The City of Stockton Animal Shelter is known for its transparency and for effectively promoting the humane and responsible care of companion animals. With an annual intake of approximately 11,000 animals, we continually strive to improve the care and services we provide to the animals that enter the shelter each year. Our mission is to improve the lives of animals that enter the shelter and the services we provide to the public.  This is accomplished by the governance of animal safety laws, rabies quarantine, and providing top-notch veterinary care and other pertinent services to the residents of Stockton and San Joaquin County. 

Stockton Animal Shelter location:

  • 1575 S Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA 95206.

Hours open to the public:

  • Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., and on Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.  

Hours Administration staff and field services personnel are available:

  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Telephone number during business hours:

  • Call 209-937-7445

After-hours emergencies:

  • Contact Stockton Police Department Telecommunications Section
  • Call 209-937-8377