Stockton Animal Shelter - Stockton, CA - Yelp

In San Joaquin County, cats are recognized as free-roaming animals, regardless of whether they are owned or stray or whether they are friendly or feral. Unlike dogs, cats may roam freely throughout the county, are not required to be on a leash, and do not need to be confined on the owner’s property. To prevent stray cats from overrunning your property, from being a nuisance and from constantly breeding, you may pick them up and confine them in an enclosure (such as a cardboard cat carrier, sturdy box with a lid and holes for ventilation or a cat crate/carrier) if they are friendly and bring them to the Stockton Animal Shelter. If they are aggressive or timid, we highly recommend trapping them in a humane manner. The San Joaquin County Animal Services does offer rental traps or you may purchase a humane cat trap at a local hardware store. Animal Services will not pick up cats that have been contained or trapped. You may surrender an owned or stray cat at the Stockton Animal Shelter. The Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturdays.

One group, Central California Pets Alive, claims that 76 percent of dogs are killed illegally at Stockton’s shelter.

STOCKTON -- The City and County Animal Shelter reopened its doors on Tuesday, after closing for three days when one dog came down with a bacterial infection commonly known as Strep Zoo.

City of Stockton/San Joaquin County Animal Shelter - Lost Dogs

Although the dogs and cats were taken to the Stockton Animal Shelter on Friday, they won't be there long. STOCKTON — Just three years ago, only three of every 10 stray dogs and cats brought to the Stockton Animal Shelter left alive, but the news has dramatically improved since then, according to data recently released by the south Stockton facility.

Stockton, California - Pet Adoption

Murrell said the situation is improving, pointing most specifically to assistance provided since 2012 by the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. According to Murrell, Stockton's shelter took in more than 11,000 cats and dogs in 2012 and again in 2013. She said the shelter only was able to save 30 percent of those animals in 2012 but boosted the figure to 50 percent last year.

Animal License Information - City of Stockton, CA


I foster Border Collies for Northern California Border Collie Rescue and the Stockton Animal Shelter Friends. Normally I have 2 Border Collies fostered at any one time. Fosters get extensive individual attention and are socialized and trained based on their needs and abilities. The only requirement is that they are safe and can comfortably live in a in door home environment with 2 adult dogs.The Stockton Animal Shelter can house as many as 200 dogs and as many as 150 cats, depending on the season, Zimmerman said. Currently, the shelter is at capacity.The County does not operate an animal shelter. Instead, pursuant to FAC 31106 the Animal Services Division, through the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, contracts with the City of Stockton for sheltering services of impounded animals. The City of Stockton provides for sheltering of dogs and cats.