County Animal Shelters
The County Department of Animal Services provides dog licensing and animal control services for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County and the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach.
For an animal-related emergency occurring right now, do not email, call:
24/7 Emergency Line 619-236-2341
- Injured or sick animal
- Animal cruelty
- Aggressive animal
- Animal bite to a person
For any life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately
Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Road, Bonita, CA 91902
County shelters hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
Adoptions close at 4:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and holidays
For fastest service, please contact us via email. Although not mandatory, it's best to include one or more of the following so your inquiry can be properly routed:
- Your home address and zip code
- Address and zip code of residence in question
- If applicable, Activity number(s), Animal I.D. number(s), and dog License number(s)
There are 14 shelters in our region, three of them are County of San Diego shelters and the rest are managed by our non-profit partners or other municipalities.