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.

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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

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): $68.00
Two Year License (Altered): $33.00
Three Year License (Unaltered): $105.00
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 – $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

More Information

Spay/Neuter Impact Program (SNIP)

• Living in Antioch means living with Wildlife

• The Backyard Dog Cats Inside vs. Outside

• Pet ID

• 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.
» Shelterme.com

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 ®,  www.maddiesfund.org

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