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County of San Diego Animal Services

Hours of Operation 

Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 4pm

***Interacts end at 4pm daily ***


We're the open-admission animal services agency for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. We exist to protect the health, safety, and welfare of people and animals. We take in nearly 7,000 lost, homeless, and abandoned animals each year and we need your help to save lives! 


      Are you in our service area (click below)?

                For animal-related emergencies, please call                                    619-236-2341(Unincorporated County Only)




Want To Help?


We care for nearly 7,000 cats, dogs, livestock and exotic animals each year that are lost, abandoned or neglected. Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers are essential to this mission. 

Click here for more info or to submit an application »



          With the increasing number of animals and            longer stays in our shelters, community            support is crucial. Even short breaks away              from the shelter environment significantly            improve the health and well-being of pets!

          Click here to learn more about fostering »


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?

Click here to learn more about donating »



License Your Dog

Always keep your dog's license up-to-date. One day, it might save its life.


Santee Shelter

Coming Soon: New Animal Shelter

The County of San Diego is currently in design for a new 20,000 square feet Animal Care Shelter in the City of Santee.  Construction is scheduled to commence in June 2024 and is expected to be completed by November 2025. For more information please visit the following link: County Animal Shelter – Santee web page.