Effective December 20, 2016, Antioch Animal Services will only be accepting surrenders of owned pets by appointment. read more

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  

               Closed Friday the 23rd

               Closed Saturday the 24th

               Closed Sunday the 25th

               Closed Monday the 26th

               Open regular business hours Tuesday the 27th,  in observation of the Christmas Holiday.

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.

Close This Window


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

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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
*Friday’s 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

*As of 2/10/17

**The adoption center closes 30 minutes prior to the close of business**

*** Closed Sunday’s and Monday’s as well as all City observed Holidays. Please note, if the holiday falls on a day we are normally closed, the holiday will be observed on the next business day***

Phone Numbers

925-779-6989 General information/Complaint Line… General information or animal related complaints. If the lines are busy, please leave a detailed message, including the address of the animal as well as your contact information, and someone will call you back during regular business.

Or Send MessageSend Message

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 regarding 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.

More Information

• ARF – www.arflife.org

• Contra Costa County Animal Services – www.ccasd.org

• Contra Costa Humane Society – www.cchumane.org

• Feral Cat Foundation – www.feralcatfoundation.org

• Fix our Ferals – www.fixourferals.org

• Findtoto.com

• 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.

• Click here to see animals available for adoption with www.petfinder.com.

• Living in Antioch means living with Wildlife

• The Backyard Dog Cats Inside vs. Outside

• Pet ID

Thanks 1-800-PetMeds for the donation of flea prevention for our adoptable pets!

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


License Information
One Year License (Unaltered):

One Year License (Altered): $19.00
Two Year License (Unaltered): $70.00
Two Year License (Altered): $34.00
Three Year License (Unaltered): $108.00
Three Year License (Altered): $49.00

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 – $23.00 Antioch residents, Non-residents $28.00, includes microchip implant and registration on the Animal Shelter database.

Pet owners may additionally register their pets directly with HomeAgain Pet Recovery by sending $19.99 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 www.petdata.com/cs/ant


• 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 ®,  www.maddiesfund.org

Table 2008

Table 2007