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Animal Services

Sonoma County Animal Services is committed to serving the public in the care and well being of animals, both domestic and livestock, throughout the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa.

Current Operations

Sonoma County Animal Services is not open to the public, except by appointment only for animal surrenders, reunifications, stray drop offs, and spay/neuter surgeries. Please contact our staff by calling 707-565-7100 or sending an email to to request an appointment. Please review our adoption page for current protocols.

Due to limited staff and high call volumes, there may be extended wait times when calling. While customer relations staff may be able to service transactions via phone, we encourage you to use our online resources for all other information or send an email to our general inbox.

Our general inbox email address is theanimalshelter@sonoma-county.org.

Featured Services

DocuPet Sonoma County Licensing

License Your Dog

Sonoma County Animal Services provides dog licenses for residents of unincorporated Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Town of Windsor. You can purchase a license online, by mail, or in person.

Adoptable German Shepherd and Guinea Pig

Adopt an Animal

Our shelter cares for homeless animals until they can be matched with perfect forever homes. Please view our adoptable animals to learn about them and review our current protocols.

Lost dog and cat

Lost and Found Animals

It's every pet parent's nightmare: Your beloved pet has gotten loose, and you don't know where he or she is. Don't panic — there are many steps you can take to locate your pet.

New or Used Blankets Needed

  • Our dogs would be grateful for thick blankets without stuffing. Any kind, type, or style would be wonderful - large (full size) blankets are needed most right now. You can ship directly to us or make an appointment to drop off blankets.
  • To schedule an appointment for drop off, please email: TheAnimalShelter@sonoma-county.org or call (707) 565-7100.
  • Our address for shipping: Sonoma County Animal Services, 1247 Century Ct, Santa Rosa, CA 95403