General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Animal Services

El Dorado County Animal Services 

Locations and Hours of Operation


Notice - Shelter Holiday Closures: Dec. 24-26, 2022

El Dorado County Animal Services would like to wish everyone happy holidays! The county‚Äôs animal shelters in both Diamond Springs and South Lake Tahoe will be closed on Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 in observance of the upcoming holidays. Impound holding periods will be extended for non-business days. Animal Services Officers will periodically check any messages left on the Animal Services main phone lines during the closures.  



Animal Services 
6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs, CA 95619
(530) 621-5795
(916) 358-3555 Ext. 5795

Shelter Service Hours:

(Adoptions, Kennel Visits, etc.)
Open 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon & 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Closed Sunday & Holidays

Business Office Hours:
(Licensing, Complaints, Bites, Injured/Dead Animal Reports, etc.)
 *Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Closed Sunday & Holidays 


Animal Services 
1120 Shakori Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA

(530) 573-7925

Shelter Services and Business Office Hours:
*Open 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Closed Sunday & Holidays. 

Directions to Animal Services in SLT:
From the "Y" go west on Hwy. 50 through the town of Meyers and past the
Agricultural Inspection Station. Turn left on Hwy. 89, down approximately 1 mile and left on Shakori Drive.