During this time of minimal resources, Salinas Animal Services is asking the following:

  1. Please be a responsible pet owner and make sure your pet stays at home so that our very limited resources are there for those that truly need it.
  2. If you find a stray animal, please text 831FOUND to 56525 for a found pet form and for tips to help get the animal back home.
  3. If you have lost a pet, please text 831LOST to 56525 to report it and for proven tips to help your pet return home.
  4. For emergency situations like an injured or sick an animal, stray animals that pose a safety risk, please contact the non-emergency dispatch office at 831-758-7321 Monday-Friday 8-4pm.
  5. Understand that most bite investigations will be conducted via phone and email until further notice.
  6. If you find an unweaned kittens, please do not immediately pick them up as mother may be around and she's the best one to help care for them.For further resources, please see our "Cat Resources" page at
  7. During shelter in place, please stay at home with your pet. The sooner we can all do our part, the sooner we can get back to helping the animals in our community.

Field Services

Shelter Services

  • Adoption
  • Education
  • Licensing
  • Return to owner
  • Shelter all animals found within City limits
  • Volunteer opportunities at shelter


  • All dogs and cats over four months of age are required to have a current rabies vaccine
  • Dogs are required to be licenses and wear a license tag
  • Cat licenses are voluntary but all cats over four months of age are required to have a current rabies vaccination
  • Licensing fees