Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Reopens with Modifications


On Tuesday, June 2, the Town of Apple Valley Animal Services reopened. Animal Services is once again serving our residents and customers in person. Like many other local places of business and Town Hall offices, Animal Services will continue to practice enhanced safety modifications, including requiring staff and guests to wear face coverings when entering the building and when conversing with others. Staff and guests will also be required to conduct a brief health screening and a no-contact temperature check. Following CDC guidelines, Animal Services will deny entry to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher.

During our normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Animal Services Officers will respond to emergencies, non-aggressive stray animal pick-ups and will patrol and work from their vehicles. Adoptions and owner surrenders will be done by appointments only. Officers will not respond to, licensing complaints, barking and nuisance complaints, or issue traps at this time. 

After 4:00 p.m., Animal Services Officers will respond to emergencies only. Animal related emergencies consist of the following: Severely injured animals (this means injuries are considered life threatening to the animal), vicious dog(s) threatening, attacking and/or biting citizens, livestock or other animals, and a deceased animal that is an immediate traffic hazard.  Please call our after-hours dispatch number at (760) 961-6001.

If you believe your lost animal may be at the Town shelter, please call (760) 240-7555, or visit and click on Adopt a Pet.


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.