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.
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
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. Proof of ownership of animals must be verified. Animals must be redeemed within five business days. Animals will be considered abandoned should they not be claimed. If an animal goes unclaimed it may be placed for adoption dependent on behavior, citizen safety, and health of the animal.
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.