Golden Rules for Responsible Pet Ownership

  1. Choose your type and breed of pet carefully.
  2. Be sure that your dog and your cat are licensed and wearing their tags.
  3. Train your dog and your cat so that it is well behaved and not a nuisance to other people.
  4.  Ensure that your pets are not free to roam.
  5. Keep your dog on a leash whenever it is off your property, unless it is in a designated off-leash area.
  6. Be sure they are spayed or neutered.
  7. Please remember that regular visits to your vet will help to keep your animal in good health.
  8. Do not allow your pet to foul the sidewalks, streets, gardens or parks. Carry a bag to collect your dog’s litter and remove it immediately.
  9. Keep your dog and cat clean and groom them on a regular basis.
  10. Give your dog or cat proper food, shelter and exercise.
  11. Make proper care arrangements for your pet (s) during vacations and holidays.
  12. If you are no longer able to care for your dog or cat, make sure it has another home to go to or place it with an animal shelter.
  13. A pet is your companion for life.


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Featured Dog- Darby

My name is Darby. I am a very inventive girl and I can turn any ordinary day into an adventure. I would be thrilled to accompany my new pet-parents on their athletic pursuits and outdoor adventures. True to my terrier tendencies, I am always on the go, so I hope you are active like me! I would like going on runs, hikes, or long walks in the neighborhood. I’m a lovable companion seeking a special home where I’ll be a cherished member of the family. With bright eyes and a precious face, I have a beautiful personality to match. Puppy needs training Approx. 4 months old

Other available dogs:- Blue- Large blue tick coon hound

Featured Cats-





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Ally, Mickey and Manny. 5-6 month old siblings. They are very people orientated and friendly

Ally- Beautiful dilute Calico with white markings. She purrs so loud you can hear her across the room.

Mickey- Male black and white Tuxedo. Loves to play and snuggle

Manny- Male orange and white striped tabby. Loves people and toys.

Other available cats:

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Truffles- female gray white swirled coated tabby. Outgoing



Nappy- female dilute calico. Quiet and laid back

Sunshine- female long hair. White with black tail and black marking on her head. Shy
All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximated.

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268

The animals submitted to the media may have changes so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals.