Fort Bragg Animal Shelter

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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 



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



Lost & Found Animals / Facebook Page - Fort Bragg



Please contact the Animal Shelter at 961-2491 to schedule bringing in any owned, feral cat or kitten.

Thank you.

Fort Bragg Animal Shelter



The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is always in need for the following items:

  Bath & Hand Towels


  Canned Cat & Dog Food (Not Expired)

  New or Used Collars & Leashes


  Paper Plates (Small in Size)

  Plastic Cat & Dog Carriers (In Usable Condition)

  Play Toys for Cats & Kittens 

We greatly appreciate your generosity.

Fort Bragg Animal Shelter


Bed Donations

Kuranda Beds

The Ukiah & Fort Bragg Animal Shelters wish to thank the very generous donors who have purchased a Kuranda Bed for our shelter dogs. 






We are currently drafting up a plan to train the volunteers that wish to volunteer at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter. 

Please be patient and in the next couple of weeks we will update this website with information & instructions for future volunteers to attend a training date(s). 

We will be coordinating an online volunteer signup sheet for dates & times.

Volunteers will be permitted from the hours of 09:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on working days only.  Business hours of operation from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be delegated for customers.  

Due to the small size of the facility only (4) volunteers will be permitted to be onsite at one time. 

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, Location & Hours


Fort Bragg Animal Shelter

19701 Summers Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: 707-961-2491 


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 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


**Please note that due to animal medical situations that occur during hours of operation staff might have to depart property for a short period of time resulting in the shelter temporarily closing. **


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


**The dog kennel & cat adoption room will close 20 minutes prior to closing.**



Shelter Director: Richard Molinari


Shelter Supervisor: Adriana Vega


Shelter Employee: Jennifer Mullis




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 the 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 City of Fort Bragg please call the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200.