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. It is the law in Mesquite.
  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.
  1. A pet is your companion for life.

Featured Dog  Lotus

 Lotus is a friendly boy and will grow into a large dog. He came to the shelter after being found with 3 siblings. He is friendly and loves being with people. Lotus is learning housetraining, to walk on leash and to play with toys. He knows sit. Would do best in home as only dog. Approx 9 months old. Will need a high secure fencing as he likes to explore. 

Other available dogs

Day Lily  Approx 9 months old She loves people and getting attention. She is partially housetrained and learning to play with toys. She shows a willingness to learn and to please. Will need a high secure fencing as she likes to explore. 

 Max  a sweet boy, that is enjoys walks, and loves to play with his toys. He is a big boy, so a home with a fenced yard where he can run around would be best. He is about 3 years old and very active. He bonds quickly and does not like being alone.

Koda is a gentle giant! He does NOT enjoy the company of small children. He loves taking walks, Nylabones, and getting attention. With proper introduction, Koda gets along with most dogs. He is house-trained, well behaved and an overall sweetheart! He has lost over 40 pounds since coming to the shelter and getting a healthy diet and exercise. No steps

Peanut SENIOR border collie/beagle blend. Peanut does like other dogs; cats unknown and is housebroken.  He loves going for walks. Peanut would do best in a quiet adult home with no children. You need to meet him outside his cage to appreciate this dog.

Fera-Lovely lady. Housetrained. No other dogs please. She loves going for walks and belly rubs. She can be quite vocal so apartment living is not for her. Strong

Featured Cat  Kiki Dee

 Beautiful SENIOR Kiki Dee likes to be left alone unless she comes to you for affection. She watches everyone and everything going on around her. Very talkative. No other cats and quiet home with no children please.

 Other available cats-

 Logan- SENIOR gentleman. Large regal looking cat. He has beautiful markings. He is happy to rest on his bed or in the cat tree but loves to sit on your lap and be petted and loved.


The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 8:00 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), Saturday 11am-1pm , Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call – Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268 

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.

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

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and