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Animal Services

The address of the Animal Care and Control Center is:

65810 Hacienda Ave.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Office:        (760) 329-6411 Ext 450
Dispatch:   (760) 329-2904 Ext 2

Hours of Operation:

Mon.—Thurs. 9:30am-5:30pm
Fri.—Sun. 9:30am-4:00pm

Field Services
Mon.—Thurs. 8:00am-5:30pm
Fri.--Sun. 8:00am-4:00pm

If you need to report an animal nuisance during non-operating hours, please contact Police Dispatch at (760) 329-2904 Ext 2. 

If an animal is threatening your safety at anytime, dial 911.

License Fees:

Type of License                                             1 Year   2 Year   3 Year   Late Fee *
Altered Dogs                                                 $16       $25        $35        $25
Unaltered Dogs                                            $100     $175      $225      $25
Altered Dog, owner Senior Citizen 60+  $10        $15        $20        $15

* Late fee is applied for each year license is delinquent

Make checks payable to City of Desert Hot Springs

The licensing of dogs is required by State law and County Ordinance.
Dog licensing is an integral component of the statewide rabies control effort.  
All dogs are required to be licensed at the age of four months and provide proof
of a rabies vaccination that covers the term of the license. An additional requirement is for licensed dogs to display the license tag at all times and to be microchipped. Dogs wearing current tags are held at animal shelters at least ten days so their owners can reclaim them. The Department of Animal Services personnel use the dog license, microchip, and any other owner information to contact the owners of lost animals. Any dog found not to be rabies vaccinated, licensed, or microchipped, will be cited.

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