Weber County Animal Services opened their doors in the summer of 2000 with a 5000 square ft. facility. In 2009, a cooperative partnership was entered into between Weber County, Ogden City, and Roy City which resulted in a three million dollar expansion to the current facility located inside the Weber County Fairgrounds. This new state of the art facility opened in November 2010 and it increased the capacity of the building to 20,000 square feet, and featured heated floors, a high-pressure cleaning system, an onsite crematorium for facility use, as well as private pet cremation, and wonderful adoption amenities. The shelter can house up to 182 dogs in double-sided kennels and 243 cats. There is also an exotic animal room for housing other non-traditional pets.
Animal Services has responsibility over all large, stray animals and livestock within Weber County boundaries. We currently provide animal sheltering services to all of unincorporated Weber County, Ogden, Roy, North Ogden, Harrisville, Farr West, Plain City, Marriott/Slaterville, West Haven, Hooper, Washington Terrace, Uintah Cities, and Huntsville Town. Animal Services employs 12 full-time and 4 part-time employees which includes a full-time Adoption Specialist, three Kennel Technicians, and four office staff for customer service. Weber County also has three Animal Control Officers that provide animal control services to all unincorporated Weber County, Harrisville, Farr West, Plain City, Marriott/Slaterville, West Haven, Hooper, Uintah Cities, and Huntsville Town.
The county recently purchased a rescue/adoption trailer that is self-contained with heat/AC, water, food, power, sewer, and can house up to 22 animals. This trailer can serve as a collocated shelter in the event of an emergency or disaster, but it primarily serves as a mobile adoption trailer for adoption of shelter animals.
The shelter has a wonderful core of volunteers that assist us with our adoption events as well as walking and caring for our loving shelter animals. We welcome those who wish to volunteer with our adoption events or at the shelter to attend one of our volunteer orientations held bi-monthly at the shelter. Information on the orientations can be found on our webpage or by inquiring with Animal Services personnel.
Our goal at Weber County Animal Services is to provide quality customer service to our four-legged customers and their loving owners. We have processes in place such as aggressive licensing enforcement, as well as micro-chipping of all animals leaving the shelter to aid us in returning lost pets to their owners. We invite everyone to visit Weber County Animal Services at 1373 N. 750 W., to see our new shelter, meet our wonderful staff, and participate in our numerous adoption opportunities.
Weber County Sheriff Office Lt. Chad Ferrin currently serves as director of the facility. Lt. Ferrin was hired in March of 1992 and he has served in many capacities at the Sheriff’s office to include the Corrections Division, Civil Process, Courts, School Resource Officer, Patrol, FTO, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations, K-9, K-9 Instructor, SAR, SAR Commander, Corrections Operations/Administrative Lieutenant and Animal Services Director. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the summer of 2003 and to the rank of Lieutenant in the fall of 2007.
For more information, please visit the Weber County Animal Shelter Home Page.