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San Luis Obispo County, California

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Our Services

The Animal Services Division works diligently to serve the public and animals of San Luis Obispo County in a professional and efficient manner with kindness and compassion. The staff is dedicated to providing education, protection, and the humane treatment of animals in order to insure a safe and healthy community and to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership.



  • Adoptions
  • Lost & found
  • Quarantines and protective custody
  • Basic health screening and treatment for injured animals
  • Humanely euthanize animals we are unable to place
  • Issue and track dog licenses License Form
  • Maintain accurate records of Animal Services activities
  • Provide our community with educational programs related to the humane treatment of animals, public safety, and responsible pet ownership
  • Work with volunteer groups for animal welfare
  • Investigate complaints and enforce state and local ordinances pertaining to animals
  • Inspect facilities and issue permits to kennels, pet shops, animal breeders and other animal use facilities in the county