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
If you have an address with three or four digits in Grass Valley
or Nevada City you are in the City limits. If you have a
five digit address, contact Nevada County Animal Control at
530-265-7880 or 530-265-1471
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.
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 three months to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed before it is five months old. If your dog is more than five months old, you have 30 days to get your dog licensed after you obtain it or bring it into California. Dog owners who fail to comply with rabies vaccination or licensing requirements are subject to costly penalties.