Santa Clarita Animal Control

Santa Clarita animal control services are handle by LA County.

For a list of Animal Shelters and Animal Rescue organizations, please click here.

The LA County Animal Control Department operates Santa Clarita animal control and is dedicated to regulating, licensing, and providing public safety and humane control of animals in Los Angeles County.

This includes operating shelters, licensing pets, spay and neuter programs, vaccination programs, handling stray animals, and upholding local animal laws and ordinances.

The local office for animal control for Santa Clarita is located at:
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd.  -   Map
Castaic, CA 91384
Phone: (661) 257-3191

Hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Holidays - Limited Operations

More information can be found at the LA County Animal Control web site:


posted Aug. 20th, 2015 - 1:25am
Anonymous says:
I\'m absolutely astonished at how terrible these people are at their job. I watched a driver run a cat over so badly that it\'s collar with no tag fell off. The driver told me he called animal control and said someone would be there in 10 minutes so he drove off. I waited by the cat for 15 minutes when it finally gave up and passed. I then called animal control again to see if the driver had even called, the woman said he had and I told her I was calling to let her know that I believed the animal had passed and all she could say was \"okay thank you\". I waited a total of 40 minutes and no one ever showed up. I understand that animal control is used to control and keep our city safe, but if you\'re working with animals Id hope you\'d be a little more compassionate towards them.

posted Jul. 13th, 2015 - 8:37pm
It has been my experience that dogs do not bark for no reason at all. Hunger, discomfort, heat, there are a lot of reasons for them to bark, hoping that someone will help them. I read so many complaints about barking dogs here, but has anyone made any attempt to find out what the dog\'s problem is? If you cannot go up to the neighbor\'s door and find out, at least call the animal shelter or animal control to check it out.

posted Jun. 16th, 2015 - 10:46pm
Canyon Country Joggers says:
There is a very young baby horse being kept in a horse trailer in the driveway at 16906 Forrest St, Canyon Country. We heard stomping and whinnying while jogging last night and stopped to listen for a while. Then my husband drove by during lunch hour today (100 degree temps!) and peeked in the trailer since the car was gone. Sure enough, it is a tiny sweaty baby horse! It was still in there tonight. A lady was yelling in the home and we didn\'t want to knock on the door. Animal Control needs to handle this quickly!!

posted Jun. 9th, 2015 - 10:49am
Canyon Country says:
Dogs barking all day and night. For at least 4 years that I have leaved near by. Please investigate!!!! 19011 Fairweather Street in Canyon Country

posted Mar. 26th, 2015 - 10:21am
Sean says:
It seems that there are a lot of local complaints here. I am sure there is some way for these people to make formal complaints to their local animal control office. A good idea might be to include a special phone number or e-mail address for animal control complaints.

posted Mar. 24th, 2015 - 9:20pm
Two pint sized dogs are kept in the backyard of a neighbor who\'s yard is against multiple condo units. The dogs are kept outside 24/7 and bark incessantly late at night and early mornings. Talking to the neighbors, everyone is fed up; we cannot sleep! The offending dog owner is at 19868 Via Ott Lot #16 (gated community), please help!

posted Mar. 1st, 2015 - 3:50pm
I wanna make a complain about my neighbors dog they live in 23500 the olg road #34 they leave their dogs outside and they just bark day and night and they are 3 small dogs

posted Feb. 27th, 2015 - 1:56pm
Anonymous says:
My inconsiderate neighbors let their dogs bark all morning, day and night. After 5+ years, I seriously cannot take this anymore, there are so many times that their German Shepard is barking at 5:45am. At this point, I\'m looking into purchasing \"sound proof\" windows for my bedroom and bathroom to reduce the noise. It\'s crazy that I need to spend $3000 to $4000 to try and resolve this ongoing issue.

They\'re at 19602 Crystal Ridge Ct, Canyon Country. Corner house of Crystal Ridge and Monarch Terrance.....please help.

Thank you

posted Sep. 17th, 2014 - 11:24pm
DE says:
My neighbor has a horse in a corral without a shelter. Do they have to have a shelter from rain and sun? Located in Canyon Country

posted Sep. 17th, 2014 - 12:14pm
deborah motta says:
I just saw on the news where that lady left her dog in the car yesterday and went shopping and the temp was 105. this kind of thing makes me so mad!!! Please don\'t let her off the hook so easy. I think she should have to stay in the car for the amount of time she left her dog in there and see how she likes it. She said she didn\'t know the heat was a factor, come on! get real !

posted Sep. 12th, 2014 - 8:08am
Honnold drive says:
Sheriff K9 on my street barks at all hours of the night. Loudest bark in town. What kind of sheriff k9 deputy allows his trained animal to bark like this. *******!! But he\'s a sheriff so what can be done that\'s not going to turn around and bite me in the ass. No pun intended.

posted Sep. 4th, 2014 - 3:07pm
Advanced Care Animal Hospital says:
Please be aware the comment posted above re: our facility was made by a disgruntled ex-employee fired for numerous criminal offenses. We welcome any and all visitors to our facility, including Animal Control, at ANY time. Thanks! :)

posted Aug. 25th, 2014 - 4:02pm
dylan moat says:
I lost my cat! He is a Russian blue and is 1 year old. The last time I saw him was about a week ago. If any one knows anything please email me at thank you

posted Aug. 11th, 2014 - 3:41pm
Dear fourth of July!!!! says:
We are missing our Boston Terrier/Pug boy. We live in Castaic and he went missing on July 4th! You mentioned on here that you had seen a dog in the area that matched his description. Please elaborate!!!

posted Jul. 14th, 2014 - 8:18am
Lost a dark grey (blue) long hair cat near golden valley rd and dedre lane in Santa Clarita 91350

posted Jul. 11th, 2014 - 5:55pm
how do you deal with a hawk in your backyard?

posted Jul. 11th, 2014 - 10:06am
Central Park Walker says:
There\'s a group of people at Central Park between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning who walk their dogs without a leash. I encountered two this morning and reminded them that the dog needs to be on a leash at all times. No response. Continued to walk the dog off a leash. I see this group most mornings when I walk and they have their dogs running all over the softball fields and soccer fields with no leash. Can something be done about this?

posted Jun. 27th, 2014 - 11:58am
concerned party says:
Advanced care animal hospital has at least 20 or 30 cats in thier facility. The smell was so putrid i had to switch vets. Im concerned that the small location is ill equiped to house so many animals and they are living in thier own filth. Also many of them look ill and i fear they may be passing illnesses to thier patients . Please investigate this asap as many animals lives are at stake

posted Jun. 27th, 2014 - 9:41am
a neighbor says:
howling/barking dog at 19323 Lauren in Saugus.
the dog is left outside in the heat for hours and sounds in distress.

posted May. 19th, 2014 - 5:26pm
Disturbing the Peace says:
How does the City determine when a dog is disturbing the peace? Specifically barking? Most all dogs bark. Some breeds bark more than others. Legally how and where is the line drawn? For instance, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.?

I mean really...just because I don\'t like my neighbor\'s dogs barking all the time...where is the legal bite in the law...not simply the bark?

8.40.065 Public Nuisance.
A. Any animal (or animals) which molests passersby or passing vehicles, attacks other animals, trespasses on school grounds, is repeatedly at large, damages and/or trespasses on private or public property, barks, whines or howls in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion shall be considered a public nuisance.

