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Animal Care Services

♦ Our Mission ♦

To serve the citizens of Mendocino County by providing animal regulation services that promote public safety, health and responsible pet ownership and delivers these services in a timely, courteous, professional and cost effective manner.

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Visit the new Ukiah Shelter Website, with lots more pictures of adoptable pets!

Shelter Spotlight:
Meet Sheeba!

Meet Sheeba, a beautiful Husky mixed breed dog looking for a walking companion and best forever friend. Despite her age, Sheeba is an active and mischevious soul! This sweet senior has been known to find her way out of fenced yards, so security in her new home is essential. Sheeba can be shy at first, likely because she hasn't received the kind of love and attention that a dog needs to feel confident, but she warms up quickly.

Sheeba is already house trained and knows basic commands, is well socialized and like people and dogs of any age. We know that it takes a very special soul to open their heart and home to a senior dog and we hope that you're out there!

There are few things more fulfilling than knowing you've made a dog's last years their very best and given them the love and companionship that they have always deserved. Sheeba has many years left to be your best friend, travel buddy and couch companion. We promise that this gorgeous girl will fill your life with laughter and love.

( Photo by Rod Coots )

The Ukiah Animal Shelter is located at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah, and adoption hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesday from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Many wonderful dogs and cats, await their forever homes here. To view photos and bios of more of the wonderful adoptable animals, please visit online at : www.mendoanimalshelter.com or visit the shelter.

Please join us the 2nd Saturday of every month for our "Empty the Shelter" pack walk and help us get every dog out for some exercise! For more information about adoptions please call 707-467-6453.

Have you lost your pet? Please visit our shelter during shelter hours to look through our kennels, fill out a lost animal report, and before you leave, we will be happy to give you a brochure with tips and resources for looking for your lost pet. In addition, we also recommend that you log on to www.petharbor.com to search for your pet.

Please Note: Animal control in unincorporated areas of Mendocino County is handled by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. Field service calls outside of Ukiah or Fort Bragg city limits including loose dogs, barking dogs, humane complaints or animal bites should be called into the Sheriff's dispatch at 707-463-4086. In Ukiah, call the Ukiah Police Department at 707-463-6262. In Fort Bragg, call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200.

Have a Question? Contact us!

707-463-4427 | Email Animal Care
Directions and Hours


  • Animal Care Services are offered to all residents through one central shelter, located at 298 Plant Rd in Ukiah. The Ukiah Shelter is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm and Wednesday 10am-7pm. Adoption paperwork must be completed 1/2 hr before we close.
  • We need volunteers! Animal Care provides an orientation for volunteers every month on the first Wednesday at 5:30pm and on the third Saturday at 9am. Orientations are at the Ukiah Shelter. Stop by and join us, or call 463-4427 for more information!
  • Renew Your Pet License Online: County Animal Care accepts animal license renewals online during the month it is due and if rabies vaccine is current.
  • View the latest graph illustrating trends in Services provided by Animal Care.
  • Is Your Pet Lonely?



As of March 2016, Animal Care Services will be releasing monthly intake and outcome reports.  On the 10th of every month the previous month's numbers will be released. 

Intake & Outcome


Animal Control Information

  • Care-A-Van and Spay/Neuter Services
  • Animal Control Schedule of Fees
  • Disaster Preparedness: Saving the Whole Family | En Espaņol
  • Services Trends: 2002-2009
  • County Ordinances
  • Useful Links

  • EvacuateMyPet.com
  • Petfinder.com
  • Petharbor.com
  • Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County
  • Mendocino Coast Humane Society
  • Redwood Coast Humane Society
  • Anderson Valley Animal Rescue
  • BONES Pet Rescue (Covelo)
  • MILO Foundation
  • SAFER Equine Rescue
  • Contact Info, Locations and Hours

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    Ukiah Shelter and Administration Offices

    298 Plant Road
    Ukiah, CA 95482

    Tues: 10a-5pm
    Weds: 10a-7p
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10a-5p

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    Please Note:

    Animal Control in unincorporated areas of Mendocino County is handled by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

    Field service calls outside of the Ukiah or Fort Bragg city limits including loose dogs, barking dogs, humane complaints or animal bites should be called in to the Sheriff's dispatch at 463-4086.

    In Ukiah call the Ukiah Police Department at 463-6262, and in Fort Bragg call the Fort Bragg Police Departmentat 964-0200.

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