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.

Holiday Closures

Sonoma County Animal Services will be closed:

  • Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, 2021
  • Friday and Saturday, December 31, 2021 and January 1, 2021

For domestic animal emergencies while we are closed, call:

  • Unincorporated areas, Sheriff's Office non-emergency line 707-565-2121
  • City of Santa Rosa, Police Department non-emergency line 707-528-5222

Sonoma County Animal Services will be open December 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 for appointments. Please consult our website for more information on our services.

Current Operations

Sonoma County Animal Services is open to the public 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 make an appointment.

For adoptions, please review our protocols

When coming to our facility for an appointment, bring a mask and maintain six feet of distance from staff.

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 Love Me Fix Me applications and general information.

Please check individual pages for specific updates by using the menu on the left if you are on a computer. If you are navigating our website using a smart phone, the menu can be found by clicking the button (square with three horizontal lines) on the right side next to the magnifying glass. Once the main menu is open, most information will be found under Services and Information.

  • 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 and Shelter Hours by Appointment Only
Phones 9:00AM to 5:30PM
*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. Due to high call volumes, there may be longer hold times; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

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