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Animal Care Services

SHELTER UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE: The Mendocino County Animal Shelter is open for citizens that wish to purchase a pet license and look for an adoptable or lost & found cat.
If you have lost your dog, owners can still come to the shelter and meet with staff to locate their pet.
The dog kennel areas at the shelter are still closed to the public.
Preventative disease control measures are still in place for all dog kennel areas at the shelter.
The Mendocino County Animal Shelter will be updating the public with information on a routine basis.

♦ 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 Olive

Sweet Olive is a 3 year old spayed female Hound mix who currently weighs 44 pounds. During a photo session, we had a great time with Olive. She was a bit shy, but when she warmed up, she was lots of fun and kind of puppy-like. Olive has been trained to respond not only to verbal commands, but hand signals as well; she knows sit, down, shake, stay, and she will get up on her hind legs for a treat ... and she LOVES treats. We think Olive would be a great match for someone who is interested in working in combo with their dog--maybe taking an advanced obedience class or agility or "nose work."

  • (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 come visit us at the shelter in Ukiah or at: www.mendoanimalshelter.com

    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


    • October 12, 2016 Shelter Update on the Parvovirus.  The dog areas of the shelter have been closed to the public until October 26, 2016.
    • 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?



    Below are  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: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Weds: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am -5:00 p.m.

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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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