City of Perris
Regular Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
6:30 am – 4 pm.
Excludes Legal Holidays
After Hours Emergency
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.
Did 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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The 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) 413-3790
14041 Elsworth Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
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:
SAN JACINTO VALLEY ANIMAL CAMPUS
ANIMAL FRIENDS OF THE VALLEY
RAMONA HUMANE SOCIETY
WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Licensing 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
- Download and complete the Dog License Application:
Dog License Application
- Enclose correct fee that pertains to your dog(s). Make check payable to the CITY OF PERRIS.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rabies vaccination certificates, alteration certificates and license receipts will be returned to you.
- MAIL APPLICABLE CERTIFICATES AND PAYMENT TO:
City of Perris Animal Control
1015 South G Street
Perris, CA 92570
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.
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