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Animals & Wildlife

Animal control and shelter services are provided by the City of Laguna Beach’s Animal Services Division, under contract with the City. For more information, please click here to visit Laguna Beach Animal Services’ website or call (949) 497-0701. In case of an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Coyotes and Predatory Cats

Dog Licensing

Every dog four months of age or older is required to be licensed. The licensing period is January 1 through December 31, and a late fee will be charged for licenses purchased after February 28. New residents or dogs newly acquired are granted fifteen (15) days in which to comply with the licensing requirement. Applications for dog licenses must be hand delivered or mailed to the Laguna Beach/Laguna Woods Animal Shelter at 2093 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information, please call (949) 497-3552.

Pet Limit

A maximum combination of three cats and dogs, no more than two of which may be dogs, may be kept in any residence without a private kennel license. For more information, including to obtain private kennel license application materials, please call (949) 497-3552.

Spay/Neuter Requirement

Every dog six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, certified sterile, or licensed as an unaltered dog. Every cat six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, certified sterile, or meet unaltered cat requirements. For more information, please call (949) 497-3552.