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.
Like other communities located near wilderness areas, coyotes are a part of the local ecosystem. While most encounters with coyotes are non-threatening, coyotes can exhibit aggressive behavior and attack people and pets. Climate-related reductions in wilderness sources of food and water, as well as the presence of “attractants” such as off-leash dogs, free-roaming cats, pet food and water bowls left outside, and fallen fruit, may increase coyote activity in residential areas.
Every dog four months of age or older is required to be licensed by Laguna Beach/Laguna Woods Animal Services. For more information, please click here to visit the dog licensing website or call (949) 497-3552.
A maximum combination of three cats and dogs – no more than two of which may be dogs – may be kept in any residence. Residents wishing to keep more than two dogs, or more than a combination of three cats and dogs, must first obtain a private kennel license from Laguna Beach/Laguna Woods Animal Services. For more information, please call (949) 497-3552.
Be sure to do your research! Private property owners and homeowners’ associations may have additional rules and regulations regarding the number or type of pets allowed in residences.
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.