Police Department Animal Services

Animal Services




Lost & Found Animals

Lost Animals:

Please refer to the following checklist if you have lost your pet.


Animal Control Services

Welcome to the Animal Control Division of the Grass Valley Police Department.  We are proud to provide service to the residents who reside in the city limits of Grass Valley and Nevada City. For non-emergent calls, please call 530-477-4630.  All calls requiring an Animal Control Officer should be directed to 530-265-7880.

Emergency services for injured and stray animals after hours is available by contacting Dispatch at (530) 265-7880.


Animal Adoptions

The Animal Control Shelter serves as a safe place for animals who have been relinquished to our care, or who were not claimed during their stray holding period. We always have wonderful pets in need of loving permanent homes.  We never have to euthanize animals for time or space.  We pride ourselves in working with behaviorists, trainers, and specific breed rescues. Our primary goal is safety for our adopters, and our community.


Redeeming your Lost/Stray Pet

When redeeming your stray/lost dog, please bring your Driver’s License, a copy of your Rabies Certificate, and Cash or Check to pay your fees. The proof of ownership of animals must be verified. Animals must be redeemed within five business days.  If an animal goes unclaimed it may be placed up for adoption dependent public safety, behavior, and health.



California law requires each dog older than four months to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed.  Dog owners who fail to comply with rabies vaccination or licensing requirements are subject to costly penalties.  In addition to keeping yourself in compliance with City Ordinances and State Laws, a dog license can be your pet’s ticket home if he becomes lost.