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Lodi Animal Services


1345 W. Kettleman Lane, Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 333-6741


9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Adoption hours:

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Supervisor: Jennifer Bender

For Animal Services Statistics, click here!

About Animal Services

Lodi Animal Services offers the community many valuable programs and services.  We manage Field Response, Shelter Operations, and Administration of the Animal Shelter. 

Field Response

Animal Service Officers answer thousands of calls each year from people reporting or needing help with stray, injured, lost, dead, nuisance, or dangerous animals.  The Animal Service Officers (ASOs) prioritize the calls and respond to the location where they do their best to resolve the various situations that occur each day.

ASOs conduct the following field services:

  • Patrol the city on a daily basis
  • Enforce all animal control laws and investigate all reports of animal abuse
  • Pick up stray animals
  • Respond to animal-related emergencies
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Transport injured or sick stray animals to receive emergency vet care (day or night)
  • Follow-up on citizen complaints
  • File bite reports and quarantine suspect animals

Disaster Response

The Lodi Animal Shelter is currently looking for volunteers in the event of a disaster to assist with our services. To become a Disaster Response Volunteer complete the application and turn in to the Lodi animal Shelter.

Shelter Operations

More than two thousand animals are brought to the Lodi Animal Shelter each year.  The kennel staff, Animal Service Officers and dedicated volunteers work together to create an orderly and caring environment to best serve both the animals and the community.

Trained shelter personnel conduct the following services:

  • Provide food, water, shelter, medical care, and a clean and comfortable environment for all shelter animals
  • Provide basic health screening for all animals including a preventive disease control program
  • Vaccinate domestic shelter animals against diseases
  • Adopt out stray, unwanted, and abandoned animals
  • Humanely euthanize animals the shelter cannot place
  • Provide adoption and behavior counseling
  • Provide information and education on pet owner/guardian responsibility and care
  • Maintain records on all shelter animals

Administrative Services

Animal Services Officers, with the assistance of volunteers, perform a wide range of integral duties, including:

  • Overseeing all financing, budgets, and databases
  • Selling dog and cat licenses
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers
  • Publicizing and promoting shelter animals
  • Implementing specialized Shelter programs
  • Handling community and press inquiries


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The Lodi Animal Shelter is in need of dog beds to provide a comfortable warm area for the dogs to lay on. Click HERE to donate a dog bed to the Lodi Shelter!


Lodi Animals Available (Petfinder.com)
Stockton/San Joaquin County Animals Available

Visit the PALS Adoption Center located at the Lodi Animal Shelter

PALS – People Assisting the Lodi Animal Shelter

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