posted Apr. 24th, 2014 - 10:58am
Deb says:
A rattlesnake is rattling at me in my backyard. However, based upon the posts regarding waiting over an hour with no answer, guess I will try to ignore it. 818535-9912

posted Apr. 14th, 2014 - 12:23pm
Disturbing the peace says:
Disturbing the peace
Hello, I want to make a noise complaint regarding my neighbor\\\'s dogs. They live at 29554 Meadow Street, Santa Clarita. The two dogs are left outside and bark continuously all day and even worse all night. They are big dogs and create quite a nuisance. I know when I\'m home when I pull in front of my home and the dogs start barking right away. Please, please please help!!!! I know I\\\'m not the only one in the neighborhood who wants the disturbance to cease. The other neighbor on the other side of nuisance dogs, talk to me about the dogs barking and they are aggressive dogs and should be put down. Thank you
Santa Clarita Municipal Code
8.40.065Public Nuisance.
A. Any animal (or animals) which molests passersby or passing vehicles, attacks other animals, trespasses on school grounds, is repeatedly at large, damages and/or trespasses on private or public property, barks, whines or howls in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion shall be considered a public nuisance.

posted Apr. 9th, 2014 - 12:32am
Anonymous says:
I have been listening to barking dogs for 3 years now. (Since I moved to Valencia) You pay a half a million dollars for a house here and you can\'t live in peace. The Sheriff doesn\'t get involved (which is a joke) and animal control doesn\'t do anything. Their compliant process is a joke also, all it does is play neighbors against each other. Michael Guzzo was a man living in the Phoenix AZ area who complained several times about barking dogs, (you can google his name and read the article) This poor guy was going crazy with the dogs and did not get any help from anywhere and one day he snapped and killed a family, their dogs, and then himself. The laws need to be changed regarding dog noise. First of all it should be against the law to leave your dog outside your residence when you are not home. Secondly there should be a curfew to bring them inside, maybe sundown? This a huge quality of life issue and should, without a doubt, be Law Enforcements job to enforce, not a agency like Animal Control.

posted Mar. 28th, 2014 - 5:16pm
Barking dogs can go suck a weiner

posted Mar. 28th, 2014 - 5:14pm
**** barking dogs

posted Mar. 5th, 2014 - 9:13am
Valencia Area near Kohls says:
Dogs off leash constantly on the Paseo. I have asked the owner very nicely to please keep his pit bull and dachsund on a leash and I get ignored. This is a daily issue, they walk up the paseo to the grassy public area near Huerta street and Del Monte. I walk my dog on a leash always, and I fear these two will run up on us.

posted Feb. 21st, 2014 - 6:06pm
Disturbing the peace. says:
Why won\'t anyone stop this dog from barking senselessly all gourds of the morming moon and night. I can\'t work in or around the house or garage die to his constant annoying bark. It would be one thing if there was a disturbance but in his case the wind blowing is a disturbance. What\'s more frustrating is the owner is home and doesn\'t do a thing to stop him from barking. I have had it and someone better do something. This is
What happens when a renter comes into the neighborhood. I have live here in this house for 15 years and all my neighbors have dogs. They only bark when they see or hear someone or something to bring our attention to. This other dog must be mentally I\'ll to bark as much as he does. I was hopin he would loos his voice but so far no luck. I would like piece and quiet and considerate
Neighbors. Is that too much to ask for.

posted Dec. 3rd, 2013 - 10:32am
Yikes!!! says:
Gee whiz.. I have been on hold so long that it gave me time to read all the postings.
I just want to report two dead raccoons on Soledad and Flower park area. They have been there for several days. How does the system work? Are the city employees obligated to report such issues to you? The Sheriffs?
Anyway, whomever is in charge of this site, I would suggest you monitor it as it seems like defamation of character by allowing addresses to be posted openly. Shouldn\'t there be some confidentiality in reporting? :)

posted Nov. 21st, 2013 - 7:16pm
Animal neglect says:
Hi, I want to report animal neglect. The address is 28312 Sycamore Dr. Saugus, CA 91350. There is a constant stench that is affecting our health and daily living. The owner of the two dogs living at the above address has failed to pick up after her dogs on a daily basis. The stink is so strong that we have to rush to enter our home to avoid the flies entering during the Summer and just long enough to hold our breath before seeking the safety of our home all year long. Today is specially nauseating after the rain. The size yard adjacent to my home reeks of animal excrement and urine. The owner of the dogs doesn\'t experience the unpleasant odors due to the fact that she enters her home through the garage. She doesn\'t seem to care for the wellbeing of her dogs or the wellbeing of the community. I\'ve made formal complaints directly to the dogs\' owner and to the home owner association via my landlord without any positive results. Please I just want the dogs\' owner to take responsibility and to do her duties as a pet owner. We want clean air to breath. Thank you

posted Nov. 14th, 2013 - 8:05pm
The neighbor says:

