About Us

We are an open admissions, municipally-run animal shelter.  The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is run by the City of Farmington and is contracted with San Juan County to provide safe shelter and housing for the animals of San Juan County.  We are part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department with the City of Farmington.   

The mission of Farmington Animal Services is to improve the quality of life in the City of Farmington by providing comprehensive and compassionate services to the animals of the region through temporary care, safe shelter, and placement opportunities while maintaining the well-being of animals in the shelter 

We do not provide any animal control enforcement services.  Animal control for the City of Farmington is under the jurisdiction of the Farmington Police Department and animal control services for San Juan County are under the jurisdiction of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department.  Both can be reached by calling non-emergency dispatch at 505-334-6622.