Animal Services


The Wasco Animal Control Officers are authorized to impound any and all animals which are kept, maintained, or found at large in violation of any of the provisions of this section and otherwise enforces all statutes, regulations and ordinances relating to the control of animals within the incorporated areas of the city. The Wasco Animal Shelter only accepts and accommodates to animals within the City limits.

Request for Public Records

If you would like to request an incident report, case file, or dog bite report, please fill out the Request for Public Record Form (PDF) and make sure it is turned in to the City Clerk’s Office at:
746 8th Street
Wasco CA, 93280


Report all stray animals, call 661-758-7240.

Adopt a Pet

View adoptable Pets on PetFinder.

  1. Dog Licensing
  2. Intakes / Missing Pets
  3. Pet Redemption or Surrender
  4. Lost Pets
  5. Animal Adoption

All dogs in the City over four months of age must be licensed.  To obtain a dog license please visit the Wasco Finance Department located at 764 E St. For further instructions see Dog License Registration form.

  1. Directions
  2. Spay / Neuter Pets

Directions from Highway 99

  1. Exit on Famoso Road/ Paso Robles Highway
  2. Continue West on Paso Robles Highway for 10.6 Miles (14 Minutes)
  3. Turn left on Western Avenue then turn right at the first cross street onto 7th Street
  4. Continue on 7th St all the way to the dead end - Wasco Animal Shelter is located at the dead end

City of Wasco awarded $3,500 from Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement


Wasco, CA, September 8, 2020 – The Wasco Animal Shelter has been awarded a $3,500 Hill’s Disaster Relief Grant to help purchase pet food and supplies for the shelter animals at the Wasco animal shelter.  Since mid-march, the shelter has been forced to pay at least 30% more for food and supplies because local stores would run out of supplies due to COVID-19 shortages.  This grant will be used to help the shelter stock up on needed food and feeding supplies.   

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