Hi, I would like to make a noise complaint regarding my neighbor\'s dogs. They live on 29621 Poppy Meadow st, canyon country. The dogs will bark for hours on end at night and it is keeping me and my family up at night. This has been happening for 3 months and we need it to stop. Please help!

posted Oct. 9th, 2013 - 9:59pm
Canyon Country says:
There is a dog at the end of Forrest St. in Canyon Country that is barking at late hours of the night. It is 10pm and the dog has been barking for over an hour non stop. These dogs also are let out on occasion, two are large German Shepards.

posted Sep. 24th, 2013 - 4:05pm
was attacked by two very small dogs by a jr. high school 15minutes before school got out the owner had no gate or leashes on the animals they need to be spoken to....27559 evingshade ave canyon country ca 91351 thank you just concerned for kids

posted Sep. 18th, 2013 - 10:35am
Frustrated Neighbor says:
The people behind me moved in 12 years ago, and the barking began immediately. I waited a while to see if it would subside, and when it didn\'t, I asked them to please take the dog inside. First, she lied and said the dog in her own backyard wasn\'t even hers. Then she told me it was an outside dog, and never came inside.
12 years. That poor thing has sat in the backyard barking on and off throughout the day. It is never walked or played with. The owners do no check to see the problem when it barks, nor do they try to calm it down and/or silence it.
I made two noise complaints, but was told that was my limit. I\'ve since been told by another worker going door-to-door checking licenses that I was lied to again.
What makes matters worse is that the noise doesn\'t just come from the one neighbor. I live in Castaic by the Middle School, and I swear, the entire area is like living in the middle of an animal shelter ~ people leaving their dogs in the backyard unattended for hours, and in some cases, days, and the county does NOTHING.
For those of you wondering where where to fill out a complaint, it\'s simple.
Above this comments section is a link for
1. Click that link. It brings you to their main page.
2. On the left side of that page is a box that says Animal Noise Complaint. Click that box.
3. You will be brought to another page describing terms. Scroll down to the bottom of that page. You will find a hyperlink for the Complaint Form. Click that.
4. Fill out the form and hope someone does their job.

posted Sep. 14th, 2013 - 3:37pm
Liliana West, a local realtor says:
I would like to know if anyone at the Santa Clarita Animal Control reads and/or responds to these comments because there is no indication of that and they are made with best intentions. I just made a report of a dead dog on the side of a road in my neighborhood, but I wasn\'t sure if these are received and acted upon, or the timeliness of such actions, so I waited on the long hold on the phone and spoke with a person.

Also, to the poster who asked if there are any laws against dogs barking all night, I feel for you because it happens way too often in my own neighborhood. The answer is that there is a Santa Clarita City ordinance against this and you can see it here: When on the site, just find the instance of the word \"bark\" (CTRL F on a Windows PC) and it\'ll take you right to it. Good luck with your complaint!

