Animal Shelter & Control

1662 Flip Mendez Parkway

(760) 326-4952 * Email:

We are also on Facebook at Needles Animal Shelter.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday

(Closed Weekends)

After Hours Emergencies Only - Answering Service

(760) 326-5700

The City operates an animal shelter for stray animals. The citizens of Needles and the Tri-State area are encouraged to adopt these animals.

It has been proved that the best way to combat euthanasia is through spay/neuter. The only way to save the lives of animals in Needles and the Tri-State area is to promote responsible pet ownership and stop unwanted litters.

happy-dogBe part of the solution and have your pet spayed or neutered!

So please spread the word and share our links with your family and friends.

Our mission is to decrease euthanasia, decrease preventable diseases through vaccination and to provide a better quality of life for all animals in our community.

Periodically through out the year the Tri-State area will have spay & neutering specials for a very minimum cost. These specials are usually for a limited amount and when the quantity is filled that is all they will take during that time. Check with the Animal Shelter or your Veterinarian for specials being offered.

Here are a few of the local Veterinarians that provide spay & neuter services.



North Valley Pet Hospital
1440 Hammer Road* Fort Mohave, AZ
(928) 768-8387 *

Colorado River Animal Medical Centeranimal
2079 Highway 95 * Bullhead City, AZ
(928) 763-7387 *

Advanced Animal Care
5842 S. Highway 95. * Fort Mohave, AZ
(928) 770-4918 *

Spirit Mountain Animal Hospital
1670 E. Lakeside Dr * Bullhead City, AZ
(928) 758-3979 *

Mohave Valley Animal Hospital
10235 Barrackman Dr. * Mohave Valley, AZ
(928) 768-3108 *

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
1707 Andy Devine* Kingman, AZ
(928) 692-5226 *


Times are hard with the economy, so don’t take the risk of being cited for unlicensed dog. It could cost you precious time and money you can’t afford to lose. All dogs that reside within the City limits are required by law to have a current rabies vaccination and city dog license.

City dog licenses are renewed annually currently on the date of purchase. The City is working towards a new program where we can send notices out to the licensed holders each year as a reminder.

This license not only help to provide revenue to keep our shelter open but, help us identify your pet if it should become lost and end up at our shelter. Also, by licensing, you will be saving money on impound fees and citations if one is issued for various violations.catdog

Next Rabies / Licensing Clinic



and PLEASE, spay or neuter your pet.

Licensing Fees








Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees


+ Spay / Neuter Deposit


(Bring evidence of Spay / Neuter Certificate to the Shelter and we will refund you the deposit.)

+ License Fee




Impound Fees

1st Offense Licensed $17.00
1st Offense Unlicensed $32.00
2nd Offense $51.50
3rd Offense $86.00





Brought In

1st Animal $9.00
Each Additional Animal $1.75



Picked Up

1st Animal $17.00
Each Additional Animal $1.75


Euthanisia fees

Each Animal $35.00 less than 50 lbs
  $68.75 over 50 lbs



Dead Animal Fee $25.00  


If you are interested in supporting our Animal Control Program, please call the Animal Control office.



When hot Don't Forget your Pets !


Remember a COOL pet is an ALIVE pet !