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Animal Services

City of Perris Animal Control
(951) 657-4134

Regular Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
6:30 am – 4 pm.
Excludes Legal Holidays

After Hours Emergency
(951) 359-2983

The Animal Control department enforces and communicates laws and ordinances pertaining to the treatment and control of animals and to educate the public on animal care. We are committed to providing responsive and efficient animal control services and animal law enforcement with compassion, integrity, and professionalism.

The City Asks You to Spay or Neuter Your Pets
Your best resource for low-cost spay and neuter options, as well as financial assistance options, is POPCO (Pet Overpopulation Coalition.) This non-profit organization can answer your questions, help you locate the spay and neuter clinic nearest you, and connect you with resources. Financial assistance is NOT guaranteed and depends upon grants and money available at the time of your inquiry. POPCO serves both Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The POPCO phone number is 1-888-664-5166. For more low-cost options, see the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

dog playingDid You Know...
The City of Perris services residents within the City limits only. Riverside County provides services for the unincorporated area, even if your address is Perris. If your house address has four (4) or less digits, it is the City. Five (5) digits is the County. You may reach Riverside County Animal Control call (951) 358-7387 or visit www.co.riverside.ca.us


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Animal Shelter

puppyThe City of Perris Animal Control contracts shelter services with the City of Moreno Valley. If you are looking to adopt a pet, or think your pet may be lost, please contact the Moreno Valley animal shelter:

City of Moreno Valley
Phone: 951/4133790
14041 Elsworth
Moreno Valley, CA 92551

Lost/Stray Dogs
Stray dogs with current licenses are held at the Moreno Valley Animal Services shelter at least ten days so that their owners are given the opportunity to redeem pets. Whereas for unlicensed dogs, the holding period is only five days after which time they can be adopted to a new owner or destroyed on the morning of the sixth day.
Here is more information on what to do if your pet is lost...

Here are other local animal shelters:

ANIMAL FRIENDS OF THE VALLEYS
Animal Control and Shelter
29001 Bastron
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

ANIMAL FRIENDS OF THE VALLEY
33751 Mission Trail
Wildomar, CA
951-471-8344

RAMONA ANIMAL HAVEN
Animal Shelter
690 Humane Way
San Jacinto, CA 92583

RIVERSIDE CITY/COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
6851 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA
951-358-7387 (pets)


Getting a Dog License

Dog with licenseLicensing of animals is required by State law and City Ordinance, as part of the prevention of rabies. All dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed at the age of four months. Animal Control Officers make every attempt to contact the pet owners of stray dogs when dogs are wearing current tags.

 

You can get a dog license by mail:

DOG LICENSE FEES
Unaltered Dog:   $50
Altered Dog*:      $10
Altered Dog**:     $  5
Late Fee***:         $15

* Proof of Sterilization Surgery is required.

** Owner must be a Senior Citizen (60 yrs or older). Proof of age is required.

*** Applies when license application is made after 30 days of vaccination, renewal, owning or moving into the City

Fees subject to change without notice

  1. Download and complete the Dog License Application:
    acrobat pdf Dog License Application
  2. Enclose correct fee that pertains to your dog(s). Make check payable to the CITY OF PERRIS.
  3. Enclose a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. State and City laws require that the rabies vaccination be valid for at least as long as the licensing period. No license will be issued or renewed if the certificate is not in order. EXAMINE IT CAREFULLY. Your dog may have to be revaccinated.
  4. If applying for altered dog fees, enclose proof from a licensed veterinarian that the dog has been altered. No reduced fees will be given without proof of altering.
  5. Rabies vaccination certificates, alteration certificates and license receipts will be returned to you.
  6. MAIL APPLICABLE CERTIFICATES AND PAYMENT TO:
    City of Perris Animal Control
    1015 South G Street
    Perris, CA 92570

Veterinary Services in Perris

This list is for informational purposes only. The City of Perris does not endorse any private business. City of Perris is also not held responsible for any cost of veterinary services rendered.

VETERINARY CLINICS EMERGENCY CLINICS

NUEVO ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL
830 E. Nuevo Road, Perris, CA 92571
(951) 657-1957
Majid Ahmed, DVM

PERRIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
257 E. 4th Street, Perris, CA 92570
(951) 657-3139
James F. Hicks, DVM
Robert J. Runde, DVM, MS

PERRIS VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC
2560 North Perris, Blvd, Suite F8, Perris, CA 92571
(951) 657-8389
Charles Hopek, DVM

ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC, INC.
12022 La Crosse Avenue,
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Telephone: (909) 825-9350

CALIFORNIA VETERINARY SPECIALISTS, 25100 Hancock, Ste.116
Murrieta, CA 92562
Telephone: (951) 600-9803

EMERGENCY PET CLINIC OF TEMECULA, 27443 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Telephone: (951) 695-5044