Video by Autumn Endara: Now's the time to rescue an animal and make a lifelong buddy.
July 18, 2020 (San Diego) - Look at these adorable furry and reptilian faces that are available for adoption now at the County Department of Animal Services. In July, the County is offering an adoption special too! All adoptions are also “touchless” to better protect you and our Animal Services staff. Visit County Animal Services to get started.
May 22, 2019 (San Diego) - In a salute to military members and their families, County Animal Services is offering them free animal adoptions May 24 through May 26. The department is taking part in the Animals for Armed Forces special adoption event over the Memorial Day weekend.
October 26, 2018 (Ramona) - A coyote is right-side up again after County Animal Services rescued her from a predicament that left her hanging upside down from a fence in Ramona.
The animal was apparently leaping the fence along a property on Royal Vista Drive Wednesday when her foot became caught. County Animal Services was called in after someone spotted the coyote hanging by one leg.
January 24, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – County Supervisors on Tuesday approved a proposal to accept bids from outside animal welfare organizations seeking to compete against the County’s Animal Services Department to provide services in the County’s unincorporated areas, including rural, desert and mountain regions in East County as well as neighborhoods such as Spring Valley, Alpine, and Lakeside. In East County, the city of Santee will also be impacted.
November 14, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - If you want to be sure to take home a new furry friend the same day you meet, here’s a deal for you. County Animal Services is waiving fees on all dogs, cats and rabbits that have already been spayed or neutered.
Photo: Animal Services worker evacuates pets during Border Fire
July 25, 2017 (Ramona) -- A public meeting about the County’s possible outsourcing of animal welfare services in unincorporated areas drew criticism last week from union members and some residents in this town, where memories of evacuating horses and other animals during the Witch Creek and Cedar wildfires are still scorched deeply into local culture.
July 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Kittens, kittens and more kittens are flooding County Animal Services so now is the time to break into your cash kitty and get the real thing. In fact, you can get two for the price of one!
By James Kecskes, County of San Diego Communications Office
May 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Kitten season is upon us and the County’s Department of Animal Services is getting flooded with kittens. The department is offering spay and neuter coupons to help lower the cat population: $100 for females and $50 for males.
By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office
Photo: Steve Gardner and his son with their newly adopted dog.
February 13, 2017 (San Diego) - Love is in the air at County Animal Services. Adopt any dog through Valentine’s Day and get half off the adoption fees. Then pucker up for the Valentine’s Day kissing booth!
July 18, 2016 (San Diego) - County Animal Services is waiving all adoption fees for its animals on Saturday, July 23 as part of the Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign. For the second year in a row, nearly a dozen local shelters will join a one-day, all-out push in cities around the country to give every shelter animal a home.
July 14, 2016 (San Diego) - Rover and 56 of his runaway friends are still waiting for their owners to take them home from the County’s three animal shelters. If they aren’t picked up, some dogs will be put for adoption starting Wednesday. Dogs often flee in a panic during Fourth of July fireworks, and the shelters had a surge of animals starting on the holiday this year from Animal Control Officers picking up dogs as strays or people bringing in lost animals.
August 8, 2015 (San Diego)--Thinking about getting a pet? Mark Saturday, Aug. 15 on your calendar. County Animal Services is among more than a dozen local organizations taking part in “Clear the Shelters,” a one-day, all-out push in cities around the country aimed at getting every shelter animal into homes. For that day only, County Animal Services is waiving all adoption fees on its pets for qualified applicants, and that includes a spay or neuter, vaccinations, a microchip and a free veterinary exam.
November 6, 2013 (San Diego) – Veterans are recognized for their service to our country in November, and County Animal Services wants to show gratitude to our military this month with a special offer of unconditional friendship and companionship from a shelter dog or cat.
“This is truly a win-win situation for both the pets that deserve a loving home and our service members who will gain a loyal, forever companion,” said Dawn Danielson, director of the Department of Animal Services.
Also Get Dog Licenses, Microchips and Rabies Vaccinations Sunday Clinic
March 9, 2013 (San Diego) – In an effort to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies this time of year, County Animal Services will continue to offer $100 coupons for spaying female cats and also make the coupons available for spaying female pit bulls and Chihuahuas through the month of March while supplies last. Coupons for $75 are available for both male and female dogs of other breeds and male cats.
Pet owners can pick up the coupons from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10 during a clinic at County Animal Services located at 5480 Gaines Street in San Diego. Owners can also get their four-legged family members microchipped, vaccinated and licensed during that time.
Horses of Tir Na Nog adopted three emaciated horses
October 15, 2011 (Spring Valley) --Three severely neglected horses that County Animal Services officers rescued last week during an investigation in Spring Valley have been moved to a nurturing new home.
The horses were adopted by the Horses of Tir Na Nog, a private nonprofit organization in East County dedicated to the care of horses.