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 Feral cat trapping is suspended until after the shelter in place, has been rescinded.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.
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Anyone missing this beauty. If so call the shelter for more information. She was found on milestone in Turlock.
Posted on Facebook 1 day ago

Please contact the shelter if this is your pet. It was found on E.Marshall and is being held at a private home. Will not be available for adoption reclaim only.
Posted on Facebook 5 days ago

This little cutie was found at Crane park. Transport to the wildlife center for care.
Posted on Facebook 5 days ago

#A033815 the shelter named me Tilly I am a 2 year old female. No chip or collar.I was found on Drew/Hope . 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 ad...
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Posted on Instagram 8 days ago

#A033813 the shelter named me Roger I am a 3 year old neutered male. No chip or collar.I was found on Tully/Main . 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 establishe...
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Posted on Instagram 8 days ago

Rocky is home safe thanks to his microchip.
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

#A033813 the shelter named me Roger I am a 3 year old neutered male. No chip or collar.I was found on Tully/Main . 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 establishe...
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Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

Shadow has been reclaimed. Going home soon.
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

Please contact the shelter if you find this pet last seen on Golf Road.
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

All of the animals in this album have been reunited with their owners. Please have your pets micro chipped and wear their licenses at all times.


#A033781 the shelter named me Speedy, I am a 6 month old male Pot Belly Pig. No chip or collar.He was found on Colorado/Main Street. 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...
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Posted on Instagram 14 days ago

#A03378 the shelter named me Sunny I am a 2 year old female. No chip wearing a blue nylon collar.I was found on Sunnyside/Spruce. 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 b...
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Posted on Instagram 14 days ago

A032442 Sox is a 10 year old spayed female. Her owner recently passed away and there is no family to take her in. She needs to be a only pet home and will need time to adjust to her new surroundings. She is a sweet girl that needs a place to call home.
Posted on Instagram 14 days ago

#A033791 the shelter named me Elvis Pugsley. He is a 10 year old neutered male. He has a chip that has not been registered.He was wearing a nylon collar. He is blind, but otherwise very active. Found on Clark/Gabriel . Call for a reclaim appointment if this is your pet. All adoptions have been sus...
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Posted on Instagram 14 days ago

Princess is home safe and sound.
Posted on Facebook 14 days ago

***UPDATE, WE HAVE PLACED HIM WITH A RESCUE GROUP THAT WILL GIVE HIM THE BEST CARE. IF HIS OWNERS ARE NOT FOUND, HE WILL BE PLACED THROUGH THE GROUP INTO A FOREVER HOME. ***#A033791 the shelter named me Elvis Pugsley. He is a 10 year old neutered male. He has a chip that has not been registered.He...
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Posted on Facebook 14 days ago
Mac has been reunited with his family.
Posted on Facebook 15 days ago

A032442 Sox is a 10 year old spayed female. Her owner recently passed away and there is no family to take her in. She needs to be a only pet home and will need time to adjust to her new surroundings. She is a sweet girl that needs a place to call home.
Posted on Facebook 15 days ago

Simba is home safe and sound
Posted on Facebook 16 days ago





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