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. 


Animal Control Agencies by Zip Codes


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

San Diego Humane Society - El Cajon Campus

Public Info: 619-299-7012

San Diego Humane Society - La Mesa Campus

Public Info: 619-299-7012

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 Campus)

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