COVID-19 Protocol/Reopening

While reopening services to the public, Lake County Animal Care and Control is following the following protocols.

COVID-19 Protocol

Lake County Animal Care and Control has resumed most services since the closures due to COVID-19. Currently, our Community Cat and Low Cost Spay/Neuter services have been halted due to staffing shortages and we are working to fill positions to begin these services again.

We are happy to announce that our Vaccination Clinics have resumed on Tuesday's from 9am to 10am. If you are looking to get vaccines for your dog or cat, please visit our shelter during those hours.

City of Clearlake

If you need animal control services within the City of Clearlake, please call the Clearlake Police Department at (707) 994-8251.


Vaccine Clinics & Spay/Neuter Services

Vaccine clinics have temporarily been suspended due to COVID-19.

Lake Evacuation & Animal Protection (LEAP)

LEAP is our county's animal disaster response group.  It is made up of two different groups of people:  the Animal Care & Control staff, as well as a group of highly trained volunteers.  All volunteers have completed the necessary applications, submitted copies of their driving records, completed the ICS training series 100, 200, and 700, as well as attend our annual training. Learn more about LEAP


Live release 2021: 81%

Live release 2020: 76%

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We recently celebrated Dirty Harry's 4th rebirth day, marking four years since i brought him home from the shelter.  Harry was a crazy, energetic, large pup when i got him.  A whopping 63 lbs. at 6 months old.  Harry grew to be a majestic 85 lbs of pure cuddly dog!  When i first brought Harry home, he knew nothing about being a dog.  That has rapidly changed, as our other dog quickly showed him the ropes.  He now enjoys long walks, playing ball, wrestling with his doggie brother, and running laps at the dog park.  Harry has also decided that despite his weight, he is a lap dog.  He really enjoys laying in my lap for a belly rub!

Since adopting Harry, we also welcomed my first child into our lives.  Harry adjusted splendidly!  He now has a little person who is willing to throw a ball, brush him, and dole out treats (and table scraps).  There's nothing more endearing than watching a massive dog take orders from a three year old.  It just goes to show how far a little time and a little love go!

I'm so glad we found such an amazing dog.  Thank you!