What hours are the Animal Service
The Animal Services Officers work six days per week,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. After hours, an on-call officer is available
for emergencies such as injured
animals, loose livestock, vicious
animals, and the Rabies Control
Program. All after hours call
outs must be approved by the
jurisdiction's law enforcement
supervisor or their designee prior
to Animal Services being dispatched.
What areas of Yolo County does
Animal Services assist?
Services serves the
of Woodland, Davis,
West Sacramento, Winters, and the University of California Davis campus,
as well as the unincorporated areas of Yolo County such as Esparto, Dunnigan,
Madison, and Brooks.
What kind of services do you
Animal Services staff
is available to provide
pet adoptions, redemptions,
rescues, licensing, appointments for dog and cat rabies vaccinations,
and appointments for low cost
vaccinations for dogs and cats.
to these services, we investigate barking and noise complaints,
inspect kennels, pick up loose and contained animals including livestock,
respond to animal bites and attacks, rent traps, and provide welfare
checks on animals. Often we are called upon to provide emergency services
and transport for other rescue personnel who are not equipped to move
animals, such as the Fire Department, CHP, and Health Department. Some
services require a fee.
What kind of animals can I adopt
at the shelter?
Animal Services handles many types of animals,
but our adoption program is mostly
limited to dogs and cats.
Other animals which are defined as
pet animals by State code such as
rabbits, guinea pigs, and reptiles,
are made available to their
individual rescue programs for care
and placement in appropriate homes.
I want to adopt an animal. What
should I expect?
Each adoption begins with a 20 minute
consultation during which time
you will be given information
about pet adoptions. You will
be asked some questions about
your home life including: Do
you already own pets, do you
have a fenced yard, etc.
questions are asked in order
to determine if the animal you
have selected is an appropriate
one for your household, as it
is our utmost priority to find
the best match for the people
and animals involved in an adoption.
Please keep in mind that if you
are renting your residence, you
must provide proof that your
landlord will allow you to keep
pets, which Animal Services
will verify. If you own
your home, please bring proof of
residence such as payment statement
and/or PG&E or water/garbage bill.
the animal you have selected
has not been spayed or neutered,
the animal will have to undergo
the procedure. Your pet will
be available to take home the
day after the adoption, once
the appropriate fees have been
My animal was impounded. What
do I need to do?
order to redeem your animal you
need to bring in your driver’s
license or ID card, and veterinarian
records for the animal to show
proof of current vaccinations
and spay/neuter status. If
such paperwork is not available,
please allow extra time for the
redemption. Once the appropriate
fees are paid (redemption, boarding,
vaccination, license, etc.),
your animal will be released.
I need to license my dog. What
do I need to do?
would be happy to provide you
with a copy of a license application
by mail, fax, or online. You
may also come in to our shelter
facility during business hours
and complete the application
over the counter.
license (not renewal) applications
are also available at the West
Sacramento and Davis Police Departments
and the Westside Veterinary Clinic
in West Sacramento. A current
rabies vaccination is required
in order to get a dog license.
Licenses can be purchased for the term
length of the rabies vaccination for
your convenience. All dogs in Yolo County are required
to be licensed. Cat licensing
is optional. Additional fees
will be charged for a late license.
I would like to volunteer. Who
do I contact?
of the services our volunteers
perform include providing foster
homes, cat socialization, grooming,
and dog walking. If you have
any questions regarding the Volunteer
Program, please contact volunteer
or fill out an
9. For more information call (530) 668-5287.