The Department of Animal Services is one of eight agencies that share the responsibility for protecting the health, safety and welfare of the pets and residents of San Diego County. Please click on the link to see a breakdown of each zip code and which agency provides the animal control services. Some of the zip codes have both unincorporated portions of the County as well as incorporated cities. These zip codes (indicated by an asterisk “*”) are handled by both San Diego County Animal Services and the other agency.
Other Animal Control Shelters
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
Chula Vista | Lemon Grove
Animal Care Facility: 619-691-5123
Animal Control: 619-476-2476
Emergency (after hours): 619-691-5151
Chula Vista Animal Services
Coronado Animal Care Facility
Public Info: 619-522-7371
After Hours: 619-522-7350
Coronado Animal Services
El Cajon Animal Control Services
Public Info: 619-441-1580
El Cajon Animal Services
La Mesa Animal Control
Public Info: 619-667-7536
La Mesa Animal Services
The City of La Mesa does not maintain its own animal shelter. We contract with the City of El Cajon to provide shelter services. If you wish to adopt an animal, please contact the El Cajon Animal Shelter at: 619-441-1580.
If you are missing your pet, you should report it to Animal Control so that we can enter it into our lost and found directory. All stray animals picked up in La Mesa are taken to the El Cajon Shelter, so you should also check there for your pet.
National City Animal Regulations
Public Info: 619-336-4478
Emergency (NCPD Dispatch): 619-336-4411
National City Animal Services
Field Services enforces state statutes and city animal control ordinances regulating animal care and welfare, investigates citizens’ complaints of animal neglect or nuisance, and responds to loose, injured, or dead animals on public property and city roads. Animal Control also inspects all commercial animal establishments.
Chula Vista Animal Care and Control houses and cares for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals from National City. Please contact Chula Vista Animal Care Facility at 619-691-5123.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (San Diego Campus)
San Diego | Imperial Beach | Santee
Public Info: 619-299-7012
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
Escondido (incorporated) | Poway | San Marcos
Public Info: 760-888-2275
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (North Campus)
Carlsbad | Del Mar | Encinitas | Oceanside | Solana Beach | Vista
Public Info: 760-757-4357