County Animal Shelters

The County Department of Animal Services provides dog licensing and animal control services for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

For an animal-related emergency occurring right now, do not email, call:

24/7 Emergency Line 619-236-2341

Animal-related emergencies » 

  • Injured or sick animal
  • Animal cruelty
  • Aggressive animal
  • Animal bite to a person

For any life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately

 

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North Shelter
2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
619-767-2675

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South Shelter
5821 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902
619-767-2675

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County shelters hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Adoptions close at 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and County holidays

Email Us

Please Note: We no longer service the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Santee, San Diego or Solana Beach. For animal related matters in one of the above cities please contact  info@sdhumane.org

 

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)

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There are 14 shelters in our region, two of them are County of San Diego shelters and the rest are managed by our non-profit partners or other municipalities.

Other Shelters’ Locations and Hours »

Other Animal Control Agencies »

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