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Open Adoption Hours (no appointment needed)
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturdays through Sundays

Please enter through the Animal Admissions entrance
Please do not bring your owned pet to the shelter
Appointments are not required but are highly appreciated for the following services:
  • Reclaiming your lost pet
  • Bringing in a sick, injured, newborn/unweaned, or dangerous animal
  • Bringing in a stray healthy dog 

Appointments are required for the following services:

  • Surrendering your healthy dog or cat - Please go here for further information

We are not currently receiving healthy found cats. Please either simply leave them where they are or take them in and care for them if you are able.

Make an appointment by emailing 
AnimalCare@longbeach.gov or calling
(562) 570-7387

Appointments may be made during these hours:

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays

Please note: The shelter is extremely full at this time. There are many alternatives to bringing an animal to the shelter. We would be happy to assist you with options and resources. Your support and partnership ensure that Compassion Saves.

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Although there are currently no reported cases of canine influenza or leptospirosis in Long Beach, an outbreak has been spreading in since mid-July in Los Angeles County, impacting two animal shelters, multiple boarding kennels, dog parks and doggy day care centers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Distemper Outbreak 2021
Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is notifying the public of a critical animal health situation. A distemper outbreak has been reported, affecting more than 38 raccoons and at least one skunk, primarily in the east Long Beach area.
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