General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Animal Services

Pet Adoption

Click on links below to see animals at El Dorado County shelters: 

Adoption Locations and Hours:

West Slope - 6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs, CA 95619
Shelter services (adoptions, etc.) Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Business services (licensing, permits, etc.) Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays.
For more info call us at (530) 621-7631.  

South Lake Tahoe - 1120 Shakori Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
This facility is open Mon. - Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays.
For more info call us at (530) 573-7925.

Adopter Responsibility:

To adopt an animal you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old. Provide verifiable identification.

  • Provide exercise, food, water, shelter, vaccinations, medical care, grooming, identification, care and love for your new pet.

  • If you rent, provide permission for a pet from the owner or manager of your rental unit.

  • Adhere to state and local ordinances relating to animal care and control.

  • Complete an adoption application.

Adoption Fees:

Adoption fees for dogs include surgical sterilization, heartworm test (for dogs over 6 months), first distemper/parvo vaccination, deworming (as needed), flea prevention, rabies vaccination (if appropriate), microchip and a one-year license (for El Dorado County Residents).

Adoption fees for cats include surgical sterilization, Leukemia/FIV test, first distemper vaccination, deworming (as needed), flea prevention, rabies vaccination (if appropriate) and a microchip.

Dogs: $120 plus 1-year license fee of $23 (Note: City of South Lake Tahoe license is $34.50)
Cats: $42
Small Livestock: $40
Other Small Animals: $15
Horses & Other Large Livestock: Fees vary. Check with Animal Services
For a list of all fees click here

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