Address/ Contact Info
5480 Gaines Street
San Diego, California 92110
Member Patriot Special:
Adoption fee discount (will vary by pet)
5480 Gaines Street San Diego, California
About County of San Diego Animal Svcs: San Diego
The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services offers pet adoptions to Pets for Patriots member Patriots in San Diego county and will assist them in selecting their new best friend. The organization has three shelter locations, in San Diego, Bonita and Carlsbad, all of which partner with Pets for Patriots.
The Department of Animal Services provides safe, temporary shelter and care for lost or stray animals, and adoption opportunities for friendly and healthy or treatable orphaned pets. Sick or injured animals brought to their shelters are provided necessary lifesaving medical care by the veterinary staff.
In addition to pet adoption, the Department of Animal Services investigates animal cruelty and neglect complaints, enforces local and state animal-related laws, evacuates and shelters animals in disasters, and provides a pet lost and found, pet altering referrals, dog licensing and pet microchip services.
As part of its commitment to responsible pet ownership and education, the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services provides free information on pet care and behavior, disaster planning, spay/neuter and relevant animal laws. In supports of its mission, the department offers a monthly course in responsible pet ownership in conjunction with the county District Attorney’s Office, to educate individuals involved in minor animal neglect situations.
The Department of Animal Services welcomes tax-deductible monetary donations. For a more hands-on experience, consider becoming one of their valued volunteers.
Adoption fees include:
Spay/neuter or refundable spay/neuter voucher
General medical care
Free one-year license for dogs residing within the jurisdiction of the Department of Animal Services
Hours of Operation