Location and Hours

The Stockton Animal Shelter is the largest open-admission municipal animal shelter in the City of Stockton and San Joaquin County.


In an effort to increase our life-saving capacity at the Stockton Animal Shelter we rely on animal adoptions at the Shelter and at off-site events.

In addition, we rely on our partnerships with rescue organizations locally and throughout the nation and Canada.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found Pets

Lost and Found Pets can be searched through our online shelter management system.

License and Microchip Information

Licensing and Microchipping are one of two ways to ensure you are reunited with your lost pet.

Trap, Neuter & Release

Trap, Neuter & Release, or Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), and our Barn Cat program are two ways that we are improving the quality of life for community cats and residents.

Animal Related Complaints

You can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding animal-related complaints.


There are many ways to support the Stockton Animal Shelter through donations.


The Stockton Animal Shelter depends on volunteers to improve the quality of care and life-saving ability for the animals that come under our care.

Our Partners

The Stockton Animal Shelter partners with many local and nationwide organizations to improve the outcomes for the animals in our care and the community that we serve.

Animal Services