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.

2020 Glass Fire 
Animal Assistance

If you need food and water drops, vehicle passes or other assistance with evacuating your small or large animals, please contact one of the organizations below:

For horses, smaller livestock and pets that need temporary boarding, the following resources are available for shelter:

  • Horses: Sonoma Horse Park, 7600 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma, CA 94954; (415) 518-2145
  • Horses under 14 hands and smaller livestock: Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952; (707) 283-3247

For pets that need temporary boarding, call Sonoma County Animal Services: (707) 565-7100; please be prepared to provide vaccination and medication information for your animals, if available.

Community/Feral Cats: Due to lack of space, we are unable to accept healthy community cats at this time. If you have trapped cats that are not friendly or handleable, please contact Forgotten Felines: (707) 576-7999 or If you have trapped cats that are sick or injured, please call our main line at (707) 565-7100.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Update

Updates as July 1, 2020: Sonoma County Animal Services will be open to the public by appointment only for animal surrenders, reunifications, stray drop offs, and spay/neuter surgeries. Please contact our staff directly by calling 707-565-7100 to make an appointment.

We are currently closed for adoptions and do not need fosters at this time.

While customer relations staff are available to service transactions via phone, we encourage you to use our online services for license payments, Love Me Fix Me applications and general information.

All volunteer activities at the shelter are postponed. 

For more information about lost/found animals, and to see if your lost pet is located at animal services, please visit our website, which is updated each hour, on the hour, at

For more information about general animal licensing, please visit:

To license your animal online, please visit:

For more information about Coronavirus and Pets, please visit the CDC website at

For up-to-date Sonoma County information and sign up for alerts, please visit:

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 16, 2018

    Our work on the Field of Dreams has begun! Just when we were slated to begin work in October 2017, our focus dramatically shifted to the fire response. Now that we’ve moved into the recovery phase, we have also spent the last month finalizing our plans, contractors and initial timeline for the project!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on March 12, 2018

    Join our team of dedicated animal care professionals working to keep Sonoma County healthy and safe.

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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 26, 2017

    Sonoma County Animal Services reports no additional dogs have tested positive for the parvovirus. Today the shelter will be open for all adoptive services.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 25, 2017

    Sonoma County Animal Services’ public shelter remains open to the public but no adoptions will be allowed today. The Shelter’s additional cleaning and decontamination efforts from recent cases of the canine parvovirus are ongoing. The Shelter will open for adoptive services once all dogs are cleared and it is safe to adopt out dogs.

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Contact Information

Business Hours
*Dispatch hours 8:00–5:30
Closed to public
Tuesday – Saturday
Adoption hours Temporarily Closed
Shelter hours 12:00 – 5:30 PM
Phones open at 9:00 AM
*Dispatch hours 8:00–5:30

*Dispatch is unable to answer financial questions. For assistance regarding licensing, billing and collection proceedings, please call during our phone hours to speak with customer relations staff.

Contact us by Phone
Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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