As of July 1, 2018
The County’s Department of Animal Services only provides services to the residents and animals within the unincorporated portion of the County at its two shelters in Carlsbad and Bonita
The Gaines Street shelter is operated by the San Diego Humane Society and residents of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach should contact the San Diego Humane Society for animal-related issues.
Lost Your Pet?
Check our database for your missing pet
Adopt A Pet
Dogs, cats, rabbits & more are available at your local shelter
License Your Dog
Always keep your dog's license up-to-date. One day, it might save its life.
Want To Help?
We care for more than 10,500 cats, dogs, livestock and exotic animals each year that are lost, abandoned or neglected. Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers are essential to this mission.
The Spirit Medical Fund
This fund is set up to help animals
with life threatening situations regain their health and happiness.
Will you help with your gift?