New Phones
Joint Animal Services - On Monday, August 23rd our phone system is undergoing a system upgrade and maintenance. Our phone lines will be down for a few hours and you will be unable to reach staff at the shelter. If this is an emergency please call ...

Licensing your pet has never been easier!
Did you know ... licensing your dog and/or cat is required in Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater? And, Thurston County requires only dogs to be licensed? Licensing your pet is the first step in getting them home, if they ever get lost. And, now it’s easier ...

Pet Friendly Yards and Gardens
For many people, this beautiful weather means it’s time to get our yards and gardens in order.  Unfortunately, from plants to fertilizers to mulches, our yards are full of hazards for our pets.  Before you plant your garden or spring flowers, please ...

Modified Hours
Animal Services is very excited to announce that we are getting new shelter software!  There are many great features that we are looking forward to sharing with you over the upcoming months. We will have the following modified hours to allow staff ...

Thank You
As the year comes to a close, we have been busy at Joint Animal Services. 2020 was an unprecedented year, giving us the opportunity to pivot and redefine services in light of COVID-19. Our shelter is bustling with lost and abandoned animals; pets are ...

CLOSED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH
We will be closed to the public on Wednesday, June 17th for an all day staff training. We will resume services by appointment on Thursday, June 18th. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATED: Adjusted Services and Availability due to COVID-19
It’s hard to believe we are past the two-month mark since we at Joint Animal Services and many other organizations, had to make the difficult decision to close our doors to the general public and learn how to navigate a world with COVID-19. I have ...

ADJUSTED SERVICES AND AVAILABILITY DUE TO COVID-19 Post #2
It is our sincerest hope that you are caring for yourselves—physically, mentally, and emotionally. May your pets be a source of comfort during these turbulent times. Our team is showing up, standing up to each day’s challenges, and ensuring the ...

Adjusted Services and Availability Due to COVID-19
In light of new developments regarding COVID-19, Animal Services (AS) has made the decision to close to the public until March 31 to support community efforts to reduce the spread of infection. This announcement comes as the shelter monitors new ...

Pets and COVID-19
COVID-19 and Humans This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage you to regularly consult the websites of the CDC and the Thurston County Public Health Department for information about local impacts of COVID-19 on humans and guidance for ...