Animal Services

Coronado Animal Care Facility ExteriorThe Coronado Animal Care Facility is operated on a contractual basis on behalf of the City of Coronado by the Pacific Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Coronado. The hours of operation are 9 am to 4 pm, seven days a week. The Animal Care Facility is closed on federal holidays. If you need to contact the facility after hours, you can do so through the Coronado Police Department Communications Center at 619-522-7350.

The Animal Care Facility provides shelter and care for impounded, stray and relinquished animals, and provides lost and found assistance, licensing, microchipping and adoption services. If you have lost a pet, contact the Coronado Animal Care Facility. Animals wearing an ID or license can often lose their tags. If the Coronado Animal Care Facility does not have your pet, you can fill out a report or leave a flier at the facility. The Animal Care Facility encourages all owners to check the shelter at least every three days while in search of a missing pet. If you are retrieving your lost pet from the facility, be sure to bring a leash and any proof of ownership you may have.

Animals available for adoption at the Coronado Animal Care Facility are adopted through PAWS of Coronado, a private, nonprofit group. To view animals available for adoption, visit the facility during its regular business hours, or check out the PAWS of Coronado website. For adoption procedures and inquiries, you can email PAWS or call PAWS or 619-435-8247.

Licensing services are available online.

Animal Services (Police Field Services)

Coronado Animal Services, managed by the Coronado Police Department, provides stray and nuisance animal pick-up, assistance for injured and sick stray animals, control of biting, vicious or threatening animals, barking dog complaints, animal cruelty, fighting animals, animals in hot cars, and lost and found assistance. Please call the Coronado Police Department at 619-522-7350 if you need assistance with an animal.

Spay & Neuter

The City of Coronado and PAWS encourages owners to spay and neuter their pets. There is a serious pet overpopulation problem occurring in San Diego County, which can result in unwanted pets being euthanized each year. By spaying or neutering your pet before it has offspring, you can be a part of the solution to this problem. Call your veterinarian today or call PAWS for a referral to a local veterinarian participating in a low-cost program.

Spaying or neutering is good for your pet. Altering your animals reduces the incidence of a number of health problems that can be difficult or expensive to treat and lets them live a longer, healthier life. In addition, spaying or neutering your pets makes them better, more affectionate companions. Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems such as running away, displaying nervous behavior, or incessant crying than those pets who have been spayed or neutered. Check with your local veterinarian for spay and neutering services.