The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility's new shelter opened in the fall of 2001. We now offer many services, including stray and nuisance animal pick-up, acceptance of lost and relinquished animals, assistance for injured and sick stray animals, control of biter, vicious or threatening animals, lost and found assistance, as well as dog licensing. We also respond to cases of barking dog complaints, animals locked in hot cars, fighting animals, and animal cruelty.
If you have lost a pet in the cities of Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, National City or Imperial Beach, please go to the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility to look for your pet right away. Only you can identify your lost pet - do not rely on shelter staff to tell you over the phone whether your lost pet is at the shelter or not. Remember, animals wearing collars, IDs or licenses will often lose their tags. Once at the shelter, if you do not find your pet, you can fill out a lost and found report or leave a flyer. This is a very important step that should not be missed! We encourage all owners to check the shelter in person at least every 3 days as stray animals are taken in daily. Bring a leash with you and any proof of ownership you may have.
The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility encourages owners to spay and neuter their pets. There is a serious pet overpopulation problem occurring right now throughout San Diego county, causing in thousands of unwanted pets to be euthanized (humanely put to sleep) each year. By spaying or neutering your pet before it has offspring, you can be a part of the solution to this problem. Call your veterinarian today or call us for a referral to a local veterinarian participating in a low-cost program.
In addition to the many cats and dogs at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, the shelter also has rabbits, birds and even the occasional pocket pet (hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, etc.) as well as reptiles (iguanas, turtles, snakes, etc.). Animals are available for adoption to responsible persons, and adoption fees are outlined as follows:
Includes spay/neuter surgery (if not already altered), FVRCP vaccination, microchipping, deworming, and a free health exam.
Includes spay/neuter surgery (if not already altered), DHLPP and Bordatella vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, free health exam, a free grooming, and Rabies vaccination for all dogs over 4 months of age. Dogs adopted to residents within Chula Vista will also receive a free one-year license.
Includes spay/neuter surgery (if not already altered), microchipping, and deworming
Birds and Reptiles: $5
We hope you will come meet all of our wonderful animals awaiting new homes!
Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We are closed Sunday, Monday and all major holidays
Last pet interaction is done an 1 hour prior to closing.