Town of Apple Valley closes animal shelter, reduces services


Apple Valley, CA – March 17, 2020:  Effective today, the Town’s municipal animal shelter is closed until further notice. Animal services staff will continue to provide for animals within their care, however adoption services will not be available. Intake of animals will be closed to the public.


Animal Control officers will respond to emergencies only, including for injured or stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints.  Officers will patrol and work from their vehicles but will not make contact with the public during this time of recommended social distancing and quarantining. Officers will not respond to non-aggressive stray pick-ups, licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints, or trapping and transport of cats.


If you believe your lost animal may be at the Town shelter, please call (760) 240-7555.


Animal Shelter Hours:

Hours of operation affected due to COVID-19 

Tuesday -Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Closed Sunday, Monday and Designated Holidays

 22131 Powhatan Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308

 (760) 240-7555

 Serving the High Desert/Victor Valley Unincorporated Region of S.B. County

 After-Hours Emergency (760) 961-6001

 Adoptable Animals

The Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Department consists of field and shelter staff that work together to protect public safety and provide humane animal care through sheltering, pet placement programs, education and law enforcement. Our philosophy is to promote responsible pet ownership, compassion toward animals and safe human-animal interactions. We celebrate partnerships with various individuals and rescue organizations that allow us to increase placement of adoptable animals into permanent loving homes. Working together, we all can provide a "Better Way of Life" for the animals in our care - four paws at a time.