San Diego Shelters


Shelters and organizations are listed alphabetically. Please note that the following list contains only Animal Shelters and Rescue Organizations in San Diego County with a web site.

Chula Vista Animal Care Facility
no official website yet, but pets are listed here:
130 Beyer Way
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 691-5123 or (619) 476-2491

County of San Diego Department of Animal Services (3 shelters)
5480 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

2481 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011

5821 Sweetwater Rd.
Bonita, CA 91902

Phone: (619)  767-2675

Coronado Animal Control
Available animals are listed here:
1395 First St.
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 522-7371 or Adoptions (619) 435-8247

House Rabbit Society – San Diego Chapter

4807 Mercury Street, Suite A
San Diego, CA  92111
Phone:  (619) 565-2869

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA   (3 shelters)

5500 Gaines Street
San Diego,  CA  92110
Phone:  (619) 299-7012                                                                                                                                           
2905 San Luis Rey Road
Oceanside,  CA  92056
Phone: (760) 757-4357

Escondido Humane Society
3450 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: (760) 888-2275

Other Organizations

These links are all related to animal rescue, protection, and abuse prevention.

The American Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

  • Death of a Pet (incl. phone counseling)
  • ASPCA Center for Behavioral Therapy (incl. Email Assistance)
  • Pet Care
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
  • ASPCA AnimaLand for Kids
  • and much more!
  • FACE Foundation
    FACE provides financial assistance for emergency or critical veterinary care procedures for pet owners facing financial hardship. For more information on how to apply please contact us at 858-450-3223 or visit our website at


  • Searchable National Abuse Case Registry
  • How to prevent animal abuse
  • and much more!
  • The United States Humane Society (HSUS)

  • Disaster Services
  • Animals in Research
  • First Strike (The Connection between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence)
  • Alternatives to Dissection
  • and much more!
  • Paws For Courage
    Paws For Courage is a network of shelters, foster homes, and transporters
    dedicated to giving domestic violence ‘victims’ a greater chance of becoming

    National Cat Protection Society
    9031 Birch St.
    Spring Valley, CA 91977
    Phone: (619) 469-8771

    Saving America’s Mustangs
    A foundation for the preservation of America’s Wild Horses.

    Helping Paws
    Escondido, CA
    Phone: (760) 480-0028

    County of San Diego, Department of Animal Services Rescue Partner Breed Listing, a leading senior care resource for family caregivers, created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like the benefits and risks of pet ownership, things to consider before bringing a pet into a community, pet adoption, and State- sponsored organizations that support both pets and their elderly owners.