Shelters

San Diego County Shelters:

The County of San Diego 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.

San Diego Central Region


  • 5480 Gaines Street
  • 
San Diego, CA 92110-2887
  • 
619-767-2675

Northern Region

  • 2481 Palomar Airport Road
  • 
Carlsbad, CA 92011-1531
  • 
619-767-2675

Southern Region

  • 5821 Sweetwater Road

  • Bonita, CA 91902-2219
  • 
619-767-2675

Hours at all County shelters are:
 Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

Other Shelters:

Cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove,
and National City


  • Chula Vista Animal Care Facility

  • 130 Beyer Way
  • 
Chula Vista, CA 91911

  • 619.691.5123

City of Coronado

  • 
Coronado Animal Control Facility

  • 1015 Sixth Ave.
  • 
Coronado, CA 92118-1897

  • 619.920.7297

Cities of El Cajon and La Mesa

  • 
El Cajon Animal Shelter
  • 
1275 North Marshall Avenue
  • 
El Cajon, CA 92020
  • 
619.441.1580 - public

  • 619.448.7383 – dog licensing

Cities of Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway

  • See San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A.
 below

Cities of Oceanside and Vista


  • See San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A.
 below

Camp Pendleton


  • Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter

  • Marine Corps Base
  • 
Building 25132

  • Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 

  • Phone: 760.725.8120
  • 
Fax: 760.725.3257

Helen Woodward Animal Care Center

National Cat Protection Society

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A.


  • 5500 Gaines Street
 - San Diego Campus
  • San Diego, CA 92110

  • 619.299.7012

  • http://www.sdhumane.org
  • E-mail: postmaster@sdhumane.org
     
  • Cities of Escondido, San Marcos & Poway
  • 3450 E. Valley Parkway - Escondido Campus
  • Escondido,  CA 92027
  • 760.888.2275
  • Cities of Oceanside & Vista
  • 2905 San Luis Rey Rd - Oceanside Campus
  • Oceanside, CA 92058
  • 760-757-4357