Animal Services

Our Mission

To protect the health and welfare of the community, by maintaining rabies control programs. To educate the public on rabies prevention and responsible pet ownership. To provide innovative, caring customer service for our expanding community through education, enforcement, and the promotion of humane ethics. To maintain successful adoptions of unwanted or released strays.

Responsibilities Include

  • Issuing dog licenses as required by law
  • Impounding stray dogs
  • Enforcing animal control ordinances
  • Finding good homes for shelter dogs and cats
  • Investigation of animal bites, cruelty and nuisance complaints

 Douglas County Animal Services enforces Title 6 of the Douglas County Code.  If you would like to report an animal code violation, or if you have an animal related emergency, please call the Douglas County Dispatch Center at (775) 782-5126, and an Animal Services Officer will contact you.  Please do not report animal complaints via email.  


Mailing Address

921 Dump Rd. PO BOX 218
Gardnerville, NV 89410 Minden, NV 89423

Hours Of Operation

Contact Information

Monday - Saturday 1:00PM - 5:00PM Shelter Office (775) 782-9061
Sunday 11:00AM - 3:00PM​    (Adoption Services Only) Fax (775) 782-9059
CLOSED ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS Dispatch (775) 782-5126


Janet Duzan ~ Animal Services Supervisor ~
Liz Begovich ~ Animal Services Officer ~
Rachel Godecke ~ Animal Services Officer ~
Karin Klug ~ Kennel Care Assistant ~
Sarissa Ortiz ~ Kennel Care Assistant ~

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