Martinez and Pinole Shelters Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesdays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm We are closed Sunday, Monday, major holidays Spay/Neuter Clinic (Martinez Shelter only) Phone hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm 925-335-8320 NOTE: Spay/neuter surgeries are by appointment only; pets scheduled for surgery must be at the Spay/Neuter Clinic between 7:30 am and 8 am on the morning of surgery. Saturday Vaccination Drop-In Clinic (no appointment needed) 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
We have two locations:
Call (925) 608-8400 or (510) 374-3966 with questions or concerns regarding stray animals or wildlife. For noisy animals, see our web page.
If you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for a reduced dog license fee, one per household. Proof of age is required. Call Licensing at 925-608-8410 for more information.
Information on dangerous animals and potentially dangerous animals is located under the Animal Ordinance section of the County Code,Division 416-12.
Yes, your dog must be on a leash and under your control unless s/he is on your property, the property of a consenting adult, or on property such as a dog park where the off-leash conditions are designated by appropriate signage or regulation(s). Contra Costa County enforces a "leash law," which forbids dogs from being at large or "loose" (with certain exemptions). See County Code Animal Ordinance,Division 416-4.402
It depends on whether your dog is spayed or neutered.Go to the Licensing page for more information.information.
You are welcome to call us for information at (925) 608-8400. The Contra Costa County Code will also provide the information on animal laws in this county.Code.
Call our general information line at 925-608-8400 to report suspected abuse or neglect of an animal.
Call Animal Services at (925) 608-8400 for advice about wildlife that you think might be injured. Also, Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a local organization which operates an on-site wildlife hospital in Walnut Creek, CA. Call (925) 935-1978 for more information or visit theirwebsite.
Animal Services is unable to respond to wild turkey situations, unless the turkey is injured or creating a public safety hazard. The California Department of Fish and Game may be able to help you. For more information, check the Fish and Game website for advice and suggestions on living withwild turkeys.
Fees vary depending on the animal being adopted. Please see our Animal Adoption Fees page for more information.information.
You must be 18 years or older with a valid ID. Also, if you are a renter, the landlord's name and address are required.
Adoptions and services may be paid by cash, check (with valid ID), VISA or MasterCard.
In an effort to reduce pet overpopulation, it is our policy that all of our animals are altered (spayed or neutered) as a condition of adoption. We microchip all animals to help ensure the safe return of a lost pet.
At this time, we do not offer low-income veterinary services. We suggest you search the internet, yellow pages, or call your local veterinarian.veterinarian.
If you are unable to care for your pets due to foreclosure difficulties, you have the option to surrender them to Animal Services. Call us at 925-608-8400 for more information. You might also visit the Resources page.East Bay SPCA website.
Animal Services does not pick up dead birds or squirrels. If you want to report a dead bird or squirrel for possible West Nile Virus contamination, call 1-877-968-2473 or visit the State website.WestNile.ca.gov.
If you find a dead or injured skunk, or believe a skunk has had contact with people or pets, DON'T HANDLE IT or try to trap it. Call Animal Services at 925-608-8400 for assistance. For helpful information on living safely with skunks or to request a skunk inspection, call the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District at 925-685-9301, ext. 190, or visit theirwebsite.