Dog License Amnesty - Whole Month of March



Animal Care Services will be holding Dog License Amnesty for the whole month of March 2019. 

Citizens that owe past years late fees for their dog licenses will have the whole month of March 2019 to come to the Animal Shelter and get into compliance.  (Late Fees Will Be Waived)   

Please make certain that prior to coming to the Animal Shelter that your dog(s) has a current rabies vaccination. 

You will be required to show documentation of a current rabies vaccination. 

Dog licenses will not be processed if you fail to provide proof of a current rabies vaccination.    


We encourage dog owners to make arrangements with a local Veterinary Hospital or Vaccination Clinic Provider if your dog(s) requires a rabies vaccination. 

The benefits of having your dog licensed:

  • Rabies Prevention
  • Proper Identification if Impounded / Returned to Owner Faster
  • Mendocino County Chapter 10 Ordinance Compliance
  • Financially Supports Animal Care Services




You can now renew your dog license online.  

Please go to the below link to renew your dog license. 

Save the drive to the shelter, save the writing a check and save the cost of a stamp and renew online. 

Online Dog License Renewal 


 Feral Cat Spay & Neuter Day - Click the below link.

Feral Cat Spay & Neuter Day - March 24, 2019



Please contact the Animal Shelter at 463-4427 to schedule bringing in any owned or feral cat or kitten.

We greatly appreciate the assistance of the public in helping us work through this situation.

Thank you.

Mendocino County Animal Shelter



Bed Donations

Kuranda Beds

Kuranda Bed Video

The Animal Shelter wishes to thank the very generous donors who have purchased a Kuranda Bed for our shelter dogs. 




Animal Care Services Information

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.

Contact Info, Locations and Hours
Ukiah Shelter and Administration Offices

298 Plant Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-463-4427  / Fax:707-468-3338


Sunday, Monday & Holiday's the Animal Shelter is closed.  If a holiday falls on a Monday then the Animal Shelter will observe the holiday on Tuesday and be closed that day. 
Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**From 1:00 p.m to 1:30 p.m. everyday the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public for lunch.**


**All financial transactions have to be completed 30 minutes prior to closing.**


**All dog kennel, cat adoption and the cat colony room areas will close 20 minutes prior to closing.**



Shelter Director: Richard Molinari

Shelter Supervisor: Sage Mountainfire


Adoption Coordinator: Amy Campbell




Useful Links

Unincorporated Areas

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.

For Field Service calls in Ukiah please call the Ukiah Police Department at 707-463-6262.

For Field Service calls in Fort Bragg please call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200.