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California City Animal Shelter

5000 Lindbergh Boulevard, California City, CA 93505

cats, dogs & farm animals at California City Animal Shelter

Areas California City Animal Shelter serves

California City Animal Shelter is a city shelter run the Police Department. It is staffed by 1 full time animal control officer, 1 part time kennel worker and a few volunteers.

The shelter has 18 dog kennels and 14 cat cages. The city is 203.6 sq miles mostly open desert and has become, unfortunately a dumping ground. This shelter/animal control only serves the California City area. This shelter does not take pets from surrounding areas, only California City residents.

Out of area adoptions/rescues are okay.

Our shelter is located in a very rural area with limited foot traffic.

This is a video tour of the California City Animal Shelter from Jan 2016:

Here is a little about the city and surroundings from Wikipedia:,_California

Our city's local website:

California City Animal Shelter's adoption process


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

After the pet has been spayed or neutered.

Additional adoption info

SHELTER VIEWING HOURS: 0800-1400 (2:00) daily (this includes weekends).

If you call the shelter, it can take time some time to get back to you. Email is usually the best way to correspond - The main # to the shelter is 760-373-1115 or call the CC Police Dept at 760-373-8606 and ask for Animal Control if dispatch is required.

California City Shelter is rescue friendly, animals are free to 501c3 organizations but must have 5013c paperwork on file with the shelter. This shelter does not provide funds for any type of vetting.


$100/dogs, $75/cats, this covers the spay/neuter at our local Cal City Pet Clinic, $10 voucher towards a rabies shot, $20 for the California City annual license (not required for cats) $20 adoption fee and the rest for S/N
If you are adopting and not a California City resident, the cost would be reduced by the $20 annual Cal City license fee.

We accept credit/debit cards or cash.

About California City Animal Shelter

The California City Animal Shelter does not get much exposure and because it is in a rural area, walk-ins are rare. For the past few years, a very small handful of volunteers have teamed up with the shelter/animal control personnel to help keep the facility clean, get animals seen via various social media sites and transport.

ADDRESS: 5000 Lindbergh (if viewing on Google maps, address may show as 22512 Curtis Place), California City CA 93505 (located near the Cal City Airport)

SHELTER VIEWING HOURS: 8-2 daily (this includes weekends).

PHONE: 760-373-1115 (Shelter) or 760-373-8606 and ask for Animal Control (this is the best way to contact the Animal Control Officer)

ANIMAL CONTROL: 6 am to 4 pm Daily PHONE: 760-373-8606 (ask for Animal Control)

There is a continual need for: pine-sol, bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, mop heads (cleaning supplies) and tri-fold paper towels.

California City Animal Shelter's adopted pets

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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.