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 Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in observation of two City Observed Holidays. As well, Friday, Sunday and Monday are our regular days closed to the public. We will be open on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and back to regular business hours on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

• Thurs [2/12]: City Observed Holiday
• Fri [2/13]: Regular Closure Day
• Sat [2/14] Open for Business
• Sun [2/15] Regular Closure Day
• Mon [2/16] Regular Closure Day
• Tues [2/17] City Observed Holiday
• Wed [2/18] Open for Business

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.

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.


The City of Antioch is happy to announce the hiring of a Rescue Coordinator at the Antioch Animal Shelter. Revenues received from the Maddie’s Fund Grant will be used to pay for this position in full. This employee will work 30 hours per week. The primary duties of the position will be to coordinate with rescues and other organizations throughout the greater bay area in an effort to increase the shelter’s adoption rate as well as the number of animals accepted by rescues. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for developing and formalizing an Animal Fostering Program. It is anticipated these efforts will help reduce the percentage of animals euthanized at the shelter.




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

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• 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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