Antioch Police

Animal Services

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Contact Info

Tony Morefield
Chief of Police
George W. Harding, IV
Animal Services Manager


Antioch Animal Services
300 L Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Tel: (925) 779-6989

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Animal Services

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We are pleased to announce that our volunteer program will be relaunching on August 2, 2021. Everyone, including past volunteers, will need to visit our new volunteer website, create a volunteer profile, and attend an upcoming volunteer orientation.  Anyone wanting to volunteer must attend a Volunteer Orientation before being able to schedule hours to volunteer. Volunteer Orientations will be held Saturday, July 24 at 9AM, and Wednesday, July 28 at 6PM in the Police Department Community Room.

Click here to sign up!


Animal Control Officers will continue to respond to emergency and high priority calls. High priority calls for service include law enforcement assistance, injured or sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous/aggressive dog complaints.

We have suspended low priority/non-emergency activity. This includes non-aggressive stray animal pick-up, leash law and licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints, and the intake of healthy stray and community cats.


Check online at to see if your pet is in the shelter. We will also be posting strays coming into the shelter on our Facebook page:

If you believe your pet is in the shelter, please call 925-779-6989 and talk with an Animal Control Officer to set-up an appointment to complete the redemption process.


Although the shelter is closed, we still have a lot of great pets available for adoption. You can visit or to view pets that are currently available for adoption. Adoptions are by appointment only too. If you find a pet you would like to adopt, please call 925-779-6989 and make an appointment to complete the adoption process.


Dog licenses can be renewed online or by mail. Click on the dog license information tab below for more information.

Animal Services is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and public awareness which results in humans and animals living together in harmony.

The Antioch Animal Services Center is responsible for the enforcement of Local and State Laws relating to the care, control, and protection of animals and of our citizens.  Officers’ responsibilities include picking up and confining stray, sick, injured, vicious and dead animals; issuance of dog licenses; patrolling the City streets; control of animal nuisance problems and animal euthanasia.  The Animal Shelter also provides adoption, volunteer, and education programs.

All the animals are housed indoors in a heated/air conditioned facility.

Special features include:

  • A room in which prospective pet owners can meet and interact with the animals
  • A fenced exercise yard


Antioch Animal Services is located at:

300 L Street, Antioch – Tel (925) 779-6989

Hours of Operation

Open to the Public

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Closed – Sunday, Monday, all City Observed Holidays and the regular day of business after a holiday.

To better serve our customers, we operate on an appointment only basis for anyone needing services, such as, the purchase of a city dog license, adoption of a new pet, or the redemption of a lost pet. Although the Animal Shelter will be open to the public during the hours of operation listed above, priority for services will be given to those who have an appointment.

Call 925-779-6989 to schedule an appointment. The last appointment daily is 30 minutes before the close of business listed above.

Phone Numbers

AAS General Info/Complaint Line


925-778-2441 Police after hours emergency line… If you have an animal emergency such as an aggressive, injured or sick animal, please use this number. If this is regarding your own pet that is injured or sick please call East Bay Emergency Vet 925-754-5001.

911 If a person or animal is getting attacked by a dog.


• ARF –

• Contra Costa County Animal Services –

• Contra Costa Humane Society –

• Feral Cat Foundation –

• Fix our Ferals –


• Friends Of Animal Services is a charitable, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enhancing a humane Animal Services Program for the City of Antioch, California.

• See animals available for adoption with

• Living in Antioch means living with Wildlife

Maddie’s Fund ®

• Pet ID

Spay the Bay

• The Backyard Dog Cats Inside vs. Outside

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Dog License Information
License Fees:
Altered License 1 Year $20.00
Altered License 2 Year $35.00
Altered License 3 year $50.00
Unaltered License 1 Year $41.00
Unaltered License 2 Year $71.00
Unaltered License 3 Year $109.00
Senior Citizen License Fees
Senior Altered License 1 Year $11.00
Senior Altered License 2 Year $19.00
Senior Altered License 3 Year $26.00
Senior Unaltered License 1 Year $22.00
Senior Unaltered License 2 Year $37.00
Senior Unaltered License 3 Year $55.00

Microchips for dogs and cats – $25.00, includes microchip implant, registration on the Animal Shelter database, and unlimited updates for the first year through PetLink.

Pet owners may also receive lifetime updates directly with PetLink by paying a one-time $9.99 registration fee to PetLink. Information about PetLink will be emailed directly to you after your microchip is implanted and registered.

A Late Fee of $34.00 will be added when applicable.

For additional information or to purchase a pet license call Antioch’s Pet Licensing service at 1-877-238-2698 or visit