Statistics and Reports

Our community cares a great deal about animals, and many people are interested in better understanding the more than 3,000 animals who come through the doors of Sonoma County Animal Services each year.

We care for the neediest animals in our community: those who are injured, abused, neglected, surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons, abandoned, and lost. The data posted at SoCoData provides real-time updates on animals coming into and leaving our shelter. If you need help navigating and finding the intake and outcome information at this site, please call our office for a brief tutorial.

If you are looking for information beyond what is available at SoCoData, contact us to submit a public records request. 

Annual Report

Annual Report 2016
(PDF: 34.4 Mb)

View as webpage

Looking for more recent data on animal intake and outcome? Visit our data portal, SoCo Data. Click the "Explore Data" button to view data set. Once you arrive at the full data set, use the filter options in the column headers to find the sort the information. Or, use the filters in the right column to sort the data sets.

Live Release Rate

The Live Release Rate is the percentage of animals leaving the shelter alive. Live Release Rates are calculated using the formula: Total Live Outcomes = (Adoptions + Transfers + RTO)/(Total Outcomes).

Live Release Rate for fiscal year July 2016-June 2017:

  • Dogs: 88% (for 1,785 total dog intakes)
  • Cats: 76% (for 1,215 total cat intakes)

Return to Owner (RTO) rates are calculated using the formula: Outcome RTO/(Confiscated + Stray + Transfer + Quarantine).

Live Released Dogs chart

Live Released Cats chart

Contact Information

Business Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
Adoption hours 12:00 – 4:30 PM
Shelter hours 12:00 – 5:30 PM
Phones open at 9:00 AM
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Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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