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Chico Animal Shelter

2579 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928

Phone (530) 894-5630
cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles & small animals at Chico Animal Shelter
1 - 10 of 56 adoptable pets at this shelter

Areas Chico Animal Shelter serves

City of Chico

Chico Animal Shelter's adoption process


Submit Application

Please fill out the online adoption survey located here:



Staff will call you to answer any questions you may have about the pet you are interested in and set up an appointment.


Meet the Pet

A time will be set up for you to meet with the pet and if it looks like a match, you will fill out adoption paperwork.

Additional adoption info

Cat adoption fee:$65
Dog adoption fee: $47 + Cost of Spay/Neuter (Co-Pay: $20-60)
Small animal adoption fee: $10.00 + Cost of Spay/neuter (Co-Pay: $25-50)

Animals are screened for temperament, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered before being adopted. Dogs are tested for heartworm and cats are tested for feline leukemia.

An adoption contract is required.

Adoption application

About Chico Animal Shelter

The Chico Animal Shelter is owned by the City of Chico and operated by the City of Chico Police Department. We take in all stray dogs found in the incorporated area of the City of Chico. People wishing to surrender their dogs are asked to call the shelter to make an appointment. The shelter does not impound healthy stray cats, including feral or trapped cats. Please see our website for more information about stray cats, and where to surrender owned cats. Although we are an open admission shelter, we follow the state policy that no adoptable animal should be euthanized. To that end, we work with rescue groups, humane societies and other organizations to adopt out animals.

Chico Animal Shelter's adopted pets