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. 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 Feral cat trapping is suspended until after the shelter in place, has been rescinded.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 adoption or reclaims. 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 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 1 day 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 Instagram 1 day ago

A0336010 Cici female approximately 8 years old. No chip or collar. Found on Geer. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded.
Posted on Instagram 1 day ago

A033609 Chico male approximately 1 year old. No chip or collar. Found on East av/ Berkeley. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded.
Posted on Instagram 1 day 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 1 day ago

#A033615 the shelter named me Shamrock, I am a male approximately 4 years 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 1 day ago

#A033624 the shelter named me Blarney, I am a male approximately 3 years old. No chip wearing a gray collar. Found on Minaret/Marshall. 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...
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Posted on Facebook 1 day 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 Facebook 1 day ago

#A033615 the shelter named me Shamrock, I am a male approximately 4 years 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 Facebook 4 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 Facebook 4 days ago

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-fKXMnjno/?igshid=7r6hs0mf3bd
Posted on Facebook 5 days ago
A033609 Chico male approximately 1 year old. No chip or collar. Found on East av/ Berkeley. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded.
Posted on Facebook 6 days ago

A0336010 Cici female approximately 8 years old. No chip or collar. Found on Geer. Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been suspended until SIP has been rescinded.
Posted on Facebook 6 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 7 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 7 days ago
#reclaimed
Posted on Facebook 9 days ago
Chewie has been rescued.
Posted on Facebook 11 days ago
Rescued: https://www.facebook.com/renegadeawr/
Posted on Facebook 12 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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