San Diego County Shelters

Looking to adopt a new pet, license your current one, or find a missing one? Use the information below to figure out where to start your search.

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Jurisdictions by Zip Code


Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton
Animal Shelter

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
760.725.8120
website
Monday – Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Central San Diego
San Diego County Department of Animal Services (Central)
5480 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110
619.767.2675
website
Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Chula Vista,
National City,
Lemon Grove
Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619.691.5123
website
Tuesday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Coronado
Animal Control
395 First St.
Coronado, CA 92118
619.522.7371
website
Daily
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


El Cajon,
La Mesa
El Cajon Animal Control
1275 N.Marshall Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92021
619.441.1580
website
Daily
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Escondido,
San Marcos,
Poway
San Diego Humane Society
3450 East Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92024
619.299.7012
Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


North County
San Diego County Department of Animal Services
2481 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
619.767.2675
website
Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Oceanside,
Vista
San Diego Humane Society
2905 San Luis Rey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
(dogs)
619.299.7012 x 2854
Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Oceanside,
Vista
San Diego Humane Society
572 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
(cats, small animals)
619.299.7012 x 2000
Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Imperial Beach 
San Diego Humane Society
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110
619.299.7012
Daily
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


South County
San Diego County Department of Animal Services
5821 Sweetwater Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902
619.767.2675
website
Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Additional Shelters

Helen Woodward Animal Center
6461 El Apajo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858.756.3791
website

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
389 Requeza Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
760.753.6413
website


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