Animal Resources

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have eaten something poisonous, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. Or contact your veterinarian.


Adopt a Pet
AFRPAnimal Friends Rescue Project
Daily Puppy
Humane SocietyAdopt a shelter pet
North Shore Animal League
Pet Finder
Pet Harbordogs from Humane Society, SPCA

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services


619-236-2341 24 hr emergency

County Animal Shelter Locations

5480 Gaines St., San Diego 92110

5821 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita 91902

2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad 92011

Cruelty Complaints

San Diego Department of Animal Services – 619.236.4250

San Diego Humane Society Abuse Hotline – 619.299.7012 or 800.98-ABUSE


Disaster Preparedness / Pet First Aid

ResQPet – 818.298.1464

Emergency Preparedness and First Aid Kits for your Pets.


Domestic Violence

San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline – (888) DVLINKS(385-4657)
Call to ask about Domestic Violence, Sheltering for you, and the Animal SafeHouse Program for your pets.

Oceanside safe house for you and your pets. 760-753-6413.


Animal Attorney Referral

Animal Law Section of The San Diego County Bar Association -(619) 233-1888
Volunteers Needed


Animals in Service

Canine Companions for Independence – 760.754.3300
P.O. Box 4568 – Oceanside, CA 92052


Animal Volunteers / Helpers Needed

Escondido Humane Society – 760-888-BARK

Friends of Cats – 619.561.0361

House Rabbit Society San Diego – 619.718.7777
A variety of volunteer opportunities.

National Cat Protection Society 619.469.8771
Need Cat Loving Volunteers! Please call for information.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society – 760.753.6413
Homeless animals need your help! Animal lovers are needed to socialize with animals by walking dogs & grooming cats. Call for orientation dates.

San Diego Animal Rescue 619.390.7585
Volunteers Needed- YOU CAN HELP

San Diego County Department of Animal Control 619.595.4585
Help lost and abandoned pets find loving homes! Volunteers make a big difference at our shelters; join us today!

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA 619.299.7012
5500 Gaines Street • San Diego, CA 92110
Many volunteer opportunities. Call for volunteer orientation info.


Rescue Transport

San Diego Humane Society Animal Rescue Reserve (619) 299-0871


Spay/Neuter Programs

San Diego Department o Animal Services (619) 236-4250
Providing $40 spay/neuter coupons for pet owning residents in DAS service areas while supplies last. Visit our website for list of clinics who take part in the Veterinarians Subsidized Spay/Neuter Program.


S.N.A.P (Spay Neuter Action Project) (619) 525-3047
14781 Pomerado Rd. PMB 193 – Poway, CA 92064


Veterinary Referral

San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association (619) 640-9583




Animal Removal (Dead/Alive) on Private Property

All Pest Control & Wildlife Removal 619.440.5253

DAR Contractors (Dead Animal Pick-up) 619.390.8204

Freeway Animal Removal Caltrans 858-637-3800


Dead Animal Removal Public Highways

Carlsbad – 760.438.2722 Ext. 7134
Chula Vista – 619.691.5123
Coronado – 619.522.7371
Del Mar – 858.755.3294
El Cajon – 619.448.7383
Encinitas – 888.299.9905
Escondido – 877.742.5787
Imperial Beach – 619.390.8204
La Mesa – 619.469.6111 Ext. 243
Lemon Grove – 619.390.8204
National City – 619.336.4411
Oceanside – 760.757.4357
Poway – 858.279.8242
San Diego (After Hours) – 858.573.1276
Santee – 619.390.8204
San Marcos – 760.752.7550
Solana Beach – 760.390.0333
Vista – 760.757.4357
Private Property/ Unincorporated Areas 619. 390.8204
Freeways State Inland 619.688.6785
State Beaches North Coast – 760.438.2675
South Coast – 619.435.0126




Wildlife Organizations and Rescue

All Creatures Great & Small Rescue Referral 760.439.7921

Animeals [Ext. 232] – 858.756.4117 Ext. 341
Food for pets of homebound people.

Bat Rescue –858.679.0211

Emergency Animal Rescue 760.789.5775
Rescuing all Animals in Life Threatening Situations.

Feral Cat Coalition
Free spay & neuter for homeless cats.

FOCAS(Friends of County Animal Shelters) 619.685.3536
Adoption of county shelter pets.

Forever Wild Exotic Animal sanctuary 760.868.2755
Wildlife Rehab Care.

Fund for Animals 760.789.2324
Wildlife Rehab Center.

House Rabbit Society San Diego 619.718.7777

Hummingbird Rescue Center –619.420.5156

Last Chance for Animals (Animal Rights) 619.583.9LCA

Pacific Animal Welfare Society of Coronado – 619.435.8247
Nonprofit. Facilitating adoptions for the Coronado Animal Control. Foster homes and volunteers needed. For more info call 619.920.PAWS.

Parrot Education & Adoption Center619.287.8200  Monthly seminars.

PMU Foal Quest – 760.787.1908
Adopt a Foal • Save a Life! At-Risk PMU foals from Canada. For more info call Penny Scott.

Project Wildllife –619.225.9202

San Diego Animal Advocates 760.943.0330
(Animal Rights)

San Diego Animal Rescue 619.390.7585
Rescue and care of homeless, abandoned, abused and unwanted Pets!

Shelter Pet Partners 619.390.9028
Foster Homes and Volunteers needed! Please call!!

Sky Hunters Wildlife Rehabilitiation and Education 619.445.6565

The Bunny Bunch –909.591.7200
Adoptions • Free Care Info • Low cost Spay and Neuter • Rappit products • Buny Sitting Service • Free Neewsletter • Volunteers Needed!

Wee Companions Small Animal Adoption –619.429.1978
Adoptions Only! Dedicated to the rescue and placement of small Pocket Pets, especially Guinea Pigs and Rats. Visit us on the Web!




Boxer Rescue/Referral 619.328.0792
boxeresq@cox.netCalifornia Siamese Rescue 619.334.2709


www.siameserescue.orgCoon Hound Rescue 619.667.5131


fourpaws@cox.netDachshund Rescue 619.479-.4791

Golden Retriever Rescue Foundation –661.270.DAWG (3294)

Greyhound Adoption Center

4821 Dehesa Road  El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 443-0940

Greyhound Connection 619.286.4739 (Oceanside, CA)
Adoption and Referral

Pit Bull Rescue of San Diego

It’s the Pits   Pit Bull Rescue in San Diego

Retrievers & Friends of Southern California 909.767.0289
Golden & Labradors Retriever Rescue

San Diego Spaniel Rescue   619.922.0545

Siberian Husky Rescue 760.731.0734

Southwestern Rottweiler Club of S.D. Rescue 619.645.8800



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