So I may have my question answered (hopefully :)), here is my contact information: or you can also reach me at 661-433-9378. Thank you for your anticipated response!

posted Sep. 5th, 2013 - 8:08am
I live at 27720 Stardale Dr Santa Clarita. My neighbor to the right of me (looking at my house they would be on the right side) Has there dog barking all night long. The dog will not stop and losing sleep each night. Is there a law against a dog barking all night long? It is the only dog at night on our quite street that is making consistant noise at night.

posted Aug. 30th, 2013 - 9:36pm
The neighbor says:
Hi, I\'d like to make a noise complaint regarding my neighbor\'s dogs. They live on 19611 Crystal Ridge Ct, canyon country. The dogs will bark for hours on end at night and it is keeping me and my family up at night. This has been happening for years and we need it to stop. Please help!

posted Aug. 23rd, 2013 - 8:35pm
A Concerned Resident says:
Two dogs on leashes in a garage. One dog was a medium sized dog, barely any fur at all. The second dog was a very small terrier between 10-15 pounds, brown, short fur. The small dog wouldn\'t stop barking so an heavy, large man said, \"This dog thinks it\'s funny when I tell him to do something\" and proceeded to pull the small dog up by the lease until the dog was hanging a good foot off the ground...hanging from his collar. The dog was hung like that for at least 15 seconds. We are concerned for the safety and well being of these defenseless animals. We tried to call but were left on hold for a long period of time. The address of the dogs is 27925 Arcay Avenue, Canyon Country.

posted Aug. 21st, 2013 - 8:20am
Found a small kitten near my apartment complex. The address is 24446 valencia blvd #700 apartment outside parking lot. I think it is feral and has been a concern because it is staying under residents cars. Can someone please pick it up?

posted Jul. 28th, 2013 - 2:45pm
Toni says:
Found dog but concern about infections please email back would like to adopt it

posted Jul. 27th, 2013 - 9:21pm
Unknown says:
We found a small baby bat near our neighbor\'s home, and we don\'t know what to do with her. Is there anyone we can contact to retrieve it?

posted Jul. 16th, 2013 - 10:27am
Doc says:
Dead Cat on the corner of Arbor and Oak Ridge in Santa Clarita

I was on the phone for an hour trying to reach someone ... it would be smart to have a better system in place for when people need to reach you. Looks like I\'m not the only one.

Please send someone out to take care of this. It\'s very sad.

posted Jul. 6th, 2013 - 12:23pm
HIRE MORE PEOPLE!!! Ive been on the phone for over an hour trying to make a report

posted Jul. 5th, 2013 - 2:00pm
Fourth of July says:
Saw a small dark pug looking dog with a collar on running around constitution and the old road. Could not get close to him. Last I saw he was running towards Mountain Terrace Apts.

Hope whoever\'s dog this is finds the poor thing soon.

posted Jun. 30th, 2013 - 10:54am
I am worried about the dogs next door due to being left out in this heat. One is a retriever with long hair and the other is cocker spaniel. These dogs never get a walk and left often. I can\'t enjoy my backyard because they bark and want attention. The address is 28457 Nicholas circle in Saugus.

posted Jun. 11th, 2013 - 7:32pm
loose dog unfenced unleashed says:
my neighbors dog is repeaty in my yard spreading trash
I\'ve talked with niegbors with no solution. How go I file a complaint?

posted Jun. 7th, 2013 - 10:27am
Valencia resident says:
We\'ve found two dead rats in the last two days on our property- we don\'t have any cats, just a dog and one of the rats with filled with maggots- should we be worried- is there an animals disposal service?

posted Jun. 5th, 2013 - 1:09pm
The neighbor says:
Hi. I want to make a noise complaint regarding my neighbors dogs. The address is 30216 Abelia Canyon Country. The owners leaves at 6 00 in the morning and the dogs bark continuously all day until they get home at night. One of the dogs is very angry and vicious with showing of teeth and hair raised on the back when seen over the wall. I can not concentrate on office work or even relax and watch t.v. We can not enjoy our back yard or even go out back without out of control barking and behavior. Thank you. The neighbor.

posted Jun. 4th, 2013 - 9:02pm
Anonymous says:
Hello, I want to make a noise complaint regarding my neighbor\'s dogs. She lives at 27622 Cypress Ridge Circle, Valencia. The two dogs are left outside and bark continuously all day and even worse all night. They are big dogs and create quite a nuisance. Please, please please help!!!! I know I\'m not the only one in the neighborhood who wants the disturbance to cease. Thank you

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