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City of Chico Animal Shelter

2579 Fair St.
Chico, CA 95928

Our Mission

The City of Chico Animal Shelter is owned by the City of Chico and operated by the City of Chico Police Department under Animal Services.  The city resumed operations of the shelter in February of 2012.  

Animal Services is responsible for enforcing all City animal related ordinances and state laws, including picking up dogs running at large and quarantining animals for Rabies observation. 

The Chico Animal Shelter houses and cares for all stray dogs found within Chico city limits.  These animals may have been picked up by Chico Animal Control, or brought in by a concerned citizen.  The Chico Animal Shelter also takes unwanted dogs from owners residing within Chico city limits.  The shelter maintains a waiting list for dogs needing to be surrendered.  Chico Animal Services is no longer accepting surrendered cats.  Owners wishing to surrender their cats are referred to the Butte Humane Society.

Adoption Policy

Although the Butte Humane Society is our main adoption partner, we also work with local rescue groups, and The City of Chico also has animals available for adoption. 

Cat adoption fee: $65.00 ($39.00 + $26.00 Co-Pay) Kittens and cats up to 8 years old. $45.00 ($39.00 + $6.00 Co-Pay) Cats over 8 years old.

Dog adoption fee: $47.00 + Cost of Spay/Neuter (Co-Pay: $20-50)

Small animal adoption fee: $10.00 + Cost of Spay/neuter (Co-Pay: $25-50)

Dogs are heartworm tested, cats are FELV/FIV tested, and all animals will be microchipped.  All animals are currently vaccinated for common canine and feline diseases, dewormed, treated for fleas (when necessary), and are screened for health and temperament.

Dog licenses are available at the shelter for the City of Chico.

The City of Chico Animal Shelter is located at 2579 Fair St., Chico, CA.

We're open every day from 12:00 Noon until 6:00 PM. (By appointment only)

  • day hours
    Monday 12:00 to 6:00
    Tuesday 12:00 to 6:00
    Wednesday 12:00 to 6:00
    Thursday 12:00 to 6:00
    Friday 12:00 to 6:00
    Saturday 12:00 to 6:00
    Sunday 12:00 to 6:00
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