Adoption Fees Reduced

Animal Care Services will be reducing the adoption fees in half for the next several weeks.  This means dogs have been discounted to a total of $90 and our cats are only $70 to take home.  Please stop by the Ukiah Animal Shelter or the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter to meet & greet one of our furry friends.

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


On Friday June 14, 2019, the Animal Shelter will be conducting employee training from the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The Animal Shelter will be closed to the public this day at 3:00 p.m.

Normal business operations will resume on Saturday June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.


Cat Spay & Neuter Event Results

Animal Care Services held a Cat Spay & Neuter Event on Sunday – March 24, 2019. 

The event was cosponsored with the (SNAP) - Spay & Neuter Assistance Program from Ukiah, CA, (AVAR) - Anderson Valley Animal Rescue from Boonville, CA and Mendocino Community Cats from Ukiah, CA. 

175 cats were spayed & neutered the day of the event.  107 of the 175 cats were female and 19 of them were either pregnant or in their heat cycle.  68 of the cats were male. 

The cost of the event was split up between Animal Care Services, (SNAP) - Spay & Neuter Assistance Program and (AVAR) - Anderson Valley Animal Rescue each contributing $3,076.00 a piece for the surgeries, drugs, medications and general vaccinations with Mendocino Community Cats paying $850.00 for all the cats to receive rabies vaccinations. 

This Cat Spay & Neuter Event prevented the birth of 400 to 600 kittens for this birthing cycle.  The immediate & impactful results from the event will be a significant amount of less kittens coming into the Animal Shelter in the coming months, less kittens staff have to feed and care for, less kittens having to go out for fostering and a overall huge cost savings for Animal Care Services.    

Many thanks go out to the ACS staff members, Veterinarians and SNAP & AVAR volunteers that made the day a huge success. 



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 



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.