Animal Services is dedicated to promoting animal welfare and public awareness which results in humans and animals living together in harmony.

The Antioch Animal Services Center is responsible for the enforcement of Local and State Laws relating to the care, control, and protection of animals and of our citizens.  Officers' responsibilities include picking up and confining stray, sick, injured, vicious and dead animals; issuance of dog licenses; patrolling the City streets; control of animal nuisance problems and animal euthanasia.  The Animal Shelter also provides adoption, volunteer, and education programs.


Antioch Animal Services will be closed to the public on Friday, July 3, 2015 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observation of Independence Day. We will re-open again to the public on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00am.

In the event of an animal emergency, please call the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441.

Although we are closed to the public, rest assured that the animals at the Shelter are still being well taken care of as Animal Care Attendants and Volunteers are working through the holiday to clean, feed and water the animals. As well, an Animal Control Officer is on stand-by 24 hours a day to handle any emergency animal calls in the field.

Please remember to keep your pets cool and comfortable with plenty of water. It’s a good idea to leave pets at home during the fireworks festivities with a TV or radio on as background noise to distract them. Do not leave your dog tied in the backyard as they may become frightened and entangled in their rope or chain and possibly suffer injuries. Also, be sure that your pet has an identification tag on with your current contact information in case it escapes from your property. If your pet does go missing, please come into the Antioch Animal Shelter on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:00AM and file a missing pet report.

Thank you and have a safe Holiday!

Antioch Animal Services has temporarily discontinued fees for owner surrendered cats

This means that if you are an Antioch Resident and you wish to relinquish your pet cat to the Animal Shelter, you can now do so for free. As always, stray and abandoned cats within Antioch may also continue to be dropped off at the Animal Shelter for free.

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All the animals are housed indoors in a heated/air conditioned facility. 

Special features include:

  • A room in which prospective pet owners can meet and interact with the animals
  • A fenced exercise yard
  • A grooming room

Antioch Animal Services is located at:
300 "L" Street, Antioch - Tel (925) 779-6989

Phone hours
Tue-Thru 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Open to the public
Tue- Thru 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

**The adoption center closes at 4:30. **

*** Closed every Monday, Friday, Sunday and all major holidays***


Phone Numbers

925-779-6989 General information …if lines are busy, please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call during regular business hours.

925-779-6984 Complaint line…If you have a complaint regarding a non-emergency animal matter, please leave a detailed message with address of animal and your information. One of our Animal Control Officers will return your call during our regular business hours.

925-778-2441 Police after hours emergency line…if you have an animal emergency such as an aggressive, injured or sick animal, please use this number. If this is regards to your own pet that is injured or sick please call East Bay Emergency Vet 925-754-5001.

911 If a person or animal is getting attacked by a dog.






License Information

One Year License (Unaltered):

One Year License (Altered): $18.00
Two Year License (Unaltered): $67.00
Two Year License (Altered): $33.00
Three Year License (Unaltered):  $102.00
Three Year License (Altered): $48.00

Licenses for dogs owned by senior citizens approved by the City of Antioch are licensed at a discount of 50% of the above rates. Microchips for dogs and cats – $22.00 Antioch residents, Non-residents $27.00, includes microchip implant and registration on the Animal Shelter database. Pet owners may additionally register their pets directly with HomeAgain Pet Recovery by sending $14.99 annually.

A Late Fee of $33.00 will be added when applicable.

For additional information or to purchase a pet license call Antioch's Pet Licensing service at 1-877-238-2698 or visit

More Information

Spay/Neuter Impact Program (SNIP)

2015 Spay Cats Dates:
Sunday, February 8
Sunday, April 12
Sunday, July 12
Sunday, October 11

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• Pet ID


• Friends Of Animal Services is a charitable, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to enhancing a humane Animal Services Program for the City of Antioch, California.

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There are many more animals available at the shelter, so drop in and fall in love!


• Animal Services commonly asked questions

• Adoption Program commonly asked questions

Animal Statistics

The collection and publication of this data is sponsored by Maddie’s Fund ®,

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