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. 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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JUNE 8, 2020 SHELTER OPERATIONS

The Turlock Animal Shelter will be accepting appointments for shelter operations beginning June 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Shelter entry will be diverted to the Turlock Corporation Gate by appointment only. Feral cats will be accepted on Monday and Wednesday by appointment. Call 656-3140 for an appointment for all shelter needs. 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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#A034233 the shelter named me Rio. He was found on Legacy/Paseo Belleza. He was wearing a blue leg band no chip. It appears that he has not been handled much as he dosen't like to be held. Rio will be placed with a local rescue where he will receive the care he needs. If this is your bird, please call the shelter to reclaim.
Posted on Facebook 1 day 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.
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago

#A034197 the shelter named me Traveler. I am a 1 year old male.I was found on W. Glenwwod/Lander. I was wearing a blue nylon collar and do not have a chip. I will be available for adoption on 8-15-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call firs...
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Posted on Instagram 3 days ago

#A034172 the shelter named me Cooper . I am 4 month old male.I was found on Bristol Park/ Castleview. I was not wearing a collar and do not have a chip. I will be available for adoption on 8-13-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first p...
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Posted on Instagram 3 days ago
#A034205 my name is Duke. I am a six (6) year old male. My owner can no longer care for me so I am looking for a new home to call my own. I can be an inside or outside dog and promise to protect you. I like other dogs not sure if I like cats, however I am up to checking them out. I am a ladies man, so I may take time warming up to a male owner. If you are up for long walks, cuddle time on the couch or just going to the dog park to play with my friends, I am the dog for you. ... Don't count my out due to my age, I still have a lot of spunk. I am available for adoption on 8-13-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago

#A034199 the shelter named me Calvin.He is a 4 month old male. He was found on N. Goldenstate/Geer. He was not wearing a collar and does not have a chip. He is a super cool kitten that needs a new home. If he is not adopted he will be placed back at the business where he was found. He would thr...
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#A034203 the shelter named me Mocha.He is a 2 year old male. He was found on Lander/E. Glenwood. He was not wearing a collar and does not have a chip. He is a real sweet little man, that is looking for the love of his life. Unknown if he is housetrained or if he gets along with other dogs or cats. A...
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Posted on Instagram 3 days ago

#A034205 my name is Duke. I am a six (6) year old male. My owner can no longer care for me so I am looking for a new home to call my own. I can be an inside or outside dog and promise to protect you. I like other dogs not sure if I like cats, however I am up to checking them out. I am a ladies man,...
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Posted on Instagram 3 days ago
#A034203 the shelter named me Mocha.He is a 2 year old male. He was found on Lander/E. Glenwood. He was not wearing a collar and does not have a chip. He is a real sweet little man, that is looking for the love of his life. Unknown if he is housetrained or if he gets along with other dogs or cats. A new owner can spend hours walking, training and loving on this sweet little man. Single ladies this is the dog for you, he can be your new snuggle buddy. He is available for adoption on 8-17-20 if not reclaimed by his owner. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply.
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago

#A034199 the shelter named me Calvin.He is a 4 month old male. He was found on N. Goldenstate/Geer. He was not wearing a collar and does not have a chip. He is a super cool kitten that needs a new home. If he is not adopted he will be placed back at the business where he was found. He would thrive better in a home to call his own where he could make new friends. He is available for adoption on 8-15-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply.
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago
#A034172 the shelter named me Cooper . I am 4 month old male.I was found on Bristol Park/ Castleview. I was not wearing a collar and do not have a chip. I will be available for adoption on 8-13-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply.
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago
#A034197 the shelter named me Traveler. I am a 1 year old male.I was found on W. Glenwwod/Lander. I was wearing a blue nylon collar and do not have a chip. I will be available for adoption on 8-15-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply.
Posted on Facebook 3 days ago

#A031809 my name is Max. I am a 4 year old neutered male. I have always been an outside dog. I get along well with adults, children and other dogs. I like to chase cats, unknown what I would do if I ever caught one. I can climb a 6 foot fence so that will be a huge factor in who gets to adopt me. I walk well on a leash, however when left unattended I like to go for walks without my owner. I will need a secured yard and owners that can keep me active and out of trouble. I a...m available for adoption on 8-11-20. You must call for an adoption appointment @ 10:00 a.m. on the date of availability, first call first pick of available pets. No pre appointments will be issued or holds. Must have proof of home ownership or rental agreement at time of adoption. All other adoption guidelines apply. My adoption fee is $36.00 and I can go home the same day of adoption, so come prepared to take me to my new forever home. The shelter will provide all paperwork and an adoption bag too.
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

#A031809 my name is Max. I am a 4 year old neutered male. I have always been an outside dog. I get along well with adults, children and other dogs. I like to chase cats, unknown what I would do if I ever caught one. I can climb a 6 foot fence so that will be a huge factor in who gets to adopt me. ...
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Posted on Instagram 8 days ago
Reclaimed!!
Posted on Facebook 8 days ago

Reclaimed!!
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LUCKY IS HOME SAFE THANKS TO HIS MICROCHIP.
Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

Midnight has been reunited with his family. He now has a microchip.
Posted on Facebook 9 days ago

Happy adoption day. Thank you for adopting your new best friend from our shelter.
Posted on Facebook 11 days ago





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