Animal Services Facility
The new animal services facility is being constructed at the County Operations Center off Highway 1. The County Board of Supervisors awarded the Design-Build contract for the County’s animal services facility project to F&H Construction. The new facility will replace the outdated 43-year-old public animal shelter that has deteriorated beyond repair.
The new shelter will be a public-accessible facility designed to hold, care for, and adopt companion animals. The project design consists of a one-story, approximately 20,625 gross square foot fully-sprinklered building with slab on grade, prefabricated wood members and wood framed construction. The exterior features a plaster finish with acrylic finish coat, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) at the dog kennel areas. CMU site walls, ornamental iron fence and chain link surround the perimeter. All interior areas will be heated and air-conditioned with animal holding and medical areas receiving 100% outside air.
This project was authorized as a joint effort between the County and Cities of Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo. When complete, the new facility will meet the community’s needs by providing an inviting facility for pet adoptions and allow for the humane care of sheltered animals decades into the future.
Link to Construction Time-lapse Camera
Construction was completed in the early Summer of 2022, after experiencing some delays related to supply chain materials and equipment. Animal Services Staff is now moved into the new facility and a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on September 21, 2022. The new facility was a Team effort in Design-Build between the County, Kitchell (Construction Management), Swatt Meiers (Design Architect), F&H Construction, LDA Partners (Architect of Record), and many other local consultants and subcontractors, such as: Thoma Electric Inc., Cannon, Boneso Brothers, Earth Systems and others. Total budget for the project is $20,348,740.
Footage of the New Animal Services Facility
Ribbon Cutting for New Animal Services Facility
3-D Rendering of Proposed New Animal Services Facility
Front Elevation of Proposed New Animal Services Facility
The Animal Services Facility project is in it's final phase with the construction of the new Large Animal Barn which began this past summer and is scheduled to be completed mid-October 2023. This scope will include site grading, a concrete mat slab, pipe rail fencing, a 4-stall equestrian barn, and minor site improvements.
For questions or additional information please contact Rob Staniec via email or phone: (805) 781-5194.
Animal Services Facility Project Charter
Draft Conceptual Plans
DRAFT Animal Services Facility Needs Assessment
DRAFT Animal Services IS MND
Animal Services Facility NOI MND
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