the animal drop all day, please remember to fill out all forms.

The MSB ACR Shelter has many dogs and cats looking for loving, forever homes. You can also click the link below to see our animals available for adoption. Please note that if you are using a mobile device, downloading the free Petharbor app will be the best way to view available or stray animals. We also frequently showcase animals on our Facebook page.

See all Adoptable Animals in the Shelter

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Animal Care Forms

Animal License Application
Animal Statement Form
Found Animal Form
Kennel/Cattery Registration Application
Lost Animal Report Form


Basic adoption $127 $145
  • Appropriate vaccinations including rabies
  • Lifetime licensing
  • Microchip
  • Spay/neuter surgery


Lost and Found

In order to help reunite people with their lost pets, the shelter maintains a log of reported lost and found animals.

  • If you have found an animal at-large, please file a Found Animal Report.
  • If your animal is lost, please check to see if your pet has been brought to the shelter by browsing the PetHarbor database or by calling the Shelter at 746-5500.
  • If your pet is not at the shelter, please file a Lost Animal Report. Fax or mail the complete report to the shelter at 746-6683.




Regulation and Enforcement

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Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulation operates under the Borough Code, Title 24. Four Animal Care Officers provide regulation and enforcement services to the entire Borough, with the exception of Palmer, Wasilla, and Houston city limits as discussed below.

For a brief overview of a few of the more commonly discussed regulations, please review our Brochure and Information Document.


Within The Cities

The Police Departments are the enforcement agency for animal-related issues within the city limits of Palmer and Wasilla. Within Houston city limits, animal-related issues are handled by the city. For complaints regarding animals within the city limits, please call:

  • 745-4811 for Palmer
  • 352-5401 for Wasilla
  • 892-6447 for Houston

If you're bringing in an animal you found within the city limits, please make a note of the location and bring the address and/or cross streets to the shelter.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have some free time to share?

Join our Volunteer Program and help care for our Shelter animals. To become a volunteer you need to attend a 1 hour orientation and a 6 hour training session. They are both offered once a month.

Activities include:

  • walking dogs
  • socializing cats
  • grooming
  • kennel cleaning
  • laundry
  • folding linens
  • running the dishwasher
  • decorating
  • tidying
  • offsite events
  • spay day assistance
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Fujimoto
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Applications must be submitted prior to attending Orientation.