Animal Services


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What's New    

  • Caldor Fire Information
  • NOTICE RE: ANIMAL SERVICES SHELTERS: The County's animal services shelter in Diamond Springs is currently open by appointment only, Monday through Saturday. Residents may call the shelter to schedule an appointment. Visitors are asked to adhere to social distancing when coming into the shelter. For more info, please see: El Dorado County Provides Essential Animal Services During COVID-19 Response
  • ‚ÄčReminder - El Dorado County Animal Services is reminding residents to use caution when recreating at lakes, rivers or ponds where potentially dangerous algae may be presentTo avoid possible cyanobacterial toxin poisoning, practice healthy water habits. Dogs can be especially susceptible when algal mats are present. Do not let your dog drink water or enter water where patches of algae are present, or to eat scum or algal material. Be sure to wash your pets with clean water after lake or river play. Provide clean drinking water. For more information, visit or


  • Important Steps to Prevent Rabies
  • Animal Services has many adoptable pets - See Pets Available Now
  • Own livestock? Animal Services is updating its database of livestock/farm animals (cattle, equine, swine, sheep, llama, goats, etc.). With your information in our database, we can give you a courtesy call if your farm animals get loose. Some restrictions apply. Follow this link to complete the form.

Field Services

Field Services enforces state statutes and county ordinances regulating animal care and welfare, investigates citizens' complaints of animal neglect or nuisance, and responds to reports of loose and injured animals. Animal Services also inspects and licenses animal establishments and kennels.
Non-Emergency Complaint Forms / Ordinance Code

Rabies Control Program

The Rabies Control Program investigates animal bites and human exposures to rabies, and processes licenses for dogs. Learn how to avoid dog bites, and teach children to be safe around dogs. Report animal bites or rabid animals.    

Shelter Operations

Shelter Operations houses and cares for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals. Every effort is made to place healthy, adoptable animals into new permanent, loving homes. We coordinate foster and volunteer programs, educate the community on pet overpopulation, and help people who have lost or found a pet.  

Other Items of Interest

Disaster Preparedness - Animal Emergency Planning
Include your pets and livestock in your disaster plan! Start today by making a plan and preparing a disaster kit.