Animal Services News

Animal Control Change

As of August 1st. 2016 the Animal Control Department in Pahrump has been reassigned to the Nye County Sheriff's Department. All phone numbers for Animal Control Dispatch and officers will remain the same.

Pahrump Animal Shelter Update

On Saturday, April 30th the Pahrump Animal Shelter opened it's doors to the public and enjoyed a wonderful reception from the community. They will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 12 to 6 p.m.

Please stop in the Pahrump Animal Shelter and say Hi to all the wonderful staff and take a look at some of the amazing animals available for adoption.

Pahrump Animal Shelter News

The Pahrump Animal Shelter has as of March 15, 2016 been leased to Desert Haven Animal Society who will soon be reopening the shelter to the public. Stay tuned to this page for further information regarding the GRAND RE-OPENING!

Shelter Volunteers Recognized

4 volunteers at the Tonopah Animal Shelter were recently recognized by the Board of County Commissioners for their dedicated service at the animal shelter in Tonopah and their diligent service throughout the community for animals.

Cherry McLeod, Katie Goins, Lisha Eversole & Brad Berthold were all given Letters of acknowledgement for their tireless work for animals throughout Nye County. Congratulations to All.

Pahrump Animal Shelter

The Pahrump Animal Shelter Contractor has given notice of termination of operation.Susan Cronin of Tail’s End, the Contractor for the Pahrump Animal Shelter, will cease operations at the Shelter at 5pm on June 30. The difficulty of running a municipal animal shelter has exhausted her and her staff. We wish them good luck and rest. Effective at 5pm on June 30, 2015, the Pahrump Animal Shelter will be closed. A contingency care plan will be put into place for the care of animals being held on behalf of the courts. All other animals will be sent to other facilities that will manage, care, and adopt them.

Animal Control is NOT affected by this change. Animal Control operations will be unchanged by the Shelter closure. Running-at-large and abandoned animals will continue to be taken to the Shelter for the mandated three day hold. After three days, these animals will be sent to other facilities for proper care and adoption.

Anyone with a lost or missing animal may request an appointment to visit the Shelter by calling 775-751-6315. This number is staffed Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm. After hours calls will go to voicemail. An animal Control Officer will return the call when they return to duty.

Online Animal Control Service Request Form

For those who may find it more convenient to report animal problems or concerns using an online mail form, Animal Control has created an easy and convenient way to take advantage of this type of electronic communication. You can follow this link directly to our Service Request form, following the directions on the page and know that our dispatch staff will assign an officer at the earliest possible time to address your concern or complaint.

Tonopah Animal Services

In an effort to further improve service to the residents of Tonopah and surrounding areas, effective January 5, 2015 Tonopah Animal Control and Animal Shelter days and hours of operation will be as follows;

Animal Control: Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Animal Shelter: Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed Holidays.

Tonopah Animal Shelter

The planning & preparation of the long awaited Volunteer program at the Tonopah Animal Shelter has been completed and implemented as of July 15, 2014.

We gratefully welcome community volunteers to help care for the animals needs while they are with us at the shelter and offer a number of opportunities where citizens can assist. Please consider volunteering by downloading a volunteer application or by requesting one in person at the shelter, filling it out completely and returning it to the Tonopah shelter.

Pahrump Shelter

The Nye County Animal Shelter in Pahrump has as of April 2, 2014 been privatized to a private rescue organization, Tails End Rescue. It is hoped that this private organization will be able to provide better services to the animals and residents of Southern Nye County through their ability to make use of grants and other private funding. The shelter for the time being will remain at it's current location, 1511 Siri Lane. Please stop by and say hello to the new staff.


A special Thank You to those who have been so gracious as to donate a KURANDA dog bed to the Tonopah Shelter. You have made a real contribution to the health and comfort of the animals that find themselves in our shelter.

Changes in Nevada Law

With Gov. Jim Gibbons approval of S.B. 132 and as of October 1, 2009, dogs cannot be chained more than 14 hours per day, and any tether must be at least 12' long or if it is a pulley or trolley, allow the dog to move at least 12 feet in one direction. S.B. 132 also restricts the use of choke, chain and prong collars in tethering or chaining dogs.

Please Consider Spaying or Neutering Your Pets.