Statistics and Reports

Our community cares a great deal about animals, and many people are interested in better understanding the more than 4,000 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 here offer a by-the-numbers snapshot to help you understand how animals move through this shelter. If you have questions, please contact us.

Annual Report

Annual Intake and Outcome Statistics

Weekly Intake and Outcome Data

On Wednesdays, we post a weekly report listing outcomes for dogs and cats during the Monday-Sunday immediately prior to the posting date. Each weekly report is available for 8 weeks. These reports include many abbreviations; please refer to the definitions list for explanations.

Statistics Archive

Live Release Rate

Our Live Release Rate for the fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was 82% for cats and 86% for dogs. The shelter had a total of 851 dog intakes and 383 cat intakes.

The national average is 69%.

Live Release Rates are calculated using the Asilomar Lite formula: Total Live Outcomes = (Adoptions + Transfers + RTO)/(Total Outcomes). The national average Live Release Rate is retrieved from the Pet Rescue Foundation, Maddie's Fund.


Our Adoption Rate for the fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was 33.8% for dogs and 43% for cats. We had 286 dogs and 151 cats adopted.

The national average for adoptions is 35% for dogs and 37% for cats.

The national averages for adoptions are from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Return to Owner (RTO)

Our Return to Owner (RTO) Rate for the fiscal year July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 was 53% for dogs and 17% for cats. We had 376 dogs and 51 cats returned to owners.

The national average is 26% for dogs and 5% for cats.

National RTO averages are retrieved from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

RTO rates are calculated using the formula: Outcome RTO/Confiscated + Stray + Transfer + Quarantine.

All figures reflect data as of June 30, 2014.

Contact Information

Business Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
Shelter hours 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Phones open at 9:00 AM
Contact us by Phone
1247 Century Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1043
38.50911, -122.78479

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