Due to the pandemic, we are requesting that the public continue to conduct business with the department via phone unless an in-person visit is absolutely necessary. Dog licensing, nuisance complaints, and requesting information on our various programs can all be handled over the phone. If you are interested in adopting a dog, you must have an approved application on file before working with the animal. If you need an inspection, please call us to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at 707-464-7235, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Department of Animal Control is engaged in the enforcement of state laws, regulations, and county ordinances relating to domestic animals. Activities include dog licensing, operating the county dog shelter, maintaining dog license and rabies vaccination records, impounding stray dogs and livestock, investigating dog bites, quarantining dogs that have bit, investigating loose or nuisance dog complaints, and livestock complaints. Other areas of responsibility include licensing kennels, investigating potential violations of humane laws, picking up small dead animals for disposal from county roadways, and picking up injured domestic animals.