We will be closed May 28th, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day

City of Clearlake

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

New Surgery Fees 10/1/17

Female Dogs < 30 $110
Female Dogs 30-60 $130
Female Dogs > 60 $150

Male Dogs < 40 $80
Male Dogs > 40 $90

Female Cats $90

Male Cats $70

Vaccination Clinic

Every Weds (starting 8/30) from 10am-11am
Rabies $8, DHLPP/FVRCP $12, Bordetella $15, Canine Influenza $20 (while supplies last)

We will spay/neuter ANY Pitbull for the following fees:
Pitbull Male $70 / Pitbull Female $90 (Appointments are made the 1st business day of the month for the following month)


Stray Cats

Stray cats may be left at the shelter for a $15 fee, $25 for a litter of kittens.

Anyone in the unincorporated area of the county, and Lakeport, can put a stray cat through our Community Cat Program for free.  It will be altered, vaccinated, and ear notched at no cost to you.  You only need to release it where you found it, keep it, or find it a new home. (Appointments are made on the 1st business day of the month for the following month)  Learn more about our Stray Cat Program

Surgery Drop Off

If you are dropping off an animal for surgery, drop off is between 8am and 8:30am.

Pick up for dogs and cats is between 4:30pm and 5pm.  More info on our Spay /Neuter services

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 rate last year (15/16) - 75%

Live release rate this year (16/17) - 72%
*3% drop in LRR due to all the fire animals

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Warm your heart! :-)


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!