Animal Services
The Animal Services Unit works diligently to serve the public and animals of the City of Turlock in a professional and efficient manner with kindness and compassion. The staff is dedicated to providing education, protection, and the humane treatment of animals in order to insure a safe and healthy community and to promote the benefits of responsible pet ownership.

The Animal Shelter is located at 801 S. Walnut. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, and closed Sundays and holidays. You can reach us by phone at (209) 656-3140.

For emergencies regarding aggressive, sick or injured animals, please call the Turlock Police Department at (209) 668-1200.
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Important Information


Temporary appointments required for Animal Shelter

The Turlock Animal Shelter is available by appointment only for reclaims. The gate is closed and only accepted appointments will be allowed into the facility. Feral cat trapping is suspended until after the shelter in place, has been rescinded. Call 656-3140 for an appointment for reclaims only. License updates can be completed on line or by phone. All calls for service will be completed as staffing allows. Please call the shelter if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and support during this time


SHELTER ANIMALS
View animals at our shelter, including lost animals and animals available for adoption, as well as adoption fees and rules.

LOST & FOUND ANIMALS
What do you do when your pet is lost?

MICROCHIPS
Learn about microchip implants, and how they can help return your pet if it gets lost.

DOG PARKS
Our two off-leash dog parks in Turlock for walking, recreation, training, and socialization of dogs.

ANIMAL PROBLEMS
How to deal with dog barking, animal waste, animal bites, too many neighborhood cats, and duck problems.

ANIMAL EDUCATION
Educational presentations for responsible pet ownership and bite prevention.

PET SURRENDER
In the event you must surrender your pet, we may be able to help.

LICENSES & ORDINANCES
Information about licenses and certificates, as well as animal related ordinances.

SPAY / NEUTER INFORMATION
Information about why you should spay/neuter your pet, plus low cost spay/neuter programs in the area.

VOLUNTEER
Whether cleaning cages, socializing animals for placement in new homes or helping to make an event successful, you can be a part of the life-saving work we do.
On Social Media
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#A033606 the shelter named me Winston, I am a two year old male. No chip wearing a brown leather collar. Found at Park Knolls Apartments. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded. Date of availability to be determined. No ...
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Posted on Facebook today

#A033651 the shelter named me Bunny, I am a female approximately 6 months old. No chip or collar. Found on Serr/Harly. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded. Date of availability to be determined. No lists are being establ...
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Posted on Facebook 2 days ago

#A007215 my name is Makiah, I am a female approximately 3 years old. No chip or collar. Found on Serr/Hartly. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded. Date of availability to be determined. No lists are being established for...
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Posted on Facebook 2 days ago

#A033647 my name is Mia, my family has found me and I will be going home soon,
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago

It is that time of year again. Ducks and Geese are laying eggs, sitting on nests and getting into swimming pools. Please see the attached information for some helpful advice. https://dengarden.com/€/10-Simple-Tips-for-Keeping-Ducks-Aw€ ****City of Turlock residents are permitted to remove nests and ...
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Posted on Facebook 7 days ago

Ricko is home safe. His owner was in a terrible accident and he ran away from the accident. His owner is so happy that he was found safe and is now home.
Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

reunited with his owner thanks to a microchip
Posted on Facebook 10 days ago

#A033623 the shelter named me Ennis, I am a male approximately 3 years old. No chip or collar. Found on Georgia/Pedras. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded. Date of availability to be determined. No lists are being estab...
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Posted on Instagram 13 days ago

#A033606 The shelter named me Winston . I am a 2 year old male. I was wearing a leather collar. I do not have a microchip. I was found at the Park Knolls apartments. If this is your pet please call the shelter to make an appointment to reclaim 656-3140. Adoptions suspended until SIP is lifted.
Posted on Instagram 13 days ago

#A033616 Whiskey male approximately 1 year old. No chip or collar. Found on Flower/Broadway. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded. Date of availability to be determined.
Posted on Instagram 13 days ago

Wennie has been reclaimed by his owner. He has a microchip now.
Posted on Facebook 13 days ago

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-fKXMnjno/?igshid=7r6hs0mf3bd
Posted on Facebook 17 days ago

#A033607 The shelter named me Baxter . I am a 1 year old male. I was not wearing a collar. I do not have a microchip. I was found on Colorado. If this is your pet please call the shelter to make an appointment to reclaim 656-3140. Adoptions suspended until SIP is lifted.
Posted on Facebook 19 days ago

#A033606 The shelter named me Winston . I am a 2 year old male. I was wearing a leather collar. I do not have a microchip. I was found at the Park Knolls apartments. If this is your pet please call the shelter to make an appointment to reclaim 656-3140. Adoptions suspended until SIP is lifted.
Posted on Facebook 19 days ago
#reclaimed
Posted on Facebook 21 days ago
Chewie has been rescued.
Posted on Facebook 23 days ago

The Turlock Animal Shelter is open by appointment only from 10:00 to 2:00. Appointments are available for reclaims and adoptions by calling 656-3140. Cats are not being accepted at this time. License updates can be completed on line or by phone. All calls for service will be completed as staffing al...
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Posted on Instagram 23 days ago
Rescued: https://www.facebook.com/renegadeawr/
Posted on Facebook 24 days ago

All of the animals in this album have been adopted from our shelter. Thank you to the families that have chosen to adopt not shop for their new best friend.






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