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For information on accessing Animal Care Centers and Services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/dacc-operations-during-covid-19-pandemic/.

Animal Shelter

The City of Thousand Oaks contracts with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control for animal shelter and related services. The shelter is located at 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills (818) 991-0071. Telephones are answered on a 24/7 basis. The shelter is open seven days a week, except holidays, as follows

  • Monday - Thursday, noon to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Animal Care and Control Services

Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing state and local laws pertaining to animals. Shelter staff rescue lost pets and make every effort to reunite animals with their owners. If their homes cannot be found, pet adoption services are provided.

  • To report an animal nuisance issue or the mistreatment of an animal, please call (818) 991-0071 or click here.

Pet Licenses

All dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Licensing protects your pet! You will be reunited quickly if your dog strays from home and is rescued by shelter staff. All funds collected from dog licensing help defray the cost of the Animal Care and Control program. The cost for annual licenses for the City of Thousand Oaks are:

License Type: Dog Cat
Altered: $20 $7
Unaltered: $60 $7
Senior-owned Altered: $7

To apply for a new license, pay license fees, or for more information regarding fees, visit the Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control website at https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/licensing/.

For further information regarding Animal Care and Control services other than to report an animal nuisance or licensing issue, please contact Marjan Behzadi at (805) 449-2328 or MBehzadi@toaks.org.

During an Emergency

During an emergency, special information regarding the care and rescue of animals may be obtained by calling Agoura Shelter at (818) 991-0071 or visiting http://www.evacuatemypet.com or City’s Emergency page for Animal Care at: https://www.toaks.org/departments/public-works/emergency/pets.