Adoption Fee Waived

The adoption fee for all of our shelter dogs that have been here for more than (30) days is waived. 

The new adopter will still have to purchase a $25.00 dog license if applicable. 

Please stop by the Ukiah or Fort Bragg Animal Shelters, look at all of our available dogs and speak directly with our Adoption Counselors if you happen to find that special dog.     


Dog Days of Summer Pic


Labor Day Holiday Closing

The Animal Shelter will be closed on Tuesday - September 3, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.  This holiday is observed on Tuesday - September 3, 2019 due to the Animal Shelter being closed for business on Monday's. 


Kennel Hours

Kennel Areas


On Wednesday - September 4, 2019, Animal Care Services is adjusting the hours to the dog & cat kennel areas.


The dog & cat kennel areas will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday and on Wednesday these areas will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Anyone looking to reclaim, search for a lost pet or adopt an animal will be able to at 11:00 a.m each day.


Volunteers can still come in at 09:00 a.m.


Main Lobby


The main lobby hours will remain the same to the public - 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.


Citizens can still come in to renew their dog licenses at 10:00, pick up cat traps, drop off adoption applications and meet with adoption counselors.


As a reminder the Animal Shelter is closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. each business day. 



Updating License & Microchip Information

Recently the Animal Shelter has taken in several severely injured-ill animals that have had dog licenses & microchips.  In the process of attempting to contact the animals owners, the phone number information for the owners in our computer system came back not in service. 

If you have moved, changed your home or cell number and have an animal licensed or microchipped with Animal Care Services please make sure to contact us at 463-4427 to have the information updated in our computer system. 

If your animal is microchipped with a national organization please make sure to contact them with the updated address or phone number information.  

Click the link below to enter your pets microchip number to find out what national organization your microchip is registered with.  The link will give you the microchip company's contact information.

Microchip Company



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.


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.