Carbondale Pound

Red Hill Animal Health Center works together with the Carbondale Police Department to provide shelter for lost dogs and cats, and help reconnect owners with their missing companions.  When no owner is found, we go the extra mile to make sure these dogs are adopted to responsible, loving families.  As part of our service to the community and the homeless dogs, Red Hill provides free vaccines and spay/neuters for all adoptable dogs in the Carbondale Shelter.  Red Hill Animal Health Center also offers  free initial exams, within the first 45 days, for pets adopted from any of our terrific local shelters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What should I do if I have found a lost dog?

A:  Contact the Carbondale Police Department at 970-963-2662 and follow their instructions. We only accept dogs found within the Carbondale city limits.  Dogs found in Garfield County should contact Garfield County Sheriff at 970-945-0453; dogs found within Glenwood Springs city limits should call Glenwood Springs Police at 970-384-6500, both for transport to Colorado Animal Rescue at 970-947-9173.

Q: What should I do if I have found a lost cat?

A:  There is no "leash law" for cats however cats may be brought in by the police department if complaints are received. If you find a sick or injured cat you can contact the Carbondale Police Department at 970-963-2662. It is always safest for your cats and wildlife to keep cats indoors.

Q:  How do I get my pet released from the shelter?

A:  To pick up your lost dog, contact the Carbondale Police Department at 970-936-2662 and follow their instructions.  The fee varies and is determined by the police and made payable to the Carbondale Police Department. Red Hill Animal Health Center cannot release any dog from the shelter without authorization from the CPD.

Q:  How do I know if my pet is at Red Hill Animal Health Center after hours?

A:  We post all pets that come into Red Hill Animal Health Center on our Facebook page to help pets find their owners as quickly as possible. Please visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information about pets currently here with us. 

Q:  Are shelter dogs/cats available for adoption?

A:  Dogs/Cats that have not been claimed after 5 days are up for adoption.  The fee for adopting a dog is $135 and a cat is $100.  No dog or cat leaves Red Hill Animal Health Center without being spayed or neutered, microhipped and vaccinated.  Your adoption fee helps cover part of these expenses.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Beautiful facilities are not the reason behind a successful business, it's the people. This is especially true at Red Hill. I'm spreading the word; to be able to say something nice, rather than nothing at all is valuable juju from childhood! It's obvious each pet is treated with dignity and compassion. I'm impressed."
    Deborah E., Carbondale
  • "My dogs, past and present have been coming to Red Hill for boarding and vaccinations when we are at our home in Snowmass. Today, Dr. Natalya Taylor cleaned the teeth of our two Havanese. It was a great experience- Dr. Taylor’s and the tech’s (Brigitte) expertise, knowledge, caring and caution - made this about the best dog-care experience I have ever had. I would 100% recommend Dr. Taylor and staff for any type of dog care. The support staff are really helpful and knowledgeable and the pract"
    Marina H., Snowmass Village
  • "The best, most, caring, amazing vets I've ever experienced in 55 years. I simply cannot say more. The are just the best with fair prices, incredible staff and a lovely atmosphere where your pet is greeted like royalty and cared for the same way."
    Kellee M., Snowmass
  • "Dr Ziegler is caring, knowledgeable and your pet's best advocate. I traveled from Boulder to have him perform my dog's needed surgery. ..and would do it again in a heartbeat...The Carbondale community is very lucky to have him."
    Mary D., Niwot Carbondale, CO
  • "Please see that Dr Ziegler gets my deep appreciation for all that he does for Dude and me. We have seen many veterinarians over the years , Jim Ziegler beats them all, hands down. If you can post this so other dog lovers can read the message it would be a good thing See you next summer!"
    Bruce S. and Dude, Carbondale, CO